What I want in a heroine is someone who is not necessarily “like” me, but she needs to be relatable

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Someone who I can understand their situation and how they got there, and have sympathy. Or if I won’t find out all of that until later, there’s got to be something about her I “get” and I can relate to. What leaves me cold in a heroine is someone who acts irrationally for no reason except plot convenience, or is overly dramatic/weak/passive.

https://josielynnromance.wordpress.com/2021/06/01/what-do-you-look-for-in-a-heroine

Students aren’t coming into our library as much and there is no open book exchange so trying to get my kids to read feels much harder and they aren’t as excited to participate in the #bookselfie

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In our library last year we created a “Bookstagram” bulletin board for students to take a picture with their book and give a reason why they liked it. Pictures were printed and put onto the bulletin board. I was excited to see even my students who were not avid readers want to read a book to get their photo on the wall.

https://misslmoon.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/but-wait-i-love-that-book-why-dont-my-students

Genres are systems of expectations and conventions, that circulate between industry, text, and subject

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Overall, genres create expectations, hopes and promises bringing pleasures if these hopes and promises are fulfilled. The idea of audience foreknowledge will lead to a certain set of expectations. Since film industry is made because of the audience and for the audience, so to catch the trends and audience’s attention, is this the reason why genres change over time? Indeed, the more the world develops, the more people expect.

https://duyenhuynh201.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/genre-and-its-what-whyand-how

I’m interested in learning more about how crime discourses — cultural representations of and engagements with ‘crime’ — are shaped by, and shape, identities, communities, and structures that we take for granted

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Who do you like learning about crime discourse from? Who are the journalists, cultural critics, or crime podcasters that you love? You know, the intermediaries who talk about the ways that others talk about crime? The folks who sift through crime narratives and re-narrate them for you in a way that satisfies both your interest in crime and your sense of critical analysis?

https://crimediscourse.com/2021/01/05/what-is-this-blog

Unlike in our lives, mainstream media commonly portrays relationships as experiencing either the highest of highs or the lowest or lows

Keywords: leisure , review , before sunrise , netflix , filipino movies , tagalog movies , tayo sa huling buwan ng taon , us at the end of the year , sleepless , hopeless romantic

When we think of romance films, we imagine poetic lines and grand gestures—the handsome jock braving the rain to follow the girl of his dreams and profess his undying love in front of a huge crowd. In actuality, this picture is not an accurate depiction of love in the mundane routine of our daily lives.

https://girlaftercoffee.wordpress.com/2020/09/07/finding-love-in-the-everyday-quiet-and-mundane

Comics’ audience’s memory already contains an entirely fleshed-out story to conjure up with only the slightest reminder

Keywords: commentary , critique , entertainment , essay , film , inspiration , inspirational , memory , motivation , motivational , nostalgia , nostalgic , story , stroytelling , writing

The truth of the matter is that a memory, of any kind, is an incredibly powerful thing. Nostalgia is simply one useful manifestation of memory, and as such it carries a great amount of influence on the audience…and requires a great deal of responsibility not to misuse.

https://disneymagicfanatic.com/2020/06/18/the-power-of-nostalgia-and-how-its-been-misused