Thursday, 26 March 2015

Dissertation on Disney.

This year is my final year at university. *Sad face* and this year I decided to write a dissertation instead of creating a short film or a magazine. I know, crazy right!?

Before you start thinking I’m mad because I chose to write 10,000 words on one subject, let me just explain what I’m actually writing my dissertation about!

I’ve decided to write it on Disney. It. Is. Great. I’m one of the very few people that are actually enjoying writing their dissertation. I’m not writing on just any Disney film either, I’m writing on the Disney Princesses. Not many people can say they enjoy what they write about J I mean, I’m in the library watching Disney movies! And it’s actually for my work! I’m mainly focusing on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Little Mermaid and Frozen.

To be fair though, it’s not all watching films (I almost cried over the ending to Beauty and the Beast in the library the other day – how sad). I have had to do a lot of research into the films themselves and into feminist film theory. My thesis is about how both men and women are represented in the films, and how the relationships between the two are portrayed. I still find it pretty interesting but going through feminist film theory is a bit dull after a while.

I have to admit, it is pretty difficult to find books about the Disney Princesses and even harder to find books about gender representations within the Disney animations. I can hardly find books about Disney’s Frozen!! I am enjoying it though. I’m a feminist so to research this is interesting (even if it does get extremely boring). What’s your Dissertation about?

Sunday, 1 March 2015


Playboy and this year it was Carnival theme! I was super excited because I had bought my entire outfit and was so excited to see what everyone else was wearing!

I got all of my outfit accessories from eBay. I got a feather headdress, feather wings and extra feathers. When they arrived I glued the extra feathers to the headdress and the feather wings to make them appear bigger. I then went over the feather wings with gold glitter paint to give them a bit of extra sparkle!

The night went really well and everyone looked amazing. We had stalls selling sweets, a lucky dip box, girls selling shots, a piƱata and we also had limbo which went down really well and everyone had so much fun. The music was really popular as well and just as doors closed it got so busy. American Football Mariners won the prize for most people from one sports team. It’s nice to have the support from our friends and other sports teams as well.

I felt like I got to know my Mermaids so much better because everyone was relaxed and enjoying themselves. We made quite a lot of money so we were all really pleased with how the night went. 

Here are some pictures from the night.

Mermaid love xox