Amanda Ferris

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Amanda Ferris is an accomplished writer with over four years of experience. In the past, she has written for 2Blue Media Group, NearSay, New York Family, Townsquare Media Group's the FW, and the Camel Clutch Blog. She is currently working as a freelance writer for (The) Absolute, Pop Culture Rejects and LIB Magazine. In her spare time, Amanda can be seen at Tom Kane's Boulevard Bards reciting her original poetry and at Evie Ivy's A Dance of the Word events as one of the featured belly dancers. She has also been volunteering for Mary Jo Tobin's Love Wanted pet adoption events since 2009 and is dedicated to helping shelter pets find their forever homes.

“The Midnight Watch” Might Be About The Titanic, But Trust Us, You’ll Actually Want To Read It

Many historical fiction novels that take place on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic try to re-create James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster hit of the same name. There’s usually a love story between two young adults that often ends in tragedy, and lots of clichéd romance. After a while, these tired old conventions become boring…

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Why “Arrow” Season Four Failed Its Three Female Leads

The premise of the CW’s Arrow revolves around the former rich playboy Oliver Queen returning home after spending five years on a deserted island and becoming a crime-fighting vigilante known as the Green Arrow. Over the past three seasons, Oliver assembled a team of friends and fellow vigilantes to help him keep their home Star…

Why The Indominus Rex Is The Real Tragic Figure Of
Why The Indominus Rex Is The Real Tragic Figure Of “Jurassic World”

Jurassic World takes place 20 years after Steven Spielberg’s hit film Jurassic Park and revolves around the bioengineering company InGen creating a hybrid dinosaur called the Indominous Rex. Due to genetic tampering, the Indominous is very aggressive and managed to get out of her cage. She then wreaks havoc and even manages to convince the…

“The 100,” LGBT Representation, And Lexa’s Harmful Death
“The 100,” LGBT Representation, And Lexa’s Harmful Death

In The 100 season three, episode seven, the bisexual protagonist Clarke Griffin finally admitted that she was in love with the Grounder commander, Lexa.

Explore Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in “The Woman Who Would Be King.”
Explore Pharaoh Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in “The Woman Who Would Be King.”

Long before Pharaoh Nefertiti and Queen Cleopatra VII took power in ancient Egypt, there was a successful female ruler by the name of Hatshepsut who defied the usual tradition of having a male heir. In Kara Cooney’s The Woman Who Would Be King, she details Hatshepsut’s rise to power. She was married to her brother…

Muse on the Dangers of Technology in Jessica Chiarella’s
Muse on the Dangers of Technology in Jessica Chiarella’s “And Again”

Jessica Chiarella’s adult science-fiction novel And Again tells the story of four terminally ill patients who are given the chance to start a new life in genetically perfected versions of their bodies. However, each of the protagonists struggle with their identities when they receive the transplant: Hannah, an artist, has to re-learn how to hold…

Get Re-Introduced to Dinah Laurel Lance in Black Canary
Get Re-Introduced to Dinah Laurel Lance in Black Canary”

Most DC Comics fans know Dinah Laurel Lance (Black Canary) as either Oliver Queen’s girlfriend or as the feisty lawyer turned vigilante on the CW’s Arrow. Now, Brendan Fletcher has re-vamped the popular heroine in Black Canary and given her a chance to shine in the spotlight instead of just being the Green Arrow’s other…