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A House Full of Ginger

Gingerbread houses are a well-known Christmas tradition, not that I’ve ever seen anyone actually make one. They’re a pretty cool idea, though. The idea of objects made of foodstuffs is an old one in legends throughout the world, especially when … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales from the Final Frontier

I haven’t been doing a lot of book reviews recently, have I? Well, maybe I have and just can’t remember. Regardless, I just finished one book and had a few others I didn’t think I could say enough about to … Continue reading

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Sorta Fairytales

Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale, by Catherine Orenstein – An in-depth analysis of a fairly simple fairy tale, focusing largely on how it changed over time. Some analysts have placed a … Continue reading

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Put Up Your Babadooks

The Babadook – I had heard several people talking about this independent Australian horror movie, but I had no idea what to expect. I figured the title referred to some kind of monster, which it did, but it was more … Continue reading

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Grazin’ in the Glass

An Oz story I’m working on was inspired partially by a hypothetical beginning of an Oz book that Ruth Plumly Thompson described in an interview reproduced in a Baum Bugle from the 1990s. It refers to a daughter of the … Continue reading

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So Much for My Happy Ending

This comic got me thinking about stock openings and closings for fairy tales, particularly the latter. I’m terrible at coming up with endings. You may have noticed that a lot of my posts end pretty abruptly. Anyway, the “happily ever … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. Swineheart

I’ve been reading some of the earlier volumes in Bill Willingham’s Fables series, and the characters include both ones I’m quite familiar with and ones I hadn’t heard of before. One of the latter is the surgeon Dr. Swineheart, who … Continue reading

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