Tag Archives: cinderella

Daughter of Disease, Maker of Snakes

Picture by Tero Porthan In my ongoing search for topics from mythology and folklore, and specifically in terms of ogres and witches, I saw a mention of the Syojatar (properly spelled with marks above the letters, but that’s a hassle) … Continue reading

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The Odd Quartet

Hail, Caesar! – I’m actually not sure what the point of this movie was supposed to be. It’s basically a collection of semi-related vignettes about a Hollywood studio, all of which are resolved pretty quickly. Is there a message other … 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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Big, Bad, and Genetically Engineered

Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer – The second volume in the Lunar Chronicles turns to another fairy tale, “Little Red Riding Hood.” Since this story is shorter and less involved than “Cinderella,” there aren’t quite as many references to the original … Continue reading

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A Cyborg Fairytale

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer – Since the author of this book commented on my journal several times, I pretty much felt obligated to read it. I checked it out from the library instead of buying it, but I’m low on … Continue reading

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Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Blog

We finally got around to Cinderella this evening. I know this was one of Walt Disney’s own favorites (if not his overall favorite), and I really can’t say I’ve heard of anyone NOT liking it. Like Snow White, it uses … Continue reading

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That’s What Woods Are For

I’ve told some of you the story (well, anecdote, really; I don’t know that it counts as a story) about how I was supposed to see Into the Woods with my ninth grade German class, but the trip was snowed … Continue reading

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Hiding in an Ass’s Hide

Picture by Cathy Delanssay This week’s fairy tale is one I just recently read, “Donkeyskin,” a story of attempted incestuous rape and a donkey that craps out gold coins. There are actually several varieties on this tale, with different cultures … Continue reading

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Vasilisa’s Venture

Those of you who know me might be aware of how I tend to be in the middle of several books at a time. I recently finished Diane Wynne Jones’s House of Many Ways (the review should be coming soon), … Continue reading

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Stepping on Stepmothers

One archetype that shows up a lot in fairy tales is that of the evil stepmother. Actually, some of them were apparently added in when the stories were already quite old. According to The Annotated Brothers Grimm, the Grimms’ earliest … Continue reading

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