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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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Go Monkey Go

I’ve been reading the Fables comic series on and off for a few years now, and I’ve now finished all but the final volume. There’s one ongoing plotline that specifically involves the Land of Oz, and it doesn’t look like … Continue reading

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Leave the Real World Far Behind

If you’ve watched the DiC Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoons, you’ll know that the inhabitants of the Mushroom World are always referring to the Earth we know as “the real world.” Wouldn’t their own world be more real to them? … Continue reading

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Staging a Coup

Despite the phenomenal success of the 1939 MGM film version of The Wizard of Oz, adaptations of the other Oz books have never been particularly successful. I’m sure this is partially BECAUSE of the MGM movie’s success, as well as … Continue reading

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Cole Mining

While we know that Old King Cole was a merry old soul with a love for music, whether he actually existed is a matter of some debate. There are records of a few different British rulers named Coel, dating back … Continue reading

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Fable, Fable, Set the Table

I wrote something about Bill Willingham’s Fables comics in this post, but since then I’ve read much more of the series. The local library system had all of the trade paperback collections up through Volume 16. I’m anxious to read … Continue reading

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Ozma vs. Pragmatism

It’s almost the twenty-first of August, which means it’s time to celebrate the birthday of Ozma, Royal Ruler of Oz. Okay, I don’t know that I’m really going to be doing much celebrating, but I do like to acknowledge it. … Continue reading

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