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Everybody Loves Bremen

Since Calvin just recently mentioned the story of the Bremen Town Musicians, I thought it might be a good idea for the subject of another fairy tale post. I remember finding this one amusing when I first heard it as … Continue reading

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The Satanic Family Players

One curious character who shows up in at least two fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm is the Devil’s grandmother. She puts in appearances in one story called simply “The Devil and His Grandmother” (sometimes called “The Dragon and … Continue reading

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Let’s Make Some Magic

High Wizardry, by Diane Duane – The third book in the Young Wizards series finds Nita’s brainy sister Dairine becoming a wizard, transporting herself across galaxies, and creating life with help from a computer. As the book was written in … Continue reading

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All Females Is Poison! They’re Full of Wicked Wiles!

Back around when Beth and I got married and had our honeymoon at Walt Disney World, we had decided we should go back and watch all of the Disney animated movies in chronological order. She has all of them on … 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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A Grimm State of Affairs

This time, I have one book and one music review. Out of curiosity, do you prefer it when I combine these reviews, or when I make a separate post for each one? I think I generally prefer the latter, but … Continue reading

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You’re Everything a Big Bad Wolf Could Want

I doubt I’ll be seeing the upcoming Little Red Riding Hood movie, despite the general cuteness of Amanda Seyfried. The idea of making the classic fairy tale into a thriller is an interesting one, but I’m not sure I trust … Continue reading

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