Why We Need The Old Bloody Fairy Tales

Fairy tales don't tell children dragons exist. They already know that. Fairy tales tell children dragons can be killed. ~ G. K. Chesterton For me, this is the fundamental purpose of fairy tales. I'm talking about old fairy tales, here, like Ashputtle, the Grimm Brothers' version of Cinderella, where the step-sisters carve up their feet... Continue Reading →

Done! (NaNoWriMo 2010: Rapunzel)

I just finished writing my Nanowrimo novel for the year, and I'm feeling elated. For those of you who don't know, November is National Novel Writing Month, and every year, more and  more people sign on to try to write a 50,000 word novel in just thirty days. It is both exhilarating and aggravating. This... Continue Reading →

Movie of the Week: Penelope

I came across this movie almost accidently when I was looking over the DVD rack at a big box store. Having a penchant for fantasy, including magic and fairy tales, I was drawn by the advertising, but I bought the movie (even though I had never heard of it) for the cast, which includes Christina... Continue Reading →

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