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Favorite Books!

Hey guys! I don’t usually break the fifth wall – you know how much I love writing a story and just putting it out there. Without commentary, without introduction. But I’d love to hear more from all of you! So I thought I would share a list of my top ten favorite books, and then ask you to comment and share your favorites! I’d love to read them. 😀 Here are mine: Pride and Prejudice… Read More »Favorite Books!

The End of Rebels — and the 1 Disappointment from Dave Filoni

I’m going to take a break today from my usual topics to talk about the ending of one of my favorite TV shows, Star Wars Rebels! With Kevin Kiner’s Season 2 soundtrack playing in the background, let’s settle in to discuss this masterpiece of Dave Filoni. (Spoiler alert!) My family watched the final three episodes last night, and my, what a finish! It lived up to all my expectations! –except in one thing… The finale… Read More »The End of Rebels — and the 1 Disappointment from Dave Filoni

Halfbreeds

Chapter One — The Bullbeast The children ran as fast as their abnormally short legs would carry them to the edges of the Terrible Forest and there crouched among the brambles in the thicket. Once down, not a leaf stirred from place—these children were adept at making themselves invisible to Human eyes. Bobakin lay still and silent, watching the townspeople growing larger as they neared, when from the other side, the forest side, something else… Read More »Halfbreeds

The Little Mermaid: An Immortal Soul

“Far out in the ocean the water is as blue as the petals of the loveliest cornflower, and as clear as the purest glass.” The opening lines of this fairy tale immediately set the tone. Reminiscent of fragrance and translucence, Anderson prefigures the ending of his tale, when the little mermaid will become an airy wind, flitting about the earth, and doing good deeps to gain an immortal soul. But in order to reach the… Read More »The Little Mermaid: An Immortal Soul

Fairy Tale Definition #3

A fictional story that typically includes one of these three elements: Talking Beasts Magical Creatures (fairies, trolls, giants, unicorns, etc.) Magical or Supernatural events On occasion, however, there is a fairy tale that contains nothing fantastic within it at all, such as many written by Hans Christian Anderson

Fairy Tale Princesses – The Heroine, the Anti-hero, and the Victim

BY ELIZABETH RUSSELL It is a truth universally acknowledged that the fairy tale princesses of Perrault, Anderson, Grimm, etc., were written to be heroines, role models, perfect representations of the perfect woman; an archetype, if you will. Snow White’s habit of lying around in a coffin teaches girls passive acceptance. Sleeping Beauty reminds them that beauty triumphs over any difficulty. And they can clearly see that Prince Charming only marries Cinderella because her self-abasement after the ball is appealing… Read More »Fairy Tale Princesses – The Heroine, the Anti-hero, and the Victim

Fairy Tale Definition #2

Fairy Tale: A story that pushes the boundaries of the natural world, seeking to raise the reader to a simultaneous knowledge of both the supernatural realities of life as well as an innocent, child-like perception of creation.