Following on from my 'All Kinds of Fur' post, I did some more research into witchlike princesses. I made a poll on Twitter asking people which they would prefer to be. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of witch, with the strongest reason having magical powers. Some also specified they would like to be a 'good' witch.... Continue Reading →
This essay was my final project for The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic's witches in folklore and literature course, delivered by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman. The course was extremely informative and fun, and a great opportunity to share ideas with like-minded people. I highly recommend keeping an eye out for their future courses. Credit to Sara and... Continue Reading →
Sleeping Beauty is always destined to fall asleep. But that's not all her future holds, and the line between death and sleep is not always apparent.
Charming is an independent short film about the fairy tale hero, Prince Charming. Why does he save all these princesses, & what is his happy ending like?
I've been thinking a lot about hearts recently. They're funny things, aren't they? Or at least our perception of them is. When we talk of hearts, instead of organs pumping blood around our bodies they become personified, almost magical things capable of love and adventure. They are strong and wild, and do not listen to reason. Can't... Continue Reading →
Deer legends are found all over the world, and they have a lot to say about how we interact with wildlife.
I'm sure you've heard of Hello Kitty, and possibly how she's actually a British schoolgirl (if you haven't then read that article, and prepare to gawp with incredulity for at least 10 minutes). But what about Sanrio's other characters? There are many of them, and they all have their own stories. In the case of My Melody, her... Continue Reading →
There's a lot of hype about Beauty and the Beast at the moment, with Disney's live action film on the horizon, the legendary Angela Lansbury taking to the stage to sing on the animated film's 25th anniversary, and the English release of La Belle et la Bête. To add to this melting pot of excitement,... Continue Reading →
I tend to only write book reviews when a book really riles me up, either for good or bad reasons. In the case of Uprooted, it's other reviewers who have done this and so I feel the need to throw in my views on what I thought was actually a reasonably good book. So, before y'all be reading other... Continue Reading →