Tag: fairy tales

Fairy Tale Legacy: The Little Mermaid

Fairy Tale Legacy: The Little Mermaid

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. The Little Mermaid may be one of my favorite Disney movies for no other reason than they took an intensely tragic fairy tale and gave […]

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
Cinderella: film review

Cinderella: film review

If I’m being completely honest, I was a bit skeptical before I saw Cinderella. The trailer didn’t impress me that much; it was a bit fluffy, a bit too earnest without the depth to sustain some of the lines and the performances. Still, I was hoping it was going to be good; hoping for something […]

March 16, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
Fairy Tale Legacy: Beauty and the Beast

Fairy Tale Legacy: Beauty and the Beast

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. How anyone could consider Beauty a passive heroine is beyond me. She’s actually very typical of the second era of Disney films from the 90s […]

March 2, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
Fairy Tale Legacy: Cinderella

Fairy Tale Legacy: Cinderella

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. Cinderella may be one of the most retold of the fairy tales in our society. And so rather by default, most often falls victim to […]

February 2, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
Fairy Tale Legacy: Sleeping Beauty

Fairy Tale Legacy: Sleeping Beauty

We have this false idea that fairy tales are about weak and passive heroines, damsels in distress. So we are always fighting against a fairy tale legacy that doesn’t exist. Sleeping Beauty has always been one of my favorites. Which is difficult because she is the most passive of the fairy tale heroines. The course […]

January 19, 2015 | Posted in Story Courses
the fairy tale legacy

the fairy tale legacy

While drafting one of my posts for Sci-Fi November I hit upon the fairy tale legacy. It’s something I’ve recognized for a while, you probably have too even before I gave it a term. The fairy tale legacy is what everyone seems to be constantly fighting against – the idea of a princess that needs […]

December 22, 2014 | Posted in Story Courses
the place where fairy tales and super heroes meet

the place where fairy tales and super heroes meet

I just finished reading book two in the Sword of Truth series, Stone of Tears. and it’s got me thinking. [If you haven’t read Stone of Tears you should stop right now because what follows is full of spoilers. If you have, or if you never plan on reading it than proceed…] Because awful, awful, […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Story Courses