Sally Skellington: Pumpkin Queen

Most people who read this blog will know I adore Tim Burton’s work, and especially Nightmare Before Christmas!   So for today’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I will discussing Sally Skellington.   Sally was the lead female of this film, and she is getting her own continuation novel (due out…

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Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time as the Dark Swan: A Version of Morgan Le Fay?

For today’s post I would like to take a look at the character of Emma Swan in Once Upon A Time and how she can be interpreted as a version of Morgan Le Fay.   This is something that has resonated with me since I first saw the fifth season of the television show.  …

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The Fox in Myth and Folklore

For today’s post I would like to take a look at foxes as they appear in folklore and fairytales.    This animals are known for their intelligence and ability to maneuver their way into and out of situations.   In the Celtic world foxes were seen as spirit guides, as were many of the forest…

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The Connection Between Arthurian Legend and Sleeping Beauty

For today’s post I want to do an analysis of something that I felt inspired to write about.    I have this theory that you can interpret the story of Sleeping Beauty as being a variant on the archetypes found in the Arthurian legends.   Specifically the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty has characters that…

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Peter Pan

For today’s post I would like to discuss the character of Peter Pan.    He is the titular character in J.M. Barrie’s play, and has become one of the most recognizable modern fairytale characters!   Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and the Lost Boys are all remembered fondly.     They have also inspired many further works…

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The White Rabbit

For today’s post, I would like to take a brief look at the figure of the White Rabbit from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.    This Victorian era fairytale is one of the most iconic children’s books to ever be published.   Alice entered Wonderland through falling down a rabbit hole after chasing…

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Representations of Mermaids

For today’s post I would like to look at different ways that mermaids have been represented.   The way mermaids have been portrayed throughout time has been varied from positive water faeries who sometimes help rescue sailors to negative sirens who are thirsty for blood.  Many of the earliest types of mermaid-like creatures featured in…

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The Importance of Imagination and Inspiration

Today I want to discuss the importance imagination and inspiration play in our lives, especially for those of us who are creative (and how creative people make things for all to enjoy).   My imagination is what inspires the manuscripts I work on, my poetry and short fiction, and of course my blog posts here! …

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Living the Faerie Life

For all of us Faerie loving people out there, it is a dream to live life the way faeries would.    While, most of us do not have to ability to literally walk into the Faery realm, we can still take inspiration from the fae in how we live life!    I take inspiration from…

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Beach Reads

It is now the time of year to enjoy being outdoors, and celebrating the beauty of nature.   For many people this includes trips to the beach, and books to bring along with them.    I personally adore summer reading, and reading a book outdoors!    However, I am not really much for the traditionally…

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