Long Live the Pumpkin Queen Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do a book review of the new Nightmare Before Christmas continuation novel, Long Live the Pumpkin Queen.   This book, by Shea Ernshaw, is something that I have been waiting to read for over a year, as the publication was pushed back several times.   I finally got…

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The Eris and Maleficent Connection

For today’s post, I want to take a look at the connection between the Greek Goddess Eris and the Dark Faery Maleficent.    On the surface, it may seem that Eris and Maleficent are totally unique figures.   Eris is the Goddess of Strife, who delighted in battle and was often seen beside her brother…

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Madison, Mermaid Siren

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to write about the main character from one of my all-time favorite films.    Splash is the iconic 80s mermaid film that helped make Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah stars, as well as launched Touchstone pictures!    Splash is the story of a man named Allen…

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My Top 5 Favorite Hans Christian Andersen Fairytales

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite fairytales written by the great Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen.   I am a huge fan of fairytales, as my regular readers will know, and I have truly adored those written by this talented man since my childhood!   So, without…

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My Top 5 Favorite Disney Songs

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite Disney songs.   I have narrowed it down to only songs from animated feature films.   Of course, all but one of these have been made (or is being made) into live-action versions, but I chose the version from the animated film…

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Queen of Snow Poem

Today I am sharing a very short poem I wrote in honor of this cold season! As you have likely guessed from the title it is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. Queen of Snow by Maranda Wabik Queen of Snow, Being of Ice, Burning my body, So cold it hurts, Yet she…

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My Top 5 Winter Fairytales

For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of my top five favorite fairytales that have a connection to the Winter season.   Given it is now the coldest time of the year I felt that talking about wintery fairytales is the perfect idea. Number 5: The Star-Child by Oscar Wilde ~This is…

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The Villain Redeemed? Fairytale Origin Stories

The villains of fairytales have been being re-examined a lot as of late.    We get films from Disney like Maleficent and Cruella that give us a back story of the villains of their classic films.   I personally love to see the story from the perspective of the villain.   Many have complained that…

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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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