Magic Mirrors

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss the magick of mirrors.   Mirrors have always had magical connotations from Snow White’s Evil Queen gazing into her mirror asking “Who is the Fairest One of All?” to the Lady of Shalott whose mirror “Crack’d side to side” after she became enamored by Lancelot.   The…

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Briar Rose, She Who is the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to focus on various interpretations of Sleeping Beauty as a character and archetype.    Whether we call her Briar Rose, Aurora, or simply The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, she is an integral figure in fairytale and folkloric history.    As Sleeping Beauty is my absolute…

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Clara, Nutcracker Heroine

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the heroine of one of the most classic Winter fairytales.    Clara is the main character of The Nutcracker, but in particular, I want to look at her as she is portrayed in the Disney re-imagining The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. I actually…

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Living Dead Dolls: Scary Tales, Snow White Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do something a little bit different.    I want to do a review of Living Dead Dolls: Snow White.   She is part of their Scary Tales collection of dolls and I received her as a Yuletide gift from my amazing husband Andrew!   This was an ideal…

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The Frost King; or The Power of Love by Louisa May Alcott

For day six of Winter Faerytale Week, I have decided to focus on a tale by Louisa May Alcott.    The Frost King; or The Power of Love is one of the Wintery fairytales written by the author best known for her iconic novel Little Women. This is the story of a faery named Violet…

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Red Riding Hood, Allegory for the Phases of Womanhood

For day five of Winter Faerytale Week, I have chosen the topic of the tale Red Riding Hood.   This tale has a very Wintery feeling for me, as the young girl is taking a care package to her grandmother during a bleak time.   She is walking alone in the forest, after having been…

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Snow White, Child of Winter and Bringer of Spring

Welcome to day three of Winter Faerytale Week! For this post, I have decided to discuss the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with a focus on the deeper meaning of Snow White as a character.    I thought that this would serve as a good companion piece to yesterday’s post on the…

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Faerytale Mashups

For today’s post, I have decided to discuss one of my favorite modern media trends.   There has been a trend for the last decade-plus of having media (that is films, books, and movies) where the plot is based around fairytale figures.    But this particular trend is a mash-up of several fairytale figures into…

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My Top 10 Favorite Female Once Upon a Time Characters

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite female characters on the television show Once Upon a Time.   I have decided to keep this list down to only characters who were adapted from earlier faerytales.   So, that means that Emma Swan will not appear, even though I do…

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Live-Action Faerytale Film Countdown

I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite live-action faerytale films for today’s post.    On this list, I am keeping it to one entry per tale and some will be modern faerytales.   I will only be featuring romantic faerytales.   That means that a romantic interaction is a plot point for…

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