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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Elen of the Ways

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss the Celtic Goddess Elen of the Ways.    There is some belief that Elen could have been a real-life woman who married the Roman Emperor Magnus Maximus, who is also known in Welsh legend as Macsen Wledig.   There is a tale in The…

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The Importance of Faery Women in the Arthuriad

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the importance of Faery women within the Arthurian legends, as well as how it is inspired by Celtic lore.   There are numerous Faery women in the Arthurian legends.   It can even be argued that each important female figure had origins in the…

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Literary Faery Queens

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at three literary Faery Queens.   I will briefly discuss each Faery Queen in her own short section.    Gloriana ~Gloriana is the titular character of Edmund Spenser’s poem The Faerie Queene.   While she is more of an overarching driving force than a character…

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Innate Magick Poem

For today’s post, have decided to share a poem that I have written. Innate Magick by Maranda Wabik Roses of red and blue Don’t you feel it too? Magick in the air Blowing through my hair Whispering truths Into my ear The atmosphere  Pulses with energy Shock waves dance Through my aura Divine inspiration Is…

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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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Halloween Feels Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem about Halloween, the best holiday ever! Halloween Feels by Maranda Wabik Horror films Carving pumpkins Spiked and spiced cider Apple bobbing Costume contests Makeup creations For this great day, We embrace Our Wildest DREAMS! Halloween is Magic Halloween is Passion Halloween is Love Halloween is…

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The Monstrous Feminine

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the concept of the Monstrous Feminine.   In particular, I will cover this through a look at Dark Faeries, Dark Mermaids, Vampires, Gorgons, and Succubi.   Each of these types of beings can be seen through the lens of being monstrous.    I will…

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Snow White, A Vampire?

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the interpretation of the classic faerytale Snow White that sees the titular character as something other than human.    I am not the first to look at the tale of Snow White and think that it has all the ingredients for a different type…

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