Category: Fairy Tale Fridays

When Happily Ever After Goes Awry

When Happily Ever After Goes Awry

We all know the story of the classic Disney fairy tale. There’s the “Once upon a time,” and a princess, and singing birds, and happiness, and then a twist *gasp*, and something’s wrong, and then the Prince comes, and then kissing, and then voila! You have your “happily ever after.” It’s what we’ve come to know and love in Disney movies. Except in recent years, Disney and others have been exploring a different side of fairy tales. Ones where their endings aren’t the “happily ever after” that we used to expect. What I find interesting about this is that many of […]

Posted May 22, 2015
Fairy Tale Fridays, Features

On What Makes a Story a Fairy Tale

On What Makes a Story a Fairy Tale

What makes a story a fairy tale? Because not every story that contains magic and dragons and fairies are fairy tales. Like would you ever call Harry Potter a fairy tale? No. Fantasy all the way. And if a story doesn’t have fairies, does it mean it’s not a fairy tale? No. So where is the line? What exactly is a fairy tale? Let’s explore. Elements of a Fairy Tale First, let’s open with the famous “Once upon a time…” This simple phrase carries so much history. The first recorded use of this phrase was in 1380. They spoke Middle English back then, […]

Posted May 15, 2015
Fairy Tale Fridays, Features

Fairy Tale Friday: Introduction

Fairy Tale Friday: Introduction

Hello all! I am excited to be here with the very first feature of my own: Fairy Tale Fridays. I have always loved fairy tales. They really were what first fostered my love of reading. The adventure. The romance. The princesses. The occasional dragon or two. What more could you ask for? They’re just wonderful and I think that everyone should love them. EVERYONE LOVE WHAT I LOVE. Is that too much to ask? Totally kidding. … Anyways. So I’m starting a new feature that’s pretty complicated, so here’s the breakdown: every Friday, there will be a fairytale-related post. Hence Fairy Tale […]

Posted May 8, 2015
Fairy Tale Fridays, Features