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AMWAP Book Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Note: AMWAP Reviews are a thing I made up. Each book review is exactly the same amount of words as number of pages in the novel being reviewed. 457 more words


The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter

It is well known that Disney has a tendency to romanticise fairy tales, but more often than not these fairy tales have a much darker history. 484 more words

Season 1, Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast

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Meg and Mari open their first season by discussing the classic original fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast! They focus on the original and first adaptation as it is frequently what is used in modern retellings. 62 more words

Beauty And The Beast

Shakespeare's Use of "Once Upon a Time"

Have you ever thought about the strangeness of the words “once upon a time?”

I recently finished reading Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” and it was amazing. If 418 more words


Top Ten Films

Have I really never done this post before? OK, then…

  1. Les Miserables, dir. Tom Hooper. This is the one with Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman and (mmm) Eddie Redmayne.
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Death on the Farm

When I began working on farms five years ago, I was not prepared for anything I’d have to learn or do. I was especially unprepared for the way death confronted me daily, in the most casual and ignoble ways. 1,606 more words


Fairy Tales You Thought You Knew

We all know how the fairy tales go: Stepmothers are invariably wicked. Stepsisters, ditto. Even porridge-eating bears are terrifying. A handful of magic beans, and Jack the not-so-bright son turns into Jack the giant-slaying hero. 612 more words

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