Archive for November, 2012

I have these two ideas for a fairytale story but don’t know which one to do or combine the two ideas

November 21, 2012

One have a version of Cinderella where Cinderella has either full blood sisters, or half-sisters who are just as evil as well as the step family. Also instead of a pumpkin and turning it into a coach. I could use a watermelon (or a squash) and turn it into a limo.

My other idea is somehow try to make all the European Princess stories connected together (but it means a lot of disasters would need to happen). Someone curses princess &prince A (now King and Queen A) that it will be many years before their descants will be happy since something terrible would happen (and no its not SB).

 

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Why Doesn’t Dad Intervene in Some Fairy Tales?

November 18, 2012

I finally think I have the answer for the “Why Doesn’t Dad Intervene in Some Fairy Tales?” question. The reason the Dads in the Grimm’s Cinderella and in Hansel and Gretel don’t intervene in the ‘abuse’ of their child(ren) from their previous marriage is simple. Its because the responabilty of any children in a marriage falls into the woman’s lap as does household chores. It doesn’t matter if the kid(s) were from a previous marriage. Dads weren’t suppose to have anything to do with children.

Women’s responabitlies were anything we considered domestic (ie cooking, cleaning, laundry,etc) That also included child-raising. Also being the The responseabilties of a woman depended on how wealthy the husband was was so that some of the responabitlies could be thrown on female servants that they hired.  The only job of a man was to be the bread winner for the family and so was suppose to have very little (if any) contact with children even if the children in question was from their first marriage.

This kind of view can be seen even as late as the 1950s where women were suppose to stay home and cook. The Republican party in the United States who lost the U.S. elections are a type of this kind of thinking., as are Canada’s Conservative party.

 
It doesn’t matter whose child it was but the step-mom in both the Grimm’s Cinderella and in Hansel and Gretel had complete say in what happened (or didn’t happen) with the child(ren) in question since their step-child(ren) were their responabilty  too as well as for Cinderella’s step-mom’s own daughters.

Modern Day Werewolves

November 17, 2012

Due to events in the TV show Once Upon a Time on November 12  I will write a blog about my thoughts about werewolves.  For those of you who don’t what  Once Upon a Time is here a summary for you: Centers on a woman with a troubled past who is drawn into a small town in Maine where the magic and mystery of Fairy Tales just may be real.

Warning Do NOT READ THIS ARTICLE UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN “Child of the Moon” Episode (and for that matter “Red-Handed” from Season 1 too)

I like the way that good charries werewolves are portrayed in today’s stories. For example Lupin from Harry Potter and Red from Once Upon a Time. I like the way that the werewolf is a disabltiy rather than an illness and Lupin and Red (eventually) accept the werewolf side of them as part of them because of help from friends  James, Sirius or in Red’s case, Snow.

I say that being a werewolf is the same as having a disabltiy because in Harry Potter. Lupin can’t get a job easily because of what he is. That seems to be very similar to those of us in real life who are disabled can’t get jobs because of misconceptions about disabled for instance “hiring a disabled person will cost too much” when the truth is the excat opposite.

Yes in both cases Lupin and Red’s worlds there are fellow werewolves who have shunned wizards or humans to live as a pack on their own and have a hatred for humans/wizards.