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Fairy tales, folklore, and myths from around the world, plus the occasional dash of history.
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Charles de Lint: Music - Crow Girls EP - Crow Girls

Charles de Lint: Music - Crow Girls EP - Crow Girls | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Charles de Lint shows that, far from being escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time..

 

The song Crow Girls, written (I think, if I'm interpretting the page correctly) by Samuel M. Key and sung by de Lint's wife, Mary Ann Harris, is based on the Crow Girls found in de Lint's stories.

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Fairy-tale adventure | Short Stories for Children

Fairy-tale adventure | Short Stories for Children | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

"Shen Jiahong and a “swan” meet at the Danish embassy presentations of his designs, including the Wild Swan stamp (below). Zou Hong / China Daily"

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Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: How to Name a Witch...

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine: How to Name a Witch... | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Well now, if you've got a hankering to write a fairy tale, you'll be wanting to collect a few characters for starters. To avoid a lot of discussion, let's just say you choose to start with a witch and a troll.
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The Drawing Board: The truth of myth

The Drawing Board: The truth of myth | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
“The job of a storyteller is to speak the truth. But what we feel most deeply can’t be spoken in words alone. At this level, only images connect. And here, story becomes symbol; symbol is myth. And myth is truth.”...
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Terri Windling's Blog - Made true by the telling - July 10, 2012 22:00

Terri Windling's Blog - Made true by the telling - July 10, 2012 22:00 | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
  The Storytellerby Jane YolenHe unpacks his bag of tales with fingers quick as a weaver's          picking the weft threads          thre...
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Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce - The Book Smugglers

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce - The Book Smugglers | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Some Kind of Fairy Tale is for its first three quarters, a beautifully written tale of deeply humane characters. In that sense, the title is very a propos because even though each chapter opens with fairytales and/or historical ...
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7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature

7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
What a moral cat has to do with a lost boy, a happy prince and the rules for little girls.
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I Love Dust: GE Future Folklore » Changethethought™

I Love Dust: GE Future Folklore » Changethethought™ | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
I Love Dust (still one of my all time favorite studios) was nice enough to email me some of their recent animation work for GE in Asia. The spots are anchored by the concept of Ancient myths colliding with the technology of ...
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Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince (NBM) | Short Stories ...

Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince (NBM) | Short Stories ... | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince (NBM). By admin | Published: July 7, 2012. | Print |. Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 29 June 2012 00:00. Legendary artist P. Craig Russell (Sandman: the Dream Hunters) adapts one of the ...

 

I read these as a child and found that they were often quite sad. Beautiful, grim, extraordinary, and painful in much the way that Andersen's work is.

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The Gaian Dragon: Classic Cartoons : Fractured Fairy Tales 1

The Gaian Dragon: Classic Cartoons : Fractured Fairy Tales 1 | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Fractured Fairy Tales: The Little Tinker. Fractured Fairy Tales - Son of Rumplestilstskin ... Fractured Fairy Tale Goldilocks. fractured fairy tales Hansel and Gretel ... Fractured Fairy Tales - Felicia and the Pots of Pink ...
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The Feldman File: Print vs. eBooks: Deck chairs on the Titanic?

The Feldman File: Print vs. eBooks: Deck chairs on the Titanic? | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The Feldman File covers eBooks, publishing, new media, Internet services, consumer electronics and salsa dancing. (Okay, not salsa dancing, but it'll be interesting to see how many people looking for information on salsa ...

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Room for magic: A conversation with Lyndsay Faye

Room for magic: A conversation with Lyndsay Faye | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

[Terrific interview.]

 

Language as an element of identity is of particular interest to me as a storyteller because many of the characters in my novels speak in regional dialects. There is as much difference between Sherlock Holmes’s vocabulary and his Cockney associate Mary Ann Monk’s as there is between Reverend Underhill’s upper middle class tongue and Ninepin the flash-palavering newsboy’s. We are to a great extent defined by how we speak. Our individual language is a product of our environment, our family, our chosen associates, our culture, our personality, and it’s through our language that we interpret the world in which we live.


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Fenian Cycle

Fenian Cycle | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
The Fenian Cycle contains tales of Finn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna, during the reign of Cormac Mac Airt.
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building castles in the air: fairytales

building castles in the air: fairytales | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

"Growing up, I was never encouraged to believe in fairytales. Maybe that's a good thing, it's kept me from having over-the-top, unrealistic expectations about love or perfect endings for most of my life. I can make sense of the logic behind this outlook; having extravagant visions of the future most often leads to heartache and misery when they inevitably fall apart."

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Hello Kitty McDonald`s Fairy Tales Collection | Hello Kitty Museum

Hello Kitty McDonald`s Fairy Tales Collection | Hello Kitty Museum | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
We got this complete Hello Kitty McDonald`s Fairy Tales Collection available at McDonald´s Hong Kong from our dear friends Liza and Wing. We are so excited. Hello Kitty McDonald`s Fairy Tales Collection The collection of ...
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The Skeleton's Lantern: From Ghost Stories at Americanfolklore.net

The Skeleton's Lantern: From Ghost Stories at Americanfolklore.net | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

The Skeleton's Lantern: An Arizona Ghost Story, retold by S. E. Schlosser

 

We were on our way back to Yuma following a futile attempt to find Pegleg's lost gold mine out in the heat and dust of the desert. We stopped to make camp for the night between a rock and a hard place, and soon my friend Eddie was snoring loud enough to wake the dead. I drifted off myself, and started dreaming about the pretty girl I was engaged to marry.

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John Barleycorn Must Die: Around the Table with...Brian & Wendy Froud. Part 1

John Barleycorn Must Die: Around the Table with...Brian & Wendy Froud. Part 1 | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

Brian and Wendy Froud discuss how they collaborated on their forthcoming book, Trolls.

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Swap Talk, Shop Talk, Lemonade and Scones

Swap Talk, Shop Talk, Lemonade and Scones | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
By the time the Simpletons arrived at the Fairy Tale Lobby, the story swap had already begun.
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Jeremy Kubica - Google+ - Computational Fairy Tales

Jeremy Kubica - Google+ - Computational Fairy Tales | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
I added a few FAQs about the Computational Fairy Tales book to the book page. I am always happy to take more questions.
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A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo is a high school teacher who works with English Language Learners and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He has put together a list of some of the best sites presenting folklore and mythology,and even included some videos.

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Karnataka BJP Government establishes university for folklore: | BJP ...

Karnataka BJP government launched an institute to promote various folklore arts at Gotagodi village in Haveri district. Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the University of Folklore Art, which would offer more than 50 certificate ...

 

Karnataka, India has just earned a spot on the list of places I absolutely must visit.

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The MerBlog: The Blog For All Things Mermaid: The Handy-Dandy ...

The MerBlog: The Blog For All Things Mermaid: The Handy-Dandy ... | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
Today in Barnes & Noble, I was looking through the Mythology section and, almost hidden away among huge, thick books of fairy tales and myths, was a small, bright blue book with the word MERMAIDS stamped across the spine.
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School of Visual Arts Presents Myths & Realities An Exhibition of ...

School of Visual Arts Presents Myths & Realities An Exhibition of ... | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “Myths & Realities” an exhibition that brings together 16 notable alumni including Dinh Q. Lê, Vera Lutter, Matthew Pillsbury and Collier Schorr, who create powerful visual narratives that ...
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The significance of plot without conflict

The significance of plot without conflict | Fairy tales, Folklore, and Myths | Scoop.it
In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot structures—which permeate Western media—have conflict written into their very foundations. A “problem” appears near the end of the first act; and, in the second act, the conflict generated by this problem takes center stage. Conflict is used to create reader involvement even by many post-modern writers, whose work otherwise defies traditional structure.

 

The necessity of conflict is preached as a kind of dogma by contemporary writers’ workshops and Internet “guides” to writing. A plot without conflict is considered dull; some even go so far as to call it impossible. This has influenced not only fiction, but writing in general—arguably even philosophy. Yet, is there any truth to this belief? Does plot necessarily hinge on conflict? No. Such claims are a product of the West’s insularity. For countless centuries, Chinese and Japanese writers have used a plot structure that does not have conflict “built in”, so to speak. Rather, it relies on exposition and contrast to generate interest. This structure is known as kishōtenketsu.


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