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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

SuperBlog: Fairy Tales

Yes, there's always Aesop's Fables, The Brothers Grimm, and more brothers grimm, but as good as those are (and they are really good, and on these sites unedited), there's more to fairy tales than the old tried and true. Starting with fairy tales from around the world...

Some sites take the fun out of Fairy Tales:

The Annotated Cinderella: Nothing takes the momentum out of a narrative arc quite like two dozen footnotes.

A site called "Using Fairy Tales to Promote Retention of Ethical Systems"

From the Ultra-Conservative site, Right Wing News: Politically Correct Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel were lost in the woods when they came upon a house made of candy and cake. An old witch invited them in and then captured both of them intending to eat them. Gretel had a chance save both of them by pushing the old woman in an oven but she decided that it would be wrong not to respect the witch's cultural traditions. So Gretel and her brother allowed themselves to be cooked and eaten. The witch was so happy with the children's actions that she invited all of her witch friends to the area. Soon thereafter, they ate every child in a hundred mile radius. Soon the whole area was filled with nothing but child eating witches and all the witches were very happy!

A List of Sequels to Fairy Tales, from Carol Jim & the Beanstalk -- Jack's son revisits the giant at the top of the beanstalk to find that he has aged considerably and needs lots of help.

The Fairy Tale Generator creates new tales based on your choice of "functions," including transfiguration, punishment, receipt of magical agent, and unrecognized arrival. Meanwhile, this other fairy tale generator looks like it requires a masters degree in mathematics.

Fairy Tales about Seat Belts is written by the Oklahoma Police Department, who, in my humble opinion, are not very good story tellers.

Sexy Adult Fairy Tale Costumes are available from 3 Only women costumes.

Finding Justice in Fairy Tales is a classroom exercise for 3rd through 6th grade. Students are asked to choose a villain, take him/her to court, then prosecute based on the evidence in the story.

Finally, Introduction to Fairy Tale Studies.
posted by The Daily Pick at 12:05 AM


# Polish Fairy Tales, including "Lech and the White Eagle," "The Dragon of the Wawel Hill," and "Queen Wanda Who Wouldn't Marry a German."
# Japanese Fairy Tales, including "How and Old Man Lost His Wen" and "The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar."

The links for these are wrong. They are the psychological breakdown of fairy tales and The annotated cinderella links respectively.
Anonymous Marci, at 5:51 AM  
Wow, what a great list of links -- especially all the sites with the texts of fairy tales. Thank you very much!
Blogger bluewyvern, at 2:16 PM  

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