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13 December 2007 @ 05:14 am
You guys might find this site interesting:  http://www.mythfolklore.net/3043mythfolklore/index.html

It's the course materials for Mythology and Folklore at the University of Oklahoma, taught by Laura Gibbs.  All of the information is set up to be open to the public, and it can be really interesting to browse through the pictures and links, although they are sometimes difficult to get to.
05 December 2007 @ 06:43 pm
Who here was told fairy tales to terrorize them into behaving as a child? My parents or babysitter never did this to me BUT...

Our neighbors across the street have two young daughters (one is about two and a half years old, the other is about eight months). Both the parents read a lot and have unloaded some books onto me when they needed space. One day a year or so ago I was talking with the mother ("J") and she said asked if they could maybe use me as a babysitter sometime. (This hasn't happened, as they have many relatives in the area.) I said yes, "but don't be surprised if I tell your kids the original Grimm's fairy tales."

J. tells me, "Oh, I'm fine with that. We have a book of them upstairs."

I love my neighbors.
01 December 2007 @ 04:37 pm
Hi, everyone. I was browsing interests on LJ and found this community. Being a fairy-tale junkie, I paused for two seconds at the most before clicking "join this community."

I'm currently an undergraduate with anthropology as a minor, so it's always entertaining thinking about fairy tales and myth in that context. I don't think I have a favorite fairy tale; I love them all!
08 November 2007 @ 05:55 pm
 Hello -- I'm brand new to LiveJournal, and I thought I'd join this group.  It seems closest in spirit to what I'm doing on my journal page.

I set up this LiveJournal account to post my stories so that friends of mine, who I might not see often enough, can read them.  They're not exactly fairy tales or fantasy, because they're really the building blocks of my own invented mythology.  Some of them have roots in actual, historical mythology, but they're just as rooted in my own art and dreams and that type of thing.  

Anyway.  I look forward to exploring LiveJournal and your community on it, at least until I get bored and forget my password. 

06 November 2007 @ 03:31 pm
New member!

Although it doesn't seem like a very popular community, I had to join! I'm a huge fan of folk lore and children's literature, in general.

Random Question:
I'm contemplating a tattoo having to do with Peter Pan. It might be a long shot, but does anyone have a suggestion? I'm, open to either a quote or a small picture (not my whole back, thank you very much). I'm shying away from Disney-esque stuff. Tell me your thoughts!
27 September 2007 @ 08:20 am
Another one of my stories.

She Moved Through the FairCollapse )
27 September 2007 @ 08:18 am
I thought I might post a few more of the stories I have written for those intested.

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14 September 2007 @ 08:35 am
I wrote this story yesterday and thought I would share. It is a story based on the tale/ballad called "The Twa Sisters" it is an old English ballad that has also been written down as a story. It can be found amoung Child's Ballads. Francis James Child collected a long list of old ballads that had been passed down orally throughout the years. He compiled the list and published them in the book "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads" between the years of 1882 and 1898.

This story and its portrayal of death is not based on what I believe of death, I wrote it this way to portray a different side of the story. The song is not mine but belongs to the ballad and the tale.

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13 September 2007 @ 11:43 am
This is a variation of Snow White, I wrote it after reading a few articles on Snow White from the Endicott Journal.

SnowCollapse )
13 September 2007 @ 11:38 am
Here is the first of the fairy tale variations I have written.

Little RedCollapse )