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A brilliant little film, such exciting news about the new cache of Fairy Tales and LOADS more Fairy stuff on its way!

World Weaver Press

WWPSpecial fairy tale edition of our usual quick round-up of news and factoids, articles and more that struck our fancy, tickled our interest, and had us scratching our heads. For readers, writers, and genre fans of any form.

A cache of 500 folk tales were discovered in Germany recently, many of which have not been a part of our previously documented understanding of the folk tradition in Europe.  From that trove, the fabulous tale of the “Turnip Princess” — which could easily be retitled “The Tao of the Turnip” — the likes of which we’ve never seen before.

This amazing bit of animation is a beautiful, bloody, Red Riding Hood becomes an interesting twisted-origin story of folk lore’s favorite caped crusader.  The short film is titled simply “RED”:

RED from RED on Vimeo.

The film puts me in mind of one of Roald Dahl’s poemsLittle Red Riding…

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Updated 12/03/2015

Sherry Key, Mixed Media Artist

“Minor Wardrobe Malfunction” A fun little piece.

I mean it’s really very minor, you have to look hard to tell it’s there. But “just between us girls” you’d think someone would tell her about it, I mean it IS more than a little piece of spinach stuck between your teeth…(-:

Colored pencils and ink on Bristol paper (sturdy like cardstock). Collectible 2.5″ x 3.5″ ACEO art card.

My art on Ebay

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Dream Pie!

I REALLY want to try this pie!

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     Updated 11/02/2014

     A recent quest to the local library led to this booty; Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding.  Space Piracy is a darned tricky genre to master.  Get it right and you have Han Solo and the Falcon, get it wrong and it’s Disney’s Treasure Planet all over again.

     Wooding succeeds in delivering an entertaining, if simple and linear romp with some excellent characters.  Captain Frey owes much to Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow and his ship and crew will be familiar to fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly.

     The Science Fiction and Steampunk elements are sketchy and rather ill-conceived.  Airships and the odd cyber-limb do not make a fully realised Secondary World.

     The Fantasy elements are better integrated and more intriguing with Wooding doing a fine job of setting up bigger, better stories to come.

     There is plenty of room for improvement, yet Wooding spins a page-turning yarn nonetheless with plenty of promise for sequels.

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     If you fancy watching a performance of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer check Odeon’s website to see if there is a screening, live from The National Theatre, at your local cinema tonight.

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     Updated 12/03/2015

 

Raven's Bread

In this painting by Basia-AlmostTheBrave on deviantart, a girl walks a winged horse through a forest of – what else – A. muscaria. Love the dreamy quality of this one.

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