Alex In Wonderland (_xela_) wrote in magic_mirrors,
Alex In Wonderland


Ooh, I haven't done one of these in a while! I guess the best place to start is the fact that I love everything fairy tale - art work, re-writes, films, moden interpretations.. Everything. I love discovering the meaning behind them, discovering how a reader might react to certain fairy tales and why. Also, comparing the original tale to the new (often disney-fied) version is a bit of a hobby, it fascinates me that what started as a rape by a king in one version of Sleeping Beauty became a kiss by an eligible prince in another. Finally, I like the myths of the original faeries and their modern rewrites ("Tithe" by Holly Black is the first to spring to mind).

My favourites are:

Beauty and the Beast: Every single version out there. The original stories, Angela Carter (whom I adore), Disney... all of it.

Snow White: From the morbid original to the morbid movie "Snow White - a Tale of Terror," to "White as Snow" by Tannith Lee. I don't like the Disney version, though; it's a bit vapid for my tastes.

Well, that's me! I look forward to discussions and new reading material. See you all in the community ♥
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