My grandson and I spent a cold day yesterday at the Akron Zoo. We were at the grizzly bear exhibit and a few of us brave cold weather souls gathered around to watch as one of the grizzlies made his way towards us.
Without warning it stood up and banged on the glass as it looked like it was going after a little girl in a pink jacket. The little girl was laughing but it was a good look as to how ferocious a grizzly really is.
He wandered to the other side and the girl followed and once again he leaped at her so I suppose he didn’t like pink. I captured this photo as he stood in front of us and didn’t realize until I saw it that the bear had his tongue sticking out.
I do have one other explanation. This bear is the papa bear and the little girl is realy Goldilocks?
I was watching TV with my grandson this morning before he left for school and saw a trailer for a new Mr. Peabody and Sherman movie. For those of you who aren’t as old as myself, which is most of you, Mr. Peabody was a part of the Rocky & Bullwinkle TV show, along with Fractured Fairy Tales.
Mr. Peabody was a talking dog and Sherman was his boy. (Yes, role reversal) Mr. Peabody had a way back machine he had invented. It would take him and Sherman back in time to different points in history.
They would arrive at a point where history was about to change so they would have to step in and keep that from happening and save the day.
Of course had they never gone back in the first place history would have been fine but that’s beside the point.
I don’t know if the movie will be true to the skit but I’ll start including some of the original Mr. Peabody and Sherman videos on this site along with the Fractured Fairy Tales and any clips from the Rocky & Bullwinkle series.
I’m going to begin something new today. I get questions emailed to me so I’ll pick one every now and then and answer them here. FAQ’s will be updated soon.
I’m often asked what the difference is between a fractured fairy tale and a retold fairy tale.
My answer – Really they are pretty much the same thing. I think opinions may vary on this but basically when I fracture a fairy tale I’m retelling it. I might add a new character or characters, change the theme, definitely change the overall story and usually the ending. Whether you call it a fractured fairy tale or a retold fairy tale makes no difference.
Some of you may have never watched the original Rocky & Bullwinkle series. They had a segment called Fractured Fairy Tales and the fairy tale you know was spun in a whole new direction and it was done so to make you laugh. I loved them and you’ll see some of the stories introduced here. So to me fracturing a fairy tale is changing them and adding humor as well.
I have an idea for some future books that will vary from my normal fractured tales but keeping humor in them is important to me.
I have no idea if I answered this question or not.