Fairy Tales

Fairy Tale ManiaFairy tales are the rage and have been for some time now. Does anyone really see an end to this?

I doubt it. I think it’s a good thing. Fairy tales offer some terrific stories and entertainment. We need to keep them available to kids. I’ve found many really good tales that are pretty much forgotten.

I want to help restore some of these long forgotten tales as well as continuing to fracture tales to keep kids and young adults entertained. I’ve written a book on the current fairy tale mania and in another book have rewritten 10 of the forgotten Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. Both books will be book one of new series but each book will stand on their own.

To make it easier to follow my fairy tales, I have a separate website devoted to fairy tales and you should swing on over there and check it out so you can keep updated on everything having to do with fairy tales.

The site will have lots of free tales and will eventually have most of the stories by the Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Anderson, to name a few. I’ll also include videos that will make it a fun place to hang around.

Pixar Code

220px-PixaranimationstudiosI didn’t know anything about this until I was reading an article this morning about Pixar. To me Pixar makes the best top notch stories for the screen and I watch them with my grandson and, I admit it, by myself at times.

Turns out there is a recurring number in the story that is a code. Do you know what the number is or what it means?

It turns out it’s not so mysterious but it’s kind of cool.

Pixar Code

King Arthur

WHO WAS KING ARTHUR?

kingarthurI used to read about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table when I was in high school. I’ve thought about writing or updating some of the stories. If there’s interest I’ll do so.

King Arthur, who held sway in Camelot with his Knights of the Round Table, was supposedly a king of Britain hundreds of years ago. Most of the stories about him are probably not historically true, but there could possibly have been a real king named Arthur who ruled somewhere in the island of Britain around the sixth century. 

King Arthur ruled Camelot with his queen, Guinevere. Legend says he received mortal wounds in battling with the invading Saxons, and was carried magically to fairyland so he could be brought back to life.

Excalibur was the name of King Arthur’s sword. Have you heard the story where the sword was embedded in a large boulder and no knights could pull it out? Apparently Arthur was able to and that showed that he was rightfully the king.

The Knights of the Round Table got the name because  they  sat about a huge round marble table. Makes sense to me. Among these knights was Sir Galahad and Sir Lancelot. Those names are probably familiar to you. They pop up in plenty of fictional stories about knights.

What do you think? Would a updated story of King Arthur be of interest to you?

Fairy Tale Mania

Everything is fairy tales nowadays. TV shows are using fairy tales as the theme and characters are merging. Movies have been doing it since Disney but they are now no longer simply cartoons.

Personally I think it’s great and not just because I fracture fairy tales. I said not just because. :-)

I decided to do some research on fairy tales to see if I could find out what has led to this phenomenon.

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I have to admit it was fun research. I use Rapunzel and the many ways it has been rewritten throughout the years to help make my point.

Mighty Mouse

Aside from writing books, I want to give you the experience of watching old cartoons that are becoming very popular. Most of these are taken from YouTube.

I’ll add them to new posts from time to time so you might find it useful to bookmark this site. I wanted to offer you a free newsletter but the rules are so stringent that I decided to let that slide.

Might Mouse was always one of my favorites.