Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: The Twelve Dancing Princesses! This may very well be a good segue away from creepy dark tales, but then again, Grimm fairy tales aren't exactly very child-friendly either. So...we'll see. Again,… Continue reading Season 5: Which Retelling Next?
Mari and Meg watch one of the most bonker movies they have ever seen ? Peau d'Âne, the French 1970 Donkeyskin adaptation! This movie is SURPRISINGLY a musical ? what?! And has such great songs as "Daughters shouldn't marry their fathers." We will also be putting up our poll for season 5 this week ? go… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 5: Peau d’Ane
Meghan and Mari finally have a lost episode, so this episode they try to recall what happened in Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey. Which wasn't as hard as it sounds! This book led to several tangents, especially as we discuss elemental magic, as well as a deep dive into how the cover looks! Plus we… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 4: Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey
Mari and Meg watch Jim Henson's The Storyteller episode of Donkeyskin, where at least the dad kind of looks like he doesn't want to marry his daughter? Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate and review us! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website | Email: email@example.com Join us every Tuesday for a new episode! Thank you to BenSound for our… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 3: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller
Meg and Mari tackle one of the most difficult books they've ever read, content wise, on today's episode. Their first adaptation of Donkeyskin is Deerskin by Fableulous favorite, Robin McKinley! The Amazing Robin looked at Donkeyskin and went I CAN MAKE IT HORRIFIC! All jokes aside, the content of this adaptation includes rape, incest, miscarriages, and the… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 2: Deerskin by Robin McKinley
Marilag and Meghan are back to discuss a disturbing and almost nauseating French fairy tale: Donkeyskin by Charles Perrault. Mari discusses the true story the fairy tale is perhaps based on, and Meghan keeps her head in her hands as she tries to figure out the moral of the story. They discuss the alternate versions… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 1: Donkeyskin!
Marilag and Meghan round out season 2 of 1001 Nights with a stand alone volume/prequel to Vertigo's Fables series: 1001 Nights of Snowfall! This book consists of multiple artists and prequel stories of some of their major characters. Mari and Meg talk about the stories and artwork and some of their favorite other comics that the… Continue reading Season 2, Episode 6: Fables’ 1001 Nights of Snowfall