Mari and Meg are back and talking about Vassilissa the Beautiful retellings! We have two for you in one episode, so get ready. We discuss "Fair Vasyl," a genderbending retelling by Stephen Harper with a steampunk bonus, and Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter — a magical realism retelling set in Brooklyn and is dark and… Continue reading Fair Vasyl and Vassa in the Night
This week Mari and Meg watch the 1973 Italian film Baba Yaga! Unfortunately, we caught it on Amazon Prime right before it left. Based on a comic series, this movie follows Valentina, a photographer, as she falls under the sensual spell of Baba Yaga. We discuss the use of dolls in films and the racism of… Continue reading Baba Yaga – 1973 Italian Film
Season 7 continues (a day late because holidays confuse Meghan) with a look at Orson Scott Card's 1999 novel Enchantment! There is a lot to dislike about this book, but the one thing Meg and Mari definitely loved? Baba. Yaga. Go give us a listen to help celebrate Mari going back to school today! Be the… Continue reading Baba Yaga in Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Mari and Meg are back to talk about one of the most badass witches of all time! Without an origin story though, it's a bit hard to talk about how she came to be. But we are incredibly excited to talk about Baba Yaga, and NOT have any "redemption" stories this season! Episode Notes/Links: "Vasilisa… Continue reading Season 7: Episode 1 – Baba Yaga
Mari and Meg discuss 4 other fairy tales that we would love to see turned into modern retellings! These stories come from different cultures - Chinese, Italian, Romanian, and Russian. We also start tying into our next season's topic.... We also discuss The Thousandth Floor and Pretty Little Liars and other modern things....that don't quite pertain to… Continue reading Step Sister Fairy Tales!
This week Marilag and Meghan take a break from Cinderella retellings to discuss Toads and Diamonds! They discuss the differences they see in books that are written to explore someone's own culture versus a culture you admire, the idea of too many plot lines, and how wonderful Indian food is! Follow us on social media, and don't forget… Continue reading Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson
Meghan and Mari are back for their anniversary episode! (We don't actually address that in the episode, but Fableulous has officially been going strong for a year!) To celebrate, we read a fairy tale book suggested by its author: The Step-Spinsters! Given the title and description, it definitely seemed like a fit for this season! Disclosure:… Continue reading The Step-Spinsters by Madina Papadopoulos