This week Mari and Meg discuss their first Bluebeard movie: Ex Machina! Is it Oscar Isaac's amazing beard that makes it a retelling? (Did you realize that it's Oscar Isaac? Because Mari didn't at first!) We are also joined by our first guest: Tracy Tanoff! There are some slight recording issues roughly 3 minutes in… Continue reading Ex Machina
This week Mari and Meghan are back to talk about "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter! This story was a blast. Meghan tries to justify Bluebeard's kinks gone wrong (it's abandoned don't worry), we talk about how amazing the mom in this story is, and Vida makes a guest appearance to talk about her favorite… Continue reading The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Somehow, Marilag and Meghan found a way to talk about the 2006 Barbie movie. It might be mostly chatter of how awful the animation is, or perhaps about how we cannot tell the difference in 11/12 of these princesses. Also, Fableulous is going to switch over to Wednesdays for Meghan's sanity! Join us again next… Continue reading Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses
Marilag and Meghan round out their third season with a Fables video game: Wolf Among Us! This is less of an adaptation but more of "what happened to Donkeyskin after the Happily Ever After? We're a bit sad to see Donkeyskin go, but also will be happy to do a happier tale. Don't Forget To Vote for… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 6: Wolf Among Us
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?
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
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