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Wednesday, May 19, 2010




"Snow White", or, uh, as it's better known:

"Aarne-Thompson folklore Classification Story Type 709".

We know most of these tales via The Brothers Grimm via Disney (Disney: the Google of its day: running round buying up childrens stories cheap and copyrighting them! (Whereas Google just, uh, digitises other people's work and 'borrows' it)), buuuuuuu-u-u-ut, the point here is that most of these tales are folklore aggregates - conglomerations of older ur-story threads n archetypes - they're meta-tales derived from ancient theme-clusters...each central European country / principality had its own local variant.

Viral stories.

Of course, if The Evil Queen or Snow White solved their own problems they'd be no conflict, no drama, NO STORY.

And no one to rescue Snow White / Cinderella / The Little Mermaid / Belle / etc.

But, hey, doesn't the Evil Queen / Stepmother Archetype deserve a happy ending too?

(Evil Queen = Partial-Witch / Proto-Goth. Isn't she more in step w/ modern sensibilities?)

4 Comments:

At 10:02 pm, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

Swap all the genders and move the setting to Yeovil 2010. Your ass will follow.

 
At 10:03 pm, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

Swapping all the genders and transposing the setting is good advice for all 2nd drafts, of course.

 
At 10:49 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Yeovil 2043.

All 2nd drafts should be set in Yeovil 2043.

Mind you, Yeovil 2043 = Yeovil 1843.

 
At 9:20 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

To satisfy any latent Viv cravings - here is a video edit from ATP for you - lovely set by a lovely lady !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3K0PG9zMT0

Posted some nice Boredoms - if you want to relive the killer gigs !!

 

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