Watch me stop procrastinating.

Or we could just sing “Happy, Happy Turkey Day!”



Again, I swear, very little caffeine is involved today. Oh, in a random bit of information that nobody but me really needs to know about, the cup that was involved in the case of the caffeine-spins a couple of weeks ago? It was 21 oz. That means that I ingested 63 oz. of squid-strength coffee.


My dad was military; he taught me well.


So, fairytales.


I’ve been promising this for-ev-er; I am naughty and bad and–naughty.


*revels in naughtiness*


Of course, I’m also ridiculously tired and not feeling complete coherent.


Okay, fairytales, and by fairytales, I’m referring to fairytales, mythology, popular culture products that are either re-interpret/re-work fairytales, mythology, and so on or create new stories that work with similar archetypes.


Although, there is a World of Quibble about what popular culture products fall within this definition.



I totally vote for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Warehouse 13, Haven, Eureka, Sherlock, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Firelfy, and about zillion other not-directly-not-obviously-fairytale products.


And don’t forget things like Grimm.


Bruno Bettelheim wrote this really–in-depth–called The uses of enchantment: The meaning and importance of fairy tales, which is really a text about the importance and value of fairy tales for children.


Just call me a kid. *bleeeeeets*


But Bettelheim (1977) wrote that “As with all great art, the fairy tale’s deepest meaning will be different for each person, and different for the same person at various moments in life” (p. 12).


Bettelheim also wrote that “fairy tales carry important messages to the conscious, the preconscious, and the unconscious mind, on whatever level each is functioning at the time. By dealing with universal human problems, particularly those which preoccupy the child’s mind, these stories speak to his budding ego and encourage its development, while at the same time relieving preconscious and unconscious pressures” (p. 6).


So, basically, fairytales are a way by which we (really, whether we’re kidlets or not) are able to negotiate and interpret the world as well as act as a common semiotic language by which can communicate across language barriers.


They’re also morality tales, but that’s not really at the top of my not-argument.


So, like I was saying last time we were all in Squid”s Meditation on Fairytales Land, fairytales in all their forms are part of my art-making process to the point that I create pieces based off of fairytales and have been creating fairytales of my own through my unnamed friends series. I also have a tendency towards fairytales being a research focus too.


That was/is one of the joys of Art Education, because of Visual Culture pedagogy, I can legitimately watch TV, play video games, go to comic/anime conventions as research. And, that all feeds into my art.


It’s a happy, happy vicious-little-circle. \o/




Morgan by Sarah Moon.




Esmeralda from the Who Killed Bambi? post “Twisted Princesses”.


SyFy’s Alice, which was just really, really good and really interesting as an interpretation.





The meeting of Alice of Legend and Hatter.


Remember how I mentioned that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland was the first time ever that I wanted a love story because the plot wasn’t doing it for me (mostly)? I blame Alice.


Alice and Hatter are one of the few intended-couples and love stories that I enjoy, and Alice was one of the few times that I wasn’t screaming that the movie was fantastic until they decided that there needed to be a love story in it.


Alice in Wonderland was pretty though.










A couple of shots from SyFy’s Tin Man; although, my favorite is this image.




And my favorite part of Tin Man is here at 1:33 and again at 3:20.  I <3 Glitch.



Okay, I’ve probably pic-spammed y’all enough for one day.


And, I still haven’t watched Neverland yet. *is bad*




  1. We should watch Neverland this week! How could anyone not love Glitch? Interesting that you would be writing this post during GroundHog Day… a modern fairy tale if there ever were one (no… I’m not the god, just a god!). It would be interesting to see how characters like the Doctor(s) would fit into the fairy tale archetypes/paradigms (yes… either look it up or write the damn paper…).


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