Friday, November 25, 2011

Fairy Tale Friday #7: Mirror Mirror Trailer

So it's another week of no intelligent fairy tale post. I did come back from my Florida trip where I spent a day at Disney's Magic Kingdom. I did get to see Rapunzel, but I don't have a picture. For a moment, I was inspired to set my Fairy Tale Dystopia in a future and abandoned Magic Kingdom, rides included, but then I wondered if the whole Disney stuff is copyrighted or whatnot.

Anyway, I'm just going to post the Mirror Mirror movie trailer that stars Julia Roberts and the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White.


I'll try to have a more intelligent fairy tale post next week :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fairy Tale Friday #6: Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer

Okay, I'm not feeling smart this week :P. So I'm just posting the trailer of Snow White and the Huntsman. The trailer looks awesome, and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen looks amazing! I love her narration in the trailer. I can't wait for this movie to come out next summer!





By the way, there won't be a Fairy Tale Friday post next week because I'll be in Florida for vacation. Hey, one of the places I'm going to is Disney's Magic Kingdom. Maybe I'll be inspired by the Disney princesses :P

Thursday, November 10, 2011

NaNoWriMo

I suck.

That is all.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fairy Tale Friday #5: Shoes

According to http://www.surlalunefairytales.com, "Shoes are a symbol of female sexuality." They can represent beauty, empowerment, independence, sexual nature, etc. Heels may show sexiness but also courage. (I mean, you must be brave to wear those high heels.) Boots may show toughness. Sneakers may show comfort and fitness.

When you think about shoes in fairy tales, the most likely image is of Cinderella's glass slippers. I can't possibly imagine a woman being comfortable in walking around in them, let alone dancing in them. Of course, if they are magical, then they probably feel like air. Charles Perrault was actually the one who introduce the glass slippers into his version of Cinderella. (He also added the pumpkin and the fairy godmother into the fairy tale.)

Glass shoes seem naked and fragile. What does this say about Cinderella?


According to http://www.surlalunefairytales.com:
"The glass slippers provided by Perrault have also been the source of great debate among folklore scholars. For years, the predominant theory was that the original tale included "fur" (French: vair) and not "glass" (French: verre), but that misprints and mistranslations from French sources have given us the famous glass slippers. Now most scholars believe Perrault intended the shoes to be made of glass to add to their magical quality (Tatar 2002)."
In the Grimm Brothers' version, the shoes are made of gold which is still extraordinary. Gold is expensive. Gold is precious. Gold is sought after. Those female guests at the ball must have died of envy.


In "The Red Shoes," a girl who grew up poor, tricks her new, rich adoptive mother into buying her red shoes fit for a princess. This girl would wear these shoes to church all the time. Of course, the people around her are offended. Later on, the red shoes become her punishment when she can't stop dancing and eventually she has her feet chopped off.

The red shoes represent vanity. They shock people with the boldness of the color. In the fairy tale, the red shoes also become her punishment.


In "Snow White," the Evil Queen is punished with shoes. She is forced to step into heated iron shoes and dance until she dies. Here, she is punished for her vanity, her greed, and overall wickedness. Not only are the shoes made of heavy metal which would tire the wearer out, they are also on fire. Burn, burn, burn! The Queen can't stop dancing. Who would stand still while their feet are burning?

The heated iron shoes are meant as punishment.


Shoes may represent who you are, but be careful. They may end up punishing you!