Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday (#11)


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Todays topic:
fairytale retelling vs. the original fairytale

My Answer:  I am a fairytale fanatic, addict, lover... all these words apply!  I admit it.  I love, love LOVE the original fairytale stories of Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty... they are just so magical.  There's a reason those stories are so popular, and that reason is that they resonate with all of us.  They appeal to the little girl inside us all who wishes a prince would fall in love with us. :)  Even though original fairytales will always have a special place in my heart I ADORE fairytale retellings even more.  To take a story that was good to begin with and transform it further into ANOTHER masterpiece is extraordinary to me.  Of course not all retellings are well written and work for me... but when they are done well they are my favorite!

What about YOU? Do you prefer fairytale retelling or the original fairytale? 

Next weeks topic: Peeta vs. Gale

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  1. LOVELY topic! this really gets you thinking, since I've never really considered sides before. I shall post mine tomorrow ;)

    but I think I will agree with you on this one. retellings are winning my heart over more nowadays...

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

  2. This is a great topic! I'm glad you like retellings so much--I do too!

  3. I agree with Vivian and SC! Great topic! I enjoyed thinking about it and writing my answer. I love retellings--I think they're really cool if done carefully and with imagination. :)

  4. I love both, so once more I'm undecided :)

  5. What a fun topic! I love fairy tales and I also like retellings. It is so fun to look at a favorite story from another angle or side. I like that I get to enjoy the story again and again!

  6. I actually haven't read many original fairy-tales--enough to know that they're not like Disney movies--but I do love fairy tale retellings. In particular, I love 12 Dancing Princesses. Also, I'm enjoying the Red Riding Hood stories that are popping up featuring werewolves.

    Fun meme, btw!