LOTR · NovElla · Quotes · Science Fiction · The Hobbit

Forgotten Dragons

What do you picture when you think of dragons? Fire-breathers? Winged-lizards? Dragons are common in fantasy, whether it’s the traditional kind or a unique interpretation. In recent literature, such as Eragon and Harry Potter, dragons are often depicted as fire-spewing reptiles, with both legs and wings. The origin of this type of dragon was a… Continue reading Forgotten Dragons

Austen · Cinderella · Historical · NovElla

Jane Austen’s Cinderella Obsession

Did Jane Austen write a story about Cinderella? Well, not exactly; but I love connecting two of my favorite topics together! Arguably, all of Austen’s most popular works have at least one Cinderella element in them: every heroine marries a man of greater wealth. Although not always her social superior, the male lead is often… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Cinderella Obsession

Cinderella · Historical · NovElla

Silhouette of a Fairy Tale

Cinderella has inspired the creativity of countless writers, artists, producers, and others. Fairytale adaptations and art are created using all sorts of different mediums – even paper cutting! In the early days of stop-motion photography, paper-cut figures were used to create cutout animation movies. Charlotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was a German animation pioneer in the nascent… Continue reading Silhouette of a Fairy Tale

Historical · Math · NovElla · Quotes

Einstein’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” – Albert Einstein   Not only is it Einstein’s birthday today, it’s Pi Day too! If you’re interested in pi, you can learn more… Continue reading Einstein’s Birthday

Cinderella · NovElla

Into the Music

Be careful what you wish for… As far as fairytale mashups go, you can’t get a more thorough entanglement than Into the Woods. The recent Disney movie brought Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack of beanstalk fame, and Rapunzel to the big screen, along with a baker whose story ties the other tales together. I watched… Continue reading Into the Music