Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla

Fairy Tales in The Silmarillion

“A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.” – Tolkien, “The Road Goes Ever On” J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion delves into the history of Middle Earth, and the world of Arda as a whole. It contains a lot of background… Continue reading Fairy Tales in The Silmarillion

Cinderella · Fairy Tale · NovElla

Who’s the Most Popular One of All?

Fairy tales are everywhere. There are story collections, movies, retellings… and I was curious to know which ones are the most popular. How often are different stories referenced or retold? How do favorites change over time? I used the Google Ngram tool to plot different fairytale titles. It’s important to note that this isn’t always… Continue reading Who’s the Most Popular One of All?

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