Merri and Missy chat about the origin and evolution of fairy tales, including how and why they remain popular today. Topics include: Once Upon a Time, Fables, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, J. R. R. Tolkien, the genius of Angela Carter and Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, creepypasta, and representation.
Links you may find interesting:
The strangest guide to pronouncing Marjane Satrapi.
Earthtongue, a fun little indie game.
Polygon writes erotic ALF fanfiction in Elegy For a Dead World.
Tolkien’s “On Fairy Stories.”
Le Guin’s “Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons?”
Neil Gaiman on fairy tales and Angela Carter.
New book of fairy tales: The Turnip Princess.
Ted the Caver.