Graphic by Gypsy using Dore's illustrations & Debbie's vintage dust jacket project from Confessions of a Plate Addict
(text is the opening lines of Le Chat Botté)
I got tagged in the "You know you're a fairy tale blogger" chain. So, here goes.
I will admit that these might not all be completely true, but I try not to let the truth get in the way of a good story . . .
You know you're a fairy tale blogger when:
- You sometimes get the urge to shake your fist and shout "Curse you, Disney!"
- You wonder if there are any shades, tones or hues of Andrew Lang you don't own (There’s a Red Fairy Book and a Crimson Fairy Book. Is there a Scarlet Fairy Book and I missed it? What about Vermilion?).
- You not only buy fairy tale related items but items that are only connected by a tangent. Like a European peasant food cook book so you’d have a sense of what Cinderella ate or an old German card game so you’d know what characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales might have done in their free time.
- You find yourself recommending obscure folk tales to people who only showed a casual interest in what you blog about.
- You have all your folk tale books organized geographically for easy access.
- You have two favorite fairy tales. One famous one you grew up with and one you had to discover all on your own.
- You know who Madame d’Aulnoy is.
- You have lively inner debates as to whether certain legends count as fairy tales (for example: King Arthur, Robin Hood and The Pied Piper) and whether you should post about them.
- You sometimes think you know more about the work of writers Alex Flinn, Robin McKinley and Shannon Hale than your local Teen Room librarian does.
- You kick yourself if something fairy tale-ish happens and you didn’t prepare a relevant post about it in time.
- You sometimes get a little peeved that Once Upon a Time keeps using the same old fairy tales everybody knows (Come on, ABC! Give us something really worth posting about).
- You’re willing to put male pride aside so that you can post about stuff like fairy tale ballets and Ever After High dolls.
- You write long, impassioned posts to try and dispel generalizations about the Brothers Grimm.
- You take being called a fool as a compliment because you know that fools have all the best adventures.
- You sometimes hope that someone will come along and want to trade you magic beans for something.
This blog chain started with Kristin at Tales of Faerie.
Then, it got passed to Gypsy at Once Upon a Blog.
Next, it went to Heidi Anne Heiner at the venerable Sur La Lune.
Then, it came to this little ol' Fairy Tale Geek here.
But look out, Tahlia Merrill from Diamonds and Toads and Timeless Tales because "Tag, you're it!"
What is this? From Kristin, of Tales of Faerie:After having a fairy tale blog for years, it really starts to bleed into the rest of your life. Gypsy from Once Upon a Blog and I have been enjoying sharing some of these unique results of our bloggerhood and thought some of you might also have some funny and interesting things to share as well!