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August 1, 2018 @ 5:19 am

Episode 14: Once Upon a Something

On this episode of Be the Serpent, we're discussing fairytales: how do they work, what purpose does their beauty and terror serve, and why are they so intertwined with everything we read? Our tentpoles this week are Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, Stardust (the movie), and the Yuri on Ice fanfic "hood & glove".


What We’re Reading:

Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee
Armistice by Lara Elena Donnelly
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
The Starlit Wood (anthology), ed. Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe
Rag and Bone by KJ Charles


Other Stuff We Mentioned:

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
The movie Stardust
Hood & glove” by Fahye/Freya Marske [which features artwork by hawberries]
The folk tales “Tam Lin,” "Baba Yaga's Daughter" and “Little Red Riding Hood”
Queer Eye
This interview between Shveta Thakrar and Over The Rainbow Fairy Tale about Euro-centric attitudes about fairy tales
The Orpheus myth
Sir Orfeo (medieval ballad)
“King Orpheo” (Scottish song)
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Stardust (the book) by Neil Gaiman
“Rapunzel”, the fairy tale
The fairy tale “Snow White”
The Princess Bride
Yuri!!! On Ice
The hieros gamos
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Victory Condition by astolat
Seelie and the Unseelie Courts
“Cradle of Vines” by Jennifer Mace
“The Bonny Swans”
“Win me, win me, an ye will” by Fahye/Freya Marske
Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown
Miss Marjoribanks by Mrs Oliphant
Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Tithe by Holly Black
Into The Woods, the musical
Aarne-Thompson Tale Type Index
Thompson’s Motif Index
Dewey Decimal System
Swan Lake, the ballet
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty which is based on “Sleeping Beauty”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Wayward Children by Seanan McGuire
Alice in Wonderland 1999 TV filmstrongtime



The transcript for this episode can be found here. Thanks as always to our scribes: Sara, Neharika, and Magali!

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