Essays · Review: Fairy Tale

On Adaptation: Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

Most of us are aware by now that Disney has recognized the marketable interest in fairy tale retellings. Now, when talking about Disney's Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, we must ask, "Which one?" Now, first of all: I'm not at all opposed to this trend. If you're new to this blog, hello, welcome, please… Continue reading On Adaptation: Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

Essays · Introduction

(The Start of) An Impassioned Defense of Fan Fiction

As a general rule, I don't post reviews of fanfics on this blog. Certainly, there was one notable instance—an instance in which said fanfic was eventually published as a book for sale, incidentally. Lately, I've begun to ask myself: Why is that? This is my "dirty" secret: I read a lot of fanfic. As a… Continue reading (The Start of) An Impassioned Defense of Fan Fiction

Essays · Review: Fantasy

Adapting a Story vs an Idea: A Critique of Game of Thrones (Season 7)

Game of Thrones is a TV show adapted from George R. R. Martin's unfinished fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Game of Thrones is, without a doubt, the biggest show in the world. The books and show are full of rich character development and plots and intrigues so complex that it can be… Continue reading Adapting a Story vs an Idea: A Critique of Game of Thrones (Season 7)