Once Upon A Time: How The Dark Curse Made Everyone’s Lives Better

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS FOR ABC'S ONCE UPON A TIME.  Ah...Once Upon a Time....a show once so wondrous and imaginative now a collection of overused tropes and timeline retcons. I remember back in the day when I was first introduced to this show and how much I enjoyed the colorful characters, the intriguing [...]

Why I’m Disappointed By Neil Gaiman’s “Trigger Warning”

Perhaps I'm just whingeing over semantics here, but I had to get this off my chest. When I purchased the audiobook for Neil Gaiman's book on short stories I was very excited. Not only am I a fan of Gaiman's writing, I am also a big fan of his narration. His dulcet tones and faint [...]

Are Fairytale Reimaginings Becoming Unimaginative?

If you have perused a YA section of a bookstore in the last three years, then you've likely come across the cover of a fairytale reimagining. Perhaps one book tells the story of Cinderella, a valiant warrior, who loses her magical boot in the middle of a battle and an infatuated warlord must return it [...]