Thursday, May 1, 2014

You Know You're a Fairy Tale Blogger When...


-You feel like you can justify any fairy tale-related purchase, if you can get a post out of it
-Typing the word "fairly" automatically becomes "fairy" because your fingers type it so much
-You feel a little personally offended if someone says they don't like fairy tales/insinuate fairy tales are childish and trite
-You feel a little paranoid to be running on an outdoor trail wearing a red hoodie, as if this is inviting an attack
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-Multiple shelves of your bookshelf are taken up with fairy tale books, and yet-
-Your amazon wishlist is made up of virtually all fairy tale books
-You have the instinct to include images in your emails, to keep people's attention
-Your wonderful and supportive husband, who had no interest in fairy tales previous to meeting you, can now throw around phrases like "Animal Bridegroom tales" and discuss fairy tale plots like a pro


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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! So I tag Gypsy to add to the list next :)

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  1. Well, yes, of *course* it's offensive if someone insinuates fairy tales are trite and childish! That goes without saying, doesn't it?

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  2. 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 or tones of Andrew Lang you don't own.

    - you find yourself recommending obscure folk tales to people who only showed a casual interest in what you do.

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    1. @ quillandqwerty - want to join in? Let me know an address I can email to. :)
      @AdamYJ - You're quick Adam! YES< YES and YES! Watch for a mail coming. ;)

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    2. InkGypsy, you can find me at amo (at) amovitam (dot) ca (and if a person called amo pops up here, or on any of your blogs, that's me in my usual internet incarnation).

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  3. quillanqwerty-I'm so glad I found your blog!!

    Adam-lol-hope you join in in the series via your own blog!

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  4. The more I learn about fairy tales, the more I also think of God being the ultimate Author, and how he has woven themes into the story of reality -- history.

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  5. I agree with it all, but AMEN to the fairy tale purchases. And when I'm about to talk myself out of it, usually a family member or friend talks me back into it. If the price is reasonable, at least. Here's my post at http://surlalunefairytales.blogspot.com/2014/05/you-know-youre-fairy-tale-blogger-when.html

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  7. Mine's up! http://www.fairytalefandom.com/2014/05/you-know-youre-fairy-tale-blogger-when.html

    I'll admit that I may have exaggerated one or two of them, but I'm not the type to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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  8. I've found the source of this fun thread! I've been following backward from surlalunefairytales. Now I'll need to follow the thread forward. And *cheers* for supportive (or extremely patient) husbands!

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    1. Glad you've been enjoying this! And absolutely, my husband has been instrumental in encouraging me with this blog.

      And glad I found you! Your book looks really interesting!

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  9. Thanks so much for including my hoodies in this post! I really appreciate it. Sadly they are sold out, but I do have the design on a tee currently. You can check out out on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105423133/little-red-tee

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    1. Ooh thanks for the link! Yes, I was going to include the link to purchase the hoodies if possible, I'm sure many of my readers (and me!) would be interested, if they ever go back in stock!

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  10. I can empathise with all of these - especially the bookshelf & amazon ones!

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  11. Totally relate to some of these and I'm not even a blogger (just an aspiring novelist)! Especially guilty of feeling offended whenever anyone says something derogatory about fairy tales...

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