The Grimms in brief: “Sex is bad. Violence is okay when it is punishing the wicked.” Why do we keep having to have this argument? Does no one read the discussion board before posting on it? Oh yeah, i knew the answer to that already. *groans*
Also, Hans Christian Andersen, why do you have to be so obnoxious in your Christianizing of your stories? I wanted to like you, y’know. Pieces of “The Snow Queen” partially redeem you, though.
Definite reccurent theme in returning to fairy tales as an "adult": It’s interesting what we remember from stories we heard as children.
All we liaisons have classes that cut into the department tea ("The spring tea will be on April Fool's Day--Thursday, April 1-- from 4-5:30. All majors and prospective majors are invited. Seelye 207.") which amuses me. I should just skip my UMass class for it, but that day’s topic is “Modern Adaptations & Closure in Fairy Tales,” during the Little Red Riding Hood unit (assigned texts for the day include Thurber’s tale and the movie version of Carter’s “The Company of Wolves”). Of course, all the notes go up online, and it's not exactly a discussion-y class, so it's really rather missable. Sigh; decisions, decisions. (Plus it's Jane-Yolen-comes-to-my-Smith-Fairy-Tales-c
Haven’t yet started my Clarissa paper. Would kinda like to just go to sleep. Le sigh.