22 March, 2009

Once Upon a Time III

I stumbled across this challenge when I was poking around Reading Adventures.
Stainless Steel Droppings has presented a challenge.


He has concocted multiple quests surrounding the following definitions:

fan⋅ta⋅sy: a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting.(Wiki)

fairy tale: a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals, and usually enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. (Wiki)

folk⋅lore: the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people; lore of a people; The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally. (Dictionary dot com)

my⋅thol⋅o⋅gy: a body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person; a set of stories, traditions, or beliefs associated with a particular group or the history of an event, arising naturally or deliberately fostered. (Dictionary dot com)

I am going to try Quest the Third. I need to read 5 books between now and June 20th and in June read/watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I think this should be fun and as I have only 1 more baby blanket and that &^%$ stole for my boss. I think I can fit a book or 5 in…

I am thinking I will finish up (?) the Sword of Truth series with “Confessor”. That should satisfy “fantasy” I also have The Dresden Files, god I love those books.

For fairy tale I will be reading “The True Story of Hansel and Gretel”. I also pulled out a bunch of my retellings of fairy tales so you may be seeing Deerskin, Tam-Lin and the Princess Bride (to name a few).

I am having trouble with the difference between folklore and mythology. So I will have to work on these. But I am going to read The Hawk’s Gray Feather. It’s Volume 1 of the Tales of Arthur. It has to fit in one of these two categories.

Happy Reading!


Marg said...

Sometimes the edges of the various types are a bit indistinct aren't they!

I hope you enjoy the challenge!

Rue said...

You should talk to Luis about folklore. He's very interested in the folklore of Peru. He wants to go back and collect it from the older people who live in the mountains.

me said...

Marge - aint that the truth! Thanks I look forward to seeing what folks have to say!

Rue - That is a good idea. I am sure he has a great tale or two to tell. I do think that Luis is a bit...puzzled by me maybe he can tell you the story and then you can tell me the story and there for that is the passing of oral stories. Hell, Maybe I can reprint this comment!

Mojo said...

Well don't forget... the playoffs are almost upon us. So factor that into your challenge. I don't know about you, but during the first round especially -- when there's at least one game every night -- I don't get a lot done once the post-season starts.