Retelling…Magically Monday #3

I am sure that my readers are aware of what the word “retelling” means. For those who do not, retelling simple to repeat or ‘retell’ a story you heard and you repeat. Sometimes with extreme accuracy or with little falsehoods hear and there, exaggerations if you will.

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One of the funniest things I have been hearing lately, is how people are annoyed or bored with people retelling the Disney animated films. One person even went so far to say that Walt Disney would be turning in his grave with the unoriginal in Hollywood, because of the live action films.

Uhhh…

Apart from Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy…Those characters. Walt Disney didn’t come up with a single original thought. He retold stories that were already in the atmosphere. Walt Disney would not have a single leg to stand on, even if he did not like them. Personally, I think he would have loved them.

What is your favourite Disney movie and is it the same as the original? 

I know, I know…

I am just going to start off this post with a “I know, I know” Myths are, myths. Every story I see of Hades though, he is always trying to release the Titans. I would like to know, why?

What would have made Hades thought that the Titans wouldn’t have done anything to him? Whether he likes it or not, he is a God., like Zeus. I think the Titans would have destroyed him.

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Jussie Smollett

Who isn’t talking about this guy, am I right?

The whole situation, too me personally, is just all really odd. From Smollett to the alleged attackers, to everyone being so gosh darn eager to jump on the “we hate Jussie Smollett” bandwagon.

For myself, I don’t need proof that the alt-right, extreme Trump supporters are not very nice people, you see it everywhere, every day, we do not need someone to make it up.

What frustrates me a lot about this situation though, is just the bandwagon from everyone. While completely ignoring other people who have made allegations that are not true, which are just as bad. Like the MAGA group demanding an apology for the Smollet situation, do they understand we believe him because THEY make it so easy to believe him? What about themselves? Jacob Wohl tried and failed to make false rape allegations against Muller…Where is his apology? He doesn’t even acknowledge what he did. No one is saying that he should have the book thrown at him? #whiteprivilege much?! Not only all that, he keeps talking about Jussie Smollet like he has NEVER done something similar in his life! Despite his rape allegations being less than a year ago!

What inspired me though to write this blog was this “entertainment reporter” from the Morning Show in Australia on Channel 7. I don’t know how he got his job, but he’s very much the type that jumps on bandwagons. Harassing celebrities, he seems very eager to please. He however said something that just made me go…

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The biggest “proof” that this alleged attackers have is that he paid them with a cheque to beat him up. Now Smollett has come out saying that the cheque was to pay them for their workouts, health and diet type tips. This “reporter” said and I quote “Even if the cheques were for these two guys workout, health and diet tips. That doesn’t let Smollett off the hook”…

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If the only proof you have of someone being not truthful, isn’t true…I don’t know how to even finish off that sentence,lol. If something isn’t true, than it isn’t true…Right?

He also went on about how Smollett is on Ice, with no proof.

 

World Tell-A-Fairy-Tale Day

Who doesn’t love a good fairy-tale?

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Fairy tales – Are stories that range from those originating in folklore to more modern stories. 

Ancient Greece and Egyptian fairy tales are also known more commonly as “Myths” and to some these are still very good fairy tales. Usually fairy tales are based on some form of truth, or a collection of truths. A lot of the more modern Disney fairy tale movies are based on old stories by Hans Christen Anderson and the Grimm Brothers. And their stories are a lot darker than the Disney films we know today.

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Behind the Stories: The true stories behind classic fairy tales – Huffington Post

Fairy tales are also good lessons for children (and some adults). They have basic life lessons behind them. It’s better not to look to deep into them, usually because the message is just very simple.

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The Mabinogion

I have been watching this new series on the ABC called “The Secret Life of Books”…and it is fantastic…I highly recommend that if you can watch it, do it! It seems appropriate that on World Book Day, I would talk about books today!

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There are 11 stories all together under the Mabinogion, all come from Welsh. They are the earliest prose stories of the literature of Britain. The stories were compiled in the 12th–13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. The two main source manuscripts were created c. 1350–1410, as well as a few earlier fragments. These stories offer drama, philosophy, romance, tragedy, fantasy and humour, and were created by various narrators over time.

The stories of the Mabinogion are strongly believed to be the beginnings of the King Arthurian period.

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What are you reading today, on World Book Day today? I am finally getting around to reading this!

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Greek Giants

First may I start off with saying I love Ancient Greece, and Rome and Egypt and all those ancient places, would I want to actually live in that time?…Probably not…But a lot of those civilisations just completely fascinate me.

So I was completely fascinated to find out this week, what Historians believe created one of the Ancient Greeks most well-known mythical Giants, the cyclops. As many ancient stories and myths are created, the creatures, monster and scary bogey men” usually come from someone’s true life encounter.

Where they believed the Myth of the Cyclops come from is from the skeleton of the true ancient giant, the Mammoth.

The real animals that inspired the Cyclops (Modern Notion website).

Cyclops Myth spurred by “One-Eyed” Fossils? (National Geographic)

They believe from looking at the skulls of a Mammoth, the hole in the skull where the trunk would have been, it does look like a eye.

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Not Married, But Attached — Musings from a Tangled Mind

I know I’ve written many times before about the weird and wild world of online dating. I’ve written about the “stranger danger” Spidey sense that hits when you decide to meet a stranger in person for the first time. I’ve written about the unflattering photos of men way past their prime flaunting their topless torsos […]

via Not Married, But Attached — Musings from a Tangled Mind

Can I just begin this by saying that I feel really bad that I don’t pay much attention to this category. I created the “Single in a small city”category and then about a month later I met my now partner of roughly over two years. I always feel funny about writing being single in any form, when I’m not. However, I still love hearing about other people’s dating stories and I absolutely adore the tv show “First Dates” It’s hilarious! I think that I’ve only be right about one couple so far and I so happy for them that they were still dating after the show.

The above post is from Musings from a Tangled Mind and it’s really hilarious post, it is really great and shows what kind of odd balls there are still out there. Online dating seems to be the thing to do these days.

I met my current partner through online dating and it worked for me. I think it worked for me, I think though that it worked for me because I was “sensible” about it. I met him for the first time in a public place, I made sure I actually had an excuse to leave (if it was turning out to be horrible) and never gave out any personal information!

However, my current partner was not the first person that I met on a date from online dating, and I actually didn’t want to meet the guy. It was more at my mother’s instance. Always listen to your gut instincts! On the one and only date I went on with the other guy, it was really uncomfortable. I already didn’t want to meet him before the date. He insisted on paying for my dinner, but he kept saying how he did it. Then he insisted on dropping me off home, I was not about to let him know where I lived! Then when I convinced him to not drop me home, he left me outside by myself, on a dark street, while I waited for a taxi.

Bean Bags!

I am all about having the most comfortable reading nook. Below is a link to some really gorgeous reading nooks. Please feel free to talk about your own!

30 most beautiful reading nooks (Ebook Friendly)

My question though is, what do you think about bean bags? There’s one I found recently and I’ve never had a bean bag before so I don’t what the “etiquette” is. I would love to hear some recommendations or any funny stories you’ve had with bean bags!

This or That? #71

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This or That? #71

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

Has a book ever made you cry?

I am going to have to go with a resounding “YES”, in fact it was the classic book I was writing about last week (This or That #70) Ruth Park’s “Playing Beatie Bow” that was probably one of the first books that ever made me cry.

I’m not honestly sure how much I can write about why it made me cry, without giving big plot details. I guess the best I can say is that there is a lot of learning in the book. A lot of learning to appreciate the past and the present, a lot of appreciation for who you have in your life.