Brothers Grimm (2005) Twists Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales Aren’t for the Faint of Heart… Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm released the first volume of their collection of folktales “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” (Children’s and House Tales) in 1812. The first edition included 70 different stories, but the Brothers Grimm count eventually reached somewhere over 200. If you’ve never read any of their original fairy tales, they are an interesting read. I took a class in college called “Twice Told Tales” and we spent about half of a semester just studying the story of Little Red Riding Hood. I was fascinated to see what details changed or were added over the centuries. And believe me when I tell … Continue reading Brothers Grimm (2005) Twists Your Favorite Fairy Tales

Gaslight & Grimm book review

Words by Nemma Wollenfang   Gaslight & Grimm Introduction Gaslight & Grimm is an anthology of 13 short stories by a range of professional writers and Edited by award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Diana Bastine. All are fairy-tale retellings with steampunk twists. Some surprisingly inventive. From a darkly comical Puss in Boots to a beautifully depicted Red Shoes, to name some. It’s priced at £2.84 (kindle) or around £10.59 (paperback) on Amazon, so it won’t break the bank. Length: 252 pages. Gaslight & Grimm Overview The back page blurb says, “Tales have been told… but never quite like these.” They’re right. While you may know the … Continue reading Gaslight & Grimm book review

Steampunk Grimm tales seeking crowdsource funding

gaslight_and_grimmOnce upon a time… Ageless tales were told from one generation to the next. Tales of brave heroes and common men. Of beautiful princesses and goodhearted youths. Tales of danger and caution and magic…classics that still echo in our hearts and our fondest memories even to this day, told from worn, cherished books or from memory at Grandmother’s knee.
Oh yes, tales have been told…but never quite like these. Journey with us through the pages of Gaslight and Grimm to discover timeless truths through lenses polished in the age of steam.
With stories by James Chambers, Jean Marie Ward, Jeff Young, Diana Bastine, Kelly A. Harmon, Danny Birt, Jonah Knight, Elaine Corvidae, Bernie Mojzes, Christine Norris and David Lee Summers, with Jody Lynn Nye and Gail Z. Martin as stretch goal authors.

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Steampunk Circus Master on Grimm

Grimm series 3, episode 16 The Show Must Go On
The steampunk Ring Master

If you’re currently unacquainted with Grimm, it’s a modern day police drama that draws inspiration from the popular Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The basic plot centres on a police officer who learns he is a descendant from a centuries old league of warriors called Grimms. Throughout the centuries they’ve hunted and exterminated “Wesen” (pronounced Vessen on the show). He teams up with Monroe – a converted Wolfman (Blutbad) – to help find killers who are actually Wesen before dealing with them off radar. Continue reading “Steampunk Circus Master on Grimm”