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Kelly Faircloth
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Jul 25 2011
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Good point! There should probably be an entire syllabus of required reading before adapting fairy tales, including Angela Carter, a couple of Robin McKinleys, the collected works of Tanith Lee, Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip, much of Maria Tatar and Marina Warner's work, the list goes on....

Jul 25 2011
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Deerskin is epic and powerful and really, really dark. I originally planned to include it, but decided it would be too tough to adapt without stripping out what made the source material so great. (I'd like to see someone do it right, though.)

Jul 25 2011
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I seriously considered including the Tain, my personal favorite appearance by the Hound of Cullen. I also like Maeve and Fergus as characters. But I feel like the Cuchulain stories are fundamentally just too weird/pagan to fit the "fairy tale" mold. So I figured I'd save it for a future piece. :)

Jun 14 2011
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I'm actually thinking of saving J. Jonah Jameson for a round-up of scurrilous / hero-slandering journalists. They are totally not fair and balanced.

Jun 14 2011
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Yes, he's going up shortly! Consider there to be egg on my face for that omission.

Jun 14 2011
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I debated about old Pete, but decided to save him for another day and another list. And Clark's heart is in the right place — but we all know he's not in it for the Pulitzers.

May 13 2011
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True story: This guy and his 1994 book are, if I'm remembering correctly, partly responsible for my childhood Rapture nightmares.

May 2 2011
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Actually, this has been my pet theory since I started reading the novels. There are lots of random bits that I read as clues (for example — in the episode when one of the slave girls says dragons came from a moon that crashed into the sun and cracked open). That said—"They're ACTUALLY IN SPACE!" is my favorite plot Read more