“Curiosity,” according to Google, is defined as such:
- “a strong desire to know or learn something.”
- “a strange or unusual object or fact.”
As someone who has long used stories to understand the world and connect with others, I’ve found that curiosity, as a trait, and curiosities, unusual facts and thoughts about stories, are what define me.
And one huge way that we see stories come together is on the internet. The creativity with which people draw parallels, whether between scenes, characters, works, or versions of the same work, is incredible. But while there are a lot of places on the internet that make glancing observations of these common elements, I have found myself wanting something more like my in-depth college literature discussions, but more casual.
This blog will cover my analyses of popular (and not-so-popular) stories and fandoms, from close readings of scenes, to broad connections between works, and how writers use similar elements to different effect. Posts every Monday.
Such works will include:
- Harry Potter
- Merlin BBC
- Sherlock BBC
- Doctor Who
- Jane Austen & Pemberley Digital adaptations
- Once Upon a Time
- Princess Tutu
- Various novels, particularly middle grade fantasies
- Various Films & Franchises
- Theater & Musical Theater