Before my regular blog post, help me celebrate with my Swoon Romance sister Linda Budzinski and the cover reveal for her book The Funeral Singer, available September 24. Check out the fanflippintastic cover:
But instant fame isn’t easy—and neither is love. Especially when Mel realizes she’s falling for another guy—one who may just want her heart more than her voice …
And now onto Friday Fascination…
I loved this post from The Passive Voice so much, I’m reposting it.
Why wast money on an English degree when you can just watch Disney movies?
Definition: A common thread or repeated idea that is incorporated throughout a literary work.
Example: “True love conquers all” is the main theme of Sleeping Beauty.
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3. Dramatic Irony
Definition: Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the literary work.
Example: Throughout most of The Lion King, Simba mopes around feeling guilty for his father’s death, unaware (as the audience is) that Scar actually killed Mufasa.
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Definition: The portion of a story that introduces important background information to the audience — for example, information about the setting, events occurring before the main plot, characters’ backstories, etc.
Example: At the beginning of Robin Hood, the rooster Alan-a-Dale describes how Robin Hood has been robbing from the rich to give to Nottingham’s poor.
Admit it, you love Disney movies, and now you have a great reason to watch them (with your rugrats or not. I won’t tell). Stay in school kids. And for those of you who’ve been there done that, keep learning. It’s a never-ending experience, right?
So what’s your favorite Disney movie? Mine is Sleeping Beauty – Maleficent used to scare the socks right off me. Big terrifying dragon. Lots of sharp teeth. Poor, misunderstood woman. I’m sure she merely had some deep-seated rejection issues. Love those tormented characters.