1. @DigitalStoryTeller

    Week Three: Writing the Legends

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    Bring It All Together

    I read an English fairy tale called Three Feathers. The main character started off as a normal wife with a husband that she never saw. She was curious about her husband and created a way to see him, then the story takes a turn. Her husband …

  2. @OraMyAura

    The Beast of Bray Road – Lost Tapes

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    Based on the readings, this seems to fall within the myth arena.  The myth here regarding the beast seems to be a sacred tales by the residents in that Wisconsin area and still seem relevant today, according to the story.  In terms of the storytelling, overall, I think it was …

  3. @Tyra13748487

    What Makes a Story Great?

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    What makes a story a great story? What makes a great book great is the use of language as much as the plot. The Golden Goose is a good example of a great book because it encompasses numerous details in which a great story would have. This story was presented …

  4. @ArthurDrag1

    El Chupacabra, what was that

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    I just finished watching a mockumentary on the chupacabra on Animal Planet in the Lost Tapes series. It was interesting enough, I guess, but the storytelling in it was terrible. The show opens with a couple receiving a video camera for their nine year old daughters birthday and then they …

  5. @fatolliecat

    Tonight, the foxes hunt the hounds

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    American Gods is amazing in both print and on TV. It gets very meta at times, as the gods are extremely genre savvy. The most basic premise of the story is how legends are created, live, and die. It’s about what humans do for the gods, and what the gods …

  6. @Alexis54552906

    Storytelling in the Eyes of Hercules

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    Hercules is the first movie that comes to mind when I consider good storytelling of a myth. This story has many aspects that make it great. Such as: it’s memorable, it inspires action, etc. I believe this myth is one that needs to be modeled after, when in a day, …

  7. @EmilyHutchins8

    “A Study In Emerald” Review

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    I read “A Study In Emerald” by Neil Gaiman for this week. I had never heard of this author or the story before, so I thought I would try it out. He use a newspaper format to tell the story with a news header and puts advertisements throughout the story. …

  8. @richelleholnick

    What makes a story interesting?

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    I chose to use the story “House of Leaves” because it was one of the weirdest, yet most interesting book I’ve ever read. It is about a myth that there was a house that could change shape, that was larger inside than outside, and that people died in. It really …

  9. @MaddieM02790291

    Witches of the Past

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    Storytelling has been around for centuries, so it makes sense that the mediums used for it have changed. At the end of the day, what societies look like change, but they are still made up of people with the same basic needs and desires. As humans, one of our core …

  10. @suzzcat

    Harry Potter

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    I chose “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” for my story because it relates to the folklore theme with wizardry and dragons. There is some foreshadowing in this story such as when Harry had a dream about the graveyard, and when Moody acted weird at the beginning dinner scene …

  11. @KaraDS106

    Telling Tangled

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    Instead of picking on of the provided stories to read, I chose to rematch Disney’s Tangled. I’m 200% obsessed with this movie so I’ll use any excuse to re-watch it. Once I did the readings and watched the Vonnegut video, I realized Tangled would be perfect for this assignment. I …

  12. @FCMaisano

    Lost Tapes Chupacabra-Just as Scary now?

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    When I was growing up, I was a bit of a scaredy-cat. One of the shows that scared me the most, even though I adored the show and watched it often, was Lost Tapes. One of the episodes in particular, Chupacabra, really made me not sleep at night. Why this …

  13. @tifamonster

    La Llorona

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    La Llorona, or “The Weeping Woman” is a a Mexican folk tale originated in Mexico in the early 1800’s. It tells the story of a woman who drowns her two children in the river, after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. She is depicted as a woman dressed …

  14. @justzaying7

    Heroism or Humanity

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    Today I read the story of the Forty-seven Ronins. I thought this story was very well written. It made good use of elements of storytelling, outlined in Kurt Vonnegut’s telling of the shape of stories. It began with the introduction with the telling of the victim in the story, …

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