PODCAST 4 :Fantasy vs Fairytale-Worldbuilding Pt. 1 EP. 4
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Original upload date: Apr 5, 2021
Cristian frowned and glanced up at the bird. Without even moving his lips he spoke to the bird with his mind. Ah, so it’s you? He should’ve known the raven wasn’t an ordinary raven, but an Earth Diver; a celestial trickster. It’s me, said the Earth Diver. The Earth Diver peered down at Cristian and answered him in the same manner. His voice, with a croak more like a frog call taunted, and droned back into Cristian’s thoughts, annoying him. Go away, said Cristian turning away. The Earth Diver suspended Cristan in place and he faltered to the ground. The bird transferred his uncontrollable cocky croaks of laughter to Cristian. But instead of laughing, Cristian’s insides burst, and crumbled… Cristan’s arm twisted backward painfully again, and again… Cristan screamed… he fell from the sky over and over… He cringed, screaming, holding his hands to his head- he stared at the Earth Diver and gasped. It was all just a mind trick. The Earth Diver was up to tricks already. Cristian had never felt such power before. The earth diver’s laughter continued, and he came to rest on the rock next to Cristian. Cristian turned and focused on the Earth Diver’s emotions. Tiny, dark shades of black and orange particles glimmered and spiraled together around the bird. Cristan kept his eyes focused. The spiraling particles froze in the air , split apart, formed into and revealed –. A dark haired teenage boy who sat on a waterfall and sobbed. Eyes steady now. If only Cristan could conentrate, keep the image alive , to reach inside with his mind, he could shove the bird’s own mind tricks back toward it. Cristan cringed and breathed hard. The bird was too powerful or was it he who was too weak? Cristan let out a tired , crippled gasp. The particles around the bird smashed into each other and the bird’s memory dissolved. But the Earth Diver cocked its head, and squinted its dark, crystal eyes toward Cristan. Cristian’s limbs snapped, as he cowered to the ground once again, and the earth diver sent little pinched nerves to his brain. But as quick as the pain came, it subsided. How many times do I have to tell you wolf creatures, please don’t do that. It’s very agriravating, said the Earth Diver. Cristian flinched, lifting his head. We must get off the mountain. Help us get off the mountain. I’m neither friend nor foe. Please, I don’t know the way. Some alpha you are, yearling...
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This week is our first ever worldbuilding episode where we will be exploring Fantasy Vs Fairytale and try to answer the question is your novel a Fantasy or Fairytale?
We will discuss:
What is a fairytale by exploring famous stories by famous authors diving into J.R. R TOLKIEN definition from his work entitled On Fairytales.
We will explore the use of talking animals and anamorphic creatures in fantasy vs fairytale
Do you agree that your fantasy is really a fairytale?
Is little red riding hood really a fairy tale?
Lets start a dialogue about it.
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