Posts Tagged ‘ Aladdin ’

Lots of ideas, but no time to write!

I’m currently extremely busy. I’m moving to this wonderful new apartment with Daan & Piko. I’ve found a great job that I’m applying for and I’m also writing my dissertation & graduating. I’m really enjoying my busy life!

My master course, Digital Games: Theory and Design, is organising a post graduate conference. It’s a really interesting line-up: Peter Molyneux, Barry Atkins, Richard Bartle and not to mention my own teachers: Tanya Krzywinska, Douglas Brown & Justin Parsler. I can’t make it unfortunately, but I hope it’ll be a huge success! Check out their site HERE.

Everyday I have an urge to write a post about something I’ve seen or did, but I simply can’t find the time to do it. So after this busy period is over, I’ll write about all the things that I haven’t gotten around to doing: World of Warcraft, The Perfect Vagina, Xena, As The World Turns, Yoga, Disney Classics.

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Disney Classics: Aladdin Part 1

The classical story of a poor boy acquiring the power of a genie, marrying the princess and becoming sultan of the kingdom is my favourite and ultimate Disney movie. Not only did I fall in love with the characters and the music, it also still fuels my fascination for fairy tales. I’m fascinated by the concept of Aladdin and own several different versions of this classical tale. Several versions of this story are extremely chauvinistic and discriminate against woman. In those versions Aladdin wasn’t the romantic, handsome hero, but a cruel, conniving and evil man that only wanted to use the princess to gain power. However, Disney, the master of telling tales, creates such a wonderful, childfriendly, swinging and romantic story that I wanted to do an in-depth analysis of this incredibly inspiring animated movie.

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Fairy Tales

Since forever I’ve been fascinated by fairy tales and given that I want to start on some small creative writing project, I have thought of this interesting idea. I want to start analysing all the fairy tales that I love, to break them down to their essential events and then put them together again but from different perspectives (for example: Aladdin from the perspective of the genie instead of that of Aladdin himself). I will also give my own twist to the fairy tales, but it’s more meant as a fun writing exercise. Once I’ve started this project, I’ll put some of them up on the site for you to read (I don’t know which language they’ll be in yet though).

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