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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Potentially cool idea

Hey, kittens.  Ashley and I have been brainstorming ideas for Fairy Tale Fortnight, and I had one that I wanted to bring to you guys and see if any of you would be interested.

Basically, I would like to get people to record themselves (via video) reading from a specific fairy tale, and then I wanted to edit all the videos together so that multiple people would be reading the fairy tale, sort of like a communal bedtime story.  I think it would be really neat to have all those different voices and faces attached to a story, to sort of show how big a part these stories play in our lives and psyches.  There's a whole historical and societal background to this that makes it intriguing to me, but in short, I think it would be pretty damn neat.

But in order to do this, I need to know a few things from you guys:

  • Do you think it would be better to feature multiple stories, with 3-4 people reading each, or would it be better to have 1 tale, with all participants reading a short segment of it?
  • What tale(s) would do you think should be chosen?
  • Would you be interested in participating?

I'd love it if you could answer these few questions for me, and I'd LOVE it if you wanted to participate.  I think this idea could be really, really cool on so many levels.



  1. I think it would be enjoyable if you featured a handful of tales with 3-4 readers each. It was certainly allow us to get to know the voice/personality of the reader. I'd fear that if too many people were reading for a story, some of the people would be forgetable, and that wouldn't be so good.

    I've always been fond of the Princess and the Pea. I don't even know why. But, that story has my vote.

    I'm looking forward to the finished project!

    - Jackie

  2. I think this is an awesome idea. I think each different way of doing it is good. Maybe if you get enough people involved you could have some people reading from the same fairy tale and some reading from different fairy tales.

  3. Either way is cool, but I kinda like the idea of one story, many voices.

    I'm down to do it if I can figure out how on my laptop, I'm guessing it's not too hard.

    I'm a Little Red Riding Hood girl myself =)

  4. I would love to participate in this! 3 to 4 people sounds fine and my vote is for The Little Mermaid.

  5. Wow! I have to give this some thought. One thing I can say now is that it's a genius, awesome idea. What an amazing way to portray that underlying thought.

  6. I'd love to participate. I like tales where the girl kicks butt so East of the Sun, West of the Moon is my pick.

  7. I love this idea. I think we should do a gruesome fairy tale, like Bluebeard or one of the versions of it. I'm in! :)

  8. I think it's a great idea. I could go for East of the Sun, West of the Moon (being part Norwegian). I'd love to participate, if my technology is up to it!


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