Build Your Own Russian Fairytale

February 2nd, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

“The silver fish leapt from the water from his gurgling mouth came a bubble that solidified and dropped into my lap. Just as quickly as he had emerged, the fish plopped back into the water, leaving me to puzzle over this mysterious orb.”

Curious about what element of narrative analysis might apply to a paragraph like that?

It may be time to go visit the Proppian Fairytale Generator (v 1.0) and explore the universality of “branding,” “villainy,” “receipt of a magical agent,” “liquidation,” and “absention” in fairytales. Once you’re done there, learn how to build a better Dungeons and Dragons game from it.

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