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Website of the Day: Proppian Fairy Tale Generator

Online generators of any kind tend to suck my time and make me happy (still love the conversation heart generator). So when I found a Fairy Tale Generator the other day, I almost didn't know what to do with myself.

Based on Vladimir Propp's studies of structure in Russian folk tales, the Proppian Fairy Tale Generator lets you pick your desired plot themes such as struggle, villainy, rescue, and weddings, and the generator does its thing. Your results come up as your very own fairy tale — one of mine started off as: "A serpent in the stream asked me, 'What do you have in your bag?'" It's no Snow White, but it's promising. I'm still waiting for the prince to rescue my Princess Peach, though.

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aja28 aja28 9 years
This is wonderfully silly
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I love fairy tales, so I have GOT to see this!
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 9 years
Villiany, huh? My inner Apocolypse loves it.
raieven raieven 9 years
Reminds me of this Anthropology of Folklore class I took last summer-it was incredibly interesting!
jacy33 jacy33 9 years
I love generators!
GirlC GirlC 9 years
Neat, I'm going to check it out now.
divinelight divinelight 9 years
This is so cool. I'm taking a folklore class this semester and we just finished studying Propp this week. Awesome.
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