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Fables

Postby meliescomic » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:04 am UTC

Well if there isn't already a Fables discussion here there damn well should be. Willingham is a tough, challenging writer and the book is just brilliant.
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Re: Fables

Postby podbaydoor » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:18 pm UTC

I've been slowly reading them out of order, basically whichever volumes I can get my hands on in the library every so often. I wish they would branch out from Western fairy tales and go into the rich mines of African and Asian tales, but otherwise I do enjoy the many levels of meta that go into each story. Have you been reading the spin-off about Jack? What's it like, is it any good?

One problem I have: is it ever explained why some fables age and others don't, and why a lot of fables aged normally in their stories and then conveniently stayed immortal at the age they were when their popular stories ended?
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Re: Fables

Postby Zohar » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:10 am UTC

There are some Asian Fables as well at some point. As for the aging thing, I think it mostly has to do with the belief people have. Most people believe in a 30ish year old Snow White so that's how old she is.
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Re: Fables

Postby Jessica » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:55 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:There are some Asian Fables as well at some point. As for the aging thing, I think it mostly has to do with the belief people have. Most people believe in a 30ish year old Snow White so that's how old she is.
Which was explained (kind of) in the 2nd trade.

I'm reading it slowly as well. Picking up trade paperbacks as I find them and have money. I won't read out of order, and I don't mind if it takes me forever to read it all (it was how I read Y the last man).
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Re: Fables

Postby Endless Mike » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:34 pm UTC

"It all" will take you awhile since Willingham said he'll keep writing it as long as it keeps making him money, which will probably be a long time since it's been fairly successful pulling a more mainstream audience. I'm not a fan of the series, myself, although I'll admit that I only read an early story arc (the second, I think?).


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