Saturday, March 25, 2006

EILEEN: german magic

After reading Jen's post, I think German magic must be an oxymoron. It's why Germans do such great cars--All that logic--and not such good fairies. Total illogic. I have to admit that I sometimes have trouble with logic and paranormal, because I like writing the interfacing of worlds, and there really has to be some logic involved. But I'm happy to say that I'm blissfully free of worrying what molecules do. That's because its......magic! (or as they say in Shakespeare in Love. "I don't know how it happens. It's a mystery!") ABut considering how much Jen is angsting over her Mare's logical process, her story is so kickass nobody'll notice. Especially the part about the cat who was a lion and the frog who was....well, you'll just have to see.



Anonymous Laura V said...

The Grimm's fairytales are usually about magic, and you can't get much more German than that. And it's magic with rules, because in those stories magic punishes those who behave badly, and rewards those who are praiseworthy. There's also the very dangerous Lorelei.

I have the impression that the moral of stories about Irish faerie-folk is that one has to be careful with them, because they're very likely to be mischievous and play tricks on people.

March 26, 2006 3:54 AM  
Blogger Karen Templeton said...

Gawd. I'm thinking my poor Irish-German mutt childrens' heads are going to explode!

But I'm German-Scots, so, yeah, that must be why I have a hard time with magic (I wanna know how they did that) and paranormal (I'm, like, oh pul-leeze). Unless it's funny or tongue-in-cheek. Then I love it.

March 26, 2006 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Germany has a rich tradition of folk magic, still practiced in the US by decendants of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Who weren't actually Dutch at all. German for "German" is Deutch, which was corrupted to Dutch. Being folk magic, it's heavy on the health/protection/grow the crops type spells. And it's been heavily influenced by Christianity, so you won't find too much about supernatural being, other than angels. But we do have our magic!

March 30, 2006 9:29 PM  
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