“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
– Lewis Carroll

𝔈𝔩𝔩𝔦𝔢 𝔡𝔢𝔩 𝓡𝔢𝔞𝔩

Ellie del Real is a Literature student residing in the U.S.. She hopes to pursue her interests in Folklore and Literature, however, she also has deep interests in Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian literature, as well as a love for Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. Throughout her schooling (with a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in the Composition/Literature) she has made it a point to direct what projects she could to the study of folklore and fairy tales, with the intent of always learning more and feeding that knowledge. She hopes to take one of these interests in Literature to the PhD level, preferably in Canada because she thinks that Canada is pretty awesome. But for now, she is frantically chipping away at grad school, and so she still has some stuff to figure out. For now, she will continue to play with The Faerie Realm, and write about herself in the third person.

𝓗𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔖𝔢𝔞𝔩𝔰

A woman just a tad too sarcastic to be allowed to do this… 

(Really, I’m not quite sure what anyone expects when an INTJ is forced to talk–er, write?–about themselves, but I guess I’ll give it a shot.)

My name’s Heather, and I’m currently a grad student, working on attaining an MA in English Literature & Composition. I’m not as akward as Ellie, so I won’t be writing about myself in the third person like she did, but I will be just as sassy more than likely. I, too, earned my BA in English Literature, only really opting out of earning a BA in Creative Writing, too, because that meant going through the undergrad program for a few more quarters to get the last couple of classes I needed, but I was not about that life and instead focused on getting into an MA program. Which, obviously, I did.

I’m an openly admitted nerd, and I’ve managed to find ways to work comic books and/or fairy tales into at least one class every quarter since I was first introduced to the wonderful world of adaptation studies. I even managed to work an entire quarter around the inclusion of fairy tales this past winter, so that was really cool. (Sadly, there is no pun intended there as where I reside does not really know what it means to be “cool” most of the year. Damn this state’s lack of diverse seasons…)

My end goal is to earn my PhD in either Folklore or Irish Studies because I really should find some way to use all that knowledge I have in the field in a more productive manner than just going “Oh, hey, random fact…” whenever my brain decides to make those weird connections between things. But in the meantime, I’m going to stop talking about myself because this is really bizarre.