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Ready to feel simultaneously confused and inspired? Are you looking for someone to wring your creativity for every ounce of originality it can muster? Good. Because we know five different types of fiction that’ll do that for you.
Join us as we break down Steampunk, Fantastique, Slipstream, Bizarro, and Weird fiction.
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▬▬▬▬ What is Tale Foundry? ▬▬▬▬
Welcome to Tale Foundry! The only place on Youtube (or perhaps the internet, if we want to be bold here) where you not only get to hear a new short story every month, but you get a look at all the ideas and inspiration that goes into them!
Our real goal is to educate, inspire, and encourage you to share the stories in your head with the world. This is a place for storytellers, writers, and nerds who like to make stuff up.
Share your ideas with us; give us feedback on our stories; let us know what inspires you! Anything creative is welcome.
We look forward to seeing you around~
▬▬▬▬ Daily Posts and Other Stuff ▬▬▬▬
•Something Interesting — Almost every day, we post an informational/inspirational blurb related to our monthly theme. You can see them on any of our social media sites, listed above.
•Q&A — You can ask Talebot and the Taleoids questions anonymously (or with your Tumblr account) here: http://talefoundry.tumblr.com/ask
•Fan stories — Coming soon
•Voting — Every other month we let the community choose which subject they want us to cover next by hosting a poll on our social media sites, listed above. We may also use these polls to ask for opinions and suggestions for upcoming stories, so keep an eye out!
▬▬▬▬ Past Themes ▬▬▬▬
Game of Thrones Month (April 2016) — https://goo.gl/I7uqeq
Celtic Folklore Month (March 2016) — https://goo.gl/iaP1sy
▬▬▬▬ Friends and Affiliates ▬▬▬▬
Because Geek (Game of Thrones videos) — https://goo.gl/yIiLGK
Red Team Review (Game of Thrones videos) — https://goo.gl/NMAFng
▬▬▬▬ Credit/Attributions ▬▬▬▬
The following resources were used fairly under Creative Commons:
—“Ghost Piano,” by Namfoodle on Soundcloud.com
—”Gone Beyond,” “Sleep Away,” and “Danse Morialta” by Kevin Macleod on Incompetech.com
—“What Do You Mean it Started Up and Walked Away?” by ReadWryt on Soundcloud.com
—“Fantasy Landscape,” by Federico Ferrandina on Soundcloud.com
—“Monster Sounds” by Kristoffer Sandstrom
—“Luminous Matter” by Andrew Fernandes
—“Contemporal 2013” by Beatdown Boogie
—”The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” film trailer
—”The Hunger Games” film trailer
—”White Christmas” special from TV series “Black Mirror”
—”American Horror Story,” TV series “Freakshow” promotional content
—”Videodrome” film (1989)
—“Science Fiction: The Literature of Ideas”: http://www.writing-world.com/sf/sf.shtml
—“Slipstream—Catscan 5,” essay by Bruce Sterling: https://w2.eff.org/Misc/Publications/Bruce_Sterling/Catscan_columns/catscan.05
—Slipstream essay: http://electricliterature.com/oh-slippery-slipstream-who-is-the-weirdest-genre-of-them-all/
—“What the Fuck is This All About?,” bizzaro fiction essay: http://mondobizarro.yuku.com/topic/968/What-the-Fuck-is-This-All-About#.V0YYqfkrKM8
—All relevant genres have self-named wikipedia pages