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"Shakespeare Summarized" kid tackles classics of world mythology & literature

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Holy moley these are funny. ::D: 

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BEOWULF!!!! More love for the Pingo-daughter's awesomeness

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Nice work kiddo. REALLY nice work.
 
Something in the same vein I watched in the early 90s: All the great Operas in 10 Minutes, from the days of yore before video editing software.

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And Awesome Wife like Beowulf so much she is now sharing it around the Book Face with all of her friends.

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Now she's moved on to the Chinese classics. The entire "Journey to the West" is too massive for one video, but here's the first part of the first part, the story of the Monkey King:

 

 

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I am waiting until I can get a chance to watch that. I saw it on my youtube, and well, yeah. When I get a few minutes together to my self. I am so watching the heck out of that.

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Finally got a good chance to sit down and watch this one... I think she's getting even better. So good. So very good. :lol:

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Finally got a good chance to sit down and watch this one... I think she's getting even better. So good. So very good. :lol:

 

Practice will do that.

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She and her buddy have now got a Channel Trailer:

 

I have to keep saying, I know I'm her mom, but this is awesome!

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And (dang it, maybe I can get the hang of NOT embedding videos in these posts) if you spotted some footage you weren't familiar with yet, it's because she just released her Halloween Special: Edgar Allen Poe.

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I do love her channel. Definitely one of my favourite things on YouTube. ::): 

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Just catching up on these now. They're SO GOOOOOOOD!!!!! :wub:

 

I read a simplified, translated into Modern English version of Beowulf in 6th grade, so the story actually stuck with me. Your daughter's rendition of it was both informative and highly entertaining (as well as most amusing). She has such a wonderful sense of how to turn a good phrase, it's fantastic. Her animations are awesome as well! :)

 

I've encountered a couple different versions of Journey to the West, both in film, so I actually learned a ton from her video. Very cool! (also, even funnier than the previous one!) 

 

I've read a few Poe stories, but now I want to go read all of them. She does such a fantastic job of summarizing plots in a way that's both amusing and highly accurate. Which just goes to show how deeply she understands her source material. Which is AWESOME. ::D:

 

Also, I think it's neat she's got a buddy in on it too. Even more fun! ^_^

 

I look forward to the next one!!! :bday:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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I have to keep saying, I know I'm her mom, but this is awesome!

 

That makes you biased; it doesn't make you wrong.

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Thanks for the kind words, folks.

 

That gigantic stack of "Journey to the West" books in "The Monkey King" is made up of our family copies.  I recognize the dings along the spines.

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