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  1. Hi! I really like your site. I think it shows what a fairytale is like with the outdoorsy looking image. I think when people think of fairytales they think of people being out in the woods like that, it tends to be a common theme in those stories so that I think that was a good choice of image for the home page of your website. I really like in the story how the women agrees to marry him only if he starts being kind to people. I think that shows her strong personality and how being kind I important to her. I think it is funny how the prince tries to do things to make her mad but she keeps doing things to take care of the issue. She makes good out of the bad situation that he puts on her. I also like the happy ending and how he gets removed form power and the town is happy again.

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  2. Hi Linsey! Your storybook idea is super cool! Juliana standing up for herself and refusing to marry Eugene was really great story choice, especially since the story did not involve her having to be save by some other man/love interest. About your website though, I think you may have written your story into the introduction? I do not know if this was intentional because I thought the storybooks needed to have independent story and intro pages. Just something to look into. I was also curious about a few things in the story. Why did the forest spirit favor her so much? Maybe adding some more information about here spirituality or things like that would help the reader understand more of what kind of person Juliana is. Maybe adding more about how Eugene tried to turn everyone against her could also be interesting. Things like forcing her friends to not associate with her, or making her parents angry because they knew they'd be punished too if she did not marry him.

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  3. Hi Linsey,
    I really liked the design of your website; it has a very minimalist look and very nature type of them for fairytales blog. I like the idea that you had to write your story book about fairy tales. I enjoy reading fairy tales stories with happy ending, and Juliana's joy was one of them. I also liked how you gave a strong personality to Juliana. She used that strong personality to try to help Eugene. But because Eugene is a very stubborn person, he failed to adjust himself and lost all the privileges he had. I would maybe suggest writing about the reaction of Juliana's dad after hearing that Eugene sent his daughter to jail. Try to show how the dad maybe felt guilty for it. Did Juliane forgive her dad for pushing her to Eugene even though she didn’t want him because of his behavior? Overall, great job! I can’t wait to read your next story.

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  4. Hi Linsey, I love your storybook idea, I also thought the design and layout was very elegant looking and mature. It's a completely different look for the classic fairy tales! I particularly liked the ending in Eve's diary. (I'm not very familiar with the story so I'm sorry if I get anything mixed up) More specifically, I liked that her diary telling it from her point of view wasn't to place blame or anything, but instead it was to acknowledge her actions and make the point that they were of her own will. I interpreted it as her wanting to make it known that her actions were on her own accord, rather than being influenced by anyone else. It's like she's pointing out that she is in fact her own person, not "tempted" like you said in the story. I also think you forgot to capitalize her name at the beginning but other than that I loved it!

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  5. Hi Linsey!

    I really like the spooky cover photo you have on your homepage. It gives your site a mystical feel as you step inside to hear about the fairy tales. Your title of the book is also very unique. You really claim each story as your own as you put a unique twist on each one that the audience isn't expecting. "Juliana's Joy" was very entertaining to read.

    How did Juliana's father react to all of this? He's the one who set up the marriage. I can't imagine how he felt after hearing the Duke sent her to jail. Not only that, but Eugene then planned on having a sword fighter kill her in battle! It'd be interesting to see if he's remorseful for putting Juliana in this situation to begin with, or how he reacted to seeing that she was about to be killed! Maybe a part could be included about Juliana's father trying to make his way through the crowd or the arena to reach Juliana and save his daughter.

    While I'm not mad about it, I'm curious to know where the idea of dancing came from! The story doesn't really explain if Juliana has a love of dancing that stems back from childhood or if there is some other reasoning behind the dancing. Maybe the story could include a small backstory on Juliana! She could really love dancing her whole life or maybe she has some kind of magic where she can make anyone have the urge to dance whenever she pleases.

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  6. Hi Linsey,

    I really enjoyed your storybook as a whole! The homepage has a really cool header picture that sets an eery mood. However, the bright white at the bottom takes away from that, so maybe consider changing it to grey.

    Thank you for making your storybook very organized and neat! There have been many storybooks this semester that have been overwhelmingly complex and cluttered. So, I really appreciate any storybook that makes the most out of simplicity.

    I also noticed that you didn't have an introduction. I highly suggest making one so the reader will know what your storybook is about. Or, at the very least, but an introductory sentence on your homepage. All the readers have to go off is the title and header picture. Other than that, I like the rest of your storybook.

    I am really looking forward to reading more of your storybook this semester! Keep up the good work.

    -Libby

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  7. Hi Linsey!
    Your storybook title was eye-catching and I love the color you used for your webpage. It kind of has this eerie, serene quality. I think someone else had mentioned, but what if you changed the white color on your website to something a little more muted? I love the theme of your storybook project. Even though the storybook project allows us to unleash some fun and creative writing, it is great that your storybook will be meaningful to you, your students, and to other people/readers. In Juliana’s Joy, I liked that Juliana didn’t just simply comply with her father’s wishes and that she didn’t want to marry the Duke; she made her own choice. Why was Eugene so intent on having Juliana as his wife? Did he see something in her? I was irritated for Juliana because he kept harassing her! Also, what if you added some reasoning behind why he was eventually removed from power? Eve’s Diary is a unique story, too. I liked how you made that your own and you told the story from Eve’s perspective as she takes accountability. Just a minor issue...it looks like you forgot to capitalize her name at the beginning of the story. Overall, you have a great storybook so far!

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  8. Hey Linsey! I am so happy I came across your storybook. I am a huge proponent of human rights and gender equality, so as soon as I saw the title of your website I knew I would thoroughly enjoy it. Anything that pushes female empowerment, independence, and confidence is definitely my kind of entertainment. I think it is so important to talk about problems that we are facing currently, and doing this through storytelling just makes it 10x cooler. Your introduction was a great foundation for the motive behind your writing and also what to expect in the stories that would be posted. Providing a personal message of what's important to you and basically establishing what your "why" is for your website was extremely effective in the delivery of the stories to follow. They felt more passionate and personal, which is a great combination for reaching an audience. Great job!

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