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Enchanted Times Mini is shrinking!

Has a dastardly curse struck the E.T.Printworks printing press? Has one of our recent stories raised the ire of some Evil Goblin or Wicked Witch who has now wreaked their revenge? Worry not! Enchanted Times Mini is shrinking for a far more benign and practical reason: our miniaturisation is due to growing demand from a small-but-expanding faction of our readership – elves, goblins, dwarves, fairies etc – who find the current page size far too cumbersome for their own diminutive dimensions. Similarly in the Real World, what dollshouse would be complete without a copy of Enchanted Times to complement the miniature environs? Yet the previous size of ETM was all too large for the hands of the majority of dollkind…

Teeny Tiny TwinsetTherefore with aspiration only to satisfy our growing Goblin Markets, E.T.Printworks is delighted to present to you the freshly shrunken Enchanted Times Mini, of almost microscopic proportions (barely a quarter of original Mini size at just 3.5 x 4.75cm): The Teeny Tiny Times. The print is still legible to the human eye while the scale is far better suited to our lilliputian friends. Those of a larger stature will of course continue to be catered for, and twinsets of both Mini (original) and Mini (micro) editions will henceforth be available (more to be added shortly).

The first dual-scale issue to be released is December’s ETM, None So Blind, in which Queen Rapunzel initiates the Great Salad Plan and clearly demonstrates that she is not at all bitter. Further news to follow, in the New Year…


The Missing Tree Mystery – join our campaign!

little fir treeActing on evidence provided by a young hare, the Enchanted Times has just released a new Cover Story notecard relating the heartbreaking tale of the hare’s leveret-hood friend, a Little Fir Tree, who has recently disappeared under mysterious circumstances. According to the elders of his kindle, such wholesale abduction occurs on an annual basis, and more fir tree friends lost over the years than can be counted.

The Missing Tree Mystery Campaign has been launched in a bid to end the trafficking and unacceptable treatment of our beloved forest trees. In order to raise awareness for the Campaign we ask that you, our loyal readers, spread the word to all your correspondents this festive season, and help us make the Missing Tree Mystery global headline news!

The Red Riding Mysteries

Enchanted Times 4.5: Stitched UpAs the latest monthly issue of Enchanted Times Mini (Stitched Up) wings its way to subscribers via the fleet-of-foot gingerbread from the Fast-As-You-Can Courier Company an additional (and dare we say complementary) publication has been released by the FAYC CoCo themselves.  Our news report provides the latest in a string of what have become colloquially known as The Red Riding Mysteries, in which a number of incidents has followed such a similar narrative it is surprising that officers of the law are still to apprehend and prosecute the protagonists: Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.  However, it is also widely believed that there is in fact no single culprit to be caught, and both the Red Ridings and the Big Bads are groups which work individually but collectively, reporting back to much larger packs working in the same arena.

Little Red StampsThe FAYC CoCo has produced a souvenir FAYC stamp booklet, which features genuine lick & stick gummed FAYC stamps on both front and back cover, with individual images of both Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.  The inner booklet sheds no light whatsoever on who is the true hero or heroine, villain or villainess of these Mysteries which have captured the imagination of a nation, but does provide a fascinating collection of Red Riding variants from across the Enchanted Realms.  Many of these stories are from word-of-mouth sources and as such not verified from any legal standpoint; nonetheless, they do offer an intriguing insight into how a real life Enchanted Realm mystery can quickly escalate to become the subject of media speculation and folktale alike.

The Enchanted Times contacted the Action Against Archetypes Alliance for their take on recent events, and engaged in a brief exclusive interview with their newest public ombudsman, a Mr. B. B. Wolf (it is currently unclear whether this particular Mr. Wolf has any direct connection with the Mysteries mentioned above):

ET:  Mr. Wolf, thank you for your time.  How do you feel about the FAYC CoCo’s public and widespread portrayal of you – or certainly of your brethren – as indiscriminately Big and Bad?
BBW:  I think you are making an assumption, and this is what I must stand against; this is why I have accepted position of SpokesWolf for the AAAA, so that such misconceptions can be laid to rest.  It is true that the Wolf pictured on the recent FAYC stamps is indeed Big and Bad.  He has been prosecuted as such in the past, and the legalities cannot be argued.  However, this is one specific Wolf, and he is not representative of all Wolf-kind.  I do not believe the FAYC CoCo have misrepresented wolves by naming one Wolf who has been proved so as Big and Bad; however, I do think it is irresponsible of a national newspaper to propagate the suggestion that all wolves should be measured against this one example.

ET:  Are you personally acquainted with the Big Bad Wolf pictured?
BBW:  I do not associate with criminals.  What are you implying?

ET:  Nothing!  Have you ever met a Wolf who was Big and Bad?
BBW:  I believe you are trying to lead this discussion in an unwelcome direction.  Let me elucidate instead on why I have accepted this role as SpokesWolf for my kind.  In my lifetime, I have met young whippersnappers that could barely reach to nip your ankles but would die in the trying, evil little blighters from nose to tail.  I have also met the biggest wolf you’re ever likely to meet – loves to be stroked and groomed and petted, and wouldn’t dream of snagging a tooth in flesh or drawing blood: his priorities are simply otherwise.  There are wolves afield and aforest of every type and every nature, and it is unreasonable to assume that a single one can represent the many.

ET:  Yet surely you as ‘spokeswolf’ for the AAAA are exactly that, one Wolf representing the many?
BBW: I merely ask that each Wolf be judged on his own merits (or lack thereof) rather than by his lupine appearance.  Is it any surprise that in the past some wolves have been known to dress in sheep’s clothing?  It is amazing the difference in reception there is from the general public when presented with a sheep as opposed to a wolf!  Of course, any cross-dressing wolf who is exposed will find himself crucified, like a lamb to the slaughter; so such practices really cannot be recommended…

ET:  As a representative for the AAAA, do you advocate the same non-prejudiced view of all creatures, or are you primarily concerned with the lupine?  What about the bad press afforded trolls, and witches, and evil stepmothers?
BBW:  I am a Wolf and therefore the subject of daily discrimination; I do not believe anybody should suffer in this way.  I have a genuine fondness for all, until they exhibit a genuine reason to earn my dislike.

ET:  And do you like little girls who wear red hoods?
BBW:  I do indeed like them!  But I’m watching my weight due to my new media responsibilities, and I couldn’t eat a whole one…

Our reporter believes this closing statement to have been intended as a ‘joke’; however, upon receiving a pre-publication advance notice of this interview, the AAAA did not appear to find Wolf’s words amusing.  The AAAA has now launched an internal enquiry and may well have the last laugh.  Have you heard the one about the boy who cried Wolf?

STOP PRESS The Month of May is Missing!

ETM 1.5 cover previewApologies to all Enchanted Times readers & subscribers.  Due to unavoidable circumstances, the ETPrintworks press will not be rolling again for at least another couple of weeks.

Despatch to subscribers of Enchanted Times Mini will be prioritised as soon as the delayed May issue becomes available; but in the interim, a PDF preview copy will be emailed to each subscriber on May 1st, in anticipation of the postponed print edition.

Further apologies for the continued unavailability of all items from the ETPrintworks store.  The shop will re-open as soon as circumstances allow.  Please do sign up for notification of the shop’s return, or watch this space…

April subscriptions now available!

ETM FrogmentsThe April subscription issue of Enchanted Times Mini is now available to purchase – please click through for further details.  (Pre-orders will be despatched tomorrow due to ‘real world’ Post Office closures over Easter period.)  Don’t forget, you can subscribe for 6 months or a full year* to be sure you don’t miss an issue!  This is what a new 6 month subscriber had to say upon receipt of her first subscription packet:

“I just received my very first installment of ET Mini, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this a great concept, the execution is also brilliant. Well written and humorous, high quality with attention to detail, the cutest packaging, thoughtful little extras – I’m just sorry I didn’t but a full year subscription straight away! 🙂 I can’t wait for the next issues, and highly recommend this to anyone. It would also make an excellent present.” (LA – Kobenhavn, Denmark)

The Fast-As-You-Can Courier Company is ready to deliver the latest fairy tale news to your door, fast as they can, once upon a time and time again.  Don’t be behind the times, get behind the Times!

*full year subscriptions available for a limited period only

PRE-ORDER: Frogments, available April only!

ETM FrogmentsApril’s subscription issue of Enchanted Times Mini is now available to pre-order!  ETM #0.5 v.ii Frogments is a brand new, never-before-released issue featuring the latest Frog Prince claimant and exploring his unexpected connection with Cinderella.  A slightly fishy tale of murder, mermaids & madness is also previewed.  Further details and additional images can be found here.

Frogments will be available to purchase singly throughout the month of April only so order now to avoid disappointment!  (Alternatively, check out subscription options for the latest news once upon a time & time again!)

Enchanted Times Mini: Yuletide Edition

A brand new edition of Enchanted Times Mini is available on limited release, for the festive season.
This issue features:

  • Little Match Girl cover artwork by Heather Cuff (which previously appeared in this year’s Special Edition), adapted as Fast-As-You-Can CoCo story stamps
  • Yuletide Felicitations scroll printed on back cover, with space to personalise ‘To’ and ‘From’ – ideal for seasonal gift-giving & stocking fillers
  • ET Mini Cover Story: Seasonal Sweets – relating details of the FAYC CoCo’s bonus for their gingerbread workforce, to prevent undue suffering from the dreaded Soggy Biscuit Syndrome
  • A double-page spread promotional feature for the Fast-As-You-Can Weight Loss Plan, including gingerbread recipe
  • advertisements from sponsors Fast-As-You-Can Coco Cocoa and Light of my Life Matches
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This issue is also available as a set of 3 copies, each with it’s own hand-folded envelope, plus a strip of FAYC postmark envelope seals.  Ideal for gift-giving & for introducing friends & family to the Enchanted Times.