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26 July 2011 @ 05:51 pm
fairy tales  
Would people be interested in a short collection of retold fairy tales? And what fairy tales would you most like to see me retell?

In, you know. My copious free time. :)

(posting this separately because the wp->lj push isn't working. bonus points to anybody who knows why this icon is relevant. :))
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Ellen Millionellenmillion on July 26th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)

(Also, bonus points for me!)
kurichai: Toothless Cockykurichai on July 26th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)

Well, you do have a passion for un-doing the whole "princess" ideal, right? Why not hit some of those tales? :)
Michael M Jonesoneminutemonkey on July 26th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
I'd say "yes" but my choice of fairy tales would make you cry. I have a fondness for the particularly illogical and weird ones. I feel that the Big Names have been done to death (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, anything else Disney's ever tackled) and ones like Hans My Hedgehog, The Twelve Huntsmen, and anything else involving random talking animals, angry dwarves, random dudes with superpowers, or dogs with eyes like saucers, deserve a fair shake. :)
kitmizkit on July 26th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
This is part of why I asked, actually. I love fairy tales and had a couple of the less-than-obvious ones in mind, but I was pretty certain asking would garner a lot of great suggestions that would make me go "Oh yeah, of course!"

Dude, the dogs with eyes like saucers one is freaking *creepy*!
Michael M Jonesoneminutemonkey on July 26th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
And yet, I kind of like the idea of dogs with BIG ROUND EYES OF DOOM. Makes me wonder what breeds they are. :)

Some fairy tales remind me of campfire stories, where everyone gets a turn and the story doesn't end until the drinking does. "And then there's a horse, but he's really a sorcerer, and there's a witch flying on a magic comb, and um... your turn, Hans." "And then the prince and princess turn into flowers! Only the princess gets picked and the prince dies, but the devil comes and steals his soul and the princess has to walk for seven years and... hey! Magic horse again! But the horse is really a magic dwarf!"

I love trying to unravel some of the logic of the more absurd tales.
Xixpioti on July 26th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I grew up devouring Greek mythology, so am only familiar with the over-done fairy tales. I'd love to see whatever you come up with! We're looking at getting an e-reader for our daughter (I'm pushing for an actual tablet computer like an iPad, Hubby is admiring the ColorNook), so it would be magnificent if there were illustrations. (I'm not thinking "graphic novel", I'm thinking "illustrated novel" like Winnie the Pooh or Dragonbreath.)
kitmizkit on July 26th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'd be delighted to get someone to do illustrations if you want to pay them. :)
lyda222lyda222 on July 26th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I vote yes as well. I particularly like the lesser known fairy tales told in completely new contexts like science fiction... or horror... or just something new. (I happen to know that Eleanor Arnason is doing a re-telling of Puss in Boots in her Lydia Duluth universe, which sounds tremendously awesome, though, alas, I don't think the story is finished yet and certainly hasn't found a market.) Anyway, that's my couple o' cents.
Doing simply dreadful things tooclanwilliam on July 26th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Yes! If you want layout done for a PDF for hard copies, I'll even volunteer to do that.
Ghost Light: Squee! from neurotripsyghost_light on July 26th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
I would love that! I'd also love to see some of the darker tales like The Juniper Tree and Donkeyskins.
Janne: Labyrinth bubblejanne on July 26th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Retold fairytales are wonderful. My favorite book of fairy tales when I was little had a collection of tales from all over the world, so might be a tad obscure.
Twelve dancing princesses, Prince Roland, The glass mountain
The fairy from the lake (possibly welch? Somebody who woos a fairy by baking her bread :)
-- and one whose title escapes me, about a prince falling in love with the depiction of a princess in a stained glass window and travelling to find her with some odd companions.
(And there's always Grimm. The uncensored ones. Toes and heels cut off, rooms filled with corpses, the good stuff when you're little. Wasn't it them who had a girl who had to pass the decapitated head of her horse and have it speak to her... *googles* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goose_Girl :-)
Mary Annepers1stence on July 26th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
is the icon a picture of the stairs down to where Vincent lived?
Axisor: IMPrilaxisor on July 27th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
off the top of my head, "the shoemaker's elves" and "the pied piper" come to mind as 'not completely over done and would be cool to see' -- as does a few baba yaga stories that you might already have tackled with your collection and Hesperidies (sp) Apple, or even all 12 labors of hercules

i do not know the significance of your icon. does it have something to do with time?