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16 August 2011 @ 03:57 pm
…damn, you guys are cool.  

Seriously, some of the ideas of what kind of Cinderella story I would tell just *rock*. I ought to give you a list of the fairy tales I’m thinking of doing for the lil short story collection, and see what twists /you/ think I’m going to put on them, and send a copy of the collection to the people whose ideas I steal, uh, am inspired by. :)

Actually, while I’m definitely going to do that at some point (not this week), I’ve got this idea in my head to do it along themes: Glass would be one, Beast would be another. I’m sure there are lots of other potentials as well, where I could pull together half a dozen stories with some common element to re-tell, though I immediately start subdividing–I mean, do you put Snow White under ‘glass’ or ‘sleep’? Or under ‘wicked’ with a common theme of wicked stepmothers? (Though what’s his face used WICKED as a title, so I dunno if I should)

Anyway, I’m inclined to do GLASS first, and do Cinderella, The Glass Mountain, The Red Shoes, maybe Snow White, and…find a couple others that would fit, apparently. (BEAST is easy–BatB, Bluebeard, Snow White & Rose Red, The Wounded Lion…okay, maybe I should do collections of 4 stories, not 6…:))

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

(x-posted from the essential kit)
GM Ceosannaceosanna on August 16th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
...do you put Snow White under ‘glass’ ...?

This made me snicker a bit as I had an odd visual image come to mind.

Since the Dwarves place her in a glass coffin after she's been poisoned, I think she'd fit under glass.

Edited at 2011-08-16 03:31 pm (UTC)
Flitterbyflit on August 16th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Love these theme ideas!
kitmizkit on August 17th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too, I think it'd make for lovely little collections. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on August 17th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Oooh. O.O Me likey!

I admit, Snow White was the first tale I thought of when you mentioned "Glass."
kitmizkit on August 17th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think she'd go under "glass". I really love the themes idea...
silkiemom on August 17th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Wicked would be an awesome title, Whatshisface or no Whatshisface. Although wouldn't you want to put Cinderella and Snow White in there, too? I guess you could do them twice. With Hansel and Gretel, too, maybe. The Six Swans? I dunno.

What would you put in Sleep? Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Princess and the Pea and Rumpelstiltskin?

This would sure make a nice boxed set. :)
kitmizkit on August 17th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC)
There are a zillion crossovers for WICKED, yeah. :) But I'd have to do two versions of the stories, I guess, if I was gonna do crossovers. One for SLEEP, one for WICKED, or whatever.

*laughs* 4 small books of retold fairy tales as an illustrated box set? Yes, that'd be very pretty. :)
silkiemom on August 17th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Sure! Two versions of the story! That works for me. :)
kitmizkit on August 17th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm going to /have/ to go fishing for story thread ideas, then. I don't think I'm that clever all on my own. :)
sabrewolfx27: Beauty and the Beastsabrewolfx27 on August 17th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
De-lurking for half a second to say that I can't wait to see this. I love reconstituted fairy tales, especially if there are interesting twists on them. :D I like the theme ideas, too. Neat way to tie everything together.