I dream of rebuilding my family’s old plantation or at least a plantation that would’ve been similar to our old one that Sherman burnt down. I really want a big family and I’d also really love to have assistance around the place. However if I end up trapped in the suburbs or something, I think I’d settle for three to five kids. But otherwise I’d love at least six kids. May be a lot but there aint much else to do on stormy days in the rural lowcountry, if you catch my drift.
"okay grinch fern all you want but i bet if there was someone he really cared about he’d probably spend way too much money on a gift for them trying to make sure that the one he gave was the the best." Fern is a tsundere confirmed
L-look, it’s not like I got this for you or anything, I just happened to have it a-and.. uhh…and I knew no one would be giving anything to a loser like you..! So just accept my pity already, okay baka?!
Least favourite ship: Captain $wan is probably the only NOTP my rampantly multishipper ass has ever had across any fandom, it’s the worst-written and most forced ship I’ve ever had to watch and makes me want to vomit
Reason why I watch it: because of aforementioned ship taking over the show and ruining both characters involved, who I had liked a lot before that, I don’t watch it. When I did, I watched it because I love fairytales and the characters were really great and Regina’s redemption arc is a truly beautiful thing.
Why I started watching it: Because modern fairytales are always a fantastic premise, and initially it was able to deliver on them very well.
1. An amazing artist which has inspired me so much, I love her art and she is just really big reason why I started drawing more and working harder to improve. I just look up to her in general ^^.
2. Savannah, has been an amazing friend to me for a while, we’ve had our fall outs but she is a big part of my life and shaping me into the person I am today. And I love her so much for that.
3. Kat is one of my best friends she has supported me through my good and bad decisions and has always been there for me even when was pushing people away. She has been by my side for so long now and I’m so glad I met her.
Hi .-) Could you please tell us what steps did you follow to outline your retellings? Thank you :-) i admire your works in Ao3 :)
Sorry it took a little longer to answer this! It’s kind of a big question so I wanted to make sure I had the time to sit down and answer it properly!
Honestly, there is no one way I did it, because I’ve so far used over two dozen fairy tales in various amounts throughout the series (see the list below). So, it really depended on how much I planned to use each story–whether they’d be whole plotlines, just characters, or passing references.
Ultimately, what led to the development of this series was the fact that a lot of fairy tales use similar motifs and have a lot of commonalities, so I structured my series by identifying those and trying to draw the connections. For example, my Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel characters are the same person (the idea being that her hair grew while she was asleep and both characters have twins). Another example: if Jorinda is turned into a bird, maybe she’s also the Nightingale. Maybe the Goose Girl herds swans instead of geese. By drawing all these connections, I was able to figure out an organizing scheme that tied them all together. I also wound up making a lot of the fairy tale characters related, because though my books take place over a couple of years, the ancestry of the characters and their impact on the world is important to the plot.
Every book has a “main” story that forms the backbone, with multiple other characters and plot elements thrown in from other stories. This “main” plot tends to get a little looser as the series goes on because my characters have to do their own thing at a certain point, but there’s always at least one main outline that drives the narrative in each book. My first one, for instance, is “Snow White.”
Once I decided which stories would make up the “main plot” of each book, I studied those stories closely and read many variants of them to figure out what the most important plot points were and what could be changed. In some version of “Snow White” for example, the queen only tries to kill her once. In other versions, it’s three times or more. The method of death changes as well. In some versions, even the nature of her helpers changes–it’s forty thieves or dragons or giants in some versions (largely in Eastern Europe or the Mediterranean). So I had to pick which version I wanted to use, study the reason for the story developing in the way it did, and then build my story from there. I make a lot of subversions in my novel–changing who the villain is and how Snow White is saved, but also not shying away from the questionable stuff. Did you know the prince carries her around in the coffin wherever he goes for a long time because he’s in love with her corpse in the 1812 German version? Creepy.
The other challenge was adapting the stories for a modern audience (which is one of the things that has fascinated me most as a scholar). Certain elements of the stories speak to a specific point in time and the cultural values of that time and place. The moral of “Beauty and the Beast,” for instance, doesn’t always jive well with modern values of womanhood and partnership. The silence of the maiden in “The Six Swans,” which was once meant to illustrate appropriate female behavior, really doesn’t work for a 21st-century audience. So I had to examine these things and figure out how to make the stories work for a new audience. Also, I made everything way gayer. ;-)
I think that pretty much covers most of my process without getting into the nitty-gritty and spoilers. See below the cut for a list of stories that I’ve used in varying measure. Some are super important, some just appear as characters, others are passing references, and others might not appear in the text and just have inspired elements of the story. Also, I’ve only written 3.3 books out of 5 right now, so some are planned but haven’t been executed yet (and may be cut later). Thanks for your question and I hope this was what you were looking for!
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- Viktor has personalized gold bladed skates so he thinks it’s a good idea to get Yuuri a matching pair for his birthday too.
- I like to think that Viktor actually flew back to Russia after the Rostelecom Cup because he wanted to show Yuuri where he grew up in St. Petersburg (it’s only fair since Viktor knows Yuuri’s hometown so well.)
- When he arrives back in Moscow, the two take a flight to St. Petersburg. The first thing Viktor does is take Yuuri to meet him mother. Sadly, Viktor’s father passed away a few years ago.
- Viktor looks just like his mother and she’s delighted to finally see the man who stole her son’s heart and welcomes Yuuri with open arms. Yuuri is beyond nervous because he fears Viktor’s mom won’t like him but he’s dead wrong. She only wishes her husband were alive to see the happy couple too.
- The next day, Viktor secretly picks up the skates before taking Yuuri out. He takes Yuuri to a remote place surrounded by trees and right in the middle is a frozen pond.
- The place is ethereal and with the light from the pale winter sun, it looks like something out of a fairy tale.
- Viktor tells him he came here with his father during winter when he was 5 years old because his father loved hiking in such places. When little Viktor first stepped onto that frozen pond and glided across the ice, he knew he wanted to be a figure skater (even though he fell right after).
- Viktor then has Yuuri close his eyes and sits him down carefully on a fallen tree trunk. He takes out the skates from his bag and puts them on Yuuri’s feet.
- Yuuri is surprised and a bit worried since those skates look really expensive but Viktor hushes him with a kiss. When Yuuri looks closely at the skates though, there’s his name etched into the leather on the sides.
- Except, it’s not exactly his name. It reads Yuuri Nikiforov.
- Viktor, still on his knees, pulls out a velvet box with a wedding ring inside. It’s actually his mother’s, who insisted Viktor have it when he told her his plan to propose to Yuuri.
- Yuuri is a speechless and can’t stop the tears from escaping his eyes. Of course he says yes and tackles Viktor into a hug and both just lay in the soft snow.
- They skate together on the pond to Serenade for Two well into the evening.
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