fairytales for adults

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Cinderella

Sleeping Beauty

Beauty and the Beast

The Little Mermaid

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Little Red Ridding Hood

Snow White

Rapunzel

Alice in Wonderland

The Goose Girl

Peter pan

Other Retellings

What is your favorite fairy tale retelling? Any retellings that aren’t on the list that you would recommend?
Geekerella review

Rating: ★★★★☆

Short blurb: The Starfield fandom is Elle’s life. So when news breaks that the reboot movie will star Darien Freeman, someone she’s sure knows nothing about the original show, she’s furious. Meanwhile, Darien struggles with being seen as nothing more than a heartthrob when he took the part because of his love for the show. What happens when texting the wrong number brings the two fans together, and a cosplay contest threatens to reveal them to each other?

Listen up guys, this is Cinderella except Cinderella is a redheaded dork, she flirts with Prince Charming with text messages and fangirling, and the Fairy Godmother is a green-haired lesbian with an attitude. I don’t know why you’d need more details in order to want to read this, to be honest, but I’ll try to give you some.

I know everyone and their dog has already talked about how great this book is at fandom culture and references, not to mention got here way before me, but this book really deserves it. Plus the fandom made up just for this book is truly amazing. Starfield 100% sounds like something I would watch and obsess over in real life. I loved all the little bits and pieces we saw of it, from Elle referencing the plot and characters to Darien acting on set. In fact, I wanted to hear even more about it!

Actually, that’s probably my one criticism of the book: i wanted more. I wanted more of Darien’s struggles and then successes in becoming his character while acting, more of Elle and Sage’s friendship, definitely more of the romance.

While I loved the slow development from strangers to flirting over text messages, and all the chaos at the con, at the very end of the book the romance seemed to fizzle out a little. It was as if once all the hurdles were out of the way, Ashley Poston didn’t quite know what to do with Elle and Darien. That shouldn’t have been a problem, they had great chemistry together! Why should it stop working once there stopped being anything keeping them apart? Maybe hurrying to wrap up the book made her rush it, but I wish we got just a little more Elle and Darien at the end of the book being as cute as they were in the rest of the story.

But wanting more doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy what we did get, because I did! I loved this book, it made me smile and tear up and read for hours straight. It was cute, dramatic, sappy, and overall wonderful.

Also, can I point out that we have a perfect opportunity for a sequel or spin off here? Give! Sage! Her! Own! Book! Give us our lesbian fairy godmother fashion-designing at college! Give us Elle and Darien as background characters! I’m so invested in these characters, please.

Make It Everlasting So Nothing’s Incomplete by (9k)

Trying to be conspicuous so he doesn’t startle him, Harry sidles up to Louis and asks, “How’s it going?”

“Alright,” Louis muses, turning his head so he can smile at Harry. “I wish there were explanations about what each of the flowers mean on labels or something, though.”

A thrill runs up Harry’s spine, and he can’t quite temper the grin that spreads across his face as he asks, “Well, I could tell you, if you’d like?”

“Oh, only if you have time, I don’t want to keep you away from your work -”

“Louis,” Harry laughs, gesturing around the empty shop. “There is nobody here and, as luck would have it, there is literally nothing I would like more than to talk to you about flowers.”

your heart is glowing (and i’m crashing into you) by anyadisee (11k)

If this were a fairytale, maybe even a Young Adult novel or a chick flick, this would be the moment where Louis would stare right into his soul and whisper, “You. It’s you, Harry,” before pulling him in for a kiss right there and then in the middle of the sidewalk. They’d confess their never-ending love for each other then hold hands for the rest of the walk home, and then they’d go to uni together and become the ultimate power couple of their campus. They’d start a family together a few years after they graduate, find a large house somewhere nice and preferably warm, get two pet dogs and five cats, and then adopt enough children to start a football team. If only men could get pregnant as well, Harry thinks wistfully. He’d love to carry Louis’ babies given the chance.

But. This isn’t a fairytale, nor is it a movie based off the latest YA bestseller. This is real life.

(harry is in love with love, volunteers to hand out valentine gifts for a week, and somehow becomes the football captain’s secret admirer.)

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Fairytale (1)

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“A world in which elves exists and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore” – Terry Brooks

Genre: Fluff

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‘Once upon a time,’… that was how most fairytales started. At least that was what you used to think.

Yours started a little differently.

It was not difficult to get caught up in the fantasy of a dream world that you longed to be a part of. Regular life was ordinary, and not as magical as the ones in fairytales that you loved to read.

Childhood was the most magical time. Most children believe everything their parents tell them. The Tooth Fairy, Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny were all parts of a fantasy that you grew up believing to be true.

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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Fics

Compiled according to kudos. Ones I’ve read are marked with asteriks.

Please don’t forget to check the tags for anything triggering.

it starts and it never fades away by scagnetism (4k) **

Or, Louis puts out a flyer to help him get a date he absolutely doesn’t want. He gets more than he bargained for.

lagrangian point by flimsy (4k)

They find each other again the night of Valentine’s Day.

Louis figures it wasn’t a good night for either Harry or him, and suddenly the comfort of Harry’s sharp edges pressed tightly against him is more than welcome.

Make It Everlasting So Nothing’s Incomplete by supernope (9k)

Trying to be conspicuous so he doesn’t startle him, Harry sidles up to Louis and asks, “How’s it going?”

“Alright,” Louis muses, turning his head so he can smile at Harry. “I wish there were explanations about what each of the flowers mean on labels or something, though.”

A thrill runs up Harry’s spine, and he can’t quite temper the grin that spreads across his face as he asks, “Well, I could tell you, if you’d like?”

“Oh, only if you have time, I don’t want to keep you away from your work -”

“Louis,” Harry laughs, gesturing around the empty shop. “There is nobody here and, as luck would have it, there is literally nothing I would like more than to talk to you about flowers.”

oh my my, baby don’t be shy by ballsdeepinjesus (2k) **

Harry waves back shyly and looks away, toeing his boots along the hardwood floor. He’s 31 and a boy is making him nervous. He scrunches up his eyebrows and scoffs.

He’s 31. And there’s a boy. Screw it.

He’s not entirely sure the best way to attract the attention of an adult at a gathering of teenagers. The DJ switches the song to one he loves, an upbeat number about living life to the fullest or something endearingly cliche like that. So he doesn’t really think his next action through. He dances.

[harry and louis meet at their daughters’ valentine’s day dance]

shit, i still love you (still see you in bed) by Wankerville (10k) **

Harry hums, tugging his bottom lip between his teeth, “I want daddy to fuck me in the gold booties he got me for my birthday.”

or, it’s valentine’s day and harry wants to be fucked in his gold boots

sugar never tasted so good by vashtaneradas (4k) **

Louis sells rock candy and Harry sells flowers and london is cold; aka a dumb valentine’s au.

their lips are lying only real is real by vanillabeanniall (5k)

The one where Louis and Harry pretend they’re in love to get a few free movies until suddenly they stop pretending.

Turn Around, Valentine, Walk Your Pretty Walk by tomlinsunshine (3k)

It’s Valentine’s Day. Louis gets a package from Nick that he is most definitely not going to open. Really.

we’re looking for something dumb to do by soleilouis (3k)

Harry and Louis decide that they need to come up with the best senior prank possible. if it means pretending that they’re married, that’s a sacrifice they’re willing to make.

your heart is glowing (and i’m crashing into you) by anyadisee (11k)

If this were a fairytale, maybe even a Young Adult novel or a chick flick, this would be the moment where Louis would stare right into his soul and whisper, “You. It’s you, Harry,” before pulling him in for a kiss right there and then in the middle of the sidewalk. They’d confess their never-ending love for each other then hold hands for the rest of the walk home, and then they’d go to uni together and become the ultimate power couple of their campus. They’d start a family together a few years after they graduate, find a large house somewhere nice and preferably warm, get two pet dogs and five cats, and then adopt enough children to start a football team. If only men could get pregnant as well, Harry thinks wistfully. He’d love to carry Louis’ babies given the chance.

But. This isn’t a fairytale, nor is it a movie based off the latest YA bestseller. This is real life.

(harry is in love with love, volunteers to hand out valentine gifts for a week, and somehow becomes the football captain’s secret admirer.)

anonymous asked:

What are good reasons to ship Reylo?

Well, shipping is ultimately subjective. What attracts someone to a ship could be very foreign for someone else. Either way- I do think Reylo is a great ship, one that I enjoy. Is it for everyone? No, but for those who it’s for- really love it. So here I’ll try to list some good, solid reasons why Reylo is so shippable (is that a word? lol) and I’ll post this in the reylo tag so people can add their own reasons.

-Allusions to other classical stories

I posed a question to Reylo shippers over a week ago about what love stories reminded them of Reylo. See, it’s a ship that evokes Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Beauty & The Beast, Death & The Maiden, William Shakepeare’s tragedy Corialonous, etc. Reylo reminds us of the great love stories, the ones that are tragic, the ones that are fairytales, the ones that are gothic and disturbing and beautiful. Reylo exists as part of the rich world of Greek mythology (Hades x Persephone), Shakespeare’s tragedies, classic literature and gothic novels. Who doesn’t think of Emily Bronte? That’s one of the reasons why I love Reylo. Loving this ship is like loving literature. 

-Chemistry

Daisy Ridley & Adam Driver’s scenes together are electrifying. They are so engaging to watch, trying to figure out the ‘deeper’ meaning and what’s going on. Chemistry plays a huge role in why people ship what they ship, and I think it applies to Reylo as well.

-It’s complex

Reylo is a complex ship. They fight… and we want them to kiss? How does that make sense? Well, we obviously want there to be redemption and working for goodness. We don’t expect, nor want romance to be handed on a plate. The romances that come easy just aren’t that fun to watch. Couples go through heaps of trials. I keep going back to the idea of Reylo being a ‘journey’- we witness its high’s and low’s.

-The appeal of ships that are a bit dark and gloomy

Rey and Kylo obviously harbor alot of pains. I won’t mince around my words and I’ll say it outfront: I don’t want a ship between two perfect cinnamon rolls in happyland. I like a bit of edge and gloom. Reylo gives that to me and to others. People think that makes me an ~edgelord~ but I don’t really care. 

-Narrative Potential

At the end of ‘Force Awakens’- the audience are left with countless possibilites of how the story could go. People see Rey and Kylo Ren, and the potential that lies in their characters. As they have only been in the one film, there is still alot of story left to be told. Characters will evolve and change. What’s next for them will be intriguing, and their journeys seemed to be interlined (Rian Johnson said they were ‘two halves of our protagonist’). Reylo shippers want to know with what comes next, it isn’t just about what existing scenes and chemistry we already have. Shipping Reylo is understanding that the journeys these characters are on can take a multitude of directions, but they’ll be interlined and connected. It’s an exciting ship. 

-It means ‘balance to the Force’

Star Wars has two principle sides: The Dark Side, And the Light. Both have their own flaws, and I predict we’ll see Rey and Kylo wrestle with their ‘light’ and ‘dark’ sides, and come to the realization that the best way to strive for is balance. This can happen with both of them, together emerging as a strong unit. Both will change and impact on what it means to use the Force, and that’s thrilling. With Reylo, you have two people changing the galaxy- and saving each other in the process. 

-It’s a ‘first love’ ship

Okay, there have been huge discussions about how Kylo Ren & Rey have never had sex, or partners. I personally believe that. I think there is an appeal of the ‘first love’ ship that is quite universal- like a fairytale. Them being adults also makes the whole ‘first love’ less puppy-dog eyes ish, and a bit more mature (I can see lots disagreeing with me on this, but oh well). I think alot of shippers want Kylo Ren to fall in love, they want Rey to fall in love. This isn’t a bad thing, I want it too. 

-It could be the ‘epic romance’ of this trilogy

This is speculation, and depends on how you interpret the trilogy. But it’s possible. I know people have said there is no ‘central’ romance but there can still be allusions and signs. And if Reylo happens, it’s going to be big bang fireworks. It won’t be a side thing, but a huge deal. That simply excites shippers. Whether or not it’s going to be canon, I suppose we have to wait till December.

-It’s fun

Us Reylos make so many jokes, we share art and we talk endlessly about Kylo and Rey. I’m not much a shipper, I lose interest in ships very, very fast but the Reylo community have given me new perspectives, new angles to look into the ship. The wank is absolutely terrible, but I like that Reylo community is so full of creativity and humour. Keeps our spirits high. So it’s not a reason to ship Reylo, but it’s a reason to engage in the community. 

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Anyway, I hope this was a satisfying answer! Reylo shippers, feel free to rb and add your own reasons. Looking forward to December :)

anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you have a list with wlw fairytales? Preferably adult themes? Not sexually I mean just not fairytales for children

Haha duly noted ;) And yup! You can always find them here: https://lgbtqreads.com/romanceadult/by-tropearchetype/


The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember (YA, The Little Mermaid)
Ash by Malinda Lo (YA, Cinderella)
Cinder Ella by S.T. Lynn (T, Cinderella)
Sappho’s Fables: Lesbian Fairy Tales Series

And be on the lookout for Ripped Pages by M. Hollis out later this month - it’s an f/f novelette retelling Rapunzel!

Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson

One girl is kept in a room where every day the only food she’s given is a poisoned apple. Another is kept in a room covered in needles–and if she pricks her finger, she’ll die. Then there are the brother and sister kept in a cell that keeps getting hotter and hotter…

It’s a fairytale nightmare… 

A sinister kidnapper is on the loose in Kate’s world. She’s not involved until one day she heads to her grandmother’s house in the woods–and finds her grandmother has also been taken. Already an outcast, Kate can’t get any help from the villagers who hate her. Only Jack, another outsider, will listen to what’s happened.

Then a princess is taken, and suddenly the king is paying attention–even though the girl’s stepmother would rather he didn’t. It’s up to Kate and Jack to track down the victims before an ever after arrives that’s far from happy.

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Saturday morning routines in the DaiSuga household though, where Suga is still not a morning person but definitely wakes up to post-jogging-then-freshly-showered Daichi who I might add is also wearing an apron (bare-chested) preparing breakfast for his silver-haired husband. And Daichi swoons because Suga in the morning is just beautiful with the soft morning light framing him as the quiet morning breeze ruffles his hair and so many birds chirp outside.

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Children’s book illustrations for the tale “Undine”.

It’s a german fairytale about a water elemental that falls in love with a knight and by loving him (and being loved back) gains a human soul. It’s a quite tragic tale, the couple get married and all goes perfectly happy for a while until the knight starts having feelings for another…

It’s an unsual fairytale, more adult oriented I think. (I don’t always read fairytales so rich in details about human behavior and I’m not sure children would understand what is being represented but… well, we can always simplify things with images.)

Not my usual style, but I had only 2 days (including sleepless nights) to start AND finish 5 illustrations… And I find this simplified style much easier to do. I finished them just in time. =)

Title: “Beating Hearts,” (1/1)

Summary: He assumes he’ll tell him before he leaves for active duty. That’d make sense, right? Only his tongue kinda gets caught in the back of his throat and all he can offer is a platonic pat on the back. David Nolan falls in love with his best friend. It is a mistake. CC AU.

Notes: @mahstatins​ sent me a snail mail fic prompt and this was it. Bask in the glory of her lovely handwriting. Title from “Beating Hearts” by King Charles. Which you should def listen to. Also on Ao3.



+ Killian’s practically one giant bruise the first time they meet. He’s small and thin and David overhears a library aid refer to him as “wild.” But he likes to share his lunch even though there’s not a lot of it, and he likes spitting in August Booth’s milk every time he picks on one of their classmates. The first time he’d caught him doing it, a giant glob of mucus hanging from the corner of his mouth, David had just sat there, slack-jawed, as Killian offered up a very lame “wink” using his left and right eye—mere moments before it plopped quite mercilessly into the carton below.

Thinking back, he’s shocked that they ever became friends. David was what some lovingly referred to as a goody-goody; a bright eyed, well-behaved little gentleman who very rarely got into trouble, if ever, and who performed quite adequately in all of his classes. As far as the rest of their community knew, his family was relatively normal, at least when they knew people were watching.

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