i know this movie is pretty much a fairy tale

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Haylee
Country/Region: USA, Texas
Languages: English, French
Preferred Writing Type: original
Preferred Genre(s) to Write: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, YA
Preferred Genre(s) to Read: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, YA. contemporary, classic, thriller
Favorite Book(s) and Author(s):  Anathem, Watership Down, Les Miserables, The Martian Chronicles, Jane Eyre, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Ray Bradbury, C.S. Lewis, Neil Gaiman, John Steinbeck, Neil Stephenson, Brandon Sanderson
Favorite Music Genre(s)/Artists(s): Power Metal, Rock, Jazz, Classical, S/S
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  Movies:
I don’t know. Disney ones?
  TV Shows: Doctor Who, The Expanse, anything Netflix+Marvel, New Girl
  Anime: Haven’t watched much since I was a kid. Fairy Tale’s pretty good. Used to love DBZ, Sailor Moon, Inuyasha…you know. Standard teenage girl animes of the 90s and 00s
  Comics: I’m not well-read in comics. I love Sandman and Marvel’s Oz series
  Video Games: OH GOD YES. Assassin’s Creed (2, Black Flag, & Rogue esp.), Borderlands, Dragon Age (all 3), Kingdom Hearts, Mass Effect (all 4), Persona, all run-of-the-mill Pokemon games, Portal 2, Starfox…lots of others probably
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MBTI Type: INFP
—Does it match your personality well? YERP
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert yo

Writing Habits
Number/Names of WIPs: Two…ish Unearthed (working title, YA SciFi), and YA Urban Fantasy series, Machinations of Chaos (currently on hold)
Favorite book about writing: On Writing
Planner, Pantser or Plantser? Planner (used to be hardcore pantser, but I’ve repented, seen the light, and made a switch)
Favorite Outlining Method: Old school note cards. Only digital ones
Do you write on a schedule or sporadically? Schedule mostly
Any creativity rituals that you use: Coffee..?

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Relationship Status: Single :D

Favourite Colour: dark reds & whatever purple there is

Lipstick or Chapstick?: Chapstick

Last song you listened to: AKB48 - Ambulance

Last movie you watched: I think there was no movie I watched lately… 

Top 3 Characters:

1. Eizen (Tales of Berseria)

2. Rose (Tales of Zestiria)

3. Lance (Voltron)

Top 3 Ships:

1. Sheith (Voltron)

2. Veizen (Tales of Berseria)

3. Sormik (Tales of Zestiria) & Graylu (Fairy Tail) (I could not decide Q.Q)

Books and manga you are currently reading: Ehmm… Fairy Tail, Akatsuki no Yona and that’s pretty much it 

Top 5 Musicals: I don’t even know one, lol xD

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The Fiction Trend: Fairy Tale Retellings

I know I mention fiction trends a lot, but rarely actually go into detail… Well, I’m sure you’ve all noticed fairy tale retellings are popular. It’s not exactly new news in fiction, but then again, not much is. Fiction is slow to adopt trends and just as slow to end them - agents might not want to see any books about vampires or werewolves anymore, but there are still awesome werewolf books being published (I just read one that I absolutely loved! When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord - published April 2015.)  

Fairy tale retellings are absolutely everywhere in today’s YA and are typically easy to pick out on the shelf - between the cover and the title, they aren’t trying to fool anyone. While there are plenty of those out there and many I’m sure are amazing, if you plan on reading anything in this vein, start with the fairy tale retelling queen, Angela Carter and her most notable collection The Bloody Chamber. Though it’s not super recent (published back in ‘79!), it’s without a doubt the “need-to-read” fairy tale retelling text. Though I warn, Carter’s The Bloody Chamber is not for the faint of heart. These fairy tales echo back to their original texts - not the Disney edits. 

And for fans of The Bloody Chamber, I also recommend the collection My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, from contemporary darlings such as Aimee Bender, Joyce Carol Oates, and Kelly Link (and lots more). 

When it comes to using this trend in your own work, I have just a few little suggestions that might help: 

  1. Know the story. This might seem obvious, but hear me out. Say you want to do a retelling of Cinderella - you know all about Cinderella, you’ve watched the movie over a hundred times. Sure you know the plot, but Cinderella is a hugely popular story and the fairy tale it was based on has many many many variations. Sure there are a few recognizable plot points, but if you’re going to retell it, I strongly recommend doing a bit of research. Fairy tales are highly interpretive and often involve a lot of poetic justice. There might be something in a less popularized version of the story that goes perfectly with your vision for the retelling. 
  2. Read up on the other retellings. If you’re writing a novel on werewolves, you pretty much should read up on most of the other werewolf books already out there. When it comes to fairy tale retellings, it’s the same, but all the more important. If you’re all using the same plot, how is your story going to be different? 
  3. Don’t be afraid for it to get a little bit weird. Fairy tales are weird. If you don’t think so, just google search Baba Yaga. If this is your biggest concern, I’ve got a few tips on how to hold your novel in high-regard and avoid wimping out on daring ideas. 
Why I love Disney's Frozen

I’ve seen so many posts in which people explained why like Frozen, but here’s my reasons: (SPOILERS)

It’s not because of the ‘power of sisters’; Lilo and Nani taught me about that..

It’s not because Anna wasn’t clearly saved by a man; Merida taught me I can save myself

Honestly, I love the outfits. Let’s face it; nothing beats Elsa’s dress. And I love Elsa’s hair and Anna’s quirkiness, and Kristoff is perfect. But the real reason I love it, is Hans. 

t first, I was suspicious; I mean he just showed up and was so…flawless.. But after his and Anna’s high-school-musical-esque duet, I was aboard their ship, and I do believe most of the cinema was also (both times i watched it. But he is the most realistic villain from any Disney movie I remember

Look at that poster ^ he’s charming, handsome, even has his own horse (Maximus anyone?)

In pretty much every other Disney film, the villain has been clear. Just looking at their outfit, hearing their songs, or seeing them in a scene is enough to know that they’re evil.

But Hans had pretty much everyone fooled, and that is something too many of us are familiar with. As Taylor Swift once said,

“In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” 

And I think that quote is just perfect for this movie. I know all too well what it’s like to believe someone is your knight in your shining armour, and how crushing it is when you’re proved wrong, and I think seeing a princess, especially one as relatable and likable as Anna, going through the same thing just struck something inside me and made me love this movie even more than I did upon seeing Elsa’s dress.