So let’s get this fairy tale club started! March’s fairy tale will be my ultimate fave, Beauty and the Beast. The movie retelling will be the new Disney film, but I cannot decide on the book retelling. I’ve narrowed it down to a few options. Please let me know your opinion on this post, to make it easier for me to count votes!
Beauty by Robin McKinley- one of my personal favorite novels, it’s a straightforward fairy tale retelling. Disney’s animated film took many bits of inspiration from this novel (uncredited, of course, but read it and you’ll see.) However, I’ve already read it and though I love it, I can say it can be slow-paced for many readers. It’s also very much a straightforward fairy tale retelling, no unusual twists or turns. However, it could be fun to compare it to the animated classic and then the ensuing live action.
Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay- a new, YA retelling of the fairy tale with Asian influences and a blind Beauty. I have not read it, so I cannot comment on possible triggers. It looks like there may be a war between races, which can always skew super racist. But I won’t know until I read it! I like this option because it is the least Disney option and most unlike the original tale.
As Old As Time by Liz Braswell - a Disney-approved Disney author’s retelling of the Disney version, which suggests that Belle’s mother is the enchantress who cursed the Beast.
There are other YA retellings out there, but so many of them seem to have an abusive Beast- I understand that the nature of Beauty and the Beast as a story invites possible abuse (even in the Disney version), but eh. Feel free to offer other suggestions but know I have probably already looked at them and decided against it for various reasons (A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cruel Beauty, to name a couple).
Future fairy tale months will not be so Disney-heavy, and most likely with no Disney influences at all. However, I couldn’t resist the chance for all of us to discuss the new movie and enjoy all the BatB related stuff coming out in the next month!
[An AU wherein Hawke and Companions join the Inquisition]
Ser Hawke has graciously agreed to lead this Inquisition, provided that we give sanction to her Kirkwall associates as well. Inquisitor, allow me to introduce you to your council of advisors.
I look forward to working with such illustrious denizens of the Free Marches.
Yes, tales of your role in the Mage Rebellion have traveled far and wide. I am eager to hear them from your own lips.
“…on March 15, after our show in Ottawa, Canada, I went to a party thrown by our record company’s local rep at our hotel. It was the usual corporate affair , impersonal and aimless. I grabbed a ginger ale and was about to make my escape when I noticed a striking woman sitting in the corner by herself. Absolutely beautiful: great face, long blonde hair cut in Cleopatra bangs, extremely short pale blue dress, sapphire eyes… So I shouldered over and introduced myself.
“I know who you are,” she said slyly. “That’s why I’m here.”
Thus began the relationship of Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash on this day in 1968. Intense, passionate and ultimately tragic, the relationship produced such songs as “Our House”, “Willy”, “Blue”, “Simple Man”, and “River”. It also inspired mutual friend Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”.
This story contains f/f tones and mentions. If this is not your thing, don’t click the cut. Fairly disjointed, in my opinion, but for a “drabble” for a ship that I told myself I’d never ship originally, I can live with this. || Approximately 2,100 words.
Disclaimer: This was written before the official release of For Honor’s campaign mode. Ubisoft later destroyed these interpretations of the Warden and Apollyon.
❝ SOLDIER keep on marching on, head down till the work is DONE. waiting on the MORNING SUN —— SOLDIER KEEP ON MARCHING ON. // independent tales of vesperia roleplay blog for flynn scifo. game + movie canon. private && highly selective. multiverse; crossover; original character friendly. // as portrayed by lizzie.