the goblin universe

anonymous asked:

Hi, Pia! How did you ever come across the Fae world in general and begin writing about it? DR 101

Hiya!

Um, let’s see… fairies and fairytales in general, I had them read to me when I was a child, from some second hand (and probably third hand) books of Grimm’s fairytales and Hans Christian Anderson and stuff.

My Oma (Dutch) told me the most gruesome stories about stuff she either made up, or I later found out were totally read but super gothic non-christianised semi-Slavic tales. She ruled. And my Opa (Dutch-Russian) added to that with a bunch of other even more grim (hey he saw a war and a lot of other shit) fairytales and legends and myths and stuff. My Grandma (English-???) added to this, and given she was basically a Christian-mystic-esoteric-pagan-Knights-Templar-collector-of-world-knowledge, she sort of…added to this mix of…idk, it’s hard to explain how early I realised these narratives were transformative and incredible, but it was early.

(I should also probably add that I’m pagan, and that animism folklore stories are basically the stories by which most pagans find wisdom in the every day. This is, in some ways, many ways, literally my spirituality. I have a figure of Gwyn on my altar. That’s probably weird for a lot of you and I don’t talk about this side of things much but like…the magic of the raven, for example, is not just a detached story to me. Though I think of ‘Gwyn on my altar’ and ‘Gwyn in Fae Tales’ as two very different figures, but…maybe facets of the same figure ;) ).

And then I realised that like, every culture just about has its own system of myths, legends, living stories and more and became kind of obsessed with collecting (second hand) books (which lbr are often the best books like trust me a book from 1890 on fairies is going to be a lot better than one now) and then over time I became kind of obsessed with imagining things about fairies or imagining I was a mythological creature or whatever and then just over time that became like a few stories and then one day I decided ‘hey this is fanfiction I can do whatever the fuck I want’ and decided to add some of my own characters (based on pre-existing mythological figures) into fanfiction.

And that’s basically how we got here. 

I feel like I got into ‘the fae world’ the way all people do - like, fairytales. Most people encounter fairytales and folklore as kids. A lot of the time archetypes of it is embedded in our media culture, country to country.

It’s just that I got kind of obsessed with it and the obsession never stopped and really like that’s it I’m also obsessed with cats and the fact is I actually wrote a really terrible book about cat shifters that I’ll never let see the light of day and moral of the story is be careful what obsessions you write about kids.

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Future MCU Spider-Man fancast

(If the cast is a bit young, it’s only because I’m using Tom Holland’s age as a point of reference)

1) Ludi Lin as Harry Osborn / Green Goblin 2 

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2) BD Wong as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin

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3) Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Felicia Hardy / Black Cat

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4) Laurence Fishburne as Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus 

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5) Sophie Turner as Gwen Stacy 

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6) Naomi Scott as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman 

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7) Ken Jeong OR Aasif Mandvi as J. Jonah Jameson 

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8) Emma Stone returns but as Betty Brant

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9) Mark Strong as Uncle Ben 

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10) Rory McCann as Kraven the Hunter 

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11) Lin Shaye as Madame Web 

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12) Elijah Wood as Cletus Kasady / Carnage 

(Watch Sin City and some of his horror films. This guy can pull it off)

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13) Joe Keery as Eddie Brock Jr. / Venom 

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14) Celina Jade as Cindy Moon / Silk

(Only one that came to mind, to be honest. If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m all ears)

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15) Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst return as Richard and Mary Parker

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16) Andrew Garfield cameos as the guy who shot Uncle Ben 

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17) Becky G as Anya Corazon 

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18) Yvonne Strahovski as Silver Sable 

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19) Caleb McLaughlin as Miles Morales / The Ultimate Spider-Man 

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20) Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. as Robbie Robertson 

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Hypothetical plot outline for “Spider-Man 2: Prom”

(For simplicity sakes, I won’t really mention Infinity War. Let’s just say, this is set after Thanos’ defeat)

Peter Parker is in his junior year of high school and is now an experienced crime-fighter. Unlike Homecoming, he now has solid footing as Spider-Man, such as being able to intimidate bad guys and his web-swinging is far smoother than before. Ned becomes his official “guy in the chair” and even has his own “Spider-Lair” set up.

Which is his bedroom of course.

Also, Michelle joins “Team Spider-Man” when it’s revealed that she knew about Peter’s secret identity from the very beginning. We get a brief recap of scenes from Homecoming, but this time from MJ’s perspective. MJ joins as the “other person on the field” besides Pete. 

Rounding out Team Spider-Man are Aunt May and the newest main character, Gwen Stacy. For MCU Gwen, I had Sophie Turner in mind.

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Aunt May is the den mother of the group while Gwen joins as the investigator a.k.a. “the girl in the chair”. Also, Gwen finds out about Peter’s identity early on in the film when Peter gets knocked out during his first fight with the movie’s main antagonist, Kraven the Hunter. While dragging Pete to safety, Gwen accidentally takes his mask off. Gwen decides to keep his secret by joining Team Spider-Man. Her inclusion in the team is not received well by MJ, who believes that Gwen is hiding something.

Also, yeah, there’s a love triangle subplot between Peter, Gwen, and MJ. HOWEVER, I want to emphasize that MJ is the one clearly favored by the movie.

Going back to the main plot, the MCU Kraven the Hunter is revealed as a big game hunter who fled to America in the 1910s after the Tsar fell during the Russian Revolution. The only reason why he is still young and fit is because he feeds off a de-aging serum developed by OsCorp. When OsCorp discontinues the serum, Kraven wages war on the company in order to get either the last sample or the formula in order to find someone to replicate it. Also, he decides to hunt the Spider-Man in order to add his head to his “collection”. 

For Kraven, I had Rory McCann in mind (wow, two GoT actors in a row).

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While the fight with Kraven goes on, the high school side of the movie focuses mostly on Peter and MJ’s friendship/budding romance. Continuing off of MJ’s “observant” arc from Homecoming, it’s made obvious from the start of the movie that MJ is crushing hard on Peter. Meanwhile, Peter is a bit lost when it comes to his love life since Liz moved away and he’s still coming to terms with the events of Infinity War. 

That’s mainly where Gwen and MJ come in. Peter bonds with them both, with Gwen intentionally reminding Peter of Liz (the popular girl who everyone likes) and MJ being lowkey jealous. MJ eventually decides to step back, deciding that Peter will never look at her the way he looks at Liz and Gwen (you can just hear the inner angst) since she’s the weird girl with no friends. However, that’s when Peter makes his move. 

Around the same time MJ steps back, Peter decides to pursue her since he’s slowly returning her feelings. While he likes Gwen, Ned and Aunt May helps him realize that MJ’s been there since the start and despite her attitude at times, she’s always been there for him. In my head, his big eureka moment is when MJ gets him a new backpack with a note that says, “Heard you lost your backpack, you dingus”. Something like that. 

The turning point is when Gwen asks Peter to prom. He politely turns her down and runs off to find MJ to ask her instead. Peter asks MJ to prom and she happily accepts. On the night of prom, it’s even revealed she went out of her way and got a gorgeous red dress (another allusion to Mary Jane Watson!) 

Now…here’s where the big plot twists start coming in.

Kraven goes after Norman Osborn in order to find the last remaining vial of de-aging serum. By the way, for MCU Norman Osborn, I had Jeremy Irons in mind.

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While holding Norman hostage, Norman’s daughter comes home. It turns out, Gwen Stacy is his daughter. The MCU Gwen Stacy is an amalgamation of Gwen and Harry Osborn (her full name is Gwen Harriet Stacy-Osborn).

Norman is forced to hand over the last of the serum, which Kraven takes. However, he keeps Norman and Gwen hostage since he wants to lure the Spider-Man out (Kraven, at this point in the movie, knows that Gwen is friends with Spider-Man since she saved him earlier). In order to raise the stakes, Kraven goes after the rest of Gwen’s friends, reasoning that if she’s friends with Spider-Man, then surely some of her other friends know him as well.

He pretty much kidnaps the entire academic decathlon team, right on the night of prom. When Peter learns MJ and Ned have been kidnapped, he goes into righteous anger mode and takes off into the night to face Kraven. 

While Peter and Kraven have their fight, MJ, Gwen, Ned, Norman, and the rest of the academic decathlon team manage to escape captivity thanks to Ned’s computer expertise. Before they can escape, Gwen and MJ stay behind to help Peter. Gwen takes matters into her own hands and enters an experimental pod designed to enhance a person’s abilities. She reasons that in order to fight Kraven, she needs to be more powerful than usual. However, what she doesn’t realize is that the machine drives its subjects insane. 

So Gwen emerges as the Green Goblin, but as a hero only for this movie (she’ll be the main villain in the third one). Gwen and MJ head off on the Goblin glider to help Peter. For the final battle, all three of them contribute to Kraven’s defeat. MJ disables the traps and destroys the serum, and Gwen and Peter take Kraven down. Kraven is spared since Peter has a no-killing rule.

Also, he’s spared since we need Kraven for the Sinister Six. 

This is where Gwen’s sanity breaks. Instead of thanking her, Peter rushes off to MJ to make sure she’s alright and we get a kiss. Already disappointed in him because he turned her down for prom, plus some deep-seated father issues and her mind pushed to its limits by the experimental pod, Peter and MJ’s moment pushes Gwen over the edge. But instead of going after them, she goes after her dad. 

(There’s a subplot about Gwen having father issues since Norman is a shitty dad)

There’s a short battle where Peter fights Goblin-Gwen while MJ escorts Norman to safety. Eventually, Gwen takes off into the night when she realizes that she can’t beat Spider-Man and that the authorities are arriving.

With prom ruined, Peter and MJ decide to have their own dance in the remains of the Osborn mansion. The academic decathlon team joins in as well, with Ned dancing with Cindy Moon (that’s the ‘my friends call me MJ’ moment of the movie, when Ned’s date reveals herself as Cindy). However, the dance is cut short once again when the group hears sirens in the distance.

Peter wants to stay but MJ tells him that he needs to go save the day and that they have plenty of time to dance afterwards. Movie ends with MJ saying the famous line, “Go get em, tiger”, and Peter takes off into the night. 

Of course, since this is a Marvel movie…

MID-CREDITS SCENE

Set a few minutes after Peter leaves, a meteorite lands by MJ, Ned, and the rest of the academic decathlon team. The Venom symbiote slowly makes it way into Ned’s backpack. 

POST-CREDITS SCENE

Aaron Davis drops off his nephew, Miles Morales, at his school. For Miles, I had Caleb McLaughlin in mind. 

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