The Little Mermaid: Beyond the Sea

Ariel, now a widow of many years after Eric was lost at sea, and her daughter grown and now ruling over the kingdom, is free to indulge her ever-adventurous spirit once more. Years on land have not lessened her fascination with human beings and all the human world has to offer, and so with no more to hand than a single satchel, she sets off on a journey, and more importantly, an adventure. Having always had the heart of the most enthusiastic anthropologist, Ariel is thrilled by every place she visits, every culture, listening to every tale of every person to whom she speaks, be it child or adult. Still harbouring a child’s wonder herself, it is not long before she discovers a place which fills both her love for adventure and her thrill for mystery, for not all Kingdoms are as pleasant and happy as her own and she soon finds herself embroiled in a sinister discovery and a fight for justice….

I’m Kat, cisfemale, mexican, closeted queer, overweight. I grew up in Texas (Houston), I’m a writer trying to diversify my work as well. Speaking Spanish fluently was not part of my upbringing, both my parents were raised to conceal or discard much of their culture, and I am fair skinned enough to pass as white in some circles. My experiences largely revolve around the process of understanding and identifying with a culture that is selectively ignored and embraced the, and how this tricky process happens in my immediate and extended family in big and small ways. I also grew up in a very large Presbyterian church. That’s not a marginalized group, but I’ve had people show interest and have questions about the practices and experiences there.

Feel free to visit my tumblr, my askbox is always open

We’re gonna play a new game called Top 10 TV shows because there’s one for films, so I’d like to do one for TV shows. Write down your top shows and then tag 10 friends to do the same. Yay!

I was tagged by: the marvy toseektofind

In no particular order:

  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  2. Dollhouse
  3. Suits
  4. Resurrection
  5. Downton Abbey
  6. Bones
  7. Born and Bred
  8. The Bletchley Circle
  9. Friends
  10. Pushing Daisies

And special mention for Game of Thrones, with which I have a love/hate relationship. But it trashed too many story lines, took away the agency of too many women, and they abused my favourite character too much for me to put it in top 10.

Tagging: helenaholic -chelseytalkstoomuch catelvn jaynewinsthewars savingthegingers emma–thompson and can’t be bothered tagging anymore on mobile. Too much energy! Haha.