Monday, December 06, 2010

A Fantastical Question

A question to ponder on this blustery Monday...

As you know, I'm a big fan of fairytales, so I wonder - what fairytale would you most want to be placed in? I think I would choose Alice in Wonderland. Super trippy and full of quick-wittedness and wordplay. Plus, Alice becomes pretty outstanding as she spends more time in Wonderland. I'd want to be her friend.

What say you?

Before you answer, here are some unrelated, but still worth checking out, links that I found over the weekend:
- I'm very happy to announce that my fabulous client, K.M. Walton, is now a member of The Apocalypsies! This is a fantastic group of debut YA novelists, whose first books will be appearing the year the world ends, 2012!
- This site's been around for a while, but in case you haven't seen it, or have yet to participate in it, please check out Dear Teen Me. You can write letters to your former selves and check out fun pictures of authors and publishing folk from when they were teens.
- A new writing community site that looks pretty cool: Figment.com.
- And finally, our Google overlords have completed their e-book store - behold its glory and implications of what's to come.

14 comments:

  1. When I was younger I always wanted to be Sleeping Beauty... getting to sleep for a really long time and wake up all refreshed and ready to meet Mr. Handsome sounded great. Truthfully, still does. While trying to find a fairy tale with a slightly more pro-active female lead, I realized that there just aren't any. (At least, not the classic fairy tales.) So I guess I am still going to settle for a good night's sleep.

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  2. I'd have to go with Peter Pan; not that I want to BE Peter Pan, but to live in his world would be awesome. What's not to love about perpetual youth and sirens and fairies and pirates?

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  3. Beauty and the Beast has a relatively (at least in fairy tale terms) proactive female lead. Also, I'm a complete sucker for that storyline. I'm not sure exactly how awesome it would be to live through that, but everything turns out all right in the end!

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  4. I always wanted to be Cinderella; and, actually, I was for a while.

    Then I turned into one of the ugly step-sisters - damned gravity!

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  5. My mom wouldn't let me watch Alice in Wonderland when I was a small child...she found it creepy, so I didn't actually see the cartoon version until I was in high school. Is that sad? And congrats for your client becoming a part of the Apocalypsies! It's such an epic name and a great group of people!

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  6. I've always loved Beauty & the Beast. When I was in fifth or sixth grade, I would walk around the school's hallways with a blue bow in my hair and a book in hand.

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  7. I always liked the world of the Snow Queen. Pretty. But I think it would be kind of, um, cold too.

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  8. For me, Sleeping Beauty hands down. To be a princess, but not know it would be amazing. That and to live in the forest and talk to the creatures and sing beautifully would be awesome too.
    And as Allison Morris said above, sleeping and waking to find Mr. Perfect wouldn't be a bad thing. Easy too.

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  9. Definitely Sleeping Beauty. Need a man who can kick butt instead of sweeping in at the end with chapped lips and "save the day". Preferably will kick butt by my side...I own a sword after all...

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  10. I concur about Alice! Without a doubt!

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  11. Cinderella, for sure. I have always been drawn to her tenacity as well as the whole 'sweet revenge' aspect of the story. I also sure wouldn't mind living in a castle...as a princess...with the hot prince. Just saying.

    And hey, thanks for sharing those sites!!

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  12. I'm not sure if it really counts as a fairy tale, but maybe The Wizard of Oz. It would be cool to join forces with other outcasts. :) In fact, I've been toiling away with ideas of a modern take of this story. Ooh, or maybe I can be a kick a** Red Riding Hood. That might be kind of awesome. :)

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  13. Hey, I'd go with The Wizard of Oz, too! I'd probably drag my feet about going back to Kansas, though. I really can't say goodbye to a place with talking lions and flying monkeys.

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  14. If I could live inside a fairytale, I'd grow up in King Arthur's court. Those were times when loyalty and valor were prized higher than ones net worth. To see the world of an idealist come to life, where villain's are crushed and knights go on quests for holy relics, would be life altering. During that time, the world found inspiration through the ideals - regardless of if he really existed.

    He has inspired fairy tales and searches for lands that may have never existed. By living according to the ideals we want to see inside of our fellow man, King Arthur gave us a beacon of hope during any troubled time. He is one of, if not the original peasant boy done good in some versions of the story. Fantasy has forever been molded into various adaptations of this beautiful and tragic tale.

    The jealousy, envy, love and lust brought out in these stories depict some of the cruelest natures within ourselves. Still, Arthur fought for value. Something we will seldom see in this world. I would have loved to have witnessed it all myself.

    Draven Ames

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