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Fairy Tales & Mythological Recs - moonspinner
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Fairy Tales & Mythological Recs
Verity: Princess Verity gets to be a knight in shining armour to Prince (Rabun)zel. Court intrigue. Magic and sorcery. My personal favourite.

this is not a chick flick: When a doting wife mistily reminiscences about how her husband swept her off her feet, that statement should not be followed by "and into the very gates of the Underworld itself, where he forced me to languish for nearly a year until my mother threatened to annihilate the whole world into a nuclear winter if I didn't make it home by curfew." fialleril, you will love the way this ends. :D

Skin: A modern-day Rumpelstiltskin story that ends with a twist. (I am extraordinarily proud of the fact that I spelt the name right at first try, from memory!)

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fialleril From: fialleril Date: December 30th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG I am so completely in love with "this is not a chick flick"! Particularly the characterization of Apollo and Hermes. :D And also the ending. And the general complete fail of Hades. And also Aphrodite in general.

And, um, PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING?

Definitely the best version of Hades/Persephone I've found on the interwebs so far. I'm glad you enjoyed it too. :)

I have to go out and work soon, so I don't have time to read your other recs yet, but I will get to them soon. They both sound excellent. :D
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: December 31st, 2008 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
He he. I knew you would love that one. :P I am totally in love and in awe with the author's voice. If I were to pick my favourite line, I think I'd end up quoting the whole story. :P
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 1st, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I might have to go with Apollo's vehement insistence that he's irresistible to women, if only because veriond and I have a joke about that. (Apollo kind of fails with the ladies.) But it would definitely be a hard choice!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 1st, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Who was the nymph that turned herself into a tree anyway? The story sounds vaguely familiar but I can't remember the details or the name of the nymph and I'm too lazy to read it up...
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 1st, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Daphne. :)

But none of Apollo's loves end well. And most of them are unwilling...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 1st, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
*face palm* How could we forget Cassandra?
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 2nd, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor girl...
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: December 31st, 2008 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I liked all the stories, but I loved Verity and This is not a Chick Flick best. I loved how Verity was a gender switched version of Rapunzel. Verity and Radunzel were likeable, deep characters. The story Verity was clever and well thought out.

I also adored how This is not a Chick Flick showed Persephone falling in love realistically. And the portrayals of the gods and goddesses (especially Zeus) were hilarious. And Persephone's love of gloomy horrible things was too funny.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: December 31st, 2008 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I think Verity should be made into a movie, that's how much I liked it.

Zeus was hilarious – disturbing, but hilarious all the same. And Aphrodite is just about my favourite right now. After P, of course, who just rocks.

He he. I just realized that I haven't left reviews over at the site. :D
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