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Poll V2.0 Plus Meme
Trying this poll again. Hope it works this time around.

This poll is closed.

Which Disney DVD should I get?

The Little Mermaid
Has anyone read Cassandra Clare's City of Bones?

So, leia_naberrie, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 7% unique
(blame, for example, your interest in ruthless women)
and 11% herdlike
(partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy star wars).
When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers.

Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 28

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 59% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

LOL @ the ruthless women bit.

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fpb From: fpb Date: June 5th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Mulan is a nice movie. The Little Mermaid is a great masterpiece, one of the greatest animation movies in history, and possibly the greatest Disney movie ever. Not much of a choice there in my view.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 5th, 2007 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for voting.

Playing Devil's advocate to your opinion there, what do you think about the fact that Ariel metaphorically gets away from her Faustian contract?
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 5th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
City of Bones was a total rip off of her Draco Trilogy. She actually plagiarized her own work!
thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: June 5th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think technically you can't plagiarise yourself, only reuse material. However, you have to be a bit special to do it in your first novel :)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 6th, 2007 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Gosh I love your icon! Where do you get such cool icons? *g*

Well to be fair to CC, if she didn’t re-use her fanfic material, that’ll be years of work that’ll just go down the non-financial profit drain. If I ever do write and publish original fiction, I might reuse stuff – not exact words/paragraphs – but plots and archetypes…

*scratches head* Or not. The more I think about it, the more I wonder. I’ve held off writing my Dark Padmé stories because I’d like to use the idea for original fiction. The idea of hide/replacing names just seems … not wrong, per se, but… unfair to the story. Does that make any sense? That the pragmatist in me sees the sense in recycling fanfic while the writer in me sees it as shortchanging the story?

Anyways, have you read her book yet?
thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: June 6th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
This icon is from a sadly defunct icon community, but there's obsessiveicons which is rather good.

Yes, I see what you mean. I think it depends how much you reuse, really. I think that an author will produce simliar books especially if they're starting, but lifting actual text strikes me as lazy.

No, I haven't read her books. I'm waiting till they get to libraries over here. :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 6th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is plagiarism if the fan fiction was plagiarised in the first place. You may not realise this but Cassandra Claire was very infamous for writing fan fiction that plagiarised the works of Pamela Dean, Tanith Lee and the screenwriters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 6th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's old news in these parts. :P
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 6th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link! I joined the community. *g*

I've read her book. Do you want to be spoiled?
fialleril From: fialleril Date: June 7th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Voted for Mulan again. :)

And I would say you are quite a bit more than 7% unique. I do mean that in a good way. ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 7th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww. *g*
fialleril From: fialleril Date: June 8th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I took that quiz and it said I was 0% unique. Heh. *is vaguely offended*
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 8th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
They underestimate your weirdness!!!
fialleril From: fialleril Date: June 11th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! At least someone appreciates me. ;)
uscathena From: uscathena Date: June 7th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
For practical reasons, LM. I do believe it's on limited release, whereas Mulan is one of the few Disney cartoons that isn't.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 7th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I didn't know that. Thanks!
From: naughtious Date: June 7th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm...I liked The Little Mermaid way too much when I was little, so personally, I would go with Mulan. That and I'm too cynical to fully appreciate Ariel and Prince Eric's love-at-first-sight romance, now. Of course, I may be taking the cynicism a bit too far, as it's a cartoon for kids, lol. The Little Mermaid is a classic, and it has great songs, singing crab with an accent and all.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 8th, 2007 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
lol! Yeah, I know it's a movie but I too in a recent TV watching couldn't help smirking during the 'Daddy, I love him' scene. (She was what, 16? Had known him for like less than a day?) But it's Disney and I didn't mind.

What I minded, funny enough, was the fact that she made her deal with the Devil and more or less got scot free. She never pays the debt to Ursula. (Unlike in the actual fairy tale which has a tragic end).
From: naughtious Date: June 9th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I've only read the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson once, and that was when I was fairly young, so that ending was a little depressing for me at the time. I think I might like it more than the Disney version if I were to re-read it now, though. She dies because of the pact she made with Ursula, then ends up in Limbo, doesn't she?

Just out of curiosity, how come it bothers you that she gets out of her pact?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: June 9th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Because it's Faustian and it works best when the mortal in question pays the full price for the contract. That way you can say, "and the moral of the story is don't make deals with the Devil."

Now with Disney's version, the moral of the story has become: Go ahead and make a deal with the Devil. Somehow, things will work out. And also: you're not honourbound to fulfill your part of a willing bargain if it ends up not working in your best interest.

Er... As you can see, I've given this a lot of thought. *g*
From: naughtious Date: June 9th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the moral of the Disney version was intended to be "good triumphs over evil" or "love triumphs over all", which is what it always was in that era of Disney movies, but you're right, it does have the side-effect of implying that there are no consequences to making a bargain like that. Disney has a way of giving fairy tales an idiosyncratic Disney...style, for lack of a better word, and perhaps they took a different lesson from the fable because of the differences between the era in which it was first written, and the era it was made into a movie. I think modern society supports the concept of...shielding children from the unfair things in life more than society in Hans Christian Anderson's day did.

Ah, a philosophical discussion about Disney...who knew ;^) *laughs at self*
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