Hey, y’all! So today, I decided to join this really fun tag created by the lovely ladies at the Fairy Tale Central. I love fairy tales and grew up on them and their Disney/Barbie adaptions. So I thought it would be cool to join this tag and talk about all things fairy tales today. If you would like to join this tag, then consider yourself tagged! Just copy and paste these questions onto your blog or social and make sure to link back to the Fairy Tale Central page to give them credit! So let’s get on with these magical questions.
– What’s an obscure fairy tale you love?
Okay, so I haven’t seen/read a lot of fairytales that are obscure. Most of the ones I’ve seen are just like the classic Disney and Barbie movies. I guess one that I just rewatched recently and is kinda obscure is Thumbelina. I watched it when I was a kid and didn’t like it very much, but when I rewatched it, I liked it more. It’s a little strange, but also enjoyable and cute! Plus, Jodi Benson is amazing and the musical score is gold.
– If you got to choose Disney’s next animated princess movie, what fairy tale would you choose to be adapted?
The “Twelve Dancing Princesses” would be really fun to see Disney try. I think that is an entertaining and cool story. Disney does a great job with fairy tales and princesses, so I’d love to see how they would adapt it. Also, a Disney “Swan Lake” could be interesting. Yes, I did see the original Swan Lake cartoon and Barbie adaption. Still, it’s such a beautiful and elegant story, Disney would likely nail it.
– What is the first fairy tale you remember hearing when you were a child?
Wow, so I don’t remember the “first” one I heard, but one of the earliest ones I remember watching and loving is Cinderella. I loved Cinderella as a kid and still do. I always had a soft spot for the rags to riches story arch, not sure why, I just enjoyed it. Plus, I just loved that Cinderella could talk to animals, had a fancy gown, and was so elegant and graceful! I was just enchanted with the movie as a kid. I’m still a sucker for a good classic Cinderella retelling. Of course, I also remember Snow White and Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc. I loved all the fairytales.
– If you were to embark on a fairy tale quest, what necessities would you pack in your bag?
First, I would pack a magical weapon of some sort, maybe a magic sword or bow and arrow? It would really depend on the quest and how many evils I needed to vanquish or how many curses needed to be broken. I would take plenty of food, water, a sleeping bag, compass, map; basically, I would not go unprepared. I would pack for any and all situations.
– What’s your favorite fairy tale trope?
Like I said earlier, probably the rags or riches story. I like this trope IF DONE WELL! I want to love and feel emotionally connected to the character and their tragic backstory. They also can’t be super whiny, or that ruins it. Their redemption also has to be sweet and believable. A GOOD rags to riches story (especially if that said person finds their Prince Charming or princess) will get me EVERY TIME.
– If you could be any fairy tale character archetype (the princess, the soldier, fairy godmother, talking animal, mischievous imp, wise old woman, evil stepmother/sister, etc.), who would you want to be and why?
Hahaha ok, don’t laugh, but I would want to be the princess. I would be betraying my kid self if I didn’t. I was definitely that little girl who “trained” to be a princess. I balanced books on my head, loved fluffy dresses, the whole shebang. Though I also loved sword fighting with sticks and epic wars, so….yeah, I was a weird kid. I would want to be the princess or the queen (but not an evil queen) because, like, why not!? Plus, I’d make a pretty good ruler of a fantasy world if I do say so myself. But if I couldn’t be royalty, I’d want to be the fairy godmother because they are just so quirky fun and awesome. So that’s who I’d be.
– What animal/mythical creature would be your sidekick for fairy tale adventures?
DRAGON, end of story.
No, but seriously I’m obsessed with dragons. I love them so much, and I want one because they are just absolutely amazing and majestic, powerful creatures. Plus, it would mean that I’d get everywhere super fast, destroy my enemies quickly, and never be cold. So like, what’s the downside!?
– What is your favorite historical era, and what fairy tale would you love to see in that setting?
So, I love history; therefore, I have many periods that I love, but I guess one of my all-time favorites is the WWII era. I think that a Beauty and the Beast or even a Rapunzel retelling could be fascinating. Like what if there was a nazi “beast” who actually turned out to be an allied spy? Or what if there was a girl trapped in a concentration camp and a common thief got thrown into the camp and helped her escape? I think it would be cool to see some retellings set in more modern history then always in Medieval times.
– If you could change a fairy tale’s villain into a hero, who would you choose and why?
Hmmm, that is a hard one. Oh! You know I’d probably pick Hans from Frozen. Like maybe Elsa turns out to be the actual villain and manipulated Anna to think that he was evil when the whole time he was actually trying to save Anna and Arendelle. You know that could actually be really interesting.
– Do you prefer fairy tales with happy endings or sad/tragic endings? why or why not?
I like both honestly. There are a time and a place for each, I think. Sometimes I want a warm fuzzy happily ever after, and sometimes I want to cry my eyes out and be crushed. It just depends on the day as to which emotional trauma I desire!
Thanks for reading friends! I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Honestly, this tag was hard because I didn’t even get to talk about my FAVORITE fairy tales but that can wait for another time. What is your favorite fairy tale? Also, feel free to answer these questions in the comments, I’d love to know your answers!