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You really shouldn't trust me. For example, I promised Raptori that I would look into something and then write him a PM (in a few days). This was about six months ago, and I still haven't written him.  ::) ;D   I wonder if he still remembers?
Raptoris always remember.  8)
I will write that PM, one day. Probably not "in a few days", though. Hopefully before a full year has passed. Maybe...  :-[
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You really shouldn't trust me. For example, I promised Raptori that I would look into something and then write him a PM (in a few days). This was about six months ago, and I still haven't written him.  ::) ;D   I wonder if he still remembers?
Raptoris always remember.  8)
I will write that PM, one day. Probably not "in a few days", though. Hopefully before a full year has passed. Maybe...  :-[
Raptoris have learned patience.  :P
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I think I'm going to stick to my love of just how much I love little red riding hood and her Wolf, and retell that story in a creepy way, entirely from the wolf's pov.
It's 1am, my eyes hurt I'm so tired, but I'm already several hundred words into that story typed on my phone. It's gonna be a good one.
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No one answered if they think it would be alright for me to do Peter Pan. :(

As it's not strictly a fairy tale.

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In my opinion, it fits.
Master @xiagan, what do you think?
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Not sure if it is a fairy tale (a modern one, probably) but I want to see it, so go for it. :)
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Cheers me-dears, that's all I need.  8)

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For anyone like me who isn't terribly well grounded in one's fairy tales, or is looking for inspiration, this link might be useful

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales

@xiagan there is a huge international list here of fairy tales, from so many countries. Is it acceptable to choose from here and if it is not a very famiiar one just to refer back to this for the source story?
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For anyone like me who isn't terribly well grounded in one's fairy tales, or is looking for inspiration, this link might be useful

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales

@xiagan there is a huge international list here of fairy tales, from so many countries. Is it acceptable to choose from here and if it is not a very familiar one just to refer back to this for the source story?
I think the fun with this theme is twisting something familiar. If one chooses a cool story nobody knows and alters it, that fun is gone (and so may the votes). So while I'm usually opposed to restricting these contests more than absolutely necessary, I don't think being allowed to choose any story from that list is something that helps the theme.

But since I already okayed Peter Pan, I'll open the field to other "modern fairytales". Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, The Wind in the Willows...
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For anyone like me who isn't terribly well grounded in one's fairy tales, or is looking for inspiration, this link might be useful

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fairy_tales

@xiagan there is a huge international list here of fairy tales, from so many countries. Is it acceptable to choose from here and if it is not a very familiar one just to refer back to this for the source story?
I think the fun with this theme is twisting something familiar. If one chooses a cool story nobody knows and alters it, that fun is gone (and so may the votes). So while I'm usually opposed to restricting these contests more than absolutely necessary, I don't think being allowed to choose any story from that list is something that helps the theme.

But since I already okayed Peter Pan, I'll open the field to other "modern fairytales". Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, The Wind in the Willows...
Thanks that's fair enough, there were rather a lot.  Asked because I saw one that went ping, but will think more. ;D
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I guess it's just a bit harder for strangers, who might have well known fairy tales they grew up with that won't be familiar to english speakers, like donkey skin for francophones. But I guess it's the same for english speakers, if your tale is not international enough, the votes might go someplace else...

Not complaining at all though, I'm already 600 words into my Red Riding Hood rehash  ;D
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Well. There goes my epic version of 'the giant who had no heart in his body' despite it being my favourite fairy tale from my childhood  :P

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Well. There goes my epic version of 'the giant who had no heart in his body' despite it being my favourite fairy tale from my childhood  :P

What's the name in french? Doesn't even ring any bell to me.
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Well. There goes my epic version of 'the giant who had no heart in his body' despite it being my favourite fairy tale from my childhood  :P

What's the name in french? Doesn't even ring any bell to me.
I'm not sure whether it's well-known in the french regions.
It's originally a Norwegian fairytale.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giant_Who_Had_No_Heart_in_His_Body

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Well. There goes my epic version of 'the giant who had no heart in his body' despite it being my favourite fairy tale from my childhood  :P

What's the name in french? Doesn't even ring any bell to me.
I'm not sure whether it's well-known in the french regions.
It's originally a Norwegian fairytale.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giant_Who_Had_No_Heart_in_His_Body

My favorite comes from arabian countries, or ancient egypt or india? Can't remember. About a king who dies and needs to travel through the dangerous mountains of the afterlife until he reaches the gate of heaven. On his way he meets a dog, lonely and famished, and shares his food and shelter with him. In exchange the dog defends him from mountain lions and wolves, and the two become fast friends. Arriving at the doors of heaven, the king is told he can enter, but the dog cannot.
The king pleads, says he is his friend, but is refused. So he decides not to enter, he won't abandon his friend to starvation. Then the dog turns into a genie, since it was all a test of the man's character.  ::)
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

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