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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.  ::)
Sounds pretty awesome. Could totally see a version from the genie's POV happening. :)

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Mmmh, but he's not a bad guy, or misunderstood. And it's also not well known  :P
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Mmmh, but he's not a bad guy, or misunderstood. And it's also not well known  :P
Oh I thought you just had to change the POV and not necessarily go from the bad guy   ???
Well good to know in that case :P

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Mmmh, but he's not a bad guy, or misunderstood. And it's also not well known  :P
Oh I thought you just had to change the POV and not necessarily go from the bad guy   ???
Well good to know in that case :P

I'll let @xiagan confirm, but you don't have to go with the bad guy - it just has to be the story retold from the POV of a secondary/minor character, or at least one that wasn't really 'telling his story' in the first place.
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God damn this topic has too much potential! :P

Started writing mine and had another idea, can I enter two?  :'(

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God damn this topic has too much potential! :P

Started writing mine and had another idea, can I enter two?  :'(

5. One story per person or writing team (not per account).
I don't know, what do you think? ;D
Maybe write both then ask a couple of people to choose which one's better, hehe
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And post the lesser one in the review thread for us to enjoy anyway.
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5. One story per person or writing team (not per account).
I don't know, what do you think? ;D
Maybe write both then ask a couple of people to choose which one's better, hehe
And post the lesser one in the review thread for us to enjoy anyway.
Thank you ladies. I'll do that then.  8)

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Yeah! Great topic thanks @ScarletBea going to consult my copy of Grimm's fairy tales

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Finally got around to entering another one of these. Thought I'd go with a poem for this one.  :D

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It was a short poem, but somebody already posted a story!

I'm feeling ashamed for only getting ideas at the last moments (ie: in the last day).

On the other side, we can all stare in awe at how deadlines make things move and get done  ::)
Slow and steady wins the race.

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Woohoo I'm actually writing again! Feels so good, haven't written anything for months god damn you writers block!

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dudes!!

totally struck with an amazing idea.  super-excited to write this one up.

it's going to riff on hansel and gretel.

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This is such fun. keep getting ideas and then realise maybe not acceptable as fairy tales. @xiagan how would you feel about The Three Little Pigs. the huff and puff and blow your house down one?
If you say no, fair enough.
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This is such fun. keep getting ideas and then realise maybe not acceptable as fairy tales. @xiagan how would you feel about The Three Little Pigs. the huff and puff and blow your house down one?
If you say no, fair enough.

Can't see why, it's a major fairy tale of the Big Bad. It's been parodied and redone plenty, it's a great one!
"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

Wishy washy lyricism and maudlin unrequited love are my specialty - so said Lady_Ty