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Go, Aladdin, you’re the only guy representing a Disney Princess movie, of the ones that are Princess movies.The other three with males are animal-cast movies and then there’s Alice.

(Yes, I’m being silly. It just amuses me that Aladdin’s the only single man in this entire gift composition and you can technically say it’s a Princess movie, even if it’s a “boy” movie.)

wolveswolves:

Happy Easter everyone!

Pictures by Maria Ferguson and Monty Sloan

This reminds me of how I felt at my first Writers Conference. The only way I got through it was to tell myself I wasn’t a writer like everyone else. I was only there to get some interesting information, but I didn’t have stories or write like anyone else there.

This reminds me of how I felt at my first Writers Conference. The only way I got through it was to tell myself I wasn’t a writer like everyone else. I was only there to get some interesting information, but I didn’t have stories or write like anyone else there.

(Source: thebrokendollhouse)

tianaveen:

"Tiana’s easter parade" from the book A princess easter

Happy Easter

Don't be a Dickens: Avoiding Purple Prose

writeworld:

nothing-can-be-gained asked: Where does the line between purple prose and vivid description lie? How can I tell if something I’ve written is purple prose-like?

You know when you read a book a get to a passage or a line and say, “Great Scott, the things I would do to be…

asianhistory:

Collective resources from Fordham University, upon request. Please note this post is edited to be Asia-Centric, though the original source does contain global LGBTQ information. All commentary is original to the source, and not Asian History’s. NOTE: Asianhistory cannot vouch for any of the following websites still being updated, in existence, or 100% helpful. 
Via Fordham University’s People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History, last updated 2007. 
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asianhistory:

Collective resources from Fordham University, upon request. Please note this post is edited to be Asia-Centric, though the original source does contain global LGBTQ information. All commentary is original to the source, and not Asian History’s. NOTE: Asianhistory cannot vouch for any of the following websites still being updated, in existence, or 100% helpful. 

Via Fordham University’s People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History, last updated 2007. 

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serrende answered: related question: does Snow White, like Cinderella, have many different versions across continents, or is it more contained to Europe?

Off the top of my head, I would assume so, since I do know that the tale is found in places outside Europe if only because of Sleeping Beauties, a collection of tales that are similar to “Snow White” and “Sleeping Beauty”.

There are tales from Europe, but also Morocco (!), Libya, Turkey, Algeria, Angola, Mozambique, Gabon, the United States, West Africa, and India (although most of the Indian tales are categorized as “More Sleeping Beauties” and contain aspects of both fairy tales or if specific to “Snow White”, I would have to check to see how many are actually similar).

Your question also reminds me that I’ve been meaning to do more research into the origin and range of the Snow White tale itself.

Research Masterpost part 1 (Fairytales/Folktales, Arthurian Legends)

elumish:

General

Wikipedia.org

Project Gutenberg

Fairy Tales/Folktales

http://www.worldoftales.com/

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

http://hca.gilead.org.il/

http://germanstories.vcu.edu/grimm/grimm_menu.html

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/japan.html

HowStuffWorks "Why is a tomato called a love apple?"

Apparently tomatoes, potatoes, and nightshade all come from the same genus Solanum. [List of species]

And according to dictionary.com a “love apple” is:

  1. a tropical, tender plant, Solanum aculeatissimum, of the nightshade family, having prickly leaves, clusters of large, star-shaped white flowers, and red, tomato-like fruit. 
  2. Archaic. the tomato.

Solanum aculeatissimum does not seem to have clear habitat origin, but a large portion of the Solanum genus is from Central America and South America, with some in Africa, a few in Asia, and other regions of the Americas and Pacific.

For example, the Solanum americanum or American nightshade or glossy nightshade is located from the Americas to Madagascar through the wide swath of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Southeast Asia. x | x | x |

Solanum americanum

image of Solanum americanum, Hi there! People confuse you with black nightshade!

So…with correlations to poison and apples, even by loose association, is anyone seeing a “Snow White” theme here? Put the fairy tale in Central or South America. Put it in Morocco (via trade from Spain who got tomatoes from the Aztec). Put it in Malaysia since Solanum americanum is actually poisonous, I believe. 

Or put it in a fantasy world based on the aforementioned cultures. It sounds like fun to me.

youngjusticer:

"Let it burn."
Queen of the Flame, by Rika Chan.

youngjusticer:

"Let it burn."

Queen of the Flame, by Rika Chan.