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15th-Jan-2014 05:07 pm High Tides and New Terrain by littlerrhymes (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Ariel/Eric; Ariel Triton OC
Length: 1314 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: We often get an epilogue about how things are going for Ariel and Eric. This is all about Triton.

Triton misses his daughter terribly, wondering how she's doing. However, he's got a kingdom to run and other family to protect. Still, one day he decides to pay a visit, hoping for a glance of Ariel. Enjoy.

High Tides and New Terrain

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15th-Jan-2014 04:32 pm Rose Without Thorn by Paranoiac (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Belle/Beast; Belle, Adam, canon characters
Length: 2K
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Just a sweet little coda to the movie. Belle used to dream of being a princess and all that it would mean. Now that she's about to become one, she's not sure about it. Enjoy.

Rose Without Thorn

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13th-Jan-2014 01:11 pm My Very Existence is a Monument by elishabet aka Snow (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Aladdin (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Aladdin/Jasmine; OFC, Abu, Carpet, Genie, Sultan, Jafar
Length:
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Excerpt: "Fact: My father left before I remember, and my mother died when I was two. Fact: All underfed children look similar, and when people see 'scruffy' they think 'male'. Fact: It's easier to be a young man on the streets of Agrabah than it is to be a young woman."

So, what if Aladdin was born a boy in the body of a female? How different would the tale have gone? Written for LGBT Fest, we see life through Aladdin's eyes and, through them, the Disney movie takes on a whole new view. Enjoy.

My Very Existence is a Monument

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12th-Jan-2014 09:35 pm Reading John Cleland by unknown author (Explicit)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Belle/Beast
Length: 701 words
Author Website: This story has been orphaned. It was originally written for a Porn Battle Challenge in 2009

Why this must be read: It's a fairy tale PWP! Belle has moved from fear of the Beast to attraction, but how to let him know when he's unfamiliar with the usual signals? Select a very specific book and have him read her passages from it.

I had to laugh when I saw the author that Belle selects; it took me back to my youth. Enjoy.

Reading John Cleland

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12th-Jan-2014 07:55 pm Whole New Worlds by cest what (Teen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Disney Princesses, Mulan
Pairing/Characters: Belle/Fa Mulan; Ariel, Prince Naveen, Fa Mulan, Belle
Length: 1281 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Disney Princesses in Space! The spaceship "The Wendy Bird" is having propulsions problems. Mulan goes in search of the new engineer, Belle, and discovers a whole new world. Short and cute. Enjoy.

Whole New Worlds

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11th-Jan-2014 05:36 pm Triton's Cove by cjmarlowe (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Little Mermaid (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Ariel/Eric; King Triton
Length: 1584 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Eric loves Ariel totally and he knows she feels the same way. Yet her transition to the land world has been hard and their differences are many. He wonders whether she will regret their life and want to return to the sea. He gets his answers from an unexpected place. Enjoy.

Triton's Cove

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11th-Jan-2014 05:34 pm The Hunt For Man-Yu-El by cimorene (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Aladdin (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Jasmine/Aladdin; Rajah, Genie
Length: 3K words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Just a little light-hearted story that touches on crack.

A crisis has developed in the peaceful city of Agrabah. One of the water purifiers is on the blink, something that hasn't happened in over two hundred years and was last fixed by a sorcerer. Of course, the Genie would be able to fix it in a flash, but since gaining his freedom, trying to find him is problematical. Aladdin is out of town and Jasmine is informed that her accumulation of magical artifacts makes her their best hope for fixing the thing. And on top of that, it's "that" time of the month for the Queen.

As much as she would like to lay on her bed with a hot water bottle and eat bon-bons, Jasmine rises to the task of finding out what is wrong with the purifier. In doing so, everyone learns a lot. Enjoy.

The Hunt for Man-Yu-El

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10th-Jan-2014 09:26 am Sleeping Charming by Starbrow (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Aurin/Phillipa, canon characters
Length: 4K words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: It not only deals with the problematic issues of consent in canon, but is gender reversed as well, providing a delightful heroine.

This story starts at the christening of Prince Aurin, just after Merriweather bestows her gift that mitigates Maleficent's curse. Four-year-old Princess Phillipa, very observant and sensible for her four years of age, already knows she is betrothed to Aurin. She takes the moment of disarray caused by the situation to slip next to the baby and whisper her own gift: a vow to be a good queen, to look after him and his kingdom and keep them all safe.

Sixteen years later, she is put to the test when things go awry in an unusual way. Enjoy.

Sleeping Charming

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10th-Jan-2014 09:21 am The Skin Beneath the Skin by jibrailis (Teen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Ariel/Eric; canon characters, OCs
Length: 2K words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: It's about being happy with your life but unhappy with the cost.

Ariel makes a choice that forces her into life-long exile from everything she knows. She never falls out of love with Eric and eventually gets used to the strangeness of living on land. But being love-struck prevented her from seeing all that she would lose for so many years, since her choice was irrevocable. Or was it? Enjoy.

The Skin Beneath the Skin

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6th-Jan-2014 04:21 pm Dicit Fore Naufragus by randomeliza (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid
Pairing/Characters: Ariel/Eric, Arista, OC
Length: 1682 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Ariel is settling into her life with Eric, but finds the customs of her new people strange. As she explains to her sister in a series of letters, the transition isn't easy, and the kingdom's problems with pirates are becoming more and more worrisome. Enjoy.

Dicit Fore Naufragus

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6th-Jan-2014 04:11 pm The Holly Bears the Crown by shoroko (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty
Characters: Flora, Fauna, Merryweather, Aurora
Length: 3626 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: We often see what happens after Aurora is stricken by the spindle or wakened by the prince, but not often what happens before her 16th birthday.

The three fairies have agreed to forego using any magic while they raise the princess, hoping to stay below the radar. They gather food, chop wood, cook and clean just as ordinary folk would. Every winter they celebrate Yule with all the trappings. But as Aurora gets old enough to understand traditions, they decide that she should know about her blood family's observances. That includes Christmas, of which the fairies know very little. Enjoy.

The Holly Bears the Crown

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4th-Jan-2014 04:15 pm Seven for a Secret by unknown author (Teen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Characters: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Snow White, canon characters
Length: 6K words
Author Website: Unknown. This was originally part of Yuletide 2012 and was orphaned. In case you're unfamiliar with the term, orphaning a story means that it remains at a website to be enjoyed, but all information identifying the author has been removed.

Why this must be read: If you're in the mood for dark, dark, dark times seven, this is for you. As with my last rec, the work was inspired by fan art, but in this case it's something that apparently has its own genre: Twisted Disney Princess fan art. Who knew? If there is ever the antithesis of "happily ever after", these vignettes qualify.

Despite that, they are cleverly done, sometimes taking place in different points in history; sometimes weaving their ways into other legends and fables. With over 400 kudos, 50 comments and 22000 hits, the author obviously did something right. Is it appropriate to say "enjoy"?

Seven for a Secret

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3rd-Jan-2014 02:53 pm Just Another Day In The Secret Base by Ankaret (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Disney Princesses
Characters: Ariel (Little Mermaid), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Cinderella, Fa Mulan (Mulan), Jasmine (Aladdin), Pocahontas, Rapunzel (Tangled), Snow White, Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
Length: 3K
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: What if a bunch of heroines got together to fight crime, a la Justice League? What would their super-powers be? Their secret identity names? How would they get along,with all those different personalities and some of them coming from royalty?

In 'Just Another Day", we listen in on a staff meeting where the PrincessForce tries to iron out differences, do some long-term planning and welcome a new member. This was inspired by some artwork, which is called out in the author's notes. Enjoy.

Just Another Day In The Secret Base

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2nd-Jan-2014 11:46 am adventure in the great wide somewhere by anabel (Gen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel (Disney versions), mention of others
Pairing/Characters: F/F, M/M, F/M; Belle, Rapunzel, other canon characters, see tags
Length: 3175 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: I really like "five things" fic; it's like getting multiple stories and a reset button all wrapped up together. Written for Yuletide 2013, we see Belle as the protagonist running into Rapunzel in different places and situations, all of them charming. Enjoy.

adventure in the great wide somewhere

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20th-Dec-2013 08:43 am What You Wish For and What You Keep by Alice (G)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Disney Princesses/Heroines
Pairing/Characters: Cinderella/Prince Charming
Length:6K words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: In the movie "Cinderella" there's a song "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes", and in this story it's literally true. Cinderella has dreams that reflect her wishes to understand the world around her. Her dreams are a lot more than simple construction of her wishes, though; they are extrasensory.

The author is able to give meaning to a lot of what the movie throws in for the shiny but just expects you to accept on faith, such as how Cinderella can talk to animals and why she stays unfailingly cheerful in the face of adversity. Ah, if only this had been the movie version! Enjoy.

What You Wish For and What You Keep

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15th-Dec-2013 09:59 am Fairy Tales(Disney)/Doctor Who (Teen)
Title: Ten Impossible Companions Before Breakfast by distaff exile
Pairing/Characters: Sleeping Beauty/Ten, Sleeping Beauty/Prince Phillip

Fairy Tales/Literary characters: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Alice (in Wonderland), Tinkerbell (Peter Pan), Ariel (Little Mermaid), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Mulan, Rapunzel (Tangled), Merida (Brave), Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty).

DW characters: One, Four, Seven, Nine, Ten, Eleven, 8 1/2 (The War Doctor), Ace McShane, Romana II, Susan Foreman, Rose Tyler, Clara Oswin Oswald

Length: 809 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: It's a series of vignettes showing the intersection between the lives of The Doctor with those of ten Disney heroines. Appropriately, the story bounces around in The Doctor's timeline rather than linearly. Written just a few weeks ago, it also includes The War Doctor (played by John Hurt), called Eight and a Half. Ranging from light to dark; there is a non-con warning for one.

Since this was inspired by artwork, you get a twofer today!

Ten Impossible Companions Before Breakfast

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13th-Dec-2013 03:43 pm The Thing About Good Food by kay obsessive (G)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Princess and the Frog (Disney)
Pairing/Characters: Naveen/Tiana
Length: 1133 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: It's a cute coda showing Naveen, ever enthusiastic, wanting to learn to cook. Tiana, who's getting ready to open her restaurant, is reluctant to let him into the kitchen. Enjoy.

The Thing About Good Food

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13th-Dec-2013 06:15 am Grasp the Thorn by Elyssblair (Teen)
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast
Pairing/Characters: Beast/Prince Phillip; B&B: Beast, Lumiere, Mrs Potts, Cogsworth, SB: Prince Phillip, Princess Aurora, Merriweather, Flora, Fauna, Maleficent, OMC
Length: 21K words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: The author's summary reads: Change a few words in a couple of magical pronouncements. Plop a couple of enchanted kingdoms next each other. Add identical twin princes. End up with a completely different fairy tale.

An intriguing summary about an amazing story that seamlessly intertwines two fairy tales that have one thing in common: each has a curse at its heart that only true love can break. Enjoy.

Grasp the Thorn

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12th-Dec-2013 12:53 pm Damsels and Damson Jam by Ardentintoxication (Mature)
Fandom: Fairy Tales:(all Disney versions) Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin, Tangled, Mulan, Pocahontas, Disney Princesses, Beauty and the Beast
Pairing: canon and non-canon pairings--see tags
Length: 410 words
Author Website: at AO3

Why this must be read: Short but funny (and kinky). The various heroines get together and discuss their sex lives over tea. Enjoy.

Note: This story is restricted to AO3 members only. Membership is free but there might be a wait time to receive an invite. If you need one, email me at merlin dot 113 at hotmail dot com and I can give you one.

Damsels and Damson Jam

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31st-Oct-2011 02:43 pm The Little Merpool by asreal01 (Mature)
OK, here is my 12th and final recommendation for my month recommending Marvel, coming in a few hours under the deadline! Sadly, I didn't get to recommend any stories with She-Hulk (who is the one in my icon, natch) or Spider-Man (I have a Spider-Man tattoo, ha) and looking back most of the recs are skewed towards the X-Men and my obvious favorite, Deadpool, but there you go. I hope you enjoyed reading all these as much as I did!

Fandom: MARVEL COMICS (Deadpool & Cable style)
Pairing: Deadpool (Wade Wilson)/Cable (Nathan Christopher Charles Askani'son Dayspring Summers)
Length: comicbook length (in this case that means 26 pages of comics)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] asreal01
Author Website: asreal01 on deviantART, asreal01 on LJ
Why this must be read:
What better way to end the month of Marvelous October than with crack candy? Beautiful, delicious candy in the form of a fan-created comic fusion of Deadpool & Cable with The Little Mermaid? Yes. Life is too short to miss this.

The Little Merpool
Or, to simplify reading, click here for Page One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-one, Twenty-two, Twenty-three, Twenty-four, Twenty-five, Twenty-six
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15th-Oct-2009 08:51 pm CW RPF/Disney(Monsters Inc.) (NC17)
Title:: Put that thing back where it came from (or so help me) by [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Pairing: Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles
Length: 10,275 words
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Fic list on LJ
Why this must be read:

Yes, quite the unusual crossover I admit. This was written for [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com], a challenge putting Jared and Jensen into Disney films, in this case Monsters Inc.

The premise is that Boo has a child, Jensen, and then goes back to live with monsters, so Jensen grows up as a monster and tries to scare Jared, a a monster should, of course.

The idea may strike you as rather crack-y, yes, but it isn’t really. Very funny, and written with humor and intelligence, you really enjoy Jared’s bemused experience and Jensen’s… unique situation.

A great read, that's great fun.

Put that thing back where it came from (or so help me)
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19th-Dec-2007 12:23 pm Songvid Oddities: Disney Multi-fandom - A Fair(y) Use Tale
Vidder: Eric Faden, et al.
Musical artist: S. Joplin
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: Unknown
Vidder's website: Stanford Fair Use Project
Why this vid kicks ass: For the last stop on our detour into YouTube land, I've decided to rec something a bit different. "A Fair(y) Use Tale" is not actually a fanvid, but rather a vid about fanvids that uses the techniques of fanvids. This was made as part of Stanford's Fair Use project, and it uses clips from Disney to talk about Copyright.

I hesitated for a long time before deciding to rec this on the Van, but the thing that swayed me in the end is that I find it really fascinating to see how people talk about fandom with their Real World hats on, and I figured that some of you might feel that way too. And yeah, this is political, but it's also surprisingly fannish: the echoes of fanvids are all the way through this, as you'll see even more clearly once I start reccing the multi-fandom vids that are going to finish up the rest of the drive.

YouTube: A Fair(y) Use Tale
Dowload @ Standford: A Fair(y) Use Tale
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16th-Apr-2004 11:14 am Dreams of Unicorns by Cotti
Fandom: ROSWELL/THE LAST UNICORN

Pairing:  Maria/Michael, Liz/Max, Max/Tess, Michael/Isabel, Alex/Isabel, Liz/Kyle
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: n/a
Why this must be read:

Short Answer: because it's a crossover with The Last Unicorn.

Long Answer: Cotti wrote some of the most beautiful, heartbreaking Roswell-Angst, back in the days when it was a cool thing to do. Angst in Roswell is basically an obvious thing - they're aliens, and the government is after them. And they're teenagers. What more do you need? But Dreams of Unicorns was more than just that. It involved, to a small extent, the teen themes and the conspiracy theory, but was mostly about that need to move on, and that sadness, that I remember from The Last Unicorn.

just a note, though: it's not the most well executed of fics, but I think it still holds up well, regardless.

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dreams of unicorns
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