What I am about to say is my opinion and my opinion only. If other people agree with me, than they do. If they don't, they don't. It's as simple as that. I would love to talk to you if you have a similar, sort-of similar, or don't have a similar opinion with me about this certain topic. Thanks!
I have a new story idea and I'm really happy about it. But, I have to say this first: I am tired of reading about a re-telling of a certain princess (Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, etc.). I'm just tired of them. Why can't people make stories about the supporting characters from each of the stories instead?!
Let's take Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast for an example. Somewhere in the movie (I haven't seen it in such a long time...) there is a mural of the prince before he turned into the very-attractive/handsome beast.
What's up with the dog? Who are those villagers? What happened to his parents? What's up with the day and night? Was there already a curse on the prince even before he turned into the Beast? See?!?!?!? Wouldn't that be such an amazing book, finding out the Beast's origins (gahh, does anyone know his real name? Adam... maybe Edward?)?
Let's do Pinocchio. Who's the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio? Is she the Mother of Stars? Or is she somehow related to the fairy godmother's in Sleeping Beauty? Why is the Blue Fairy and not the White Fairy?
Now off to Peter Pan. I feel as if this story would be a bit harder to do an origin story for, but has anybody thought to do a origin story for Captain Hook's silly friend, Mr. Smee? Did/does he have a mental illness? Why is he with Captain Hook when he's so nice?
Okay, we've gotten those stories out of the way, why not look at a story that's more widely know. Cinderella. What happened to Lady Tremaine before she got married to Cinderella's father? Was she a super nice, really pretty young girl? Did she have any siblings? Was it because Cinderella reminded Lady Tremaine of her past self was the reason she was so mean to Cinderella?
And the final story that I will be talking about, Aladdin. Who was Jasmine's mother? Was she royalty or a peasant (was the word peasant even in that timeline?)? Why did she marry the Sultan? Why is the Sultan so darn adorable?!
Me: Really? *begins getting upset* Why CINDERELLA?! She literally has enough stories to last A LIFE TIME.
And how come authors aren't focusing on the prince's perspective of a story? COME ON PEOPLE, I WANNA FIND OUT NAVEEN'S LIFE BEFORE HE MET HIS PARTNER/SPOUSE!!! (You know, from The Princess and the Frog?)
Now since I've given you your inspiration, go write. *nicely shoo's everyone away to go start writing* Now don't forget, if you're not ready to leave yet, you can always chat in the comments and have a full, head-on conversation about this.
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