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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Xenafication

This year, I am once again taking part in the April adventure that is the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For those unfamiliar with the concept, it's basically about 26 posts (we don't post Sundays), preferably on a theme, blogging our way through the alphabet from A to Z. My theme this year is all about TV Tropes, celebrating random tropes with some sort of weird, odd, unusual, controversial, or taboo element that appeals to my warped sense of literary adventure.

Continuing the theme, we have Xenafication (check out the page for a complete definition, but your first guess is probably pretty close to the mark). After a quick perusal of the Literature examples provided, I've gotta go with:

"This is the whole point of The Princess Series by Jim C. Hines. Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty - all Distressed Damsels in the original tales - form a Charlie's Angels-esque Action Girl Power Trio who kick ass throughout the fairytale world. Other alumni includes The Little Mermaid - who is the homicidally insane warlord and ruler of the merfolk - and Little Red Riding Hood, who is a psychotic serial-killer/professional assassin."

4 comments:

  1. Actually, that sounds like a fun and twisted read.

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  2. Sounds like good fun. I have a few friends who would get a kick out of these.

    TD Harvey
    A to Z participant
    http://www.tdharveyauthor.com

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  3. You say that like it is a bad thing! ;) I loved Xena and this twisted fairy tales are a lot of fun too.

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    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  4. You linked to TV Tropes! Nooooo!!!! Evil site. I go there and three hours of my life mysteriously vanish.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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