Once upon a time . . . I heard about a fairy tale tag. Seeing as how I LOVE fairy tales, I knew I had to participate in it.
Yep, you heard me right! A fairy tale tag hosted by Fairy Tale Central – the perfect place for all things fairy tale and any fairy tale lover! (Of course, you don’t have to like fairy tales to go to Fairy Tale Central. You just might not find their blog interesting.😉) You can find more details on this linkup and the questions here.
Now it’s time to get into today’s post. *waving magic wand to transport all reader’s into my fairy-tale adventure*
– Your father the king has declared a contest for your hand in marriage. But he’s allowing you to decide what kind of competition it will be. What do you choose? Is there a penalty for losing, or do the losers just go home while the winner remains to marry you?
The competition I choose will probably be a deadly one. One where you will most likely die if you compete. If a man truly loves me, he will be willing to compete to prove his love for me. A magic spell will be on the competition so that if his heart is true and pure he will survive the competition. So, I guess that means that the penalty for those whose hearts aren’t true is death. (Whoopsie.😬)
– You’ve just been told that you’re the Chosen One – the heir to your kingdom’s throne. Of course you demanded proof, but you didn’t expect quite so much of it to be brought forward. You grudgingly ask the state of the land. Your kingdom is at war with two neighboring kingdoms, a third kingdom is expecting your kingdom to ally with theirs and help them fight in agreement with an old treaty, there is famine in two counties in the north, and the barons of the kingdom are fighting over who will supply the palace with food for the next year. What do you do first?
Oh boy! This sounds stressful. I think I would need to take something for my headache first. Then because we’re in a war, I would join an alliance with the third kingdom so together we can end the war with the other two kingdoms. After that I would somehow convince the barons to give the food to the two countries that desperately needed it.
– You’ve set off to find your fortune but end up caught in a storm in the middle of the night in an enchanted forest…and there’s an ominous growl emitting from the trees. A warm looking cottage sits nearby but you’ve heard that questionable figures dwell in this wood. What’s your plan of action?
Hm, a growl coming from the trees, you say? Can I pull a plot twist and say that Sulley (from Disney Pixar’s Monsters Inc.) is in the trees?
If so, then Sulley can scare the witch that is most likely in the cottage so she will run away and melt in the rain from the storm. Then, me and Sulley can stay in the cottage until the storm passes.
– It is time to christen your dear new baby. It’s expected to invite the local fairies but they’re known for “gifting” babies with less-than-desirable characteristics (Ella Enchanted-style). Do you invite them anyway or “accidentally” forget to send out an invitation and risk the wrath of the petty (but powerful) fairy-kind upon your kingdom?
I think I would invite them anyway. I can’t risk a curse on my baby.
The “less-than-desirable” gifts can’t be so bad, right?
– Your fairy godmother grants the choice of three gowns for your one chance to meet the prince at the ball: a dress the color of the golden sun, a dress the color of the silver moon, or a dress the color of the sky. Which dress do you choose?
I’m choosing the one that is the color of the silver moon. I love the moon!!!! I could stare at it for hours.
– Your cursed beloved tells you that only when he marries a true-blood princess will he be set free. Do you choose to aid him by finding a princess that can set him free from his horrible curse? Or do you visit the witch of the forest and make a deal with her to become a princess – but you will only get to be with your prince one day a year.
Love is sacrifice so I will find a princess to set the prince free and I will wish him happiness.
– You’ve just completed a fairy tale adventure worthy to join the ranks of the world’s greatest legends. Alas, the kingdom’s most famous minstrel is also notorious for adding his own embellishments. Would you rather have your story lost to the world, your name and deeds forgotten, or to to be known as a hero throughout the land…just in a very inaccurate and mangled version of the story?
Ugh, I don’t like it when people twist the truth of things. Anyway, my story doesn’t have to be shared with the rest of the world. If I was to tell my story to one person and it impacted them, then that is enough for me. One person can still make a big difference in the world.
– You’ve just been approached by a man in a pointy hat who says you’re the chosen one destined to save a magical world. Before you enter the portal to this new world, you are allowed to take one piece of modern technology with you. What do you choose?
Easy! My laptop. That way I can still blog and chat with you wonderful people. (Maybe you guys can tell me how to save a magical world while we’re chatting? XD)
– Your parents have angered a powerful witch in your land, and she has chosen to strike out at you to punish your parents. However, since you weren’t the one who actually angered her, she’s letting you choose your own fate: 1) sleep for 100 years and leave your parents to die of old age while you sleep, 2) be locked alone in a faraway tower so your parents will never find you, 3) lose your voice so you’ll never be able to speak to your parents, or 4) give you a fatal golden touch so that you can’t hug your parents lest you turn them into statutes.
Uhhhh . . . I think I’m going with option #2. I’ll plan an escape to get out of the tower. And I’ll need a plan to make sure the witch doesn’t lock me up in it again.
– You just found out that you have a twin, and you two were separated from birth because an ancient prophecy claimed one of you would bring ruin upon the kingdom. Are you the prophesied twin of ruin, or is it your brother/sister? How do you figure that out, and what do you and your twin decide to do about it?
*gasp* I have a twin??? AWESOME!!!!! Well, I can’t let my twin sister be the twin of ruin. There may not be a way to figure out for sure who is the twin of ruin, but I’m going to say it’s me to save my twin her reputation. Now that we know about this prophecy we can change out destiny. (Although, I’m not exactly sure how we’re going to do that. Maybe we’ll get a fairy to help us out.)
Well, that’s the last of the questions. Like all good fairy tales, this one must come to an end. But I leave you a glass slipper as a souvenir of this adventure.
Before we close the book, tell me in the comments: What fairy tale is your favorite? Which gif above do you like best? What part of the adventure did you really like? Would you rather sleep for 100 years or be locked up in a tower? Would you invite the fairies to your baby’s christening? I can’t wait to hear from you!!! 😀
And we all lived happily ever after. The end.