Bonjour mes lecteurs!
(Sorry, I literally had no clue how to start off this post. So, when I saw that gif, I was like why not speak French?! XD)🤣 Annywaay, as you can see from the title this is my FIRST EVER collab post!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPEE!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!! I’m SuPeR excited for it!!!!!😀 But before I get into that, I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU LOVELY PEOPLE WHO FOLLOWED TWN!!!!!!!!!!!!😀 We have now reached over 100 followers (not counting me and Issabelle who of course follow our own blog XD)!!!!!
^^ That’s us trying to keep calm while internally screaming THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
As a celebration to TWN reaching 100 subscribers, we hope to have a surprise for you all! But seeing as how I did NOT see this coming (honestly I never expected we would reach 100 subscribers), we still have to get the surprise together. So at the moment I’m not sure how long it will take, but there will be a surprise post for you all!
Now, next off – today’s collab post. I am doing my collab with my AMAZING friend, Jen at Living Outside the Lines. Jen and I have been friends for awhile now and she is one of the sweetest people I know!!! You’ll love her blog and getting to know her! Oh, and Jen, THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing this collab with me!!!!<33333333
For this post, I asked Jen some questions for her to answer. I hope you enjoy and make sure to head over to Jen’s blog to read my answers to her questions.
Do you have a Disney OTP?Hmm… Growing up I would instantly spout off Ariel and Eric, but now that’s tied with Rapunzel and Eugene. *grins* Ariel could pretty much sum up my childhood, I was either watching the movie, singing the songs, or pretending to be a mermaid, or all three at once. 😉 And so, of course, Ariel and Eric are my One True Pairing… but like I said, Rapunzel and Eugene stole my heart when I first saw the movie. *happy sigh* They are just so adorable together!
- Which Disney prince would you go out with?
Haha, I don’t actually “date” and all the Disney princes have girlfriends already, ;p so I’ll say Eugene. He’d be a fun guy to have around, teach me how to pick a lock, pickpocket, always good for a sarcastic remark, yeah, great times. XD
- What are your top three favorite Disney live-action remakes?
Oh, goodness, I honestly love them all, so picking a top three is hard. Well, I adore Maleficent (if you couldn’t tell by how it’s influenced my Sleeping Beauty retelling ;p), Beauty and the Beast (I could listen to Evermore all. day.), and Aladdin (Speechless is amazing!). This list kind of changes on a daily basis so don’t hold me to it. 😉
Fairy Tale questions:
- What role would play in a fairy tale (heroine, villain, etc.)?
Hmm… What role would I want to play? Or what role would I most likely play should I find myself in a fairy tale? I would want to play the fairy godmother type character who is sweet and kind, but not above being mischievous at times. Now, who would I most likely be? The damsel in distress… yeah… and not even the kind that could handle it, “so have a nice day, Herc.” XD Oh wait, I’d be like Charlotte from The Princess and the Frog. XD “Did you say prince?”
- What is your favorite fairy tale retelling that you’ve read?
Oh this question seems a little cruel! XD I want to say all of Kirsten Fichter’s Once Upon a Twist Tales, and Shannon Hale’s The Goose Girl, but there’s also All the Queen’s Sons by Elizabeth Kipps …so hard to pick, and I just realized how very few retellings I’ve actually read. (Mental note: remedy this immediately!) Okay, so, favorite retelling I’ve read would be Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted. *grins* Okay, yes, I could have just said that to begin with, but I wanted to mention the other retellings too. XP Ella Enchanted is a big part of my childhood, I read that book over and over until I practically had it memorized. And that ending still gives my heart a happy thrill. <3
- Do you know of any little known fairy tales?
Hmm, I think I know of a few from reading a few of Andrew Lang’s Color Fairytale books, and the first one that popped in my head was The Yellow Dwarf from the Blue Fairy Book. It’s quite weird, as per the norm for fairy tales, but also very sad, again as per the norm.
- Do you prefer to write guy or girl main characters?
I don’t have a problem writing guy MCs (like Sorren from my SB retelling), but I generally find myself writing girl MCs. So, while my girl MCs outnumber my poor guys, I don’t actually prefer one to the other. It just depends on the story I’m telling.
- What genre do you prefer to write in?
Speculative Fiction! But mainly Fantasy. I love writing in made up worlds, and whenever I try to write outside of the umbrella category of Spec-Fic, it generally turns into some sort of Fantasy. My last Historical Fiction didn’t last long before it turned Fantasy. XD
- What do you love most about writing?
I love meeting my characters (who honestly pretty much show up fully formed, but with lots of secrets, lol.) I think it’s my characters that I love the most about writing. I love learning about them, learning their backstory, who they are, and watching them grow on their journey, or mourning them as they go down the wrong path and suffer the consequences. My characters are like my kids, my inky little kids who are very taciturn and love doing things their own way even though I’m just trying to get them to a happy ending… er, mostly. I also love telling stories, of seeing good overcome evil, showing that no matter how dark things get there is still hope, there is always hope.
I hope y’all enjoyed reading Jen’s answers!!!!!! They were all FABULOUS!!! Don’t forget you can chat with Jen and me in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear from you!
~Jen and Katherine