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A varant of the meme that is going around:
If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. — Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, If I wrote Cinderella, what would you immediately expect to find in it?

Date: 2011-12-02 11:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] watervole
The Doctor

Date: 2011-12-02 11:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hawkeye7
It was hard for me to imagine this at first, because when I think of your writing I think of plots, and here you would take on someone else's plot. Yet I know you wouldn't discard it in favour of one of your own. I'm thinking maybe a crossover with Sleeping Beauty.

Date: 2011-12-02 11:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hawkeye7
I just wanted to add that because I did not log in until I posted, I did not see Judith's comment.

Date: 2011-12-02 04:09 am (UTC)
ext_15290: (Methos looking for bells :-P)
From: [identity profile] jinxed-wood.livejournal.com
A quixote anti-hero that Cinderella ends up dumping the Prince for... :-P

Date: 2011-12-02 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reynardo.livejournal.com
Cinders works as a lowly administrative officer in a scientific lab, and her godmother comes disguised as a bearer of a large grant. The magical robes are strangely similar to those worn by a certain Ken - and definitely as sparkly. Cinderella goes to the ball but instead of dancing with the prince, she finds the ball in disarray as the mice and rats have eaten all the food!

Cinders calls up her loyal cats to deal with the rodent situation, and Cinderella's pumpkin is turned into salad, pie and soup. The prince falls at her feet, declaring his love for her common sense, her sweet and lovely personality, and her ability to work magic in the kitchen.

Date: 2011-12-02 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reynardo.livejournal.com
You know what? I got mixed up about whose blog is was - you have exactly the same icon as my friend [livejournal.com profile] 17catherines used to have, and I wrote it for her!

I shall have to tell her, and then re-write yours.
Edited Date: 2011-12-02 05:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-02 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reynardo.livejournal.com
OK, trying this one again:

Cinderella has to be independant, feisty, and not your traditionally "pretty" heroine. In fact, the prince is searching for the girl of his dreams, and doesn't notice the lowly sysadmin who is keeping his kingdom running, until the night of the ball when she appears surrounded by magnificent holograpic stars and a wonderous fanfare, courtesy of the program she set up in the palace's security system. Her dress sparkles with the fibre-optic stars she crocheted into the seams, and her beautiful long hair hangs down her back like a curtain of silk.

Midnight chimes, she realises the program is going to do its own version of the Y2K bug, and she runs, slipping behind the panels to the back corridors where the palace systems run. He searches high and low, and as he traipses across the land, he finds place after place where there is no order, no support - and no nice comfy systems set up to keep him fed and safe and sound. After three months of wet shoes and damp bedding and lousy food, instead of "who will find me the maiden who wears this slipper", he cries out "I'm going home, and I hope that the bloody heaters are working *there* at least."

He walks into the castle, and decides to go and thank whoever has kept things running so smoothly while he was away. He feels that he can trust this person to be his equal, his support person. He finds his way into dark tunnels and back corridors and into a small room where a woman with very long dark hair is listening to music as she watches the monitors, a little light on her desktop throwing rather familiar holograms on the walls...

Date: 2011-12-02 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reynardo.livejournal.com
You have me there. I need to read more of your work to work out what you'd write...

Date: 2011-12-02 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaxomsride.livejournal.com
The heroine is smarter than average. She doesn't need a deus ex machina fairy godmother, she makes her own costume and contrives her own way to get to the ball.

After meeting and dancing with the prince she decides he's an arrogant big head and prefers his Chief Consul, who is tall dark and snarky.

Once the engagement is announced Cinders tells the sepmother and sisters exactly what she thinks of them.

There would also be some sort of Karmic payback (more in keeping with the original Cinderella).

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