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So there have been a lot of SGA fairytale AU's, and I can't remember reading one that wasn't awesome. But when you get right down to it, what fairytale do you guys think, really fit the SGA characters? And how would having them in it actually affect the story?

I'm thinking Teyla would make an awesome little red riding hood (and not just cuz she would super cute in the cape). If we take it as a cautionary tale of man against the dangers of the wild,  who would be better prepared to meet them then Teyla who has spend most of her life as a nomadic forest dweller, always aware that the big bad wolf could be behind the tree?

Ronon...  Maybe Beauty and the beast. A civilized man, turned savage by a curse. Only Beauty was dead before he even hit the ground running.

Rodney, either princess on the pea or puss in boots :).

John?

The whole expedition could be Hansel and Gretel. Left in the wild by careless parents (S1 at least).

Any thoughts?

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Date: 2010-01-14 10:32 pm (UTC)
mad_maudlin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad_maudlin
Honestly, the fairy tale that I think fits Ronon best is Bearskin, and not just because of the wander-seven-years trope. (I've actually pondered a Ronon/Keller fic that would fuse Bearskin and Beauty and the Beast, but have never got around to hammering out the details.)

John always makes me think of this one fairy tale I can't remember the name of, but it involves a magic cloak, two witches and cabbage that turns people into donkeys. Mostly because of the "never see it coming" aspect of it all.

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Date: 2010-01-14 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] korilian.livejournal.com
Hahaha, man I don't think I know that one, but I want too! :)

Actually Bearskin would be perfect for Ronon. I've been trying to think of fairy tales without any of my old fairytale books handy, and I just keep coming back to the really basic ones.

For John, I'd been considering the disobedience to authority angle, but I'm finding him hard to figure out.

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Date: 2010-01-14 11:45 pm (UTC)
mad_maudlin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad_maudlin
The problem with John is that he always disobeys authority and (more or less) gets away with it. Fairy tales, on the other hand, are generally meant to encourage obedience to authority--the heroine who is obedient and hard-working gets rewarded, while her truculent stepsister gets doused in tar. (cf. "Frau Hoelle," another favorite fairy tale.)

Although, I did read one that cast John as Prince Ivan in "Prince Ivan and the Grey Wolf," which kind of works...

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Date: 2010-01-15 10:57 am (UTC)
ext_13205: (asgard)
From: [identity profile] korilian.livejournal.com
But there are plenty of fairytales where the disobedience wakes up the wraith has dramatic results and the hero redeems himself with the help of his companions and a convenient Rodney sage. (Although the disobedience in that case tends to be that the hero didn't listen to good advice... Well I'm sure Rodney would approve of that characterization ;)
I'll need to look up Prince Ivan.

Or maybe the boy without fair...

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Date: 2010-01-15 03:56 pm (UTC)
mad_maudlin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mad_maudlin
You mean the boy who wanted to shiver? That's TOTALLY John. Hee!

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Date: 2010-01-15 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] korilian.livejournal.com
Yeah probably. I'm translating these straight from Dutch obviously :).

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