Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blog Chain - Classic Reimagining

So, I missed my day again :( However, this time I'm only a couple days late, so I am improving ;)

This round's topic was chosen by Margie who says:

Pick a book or story and imagine it in a new genre. For example, what would Oliver Twist be like if it was a sci-fi novel. Would Fagin have been a robot? Do you prefer you new creation or the original?

I've actually done this. It's a ton of fun :D I have a novella coming out in October that is a fairy tale retelling mash-up of Rumplestiltskin and Pinocchio (with zombies) :D It was so much fun writing! And I have a new series in the works doing the same type of thing (but I'm not going to say much on that as it's still in the "shiney precious lovey" stage) :D

It brings to mind one of my current fave shows Once Upon a Time. They do an awesome job of taking fairy tales and reworking them. Another great movie that does this is 10th Kingdom.

I'm a total fairy tale nut so I love reworked fairy tales, and it really is fun to see other classics given new or modern twists.

Do you have any favorite retellings, movies/shows/books?

Stop by our new member Demitria's blog to get her take on the topic and check out what Alyson had to say :)


Katrina L. Lantz said...

I cannot wait for your fairy tale mash-up! I have been enjoying Once Upon a Time, too. The re-imagining of Hook is probably my favorite. I never would have considered Rumplestiltskin crossing swords with Captain Hook. And yet it works. What a great challenge to do Rump and Pinocchio, and I can't wait to see what the zombies add-in is all about!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I hope all is well with you and yours, Michelle. Happy Friday!

Demitria said...

Wow, that mash-up sounds crazy/interesting/amazing. Can't wait to read!