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keep me searching for a heart of gold by lady_ragnell
Some of them, the wish-granters, the kindly folk, the godparents, are summoned by desire, or hard work, or anger. It calls them, tugs them, until they can go to help, to see the desire fulfilled, the wish granted. Some of them receive in trade only the sense that they're balancing the scales of the world. Some of them amass favors owed. Some of them make bargains.

Rumpelstiltskin has always found himself called to tears, the quiet ones of despair, the ones that are silent because it never occurs to the one weeping that someone might hear and come to comfort them. It might be better, if he could simply help them without asking anything in return, but his magic always asks for a bargain.
fanfic  fairytales  ao3  words:5.000-10.000  abuse  gen  transformation 
27 days ago by hatinjacket
The Fox Shizun
A fox spirit receives a small kindness and does everything in his power to repay it.

Or

Luo Binghe offers Shen Yuan shelter from a storm. To repay that, Shen Yuan becomes Shen Qingqiu and sets out to make improve Luo Binghe's life.
=scum.villain  2019  feel-good  author:orangeCrate  *luobinghe/shenqingqiu  fairytales  canon.AU  wc:20k 
april 2019 by claudine
Outfoxed
Cesare - John/Rodney, G --- 10,992

"I guess it makes sense you'd be magical," John said, enjoying the Fox's exasperated growl and annoyed muttering about oversimplification. "Talking fox and all."

"Yes, I'm just bursting with pixie dust," said the Fox. "Shut up now."
ao3  sga  mckay/sheppard  *g  w.d::10-20k  ;★★★  au  fairytales  hilarity  cute  animal-swap  bedsharing  pov-john 
march 2019 by we.are.golden
seafoam boy
The fact of the matter is: Shen Qingqiu will never love Luo Binghe, and that is acceptable - as long as he returns to him.
wc:1-5k  =scum.villain  *luobinghe/shenqingqiu  2019  author:wolframvonbielefeld  canon  fairytales  FEELSplosion 
february 2019 by claudine
Thomas the Rhymer
"TRUE THOMAS lay oer yond grassy bank,
And he beheld a ladie gay,
A ladie that was brisk and bold,
Come riding oer the fernie brae."
poem  fairytales 
january 2019 by loimprevisto
Tam Lin
"O I FORBID you, maidens a’,
That wear gowd on your hair,
To come or gae by Carterhaugh,
For young Tam Lin is there."
poem  fairytales 
january 2019 by loimprevisto
Off to NAN's Housing We Go by tuesday (Rotkäppchen | Little Red Riding Hood)
Clever and a little creepy in the best way. Red sets off to maintain NAN and has to put up with a malfunctioning, too-clever-for-its-own-good hunter bot on her way.
fairytales  trope:robots  yuletide  author:tuesday  length:1000-4999 
december 2018 by proteinscollide
Storytime with Shizun and Luo Binghe, It's not Real
Prompt by Dante on discord, “Tangled Au where lbh cries over Shizun’s body and sings the flower song.”

Tonight, Shizun was telling a story of a princess with long golden hair. The princess had hair that could heal any injury due to the effects of a blessed flower, and let out gentle rays like the morning sunshine when the princess sings a special song.
author:PhiloSophia  2018  wc:1-5k  =scum.villain  *luobinghe/shenqingqiu  canon  fairytales 
december 2018 by claudine
Gender Forum: Trapped: Fairytale in Pratchett and Lackey
Trapped: Fairytale in Pratchett and Lackey
by Dr. Audrey Taylor, Anglia Ruskin University

“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around. Stories exist independently of their players. If you know that, the knowledge is power.” (8)

1Thus begins Terry Pratchett’s Witches Abroad (1991). In Witches Abroad and Mercedes Lackey’s 500 Kingdom Series, specifically the first one, The Fairy Godmother (2004), stories have taken over. Both books look at stories from the other side, they actualise the (sometimes) cliché that stories are powerful, and can shape people. Tales have power of their own, and will shape the surrounding people or circumstances to suit, regardless of what the characters themselves think of it. Taking the concept that stories have power a step forward and literalising that power allows both Pratchett and Lackey to explore story from a different direction, though I would argue Pratchett does so in a more meaningful way, as will be explored later.
academia  TerryPratchett  MercedesLackey  fairytales 
september 2018 by moriann

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