It’s that time of year again! February is the month we at the fairy tale central spotlight fairy tales in general, and we always like to kick things off with a tag! Here are my answers, and if you’re interested in doing the tag yourself, you can find it here.
The Choose-You-Own-Adventure Fairy Tale Tag
– Your father the king has declared a contest for your hand in marriage. But he’s allowing you to decide what kind of competition it will be. What do you choose? Is there a penalty for losing, or do the losers just go home while the winner remains to marry you?
All my suitors compete on…
The Price is Right.
Losers have to work a year in retail.
– You’ve just been told that you’re the Chosen One – the heir to your kingdom’s throne. Of course you demanded proof, but you didn’t expect quite so much of it to be brought forward. You grudgingly ask the state of the land. Your kingdom is at war with two neighboring kingdoms, a third kingdom is expecting your kingdom to ally with theirs and help them fight in agreement with an old treaty, there is famine in two counties in the north, and the barons of the kingdom are fighting over who will supply the palace with food for the next year. What do you do first?
I suppose I’d go with the famine, since it would be hard to get anything done with the war while everyone is starving. Maybe those barons who want to supply the castle can help out there, if suitably rewarded for their generosity?
– You’ve set off to find your fortune but end up caught in a storm in the middle of the night in an enchanted forest…and there’s an ominous growl emitting from the trees. A warm looking cottage sits nearby but you’ve heard that questionable figures dwell in this wood. What’s your plan of action?
The cottage. I’m willing to deal with questionable figures as long as I’m not wet and cold!
– It is time to christen your dear new baby. It’s expected to invite the local fairies but they’re known for “gifting” babies with less-than-desirable characteristics (Ella Enchanted-style). Do you invite them anyway or “accidentally” forget to send out an invitation and risk the wrath of the petty (but powerful) fairy-kind upon your kingdom?
I’d invite them but tell them that our royalty has become too arrogant and proud to deserve any great fairy gift; just the fairies’ presence would enough of an honor. With enough groveling, maybe they’d accept it? As long as I implied they were too great and we too low to deserve gifts, rather than that I didn’t want them.
– Your fairy godmother grants the choice of three gowns for your one chance to meet the prince at the ball: a dress the color of the golden sun, a dress the color of the silver moon, or a dress the color of the sky. Which dress do you choose?
THIS IS SO HARD! But ultimately I’d go with a dress the color of the sky, because the sky can have all sorts of different moods- sometimes its would be a starry night, sometimes a sunset, sometimes a clear blue with swirls of white, sometimes a stormy gray. A dress that changes with the sky would be amazing!
– Your cursed beloved tells you that only when he marries a true-blood princess will he be set free. Do you choose to aid him by finding a princess that can set him free from his horrible curse? Or do you visit the witch of the forest and make a deal with her to become a princess – but you will only get to be with your prince one day a year.
Well, how much do I love him, lol? To be honest, I can see myself helping him find a princess rather than going to a witch. With luck, maybe on the journey I’ll find out I was a real princess all along?
– You’ve just completed a fairy tale adventure worthy to join the ranks of the world’s greatest legends. Alas, the kingdom’s most famous minstrel is also notorious for adding his own embellishments. Would you rather have your story lost to the world, your name and deeds forgotten, or to be known as a hero throughout the land…just in a very inaccurate and mangled version of the story?
Well, is it a good song? In that case, ah, go ahead. I don’t mind being so much of a legend of which no one actually knows the true story, I guess. Maybe there’s even more privacy that way. I kinda like the ideas of scholars to come arguing endlessly about what *actually* happened to me.
– You’ve just been approached by a man in a pointy hat who says you’re the chosen one destined to save a magical world. Before you enter the portal to this new world, you are allowed to take one piece of modern technology with you. What do you choose?
Not to be too American with my answer, but…A gun. Do you know how much easier it would be to fight bad guys when you’ve got more than bows, arrows, and swords?
– Your parents have angered a powerful witch in your land, and she has chosen to strike out at you to punish your parents. However, since you weren’t the one who actually angered her, she’s letting you choose your own fate: 1) sleep for 100 years and leave your parents to die of old age while you sleep, 2) be locked alone in a faraway tower so your parents will never find you, 3) lose your voice so you’ll never be able to speak to your parents, or 4) give you a fatal golden touch so that you can’t hug your parents lest you turn them into statutes.
Lose my voice- at least we’d still be together! After a while, we’d probably get pretty good at charades.
– You just found out that you have a twin, and you two were separated from birth because an ancient prophecy claimed one of you would bring ruin upon the kingdom. Are you the prophesied twin of ruin, or is it your brother/sister? How do you figure that out, and what do you and your twin decide to do about it?
Well, outrunning and outsmarting prophecies never seem to work, so unless my twin had super major red flags, I’d just say we should both go about our lives and see what happens. haHA maybe I’m just an archaeologist and I bring some ruins to the kingdom museum, huh? How’s THAT for outsmarting a prophecy?
Well, thank you for joining me on this adventurous journey! Don’t forget to check out more fun on The Fairy Tale Central this month, including story wishlists for some of our earlier fairy tale spotlights!