One of my friends has a little thing in her car that says ‘Don’t drive faster than your guardian angel can fly’ and she’s a Supernatural fan so I got this mental image of Castiel flapping frantically after the Winchester’s car going “Dean goddammit there’s a speed limit”
The first character I first fell in love with The character I never expected to love as much as I do now The character everyone else loves that I don’t The character I love that everyone else hates The character I used to love but don’t any longer The character I would totally smooch The character I’d want to be like The character I’d slap A pairing that I love A pairing that I despise
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.
I’d like to point out that the undercut was my idea. I dreamt the lupes was a hot lesbian with a killer hairdo, and three hours later, one of those things became a reality. Oh, and she got a haircut. haha. jk