Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cinderella Week Tag



Cinderella Party Tag:

1. In the vast array of fairytale heroines, what particular character qualities most define Cinderella? 
   Remaining a sweet and loving girl despite the horrible life she lives.

2. What are some of the deeper, big picture differences you see between retellings where both stepsisters are nasty and others where one is nasty and one is kind? How do you think the two takes differently develop/illuminate/affect Cinderella’s character and also the overarching story itself?
   Well Cinderella definitely has a bit of an easier life when one is kind.

3. Are you an animal lover? Would you eagerly count mice, lizards, cows, and geese as friends? Dogs and cats? 
   Yes!  Cows, geese, dogs and cats, but not really mice or lizards.  I don't like rodents and reptiles.

4. After asking question #3, I realized how remarkably many of the adaptations I’ve seen have Cinderella either horseback riding or involved with horses. Have you ever ridden? If so, have you ever ridden sidesaddle or bareback? 
   Yes.  No.  And yes!!!  Although I haven't ridden in a few years.

5. Your favorite Cinderella dress/s? 
   Danielle's Ball Dress from Ever After, Cinderella's Ball gown and the Fairy Godmother's dress from the 2015 Cinderella, although I haven't actually ever seen it.

6. Do you ever think of Cinderella while doing your household chores? :)
   No.  I'm afraid I daydream about other things!!!

7. What major character traits do you think are essential in a faithful prince? 
   Ummmm.......Clean, Honorable and Strong.  (Strong in character, not physically.)

8. Your top THREE favorite fairy tales (as in the original folk tales, not adaptations). 
   I haven't actually read any of the originals, but I know that Beauty and the Beast would definitely be one of them.

9. Your top FIVE current favorite fairy tale/legend type films (BESIDES any Cinderella adaptations). 
   Mirror, Mirror, Mulan (1998) and I know that there are more, but my brain is at a blank right now!!!

10. If you could play Cinderella and the story could be set in any region of the world and any time period, what would you pick? And what would your dream ‘ball gown’ for it be like? 
   Oh goodness!!  Well I think that I would have to choose to set it in Italy in the 1890's.  This would be a cool dress.

11. And (purely for fun :))… what color/s do you immediately associate with Cinderella?
  Blue and sparkly!!  I know sparkly isn't really a color, but........


  1. Great answers! :D Mirror Mirror is such a fun film! And the dress is really pretty, the one you linked ;)

    1. I unfortunately was only able to watch Mirror, Mirror once before Netflix took it down, but I really, really loved it.


  2. Awesome answers, Erudessa!
    Mirror, Mirror was also one of my favorite fairy tale films. I just think its really funny and cute.
    That yellow dress you chose for question #10 is stunning!! And setting the story in the 1890s of Italy sounds awesome.

    1. Thanks!!

      It is adorably funny!! And after watching it, I can't see Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger. He will always be Prince Alcott to me.

      One of my favorite stories (The Wheat Princess, by Jean Webster) is set in Italy around that time and that is what made me think of it. Also I am part Italian.

    2. I agree! Armie Hammer is irrevocably Prince Alcott in my mind. :D

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  3. I'm so happy you could join in with the tag! :)

    *And gasp* You haven't seen the 2015 yet?!? No, don't worry... I completely understand, but I hope you can super soon. It's so gorgeous. :) And yes, the Fairy Godmother's dress is utterly fun and so very sparkly (yes, I'm quite convinced that's a word! ;)).

    ITALY -- what a wonderful idea! I'd so like to visit there someday. Also, that dress is just beautiful. And from one of my favorite time periods!

    (P.S. I love the mountains and lupines in your header.)

    1. I KNOW!!!!! I have seen clips from it however and they have only increased my desire to watch it!!!!!!

      :) I know that the dress is more a Beauty and the Beast dress, but I was looking through dresses on Pinterest and that one just jumped out at me.

      Thanks!! My blog name is inspired by Lossarnach, Gondor and that picture just fitted. Plus I love mountains!

  4. Cool tag! And YES, I love Mulan too! Mushu, though. He's so fantastic, lol

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!


    1. I know!! I can quote Mushu for HOURS!!! He is TOOOO funny!!!