January 7th, 2007

Utena: With Sword

Horror stories

If anyone once some seriously batshit crazy amusement, I'd check out this latest wank here. I shan't ruin the surprise, but let's just say there is crazy, and then there is crazy. And this is crazy.

And it even makes Snape's Astral Wives look sane. I'd be impressed if I wasn't gaping in disbelief.

On the subject of disbelief, I've actually had inspiration for some fic. (Yes, me writing fic. Colour me shocked!) Though it'll be a little while off, since I need to finish planning the darn thing, which is surprisingly complex for a one-shot fic. Then again, it is set over about 20-odd years, involves a bit of playing around with chronology in parts, and is simultaneous linear and not linear, if that makes any sense.

Being me, I know exactly how it's going to end, and how it starts, too. The problem is getting from one bit to the other. And somewhere in the middle, coming up with a logical explanation for the ending.

So, while still in the planning stages: Can anyone on my flist recommend some good dark fairy-tales/traditional story type things to read up on? Especially of the "Be careful what you wish for" sort. I've been reading The Monkey's Paw and Blue Beard for inspiration, and some thematic analysis of Red Riding Hood (which makes in sound quite impressively filthy, really)