If I was a Disney Heroine

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP.
 
Inspired by Allee's Disney Princess tale: http://www.polyvore.com/was_disney_princess/collection?id=2708099, my fury with Disney's approach to the Snow Queen story (mostly the removal of the Little Robber Maid character), grrl power, and my recent medically-appointed eye patch.
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    "There are many civilized kingdoms in the land, but most are isolated from one another by rocky outcroppings and thick woods, filled with bandits." — @marzipanniers
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    "~Vaguely Anglo-Saxon/Viking/Early Medieval Europe~" — @marzipanniers
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    "Skuld She-Bear is The Little Robber Maid." — @marzipanniers
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    "She rides a massive wild boar named Snout into battle. Skuld and Snout are inseparable . Despite what the other robbers say, Snout is just as good or better than their silly horses." — @marzipanniers
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    "She has learned that, because she is a girl, she has to be tougher, faster, stronger, smarter, and ruder than her male companions to be taken seriously." — @marzipanniers
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    "Nikolas is the de-facto leader of the Bandits. He is especially fond of Skuld. He convinced the others to let her stay with them when they found her as small child." — @marzipanniers
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    "She has lived as part of a band of travelling cut-throats for many years. She is the only girl in a band of murderers and thieves. They are constantly on the run, and her companions die often." — @marzipanniers
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    "Though the bandits love her, she has never had a sturdy, true friendship, one in which she can express her true feelings without being dismissed as girlish." — @marzipanniers
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    "~Raucous, bawdy, fun song about the freedom of the Bandit Lifestyle, ft. Skuld and the Bandits. Skuld, alone, sings a brief stanza about wishing for something more before rejoining the bandits.~" — @marzipanniers
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    "Mathilde is a noble girl being raised in a cloistered convent. She doesn't remember her family and no one will tell her where she comes from. Mathilde isn't sure if they don't know, or if they're withholding information from her." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "All she knows is that the nuns instruct her in womanly tasks until the day her husband-to-be sends for her. She does not know who he is or where she will go." — @marzipanniers
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    "Though the nuns are very kind, they have never formed more than a nurse-like attachment to Mathilde. She has never had someone to whom she could speak of her true emotions." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "~Refined, sweet song about the security and peace of the cloistered life ft. Mathilde and the nuns. Mathilde has a solo where she expresses the desire for more, before she rejoins the sisters.~" — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Skuld and the bandits are riding through the snowy woods and they stumble cross something strange." — @marzipanniers
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    "Mathilde is laying, all alone, in the snow. When she wakes up, she panics. Skuld and the boys cut a frightening scene." — @marzipanniers
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    "Finally Skuld calms her down and gets her to tell her what happened. She was on the way to meet her fiance when the caravan of nuns was attacked by wolves. She managed to escape, but fainted from hunger." — @marzipanniers
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    "The bandits notice that Mathilde is very richly dressed. And to travel to a husband? That means money. They agree to keep her prisoner and demand a ransom from her fiance. If...they can figure out who he is." — @marzipanniers
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    "At first, Mathilde is frightened of the bandits and disgusted by their rude jokes and uninhibited displays of bodily functions. ~Mathilde sings about how gross and scary life outside the convent is.~" — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Skuld finds Mathilde prissy and boring. She faints a lot, which embarrasses Skuld in front of the boys. She's spent a long time building her reputation, just to have this girl ruin it. ~Skuld sings about her anger and disgust.~" — @marzipanniers
     
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    "While sharing a tent with Skuld, she pulls out a book and reads. "You mean these little scribbles mean something to you?" "Sure. 'Once upon a time...'"" — @marzipanniers
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    "Skuld teaches Mathilde how to throw knives. The reprise of their individual angry songs turns into a ~getting to know you~ duet." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "As the bandits continue to ride toward civilization, the two girls become friends by accident. They realize that, despite their differences, they have much in common." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Just as the two are on the brink of being true friends, Mathilde's fiance turns up in shining armor. He is incredibly rude to the bandits, calling them "savages", but is cloyingly sweet to Mathilde." — @marzipanniers
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    "He throws a trunk of coins at Nikolas's feet. "You're lucky I don't kill you for kidnapping her," he says. Mathilde looks at Skuld, conflicted." — @marzipanniers
     
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    ""Just go," Skuld tells Mathilde. "It's not like we're friends." She throws Mathilde's trunks onto the mule as her prince hauls Mathilde onto the horse." — @marzipanniers
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    "The bandits stand on the defensive until the prince's posse leaves. Nikolas puts a hand on Skuld's shoulder. Skuld shruggs it off and rides Snout into the woods." — @marzipanniers
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    "~Sad instrumental montage of Skuld and Mathilde living separate, but equally hollow, lives. Things that used to delight them are now tinged with sadness.~" — @marzipanniers
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    "Eventually some court maids find Skuld's camp and tell her that Mathilde requests her presence at the wedding that the following day. After a huddle with the bandits, Skuld decides to go with them." — @marzipanniers
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    "The maids take Skuld to the palace. She has never seen a building larger than a woodsman's hut. Though she doesn't show it, she is awe-struck." — @marzipanniers
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    "They put her in a grand room and tell her that Mathilde can't be disturbed-- she's saying her prayers before her big day. Skuld is suspicious." — @marzipanniers
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    "Upon realizing that there are armed guards outside of her room, Skuld knocks them out with a log from the fireplace and sneaks into the palace." — @marzipanniers
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    "As she walks through the halls, Skuld comes across a portrait that is the spitting image of Mathilde. At first, she thinks it is her friend. Then she notices the baby in her lap." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "She pummels a (surprisingly handsome) near-by monk for answers. The monk tells her that Mathilde's prince charming is actually an ageless warlock who killed the entire royal family except Mathilde." — @marzipanniers
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    "He sent Mathilde to be raised in a isolated monastery by nuns that he bullied into silence. He was waiting for the day that she was marriageable so he could secure his legacy as king." — @marzipanniers
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    "The subjects of the kingdom have been frightened into obedience. If they speak out in favor of the former royal family, they are brutally killed or locked away." — @marzipanniers
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    "The monk goes on to say that Mathilde has been kept prisoner for the last month and is being forced to marry the "Prince" against her will." — @marzipanniers
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    "Skuld does not like what she has heard. She ties the monk up and drags him back to her room to wait for the wedding. She knew she couldn't get access to the Prince until then." — @marzipanniers
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    "The monk reveals himself to be Mathilde's younger brother, Bertrand. He managed to escape the slaughter all those years ago and has been hiding in a monastery of sympathetic monks. She unties them and they plan together." — @marzipanniers
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    "She waits until the ceremony, when everyone is least expecting it and pulls a dagger out of her bodice. She jumps over the banister and aims for the prince's throat." — @marzipanniers
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    "The prince is quicker than she expects. He draws the sword and plunges it through her chest." — @marzipanniers
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    "As she lies bleeding on the floor of the hall, the prince grabs Mathilde and forces her continue the ceremony." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Just before the "I do", Skuld's bandits burst in and a huge battle ensues between the bandits and the Prince's men. Skuld picks herself up off the floor, pulling back her gown to reveal her hidden maille." — @marzipanniers
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    "She and the Prince take the fight into the courtyard. She has the upper hand until he slashes her across the face, and she stumbles backwards onto the frozen lake." — @marzipanniers
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    "He is going to deliver the fatal blow, but the ice gives way and he falls into the lake. The ice is crumbling away under Skuld's feet and she almost succumbs to the same fate, but Mathilde grabs her hands at the last second." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Skuld faints from blood loss, but wakes up surrounded by Nikolas, Snout, and the bandits, Bertrand, and Mathilde. Skuld's eye is permanently damaged. She laughs that she matches Nikolas now, like a real family." — @marzipanniers
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    "The prince and all his men are dead. Skuld saved the kingdom. The girls reunite. Even Skuld cries." — @marzipanniers
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    "Mathilde is given her rightful title of queen. She asks Skuld to stay with her as a lady-on-waiting. Skuld agrees to stay on as head of the palace guards." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Skuld stands in front of Nikolas. The court life has treated them well. Skuld straightens his vest. "You clean up good," she says. "You too," he says, plucking her eyepatch." — @marzipanniers
     
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    "Mathilde, in all her regal finery, waits at the end. She is glowing as Skuld joins her hands with Nikolas's. Skuld kisses them both and joins Bertrand to the side of the throne." — @marzipanniers
     
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willownicajones
Wrote two years ago
This. Is. Incredible. Seriously, so well done. I wish this were a movie/book/whatever. I guess I'll have to deal with a fabulous collection for now.

sweethope1999
Wrote three years ago
this is so awesome!

holidaysinsun
Wrote three years ago
This is just so amazing

vampirkaninchen
Wrote three years ago
I love everyone on this bus!
 
That said; way to go, marzi! We'll just sneak int hrough the bacl door and take over. They'll never see us coming. ;)

marzipanniers
Wrote three years ago
@fleetingfanfan Thank you! I also had Mathilde rescue Skuld (both physically and ~emotionally~) too, because I want to make sure that strength doesn't equate physical toughness and tomboyishness. All girls are strong and THE BEST ALWAYS!!!
 
And isn't that photo so perfect?? I found it late in the collection-making process and I just couldn't pass it up.
 
@vampirkaninchen I'll have to see what I can do with my great deal of influence I'm bound to get when I report for duty to Disneyworld in a MONTH.
 
And I don't think we've had a lady friendship movie yet. I guess we should just be content we finally got a mother/dmovie with Brave.
 
@kitschywitchy
 
GO BUSMATES!
 
With our powers combined, we make Disney Duchess!
 
Disney Duchess, she's our hero,
Gonna take sexism down to zero,
She's our powers magnified,
And she's fighting on the ladies' side
 
Disney Duchess, she's our hero,
Gonna take sexism down to zero,
Gonna help her tear asunder,
Douchebros who think that they're boy wonders!
 
WHOO!
 
(That could have been better, but I'm not at the top of my game right now. It'll have to do.)
(Dress up games are the biggest time-suck of my whole existence.)
 

@princess70xox The four things you'd put in a bear trap if you were trying to catch me. Small cups of coffee leading up to the trap, to lure me closer.

princess70xox
Wrote three years ago
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY FEMALE FRIENDSHIP, Y'ALL.

princess70xox
Wrote three years ago
WILD BOAR BATTLE MAIDEN: THE MOVIE! Featuring NUNS! MEDIEVAL STUFF! TRAGIC PALE AND THIN MEN!

kitschywitchy
Wrote three years ago
@marzipanniers GIRL FRIENDSHIP AND WILD GIRLS! Yesssss. Ugh why isn't this real? *Sighs for days* One day, the Busverse is going to overpower Disney corporations with swords and demand that our movie requirements be met. Also, I have a very serious and dangerous addiction to dress up games. You don't know what you've done by linking that to me... ;)

vampirkaninchen
Wrote three years ago
So... have you pitched this to Disney yet? Because THIS SHOULD BE A MOVIE and I mean one of the good old ones because this. is. perfection.
I am so, so taken with this being a girl-friendship story... because we actually haven't had that one, have we? Anyway it's perfect and badass and I simply love Skuld and this just should be an actual movie.
 
Also all the admiration for you mustering up the strength to give Mads away. Must have been hard.

fleetingfanfan
Wrote three years ago
Also, I really adore that photo of the girl with the other wilted girl in her arms.

fleetingfanfan
Wrote three years ago
MARZI
This is such a sweet and lovely story!! And I love love love love that Skuld rescues Mathilde!! ^_^ I agree with Semp, this is so much better than some of the actual Disney films. <3
 
And yes, what a saint you are giving up Mads!

marzipanniers
Wrote three years ago
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semper-eadem
Wrote three years ago
PREACH SISTA

marzipanniers
Wrote three years ago
@ingrid I just want everyone to realize what a great friend I am. I gave the Sexiest Man in Denmark* to the character representing my best friend and not to my own character. When do I get sainted?
 
*arguably on Earth
 
@wire-heart Thank you!
 
@semper-eadem I wrote a really long reply to this, but it made poly bot mad, so basically, here's a short reply. Hell YES let's get some girls savin girls! Girls realizing romance isn't the end-all-be-all! Girls fighting! dudes shutting their damn mouths and being support/arm candy!

semper-eadem
Wrote three years ago
Awwww, I love this! I would so much rather have yours and Allee's story's be Disney movies than some of the actual Disney movies.

wire-heart
Wrote three years ago
This is such an awesome story!

ingrid
Wrote three years ago
MADS!!!!!!

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