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9th Jan '15 1:53:55 PM PriceCheck
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** When Flora announces their plan, Merryweather says "but I've never baked a ''fancy'' cake" to which Fauna replies that she'll be cooking. That seems to imply that Merryweather did the cooking. It was presumably very basic so Merryweather has limited knowledge of the kitchen from sixteen years. Perhaps she or Fauna sewed Aurora's dresses too. Since it's the last day, I got the impression the fairies were switching up the jobs and doing what they'd never done before for fun.
* Is it ever said how the fairies knew to search Maleficent's dungeons for Aurora's one true love? Did they just remember the "once upon a dream" boy Rose met was going to be at the cottage that evening, go there, find the place ransacked, assume the worst, and go to her castle?

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** When Flora announces their plan, Merryweather says "but I've never baked a ''fancy'' cake" to which Fauna replies that she'll be cooking. That seems to imply that Merryweather did the cooking. It was presumably very basic so Merryweather has limited knowledge of the kitchen from sixteen years. Perhaps she or Fauna sewed Aurora's dresses too. Since it's the last day, I got the impression the fairies were switching up the jobs and doing what they'd never done before for fun.
* Is it ever said how the fairies knew to search Maleficent's dungeons for Aurora's one true love? Did they just remember the "once upon a dream" boy Rose met was going to be at the cottage that evening, go there, find the place ransacked, assume the worst, and go to her castle?
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6th Jan '15 8:31:01 PM Chariset
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** It's easily within her power to keep both of them alive indefinitely, even if she does mean a literal century. And Maleficent's curse would be broken ''eventually'', so why wouldn't she make her triumph complete by reuniting the two lovers in such a way that they could never be happy?
6th Jan '15 8:27:00 PM Chariset
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** When Flora announces their plan, Merryweather says "but I've never baked a ''fancy'' cake" to which Fauna replies that she'll be cooking. That seems to imply that Merryweather did the cooking. It was presumably very basic so Merryweather has limited knowledge of the kitchen from sixteen years. Perhaps she or Fauna sewed Aurora's dresses too. Since it's the last day, I got the impression the fairies were switching up the jobs and doing what they'd never done before for fun.

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** When Flora announces their plan, Merryweather says "but I've never baked a ''fancy'' cake" to which Fauna replies that she'll be cooking. That seems to imply that Merryweather did the cooking. It was presumably very basic so Merryweather has limited knowledge of the kitchen from sixteen years. Perhaps she or Fauna sewed Aurora's dresses too. Since it's the last day, I got the impression the fairies were switching up the jobs and doing what they'd never done before for fun.fun.
* Is it ever said how the fairies knew to search Maleficent's dungeons for Aurora's one true love? Did they just remember the "once upon a dream" boy Rose met was going to be at the cottage that evening, go there, find the place ransacked, assume the worst, and go to her castle?
1st Jan '15 6:10:00 PM PriceCheck
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*** Except that doesn't answer the question. Why didn't they just wait until AFTER Aurora's 16th birthday to re-introduce her to society?
*** The point of the above seems to be to say that in many versions of the story, the princess is not removed from society to begin with - instead, spinning wheels and/or spindles are simply kept well away from her until the evil fairy deliberately puts one within her reach. Actually hiding her was an invention of the Disney film, where the blame can probably be laid mostly on King Stephen being really impatient to get his daughter back - the fairies were waiting until the sun had set to actually ''present'' her, but in order to do so as soon as the sun had set meant bringing her back to her father's castle earlier in the day. Learning that she'd fallen for (they thought) some random guy in the forest and was planning to meet him that night probably helped in the decision to go ahead and leave the cottage, too.\\

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*** Except that doesn't answer the question. Why didn't they just wait until AFTER Aurora's 16th birthday to re-introduce her to society?
*** The point of the above seems to be to say that in many versions of the story, the princess is not removed from society to begin with - instead, spinning wheels and/or spindles are simply kept well away from her until the evil fairy deliberately puts one within her reach.
Actually hiding her was an invention of the Disney film, where the blame can probably be laid mostly on King Stephen being really impatient to get his daughter back - the fairies were waiting until the sun had set to actually ''present'' her, but in order to do so as soon as the sun had set meant bringing her back to her father's castle earlier in the day. Learning that she'd fallen for (they thought) some random guy in the forest and was planning to meet him that night probably helped in the decision to go ahead and leave the cottage, too.\\



* So waiting at least an extra day would have been better.
** Maybe they couldn't. Maleficent's curse forced them, her magic was far more powerful than their's and she said it would happen by certain time and it happened at almost the last possible moment.
1st Jan '15 6:03:57 PM PriceCheck
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* Maleficent's crow found out Aurora's hideout thanks to the magic coming out the cottage's chimney. If Flora and Merryweather didn't start the color fight, the crow might have never found the cottage in the first place.
** Actually maybe if they had closed the door to the fireplace the magic wouldn't have gone out the chimmney. Since you can tell their is a door to the fireplace.
1st Jan '15 3:44:27 PM PriceCheck
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* Briar Rose or even the audience might have hoped (against hope) that it was all a mistake, and that she wasn't the Princess and could go back to the forest, to the life she knew -- and to the peasant boy she'd just met. But then the eerie "Awwwrorrrrraaaa" sound begins and she automatically responds and is mesmerized. Now it's ''known'' there was no mistake.
13th Sep '14 11:45:41 PM Phys101
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* Briar Rose or even the audience might have hoped (against hope) that it was all a mistake, and that she wasn't the Princess and could go back to the forest, to the life she knew -- and to the peasant boy she'd just met. But then the eerie "Awwwrorrrrraaaa" sound begins and she automatically responds and is mesmerized. Now it's ''known'' there was no mistake.
19th Mar '14 5:13:55 PM Seraphine
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19th Mar '14 5:13:38 PM Seraphine
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!!FridgeBrilliance
* Early on, Merryweather expresses the desire to turn Maleficent in "a fat old hop toad". The others chide her, saying that it's impossible because their magic can only be used to bring happiness. Merryweather gripes "Well, that would make ''me'' happy". During the climax, the fairies never attack Maleficent directly, instead essentially buffing Phillip and his gear. Presumably it's because of this happiness thing, which makes their magic useless for ''direct'' offense. Yet Merryweather is able to turn Diablo to stone. Why? Because doing so certainly made ''her'' happy.
* Aurora and Phillip's love at first sight makes a lot more sense when you remember that part of the curse Maleficent placed on Aurora as a baby was that she would be "beloved by all who know her" and that Merriweather's gift requires true loves kiss, there fore there needed to be true love in place.
* The story takes place in the early 14th century. Now what happened in the 100 yrs Aurora was asleep? ''The Plague''. Merryweather ''saved Aurora from the plague.''
** Only in the original Tales and Ballet, in the Disney version, it could be no more than a couple of days, so yeah...
* The fairies constantly tell Aurora/Briar Rose to not speak to strangers. Although she hits it off with Philip in the forest, note what she does next. She leaves and makes arrangements to get to know Philip better - not in the forest but in the safety of her home where her 'aunts' would be present. Quite a clever girl.



** When Flora announces their plan, Merryweather says "but I've never baked a ''fancy'' cake" to which Fauna replies that she'll be cooking. That seems to imply that Merryweather did the cooking. It was presumably very basic so Merryweather has limited knowledge of the kitchen from sixteen years. Perhaps she or Fauna sewed Aurora's dresses too. Since it's the last day, I got the impression the fairies were switching up the jobs and doing what they'd never done before for fun.

!!FridgeBrilliance
* Early on, Merryweather expresses the desire to turn Maleficent in "a fat old hop toad". The others chide her, saying that it's impossible because their magic can only be used to bring happiness. Merryweather gripes "Well, that would make ''me'' happy". During the climax, the fairies never attack Maleficent directly, instead essentially buffing Phillip and his gear. Presumably it's because of this happiness thing, which makes their magic useless for ''direct'' offense. Yet Merryweather is able to turn Diablo to stone. Why? Because doing so certainly made ''her'' happy.
* Aurora and Phillip's love at first sight makes a lot more sense when you remember that part of the curse Maleficent placed on Aurora as a baby was that she would be "beloved by all who know her" and that Merriweather's gift requires true loves kiss, there fore there needed to be true love in place.
* The story takes place in the early 14th century. Now what happened in the 100 yrs Aurora was asleep? ''The Plague''. Merryweather ''saved Aurora from the plague.''
** Only in the original Tales and Ballet, in the Disney version, it could be no more than a couple of days, so yeah...
* The fairies constantly tell Aurora/Briar Rose to not speak to strangers. Although she hits it off with Philip in the forest, note what she does next. She leaves and makes arrangements to get to know Philip better - not in the forest but in the safety of her home where her 'aunts' would be present. Quite a clever girl.

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** When Flora announces their plan, Merryweather says "but I've never baked a ''fancy'' cake" to which Fauna replies that she'll be cooking. That seems to imply that Merryweather did the cooking. It was presumably very basic so Merryweather has limited knowledge of the kitchen from sixteen years. Perhaps she or Fauna sewed Aurora's dresses too. Since it's the last day, I got the impression the fairies were switching up the jobs and doing what they'd never done before for fun.

!!FridgeBrilliance
* Early on, Merryweather expresses the desire to turn Maleficent in "a fat old hop toad". The others chide her, saying that it's impossible because their magic can only be used to bring happiness. Merryweather gripes "Well, that would make ''me'' happy". During the climax, the fairies never attack Maleficent directly, instead essentially buffing Phillip and his gear. Presumably it's because of this happiness thing, which makes their magic useless for ''direct'' offense. Yet Merryweather is able to turn Diablo to stone. Why? Because doing so certainly made ''her'' happy.
* Aurora and Phillip's love at first sight makes a lot more sense when you remember that part of the curse Maleficent placed on Aurora as a baby was that she would be "beloved by all who know her" and that Merriweather's gift requires true loves kiss, there fore there needed to be true love in place.
* The story takes place in the early 14th century. Now what happened in the 100 yrs Aurora was asleep? ''The Plague''. Merryweather ''saved Aurora from the plague.''
** Only in the original Tales and Ballet, in the Disney version, it could be no more than a couple of days, so yeah...
* The fairies constantly tell Aurora/Briar Rose to not speak to strangers. Although she hits it off with Philip in the forest, note what she does next. She leaves and makes arrangements to get to know Philip better - not in the forest but in the safety of her home where her 'aunts' would be present. Quite a clever girl.
fun.
15th Nov '13 7:41:34 PM Seraphine
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