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15th Sep '17 8:15:02 PM Generality
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** The only "princess" skill that is of any use to Cimorene is protocol, but only because she learned cooking to go with it and know who to serve first.

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** The only "princess" skill that is of any use to Cimorene is protocol, but only because she learned cooking to go with it and know knows who to serve first.
15th Sep '17 8:13:11 PM Tyoria
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** The only "princess" skill that is of any use to Cimorene is protocol, but only because she learned cooking to go with it and know who
to serve first.

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** The only "princess" skill that is of any use to Cimorene is protocol, but only because she learned cooking to go with it and know who
who to serve first.
13th Sep '17 4:33:16 PM FranksGirl
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* TheLoad: Killer. A rabbit turned into a floating blue donkey, Killer spends the whole story whining about not getting enough to eat, eating things that are obviously magical and dangerous despite being warned numerous times and despite having suffered bad consequences already from it, whining about being in danger that his own actions have put him into & thus requiring rescue, whining about having to carry an incapacitated Telemain, and in general being an all-around useless pain to the heroes. The heroes only take him along because he's their link to and proof of the wizards' evil magic plot.
10th Sep '17 2:59:45 PM Tir
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* RebelliousPrincess: Zig-zagged. Cimorene doesn't rebel just because she'd rather play with swords and hates girly princess stuff as Rebellious Princesses tend to- she just sees nothing ''useful'' learning common princess skills such as dancing and embroidery. She prefers cooking and learning magic. She grits her teeth and learns the princess skills anyway... then runs away to avoid an unwanted marriage. Her training as a princess only comes in handy when dealing with the ranks of the various dragons, and when she wants to
pretend to be an "airhead" princess. She ends up becoming queen, and a very happy and efficient one at that.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Zig-zagged. Cimorene doesn't rebel just because she'd rather play with swords and hates girly princess stuff as Rebellious Princesses tend to- she just sees nothing ''useful'' learning common princess skills such as dancing and embroidery. She prefers cooking and learning magic. She grits her teeth and learns the princess skills anyway... then runs away to avoid an unwanted marriage. Her training as a princess only comes in handy when dealing with the ranks of the various dragons, and when she wants to
to pretend to be an "airhead" princess. She ends up becoming queen, and a very happy and efficient one at that.
13th Jul '17 9:36:11 AM book
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** The only "princess" skill that is of any use to Cimorene is protocol, but only because she learned cooking to go with it and know who
to serve first.



* RebelliousPrincess: Zig-zagged. Cimorene doesn't rebel just because she'd rather play with swords and hates girly princess stuff as Rebellious Princesses tend to- she just sees nothing ''useful'' learning common princess skills such as dancing and embroidery. She prefers cooking and learning magic, but she grits her teeth and learns it anyway.. She runs away to avoid an unwanted marriage but finds her princess skills come in handy or even save her life. She ends up becoming queen, and a very happy and efficient one at that.

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* RebelliousPrincess: Zig-zagged. Cimorene doesn't rebel just because she'd rather play with swords and hates girly princess stuff as Rebellious Princesses tend to- she just sees nothing ''useful'' learning common princess skills such as dancing and embroidery. She prefers cooking and learning magic, but she magic. She grits her teeth and learns it anyway.. She the princess skills anyway... then runs away to avoid an unwanted marriage but finds her marriage. Her training as a princess skills come only comes in handy or even save her life.when dealing with the ranks of the various dragons, and when she wants to
pretend to be an "airhead" princess.
She ends up becoming queen, and a very happy and efficient one at that.
13th Jun '17 6:33:14 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* "The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn" - first published in the anthology ''The Unicorn Treasury'' (1988) and reprinted in Wrede's collection''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).

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* "The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn" - first published in the anthology ''The Unicorn Treasury'' (1988) and reprinted in Wrede's collection''Book collection ''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).
10th Jun '17 1:08:38 AM NightShade96
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* LiteralGenie: This ''may'' have happened with the genie encountered by Cimorene and her unwanted fiancee Therandil. Therandil wishes to defeat a dragon in battle and rescue "his" captive princess. Cimorene then points out that Kazul, her dragon, is '''female''', and thus the wish doesn't apply to her. Since both of them were actually happier with the idea of Therandil defeating a ''male'' dragon and rescuing a more "traditional" princess, they never actually try to find out if the wish was indeed literal.

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* LessonsInSophistication: Cimorene's introduction is a review of her attempts to get better training than her standard Princess Lessons could provide, explaining that she has random cooking, fencing, and Latin skills because she'd bully experts in interesting subjects until they tutored her, much to the chagrin of her parents, who insisted these were not subjects for a "proper" princess. ''All'' of these lessons -- including the boring ones -- turn out to be [[ChekhovsSkill Chekhov's Skills]].
* LiteralGenie: This ''may'' have happened with the genie encountered by Cimorene and her unwanted fiancee fiancé Therandil. Therandil wishes to defeat a dragon in battle and rescue "his" captive princess. Cimorene then points out that Kazul, her dragon, is '''female''', and thus the wish doesn't apply to her. Since both of them were actually happier with the idea of Therandil defeating a ''male'' dragon and rescuing a more "traditional" princess, they never actually try to find out if the wish was indeed literal.
10th May '17 5:43:21 PM frogpatrol
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''The Enchanted Forest Chronicles'' is a series of [[FracturedFairyTale humorous fantasy novels]] by Creator/PatriciaCWrede that deconstruct a number of [[FairytaleMotifs common fairy-tale tropes.]]

The first book starts with the forthright and tomboyish [[RebelliousPrincess Princess Cimorene]] deciding that she is tired of being a princess (and doesn't much like the prince her parents are pushing at her). Her Fairy Godmother is no help with this problem so she follows the advice of a talking frog and ends up offering her services to a dragon. The first three books in the series follow Cimorene's adventures - the fourth one (which was actually written first) concerns her son Daystar.

The books in the series are ''Dealing with Dragons'' (1990), ''Searching for Dragons'' (1991), ''Calling on Dragons'' (1993), and ''Talking to Dragons'' (original version: 1985; revised version: 1993).

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''The Enchanted Forest Chronicles'' is a series of [[FracturedFairyTale humorous fantasy novels]] novels by Creator/PatriciaCWrede that deconstruct a number of [[FairytaleMotifs common fairy-tale tropes.]]

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The books in the series are ''Dealing with Dragons'' (1990), ''Searching for Dragons'' (1991), ''Calling on Dragons'' (1993), and ''Talking to Dragons'' (original version: 1985; (1985; revised version: version 1993).



* "The Improper Princess" - first published in the anthology ''Spaceships and Spells'' (1987), it was later expanded into ''Dealing With Dragons''.
* "The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn" - first published in the anthology ''The Unicorn Treasury'' (1988); reprinted in ''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).
* "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd" - first published in the anthology ''A Wizard's Dozen'' (1993); reprinted in ''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).
* "Utensile Strength" - first published in the anthology ''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).

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* "The Improper Princess" - first published in the anthology ''Spaceships and Spells'' (1987), it (1987). It was later expanded into ''Dealing With Dragons''.
* "The Princess, the Cat, and the Unicorn" - first published in the anthology ''The Unicorn Treasury'' (1988); (1988) and reprinted in ''Book Wrede's collection''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).
* "Literature/TheSixtyTwoCursesOfCaliphArenschadd" - first published in the anthology ''A Wizard's Dozen'' (1993); (1993) and reprinted in ''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).
* "Utensile Strength" - first published in the anthology ''Book of Enchantments'' (1996).



* AllWitchesHaveCats: Morwen owns a large number of cats, as the more cats a witch has, the more power she can channel.

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* AllWitchesHaveCats: Morwen owns a large number of many cats, as the more cats a witch has, the more power she can channel.
26th Apr '17 3:50:48 AM EvilKid
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** Discussed. The sword Cimorene wields in ''Calling on Dragons'' described as "the wielder will never be defeated in battle". Cimorene then adds the description never mention the wielder's survival.
3rd Apr '17 1:37:33 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: Naturally, to just about every fairy tale in the public consciousness, but also to some recent literature. The Fire-witch whose castle is full of [[TakenForGranite petrified]] passersby is like the White Witch in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', and the idea that witches and wizards [[KillItWithWater melt in soapy water]] clearly comes from ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', though in Morwen's case it is subverted. Some of the descriptions of the network of caverns under the Mountains of Morning echo those in ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', including a maze of twisty little passages.

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* ShoutOut: Naturally, to just about every fairy tale in the public consciousness, but also to some recent literature. The Fire-witch whose castle is full of [[TakenForGranite petrified]] passersby is like the White Witch in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', and the idea that witches and wizards [[KillItWithWater melt in soapy water]] clearly comes from ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', though in Morwen's case it is subverted. Some of the descriptions of the network of caverns under the Mountains of Morning echo those in ''VideoGame/ColossalCave'', including a maze of twisty little passages.
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