History Literature / TheBlackSwan

19th Mar '16 6:10:31 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** could quite possibly be a mixture of DoesNotLikeCompetition and even ProperlyParanoid on his part, as well as his general misogyny
19th Mar '16 6:08:59 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** Not sure if Lackey intended it at the time, but the hawk-princess (also an enthusiastic falconer) is also Foreshadowing. This princess gets ADayInTheLimelight short story later on, where she body-swaps with a magical hawk (who did an earlier BodySwap herself, and states that she was the latest in a long line of girls to do so) in order to escape her arranged marriage.

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** Not sure if Lackey intended it at the time, but the hawk-princess (also an enthusiastic falconer) is also Foreshadowing. This princess Honoria gets ADayInTheLimelight short story later on, where she body-swaps with a magical hawk (who did an earlier BodySwap herself, and states that she was the latest in a long line of girls to do so) in order to escape her arranged marriage.
19th Mar '16 6:00:40 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** Not sure if Lackey intended it at the time, but the hawk-princess (also an enthusiastic falconer) is also Foreshadowing. This princess gets ADayInTheLimelight short story later on, where she body-swaps with a magical hawk (who did an earlier BodySwap herself, and states that she was the latest in a long line of girls to do so) in order to escape her arranged marriage.
19th Mar '16 5:57:25 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* FixFic: For ''Swan Lake''.
13th Mar '16 3:02:29 PM Dezdet
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[[SwanLake Once upon a time]] there was a princess named Odette who was kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Eric von Rothbart and subjected to an unusual curse -- she is human only at night under moonlight; by day she is a beautiful white swan.

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[[SwanLake Once upon a time]] there was a princess named Odette who was kidnapped by the evil sorcerer Eric von Rothbart and subjected to an unusual curse -- curse: she is human only at night under moonlight; by day she is a beautiful white swan.



* AbusiveParents: Von Rothbart has been neglecting and undermining his daughter's self esteem for all her life. [[spoiler: He also steals her magic regularly and uses PeoplePuppets magic on her to further his plans. Few people can blame Odile for killing him.]]

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* AbusiveParents: Von Rothbart has been neglecting and undermining his daughter's self esteem self-esteem for all her life. [[spoiler: He also steals her magic regularly and uses PeoplePuppets magic on her to further his plans. Few people can blame Odile for killing him.]]



* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler: Von Rothbart uses magic to [[PeoplePuppets take control of Odile]] at the ball so that she can seduce and distract Siegfried -- or at least, not warn him.]]

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* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler: Von Rothbart uses magic to [[PeoplePuppets take control of Odile]] at the ball so that she can seduce and distract Siegfried -- or Siegfried—or at least, not warn him.]]
5th Mar '16 3:31:35 PM Fireblood
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* TheAtoner: Siegfried, after a nightmare makes him understand how badly he's acted-in general, not just to the gypsy girl, although she is the catalyst. He begins acting much more kindly towards men in the court and a commoner lover of his, worrying his mother who hoped he would never earn loyalty and thus pose a threat as her successor.
26th Feb '16 3:49:57 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* DancesAndBalls

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* DancesAndBallsDancesAndBalls: The climax begins at one of these.
26th Jul '15 11:28:26 AM Zsuzsa
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* FantasyContraception: At the end, Odile gives Odette two magical necklaces. One is a fertility charm, and the other is "the opposite."
19th Jun '15 6:03:32 PM Fireblood
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* NoWomansLand: While high born women are treated with respect, they are still considered pawns and chattel by their fathers. Lower class women on the other hand are constantly disrespected and mistreated. Even Clothilde's scheming is largely prompted by her frustration that she would not be allowed to rule in her own right.
** The finale [[spoiler: with Odile being brought onto the council]] suggests that Seigfried is working on fixing this, if only a little.


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* NoWomansLand: While high born women are treated with respect, they are still considered pawns and chattel by their fathers. Lower class women on the other hand are constantly disrespected and mistreated. Even Clothilde's scheming is largely prompted by her frustration that she would not be allowed to rule in her own right.
** The finale [[spoiler: with Odile being brought onto the council]] suggests that Seigfried is working on fixing this, if only a little.
19th Jun '15 3:50:09 PM Fireblood
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* DrivenToSuicide: The gypsy girl. This has a lot of FridgeBrilliance to it, as the Roma have a strong culture around purity and for a Roma girl to lose her virginity -- ''especially'' to an outsider -- before marriage makes her "dirty" and "unclean" by their culture, not to mention an automatic outcast.
Medieval culture in general frowned on this too of course.

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* DrivenToSuicide: The gypsy girl. This has a lot of FridgeBrilliance to it, as the Roma have a strong culture around purity and for a Roma girl to lose her virginity -- ''especially'' to an outsider -- before marriage makes her "dirty" and "unclean" by their culture, not to mention an automatic outcast.
outcast. Medieval culture in general frowned on this too of course.
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