Ruining your favorite Disney stories & generic fairy tales since October 2008.
A Yaoi comic on Smack Jeeves created and illustrated by Kudaki Kitsune which launched October 2008. It takes the Disney movies of your childhood (currently only The Little Merman, although more are scheduled for later), rewrites most of the details of the plots of said films, and makes them into cute yaoi stories.Currently only has The Little Merman published, but other releases are planned after TLM’s completion. The series is also on a temporary hiatus due to college interfering with updates, although it has been made clear that the comic will follow through no matter what.
Prince Ariel, the impulsive and somewhat narcissistic son of King Triton, is none too enthusiastic about the potential wives his aide Sebastian is forcing him to choose from. To quell his hot-headed prince (and get him to actually agree with the prospect of marriage), Sebastian allows Ariel to choose his own bride. After meeting up with Ariel’s best friend, the young and energetic Flounder, the three journey to the surface and find Scuttle (who takes a sudden interest in Sebastian). Scuttle informs the prince of a nearby human boat apparently holding a human princess. Ariel, intrigued, decides to see if a human would better suit his interest. Turns out, he was right, and after hearing a beautiful harp song and saving its composer (Prince Eric, seventh son of King Elliot), Ariel decides he and Eric are to marry. Fish out of Water shenanigans ensue.
Alliterative Family: Similar to the original with Ariel and her sisters; Elliot, Esau, Edward, Emmett, Evan, Emery, and Eric.
All Love Is Unrequited: Ursule loves Ariel, who loves Eric (the feeling is gradually becoming mutual). On the other hand, Floatsam and Jetsam obviously hold Ursule as their object of affection, while Ursule has taken a more parental view on them, protecting them and working to make a potion that will restore their limbs.
Camp Gay: The sixth prince, Emery, whose first scene ends with him running off to flirt with some cute guy. He even likes Ariel for a slight bit, but decides to help give Eric advice on getting Ariel’s affection instead.
Cast Full of Pretty Boys: Well, it IS a yaoi webcomic. Flounder and Princess Claire seem to be the only reoccurring female characters.
Clingy Jealous Girl: Ariel may be clingy… and easily jealous, but it’s fairly muted. Although he was willing to do something when he thought Claire was marrying Eric. It’s played entirely for laughs, and could easily have something to do with his lonely childhood or his mommy issues.
Fantastic Racism: Implied; when shown a mermaid whose tail is that of a dolphin, Ariel comments that they’re better as pets than wives.
Fish out of Water: Just like his Disney counterpart, Ariel is a nearly literal example. He at one point takes a cue from Esau and attempts to propose to Eric… with a donut. Give the guy some credit, at least it looks like a ring.
Gender Flip: Ariel and Flounder, although the names were kept (the name Ariel is actually a unisex name). Ursule as well, although his name did get altered slightly.
Genki Girl: Flounder, the polar opposite of her Disney counterpart. Eric’s mother also seemingly is one, although we have yet to actually meet her.
Harmful to Minors: Comical. While Sebastian gets molested by Scuttle, Ariel covers Flounders eyes, commenting that if Sebastian were into such things, he shouldn’t do it in front of Flounder since she’s just a kid.
Holding Hands: While touring the kingdom, Eric doesn’t mind Ariel holding his hand.
Marry for Love: Ariel (although originally did this only to get back at his father) as well as Esau (who asks a peasant girl named Abigail to marry him). At one point, the princes even discuss whether Esau will be disowned or not. Even King Eliot the first is in on it, as Eric's mother was suspected of being a pirate, worked in the castle, and wasn't a native citizen of his country.
Missing Mom: Ariel and Eric’s mothers (a touchy subject for them both), as well as the king’s first two wives before Eric’s mom. So far, King Triton is the only parent the readers have seen (and his appearance was only a few pages long). Ursule also mentions his mother at one point, but quickly changes his train of thought. The "Let's Explain the Genealogy of the Royal Family to Ariel" arc provides more insight on the (human) princes' mothers.
Modest Royalty: All of Eric’s family, although Esau gets special mention as he proposes to a peasant girl despite his royal blood.
Not Evil, Just Misunderstood/The Aloner: Ursule is far from evil (hell, the protagonist is way more conniving than he is), but he’s been banished from Atlantica and lives with only Floatsam and Jetsam for company in solitude. What’s worse, Ursule’s father was the cause of Floatsam and Jetsam’s lack of limbs, having cut them off in cold blood for experimentation purposes when they were young. Years later, a guilt-ridden Ursule strives to create a limb-growth potion to help them.
Only Sane Man: Poor, poor Sebastian. Among the princes, Evan seemingly takes up this role.
Our Mermaids Are Different: Different from the mermaids of Disney canon, merfolk have more detailed tails, gills, and webbed fingers and ears.
Rebel Prince: Ariel is intent on marrying someone of his choosing no matter what King Triton or Sebastian think. One of the criteria is actually “someone my father won’t like or approve”.
Royal Brat: Ariel when he was younger, before becoming a rebellious teenager. In a prequel fanfiction written by Kudaki Kitsune (Xoverlover on deviantart), it reveals that from day one, he did not make Sebastian’s job easy.
Serial Romeo: Scuttle, oddly enough, has had many one true loves before Sebastian.
Single-Target Sexuality: Ariel thinks nothing of the girls Sebastian presents to him, but as soon as he falls in love with Eric, he’s persistent.
Spoiled Sweet: Eric. All his brothers, really; even Emery, who is fairly vain, is a pretty sweet kid.
Strong Family Resemblance: All the princes, save for a few of the first four, all look much more like their mothers than their father. Eric specifically looks very similar to his redheaded, green-eyed mother.
Unlucky Childhood Friend: Ursule knew Ariel long before Ariel fell for Eric, but his feelings were never returned. And he’s not that subtle about it, either.
Villain Decay: The original Ursula was a power-hungry, overweight sociopath; Ursule is a total Woobie with a crush on the protagonist and a Dark and Troubled Past. The one time he tried to be villainous, it totally backfires. Xoverlover says, if the two were ever to meet, their relationship would be the equivilant to that of a cheek-pinching aunt and her wary nephew.
With This Ring: Ariel witnesses Esau proposing to Abigail in her bakery, and in an attempt to propose to Eric, he gets the closest thing he can: a donut. Eric doesn’t get it.
Yaoi Fangirl: Flounder is a bit too enthusiastic about Ariel's true love being a boy. She not only blushes when she sees him getting cuddly with him but she's also very disappointed when Sebastian shoots the idea down.
Youngest Child Wins: Despite being the youngest of seven, the child of a supposedly hated queen who was suspected of being a pirate and seducing the king to cover up the fact that her child may or may not have been his, and the brunt of the servants’ abuse, Eric is more than likely to marry the future king of the sea.
You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Floatsam and Jetsam, although not yet seen in action, are reassured by the author as a force to be reckoned with when Ursule is threatened.
Our Fairies Are Different: Instead of a sparkling, winged woman with a smile, this Fairy Godfather wears a business suit, has slicked back hair, and looks more as if Fairy God-parenting is an industry. The only “fairy” things about him seem to be his magic wand, and the star and crescent moon on his collar.