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  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Comments: One of the best Corpse Bride writers around, he keeps everyone in character and writes stories before the movie and after the movie, about Victor and Victoria's relationship, their childhood, their children, and their relationship with their parents after the movie.

The Forgotten Vows-Verse

  • Recommended by Weird Kev 27
  • Description: Victor Van Dort never expected his adventures in the Land of the Dead to eventually lead him to London's East End.
    Alice Liddell never expected anyone would be able to look past her reputation as Rutledge's leading madwoman.
    Neither of them expected to meet the other — or to be plunged into a whole new adventure.

General Fics

Play Dead by Player Piano

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Victor Van Dort is a boy without many friends. But sometimes one very good friend is enough. For Victor, that very good friend is his dog, Scraps.

Prom Night by Player Piano

  • Recommended by Cool Nick Nack
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A re-imagining of the Corpse Bride story, set in 1950's America.
  • Comments: Whats really great about this story is that it isnt just the entire movie retold in a different setting, the author actually took the time to think about a realistic (as far as a story of a zombie can be) setting as well as touches up some issues with the characters. For example, rather than marriage Victor accidentally asks Emily to prom, when Victor tells her it was an accident and about Victoria (though she doesnt believe the later) right away-a big step from his movie counterpart-she is upset but decides she cant be selfish-a major step for her character. What is also great is that when Victor finds out Victoria is going to prom with someone else, the setting changes Victors thinking as "well, my real love is gone, I might as well stay with the dead girl" to "Aw man, I lost my chance, but Emily is still a nice girl, I kinda wanted to take her to prom before to be nice but I was thinking of asking Victoria, atleast I can still make her happy". Another great thing is that we have both Emily and Victor happily accepting each other as just friends from the beginning, Emily even tells Victor that all she wants is to go to prom, and as a joke from the movie says "its not like were getting married."

The Remington 1871 Target Pistol by Player Piano

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A day in the life of a young Victoria.


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