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Literature / Beansidhe's Wail

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Wynne and her outfits. Two of the main focuses of the story.
In The Video, Wynne Was Kathryn Howard's Ghost. Dressed In A Tudor Gown Of Shimmering Blue~White, Glittering And Pale Like Andersen's "Snow Queen". She Wore Dark Blue Lipstick. Her Skin, Translucent And Glowing, Was Dusted With An Icy Blue *Diamond* Body Glitter And She Stood, Alone, To One Side Of An Ornate Ballroom As Her Six Sisters, All In Vivid, Jewel Toned Tudor Gowns To Offset Wynne's Ghostly Whiteness, Danced La Volta With Six Absolutely Delicious Faerie Boys, Three Blonde And Seelie, Three Raven~Haired And Unseelie, But All Brought Into The Mortal Realm Just To Shoot This Video. The Boys Were Dressed In Velvet Tudor Finery, All Matching The Gown Of Whichever Sister They Were Partnering And It Was A Glorious Image.

Beansidhe's Wail is a piece of original fiction written for NaNoWriMo by Winter Rose Nightingale-Nickerson.

The plot revolves around the 7 members of the titular band, all of whom are half fairy/half river god/half sisters, and their adventures as they attempt to weaken the barrier separating the human "Waking World" and the supernatural realms of the Faerie and their lives as famous musicians/actresses/models. Unfortunately, since the story didn't have a chance to get going, the story as it is written focuses on the girls' trip to a Renaissance-themed restaurant after a concert and Wynne recalling her numerous (and often tragic) past lives.


This story provides examples of:

  • Anachronism Stew: Wynn claims to lived in the Hever Castle in the 1100s during one of her past lives. Hever Castle wasn't built until 1270.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: A bit justified since the main characters are fairies. (Wynne is pronounced "Win" and the "gh" is silent in Oonagh, and "beansidhe" is the Gaelic way of spelling "banshee.")
  • Bare Your Midriff: One of Wynne's outfits that is described in detail.
  • The Beautiful Elite: If the above quote and the fact that the main characters are fairies and celebrities didn't tip you off to this, the numerous physical and clothing descriptions (especially for Wynne) should have.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: While beautiful at night, Oonagh transforms into a hideous monster during daytime. Wynne, in contrast, is always startlingly beautiful.
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  • Been There, Shaped History: Wynne was the inspiration behind many hailed pieces of art, as well as several important historical figures.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Kathryn Howard was portrayed as a fairy/past life of the fairy Wynne.
  • Bishōnen: Everywhere.


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