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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.


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     The Little Merman 
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.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Ursule is significantly more sympathetic and less villainous than Ursula.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Ariel is depicted as kind of a spoiled brat here, and unlike his film counterpart (who mostly caused trouble due to simple recklessness), he seems to intentionally make things worse for Sebastian out of mischief. But he's got a nice side.
  • 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.
  • All Take and No Give: Ariel's relationship with Sebastian.
  • Animal Jingoism: Played with—Seagulls are known to eat crabs (something that's lampshaded when Sebastian and Scuttle first meet), but Scuttle immediately falls in love with Sebastian. His persistence is seemingly referenced as "predatory".
  • Art Evolution: It's definitely noticeable after a while how much smoother and professional the art looks over time.
  • Beta Couple: Scuttle and Sebastian, although Sebastian is none too thrilled with the idea.
  • Black Sheep: Eric among the other royals. The servants certainly make sure he knows this, too.
  • Butt-Monkey
    Ariel: "[My future wife] must be someone my father won't like or approve. Sebastian can take the blame."
    Flounder: "Sounds good to me! :D"
    Sebastian: D: Prince Ariel is so bold...
  • 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.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Scuttle, definitely, although he does have some moments of clarity.
  • Cool Big Sis: Princess Claire, Elliot's fiancée, is definitely this to Eric.
  • Cuddle Bug: Ariel immediately latches onto Eric once he meets him again on the surface. An author's note accompanying this scene describes Ariel as "a cuddler".
  • Cute Mute: Ariel after trading his voice, especially in his more emotional moments. It helps that he's also very affectionate.
  • Cut Short: With Smackjeeves shutting down and the comic to date having no archives, we're left without a resolution to the tale.
  • Deal with the Devil: Averted; Ariel makes a deal with Ursule, his voice in exchange for a potion that will change his species for three days, but Ariel is by far the more devious one.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Ariel. Lampshaded when he first shows up on land and Eric's brothers mistake Ariel for a girl. When Eric points out that the very naked and very affectionate Ariel is a guy, one of his brothers simply chuckles and asks if Emery has "rubbed off on him".
  • Extreme Doormat: When it comes to both his brothers and the servants, Eric never says no to anything asked of him.
  • Falling-in-Love Montage: Ariel and Eric's date on day two. Ursule is not pleased.
  • 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.
  • "I Want" Song: Parodied.
    Sebastian: *While Ariel sings the original lyrics to "Part of Your World"* "You could at least sing something less cheesy..."
  • Interspecies Romance: Merman/Human, for one thing, but Scuttle has said to have dated other crabs before Sebastian.
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love
  • Invisible to Normals: Sebastian and Scuttle appear as a normal crab and seagull to humans, and we can assume this extends to Flounder too. When Ariel becomes human, he loses the ability to see their humanoid selves.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Scuttle towards Sebastian...probably.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Aside from the merpeople, Sebastian has a shell and Scuttle has feathered wings. Interestingly, the latter two are seen as a normal crab and sea gull by humans.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Implied with Ariel.
  • Love at First Note: Granted, it's not Eric's singing that Ariel falls in love with, but his song on the harp that catches Ariel's attention.
  • Love at First Sight: Scuttle for Sebastian.
  • 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.
  • Mood Whiplash
  • 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.
  • Oblivious to Love: Eric before Emery's intervention.
  • One Head Taller: Ariel and Eric.
  • 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.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Ariel on some levels, and Kudaki Kitsune makes no effort to hide it.
  • 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.
  • The Unfavorite: Eric, at least among the servants.
  • 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.
  • Winged Humanoid: Scuttle's human form.
  • 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.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Happy cross-dressing holidays!
  • 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.

     Little Red Ridding Hood 


    Snow White 
  • Camp Gay: Snow gives off these vibes. He admits to being gay on his character sketch, but he's also noticeably feminine, both appearance and personality wise (see "Team Mom" below).
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Snow.
  • Meaningful Names: The seven dwarves toddlers.
  • Team Mom: Snow White apparently has "Mother Duck Syndrome".

    The Lion King 
  • Arranged Marriage: Averted. Since Nala's male here, he and Simba weren't placed in an arranged marriage. Instead, Simba chose Nala to be his future counselor.
  • Cool Mask: Zazu has one that emulates a hornbill's beak.
  • Happily Adopted: As in the original, Simba by Timon and Pumbaa, but unlike the original, Timon and Pumbaa appear to be an actual couple this time.
  • Little Bit Beastly: From what we've seen, the lions are cat people, Zazu has feathers on his arms and Timon and Pumbaa have very meerkat and warthog-like qualities. However, all of them are still relatively human-like.
  • The Mentor: Just as Mufasa is this for Simba, Zazu is this for Nala, due to him being appointed as Simba's counselor just as Zazu was for Mufasa.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Simba makes Nala his counselor because he has pretty eyes. Zazu points out that this isn't a very good reason to do so, but Word of God establishes that Mufasa chose Zazu as an adviser because he had pretty feathers.