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crazy

Fanfic lurking everywhere....

The really weird (and yet... not surprising?) thing is how often it's "Hey, this story could work as RK fanfic!"

Me: Um... it's a very silly '80s sci-fi/fantasy movie about a horrible Cthulu-like monster who lands his space fortress on a medieval-fantasy-with-magic sort of planet so that he can attempt to kidnap the heroine, who is supposedly destined to bear a son who will rule the galaxy...

Fanfic area of brain: Yes, and said heroine has proactively decided that the solution to the invasion is to arrange a marriage with the prince of the other major kingdom, and is very determined about the marriage going through. As is the prince. In spite of their respective parents being all cranky about it.

Me: Oookay... yes, that is definitely a plot which resounds across assorted other stories, some of which are quite possibly fanfic already.

Fanfic area of brain: Spunky and resourceful kidnapped heroine, brave hero, assorted companions, including a snarky bandit chief...

Me: You know, you are making good points, but at the moment, I am getting distracted by the WORST SECRET TUNNEL ESCAPE ATTEMPT EVER, and will thus have to table this mental discussion.
tiger

The snow, however, is probably real

"In this low-budget fairy-tale adaptation, the part of the pack of ravening wolves will be played by a group of happy, well-fed, bouncy Husky dogs."

("Hey! Hey! Hey! Do you have treats? We heard you have treats! Treeeeaaaaaats!")

(This is on the level with that scene in that one episode of "Criminal Minds" where the Shocking and Terrible Rat Torture was clearly a set of happy, plump, shiny-coated domestic rats who were clearly nosing about looking for the treats hidden in the actor's clothing....)