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Welcome to the Fairy Tale Fun Blog Hop!
Unless mine is the first post in the hop you are reading, you already know that the theme of this blog hop is princesses. We are supposed to compare the heroine of our novel(s) to a princess. At the risk of being thrown out of the blog hop (and the female gender), I have a confession to make: I don’t know very much about princesses. I don’t know why, since I grew up in a household full of women—my mom, two older sisters, and a grandmother. I watched a lot of soap operas and beauty pageants (both with my grandma) and sitcoms (I was supposed to be in bed, but I hid in the hallway outside my mom’s bedroom while my sisters played “look-out” so I could watch Laverne & Shirley) but nothing with princesses! And while I wasn’t a tomboy, I played sports and collected caterpillars (gross, I know), but I didn’t play princess.
In order to participate in this blog post, I did some internet research on the characteristics of princesses and other Disney characters. I had every intention of comparing Kimberly Long, the heroine of my novel, Blogger Girl, to a princess, but the first descriptions I read reminded me so much of Jane from A State of Jane and Maggie from How Do You Know?, that I decided to pick one princess to compare to each of my four heroines. But then I couldn’t find one that reminded me of Stephanie from Just Friends with Benefits so I reverted to the original plan and stuck with Kim. And then I discovered that Kim shares characteristics of several princesses (or other Disney characters) and so to give you the most insight into her character, I’ve listed them all here:
Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Why? Because Kim loves to read and is not shy about it. She’s a (book) blogger girl, after all!
Why not? Because Kim’s love interest, Nicholas, is certainly not a beast. He’s a hottie with penetrating brown eyes and terminal five o’clock shadow.
Cinderella from, duh, Cinderella
Why? Because Kim learns that if you want to make a dream come true, you have to do the legwork. Kim’s Fairy Godmother in this path of self-discovery is very unexpected to everyone, Kim most of all.
Why not? Because Kim’s parents are alive and doting. And while her younger sister Erin is annoying and has a girl crush on Kim’s nemesis, she’s not evil.
Tinker Bell from Peter Pan
Why? Because Kim’s insecurity regarding her position at work and what she considers less “ambitious” life goals often leads to misguided jealousy.
Why not? – Because while Kim is not a pushover and will stand up for herself, she’s not vindictive either.
Dot from A Bug’s Life
Why? Because Kim is vertically challenged at only four foot eleven.
Why not? Because Kim doesn’t hate being small. She is, however, bored with the constant Long/Short jokes
Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Why? Because like Jessica, Kim has big boobs, is confident about her sexual prowess, and loves her man
Why not? Because Jessica is probably a foot taller than Kim and whereas Jessica has green eyes, Kim’s eyes are brown—this physical characteristic plays an important role in the novel
The Grand Prize for this hop is the Congratulations Magic Morsels 48 Gift Box from Fairytale Brownies http://www.brownies.com/, which includes a bite-size assortment (Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Original, Raspberry Swirl, Walnut, Cream Cheese) of 48 delicious gourmet brownies.
***EXTREMELY IMPORTANT*** To gain entry to win the grand prize described above, please comment by answering the question: With which Disney princess do YOU most identify and why? And please include your e-mail address along with your comment. Entries will NOT be valid if you don’t include an e-mail address. The contest is only open to U.S. citizens.
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