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As sjhw_tolerance so kindly pointed out, I have a new mermaid-themed lj layout. Or, more accurately, I have a new background and a matching color scheme. And no, I don't have a fin fetish, I just love Disney's version of The Little Mermaid. Probably because I had a gigantic little-girl-crush on Eric. Hell, I still have one. I actually went so far today to download The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea which was as low-budget and as cheesy as expected, and Eric's voice was, um, a little different, but you know what? He still looked pretty hot in that open-neck shirt. And he and Ariel... *snuggles them*

(And yes, in the pic to the left, that is Eric depicted as a merman. I don't know why he's a merman. I don't know where the picture is from, except obviously not from Disney. But who cares? It's cute!)

The thing is that I really don't care for the original story. It's sad and depressing. I want an adultified Little Mermaid story with a happy ending, like what the Sevenwaters Trilogy is for the story of the Swan Princes, with angst and romance and excitement. There doesn't even have to be actual tails involved (see? No fin fetish here), just the understanding that the Ariel character (did she actually have a name in the original HCA story? I don't recall one) is somehow from the sea.

There we go. Put that on my Christmas wish list :D
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I want an adultified Little Mermaid story with a happy ending

*smacks alli*
Once on This Island is a Caribbean-flavored retelling of the story, and you can pick up the entire plot of the musical from the CD. But you'd have to settle for the "mermaid" being washed up after a flood instead of actually living in the sea.
"Kiss the Girl" is one of my favorite songs, ever. I prefer the happy endings, myself. Reality has enough depressing stuff in it as it is. I want my entertainment to be ... entertaining.
I want an adultified Little Mermaid story with a happy ending...

Sounds like something that would happen to Daniel Jackson, to me.