Eric J. Juneau

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Eric Juneau is a software engineer living in Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies are writing, video games, reading, and eating as much barbecue as he can find. His writing philosophy is "Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." (G.K. Chesterson)

He blogs somewhat regularly about his quest to become a 'capital-A' Author at http://author-quest.blogspot.com.
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The Flaw in the Defense of “Cuties”

Anyone justifying the existence of Cuties is missing a crucial aspect of the puzzle. The plot is the same thing as “Bend It Like Beckham”, but meaner. We all know the huge problem with it–it sexualizes twelve- and thirteen-year-olds in the context of modern dance.





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Description: Three princesses. Three curses. One adventure. Rapunzel's magic hair spontaneously grows back, Ariel regains her mermaid tail, and winter returns to Arendelle. One year after their most meaningful trials and triumphs, something has taken away what they worked so hard to gain. As they leave the safety of their own kingdoms, fate is about to drive these strangers together across oceans, over mountains, into the depths of the sea, and even through the river of time itself. But will their differences stop them before the curse can? This serial is centered on the fan theory that Frozen, Tangled, and The Little Mermaid all take place in the same universe. I wrote it after watching Frozen with my kids one too many times. I tried to avoid the unlikable "disney princess" cliches and add plenty of adventure.
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It maintains some of the similarities of the other “Twisted Tale” I read. There’s a definite strong slant on morphing these “damsels in distress” into “strong female characters”. The fortunate thing is that they keep their personalities (relatively) ...more
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