- An expert on frogs.
- A small potted plant.
- A piece of office equipment (cf Tom Holt's photocopier and long stapler in the Portable Door series)
- An accountant.
- A bird (Actually almost as traditional as the frogs)
- A Princess
- A handmirror (allowing all sorts of magic mirror moments)
- A commoner
- A packet of organic biscuits with a note about achitecture attached (this joke may only work for UK readers)
- Whichever fairytale animal happens to parody the story- pigs, wolves, and occasional swans are all fairly common.
- A hard-boiled detective in a trench coat (or other wildly inappropriate cross-genre character. Probably only temporary)
- A wicked witch. Who can then turn the original into a handsome prince.
- A cruet set
- A fluffy kitten (particularly appropriate for manly/dumb jock type princes)
- A handsome prince who happens to look almost identical (no, this is not a failure. This is just the triumph of technical ability over common sense)
- A hatstand
- Seven smaller princes who must be collected up to restore them.
- An extra shadow.
- A character in a largely unperformed play
- Or, if you really want to, a frog.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
You've turned him into what?
Further to my comments on frogs, below, a list of alternative things to turn that pesky handsome prince into: