marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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decisions, decisions

So, does the king return before the prince has arranged for the exiled princess to have new, clockwork hands because hers had been chopped off? Or after?

And how do those hands work, anyway?

The Grimm Brothers have her given silver hands, but those would be heavy. And what's the tech level for clockpunk, anyway? Aluminum is a little late, perhaps. Isolated 1825, more than a century after the industrial use of steam power. And I would have to give it a new name. Tin, maybe? At least, since they are clockwork, there's air in there, too.

Which has to fit about the drama where the king is trying to put the prince off of the princess for reasons he can't disclose.
Tags: fairy tales (retelling), story structure, world-building: technology
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