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Date: 07/31/10 03:02 PM

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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    Link: Fairly Tales Are Getting Pointlessly Violent - Does anyone else remember the story of Snow White being this masochistic? It`s like a scene from Pulp Fiction.
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    TheHyra Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    two words: Brothers Grimm
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    sculptress Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    fairy tales started out as gruesome stories to scare children into being good. so they havn`t been getting more gruesome they`ve technically been getting less with the current versions of the stories because they arn`t kid like to todays standards.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    This is not a matter of fairy tales becoming pointlessly violent.

    This is what was in the original version, before it was Disneyfied.
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    NoArms5534 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    They aren`t GETTING violent, you idiot. The original fairy tales are full of death and blood. Man, I wonder what it`s like to have no sense of anything that came around before you were born.
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    alley228 Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    with eyes like that she definitely seems like the type.
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    otku Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    so? I`m european; this is the version I grew up with. no toned down disney bullshiat.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    I`m still waiting for a movie adaptation of Struwwelpeter.
    That was some freaky stuff to read as a kid.
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    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Ya? Go read the original little mermaid.
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    xhaseox Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    the dark and violent versions are better, Screw happily ever after dark and evils more fun
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    wow, talk about revenge!
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    Snow White got so much better.
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    No kidding. Go read the old germanic "fairy tales." Those were far more interesting.
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    Ikchen Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Getting? Those are the original versions... *shakes head* In one of them the baddie was plunged into a nailed barrel and then rolled down the hill!
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    radar2434 Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    Screw the writing, anyone else terrorfied by the picture?
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    pui Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    Most fairy tales are pretty violent.
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    xXxArcticxXx Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    This is how the story was originally written
    "Snow White and Rose Red" it was a Grimm Brothers story.
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    angelo0317 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    did anyone else see what is in the hands of the dwarf wearing yellow?
  19. Profile photo of bruins420
    bruins420 Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Yeah. What kind of sick dwarf takes a money shot from a horse?
  20. Profile photo of ZFK
    ZFK Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    haha oh you sneaky yellow dwarf!
  21. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    Gotta give them credit for sticking to the original story. And if your kids can`t handle the idea of torturing an evil witch until she`s dead than your kids are pussies. Hell, that`s tame in comparison to most other fairy tales.
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    It`s already been said, but that is the original version.

    I would like to point out that this isn`t an example of masochism, it`s sadism.
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    Also snow white`s hair is black not brown.
  24. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    read some books noobs
  25. Profile photo of ingrateful
    ingrateful Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Kids these days are chickens compared to those of the earlier times.
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    akijade Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Most of the original fairy tales were pretty gruesome. Read them sometime. I think I checked mine at from the library in my middle school.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    The older `fairy tales` have been sanitized over the decades. This one seems to have kept to the original.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    If people actually read the original version, this wouldn`t be seen as anything special.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    Better than the pussified versions.
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    omggilyy Female 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm
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    TCullen23 Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    does anyone else see the yellow elf on the far right and what it looks like he`s holding? lol
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    NoArms - great post. exactly.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    Fairy Tales have always been violent. I heard they were making a live action Little mermaid with the proper ending (which I am eagerly awaiting) I HAD this book when I was child. The puppets creep me out more than the story, to be honest.
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    MrHyde Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    You`d think fairy tales would be non-violent, but you`d be wrong. It is the Disney ones that aren`t violent.

    The Grimm Brothers Cinderella I`ve read. Last time I checked, cutting your heels and toes off so you can painfully squeeze your insane ass into shoes too small for you is too much for Disney.
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    Parasite Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    @Link_Hiei: he`s either giving head to a horse or feeding it a carrot, either was the horse would be very happy
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    YoungOola Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    I remember this.
  37. Profile photo of Lenten
    Lenten Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    As everyone has been pointing out, originally most Fairy Tales were very violent. They were then toned down overtime.

    Anyone else know that the Little Mermaid kills herself to save the Prince in the original story?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    Fairy tales were always pointlessly violent.
    You just didn`t notice.
    -Humpty`s f@ckin head is split open.
    -Giant threatens Jack with cannibalism, Jack kills Giant by causing him to fall several hundred feet.
    -Two kids push an old woman into an oven and turn it after she tries cannibalism.

    It`s because they were often political allegory of their original time yet, the story outlasts the intended meaning.

    I wonder if, in a hundred years, someone will find `The Matrix` on a hard drive and understand the whole thing was about religion...
  39. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    I remember it being that SADISTIC. A lot of fairytales are like this, they`re just dulled down for Children. The Little Mermaid`s tail was ripped in half, the queen wore iron hot shoes, cinderella, etc etc
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    Arandanos Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Actually that was the norm, back then people thought that scaring and scarring children through stories was the best way to educate, so the bad guys always died in poverty, despair or torture. Or the three at once.
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    Dreizehn Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 6:36 pm
    Ahhh, i remember when Snow White wasn`t boring :`)
  42. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    @ Gothmo: Grimm`s Fairytales :)
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    fivezones Male 40-49
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    July 31, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Most of the original "Disney" stories come from Germany and Hans Anderson and the originals are quite a bit harsher than Disney. In the Little Mermaid, the poor Mermaid ends up as sea foam and actually loses her quest.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    It`s kind of thrown in like "oh, by the way, they also tortured/killed someone at the wedding."
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Disney whitewashes everything it touches- and then people are surprised when they see hidden penises in underwater castles or the word "sex" appear in a cloud of dust in the lion king. Warner Bros. had way more balls when it came to making cartoons back in the day.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    It is funny how it`s just thrown in there.
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:22 pm
    i remember when most of the childrens stories were like this. They have prettied them all up since apparently children cant handle the idea of pain and/or death. Its bull of course - children are bloodthirsty merciless little beasts. Adults try to forget that. Goldilocks - eaten by bears, red riding hood - in the original story the wolf, not full from grandma rips her limb from limb. This is then amended to a woodcutter saving her and cutting the wolf open with an axe. Then further amended till these days you end up with `hoodwinked` and in the end the bad guy is just carted off to prison and absolutely everyone else ends up happy ever after`d.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm
    No, they have always been pointlessly violent like that. That`s part of the original story. Just because Disney ignores the whole part about Quasimodo raping innocent women, Heracles murdering his wife and children, or Jafar being condemned by Allah to be tortured in the Muslim Hell doesn`t make it not canon.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    My mom made a point of reading me the early versions of fairy tales when I was little. I remember being particularly traumatised by The Little Mermaid (she kills herself), Cinderella (the sisters cutting bits of their feet off, their eyes are pecked out) Rumplestiltskin (man essentially sells her daughter to slavery, girl will be executed unless she can perform miracles, girl exchanges her firstborn for a favour, Rumplestiltskin tears himself in two in a rage) and, obviously, Bluebeard (brutal serial killer).

    Needless to say, I was a disturbed child.
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    I don`t think we`re getting progressively violent, I think we`re just coming out of the Disney age, where everything is bleached and sanitized for the easily offended.
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    Same4Walls Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    I heard that version of the story on the movie The Tenth Kingdom!
  52. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    This is true, albeit cruel.


    They weren`t happy dwarves in the Brothers Grimm. They were short, dirty mine workers.
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    Jadesy Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    ...Well Moefreak, at least you didn`t have any silly illusions about happy fairy tale endings....?
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    Same4Walls Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm
    I love the Grimm`s stories!! They`re darker and more twisted then many fairy tales out there. It makes them interesting!
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    wutwutwut Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    Fairy Tales were always violent. The whole point of them was to teach kids to behave and to listen to their parents. Not just to entertain like the Disney versions of the stories. I don`t believe there even is a Prince Charming in the original Snow White story. Snow White dies and the dwarves make the Queen dance on hot coals until she dies. The end.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    Now there`s a man who knows how to deal with his Mother-in-Law!
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    July 31, 2010 at 10:31 pm
    Getting violent? This was the original ending in the Brothers Grimm version which was written over a hundred years ago.
    Also, in the Brothers Grimm version of Little Red Riding Hood, the "Big Bad Wolf" is a man, he is a child molester who gets in the grandmother`s bed to try to get the little girl to come to bed with him.
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    RamBunction Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    Horse d!ck sandwich for yellow dwarf.....TASTY
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    aprilkayyy Female 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    Ahh.. Grimm. I just wrote a research paper on these versions compared to Disney. Fun times.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    "Needless to say, I was a disturbed child."

    It`s like chickenpox, better to get the psychopathic behavior in and out of the way before you reach adulthood, because then it just gets complicated the older you get. :)
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 11:31 pm
    I would`ve lived happily-ever-after after seeing that too..
  62. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    July 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    Pointlessly violent?
    No such thing.
  63. Profile photo of OpenYourEyes
    OpenYourEyes Female 13-17
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    July 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    Oh...hey, it`s the Grimm Brothers version
  64. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:02 am
    It`s from an older version of Snow White (and in my opinion, a better version), probably the Grimm brothers. Fairy tales used to kick ass! Now they are so sanitized and boring :( although more small child friendly.
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    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:18 am
    Who said fairy tales should be happily ever after? Living with 7 men out of wedlock was kinda shocking for a start!
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    jeffcomedy Male 30-39
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:55 am
    It`s the way fairy tales used to be written. The KICK-ASS way!
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    batdyke Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 1:00 am
    The shoe-dance was from the original Grimm`s version, so yes, it has always been this `masochistic`. Although I don`t see where it said that the queen actually enjoyed this...
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    Webb03 Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 2:17 am
    Before Disney got involved, it was quite Grimm, indeed. Should read the old-school Sleeping Beauty.

    What`s with those grey, lifeless eyes? It`s as if they`re zombie-dwarves. Encroaching upon their dinner. The Prince/ss really ought to look more panicked. Bouquets of flowers must harness deceptive powers in fairy tales. (Who remembers the poppies in Wizard of Oz?). Even the horse looks fooled...

    Also, the Prince is in the middle of an expulsion of flatulence =]. And what is the one in yellow holding?
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    August 1, 2010 at 3:03 am
    These ones were much better- I had them as a child! cinderellas sisters cut off bit of their feet to fit the slipper, so much more exciting for a child.
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    Owanie Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 3:40 am
    You do realize everyone`s using an incorrect term, right? They told the Queen to wear red-hot iron shoes and dance until she died, thus rendering Snow White and the Prince sadists, not masochists.
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    joejoe92 Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 3:45 am
    anyone else think the dwarf on the right end looks like he is bout to go to town on the horses weener? hahaha
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
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    August 1, 2010 at 4:34 am
    Almost all of the original fairy tailes from the brothers Grimm are like that.
    It`s because of the Disneyfication of fairytailes and the fact that Hollywood prefers happy endings over hard reality that fairy tales are ending happily ever after.

    The little mermaid for instance dies! DEAD. Stiff as a doornail. Kaputt.

    These fairytales where meant to teach children that if they chose the darkside and didn`t obey their parents they would pay.
    In this case with red hot iron shoes.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 4:44 am
    I remember listening to the brothers Grimm on tape nearly every night. I prefered those stories to the disney version.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 1, 2010 at 4:51 am
    ALL fairy tales have their bases in violence. Please, who ever is allowing these things to be put on this site, PLEASE actually do a little research. Youre making IAB look dumb as hell lately.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 5:10 am
    yep that is the original version, too bad children have to be wrapped up in cotton wool these days right up to the point they go out and stab somebody because*nothing bad ever happens*
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 5:13 am
    nice to know they didn`t hold a grudge...
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 5:28 am
    johanvb!!! she dies?? omg!! way to spoil the ending T_T
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    zookuw Male 13-17
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    August 1, 2010 at 5:54 am
    Mmmm horse dick
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 6:16 am
    I think i was more distracted by those.. clay doll characters than the actual story. lmao
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    SiggyZtar Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 6:37 am
    I read that that`s how the Grimm version of the story really ends... Also I think the evil sisters had their eyes gauged out by two pigeons... No kiddin`!
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    SiggyZtar Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 6:39 am
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    maneaterx3 Female 13-17
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    August 1, 2010 at 7:14 am
    that`s the original grimm version.
  83. Profile photo of PranaDevil
    PranaDevil Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 7:27 am
    "Does anyone else remember the story of Snow White being this masochistic?"

    This is a fail. A masochist would be someone who enjoys pain. So are we now saying the Queen wanted to dance in red hot slippers?

    The word you are looking for is Sadistic.
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 8:06 am
    Masochist? The proper term would be sadist.

    And fairy tales aren`t GETTING violent, they started out violent and were sugar-coated as the years went on.
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    LadyKonFuze Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 9:02 am
    I like this version more.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    August 1, 2010 at 10:05 am
    Oh- Struwelpeter! also I seem to remember the little mermaid felt as though she was walking on knives? No happy endings in the real tales- and much better for it too- not every princess marries a prince, and those who do may live to regret it, which is a far better lesson to learn as a child!
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    mvangild Male 30-39
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    August 1, 2010 at 10:06 am
    A lot of fairy tales were downright mean, compared to today`s standards. We`ve become a "let`s make everyone feel good" society, and I have to wonder if that`s such a good thing. We make kids think that everything will turn out all right, that everything ends happily ever after, and that isn`t the way it is.
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    BBQ Male 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 11:56 am
    Ahh, the original fairytales kick ass compared to those nowadays.
    I remember that as well, it was a trade-off to get legs I belive, didn`t she also turn into foam in the ending? (Died in other words).
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    mrbenn Male 30-39
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    Yep, this is all true. Fairy Tales are evil, dark twisted little things. Cinderella, with the glass slipper that only fits her? That`s Prince Foot-Perv travelling the country to find the girl with the smallest feet. The original had the ugly sisters cutting off toes and heels to try and fit into the shoes. How`s that for a children`s story?
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    Lamiacraor Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Are you serious Fancylad? Fairytales were always violent until today`s society changed them around into the gayness it is today, thanks to Disney and their need to ruin everything they get their hands on.
    I feel sorry for those who never knew the actual fairytales.
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    paulyshore Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    alright, everyone below this post. you read your children grimm`s fairy tales at night and tell me how bedtime goes.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Oh yes, thats right! But I had the Struwulpeter books too- scared the crap out of me- I swear my behaviour improved by seeing the cover. At least our dreams were not dashed on adulthood though- I knew how ghastly it could be, and am very happy not to have to dance in iron boots!
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    badname_001 Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Animate THAT, Disney.
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    Flashbomb7 Male 13-17
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    August 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    The look in her eyes give me nightmares O_O
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    pyrrhios Male 30-39
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    August 1, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    yeah, fairy-tales were historically bloody. Cinderella`s step-sisters cut off part of their feet trying to get into the glass slipper is another obvious ones. Most fairy tales aren`t even published anymore, due to lack of literacy and being made into sanitized Disney movies.
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    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    anyone who is surpised by this obviously never read The Brothers Grimm stories
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    August 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    She was probably a witch anyways
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    August 1, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    Yeahhhh, sounds like a similar spin I`ve heard on the story from the Brothers Grimm... Big whoop.
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    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 1:11 am
    I wanna see a modelling clay thing depicting the queen dancing until she dies :D
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    gafa Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 4:59 am
    anyone think that the thing in the yellow dwarfs hand looks a bit suspicious?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 2, 2010 at 7:58 am
    Wow. Hot iron shoes. Never heard of that.
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    zekumi Female 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Fairy tales aren`t *getting* pointlessly violent.

    They WERE pointlessly violent and`ve since become doe-eyed and G-rated.
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    zekumi Female 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 8:34 am
    And Lamiacraor... You`ve actually read the original stories, right?

    Because for the record, they generally teach lessons such as: ~Don`t talk back to your father, for he reserves the right to trade you for a dairy cow.~

    By today`s standards, not only do they often *not* make sense, but the majority of the time they`re just downright ridiculous and/or heinous.

    And besides that... You think you`d really know who Cinderella or Snow White even WERE if it wasn`t for Disney? Disney may have changed them, but they kept the stories alive, and went as far as to give them a heart and soul.
    To be completely honest (although I do enjoy them) I think the actual Grimm tales are barely a fraction of a shadow compared to what Disney made out of them.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 9:00 am
    She deserved that
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 9:01 am
    Fairy tales aren`t *getting* pointlessly violent.

    They WERE pointlessly violent and`ve since become doe-eyed and G-rated.

    True that, just read the original version of the little mermaid for instance, I cannot believe kids read that back in those days.
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    The Grimm tales are so violent and graphic because the serve a purpose. They were tales that people read so they could see just how good their lives are compared to the main characters in the fairy tales, which usually wasn`t much better if you lived in poverty during the 1800`s.

    When the standard of living got better the need for the grusome Grimm tales fell through, because people wanted to read happier stories.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    The Snow White eyes from Hell. Yeesh, creepy.
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    RowdyWeeps Female 18-29
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    August 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    That`s how the original ended, no joke.

    I think has a list devoted to stories that were way more horrifying before Disney upchucked them and added singing crabs.
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    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
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    August 3, 2010 at 2:01 am
    I`ll bet that 99% of the general public have never heard or read the original versions of fairy tales, only the hollywood/disney/americanised/commercial versions.

    All you have to do is read Roald Dahl to learn that violence and squick is the name of the game. Hell, read Robin Jarvis books or watch The Animals of Farthing Wood for more recent examples.
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    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Sounds like a Mortal Kombat Fatality to me.
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    mithraela Female 18-29
    535 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    It`s pretty much the story I remember.
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    sereniee Female 18-29
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    August 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    yea actually - the more literal translations are brutal. newer translations/presentations have softened it up a bit. i guess they think we cant handle the truth... ;)
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    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 9:25 am
    everyones probably said this, but thats what actually happens in the brothers Grimm version haha
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    thecupholder Female 18-29
    105 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Grimm Brothers def. You all should see more of those drated up as they are, they teach a valuable thing. Fear..and karma.o_o
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    chadsuniverz Male 40-49
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    August 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    It`s not an awesome wedding unless SOMEONE drops dead at the reception, right?

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