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Fairly Tales Are Getting Pointlessly Violent [Pic]

Hits: 43132 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Weird | Added by: fancylad
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chadsuniverz
Male, 40-49, Canada
 9 Posts
Sunday, August 08, 2010 2:30:56 PM
It's not an awesome wedding unless SOMEONE drops dead at the reception, right?

thecupholder
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 105 Posts
Saturday, August 07, 2010 2:06:52 PM
Grimm Brothers def. You all should see more of those stories..as drated up as they are, they teach a valuable thing. Fear..and karma.o_o

megann_exoh
Female, 13-17, Europe
 693 Posts
Friday, August 06, 2010 9:25:12 AM
everyones probably said this, but thats what actually happens in the brothers Grimm version haha

sereniee
Female, 18-29, Western US
 206 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 8:13:44 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... ;)

mithraela
Female, 18-29, Western US
 536 Posts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:58:12 PM
It's pretty much the story I remember.

akabane
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1051 Posts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:52:02 PM
Sounds like a Mortal Kombat Fatality to me.

r3tr0r0ck3r
Male, 18-29, Europe
 188 Posts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 2:01:54 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.

RowdyWeeps
Female, 18-29, Western US
 31 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 9:46:55 PM
That's how the original ended, no joke.

I think cracked.com has a list devoted to stories that were way more horrifying before Disney upchucked them and added singing crabs.

howlingwolf
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1359 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 6:59:45 PM
The Snow White eyes from Hell. Yeesh, creepy.

LightShaded
Male, 18-29, Canada
 420 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 5:53:06 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.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 9:01:56 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.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 9:00:49 AM
She deserved that

zekumi
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 402 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 8:34:46 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.

zekumi
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 402 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 8:26:09 AM
Fairy tales aren't *getting* pointlessly violent.

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

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 7:58:02 AM
Wow. Hot iron shoes. Never heard of that.

gafa
Male, 18-29, Europe
 17 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 4:59:50 AM
anyone think that the thing in the yellow dwarfs hand looks a bit suspicious?

paddyt07
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1064 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 1:11:48 AM
I wanna see a modelling clay thing depicting the queen dancing until she dies :D

dragonshadoz
Female, 18-29, Canada
 16276 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 6:07:52 PM
Yeahhhh, sounds like a similar spin I've heard on the story from the Brothers Grimm... Big whoop.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 3:15:04 PM
She was probably a witch anyways

kerryfairy82
Female, 18-29, Europe
 844 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 2:45:56 PM
anyone who is surpised by this obviously never read The Brothers Grimm stories

pyrrhios
Male, 30-39, Western US
 185 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 2:26:29 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.

Flashbomb7
Male, 13-17, Asia
 53 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 2:05:14 PM
The look in her eyes give me nightmares O_O

badname_001
Female, 18-29, Canada
 130 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:59:17 PM
Animate THAT, Disney.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5672 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:52:59 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!

paulyshore
Female, 18-29, Canada
 90 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:49:10 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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