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Most folk tales were gruesome until they were cleaned up for telling to children. They were cautionary tales, rather than bedtime stories. Here’s a link to some gory details left out by the late Victorians: http://io9.com/5914283/10-creepy-details-glossed-over-by-modern-versions-of-fairy-tales Rumplestiltskin ripped himself in … Continue reading
The first rule of granting wishes is “Be careful what you wish for–you might get it.” Three themes exist in the make-a-wish stories: the one wish that sets the machinery of the universe in motion the unthinking wish that must … Continue reading
A wicked witch, as opposed to other witches, works magic to have power over others, to force them to do her bidding against their will A good working definition of evil is power over others, making others do what we wants against their will whether by magic or at gunpoint. Continue reading