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Favorite Fairytale

Postby Walnutdinosaur » January 21st, 2013, 6:11 pm

Mine was Cinderella. The Disney version guilty as charged. I guess the real version of the Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen is my favorite original fairytale. Now enough about me what about you?
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Re: Favorite Fairytale

Postby KainTheVampire » April 12th, 2013, 8:31 pm

The Little Match Girl by HC Andersen, which I've read in both Swedish and Danish (I borrowed a big Fairy Tale book by him in Danish and a dictionary since I wanted to learn Danish, since I didn't know how to pronounce it I decided to give up but since I live with dad now I can ask him to help me \o/) *not sure if it counts as a fairy tale though* :x
The Goose Girl by Brothers Grimm

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Re: Favorite Fairytale

Postby usotsuki » April 13th, 2013, 4:35 am

I tend to like some of the tales from the collection of the Brothers Grimm, but I've been biased toward Charles Perrault's version of Cinderella (which I made a translation of about 15 years ago, but can't find anymore).
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Re: Favorite Fairytale

Postby Jefufuh » April 13th, 2013, 8:16 pm

My favorite fairytale is
[spoiler]Fairy Tail[/spoiler]
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Re: Favorite Fairytale

Postby Walnutdinosaur » April 22nd, 2013, 3:16 pm

Jefufuh wrote:My favorite fairytale is
[spoiler]Fairy Tail[/spoiler]

That does not count >.>
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Re: Favorite Fairytale

Postby mangaluva » April 22nd, 2013, 5:26 pm

I always liked fairy tales involving, well, fairies, especially people getting caught up in fairy traps or tricks and only escaping through loopholes in fairy law, which tended to be a mix of "exact wording" and "deliberately vague so we can be as dickish as possible". Or, conversely, getting screwed over due to those very aspects of fairy law. One that always stuck in my head was a man's wife getting stolen by fairies, who promised they'd return her if he threw a jug of milk over her when she rode by the house at midnight--but it had to be milk, and if anything else was in the jug they'd keep her forever. He dutifully waited until midnight with a jug of milk, and when his wife came riding past on a fairy horse he threw the jug over her. However, at that moment, the fairies made it rain, and a single drop of rain got into the jug. The fairies declared the deal void and kept the wife.

It's probably for similar reasons that Loki was one of my favourite Norse gods even before he was Tom Hiddleston; stories about Loki were all about clever tricks and riddles and magic rather than fixing all problems by smashing them with Mjolnir.

Also, if it counts, A Midsummer Night's Dream is my favourite of Shakespeare's comedies, largely because of Puck.

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