Tasty Morsels for Writers
It’s also totally ok to call out fairytales or their tellings for being pretty uninspiring.
I had to take my daughter to the doctor the other day and she found a small picture book based on the classic 1950s Disney Cinderella. There is a LOT wrong with this story, explained beautifully here by Honest Trailers:
But I think one of the overlooked crappiest bits of Cinderella is that it revolves around one of the most glaring plot holes around:
I mean this:
Why don’t the slippers disappear? Just cause.
The ENTIRE PLOT, and there’s not a lot of it, hinges on this random aberration. And it’s like the ghost writer knew it and could not even be bothered trying to explain. Like in The Little Mermaid, Ariel can read and sign a contract, but never once tries to pen a note to Prince Eric explaining who she is or what’s going on.
Also, in this particular book the Cinderella ideal of feminine beauty had gotten so ridiculous in the nose department that I think she must have abused a Horcrux or two:
Do you see it? No?
What about now?
Like a creepy Botticelli Venus.
When did you first realise some fairytales were downright stupid?