Favorite fairytales from childhood?
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk.
See, when I was a little girl I found princess fairy tales to be the least interesting. My favorites were the adventure stories. A set of siblings outsmarting their cannibalistic captor or a dude sneaking around the home of a giant quietly stealing his shit. I guess I just preferred more…active protagonists. Little girl!me would be damned if she was just going to sit in a tower and wait for someone to come get her.
I kinda like what that says about me. *smug smug smug*
I haven’t read this fairy tale yet (and I don’t reblog images from it often yet, want to try to read it first, I guess) but I really like how the princesses go through the spectrum and make this rainbow.
The Princess and the Pea
By Kay Nielsen
Princess and the Pea
Soon after that she had a little daughter, who was as white as snow, and as red as blood, and her hair was as black as ebony; and she was therefore called Snow White
- The Grimm Brothers, “Snow White”
“Sleeping Beauty” by Edward Burne-Jones