Little Red Riding Hood. The Woodsman who saves her at the end of some versions? A robot. He kills the wolf with a laser.
What exactly qualifies as "fairy tale" to you?
Well anything like Red Riding Hood, Disney, etc cat_biggrin
...That's... very inaccurate. Does that mean Pirates of the Caribbean = Fairy Tale? (Not that I'm denying it, what with all the seafaring folklore involved, but still...)
So? Who cares -.- U don't have to be very technical about it
Well, I'm kinduva nerd for this kind of stuff, so... yeah, I kinda do. A bit.
Ideally, "fairy tale" is only used to describe tales that involve fairies, but... well, the lines do blur at some point.
Well as I was growing up, a fairy tale is sort of like a fantasy, and Pirates of the Caribbean is a fantasy isn't it?
But it's fairly modern. Most fairy tales have a bit of age to them. Also, they tend to be a bit low-key. Usually about a single individual dealing with a problem that happens to involve fantastic circumstances. Like a little goblin threatening to take her child. Or being locked in a tower by a witch. Or dealing with a frog who wants to make her his bride. Or the individual is a pig whose house is being attacked by a wolf.
Ohhh changing fairy tales, where to start? Hmmm I prefer the originals to many stories and have spent a lot of time looking into them. I think if they replaced the Disney stuff with some of the real stuff, it would be more bad a**. Did anyone else want to see the evil stepsisters in Cinderella have their heels and toes cut off and their eyes plucked out? Sign me up!
For any fairytales that use True Love's Kiss, give it a justification for why it works, like maybe love being the antithesis of magic, and destroying all magic good and bad instead of being a magical cure-all for your problems.
About classifying fairytales, there are a lot that don't have fairies (Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc). Generally anything written by the brothers Grimm, Perrault, Andersen, and works that are similar. Disney doesn't equal fairytale, though many of their films are based on them.