Prompt number 15: Bathtub.
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One day Nirmala discovered the joy of soaking in a foamy bubble bath and she has never left the bathtub since. She even acquired a pet in the form of a nosy kitty, who either loves the cuddles, the bubbles or that whiff of fish that lingers in the bathroom.
It's not clear who's house Nirmala has invaded, but apparently they're on a holiday...
A5 paper (180 g/m2)
Staedtler pigment liners
The Little Mermaid is indeed originally a fairytale with a happily never after, but we all love to read a sob story once in a while.
I truly love most Disney versions of fairytales, but I do feel that Disney hijacked them in a way with changing those endings for the sake of making them family friendly, and now they’re perceived as the “true versions” (just a little complaint on my side; feel free to ignore it). Admittedly most of the originals can be morally pedantic and proper gruesome but that’s what makes them interesting.
I agree with you on "The Little Mermaid": that ending was not what I wanted for her!
And yes, I know that Cinderella version very well. I have a big collection of fairy tale books with the original stories. Once I bought the book "Grimm's Grimmest" with a lovely selection of some of the darkest 'bedtime' stories collected by the Brothers Grimm.
"The Juniper Tree" is possibly one of the most horrific children's stories I ever read, where a jealous woman beheads her little stepson by means of slamming down the heavy lid of a chest filled with red apples. Then in panic she places his head back on his neck, ties it with a handkerchief, only to fall off again when she encourages her daughter to box him on the ear because he doesn't reply to her answer.
She then blames the little girl for killing her stepbrother and claims that the only solution is to chop him up, make him into a stew and feed him to his father...
This goes on for a while but of course the woman is punished in the end (with a millstone falling on her head), the little brother miraculously comes back to life and everybody lives happily ever after. (Phew, for a minute there I thought I would get nightmares but happy endings make everything better... )
Not sure what lesson was to be learned here but lets face it, us humans just love gruesome stories.
I didn't know about that web comic, but I can't find it. Sounds really interesting though.
Grr... "dragondoodl" somewhat stole my sentences... details... tub feet...
Well, the tub with tentacle feet is really great idea!!
OK. Nirmala's choice of books is very good (my fave Jules Verne!) and tea is ready! Yaayyy!