• MrsDoyle@lemmy.world
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    27 days ago

    Struwwelpeter. We had an English copy handed down by my grandfather. It’s insane.

    Example: “Die gar traurige Geschichte mit dem Feuerzeug (“The Very Sad Tale with the Matches”): A girl plays with matches, accidentally ignites herself and burns to death. Only her cats mourn her.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struwwelpeter

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      27 days ago

      I still have my toddler books with the graphic Struwwelpeter running in with shears and cutting the thumbs off the boy who wouldn’t stop sucking them.

      It’s a… “nostalgic” childhood trauma?

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      27 days ago

      (“The Story of the Wild Huntsman”) is the only story not primarily focused on children. In it, a hare steals a hunter’s musket and eyeglasses and begins to hunt the hunter. In the ensuing chaos, the hare’s child is burned by hot coffee and the hunter jumps into a well.

      lol wut?

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        27 days ago

        With stories like this out there why are the only movies that get made recycled trash as they milk the 4th, 5th, 6th movies in a franchise?

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        I like the one where he wouldn’t eat his soup, and when he dies, his family leaves the soup on his grave