Also, for those of you who aren't feverishly reading the comments to our posts (weird thought, I know *grin*), parkcooper gave us a link to this fascinating article about how Alice in Wonderland is actually Lewis Carroll's commentary about mathematics. I wonder where Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum fit in...
Speaking of cracktastic children's stories, last night we got to a part in Labyrinth of Grimm that was pretty crazy. It's not really a spoiler, but I'll put it under a cut just in case there's someone out there who wants to play the game and not have any idea about anything that happens.
So there's this part in Labyrinth of Grimm where Henrietta sees the original Grimm version of all the fairy tales about the people she's traveling with. It was really creepy, and we had to keep playing for a little while afterwards, even though it was getting dangerously close to our bedtime, because we didn't want to go to sleep right after something like that for fear of having nightmares.
The whole time Henrietta's watching the fairy tales, she's horrified about what's going on, so we wonder if it was the game developers' way of saying, "Is there really a problem with telling happier versions of these stories? Do you really want them in their original form?" Especially Sleeping Beauty, ew. That was disturbing.
On the other hand, one of the main themes of the game seems to be something about dreams versus reality, and how dreams are so much more appealing than reality, but you have to choose reality to get the happy ending... I don't know.
Anyway, it was funny when she was watching Little Red Riding Hood, because she still saw all the characters as the people she knew, so when Red comes to Grandma's house and it's the wolf instead, she was like, "How can he not see that's a wolf? I know he's got a few screws loose, but he's not that stupid!"
Today I'm thankful for parmesan & garlic pita chips, getting our shiny new pens today (even if there are vastly more than we will ever need in a lifetime), pineapple orange juice, having cookie dough to bake at some point in the near future, and happy Disney versions of fairy tales.