Beauty wanted to bring the Beast to meet her family for Thanksgiving but she was nervous it wouldn’t go well. The Beast would probably get drunk and loud, and her father was definitely going to bring up politics at some point. It was sure to be a disaster.
"Take them to the movies," Siri advised. "Then no one will have to talk."
Sleeping Beauty was lying in bed checking Facebook from her phone, just feeling so completely alone in her depression. Then she came across a post from an acquaintance about how sad he was, it was a darkness that made him feel like nobody could ever understand how he felt. “Is there anyone else who feels this way?” he asked.
She felt a sense of relief wash over her, a little bit of joy, and thought, At least I’m not so sad I wrote about it on Facebook.
After Arthur pulled the sword from the stone but before he became King, he got a job as a waiter at Applebee’s. The work was grueling, and as he got in his car at the end of his shift he told himself: “I can’t keep living like this. Tonight is the night I clean my apartment and make a to-do list. I’m gonna get my life organized, starting tonight.”
But then when he got home Lancelot showed him the part of Reddit where people post photos of themselves naked. What?! How did he never know about this?!
The Billy Goats Gruff were headed to a concert but the bridge was guarded by a troll who threatened to eat them if they crossed. Then one of them checked their phones and, yep, there was another bridge a couple miles down the road.
Aladdin had the day off from work, and he was trying to decide what exciting way to spend it. So many possibilities! Then he saw how beautiful it was outside, and he thought, “Yes, I know what I’ll do.”
He put his laptop right up to the window, and that’s where he spent the day having so many adventures on the Internet.
I was on a Huffington Post Live segment called “Fairy Tale Darwinism,” discussing the evolution of fairy tales and why fairy tales stick with us. The other panelists are actual scholars and have fascinating things to say, so check out the video. Thanks, Huffington Post!
Chicken Little had no idea how to calm her Election Day anxiety. She just kept reloading news and social media sites even though they didn’t tell her any new information. She was going crazy but it was impossible to pull herself away. But then she found this slideshow of photos of a baby giraffe. Oh my God, his little legs were so cute!
Peter Pan was feeling like his constant connection to the Internet and social networking sites was having a bad effect on his psyche, so he decided to disconnect and get back to the things he did pre-Internet, really live his life again.
That night, he watched TV for five hours straight.
The Frog Prince needed the princess to kiss him so he could turn back into a human. Then all his problems would be solved, then his life would be perfect.
Finally, after driving her home one night, she leaned in towards him. But he was going in for this open-mouthed thing, and hers was just gonna be a little peck, so when they met, aw, it was just, it was a mess.