Do You Know Where The Original Little Mermaid Comes From

Friendly reminder that The Little Mermaid is based on a book by Hans Christian Andersen published in 1837 where “Ariel” has her tongue ripped out in exchange for feet (feet that bleed the entire time she’s on land, btw).

She comes on land to try to win the prince’s love in order to steal part of his soul (mermaids apparently don’t have souls, but live for 300 years, so I guess you win some, ya lose some). She fails, and the prince marries someone else. She contemplates murdering him in his bed, but can’t bring herself to do it, so she dies/melts into seafoam.

By the way, her skin is green.

There. Now I’VE ruined your childhood, and you can stop complaining about/debating the casting choice of a Disney remake about fish people, and start worrying about the fact that our president is a fucking moron and ruining our country, people still aren’t vaccinating their children, and there are children in cages at our southern border.

Thanks Abby

Artwork By Jeffrey Thomas



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