Oh, no. They’ve got us.
A Tumblr blog called “Fairy Tales for Twentysomethings” has captured the wandering, self-reflective, digitally amplified WTF-ness of my generation. I’m serious. It’s re-imagined chunks of fairy tales (some in 140 characters, no less) so that Peter Pan starts a Twitter account to feel more professional and Snow White gets over her Prince Charming blahs by looking at pictures of Ryan Gosling.
“I feel like I know every one of these people,” a user posted on Reddit.
A few samples:
The prince and the pauper unfriended each other on Facebook because neither one could stand the other’s political status updates.
sleeping beauty fell back into a funk and shut herself away in her room for days listening only to adele.
it was time to go to bed but cinderella kept reloading her facebook page, hoping one more person would like the link she’d posted to her photography.
the ugly duckling always felt gross compared to everyone else. but then she got instagram and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome.
See? TOLD you.
I’ve got an email out to the creators asking more about who they are and whether they, like Cinderella, hover over social media sites to see how many likes they get. Will update if I hear back.