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Week one-o-five of Operation Graphite – theme: The Brothers Grimm.

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Thanks to the Public Domain, and entertainment studios having to rehash, remake or reboot any classic stories, due to them being too frightened to go out on a limb; you should see a new version of everyone of these fairy tales once every five or ten years or so. But don’t let that ruin your fondness for these classic stories, even if you remembered them different when you were younger. Where the stories may change, and the moral or lessons can adapt to the times, it’s the characters who become immortal. Even as the characters change though time, a thread to their past remains. A hundred years for now, kids might not believe that there was ever a version of Cinderella where she doesn’t fight off her sisters with a high powered, phase coupling, inverted photon pulse, plasma rifle – but there will still be a glass shoe.

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The theme selected for week one-o-five of Operation Graphite will be: The Brothers Grimm.

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Manny of the folk and fairy tales that children in both Europe and the US grew up on were told to us by the Brothers Grimm. These two academics pretty much invented the modern discipline of Folklore Studies. ¬†Though they didn’t create them, these two German brothers cataloged and published much many of the classic folktales. These same tales would later be Disneyified and sanitized, but even their versions were actually less, grim, than the original medieval stories.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: The Brothers Grimm.
All art work is due on Thursday, 3.6.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday, 3.7.13
Want to suggest a new theme? Send your ideas with your submission.