Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood. Most children grow up reading (and watching the Disney versions) of these fairy tales.
"Now Tim Manley, a 27-year-old New York City high school teacher, has reimagined many of these classic stories ... in the voice of a 20-something, Millennial urbanite. The results, published on his Tumblr, 'Fairy Tales For 20-Somethings,' satirize the mindset of that demographic pretty brilliantly."
In addition to the tales mentioned in the HuffPost article, (Thumbelina, arguably the best one), there are other great entries on the original site: http://fairytalesfor20somethings.tumblr.com/
A choice few:
Peter Pan decided it was time to grow up, get serious, and work towards something substantial. so he started a blog of funny anecdotes from his life.
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.
The crazy thing is that eventually even Alice began to doubt whether what she’d seen down the rabbit hole had ever really existed. And it didn’t make her sad, there was nothing overly dramatic about it, it was just that now she understood how the world actually worked.
But then she was tagged in a photo by an old friend, by the White Rabbit. It was a faded picture of her and the Cheshire Cat, and, wow, it just brought her right back.
The ugly duckling read obscure works of literature in other languages and listened to indie music even the guys in the record store had never heard of. If i’m not going to be prettier than anyone, she thought, I'm at least going to be better than them.
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. Then another person did, her heart jumped, and she hit reload again. Just one more, she thought.
Rapunzel cut her hair short and gave the rest to Locks for Love and everyone on Facebook liked her new profile photo. It made her feel good for a minute but then she was like, "Wait, did nobody like my long hair and they just weren’t telling me?"