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BELFRY: Okay! That was…Not what I remembered!

BELFRY: That wasn’t a very good book, was it?
TAMBERLANE: nuh uh

BEFLRY: Tamberlane? What’s wrong?

TAMBERLANE: I’m a monster!

BELFRY: Oh, oh no Munchkin, no!

BELFRY: Come on then, let’s have a talk.

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Maryalee
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Maryalee

How long has it been since Belfry read that book? If she was a small child, then her perception of it could have been colored by her overall perception of the world at that time. I find the probability of the book having been changed to be remote, as to accomplish something like that you would have to ensure that *every existing copy” of the old book were destroyed/removed from circulation. And, while such is considerably easier in a digital environment, when physical information is in the wild it becomes a logistical nightmare (see Orwell’s “1984.”) What I consider more… Read more »

Foxridley
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Foxridley

So, is this just a case of Belfry remembering a childhood story through rose-colored lenses, or is the book actually different? Could someone have changed the books?
Perhaps my sleep-deprived brain is getting too much into conspiracy theory territory.

Kubulai
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Kubulai

That was exactly the reaction I expected from Tam.

Readalie
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Readalie

Seeing a book differently as you age isn’t uncommon at all. You see a lot of people now rallying against childhood classics because they see the messages through different contexts now that they’re grown–take the moral of ‘give and give and give until there’s nothing left and then be happy with the modicum of attention you get from an abusive and neglectful partner later on when you’re left as nothing but a stump of what you once were’ from The Giving Tree (one of my favorite books as a kid, and one I still hold quite near and dear, but… Read more »

Katnik
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Katnik

No, the book hasn’t changed, but Belfry was raised on “abroad bad” and she never needed to question that idea before.
It’s often a painful shock to have an unconscious assumption blow up in our faces like this.

Frost
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Frost

If the first book was filled with that much propaganda then what is the other one like?

jprime
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jprime

When I was in the first grade, I read this book called Appalaard & Liverwurst. The way I recall it, the titular characters were this farmer and his pet hippo, against whom, for some reason (I forget the details), a mob is formed towards the end.

Demonick
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Demonick

SCOT!!!! You got some explaining to do!!!!!

Fern
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Fern

deer and bunnyguana you betrayed us :,(

For real though, nostalgia is one Hell of a drug.

Frank
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Frank

…It’s only 7:40??

BrowniePony
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Poor kiddo, Hugs for Tamberlane and Belfrey, they both need them after this

FatedDarkly
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FatedDarkly

You had to make the story in such a way that Tamberlane cried! :^: