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The 7 Most Soul Crushingly Sad Real-Boy Stories

Real-Boy Stories (AKA, the “Pinocchio Story”). These fantasy/fairy tales tell stories of non-human protagonists that for whatever reason decide they want to be human. The creature in question is thrust into a world where the humans surrounding it decide it needs to behave according to their abstract moral code. Only that compliance will allow them […]

4 Kids Movies that are Darker than You Remember

I’ve never been one to be obsessed with movies from my childhood. I re-watch them on occasion as a gentle reminder of a simpler, sweeter time in life, when singing on the bus was adorable and not unnerving. Can I still sing “Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” on command? Of course. Did I get […]