History Literature / TomThumb

17th Aug '15 10:49:22 AM Djenni
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* ImprovisedClothes: To an extent - Tom's wardrobe gets pretty imaginative, with [[{{ImprovisedWeapon}} a needle for a sword]]. There's even a touch of GardenGarment with a leaf for a hat, a thistledown jacket, and stockings made out of apple rinds. * LawOfInverseFertility

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* NiceMice: Tom rides a mouse and has a carriage drawn by mice. * SwallowedWhole: Happens to Tom with a fish and a cow. Modern versions usually tone it down to simply being stuck in the cow's mouth. * TheTrickster: Tom shows shades of this early in the story, cheating at marbles. This probably derives from an earlier oral version, because many [[{{Lilliputians}} Thumblings]] in folklore tend to be trickster figures.
18th Apr '15 2:40:47 AM jormis29
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The origin of Tom Thumb is often cited as a poor, childless couple in the days of KingArthur allowing an old beggar (secretly the magician {{Merlin}}) to take refreshment in their home. The couple longs for a son and would be content even if he was no bigger than a thumb. Amused by this notion, Merlin casts a spell which resulted in the birth of the diminutive Tom Thumb. The tiny child is blessed by the fairy queen.
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The origin of Tom Thumb is often cited as a poor, childless couple in the days of KingArthur allowing an old beggar (secretly the magician {{Merlin}}) {{Myth/Merlin}}) to take refreshment in their home. The couple longs for a son and would be content even if he was no bigger than a thumb. Amused by this notion, Merlin casts a spell which resulted in the birth of the diminutive Tom Thumb. The tiny child is blessed by the fairy queen.
26th Dec '13 3:47:50 PM cococrisp
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* DownerEnding: Richard Johnson's version ends with Tom Thumb being killed by a spider.
29th Nov '12 10:05:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: An obscure independent stop-motion adaptation called ''The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb'', made in 1993. Harsh, squalid environments; giant bugs and creatures crawling everywhere; violence, death and experimentation as major plot points and a BittersweetEnding involving a nuclear reactor exploding and killing everyone. Also, Tom Thumb himself looks like a fetus.
27th Nov '12 6:56:37 PM Durvin
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Stories involving Tom Thumb include typical fairy tale plot lines such as killing giants, wooing various women and embarking on innumerable other tasks in order to achieve/gain/prove something. These tasks are further complicated by the size of Tom Thumb, though he inevitably manages to utilize his tiny size to overcome obstacles in his way in roundabout ways.
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Stories involving Tom Thumb include typical fairy tale plot lines such as killing giants, wooing various women and embarking on innumerable other tasks in order to achieve/gain/prove something. These tasks are further complicated by the size of Tom Thumb, though he inevitably manages to utilize his tiny size to overcome obstacles in his way in roundabout ways. \n With unsettling frequency he gets eaten by various animals and escapes by various means, including cutting his way out, yelling so that a nearby parson thinks the animal is possessed, and just getting pooped out.
30th Mar '12 5:09:59 AM MetallicMaxilla
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: An obscure independent stop-motion adaptation called ''The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb'', made in 1993. Harsh, squalid environments; giant bugs and creatures crawling everywhere; violence, death and experimentation as major plot points and an EsotericHappyEnding involving a nuclear reactor exploding and killing everyone. Also, Tom Thumb himself looks like a fetus.
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: An obscure independent stop-motion adaptation called ''The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb'', made in 1993. Harsh, squalid environments; giant bugs and creatures crawling everywhere; violence, death and experimentation as major plot points and an EsotericHappyEnding a BittersweetEnding involving a nuclear reactor exploding and killing everyone. Also, Tom Thumb himself looks like a fetus.
30th Mar '12 5:08:45 AM MetallicMaxilla
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: An obscure independent stop-motion adaptation called ''The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb'', made in 1993. Harsh, squalid environments; giant bugs and creatures crawling everywhere; violence, death and experimentation as major plot points and an EsotericHappyEnding involving a nuclear reactor exploding and killing everyone. Also, Tom Thumb himself looks like a fetus.
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