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Fairy Tales Polls

Updated on February 14, 2014

Polls about Fairy Tales

Do you like polls? Do you like fairy tales? Of course you do! Here are 50 short polls for my little social study project and your ultimate poll taking pleasure (and tons of easy points for members of Squidoo.

Who do you relate more? Who has more sympathies? What is more attractive to you? Who's side are you on? How do you like it? Well, let us find out together!

And don't forget... There is a bug which can log you out for taking polls too fast, especially if you use FireFox. So take your time or switch to Opera:)

Intro image is illustration by Anne Anderson from Beauty and the Beast, all images are public domain.

Characters?

We don't have only people in fairy tales, there are also talking animals. They often perform in roles of magical helpers.

But don't confuse that with fables, where animals in many cases play the only roles - the stereotypical roles made only to personify specific human character.

We'll stay focused on fairy tales in this case!

first question

Human or animal?

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second decision

Knight or dragon?

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If you really want to know more...

There are many books of fairy tales and many book about that subject, but this one is really special!

Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones (Fairy-Tale Studies) (Series in Fairy-Tale Studies)
Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones (Fairy-Tale Studies) (Series in Fairy-Tale Studies)

Here you will fin first written versions of Rapunzel, Cinderella, Puss in Boots and other famous stories, but written for adult audience and this is the book where brothers Grimm found the most of inspiration.

 

number three

King or queen?

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One interesting fact about fairy tales is look at main characters. There is widely known stereotype about male heroes being active and female characters being passive but when we look at top ten of most popular fairy tales we easily find tales with ladies in leading roles dominating.

It is hard to explain why. Maybe thanks to our society seeking for escape from reality? The fairy tale about the prince on white horse taking care of all our problems? Who knows?

Your fourth call

Wolf or raven?

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The role of the animals

Animals in fairy tales have often a role of a helper. Wolf is probably the most ambivalent of all creatures in classic fairy tales. On one side it is a predator, destroying force, real danger, on the other we have many fairy tales where wolf can provide direct or indirect help to the hero.

Raven is another mythical animal. It is often associated with witchcraft. As one of the smartest animals raven can be a great helper too.

5/50

Witch or wizard?

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Goal?

There is always quest for something in every good story. Sometimes there is a pursuit after magic objects, sometimes in the end waits a pot of gold or maybe a handsome prince or beautiful princes. Now you decide what YOU prefer!

Six of fifty

Cap of invisibility or bottomless purse?

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Lucky seven

Power or trickery?

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Poll number eight

Marriage or wealth?

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Here we go with nine

Forgiveness or revenge?

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20 percents and counting

Beauty or wisdom?

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Author?

11

Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve or Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy?

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O.k., I have to help with this one...

Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy and Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve were French writers in 17th century.

First coined the term 'contes de fees' (fairy tales) and second is the author of Beauty and the Beast.

Both are important part of literary history.

12

Giambattista Basile or Charles Perrault?

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13

Brothers Grimm or Walt Disney?

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14

Hans Christian Andersen or Oscar Wilde?

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They have both written some very beautiful but also sad fairy tales.

Andersen and Wilde had many similarities in their private lives too.

15

Andrew Lang or Alexander Afanasyev?

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Famous collectors

Andrew Lang was collector and editor of fables and tales. Afanasiev made probably biggest collection of all folk and fairy tales ever. First was British, second was Russian.

Heroine?

16

Snow White or Briar Rose?

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O.k., it's me again!

It seems everybody knows who is Snow White and only one of 50 visitors who is Briar Rose.

Briar Rose is now more known as The Sleeping Beauty!

17

Little Red Riding Hood or Cinderella?

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18

Rapunzel or Belle?

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19

Gretel from Hansel and Gretel or Gerda from Snow Queen?

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Forty percents done

They are both damsels in distress, so we can compare them on this level.

Goose girl or Thumbelina?

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Hero?

21/50

Hans in Luck or Jack the Dullard?

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22/50

The Frog Prince or Bearskin?

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23/50

King Thrushbeard or The Swineherd?

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More info

It seems we need more content in this section, so I will ad few more tips:

- read a lot, but be critical

- check my other articles about fairy tales, picture books and literature for kids

- develop your own opinion, because, frankly, you are the one who will benefit from the knowledge and you certainly need different kind of knowledge than anybody else

- be open for new stuff

- leave me a comment

These fairy tales are less known to wider audience, so it seems appropriate to present them a bit:

Thrushbeard is a story about a prince being rejected by a picky princess who decides to teach her a lesson and he succeeds. They marry and live happily ever after. This is a part of classic collection by brothers Grimm.

Swineheard is pretty similar story about a prince and picky princess, but in this case her lesson is even more painful and we don't have happily ever after ending. This kind of end is typical for Hans Christian Andersen.

Speak and be heard!

Are fairy tales for children only?

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      Miha Gasper 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @asereht1970: Thanks for your visit and your kind words!

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      Love the quiz. Great lens.

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      Miha Gasper 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @tazzytamar: Thanks for stopping by!

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      Anna 

      4 years ago from chichester

      Really interesting lens - really loved reading this :) thank you

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      Miha Gasper 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @drmattshepard: Who doesn't? ;-)

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      Miha Gasper 

      4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @ripburns: Me too!

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      drmattshepard 

      4 years ago

      thanks for the quizzes and polls. always appreciate the free points! :)

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      ripburns 

      4 years ago

      Great lens. I love polls!

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      Miha Gasper 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @Melissa Miotke: :-)

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      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Very fun polls:)

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      Miha Gasper 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @takkhisa: Mos users don't distinguish between polls and quizzes. It's no big deal, most important is they have fun, right?

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      Takkhis 

      5 years ago

      Awesome fairy tales polls! I don't know why other telling these as quiz! I really love it. Thanks :)

    • mihgasper profile imageAUTHOR

      Miha Gasper 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @mcspocky lm: It is a set of polls actually but have to agree - it is nice:-)

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      mrdata 

      5 years ago

      Big thanks for your cool squizz! Good success for you! :)

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      mcspocky lm 

      5 years ago

      Nice quiz!

    • mihgasper profile imageAUTHOR

      Miha Gasper 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @mrdata: Same here!

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      Miha Gasper 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @Chris53: Thanks for visit.

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      Miha Gasper 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      @sabyanky: Thankseee...

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      Chris53 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the quizz

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      sabyanky 

      5 years ago

      :) niceeee.............

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @PaigSr: Great to hear that!

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      PaigSr 

      5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Hi. Well that was easy.

      Actually thanks as well. Its nice to take the polls for the fun of it.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @sageinacage lm: Thank you for participation!

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      sageinacage lm 

      5 years ago

      Nice poll lens. Thanks!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @tonybonura: Yep, we both had gazzilion of points;)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @tonybonura: Well, there is a monster poll with 1.000 question out there and I remember I did it in one sitting (three hours). My tip: don't do it in Firefox.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 

      5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      I had fun with your poll...Thanks!

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      Tony Bonura 

      5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Oh yeah, I forgot about the points for the comments.

      TonyB

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      Tony Bonura 

      5 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Hi! I enjoyed the poll, but I'm glad it's finally over. It is a fun way to get 100 points. And all your polls worked too!

      TonyB

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Thanks!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Thanks for your visit!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 

      5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      I had fun with your poll...Thanks!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @TheBLU26: Me too:)

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      TheBLU26 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for your poll! Enjoyed!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @anonymous: I will:)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Great lens,keep it up.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @laurenrich: Great to hear that!

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      laurenrich 

      5 years ago

      What a great lens.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @anonymous: You are welcome.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the fun exercise!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @VspaBotanicals: :)

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      VspaBotanicals 

      5 years ago

      Very nice lens!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @WriterJanis2: I appreciate it. Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      Awesome and blessed!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @flinnie lm: Thank you:)

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi fun poll.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Sher Ritchie: Thanks:)

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      Sher Ritchie 

      5 years ago

      I've really enjoyed your lens - thanks for all the polls, and a chance to leave a comment. Hope your research goes well!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      5 years ago from Ljubljana

      @anonymous: Hi, Tipi!

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Hi there! :D

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Ajeet: That was the general idea: a lot of polls for a lot of easy points!

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      Ajeet 

      6 years ago

      What a large number of polls!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      HIIIII

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      @TonyPayne: Thanks for your visit!

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      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Lots of interesting polls with plenty of opportunity to speak your mind.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      @Zut Moon: Howdy hi!

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      Zut Moon 

      6 years ago

      Howdy !!!

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      BunnyFabulous 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Fun polls!

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      Inkhand 

      6 years ago

      That was fun, thanks.

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      Inkhand 

      6 years ago

      That was fun, thanks.

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      What a fun series of polls! :)

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      SilmarwenLinwelin 

      6 years ago

      What a fun lens! Well done!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      @goo2eyes lm: Squidoo polls are common problem in some browsers. I noticed I have a lot of problems with squidoo polls in Mozilla, but Opera works just fine (for me). Maybe you should try one of free browsers without add-ons and other fancy stuff too. There are tons of portable versions (you don't need instalation and you can work with your old browser without distraction) which can be used just for such sort of points giving lenses. Anyway thanks for your visit. All the best!

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i missed a lot of polls. either the computers was not cooperating or the blurbs were not coming out so easily.

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      SaintFrantic 

      6 years ago

      Great Lens, Thanks

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      Anime-e 

      6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the level up! great job! and keep working hard!

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      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      hi, thank you for sharing this points-giving-lens

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      dnmarket 

      6 years ago

      Hi

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      orange3 lm 

      6 years ago

      fun quiz - thank you!

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      Kim Snow 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      very nice polls, thanks for that!

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      efriedman 

      6 years ago

      The poll tells me that there are many many fairytales with which I am unfamiliar. Nice collection of questions.

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      dahlia369 

      6 years ago

      I had a lot of fun answering your fairy tale related poll questions, thank you!! :)

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      Cynthia Davis 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Totally enjoyed the poll questions!

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      stefanruse 

      6 years ago

      Yeah, Itook the whole poll. Thank you - awesome lens.

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      PhotonicsTechnology 

      6 years ago

      loved your lens. it makes me go and be a child again :)

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      DebMartin 

      6 years ago

      I enjoyed participating in this lens. Although I admit I had to skip a few polls because I didn't know. I've got some fairy tale ignorance to overcome. Thanks!

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      gottaloveit2 

      6 years ago

      Interesting concepts for a lens. Will return later to finish the polls! Thanks for your comments on my Dessert Shooter lens.

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      JanieceTobey 

      6 years ago

      I enjoyed taking your fairy tale polls!

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      Anthony Altorenna 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      The polls are a lot of fun, and introduced me to some new characters and fables.

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      Sara Duggan 

      6 years ago from California

      Wonderful interactive lens Thanks for making it - it was great to choose my own fairytale story

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      JoyfulPamela2 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Fairy tales are fun for all ages! :)

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      agilewords_2 

      7 years ago

      very nice pool

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      Donnette Davis 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      This was delightful.. thank you!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Nice reminder. I enjoyed it.

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      natashaely 

      7 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens and I think most people would. Are you planning to create a story? I look forward to reading it if that is the case. Very well deserved like!

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I wish my kids were still little as I haven't watched or read a fairy tale in ages! Thanks for the fairy tale polls!

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      dessertlover 

      7 years ago

      Fairytales are for all ages :) Great lens!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      A ncely done set of polls, I like how you actually organized a long poll in categories with your black boxes.

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