The "Tale of Tales" is a very famous, moderately deranged collection of folklore from 16th century Italy. It's by the author Giambattista Basile, a storyteller who traveled the Mediterranean region collecting stories. The collection known as "Tale of Tales" follows a similar framing narrative to "1001 Nights", with the storyteller telling the king stories in a very loosely-connected fashion.
I'm not even going to say the titles for today's stories, but they are two of the most famous in the collection and wildly unpredictable. They're gross, violent, weird, and interesting - so, basically like everyday life.
The creature is a man...who is a bat. But he's not Batman, because Batman can't handle this little guy's intensity.
"Sad Marimba Planet" by Lee Rosevere | "Are we Loose Yet?" by Blue Dot Sessions | "August (Summer Nights)" by Kai Engel | "November Mist" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Shiny" by Podington Bear | "Yellow Dust" by Rolemusic | "Swapping Tubes" by Blue Dot Sessions | "In the Back Room" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Petaluma" by Blue Dot Sessions
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A character gets a razor taken to them and is skinned alive. There's also some light sex stuff...not...not related to the razors. Just talk of sex, though, handled pretty much how we always handle it.
There is a netflix movie featuring both these stories. the one about the jealous queen stars Selma Hayek.