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fairy-fables · 21 minutes ago
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In a kingdom by the sea, a milkmaid crafted a carved ring, an innkeeper lost a magpie, and as was destined the forest grew over all.
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disasterlibrarian · 40 minutes ago
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Obviously I love writing with Ricks and Jonathans, but Evy and Ardeth’s dynamic has become one of my absolute favorite things thanks to @medjaichieftain
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ariel-seagull-wings · 47 minutes ago
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FICTIONAL CHARACTER ASK: THE SNOW QUEEN
TAGGED BY: @princesssarisa
@sunlit-music @mademoiselle-princesse @astrangechoiceoffavourites @superkingofpriderock @amalthea9​ @lioness--hart​ @parxsisburnixg​
Favorite thing about them: She is a mysteryous and morally ambiguous God like figure, with the power to controll wind and snow and who keeps her word when she makes a bargain out of a sense of honour.
Least favorite thing about them: Even tough she tecnically saved Kai’s life by taking him to her palace and kissing the cold away from his body, the form she did it was basically kidnapping, and the tale doesn’t give the chance to Gerta to confront the Queen and demand from her an apology for kidnapping Kai.
Three things i have in common with them:
I have a recluse air.
I find the lights of the Aurora Borealis beautifull.
I sometimes speak in a formal manner.
Three things i don’t have in common with them:
I am not a powerfull royalty.
I never kidnapped anyone.
I usually avoid making promisses, because there is no guarantee i will keep them, like she keeps.
Favorite line:
“I am going now to warm lands,  I must have a look down into the black caldrons.  I will just give them a coating of white, for that is as it ought to be; besides, it is good for the oranges and the grapes”.
brOTP: Kai and Gerta, if she learns that kidnapping the boy was wrong and apologizes to them.
OTP: No one.
nOTP: Kai and Gerta.
Random headcanon: I believe the story is partially inspired in the Icelandic tale “Sun Eye”: in it, the titular heroe, Sun Eye, constantly is a target of atempted kidnappings by a villain also known as the Snow Queen, but he is protected by the love of his childhood friend Tira, with whom he eventually marries. Iceland and Denmark being both cold norse countries, is possible that Andersen had heard of this Icelandic tale, and rewrote it to make the Snow Queen a mysteryous morally ambiguous character instead of a villain, the female childhood friend the main adventurous heroe of the story, included more references to Cristianity and turned the relationship between the two protagonists more ambiguous about romance and more explicitly platonic.
Unpopular opinion: When one actually cames to contact with the Snow Queen tale, we see that she is only a misguided character, but not an evil one. The closest to a character who activelly does an evil thing is the Old Woman from the Cottage who puts a spell on Gerta to make her forget the quest for Kai, and even them she is also probably not intended as a villain. So a try to reinvent her as a simpathetic heroine who is tragically misunderstood (aka: Frozen) is actually answering to the Pop Culture perception of the Snow Queen as a classic villain, instead of the actual chaotic neutral character from Andersen’s tale.
Song i Associate with Them:
Wind Queen by Two Steps from Hell
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Favorite picture of them:
This illustration by Edmund Dulac
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This illustration by Charles Robinson
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These illustrations
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Bridget Fonda in the 2002 Hallmark minisseries
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The 1951 Soyuzmultfilm animated version
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The version from Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, that reimagines the characters as Inuites.
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The 2012 russian CGI animated film version
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fairy-fables · an hour ago
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Before the stars found their places, there was a girl named Titania. She followed a tiny fish. She cut off her hair and hunted a lion, and as all hoped the fairies were restored.
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fairy-fables · 2 hours ago
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Before the stars found their places, there was a witch named Vasilisa. She was awakened by an evil serpent. She slept in a coffin and bore a crow, and at last the moon went out.
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fairy-fables · 3 hours ago
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Before my grandmother's time, there was a sorceress named Elizabeth. She followed a fey serpent. She hunted a snake and wanted a spider, and finally the snow melted away.
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disasterlibrarian · 3 hours ago
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You can literally say anything to Evy and she’ll find a way to relate it to Ancient Egypt
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fairy-fables · 4 hours ago
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When the gods were young, a Princess was blessed by an elven lynx, then bore a cobbler. The priestess wept for the sun, and finally the forest grew over all.
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fairy-fables · 5 hours ago
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When grandmothers were young, a harpy found a carved waistcoat, a Tsarina wanted an innkeeper, and as was destined evil was vanquished.
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ariel-seagull-wings · 5 hours ago
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FICTIONAL CHARACTER ASK: THE GIANT (FROM JACK AND THE BEANSTALK)
TAGGED BY: @princesssarisa​
@superkingofpriderock​ @lieutenant-hel-odinsdottir​ @sunlit-music​ @mademoiselle-princesse​ @amalthea9​ @astrangechoiceoffavourites​ @metropolitan-mutant-of-ark​ @filmcityworld1​ @marquisedemasque​ @lieutenant-hel-odinsdottir​ @giuliettaluce​ @ardenrosegarden​ @lioness--hart​
Favorite thing about them: He is an epicurist who enjoys the good pleasures of life, like good food and music. I like that tipe of character.
Least Favorite thing about them: He can very well just eat the meat of animals, but takes pleasure in hunting, killing and eating human children just because he is big and strong and everyone is afrayed of confronting him.
Three Things I Have in Common With Them:
I love a good barbecue.
I enjoy listening to harp music.
I like taking long sleeps after having lunch.
Three Things I Don't Have in Common With Them:
I'm not married.
I'm not rich.
I am too afrayed of heights to live in a castle in the sky.
Favorite line:
“Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman,  
Be he alive, or be he dead  
I'll have his bones to grind my bread.”
Also, from the Fairy Tale Theater adaptation:
“Today I figured out when you die your dead” 
brOTP: In Crossover Land, the Ogre from Hop o my Thumb, the Ogre from Puss in Boots, the Big Bad Wolf, the Wicked Queen and Bluebeard.
OTP: His wife.
nOTP: Jack, the Chicken or the Harp.
Random Headcanon: He is the cousin of the Ogre from Hop o my Thumb.
Unpopular Opinion: While its interesting to make a retelling where Jack is a villain and the Giant is simpathetic, we must see those retellings as alternative new versions, not the true meaning of the original tale. In the original tale, the Giant is not meant to be a simpathetic helpless victim: he is a very rich big guy who kills human children to eat, and the point of the story is to celebrate the unexpected heroism of a poor hungry boy who defeats this unflatering personification of the powerfull elite trough pure wits, so he can provide for himself and his mother.
Song I Associate With Them:
Giants in the Sky, from the musical Into the Woods
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Favorite picture of them:
This illustration by Arthur Rackham
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This drawing by Granger
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This illustration by Gall and Inglis
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This illustration by Jim Harris
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This postcard illustration
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Willie the Giant from Mickey and the Beanstalk
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Elliott Gould in Fairy Tale Theater
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fairy-fables · 6 hours ago
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A long time ago, a sorceress named Josephine happened upon a black cornucopia. She fought a cloud lizard, and as fate foretold the forest grew over all.
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disasterlibrarian · 7 hours ago
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Can’t believe how much Evy and I love Rick O’Connell
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fairy-fables · 7 hours ago
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The Duchess was turned into a cobbler, an Empress was struck by a starlight doll, and as the oracle knew the sun went out.
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fairy-fables · 8 hours ago
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Many and many a year ago, there was a girl named Elizabeth. She was poisoned by a pearlescent fennec. She spun straw into platinum thread and wished for a Queen, and as all feared all lived happily ever after.
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@ariel-seagull-wings @princesssarisa @longagoitwastuesday
I used to watch a series of Italian puppet shows based on classic fairy tales as a child. Here are the details about the series from a post I made about it last year that then I have deleted:
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I could find no trace of this series on the internet except for this second hand DVD that I found on a Turkish site that sells second hand books and DVDs, other than this the series might as well have not existed:
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My mother bought me the DVD set in around 2002, but the series itself could be from earlier. If anyone who knows about this series and its original name could tell me it would be invaluable. This series was my childhood.
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fairy-fables · 9 hours ago
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Before the stars found their places, a Duchess followed an iridescent fox, then found a Princess. The seamstress wore a shining dress, and suddenly evil was vanquished.
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