a lot of love,
a lot of blood




"On the whole I am inclined to think that a witch should not kiss. Perhaps it is the not being kissed that makes her a witch; perhaps the source of her power is the breath of loneliness around her." - Emma Donoghue

S., 24, Italian. Kate is my internet handle and you can call me that. People scare me so I'll probably never talk to you even if I think you're cool, and if I do it'll be very awkward. English is my second language; I apologize for any mistakes.

I love a lot of things, including fairy tales, mythology, ladies who make music, ladies in general, history, languages. I watch a lot of movies and tv, I ship all the things, and I love Pokémon a lot.
 



herringbones:

Last of the three Rapunzel in India spreads! 
Spread ONE/ Spread TWO
for more info go HERE and for the ref used

herringbones:

Last of the three Rapunzel in India spreads! 

Spread ONE/ Spread TWO

for more info go HERE and for the ref used


1 day ago · 1,514 notes · originally from herringbones
#rapunzel #fairy tales #art

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme:
5 Enchanted Objects - [The Enchanted Wreath]

'Fair maiden, who are you, and who gave you that wreath of singing roses?' asked he, for the birds were so tiny that till you looked closely you never saw them.
'I live in a hut on the edge of the forest,' she answered, blushing, for she had never spoken to a prince before. 'As to the wreath, I know not how it came there, unless it may be the gift of some doves whom I fed when they were starving!”

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme:

5 Enchanted Objects - [The Enchanted Wreath]

'Fair maiden, who are you, and who gave you that wreath of singing roses?' asked he, for the birds were so tiny that till you looked closely you never saw them.

'I live in a hut on the edge of the forest,' she answered, blushing, for she had never spoken to a prince before. 'As to the wreath, I know not how it came there, unless it may be the gift of some doves whom I fed when they were starving!”


1 day ago · 87 notes · originally from mordicanting
#the enchanted wreath #fairy tales

anneboleyns:

once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. reaching for it, she pricked her finger, and three drops of blood fell. and because the red seemed so alive against the white, she thought, “if only i had a child as white as snow, lips red as blood, hair black as a raven’s wings, and all with the strength of that rose.”

(via fyeahfaerietales)



mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme:
8 Heroes - [The Archer from The Firebird and Princess Vasilissa]

The Tzar looked at the fire-bird and laughed with pride. Then he lifted his eyes and looked at the young archer, and says he,—
"As you have known how to take the fire-bird, you will know how to bring me my bride, for whom I have long been waiting. In the land of Never, on the very edge of the world, where the red sun rises in flame from behind the sea, lives the Princess Vasilissa. I will marry none but her. Bring her to me, and I will reward you with silver and gold. But if you do not bring her, then, by my sword, your head will no longer sit between your shoulders!”
The young archer wept bitter tears, and went out into the courtyard, where the horse of power was, stamping the ground with its hoofs of iron and tossing its thick mane.

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme:

8 Heroes - [The Archer from The Firebird and Princess Vasilissa]

The Tzar looked at the fire-bird and laughed with pride. Then he lifted his eyes and looked at the young archer, and says he,—

"As you have known how to take the fire-bird, you will know how to bring me my bride, for whom I have long been waiting. In the land of Never, on the very edge of the world, where the red sun rises in flame from behind the sea, lives the Princess Vasilissa. I will marry none but her. Bring her to me, and I will reward you with silver and gold. But if you do not bring her, then, by my sword, your head will no longer sit between your shoulders!”

The young archer wept bitter tears, and went out into the courtyard, where the horse of power was, stamping the ground with its hoofs of iron and tossing its thick mane.


2 days ago · 40 notes · originally from mordicanting
#the firebird #fairy tales

lizparlettdraws:

Sleeping Beauty

It’s been a while since I posted some work, but here’s a concept I did remaking the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale in a fantasy India.  There were a lot of issues and in the end I’m not totally satisfied with how everything from the project turned out, but these are the drawings I was still pleased by, so I thought I’d post them here!


3 days ago · 9,589 notes · originally from lizparlettdraws
#sleeping beauty #fairy tales #art

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme:
7 Villains - [The Snow Queen]

The snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. Suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. It was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. She was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness. It was the Snow Queen.

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme:

7 Villains - [The Snow Queen]

The snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. Suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. It was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. She was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness. It was the Snow Queen.


3 days ago · 138 notes · originally from mordicanting
#snow queen #fairy tales

racebentdisney:

chazkeats:

theartofanimation:

#anyone else seeing beauty and the beast set in india?  #maybe magical realism during the time when India was under British rule  #maybe even on the cusp of the first war of indian independence  #oh oh and her father is a sepoy in the Bengal Army and rather than losing his fortune  #he loses caste due to ritual pollution by travelling on a cramped freighter  #so he goes off to help with the war of independence  #and Beauty goes off to pray to Durga because Durga is fierce enough to protect her father in battle  #but she stumbles upon Dawon  #(Durga’s lion-tiger mount in Hindu mythology)  #and Dawon bargains with her—if Beuaty can spend a year and a day in Dawon’s service; her father will return safely home and their caste …  #will be restored  #and Beauty loves her family and her father so she accepts  #(spoiler alert; they fall in love)  #…I really like this story 

Another adaptation that isn’t related to the Disney movie, but I really love this concept :)



herringbones:

Part 2 of my Rapunzel in INDIA project (the first spread can be found here and MORE info can be found here)

herringbones:

Part 2 of my Rapunzel in INDIA project (the first spread can be found here and MORE info can be found here)


5 days ago · 1,816 notes · originally from herringbones
#rapunzel #fairy tales #art

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a puerto rican fairy tale (requested by rebel-princess-vati).

examples: la princesa vano (the arrogant princess), los tres hermanos y las cosas maravillosas (the three brothers and the marvelous things), el pájaro de siete colores (the bird of seven colors)

ghosts and the devil abound in puerto rican fairy tales…the ever-blundering juan bobo [is] puerto rico’s most celebrated old character [e.g. juan bobo va al trabajo (juan bobo goes to work)].
fairy tales from puerto rico are a mix of taíno, west african, and spanish. there are literally thousands of fairy tales (many of them variations of different myths) today in the rural areas. the fairy tales known from cities, such as san juan, that were spanish settlements have a more spanish/european influence [e.g. la hija del leñador y el león (the woodsman’s daughter and the lion, a beauty and the beast variant)].
the taíno passed their legends down orally…stories from [africans in puerto rico] reflected their struggles and attempts to be free…santería played an important role in puerto rican folklore.

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#”the taíno tribe-people the spaniards and the black slaves imported from africa all contributed to the folklore heritage of puerto rico.”    #”the fairy tales of puerto rico reflect the culture of the people who have lived or influenced the lifestyle of those people living there:    #the tainos the spaniards and the africans…taino stories which would be the only authentic and pure expression of pre-columbian natives    #of puerto rico are non-existent. it is believed that the tainos were arawaks who migrated northward from south america and had been    #living in boriquen for nearly 1000 years when the spaniards arrived…with the rapid extinction of the tainos and as the spanish    #colonization of puerto rico continued black and white slaves were [kidnapped] to puerto rico in the late sixteenth century to provide labor.    #their legacy can be found in their music and dances. like the tainos before them they have added some words to the spanish vocabulary…    #the culture of the puerto rico of today is predominantly spanish with traces of taino indian and black influence…the tales that are told    #in puerto rico today reflect basically spanish themes with island adaptations and little taino or african participation.    #the tales in general have undergone changes in numbers names or settings which are more tropical or similar to puerto rico.”    #”many of these [taíno] legends are ghost tales about demons who roam the island after dark pursuing food or people or else protecting    #gold and loot that pirates long ago stashed away for safekeeping. much of the island’s folklore also dealt with the forces of nature    #that would descend in the form of a big blow (hurricane) decimating local crops and settlements.”    #”one of the most prominent puerto rican figures is el jíbaro (hillbilly) a country person from the mountainous interior    #is an idealized folk hero common in island literature and the arts. the jíbaro continues to fascinate artists of various disciplines    #and the term is used on a daily basis as a sign of affection but occasionally as an insult.”    

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a puerto rican fairy tale (requested by ).

examples: la princesa vano (the arrogant princess), los tres hermanos y las cosas maravillosas (the three brothers and the marvelous things), el pájaro de siete colores (the bird of seven colors)

ghosts and the devil abound in puerto rican fairy tales…the ever-blundering juan bobo [is] puerto rico’s most celebrated old character [e.g. juan bobo va al trabajo (juan bobo goes to work)].

fairy tales from puerto rico are a mix of taíno, west african, and spanish. there are literally thousands of fairy tales (many of them variations of different myths) today in the rural areas. the fairy tales known from cities, such as san juan, that were spanish settlements have a more spanish/european influence [e.g. la hija del leñador y el león (the woodsman’s daughter and the lion, a beauty and the beast variant)].

the taíno passed their legends down orally…stories from [africans in puerto rico] reflected their struggles and attempts to be free…santería played an important role in puerto rican folklore.

post 873 of an infinity-part series

#”the taíno tribe-people the spaniards and the black slaves imported from africa all contributed to the folklore heritage of puerto rico.”    #”the fairy tales of puerto rico reflect the culture of the people who have lived or influenced the lifestyle of those people living there:    #the tainos the spaniards and the africans…taino stories which would be the only authentic and pure expression of pre-columbian natives    #of puerto rico are non-existent. it is believed that the tainos were arawaks who migrated northward from south america and had been    #living in boriquen for nearly 1000 years when the spaniards arrived…with the rapid extinction of the tainos and as the spanish    #colonization of puerto rico continued black and white slaves were [kidnapped] to puerto rico in the late sixteenth century to provide labor.    #their legacy can be found in their music and dances. like the tainos before them they have added some words to the spanish vocabulary…    #the culture of the puerto rico of today is predominantly spanish with traces of taino indian and black influence…the tales that are told    #in puerto rico today reflect basically spanish themes with island adaptations and little taino or african participation.    #the tales in general have undergone changes in numbers names or settings which are more tropical or similar to puerto rico.”    #”many of these [taíno] legends are ghost tales about demons who roam the island after dark pursuing food or people or else protecting    #gold and loot that pirates long ago stashed away for safekeeping. much of the island’s folklore also dealt with the forces of nature    #that would descend in the form of a big blow (hurricane) decimating local crops and settlements.”    #”one of the most prominent puerto rican figures is el jíbaro (hillbilly) a country person from the mountainous interior    #is an idealized folk hero common in island literature and the arts. the jíbaro continues to fascinate artists of various disciplines    #and the term is used on a daily basis as a sign of affection but occasionally as an insult.”    

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I will not ask you for forgiveness. What I have done is unforgivable. I was so lost in hatred and revenge. I never dreamed that I could love you so much. You stole what was left of my heart. And now I’ve lost you forever.

(Source: blurrymelancholy, via droo216)



herringbones:

First of a three-part series of spreads of my take on Rapunzel set in India. The book is geared toward a younger audience so I went with younger protagonists as well! 

herringbones:

First of a three-part series of spreads of my take on Rapunzel set in India. The book is geared toward a younger audience so I went with younger protagonists as well! 


1 week ago · 21,258 notes · originally from herringbones
#rapunzel #fairy tales #art

(Source: thedisneyprincess, via droo216)



kategecko:

Snow White: A Tale of Terror | 1997



Don Bluth concept art for East of the Sun and West of the Moon (1982).



caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a turkmen fairy tale.




examples: beÿanama barada maya aýal (the camel bride), ýaryşmak between mal we gylÿal (the race between zengi baba’s cattle and duldul ata’s horses), erteki barada akpamyk (the tale of akpamyk)

the turkmens have a rich folklore tradition of epic stories, tales, and lyric poems.
music was highly valued in turkmen culture and many of the folk heroes were poets and singers, as well as soldiers…the character of ashyk aydyn pir appears in many turkmen tales, often helping the young hero attain great musicianship.
the mythic hero goerogly appears frequently [in turkmenistan’s fairy tale tradition]…a peasant hero who fought against evil and helped the poor, goerogly is used as a metaphor for an ideal man who combines elements of creativity, musicianship, courage, and goodness.
the importance of the brother-sister relationship is underscored in a number of tales…akpamyk [is] probably the best-known and best-loved of the turkmen fairy tales…the central theme of this tale is the love between the eponymous heroine and her seven brothers; it is a love that exceeds the love between a husband and wife…to serve her brothers, akpamyk had to embark on a dangerous quest to bring them back to life. undertaking this service, she provides an influential role model for young girls.

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#”a number of features mark the register of turkmen epic identifying it as a specialized language or way of speaking. the epic consists    #of many parts (saha) and each of them is an individual dastan. this unit consists of both poetry and prose…the narrative structure    #of the dastan correlates with the melodic structure: the high or low points of a particular melody correspond to the resolution of the dasta    #this is a clear example of how a traditional signal participates in conveying the meaning of an epic song.”    #”the politics of gender relations and the construction of (mainly female) identity [can be gleaned from tales told by] the women of    #turkmenistan…in contrast to the heroism and abstract political nature of the men’s [stories] turkmen women’s [stories] are about the    #unremarkable acts of daily life and importantly serve as a vehicle for expressing feelings that are otherwise silenced by a patriarchal    #society…the multiple dimensions of female sexuality [can be seen in] tales pertaining to the different cycles of women’s lives.”    #in turkmen stories ”just as the brothers are willing to give their lives for their sister she in turn risks her own for them…the service    #a turkmen girl renders her brother is rooted more in love than in duty…a young girl who marries someone from another village invariably    #misses her brother more than any other member of her family…the closeness of the brother/sister relationship probably stems at least    #in part from the strict rules that govern the relationships between men and women…another reason the brother/sister relationship is so    #strong is that historically the brother represented a woman’s best chance for retaining some link with her birth family after marriage…    #a woman’s hope for her brothers’ continual involvement in her life is expressed in some of the tales…a brother who retains contact with    #a married sister is her best hope should the need arise of protection from a cruel husband…another important relationship    #for a turkmen girl is the one she has with her brothers wife. a gelneje like a brother is frequently a focus for a young girl’s devotion.”    #”the camel is used particularly frequently as a metaphor [in turkmen fairy tales]…a maya for example is considered the finest of    #the female characters and is often used as a metaphor for a beautiful girl from a good family. it is also used as a metaphor for    #a hardworking woman (reflecting the important role played by camels in the life of nomads) or for a mother (reflecting the health-giving    #properties of it milk). the milk of the maya has taken on mythic qualities among the turkmens.    #in some old stories it is used to restore life and according to one tale the milky way was formed from the milk of the white maya.”    #”a popular legend says that when allah made the world the turkmens were the first to get a land filled with sunshine but the last    #to get any water….each turkmen tribe and clan has it own series of legends and tales that define tribal genesis and trace genealogy.”    #”local traditions history and religious practices were heavily suppressed under soviet rule and their expression was limited.”    #turkmen stories ”such as köroğlu are usually sung by itinerant bards [known as] bakshy.” 

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a turkmen fairy tale.

examples: beÿanama barada maya aýal (the camel bride), ýaryşmak between mal we gylÿal (the race between zengi baba’s cattle and duldul ata’s horses), erteki barada akpamyk (the tale of akpamyk)

the turkmens have a rich folklore tradition of epic stories, tales, and lyric poems.

music was highly valued in turkmen culture and many of the folk heroes were poets and singers, as well as soldiers…the character of ashyk aydyn pir appears in many turkmen tales, often helping the young hero attain great musicianship.

the mythic hero goerogly appears frequently [in turkmenistan’s fairy tale tradition]…a peasant hero who fought against evil and helped the poor, goerogly is used as a metaphor for an ideal man who combines elements of creativity, musicianship, courage, and goodness.

the importance of the brother-sister relationship is underscored in a number of tales…akpamyk [is] probably the best-known and best-loved of the turkmen fairy tales…the central theme of this tale is the love between the eponymous heroine and her seven brothers; it is a love that exceeds the love between a husband and wife…to serve her brothers, akpamyk had to embark on a dangerous quest to bring them back to life. undertaking this service, she provides an influential role model for young girls.

post 880 of an infinity-part series

#”a number of features mark the register of turkmen epic identifying it as a specialized language or way of speaking. the epic consists    #of many parts (saha) and each of them is an individual dastan. this unit consists of both poetry and prose…the narrative structure    #of the dastan correlates with the melodic structure: the high or low points of a particular melody correspond to the resolution of the dasta    #this is a clear example of how a traditional signal participates in conveying the meaning of an epic song.”    #”the politics of gender relations and the construction of (mainly female) identity [can be gleaned from tales told by] the women of    #turkmenistan…in contrast to the heroism and abstract political nature of the men’s [stories] turkmen women’s [stories] are about the    #unremarkable acts of daily life and importantly serve as a vehicle for expressing feelings that are otherwise silenced by a patriarchal    #society…the multiple dimensions of female sexuality [can be seen in] tales pertaining to the different cycles of women’s lives.”    #in turkmen stories ”just as the brothers are willing to give their lives for their sister she in turn risks her own for them…the service    #a turkmen girl renders her brother is rooted more in love than in duty…a young girl who marries someone from another village invariably    #misses her brother more than any other member of her family…the closeness of the brother/sister relationship probably stems at least    #in part from the strict rules that govern the relationships between men and women…another reason the brother/sister relationship is so    #strong is that historically the brother represented a woman’s best chance for retaining some link with her birth family after marriage…    #a woman’s hope for her brothers’ continual involvement in her life is expressed in some of the tales…a brother who retains contact with    #a married sister is her best hope should the need arise of protection from a cruel husband…another important relationship    #for a turkmen girl is the one she has with her brothers wife. a gelneje like a brother is frequently a focus for a young girl’s devotion.”    #”the camel is used particularly frequently as a metaphor [in turkmen fairy tales]…a maya for example is considered the finest of    #the female characters and is often used as a metaphor for a beautiful girl from a good family. it is also used as a metaphor for    #a hardworking woman (reflecting the important role played by camels in the life of nomads) or for a mother (reflecting the health-giving    #properties of it milk). the milk of the maya has taken on mythic qualities among the turkmens.    #in some old stories it is used to restore life and according to one tale the milky way was formed from the milk of the white maya.”    #”a popular legend says that when allah made the world the turkmens were the first to get a land filled with sunshine but the last    #to get any water….each turkmen tribe and clan has it own series of legends and tales that define tribal genesis and trace genealogy.”    #”local traditions history and religious practices were heavily suppressed under soviet rule and their expression was limited.”    #turkmen stories ”such as köroğlu are usually sung by itinerant bards [known as] bakshy.” 

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