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"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:

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! 


7 hours ago · 21,021 notes · originally from herringbones
#rapunzel #fairy tales #art

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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.

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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.” 

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a chadian fairy tale.




examples: nidjema l’orphelin (nidjema the orphan), le mouton et la chèvre et le chien (the sheep, the goat, and the dog), matel et l’alligator (matel and the alligator)

chadians enjoy telling stories and passing them down from generation to generation…chadian literature has suffered greatly from the turmoil which has engulfed the country, economical and political. as with many cultures, literature in chad began with fairy tales and legends…the various ethnic cultures have their own traditions of oral literature, including narratives, epics, and ritual drama.

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a chadian fairy tale.

examples: nidjema l’orphelin (nidjema the orphan), le mouton et la chèvre et le chien (the sheep, the goat, and the dog), matel et l’alligator (matel and the alligator)

chadians enjoy telling stories and passing them down from generation to generation…chadian literature has suffered greatly from the turmoil which has engulfed the country, economical and political. as with many cultures, literature in chad began with fairy tales and legends…the various ethnic cultures have their own traditions of oral literature, including narratives, epics, and ritual drama.

post 878 of an infinity-part series

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1 week ago · 199 notes · originally from jacquesdemys
#peau d'âne #donkeyskin #fairy tales #movies

a list of favorite fairytale adaptations:Дикие лебеди/Metsluiged (The Wild Swans), Soviet Union, 1987

a list of favorite fairytale adaptations:
Дикие лебеди/Metsluiged (The Wild Swans), Soviet Union, 1987



FAVORITE MOVIES | Ever After (1998)

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1 week ago · 7,664 notes · originally from beyoffce
#ever after #movies #fairy tales #cinderella

 ”Magic mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?”  


1 week ago · 185 notes · originally from ethelreds
#mirror mirror #snow white #fairy tales #movies

WILDWOOD DANCING FANCAST

Jenica - Alexis Bledel

Tatiana - Kaya Scoledario

Sorrow - Nicholas Hoult

Iulia, Paula and Stela - Isabelle Furhman, Georgie Henley and Florrie Betts

Cezar and Costi - Stanislav Ianevski and Jackson Rathbone

Five sisters visit a magic kingdom every full moon when a magic portal opens up for them within their bedroom. They dance and enjoy all the wonders of this other realm but danger can lurk alongside their laughter.

(Based on the novel by Juliet Marillier)

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"If a man has to say trust me, Gogu conveyed, it’s a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you know without words."

— Juliet Marillier, Wildwood Dancing (via quoted-books)

caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a kuwaiti fairy tale.

examples: الأمراء سبعة وزوجاتهم (the seven princes and their brides), الوحش الأغنام (the monster sheep), اضطهاد البطلة (uma smaika, a cinderella variant)

fairy tales are an important aspect of human heritage…most [kuwaiti fairy] tales are usually based on fabricated superstitious characters that became later famous kuwaiti fairy tales such as tantal, hmarat al-qaila, al-suluwa, and kharoof msalsal.kuwait too has its share of scary characters…the most famous of all [is] tantal. tantal is the story of a huge, tall man who appears only in the dark after sunset and haunts the children…another fictitious character that is used to frighten the children was the wolf or wawi.another popular character [in] kuwaiti heritage [is] the noon donkey, hmarat al-qaila, supposedly a scary donkey monster with the head of donkey but trapped in a woman’s body.
another one is al-suluwa, who is a scary, ugly woman…the history of this story says that this character resulted from a marriage between a human being and a jinn. umm al-saaf wal leef is also a scary witch, known to kidnap all the disobedient children.

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caterinasforzas:

what to wear when…in a kuwaiti fairy tale.

examples: الأمراء سبعة وزوجاتهم (the seven princes and their brides), الوحش الأغنام (the monster sheep), اضطهاد البطلة (uma smaika, a cinderella variant)

fairy tales are an important aspect of human heritage…most [kuwaiti fairy] tales are usually based on fabricated superstitious characters that became later famous kuwaiti fairy tales such as tantal, hmarat al-qaila, al-suluwa, and kharoof msalsal.

kuwait too has its share of scary characters…the most famous of all [is] tantal. tantal is the story of a huge, tall man who appears only in the dark after sunset and haunts the children…another fictitious character that is used to frighten the children was the wolf or wawi.

another popular character [in] kuwaiti heritage [is] the noon donkey, hmarat al-qaila, supposedly a scary donkey monster with the head of donkey but trapped in a woman’s body.

another one is al-suluwa, who is a scary, ugly woman…the history of this story says that this character resulted from a marriage between a human being and a jinn. umm al-saaf wal leef is also a scary witch, known to kidnap all the disobedient children.

post 876 of an infinity-part series

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djevojka:

The Little Mermaid illustrated by Sulamith Wulfing  (1953)