Historical fiction at its best — The Brothers Grimm meets The Thirteenth Tale. I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told . . . And so begins Elise Dalriss’s story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel’s tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked.
I don't know why but I find this part so hilarious. I feel like OUAT never addresses the fact that some of these characters get spontaneously thrown into the modern world with electricity and such without understanding what it is often enough.
Fairytales are told to make us believe in happy endings, whirlwind romances, and magical moments. Truth is, there is no fairy godmother to make your wishes come true, no sparkly unicorns (sadly), and no prince charming for everybody. Illustrator Rachel Wise gives us some very realistic posters about how fairy tales really blend with the […]
photo: Katherina PlotnikovaI made the most wonderful discovery yesterday: Faerie Magazine. Have you heard of it? It reminds me a lot of my other favorite read in that it is sharp, smart, and incredibly beautiful to read.
Slavic culture is immense and sometimes contradictory world of folklore, with a large number of linear and horizontal plots, characters, who are strange and paradoxical in their actions, with dual morality, which can be totally lost at some point. Artist and photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina from St. Petersburg, Russia revamps the image of Russia's best-loved fairy-tale characters and symbols of Russian culture through her photo project, called RUSS LAND.
The photos here incorporate both Jack and the Beanstalk with an added twist of modern-day consumerism. It is almost as if the artist is portraying a post "happily ever after" story, while at the same time, taking a jab at the consumerism and deterioration of the world today.