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We Live In Dreams And Trees [04 Aug 2009|07:09pm]


I made this community last week, after being granted permission to advertise it I am hoping some of you might like to have a look at the info and perhaps join! :)

I am looking for two moderators also! First come first serve!


Note from the Moderator. [19 May 2009|01:48am]

[ mood | annoyed ]

Being the twenty-something fogey I am, I am now having to revisit these communities I built in my teens to engage in an epic battle of good vs. evil. Read: epic battle of person vs. bot.

In an effort to curb the influx of spam in my communities (thanks new management, a fine job you're doing) membership in all of my communties is now moderated. Requests for membership will be evaluated based on a simple review of your journal. I will only reject membership if I suspect a bot (i.e. few friends, many communities, recent journal).

If you feel I have made this judgment in error, you may feel free to appeal but may not receive the answer you want. I am in the habit of reporting blatantly obvious bots and spam monkies, so retaliation won't get you far. Sorry.

This information will be posted in the userinfo for further reference. Feel free to post your questions and concerns, I will try my best to address them. But please understand that I'm old now and have seen more invested days.

Cross-posted like a mother. I reckon I'm spamming myself then.

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Native America Fae? [27 Feb 2009|07:35pm]

Anyone have recommendations for books with or about native american fae?



[06 Jan 2009|12:26am]

Hey all! Two of my comic stories have been completed! The Serpent in the Belly, Drawn by Jason Thompson:

And Wicked Temple, drawn by Konstantin Pogorelov:

They will be released in a full color volume along with two other stories in "The Legend of Bold Riley Book 1: The Dusty Road" But for now the Black and White roughs can be read in their entirety at www.boldriley.com

I hope you'll give it a look!

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The legend of Bold Riley [03 Nov 2008|10:27pm]


Hey guys! We've finally debuted www.boldriley.com. There are currently five adventures updating by myself and four talented others. If you like fantasy, fairy tale themes and lesbians then I hope you'll come by and have a read!

The above image is a promotional postcard I made to advertise the website for the 08/09 convention season and the Bold Riley story, Wicked Temple which we released in print and the Alternative Press Expo that was held just this past weekend in San Francisco.

Let me know what you think and thanks for reading!


[07 Sep 2008|11:30am]

8 fairytale icons
1 user info banner
feel free to ask which fairytales they are from if you are curious
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Gods and Monsters-an art book by David Gough [25 Aug 2008|08:30pm]

[ mood | pleased ]

A collection of works spanning the last five years-reproduced in 33 stunning plates now available...


We are so very proud to introduce the first official book featuring my art, printed under my own Darq Matter publishing imprint.
Comprising Artwork spanning 2003 to present day-Gods and Monsters, is a chimerical odyssey through the nether worlds and personal demons of my subterranean imaginings.

This 40 page full color, soft cover 7" x 7" book, consists of 33 plates of my best works, including both my most recognizable and some more obscure art. A limited edition of 500 has been individually signed by myself, and is available to order now from my website only, for just $25 including shipping and handling within the US...Order your copy now!

Please spread the word wherever you can. The more successful this book becomes, the quicker I can start working on Volume Two! Also, please have a look at my new and improved website.


Thanks and I hope you enjoy my art.


Greetings + Dragon Rider [05 May 2008|02:26pm]

[ mood | calm ]

Hiya :o)

Although it's been a while I'm watching, this is my first post to the community...
My name is Jessica, I'm a fairytale lover & amateur artist (drawing & painting, photography, singing...).

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A Collaborative Story Telling Experiment [14 Apr 2008|01:01am]

[ mood | tired ]


hi - i'm new here but thought this was relevant to this community out of love of fairy tales.

i am posting today because my friend and i are doing a group project for a class which involves putting together a blog for a collaborative retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. we have taken the grimm brother's text and added to it together, and then posted it to our new blog. now we are hoping people will take our text, change it, add to it, etc., and post a new version of the story as the next blog entry.

we're working on the premise that this kind of storytelling allows new voices to come through old texts, and are interested in exploring what can come out of a collaborative effort like this. so we would really like if you would check it out and contribute! the blog is openrumpy.blogspot.com, and instructions for posting are on the site. the whole thing should be finished by monday morning, so take a look and add your voice! please also send us comments or constructive criticism - we want to make this as good as it can be.

i hope this is OK to post here - please remove if it's not. thanks!

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New Dryad work [10 Apr 2008|09:58am]


Begun originally in August of 2007, this surreal painting went through about five incarnations, before it evolved into the piece you see here.

The word 'mind' evokes something which is an attentive supervisor, or a nanny for our impulses, and I wanted to explore the state then, of being absent minded-that which becomes detached and seperate from the process of thinking-symbolised here by a fragile egg, taking flight from a rooted muse.

Called 'Nature of the Fragile Mind', I feel this is one of my strongest works, and you can bid on it by clicking the picture below:


Jewish Psychopomps [29 Mar 2008|04:39pm]

One of the great religious cliches of the Christian tradition is the image of St. Peter waiting at the gates of heaven to direct the soul of the dead to the appropriate final destination. But how many of us know St. Peter is just the Christian version of an almost universal folkloric/mythic tradition, the psychopomp?....[to read the entire article, go to Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism,  http://www.ejmmm2007.blogspot.com


170 Fairy Tale Icons [28 Mar 2008|09:50am]

The other day, I posted 90 fairy tale illustration icons as the first set to a MASSIVE Fairy Tale icon post. That would be this one. ;D

What follows are 170 icons from beautiful stock photos of EVERY SINGLE FAIRY TALE you can probably imagine! ;D Enjoy~

- credit is not required - but if you're feeling awesome, credit to nomnomicons would be fabulous!
- please leave comments if taking - comments are candy - everyone loves candy! :D

( In a faraway castle... )

crossposted a wee bit~


90 Fairy Tale Illustration Icons [26 Mar 2008|11:52am]

What follows is a set of 90 fairy tale illustration icons~ :) These are lovely, whimsical offerings to compliment the burgeoning spring~ Enjoy!

- credit is not required - but if you're feeling awesome, credit to nomnomicons would be fabulous!
- please leave comments if taking - comments are candy - everyone loves candy! :D

( Once upon a time... )

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Changeling? [01 Mar 2008|06:05am]

Are there any Changeling: the Lost fans here?

I've got the core book, but have not had the chance to play it yet. It is a beautiful book and worth reading just for the great writing. I like it a lot better than Changeling: the Dreaming. Hopefully White Wolf will release some Lost fiction one of these days.

There is a free Demo that you can download if you want to check it out.


[06 Dec 2007|09:09pm]

Thought I'd share this with everyone. It's a fanart club on deviantart for those who support any pairings in Alice In Wonderland.



Ressurection-The loving dead [06 Sep 2007|10:42am]

Here's a peice for Halloween, this piece began life two years ago with quite a different premise,but at the time I wasn't happy with the sketch, whereupon its nestled dormant ever since.

As I was putting my sketchbook together,I decided it would be quite a nice piece to revive (pun intended, I've always been fascinated by the dynamics of Frankensteins Bride-add a romantic hook along with the obvious psychosexual implications in tow, and we have the theme for one of my classic 'Victorian Gothic's'

Acrylic painted on 12" x 16" board, starting at $20 with a $250 bin, its available for seven days....


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Looking for suggestions... [26 Aug 2007|05:24pm]

I'm looking for (preferably fiction) books either about Germanic (also Norse/Teutonic) mythology.  My preference would be something like what Edith Pattou did in Fire Arrow and the rest of that series with Celtic myth, as I love reading that sort of thing.  Books about how said mythology relates to other religions/mythos and or in history would work too. 

I'm reading whatever book I choose for my German mythology class for a book report this semester, so if anyone has any suggestions, they'd be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks in advance!


Fairy tale matchbox [26 Jul 2007|09:35pm]

I joined an altered fairy tale matchbox swap a few weeks ago. It was really fun decorating a matchbox and filling it up with a fairy tale themed. I made a Little Mermaid (Hans Christian Anderson version) matchbox.

There's a Fairy Tale Matchbox Part 2. All you have to do is:
  1. Decorate and fill a small (32 count) Matchbox based on YOUR favorite fairy tale.

  2. Write a small note telling your partner what your favorite fairy tale is, and what you really like about that specific story.

The last day to sign up is July 30th.

Since I had a lot of fun doing the first one, I thought there might me others in this community that would be interested in joining the current one.

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Two Snow White drawings [10 Jul 2007|01:09pm]

I'm having trouble deciding which would be a better picture to illustrate an altered version of Snow White I just wrote.
(it's for a writing swap!)

The title of the piece: Snow White and the Hey, Just because You're 6'3" doesn't mean I'm a Dwarf Guys

Here's a story summery: Snow White has gone crazy and spends her days in an insane asylum/rehabilitation center whiting her skin even more and trying to sweep the floor. The evil queen is her twin sister who is prom queen. She's the modern princess... tan, blond, whole family is rich...  Snow White is conviced the evil queen is plotting to take her life when her sister is really trying to visit her sister. The dwarfs in the story are working to make Snow White feel better. Snow White keeps calling them dwarfs, but she's actually really tall (6'3"). It's a silly fun story.

here is the first picture... it's rather silly :D
Here's a couple excerpts:


Thanks, in advance!


Fanfic [22 Jun 2007|04:30pm]

Title: The One That Lived
Author: Vixen
Word Count: 1014

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