anonymous asked:

Okay, so I'm kinda new to the fandom and shipping drarry, so what would you say are the fics that everyone must read? I've read turn and chaos theory already, and I loved both of them, but the number of fics out there is kinda overwhelming so I'd appreciate help with knowing where to start? Thank you so much and I love your blog!!

I have a little secret project I’m working on that will DEFINITELY help you out with this, but until then, I can give you a couple of my favs!
(I cannot link, I am on mobile, REGRET, but I am including author so you can google & find it p easily)
- Yours is the Earth (Hold On, Hold On) by chickenlivesinpumpkin
- Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill
- literally ANYTHING by Sara’s Girl
- Eclipse by Mijan
- Humbug (A Christmas Tale) by Snegurochka
- Here’s the pencil, make it work by ignatiustrout

More to come!


Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

50 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1952
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya

“The Snow Maiden is based on the Slavic-pagan play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (itself largely based on traditional folk tales). Music from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden is used, arranged for the film by L. Shvarts.

Snegurochka––The Snow Maiden––is the daughter of Spring the Beauty (Весна-Красна) and Ded Moroz (Father Frost), and yearns for the companionship of mortal humans. She grows to like a shepherd named Lel, but her heart is unable to know love, not helped by the fact that Lel claims to love her one moment and abandons her the next. Her mother takes pity and gives her the ability to love, but as soon as she falls in love, her heart warms and she melts, happy to have known love.”


The Snow Maiden is available on YouTube with English subtitles.

New Year is a much bigger thing in Russia than Christmas, so it was only fair to make a NY special inspired by Russian festive postcards. Hoping to finish some NY-themed strips for the Patreon folk too, but as I’m currently back in Latvia and struggling with my portable equipment (making this was quite an adventure), that might have to wait.

Anyway, this year’s been tough for a lot of us, so here’s to 2017 being a little less disastrous so we can keep inflicting misery on D&W cast instead. To all of you who’s been reading, commenting, sharing, buying our merch and supporting us on Patreon, I can’t express how grateful we are! Thank you for keeping us going and making D&W happen. Special thanks to all of our Twitch stream regulars who’s been turning up week after week to make sure I get some work done. You people got me through some tough times and I can only hope we’ll keep doing this in 2017.  Happy New Year! 



animated gals - Snegurochka
Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

Soviet Union
Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya 

filed under: Soviet Union, 1950s, supernatural


A bit of Soviet animation in the blog: this is Snegurochka from The Snow Maiden, 1952 (directed by I. Ivanov-Vano)

The Snow Maiden is based on the traditional Russian tale about a girl made of  snow, who tried to live among normal people. The tale ends unhappily: Snegurochka melts from warmth of a fire (or love, in different versions). 

Snegurochka (rus. Снегурочка, derived from “Snow Maiden”, also known as Snegurka, Snezjevichka) — one of the most well-known characters from russian folklore, a girl made from snow. It is likely that the image of Snegurochka was originally associated with the seasons cycle and the processes of nature’s death/resurrection (analogically with Kupala and Kostroma), but later the character has transformed from mythological to entirely folkloristic. According to the story, Snezjevichka was made as a snowman and then animated and transformed into a real living girl. She doesn’t lose any properties of the snow, though, therefore any heat, fire, or even sunlight (in some variations) are fatal to Snegurochka.
Much later the folklore image of Snegurochka has been reinterpreted in plays, operas, cinematograph. As a result, from the late XIXs  — early XXs she has been inevitably associated with the celebration of the New Year and depicted as a constant companion (and, surprise-mothefuckers, granddaughter) of a Ded Moroz.