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I like hearing myself talk.  It is one of my greatest pleasures.  I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
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Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

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In celebration of Pride Month, I would like to share with you all the first picture of an upcoming project I’m working. “Of Light and Darkness” (tentative title) is the classic fairy-tale story, in a far away kingdom full of magic, enchanting forests, dragons, forces of evil, and a handsome young prince who ’s going on a journey to save his kingdom, discovering the power of true love, and eventually gets the… other prince!

I’m an illustrator and photographer, who simply got tired of waiting for the big-shot studios to make my dreams come true, and decided to do it myself! “Of Light and Darkness” is what I wanted to see in theatres as a kid, and hopefully in the near future, the next generation will be able to experience it in all its glory, and learn about acceptance, judgement, darkness and Light.

Please join my page David Kawena, spread the word around and support this upcoming project, by sharing it with everyone you know. We need your support to make it happen!

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH EVERYONE!
- David K.

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The Crown Prince of Arendelle

Yet another fanart set of Frostbitten by arialenelove. Actually, Henrik has blonde hair like Elsa’s based on the story, but in these pics it’s looks a bit different caused by the moonlight. The other difference is that Jack doesn’t normally wear his regal uniform according to the story (which is not looks like this one as well), but I’m completely happy making regal uniformed Jack edits so much :3 

A VERY HUGE thanks to the awesome egipciaca for amazingly beautiful transparent Elsa magic

  • What Captive Prince is: A story about redemption and forgiveness. Putting history into perspective. Putting your own story into perspective. Suffering. Surviving. Sacrifices. Hurting others the way you've been hurt. Realizing you're human. Realizing the things you hate are human. Loyalty. Choices. Grey areas. Politics. Necessities. Growing up happy. Growing up too soon. Truths. Lies. Fate. Learning what you want. Learning how much you're willing to give up.
  • What Captive Prince is not: Lol rape how sexy is that

AUTHOR OF THE DAY:

Oscar Wilde

Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Irish writer Oscar Wilde is best known for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the play The Importance of Being Earnest.

Wilde was a bright and bookish child. Upon graduating from Oxford, Wilde moved to London to live with his friend, Frank Miles, a popular portraitist among London’s high society. There, he continued to focus on writing poetry, publishing his first collection, Poems, in 1881. While the book received only modest critical praise, it nevertheless established Wilde as an up-and-coming writer. 

Beginning in 1888, while he was still serving as editor of Lady’s World, Wilde entered a seven-year period of furious creativity, during which he produced nearly all of his great literary works. In 1888, seven years after he wrote Poems, Wilde published The Happy Prince and Other Tales, a collection of children’s stories. In 1891, he published Intentions, an essay collection arguing the tenets of aestheticism, and that same year, he published his first and only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Around the same time that he was enjoying his greatest literary success, Wilde commenced an affair with a young man named Lord Alfred Douglas. On February 18, 1895, Douglas’s father, the Marquis of Queensberry, who had gotten wind of the affair, left a calling card at Wilde’s home addressed to “Oscar Wilde: Posing Somdomite,” a misspelling of sodomite. Although Wilde’s homosexuality was something of an open secret, he was so outraged by Queensberry’s note that he sued him for libel. The decision ruined his life.

When the trial began in March, Queensberry and his lawyers presented evidence of Wilde’s homosexuality—homoerotic passages from his literary works, as well as his love letters to Douglas—that quickly resulted in the dismissal of Wilde’s libel case and his arrest on charges of “gross indecency.” Wilde was convicted on May 25, 1895 and sentenced to two years in prison.

Wilde emerged from prison in 1897, physically depleted, emotionally exhausted and flat broke. He went into exile in France, where, living in cheap hotels and friends’ apartments, he briefly reunited with Douglas. Wilde wrote very little during these last years; his only notable work was a poem he completed in 1898 about his experiences in prison, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.”

Wilde died of meningitis on November 30, 1900 at the age of 46.

(via Biography)

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