Dang it Pia hi anon that asked about wikia. I sent that before I'd finished GT and now I'm ch 9 of COFT and only now has it really truly hit me how much work it would be. Like you bring so many different kinds of mythologies in! And the little backstories that you drop are incredible. Don't get me wrong, I'm still *very* determined to see this wikia through and I'll update you when I have something sizeable to show, but man this is going to be a challenge. I really love mythology though1/2
and I’m Filipino and I’ve never even heard of tigbalan or the aswang
before this and it’s so interesting! I’ve read mostly Greek myth and a
few myths/fables here and there from other cultures and I never knew
where to start with others so reading your series has actually been
like, a really educational experience for me? And that’s actually why I
want to do this wikia. It’s like my note taking guide you know? And
also, your vocabulary! I’m really learning so much. I love it. Thank
Okay firstly, like, the Philippines has amazing folklore and it’s so crappy that a lot of folks don’t know that because of the Eurocentrism of folklore in general (even my work is really Eurocentric, but I try and step away from just ‘oh wait another pixie’ every now and then - finding the line between ‘can I use this in a fictional story and be respectful’ and ‘but I don’t want to only write about the world’s Eurocentric fae’ is tricky, and I’m sure I don’t always get it right, but I like to try). So I’m gonna hook you up with some links because omg, man, the most amazing creatures and beings exist in Filipino folklore, which is often a mix of Malay, Christian and Indigenous narratives, depending on where you’re looking.
So here’s a gateway page on mythological creatures (the kinara I love reading about but I’ve never written about them), and here’s another on overall mythology and cosmology, including information about deities. I kind of wish they taught this stuff in schools. Like, I live in Australia, and I would have really enjoyed learning more about local Indigenous lore (that which is sanctioned as being okay for outsiders to learn about, because there’s a lot that’s not, which is completely understandable). Instead, y’know, we get taught way more about Greek myths - or Celtic ‘faeries.’ And that’s all well and good, but the world is a far richer place.
The wikia would be intense, but I’m sure other people would also help and contribute? Hell, depending on where I’m at with writing, even I might, lol.
And there are so many different types of mythology, folklore, cosmology etc. It’s humbling and amazing. I’m so so glad you enjoy that side of things too, omg. So glad. <3 I hope you’re doing well!
I’m bored and anxious soooo!!
I wanna do the handwriting tag thing!!
If you want to see that, like this!! 10 likes and I’ll do it!!
And if you’d like me to write you something additional, send me an ask!!
(This is what the tag entails:
2) Blog URL
3) Blog Name
4) Favourite Colour
6) WRITE SOMETHING IN ALL CAPS
7) Favourite Band
8) Favourite Number
9) Favourite Drink)
Tomorrow is gonna be the last day for the daily doodles and then come DLC day you get my pretty painting that’s been waiting to be shown! After that my blog might go quiet for a bit, take a break, work on commissions entirely and launch out my shop soon!
I’ve got lots of plans to sell merchandise on my Storenvy and thanks to the wonderful help I’m receiving from a certain king it should be sooner than later! Buttons, Charms, my own prints ( so i don’t have to rely on redbubble anymore) and a bunch of other stuff I’ll be working on hands on myself will be available there!!
With the doodles completion soon as well, I’ve decided to create a Zine out of them, so keep an eye out for my pre-order announcement as stock will be very limited!
first of all, thank you so much for sticking with me!
second, i thought i should make it a thing when i do something extra™ and jaehyun or nct relatedwhenever i gain a thousand followers (well at least i hope i’ll keep gaining followers lol). maybe do a giveaway (that’s like the most basic thing but you might like it idk), or maybe do a dance cover in public, or dress up as nct for a day, or recreate some nct photos
i know me doing weird shit will have only like 15 notes but i still really wanna do it so please tell me what you think and please give me suggestions on what should i do when i hit 4K
I just want to feel like I’m not broken.
I put my heart in my sleeve and loved with everything I had.
If that’s the last thing I did.
If that’s the last thing you remember of me then I fulfilled my purpose.