fables and fairytales

Hello, friends! Please LIKE or REBLOG if you’re interested in interacting with a Bigby Wolf from Fables / The Wolf Among Us! He’s a grumpy wolf dude serving up some hobo detective realness, living his Fairytale Law & Order nightmare. Smokes too much, should probably tuck in his shirt, says bad words, but he’s got a few redeeming qualities like heightened observational skills, impressive detective instincts, a beleaguered whiskey-drowned liver,  and can turn into a giant wolf????

He’s got modern verses, historical verses, magical/fantasy verses, mundane verses, though I’d love more crime/detective things! 

My name is Mint, 21+, multiverse, plot-driven, always open to OCs and crossovers, no autoshipping, will send you way too many memes, toss me all your lady muses, etc. I look forward to meeting all of you!

Artwork Asks
  • Mona Lisa: Do you like to look neat and orderly? How long does it take for you to get ready for the day?
  • Starry Night: Do you enjoy watching the sky and daydreaming?
  • The Scream: How easy/hard is it for someone to startle or make you lose focus?
  • The Persistence of Memory: Do some people consider you to be a weird or strange person?
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring: Do you like to wear jewelry? What are your favorite pieces of jewelry and approximately how much are they worth?
  • The Last Supper: Are you religious at all?
  • Guernica: Is the world "Black and White" to you?
  • American Gothic: Would you like to lead a simple and happy life? Or do you prefer adventure?
  • The Creation of Adam: What is your favorite story from Mythology? Do you have any favorite Fables or Fairytales?
  • The Birth of Venus: Do you like to be in the spotlight?
  • David: Are you the bold type? Do want your ideas and thoughts to be heard all around the world?
  • A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte: Do you take time out of your day to kick back and relax? Where can people find you if so?
  • No. 5, 1948: Do you tend to break away from traditions and cultural norms? Are you the rebellious type?
  • Pietà: Name something that tugs at your heartstrings.
  • Venus De Milo: Do you believe that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter what they've been through in the past?
  • The Thinker: Do you often find yourself getting lost in thought? What is it usually about?
  • The Great Wave off Kanagawa: Do you like the Ocean?
  • Water Lily Pond: What are your favorite flowers?
  • Capitoline Wolf: What is your relationship with animals? Do you like them? What is your favorite animal?
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace: Do you strive to meet your goals and never give up on them?
  • Nighthawks: Are you a night owl or a early bird?
  • Lady with an Ermine: Do you have any pets? Would you like to have pets? If so, what would your dream pet be?
  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog: Do you tend to get lost easily?
  • Napoleon Crossing the Alps: Are you a brave and daring individual? Would you fight for freedom if you had to?
  • The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp: Do you value your ability to get an education?
  • Christina's World: Is there anything you long for?
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware: Do you want to make an impact on this world? What do you want to be remembered for?

Some early character sketches for Nastenka, the older stepsister, and the Beast. Part of my beauty and the beast redid design project for school- this is based in old Russia and is called, “The Scarlet Flower”.

Fairytales, with their flatness of language and simplicity of structure, can give writers access to storytelling modes often ignored by mainstream literature. In the English-speaking world at least, the literary landscape is largely divided into literary realism and ‘world-building’ genre fiction. In the former, even slight deviation from our culture’s narrow conception of reality is frowned upon. In the latter, all sorts of impossible things can happen, but only if there’re clear and consistent rules. Fairytales and fables offer a third way: a mysterious overgrown path into the unknown forest where stories can operate outside of real or invented rules. We don’t worry about the realistic motivations of the evil dwarf’s curse nor the backstory of the talking fox. It happened once upon a time, and that’s enough to know.
—  Kate Bernheimer (The Guardian, 2016)

Fables and Fairytales :

T H E  L I T T L E  M E R M A I D 

“Then your tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what the people on earth call a pair of shapely legs. But it will hurt; it will feel as if a sharp sword slashed through you. Everyone who sees you will say that you are the most graceful human being they have ever laid eyes on, for you will keep your gliding movement and no dancer will be able to tread as lightly as you. But every step you take will feel as if you were treading upon knife blades so sharp that blood must flow. I am willing to help you, but are you willing to suffer all this?“

"Yes,” the little mermaid said in a trembling voice, as she thought of the Prince and of gaining a human soul.”  - Hans Christian Anderson 


Games to Play During Hiatus » THE WOLF AMONG US

Recently I’ve been trying to branch out and play some non Nancy Drew games while we “wait patiently” for Midnight in Salem. I’ve decided to compile a list for Nancy Drew players (who haven’t played many other games) to reference.

Plot: Set in 1986, The Wolf Among Us is a prequel to Bill Willingham’s comic book series Fables. You don’t need to have read the comics before you play the game. Bigby Wolf (previously known as The Big Bad Wolf) is the sheriff of Fabletown, a clandestine community located within Manhattan. Characters (known as Fables) from various fairytales, myths, and folklore reside in Fabletown, and are disguised from non-Fables (Mundanes or Mundies). In addition to The Big Bad Wolf, you’ll see appearances from other familiar faces like Snow White, Ichabod Crane, Beauty and the Beast, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and even a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz.

Gameplay: The Wolf Among Us is an episodic adventure game. Throughout the game, you will interact with various objects and characters, and the choices you make will influence the rest of the story. This game takes the fairytale characters you know and love and drops them in dark and seedy 1980’s New York City. The Wolf Among Us has this gorgeous neon aesthetic and amazing music and the casting for the voice actors was done really well. Be warned though, this game contains nudity and A LOT of swearing. This game is available on nearly every platform, including IOS and Android so just about anyone can play it.

Game Tip: For me the best part of the game was The Book of Fables, an in game encyclopedia with character backstories and biographies. Entries are unlocked throughout the game and describe the character’s past lives in The Homelands and their new lives in Fabletown. Reading the entries as you play the game is a great way to immerse yourself even further into the story.

Play this if you enjoy: Curse of Blackmoor Manor, The Captive Curse, The Haunting of Castle Malloy, and fairytale modernizations like Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, and Grimm.


Fables and Fairytales :

M U L A N    /    T H E  B A L L A D O F M U L A N 

“All of us show many faces to the world. No one shows her true face all of the time. To do that would be dangerous, for what is seen can also be known.”  - Cameron Dokey 

“The ocean hides the oyster.
The oyster hides a pearl.
Bright armor and heavy helmet
Hid China’s bravest girl.”  - Charlie Chin

Hell-o everyone, I have a story about my English class. Over the last week we were writing fairytales, fables, and/or parables and my creative and impressionable mind of course thought “NINJA FAIRYTALE” because of, you know, Naruto. So I wrote this really weird fairytale about three ninja who go to save a princess but they weren’t saving her for the king’s sake, they were actually gonna take her back to their village. Blah blah blah, it was pretty shitty and I didn’t like it but I thought I would hand it in because I’m a senior and I only have two days left. Then I remember my teacher said something about reading our stories aloud and me and my anxiety laughed loudly and started nervously sweating. English is eighth period, I rewrote the entire fairytale in fifth, sixth, and seventh period. Whether it was better than the original or not is up for debate but I halfway incorporated Kushina and Minato’s red hair of fate story into it though a poor job of doing so. Anyway! If you read my coffee-enhanced ADHD rambling than I applaud you and apologize for the amount of time you wasted. GOODBYE!

Originally posted by zdf


Fables and Fairytales :

       A L I C E   IN   W O N D E R L A N D

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,“ Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”  - Lewis Carroll 

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aqhrodites  asked:

Another show recommendation aside from American Gods, is Over The Garden Wall. It's cute and not that long and has that autumn feel to it. You'll probably like it if you like fairytale/fable-like shows (I watched it around halloween time so that's the ambience i get from it)

ooo is that that one show on cartoon network? i think ive vaguely heard of it

anonymous asked:

Okay but Alexander reading to baby Q. She especially like Klingon fables/fairytales.

yes!! of course Q worries that klingon stories might not be sophisticated enough for his little girl. “they’re all just about fighting and bloodshed, so brutal!!” Picard tells him that earth fairytales are much the same, actually. he shows Q some classic grimm brothers fairytales and Q’s all “smh i knew you people were still savage. who reads stories like that to their kids??

Alexander and baby Q are totally unaware of the whole debate of course. they’re just having a grand old time. sometimes Worf even joins them.