hans anderson's fairy tales

23.07.16 Its been two days too long since I uploaded a picture but because it’s the summer holidays I’m not doing any proper studying! This is a sneak peek to the stationery haul I’m doing next week! Coming up is a driving test masterpost as well! My mum and I have been cutting back some bushes at the front of my house and I want to put them in my flower press. Also, I bought this books of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales from a charity shop and it has “Christmas 1953” written on the inside.

Fairy Tale Meme: 

9 Heroines - [Eliza from The Wild Swans]

Then Eliza went down the slope from the shore, and hid herself behind the bushes. The swans alighted quite close to her and flapped their great white wings. As soon as the sun had disappeared under the water, the feathers of the swans fell off, and eleven beautiful princes, Eliza’s brothers, stood near her. She uttered a loud cry, for, although they were very much changed, she knew them immediately.


Go to the source…Observations

40 days past March 8th is Easter.

So, this year we will observe Easter.

Lent / Ash Wednesday
Sherlock: 243 types of tobacco ash. Deleted!
Sherlock TSoT: I know ash!
Creepy Guy SiB: I know human ash.

ACD: Holmes monograph on the subject of tobacco ash, first mentioned in A Study in Scarlet. Used to solve The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear (arguably the 40th story).

Observe animal behavior…

BBC Sherlock: Sherlock experiments on John in HoB by using idea of an animal that attacks in the lab, and Eurus makes remarks about experimenting on them in TFP. She also calls them pack animals, which could have two connotations: pack animals like wolves or pack animals like elephants. Mycroft refers to them as lab rats. Sherlock and John discuss murderous zoo animal in TLD. Murderous Mary elephant is placed on thelostspecial.com site. The Veiled Lodger has this attack animal concept, and is chronologically the 40th story.

Observe women…

The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH for short), a scion of The Baker Street Irregulars, which was founded by female fans, because BSI did not allow women membership.
“We must certainly lose to them.” -TAB Mycroft (Who Sherlock gives 2 years, 11 months, and 4 days to live at the end of the bet. Oct 2018 from TAB release date?)

Observe the spirit…

Love /AMMO/, Faith (Culverton), Charity? The greatest of these is love, if Sherlock is a resurrection figure. And to have John. Originally, Mary meant love (Egyptian), then sea (Maria or Stella Maris connects it to Venus), then bitterness or wished-for child (Biblical).

Observe scripture…

Genesis has a creation story that is partially covered in the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Garden Of Paradise. This story also features the East Wind, North Wind, a fairy, water-phobia/a very wet Prince, talk of forests (we know part of Sherlock was filmed in a forest), angels, apples, panes of glass, mirrors, weeping tears of blood, what constitutes sin (desire itself or acting on it), defying death, and the Arctic (Sherlock North).

Matthew 13: 9-16 Jesus and the disciples discuss using parables to teach, but people that do not perceive what they should.

Observe Moriarty:

Is he not the celebrated author of The Dynamics of an Asteroid, a book which ascends to such rarefied heights of pure mathematics that it is said that there was no man in the scientific press capable of criticizing it?

— Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear

This topic had been covered by *Newcomb about 20 years before, and it may have been him that inspired the character of Moriarty.

Mary reading Dynamics of Combustion, and 221B is blown up, but the book was written by Sherlock’s mother so in EMP, regular MP or John’s unconscious state, the boys would be unscathed. It represents the love of a true mother, rather than the feeling of AGRA Mary who leaves her child behind and jumps in front of a bullet in T6T.

Observe the sky:

Mid-March, observers equipped with binoculars may attempt to detect the tiny crescent of Venus (love). Telescopes show a large, thin crescent at this point, the image split into the /rainbow / colours by an effect called dispersion.

Currently the Obliquity of the ecliptic is around 23.4°, slightly less (by about 0.013°) than it will have been 100 years ago, when measured by the American astronomer and mathematician *Simon Newcomb. (This means things are off kilter, so consider the camera shifts in TAB and TFP.)

@impatient14 @jenna221b @whimsicalethnographies

Matthew, think what it might mean,
if I could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Maybe take an animal degree.
I’d study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea.

I would converse in polar bear and python,
And I Would curse in fluent kangaroo.
If people asked me, can you speak rhinoceros,
I’d say, “Of courserous, can’t you?”

If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal
think of the amazing repartee
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
and they could talk to me.

If I consulted with quadripeds
Think what fun we’d have, asking over crocodiles for tea
or maybe lunch with two or three lions, walruses or sea lions
what a lovely place the world would be

If I spoke slang to Orangutans, the advantages
any fool on earth could plainly see
discussing eastern art and dramas with intellectual llamas
That’s a big step forward, you’d agree

I’d learn to speak in antelope and turtle
my pekingese would be extremely good
If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus
I’d say why-not-amus and would

If I could parlay with with pachyderms
It’s a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson or Grimm
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunts and squeaks and squawk with the animals,
I can’t wait to start…

A man can talk to the animals, it’s a miracle
In a year from now I guarantee
I’ll be the marvel of the mammals, playing chess with camels
no more just a boring old M.D.

I’ll study every living creature’s language
so I can speak to all of them on sight
If friends say, “can he talk in crab or pelican”
you’ll say, “Like hell-he-can”
and you’ll be right

And if you just start to think of it
There’s no doubt of it
I’ll shall win a place in history
that I can walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
and they speak and squawk and squeak and talk
to me.

If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Think of all the things we could discuss
If we could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
And they could and talk to us.


If We Could Talk to the Animals

Dr. Doolittle - 1967


Graphic - Yana Movchan


The Shepherdess and the chimney sweep by Ciaran
Via Flickr:
Illustrations for Hans Christian Andersons Fairy Tales By Jiri Trnka 1959

Fairy Tale Meme:

5 Enchanted Objects - [The Red Shoes]

“Dance you shall,” said he, “dance in your red shoes till you are pale and cold, till your skin shrivels up and you are a skeleton! Dance you shall, from door to door, and where proud and wicked children live you shall knock, so that they may hear you and fear you! Dance you shall, dance—!”

“Mercy!” cried Karen. But she did not hear what the angel answered, for the shoes carried her through the gate into the fields, along highways and byways, and unceasingly she had to dance.

I’ve been really bad about posting for the past few months. I have a bunch of stuff to show and I’ll try to keep more up to date moving forward.

Here is a poster for a retelling of The Little Mermaid (in space). Originally the title of the Little Mermaid was going to be “Daughters of the Air” and I thought it fit nicely for this version.

In my tale this Daughter of the Air falls in love with a stranded astronaut, the first human she had ever seen. She bargains with the Space Witch (A crazed medical AI with a damaged voice box and a terrible bedside manner). The witch promises to surgically build her new legs if the Daughter will relinquish her voice. All the while the Daughter fails to realize that the astronaut is already dead.


the little mermaid by Ciaran
Via Flickr:
Illustrations for Hans Christian Andersons Fairy Tales By Jiri Trnka 1959