ivan tsarevitch

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So from top left to right, I finally got a chance to introduce Amhur, Shire best friend they met when Shire was still a teenager (though Amhur was older.)

And well, Huginn(red eyed raven). Muninn (blue eyed raven) and Rivershire in his college uniform. Rivershire changed a lot when he went to the capital. 

In the middle, Ivan and the Grey Wolf, a modern BD adaptation of the tale by Heylenne. Sister, your characters are so fascinating and addictive… it is not fair bro! 

And the last one, Rivershire and Laura grown up and finally meeting again after years apart.Or how love and hate live side by side.

eisen-mitternacht  asked:

A coincidence of the literal and literary sort: I was reading through an old comic book called The Dreamery for the adventures of germanic centaur Stinz and one of the letters mentioned a certain Diane Duane. I had to go back and re-read previous issues to figure out you'd written the Ivan The Inexperienced set. (raven prince is the best prince)

(grin) I like the Raven Prince too.

I have a soft spot for that batch of work as it’s a restatement, in a way, of some stuff that happened with Peter and me on our (second)(real) date.

I’d been asked to attend a tiny media convention held in a pub in a part of London called East Sheen–secondary to being out that way for some publicity surrounding the UK version of Spock’s World. And Peter turned up at this thing and we wound up having a long talk about how he was rewriting (and rewriting and REWRITING) his second novel, and how the rewrites (off his betas’ notes: at least they’re what we would now think of as betas) were driving him nuts, as the notes changed every time and were all mutually contradictory.

So in essence I gave him an early but quite indignant and very impassioned version of the A Writer Is Not A Democracy, You Are A Dictatorship (You Can Be A Benevolent Dictatorship If You Want To But That’s Up To You Not Them) Lecture, which he accepted with (I’m pretty sure at this end of time) profound relief.

And then we kicked back and spent the rest of the evening telling each other folktales. We were delighted to discover that we pretty much knew all the same ones. And at some point the Tale Of Tsarevitch Ivan, The Firebird and the Grey Wolf  came up, and it got, well, a bit wild and woolly… because when Peter tells it, there are sound effects. (There is simply no point in my attempting to describe the sound of Peter doing the Raven Prince “striking thrice upon the ground and becoming a fine young man. “Lascivious” doesn’t BEGIN to cover the territory.  The three screeches as of heavy aircraft tires hitting the runway and bouncing are just a bonus.)

Anyway. So time went by and we got hitched and we wound up doing that comics work (he was involved in doing a space comic for Fusion), and I did the version of the Prince Ivan story that I’d started telling Peter that night. (And if I love it that my artist on these goes by the name Sherlock, surely that’s somewhat understandable.) BTW, did you know that these have since been collected? With a new final chapter added: “The Tale of Prince Ivan and the Bachelor Parties Of Doom”.)

Voilá.

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Fᴀʙʟᴇs/TWAU RP ɪᴄᴏɴs:

  • Alice Liddell
  • Ambrose Wolf
  • Baba Yaga
  • Baobhan Sith
  • Beast
  • Beauty
  • Bigby Wolf
  • Bloody Mary ♦ ♦
  • Blossom Wolf
  • Bluebeard
  • Briar Rose
  • Bufkin
  • Cindy (Cinderella)
  • Conner Wolf
  • Crooked Man
  • Darien “Dare” Wolf
  • Doctor Swineheart
  • Evil Queen ( from Snow White)
  • Faith ( Allerleirauh )
  • Flycatcher
  • Frau Totenkinder
  • Gren  ♦ ♦
  • Grendel’s Mother
  • Hadeon
  • Hansel
  • Holly  ♦ ♦
  • Ichabod Crane
  • Jack Horner
  • Kelsey Brannigan
  • Knave of Hearts (Wonderland)
  • Lawrence  ( from Allerleirauh )
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Little Red Riding Hood 
  • Mister Dark
  • Mister North Wind
  • Nerissa ♦ ♦
  • Prince Brandish
  • Prince Charming
  • Rapunzel
  • Rose Red  ♦ ♦
  • Snow White
  • Therese Wolf
  • Vivian
  • Winter Wolf ♦ ♦
  • Woody

Dɪsɴᴇʏ RP ɪᴄᴏɴs:

  • Disney Alice Liddell
  • Disney Ariadne
  • Disney Ariel  
  • Disney Aurora/Briar Rose 
  • Disney Beast 
  • Disney Belle 
  • Disney Captain Phoebus
  • Disney Esmeralda
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  • Disney Gaston
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  • Disney Mother Gothel
  • Disney Prince Philip
  • Disney Queen Grimhilde
  • Disney Snow White
  • Disney Rapunzel

Tʜᴇ Lᴀsᴛ Uɴɪᴄᴏʀɴ RP ɪᴄᴏɴs:

  • The Last Unicorn : Harpy Celaeno
  • The Last Unicorn : King Haggard
  • The Last Unicorn : Molly Grue
  • The Last Unicorn : Mommy Fortuna
  • The Last Unicorn : Lady Amalthea
  • The Last Unicorn : Prince Lír
  • The Last Unicorn : Schmendrick
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Fᴀᴄᴇʟᴇss/ʀᴀɴᴅᴏᴍ ᴜsᴇs RP ɪᴄᴏɴs:

  • Other: Crime investigation
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  • Comics : Red Riding Hood

Fᴀɪʀʏ Tᴀʟᴇs ᴀɴᴅ Fᴀʙʟᴇs:

  • A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
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  • A Woman Transforms Herself into a Werewolf
  • Aegle
  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
  • Allerleirauh
  • Aunty Greenleaf and the White Deer
  • Baba Yaga
  • Baba Yaga
  • Baba Yaga
  • Bearskin
  • Benzaiten
  • Blodeuwedd
  • Bluebeard
  • Bluebeard’s Ghost
  • Body-without-Soul
  • Boots and the Troll
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  • Brynhildr
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  • Cinderella
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  • Elizabeth Báthory
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  • Fenrir
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  • Hanako-san
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  • Little Wildrose
  • Loki
  • Loki
  • Lucky Luck
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  • Reynard Wants to Taste Horsefresh
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  • Sif
  • Solomon Grundy
  • Snow White
  • Snow-White and Rose-Red
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Snow-White-Fire-Red
  • Song
  • Stingy Jack
  • Sun, Moon, and Talia
  • Sunflowers
  • Tam Lin
  • The Bald Knight
  • The Ballad of Hua Mulan
  • The Bear
  • The Beauty and the Beast
  • The Beauty and the Beast (Villeneuve)
  • The Bell Witch
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
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  • The Canary Prince
  • The Cat and the Fox
  • The Caterpillar (Wonderland)
  • The Coyotes’ Curse
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  • The Crystal Casket
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  • The Death of Koschei the Deathless
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  • The Dog and the Wolf
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  • The Feather of Finist the Falcon
  • The Fire Bird and Red Fox
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  • The Fox and the Goat
  • The Fox and the Grapes
  • The Fox and the Horse
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  • The Frog Prince
  • The Girl-Fish
  • The Girl Who Pretended to be a Boy
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  • The Grinning Man
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  • The Hart and the Vine
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  • The Lazy Magician
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The Lindworm
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  • The Little Broomstick
  • The Little Matchgirl
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Mermaid of Zennor
  • The Mischievous Dog
  • The Nightgale
  • The North Wind and the Sun
  • The Piped Piper
  • The Piped Piper (the real story)
  • The Prince and the Dragon
  • The Prince Who Would Seek Immortality
  • The Princess Who Never Smiled
  • The Scorpion and the Frog
  • The Siren, Lorelei
  • The She-Wolf
  • The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods
  • The Sleeping Prince
  • The Snow Maiden
  • The Snow Man (Sneemanden)
  • The Snow Queen
  • The Story of Lyubim Tsarevich and the Winged Wolf
  • The Story of Pretty Goldilocks
  • The Story of the Girl Who Did Not Like to be Pretty
  • The Story of the Three Bears
  • The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
  • The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
  • The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights
  • The Tale of the Nine-Tailed Fox
  • The Tale of Urokohime
  • The Three Army-Surgeons
  • The Three Bears
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Three Princesses of Whiteland
  • The Three Sisters
  • The Twelve Brothers
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Lang)
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Grimm)
  • The Vampyre
  • The Vorpal Blade
  • The Wedding of  Mrs. Fox
  • The Werewolf
  • The Werewolf’s Daughter
  • The Werewolf’s Wife
  • The White Rabbit (Wonderland)
  • The White Serpent and the Children
  • The White Wolf
  • The Wicked Prince
  • The Winged Monkeys (Oz)
  • The Wolf and His Shadow
  • The Wolf and the Crane
  • The Wolf and the Fox
  • The Wolf and the Kid
  • The Wolf and the Man
  • The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
  • The Wolf and the Shepherds
  • The Wolf Stone
  • The Woman with the Ribbon Around her Neck
  • The Woodsman and the Serpent
  • The Yellow Dwarf
  • The Young Slave
  • There Was A Crooked Man
  • Tiburtine Sibyl
  • Tituba
  • Trusty John
  • Tsarevitch Ivan, the Fire Bird and the Gray Wolf
  • Tweedledum And Tweedledee
  • Tyche
  • Uonaidh
  • Vasilissa the Beautiful
  • Vitoria Regia
  • Vlad the Impaler
  • Vlad the Impaler
  • Water of Youth, Water of Life, and Water of Death
  • Wind
  • Yara
  • Yeh-hsien
  • Yeh-hsien
  • Yuki-onna
  • Yuki-onna
  • ‘Um Pachal

Fᴀʙʟᴇs/TWAU-sᴘᴇᴄɪғɪᴄ sᴛᴏʀɪᴇs:

  • Read Fables
  • A Wolf In The Fold
  • Allerleirauh 
  • Allerleirauh Continued
  • Bloody Mary 
  • Boy Blue
  • Boy Blue
  • Briar Rose
  • Briar Rose’s Baptism 
  • Bufkin
  • Cinderella
  • Frau Totenkinder
  • Hanzel and Gretel Continued
  • Hair
  • Jack Frost (or Jack and the Snow Queen)
  • Lamia 
  • Mister Dark
  • North Wind
  • North Wind
  • Prince Charming’s First Love
  • Prose Page
  • Rapunzel Continued
  • Snow White
  • Snow-White and Rose-Red Continued
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Continued
  • Snow-White and Rose-Red Continued II
  • The Big Bad Wolf
  • The Frog Prince Continued
  • The Frog Prince Continued II
  • The Vorpal Blade
  • The Woodsman
  • What was Geppetto Thinking When He Carved Pinocchio’s Mouth?
  • What You Wish For
  • Witching Cloak
  • Essays on Fables/TWAU
  • An Intro to Fabletown
  • Fabletown Map
  • The Farm Map

Slavic mythology: Koschei the Deathless

He is a creature who does not know death. He cheats it with cunning, for he does not possess the essence of life that makes man mortal. He has hidden away his soul, so intricately, so impossibly, that stones would bleed sooner than death find the Deathless. But if the iron chest guarding his soul should be found, hidden on the island of Buyan, and all of the other things inside the chest opened and cracked and killed, then the Deathless can die. Now that he has taken the beautiful warrior princess, known as Marya Morevna, against her will and from her husband, you may be sure that Ivan Tsarevitch will do everything in his fragile mortal power to find the immortal blackguard and bring his death to him. And if Ivan Tsarevitch manages to find Buyan, open the chest, chase away the hare, make the duck fly and crack the egg against the head of the Deathless, the blackguard’s soul will emerge and reunite with its elusive owner. He is Koschei the Deathless.

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First post of 2016! - The Firebird in her (almost) human form.

This is going to be the year of “The Red King”- which is the official name of Ivan and the Grey Wolf project. 

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Title: Like the Moon Chases the Sun [Fanart]
Artist: HeartOfAmethyst

Title: like the moon chases the sun
Author: boarsnsmores
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Words: 42818 
Summary: 
Mulan pinches the bridge of her nose, closes her eyes, and attempts to tamp down her- is it frustration? Bewilderment? Something along those lines. “Emma.” She begins slowly, willing herself to breathe, “When I told you not to get involved with magic, I did not mean ‘Emma, get involved with magic, use it to combat other forces of magic, while wielding a sword of legend, and then overthrow a monarchy.’”

Emma gives her a flippant shrug, “These things happen.”

(an AU of the Heroes & Villains AU inspired by the Russian fairy tale, “Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Gray Wolf” featuring ominous prophecies, a myriad of collapsing architectural structures, and inexplicably, possibly a ficus.)

Don’t forget to feed the author and artist - leave a kudos and/or a comment for both fic AND art!

  Ivan Tsarevitch on the Grey Wolf, 1889, oil on canvas by Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian, 1848-1926. Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

  Vasnetsox painted mythological scenes and historic studies.

  Painting from the Russian fairy tale, Tsarevitch Ivan, the Firebird and the Grey Wolf.  After many mishaps and dangerous adventures, the Tsar rescues and marries Helen, the fair maiden.