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TRANSLATING FAIRY TALES CHALLENGE
YOUSEF: What’s up, man? Ok, ok, ok, stop, stop, stop.

[HEY BRISKEBY]

ELIAS: What’s up, people?

YOUSEF: Are you doing well?

ELIAS: Welcome back!

YOUSEF: Hi, hi.

ELIAS: Hope you’ve had a nice day so far and don’t forget that even though you’re in your PJs, without makeup, without anything, you still look good.

YOUSEF: But what are we doing today?

ELIAS: Today, we’re just going to joke around a bit. I found an old book, so I thought we’d read it in different languages. Adam! Pass me the book. The red one, down there.

MUTASIM: That book.

MIKAEL: Get the book, man.

ELIAS: The red one that sticks out.. Yeah, that’s the one.

YOUSEF: Hush.. The book is by Asbjørnsen & Moe*.

ADAM: The big children’s fairy tale book.

YOUSEF: We’re looking forward to it.

ELIAS: This is the book. I don’t know if you can see it, but here it is.

MUTASIM: Hold it straight, boys. Like that.

ELIAS: So we’ll start.. Just say stop. I’ll start and you just say stop.

MIKAEL & MUTASIM: Stop!

YOUSEF: Are we going to translate too?

THE BOYS: Yes! That’s the point.

ELIAS: Once upon a time there was a house mouse and a mountain mouse who met in the forest.

MUTASIM: Give it here.

ELIAS: Once upon a time there was a house mouse and a mountain mouse who met in the forest.

ELIAS: In British. Mikael, just take over. Once upon a time there was a house mouse and a mountain mouse who met in the forest.

MIKAEL: What the hell is a house mouse?

MUTASIM: Are you stupid?

MIKAEL: Am I going to do it like.. really posh?

ELIAS: Ok, do it in Turkish. “Blessed be the work”, said the house mouse. “Will I meet family here, so far out in the country?” she said.

YOUSEF: *Translates to Turkish*

ADAM: What are you doing, man? Come on.

MUTASIM: It’s good, though.

ELIAS: Take another story and I’ll translate it into Arabic.

YOUSEF: Mutta got a 6 in Norwegian.

ELIAS: Come on.

ADAM: Mutta.

MUTASIM: Once upon a time, there was a queen who was out driving.

ELIAS: Ok. *Translates into arabic*

MUTASIM: It was during winter.

ADAM: Let me do one in French. Let me just check if I can do it.

ELIAS: French?

MIKAEL: When she was on her way, she started bleeding from her nose and had to get out of the sled.

ADAM: *Names French footballers*

ADAM & ELIAS: *Speak French to each other*

ADAM: You don’t know French!!

ELIAS: Let’s wrap it up?

YOUSEF: Yeah.

ELIAS: Let’s be serious. Do you have anything to add?

YOUSEF: Me? I have nothing to add.

ELIAS: Thanks for watching, don’t forget to like and subscribe. Talk to you later!

[HEY BRISKEBY]

YOUSEF: Did you turn on the camera?

[Norwegian men who gathered fairy tales from all over Norway and wrote them down.]

woah man this is rly. old but it’s the first piece of my concentration ??? taking popular fairy tales and placing them somewhere else in the same time period as when it was written, with altercations to fit the culture and choices of setting and animals !!!!!

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Fairy Tale Alphabet + [A - Askeladden]

Askeladden (Norwegian “The Ash Lad”) is the main character in many Norwegian folktales. In some ways, he represents the small man who succeeds where all others fail. He always wins in the end, often winning the princess and half the kingdom. The origin of this character was compared by scholars to the one of the old Norse gods Loki as a fire Vættir.

Here’s a vaguely holiday-esque piece, a rendition of the Norwegian fairytale, “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.”

(not Golden Compass, sorry! this is the OTHER girl-rides a polar-bear story…. but stay tuned, there might be more about that book series later… *giggles*)

Anyway, hope everyone is having a decent, non-stressful holiday season! Stay warm! <3

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This is some work from a class I have this semester called inspirational art for animation. Our assignment is to take an old concept, and then re-design it in our own way. The teacher made us choose between Peter Pan, The little mermaid and Alice in wonderland.

I chose Peter Pan, and my setting is Norwegian/Scandinavian fairy tales. So the pirates are vikings, the lost boys are little trolls, and Peter is some sort of magical trickster creature. Wendy is a girl from the real world pulled in by Peter.

I’m doing a lot of character exploration and will probably post sketches here of it regularly! This will be a project I’ll be working on all semester

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Not finished yet… =)

I’m not in the mood for this, so I just can’t finish it yet. I sent to my teachers the project in such a horrible state… Wow, if I weren’t so happy doing what I’m doing I would feel bad for my project…

Nah. I don’t think so.

The weird part is… they seem to have really liked it. o.õ Even if mine was the only project without cover, printed awfully on typing paper, with some missing pictures and some others completely blured.

anonymous asked:

Hey do you know any tumblr/blog to read poems in Norwegian? Also, I was trying to find books about vikings, trolls and northen gods but I haven't find it yet. Tusen takk!

Hey there! c:

I don’t really know any specific blogs for that, but I did some digging around and this is what I found:

(keep in mind that the language used in older poems can be very outdated and probably won’t help much if you want to learn new vocabs etc)

Poems:

dikt.org (a norwegian site; might be hard to navigate)

heltgreipoesi (also in norwegian, but just click the green links and scroll down and you should be able to read the poems!)

poetricpoems (a tumblr that posts norwegian (and english) poems – they seem pretty good from what i can tell!)

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For books, I’d just try to find some authentic Norwegian books - now I’m not saying every single English book about vikings/trolls/norse myths is horrible, but the majority of them can be filled with a lot of misleading information. Books from other Nordic countries are probably great, too, but keep in mind that a lot of the legends/stories/fairy tales vary from country to country. 

That being said, if you can get your hands on Norske Folkeeventyr, that would probably be a great place to start! <3 It’s mostly filled with old Norwegian fairy tales, so you might not find much about Norse myths or gods, but there’s an abundance of fairy tale creatures (like trolls!). (tho maybe i’m a liiiiittle biased - that was my favorite as a child ///v\\) 

THE GOLDEN BOOKS.
East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon.
Sir George Webbe Dasent.(1817-1896).
A collection of stories translated from Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1813-1882).
David McKay, Publisher
604-608 S.Washington Square, Philadelphia.
Published : c.1921.

“Twelve Wild Ducks”

But now it happened once, when she was out on the moor to pick thistle-down, - and if I don’t mistake, it was the very last time she was to go thither, - it happened that the young King who ruled that land was out hunting, and came riding across the moor and saw her. So he stopped there…

Okay, but, a Polar Bear King AU for Plance. This is such a strange 90s movie that’s loosely based on a Norwegian fairy tale called “White-Bear-King-Valemon.” It’s about a prince who is cursed to be a polar bear during the day but he gets to be a man at night; he needs to get a princess to fall in love with him but she can’t look at him when he’s a human until a certain date when the curse expires. The prince travels to another kingdom and falls in love with a princess before taking her back to his country. Lance would be the cursed prince and Pidge would be the very curious princess who just couldn’t resist getting a look at him. Then she has to go on an adventure to rescue him from a wicked witch who wants to marry him! Ezor gets to be the witch, mwahaha.

SPOONS: THE ULTIMATE WEAPON

THE QUEEN IS UNABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN, SO SHE’S REALLY FUCKING SAD. ONE DAY, THOUGH, A BEGGAR WOMAN SELLS HER SOME MAGIC FLOWERS THAT WILL HELP HER HAVE KIDS. ONE OF THEM IS GOLD AND THE OTHER IS BLACK, AND THE WOMAN TELLS HER TO EAT THE GOLD ONE BUT NOT THE BLACK ONE. WHY DID SHE GIVE HER THE BLACK ONE AS WELL? WHO FUCKING KNOWS.

THE QUEEN IS REALLY FUCKING HUNGRY, SO SHE EATS BOTH FLOWERS. SHE’S PRETTY FUCKING STUPID. 

NINE MONTHS LATER, SHE GIVES BIRTH TO TWINS. ONE OF THEM IS GOLDEN AND PERFECT, AND THE OTHER ONE LOOKS LIKE A TINY LITTLE MOTHERFUCKING TROLL RIDING A GOAT AND CARRYING A WOODEN SPOON. THAT’S WHAT YOU GET FOR EATING TOO MANY FLOWERS, KIDS. FUCKED UP BABIES BORN WITH THEIR OWN SPOONS AND THEIR OWN GOATS.

SEVEN YEARS LATER, A BUNCH OF TROLLS SHOW UP TO MURDER THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYONE. THE UGLY DAUGHTER LOCKS HER FAMILY IN THE KITCHEN AND BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF ALL OF THE TROLLS WITH HER MOTHERFUCKING SPOON. SHE’S REALLY FUCKING GOOD WITH THAT SPOON.

UNFORTUNATELY, HER SISTER STICKS HER HEAD OUT OF THE WINDOW TO WATCH. THE TROLLS TEAR IT OFF AND REPLACE IT WITH A COW’S HEAD. TROLLS HAVE REALLY FUCKED UP SENSES OF HUMOUR. ALSO THEY’RE MASSIVE FUCKING DICKTRUMPETS.

THE UGLY SISTER SETS OFF ON A FUCKING MASSIVE RESCUE MISSION TO THE LAND OF THE TROLLS, ACCOMPANIED BY HER COW-HEADED SISTER. SHE BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF THE KING OF THE TROLLS USING ONLY HER WOODEN SPOON, RECLAIMS HER SISTER’S HEAD, AND FUCKS OFF INTO THE SUNSET ON HER GOAT.