red minotaur

Arab Little Red Riding Hood with a red hijab

A Japanese Snow White with her coveted pale skin and shiny black hair

Mexican Cinderella with colorful Mexican glass blown slippers

Greek Beauty and the Beast where Beast is a minotaur

Culture-bent fairy tales that keep key canonical characteristics

EDIT: if you decide to draw or write about any of these, please pm the post with what you’ve made added. I really want to see what y'all make, but I won’t be able to find anything on my own with all these notes!

forest elves and minotaurs

a little something i wrote for @incaseyouart​‘s phan elf au ,, enjoy !!

summary: ((it’s literally just the verbal form of this post here)

words: 1.4k

t/w: none

((it starts a little slow but bare with aha)

Patrolling, as uneventful and inconceivably dull as it was, was probably the most exciting part of Dan’s week.

Which he supposed made his week pretty uneventful and inconceivably dull in itself

Patrolling alone was not particularly interesting at all. Dan had heard enough faeries tell him that their silvery glowing liquid was actually ‘a luminescent forest protection balm’ (instead of what Dan suspected it to be) to last him a few decent lifetimes. And it was just so boring, strolling around one godforsaken area of the forest for hours at a time. That wasn’t what made it interesting, though.

It was more the atmosphere of it all. 

The Darker Forest was the type of place to send shivers cascading down your spine. The breeze crawling through the fog and reaching out at the most unsuspected of moments. Grabbing onto your shoulders, cloaks, your hands, trying to tug you further into it’s depths. 

Dan lived for it. Understandable- it was to be expected of a Dark Elf.
Live in the darkness, and guard the Villages. The boring principles they were all forced to live by. Dan had strayed as far as he possible could from the stereotypes that basically governed them, opting to become a performer and the main storyteller of his village, instead of a guard or night-raiser. Yet, this month, he’d been forced into patrolling instead of performing.

The Council liked to do this sometimes, they didn’t see his storytelling as ‘contributing to their established world’, basically meaning it wasn’t a real job and he needed to pull his weight around the Village. Which he didn’t agree with in the slightest. People went batshit crazy without his stories to brighten up their days, but he guessed he needed somewhere to get his stories from- and if not the Sprite’s villages, the Darker Forest was the prefect place to find them.

Still, this job had nothing on the thrill of entertaining. The Darker Forest creeped him out, plus he was sure all the forest elves, and the river sprites and everyone else hated him for the patrolling and having to interact with everyone he came across. That was okay though, he hated it too. 

Dan stopped moving suddenly. He let out a stale breath, feeling the tree roots behind him slithering under his boots, coiling themselves around his ankles and winding up to his knees.

Crap.

He needed to move faster. The tree roots around these parts tended to do that if you stood in one spot for too long, Dan figured it had something to do with the faeries ‘luminescent forest protection balm’, doing it’s luminescent forest protecting.

He grabbed at his shoes, tugging the roots from where they had attached themselves to the buckles and trampling on them, breaking into a little jog. He could hear a humming from somewhere nearby, a soft little jingle that made the ominous darkness of the forest seem a little brighter. 

Then it all dimmed again, Dan realising that humming meant people and people meant interaction. Probably a Pixie- it was in their nature to sing and hum and be generally obnoxious. 

Dan moved through the trees as quietly as he could, Pixies tended to overreact and scream when they were surprised- a sequence that often led him into a lot of trouble.

As he drew closer to the sound, he realised it was not a Pixie. It was far too deep in comparison to their strange tinkle and, in Dan’s opinion, far too nice. Something nearby was casting a strange glow now, a greenish light emitting from in front of him, lighting a clear path towards the humming sound. The wind was strengthening and Dan shivered, hiding further into his thick black cloak. The trees blew wildly, leaves raining down from them like raindrops. The sky had begun to darken and the entire forest had that sort of scent like it was about to rain. Dan hated the rain. Too cold and miserable.

He peered through the trees, curious as to see the source of the light.
It definitely was not a Pixie. A boy- a forest elf, sat crouched over a tree. He was sort of strange-looking, dressed all in green, his feet wrapped in leaves and a shawl covered his shoulders, buttoned up with little leaf clasps. 

And he was glowing.

The glow, the greenish one that tinted all the trees and lit up the entire Darker Forest, was coming from this boy, emitting from his hands and face and through the leaves on his feet.

It made Dan stop and stare.

He didn’t quite understand what the boy was doing, he looked to be scavenging around for something at the base of a tree. His hands dug around in the dirt and his cloak shimmered as he moved his head.

Dan groaned. It pained him to have to interact with people, but the protocol basically forced him to ask questions to everyone he came across. This was why he hated patrol. 

“Who are you?” He demanded, marching over to the boy. The elf’s head whipped around quicker than a sprite running from trouble- a little too fast. Dan leapt back as the boy let out a squeal, tumbling to the ground. Falling backwards and jerking his head up to avoid landing on it, in a way that Dan could only describe as about as elegant as a giant sitting down too fast (which wasn’t a pretty sight, and Dan could tell you that from experience).

“Ah, sorry, you startled me!” The boy smiled widely, and Dan was almost intimidated by the sheer glow of cheerfulness in his grin, “My name is Phil!”

“Oh, uh sorry about that,” Dan mumbled, smiling back despite the mask that covered the bottom half of his face. “Here,” He offered a hand out to the boy to pull him up, and he took it gratefully. 

“Thank you,” Phil said.

“No problem. What are you doing in this forest anyways?” Dan chuckled, “It can be dangerous… for someone who literally glows.” He added, mumbling the last part under his breath.

“Well, I was trying to find a plant, but then this squirrel chased me! It was so determined? Maybe it knows there are bigger plans for me in this forest,” Phil rambled, Dan trying his best not to laugh.

“A squirrel? Are you actually kidding me?” Dan giggled, pulling his mask down a little, “But aren’t you like… a forest elf? And you’re scared of a little squirrel?”

Phil beamed, “I know- I’m just a bit weird,” He shrugged. This guy was a complete goofball and Dan couldn’t lie, he was a little worried he was going to get himself killed in the Darker Forest.

“Anyway the plant you were looking for… what was it called?” He tried to spark up a conversation, intrigued at the strange elf.

“Oh! It’s called Sanitas Medela. They grow at the bases of trees like this one,” Phil smiled, gesturing to the tall tree they stood under.


“Did you try looking all around?” Dan questioned.

“Ah, no.”

“I’ll be happy to help!” He offered. It beat patrolling any day.

Phil nodded gratefully, “That’d be amazing.”

Dan pulled his mask back up, following Phil as they began to hunt through the trees, Phil stopping to admire a particular leaf every few seconds.

“Look at this one!” He exclaimed, “The patterning is exquisite!” Dan giggled at Phil’s use of ‘exquisite’ to describe a leaf, and he glanced at the tree.


“It’s, uh, nice.” It was really just a leaf. A very average leaf.

“I know! Beautiful.” Phil smiled, plucking it from the tree and shoving it into his bag. “I think we’re nearby a grove of the tree the Sanitas Medela grows under- we should be able to find one there.”

“Perfect!” Dan smiled.

Phil had begun to talk again as they walked, but stopped mid-sentence, “But I don’t think it’s necessary- that’s one there!” Phil yelled excitedly, rushing to grab the small plant. It was a little underwhelming, Dan had to be honest. Basically just a green stick with some red dots at the end. Nothing special.

“That’s so lucky- these are rare,” Phil seemed so content that Dan couldn’t help but beam, “Thanks for your help…uh…”


“Oh, it’s Howell- but you can call me Dan I guess!” He said, pulling the hood of his cloak down and the mask along with it.

“Nice to meet you, Dan!”


“So, uh, what’s the plant for anyways?”

“It’s one of the best for healing the body,” Phil smiled down at it.

“Are you sick?” Dan questioned, feeling sick to his stomach with worry.

“Not me, but my-“ Phil stopped. His ears perked up at a noise from far away. A low growl, followed by the a cracking sound. Branches snapping. “Uh- what’s that,” He whispered nervously, fear forming in his eyes as he stared, scared, at Dan.

They both turned around. The beast stood, snuffling in the shadows, hidden partly by the trees. It’s great bull-like face showed no emotion but anger, and it’s eyes glowed a sinister red.

“Minotaur.” Dan said shortly, his fingers reaching down to grasp his dagger.

Fanwalker list:

Latir - Zendikari merfolk -          - Blue
Bom - Ravnican Goblin              - Red
Edria - Naya Elf                          - Green 
Sapphira - Amonkhetti Avian     - White
Frida - Innistradi Horror              - Black 
Tsukino - Kamigawan Soratami - Red/Blue
Hamia - Bant Rhox                     - Green/White
Theramis - Therosi Cyclops        - Red/White
Zera - Mirran Vedalken                - Blue/black
Athrea - Kamigawan Nezumi       - White/black
Ee - Dominarian Kobold               - Black/Red 
Ramah - Amonkhetti Minotaur     - Red/green
Rosa - Innistradi Spirit                  - White/Blue
Tacharan - Lorwynian Changeling - Blue/Green
Asamri - Kaladeshi Aetherborn      - Grixis
Aliya - Kaladeshi Vedalken             - Bant
Mara - Lorwynian Kithkin              - Abzan
Shizuka - Kamigawan Kitsune      - Jeskai
Ferra - Kaladeshi Dwarf                - Mardu
Queen Bebe - Unland Beeble      - Sultai
Qhamune - ??? Sphinx                - Colorless

END OF DAY 47 OF LIVEBLOGGING GUNNERKRIGG COURT. ITS A BLESSING TO HAVE SUCH HELPFUL FRIENDS

OMG, I’m literally DYING FROM TOO MUCH LAUGHING here!!!! This chapter, who started so damn emotional all over turned into a freaking comedy with Antimony getting help from all her unusual friends like Shadow 2, Mort, Basil (hello, Nice Minotaur, long time no see. And, unless Eglamore can magically turn into a Minotaur, then we’re SURE that this guy is not Eglamore, Tom). and even Red (ok, I miss you too, you crazy rude ex-fairy). She also tried some really impressive acrobatics to melt Kat’s ice heart, but without success. Wow, you both are very determined, in your own ways, I can appreciate this. Sort of.

Then…SOMETHING LIKE THIS APPEARS, and Kat seems to be in deep shit. The giant crab thing doesn’t look too friendly. Not at all. Kat believes that is one of those hilarious Antimony’s plans but is not, because Antimony is surprised as well. Right, despite the tense situation, I’ll stop here but I’ll continue with this chapter.

Continued from here

@rxsebled

- This little one’s bravery and cause. Not many had that nowadays, especially during these dark times. In fact, the two share a common goal. To defend the people who cannot fight. Against monsters? They were goners. Only those who were trained could even stand a chance against them, and this odd girl… she wielded a scythe of some sort. How come?

Very well, but you must stay close to me while we fight. The monsters are looking for any weaknesses to exploit. “ he says before his fingertips began to illuminate red. A Minotaur holding a large axe had taken notice of the two and began to approach them. Sypha can only hope the girl was able to fight monsters this size.

A New and Improved List of Companions

Each of my wonderful companions are going to be given names that are fake but have the same starting letter. They will have a |F| or |M| symbol next to their name to indicate gender. (Yes I did steal this idea from @lulloph )

Andrew |M| - a Harvest Elf
Mandy |F| - A Naiad/Mermaid mix
Neville |M| - A Dragon
Stephen |M| - An Equine
Amanda |F| - A Mermaid
Renee |F| - A Mermaid
Val |M| - A Unicorn
Melissa |F| - A Fae
Christa |F| - A Phoenix
Diamond |F| - A Meebul
Red |M| - A Minotaur
Ana |F| - An Angel Guide
Jea |F| - A Direwolf Guide
Ash |M| - A Bear Guide

Ask Anything!

Me and my friends' superhero roleplays as the cinnamon roll meme
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Leonine, Maggie May
  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: The Endless, the Minotaur, Bonefreak, Red Flag
  • Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you: Birkita, Armadilla III, Arcane
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: The Iguana, the Gecko, Princess Odette
  • Sinnamon roll: Violet Justice, Basketcase