So here it is my illustration of Chapter 27 of Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends by Shannon Hale. The Rebels reception of Raven after Legacy Day is by far one of my favorite scenes on the books, plus I just love the clothing. Didn’t drew Cupid ‘cause in diary universe she hadn’t yet arrived at school plus we only got a fast glance at her outfit in the episode. Dexter is missing since he didn’t arrive yet.
Only good news about Ever After High for 2017: we have a new book announced by Amazon named “The Legend of Shadow High” written by Shannon Hale and her husband Dean Hale…
WAIT A SPELL!!? This is… the crossover????
Oooh I wanna read this book!!!! ^^ Even if The Lost Movie is cancelled, maybe we’ll have the crossover between Monster High and Ever After High as novel book… It’s too early to confirm it but I learned that the first book of Shannon Hale “The Storybook of Legends” will be reissue fall 2017. So maybe it’s to promoting the arrival of this new novel!
Someone has to eventually tell her, so it’s Briar who finds Apple one morning with a face so grave she could be talking about a curse. At first, Apple is baffled. She can’t stop squirming.
“No no no no no this isn’t how it is supposed to happen! it cant be!”
But Darling, sweet Darling who wasn’t even supposed to be a Prince in the first place, who had resigned to having no place in the Storybook of Legends, Darling was in absolute delight. She has a Princess promised to her. She has her own destiny, her purpose. Someone to protect for ever after…
It’s weeks before they can look each other in the eye, even more time passes before they can talk to each other again. But Darling is so sincere, so sweet. The vows she makes! On her knees! Like a true Prince, more Knightly and Brave than Daring ever dreamed to be. And Apple… All she wants is her happy ending. What else could she ask for in a Prince?
Similarities between Gravity Falls and Ever After High 1. The book plays a very important role in both cartoons. These scenes on the first two pictures are very similar, Dipper and Alistair hold the books in the same position and the center of both books sparkles. 2. Many villains wanted to steel these books. Bill Cipher tried to steel journal 3, but failed, Gideon stole it once. Evil Queen, Cheshire cat and Courtly Jester had it once. 3. Both books were destroyed. Bill Cipher destroyed all 3 journals and Raven Queen destroyed the storybook of legends so everyone could have their own destiny.
Raven still had her purse over her shoulder. “Oh, hey, are you hungry? Cook always packs me enough travel snacks for a quest through the Dark Forest.” Raven pulled out granola bars, an entire wheel of wax-coated cheese, bread still hot, fruit—
“Ooh, are you going to eat that Golden Delicious?” asked Apple.
“No, it’s yours.” Raven held out the yellow fruit.
Apple raised one eyebrow. “Jumping ahead in our story a bit, aren’t we?”
Raven pulled back the apple, sputtering, “Whoa, it’s not—I mean—it’s just—”
Apple grinned, and they both laughed.
Raven tossed her the apple. “It’s not poisoned, I swear.”
“Sure, that’s what they all say.” Apple rubbed her namesake fruit on her red quilted skirt and bit in, her eyes closing as she crunched. Juice dripped down her perfect chin. “Soooo good.
As teashoesandhair would put it, if you don’t want to hear a story about a snake, some dead cats, and a complete BAMF of a teacher, press J on your keyboard now. Trigger warning for the aforementioned snakes and dead cats.
I took anatomy sophomore year.
I’m going to call the teacher Mrs. Rodriguez because if I told you her real name you’d be able to google her and My God, do Things Come Up in that google search. Not things like things but things that are weird for your sophomore anatomy teacher to be doing. Things like speaking at a panel at a con about POC in sci-fi media. Things like being in a lowkey girl gang and reviewing movies on a YouTube channel with the word “mafia” in the username. Things that you will understand when you’re finished reading this.
Mrs. Rodriguez is a not a big, hulking woman, nor is she mean in any way. She’s actually pretty unassuming (and sleepy, at least when I had her at 8 in the morning). But this woman is a calm fury, always borderline Is-This-a-Joke-Or?, terrifyingly cavalier when it comes to dangerous chemicals/Real and Actual dead things/comparing organs of the body to foods you no longer want to eat again ever, and educated on social topics and not afraid to call out bigoted students. I have witnessed this. She drinks out of an oversized coffee mug with brass knuckles painted on the side and has lots of spooky animals in her room. Living and dead.
And, My God, deadpan doesn’t even begin to cover her. To sum up Mrs. Rodriguez, consider our first interaction with her. It’s the first week of the year and we’re all Smart Kids™ so all we’re trying to do is suck up. Quite a daunting task, as we’re soon to find. Picture this whole conversation in the most tired, bored tone, as if she’s perpetually not quite on her second cup of coffee.
Mrs. Rodriguez: So this is the class snake. His name is Houdini. Poor child who doesn’t know what she’s getting into: Why is he called that? Mrs. Rodriguez: *sips coffee* Mrs Rodriguez: Because he escapes the tank. Mrs. Rodriguez, moving right the fuck along: And these are the class rats. They’re named Milk and Cookies. Mrs. Rodriguez: *sips coffee* Mrs. Rodriguez: Yeah, they’re going to die soon.
This dialogue is not embellished and this is literally what she said.
Anyway, on to the story. So it’s the fourth quarter of the school year, meaning we’re well on the way of our final project: a cat dissection. It’s mega gross, of course. Each be-gloved high schooler is like wrist deep in cat intestine. I’ll stop there and let you picture it.
So Mrs. Rodriguez sets us off on our daily task of whatever it is we were supposed to dissect out and decides this a fine time to clean out the snake’s cage. And by snake, I don’t mean the aforementioned Houdini. Houdini is a little black curious noodle. He’s never harmed anyone and even the kids with a phobia of snakes admit he’s kind of cute. When he gets out, he kind of slithers about and eventually returns home, no harm or foul. No, I’m talking about the other snake, Mr. Kipling.
Mr. Kipling is the class’s recent addition, after the rats (as predicted) shed their mortal coils. Mr. Kipling is not an adorable noodle. Mr. Kipling is an angry, temperamental, grudge-keeping asshole of a snake. He’s never eaten anything in his entire time at the school and spends the whole days looking pissed off and sleeping. Everyone hates Mr. Kipling.
So Mr. Kipling is glaring however snakes glare, Mrs. Rodriguez is calmly attempting to ease him out of the tank and into this bucket, and the whole class is transfixed. The cats lay dead and forgotten.
You must understand, this is pretty much the first time Mr. Kipling has moved, let alone left the tank. Some brave souls reach out to pet him before reconsidering.
Mrs. Rodriguez makes quick work of the snake cage while Mr. Kipling chills in his bucket. However, when time comes to move Kipling back in the tank, he doesn’t budge. Mrs. Rodriguez is literally holding this bucket upside down and the snake, despite all laws of physics that claim otherwise, is holding fast to the bottom (top?) of the bucket. She’s shaking the bucket. We’re transfixed. He refuses to move. What a dick. And then, of course, if it all couldn’t have gone to shit more,
The fire alarm rings.
There was an evacuation drill that we had all forgotten about, being so caught up in both cat and snake. And it’s not like we could stop to pick up after ourselves, since administration takes evacuation drills hella seriously. So we make split-second decisions.
Some kids immediately leave the room and head into the bathroom stalls across from us, their plan being to stake out until administration passes by and they could pop back into the classroom. Others, like myself, figure the period is basically over anyway, shed our gloves and hand-sanitize up to the armpits. Still more decide “fuck it,” leave the class, shove their goopy hands in the air, and shout “DON’T TOUCH ME I’M COVERED IN CAT INTESTINE.”
To each his own I guess. But dear Mrs. Rodriguez also decides “fuck it,” turns the snake-filled bucket back around, puts the lid on it, and TAKES IT WITH HER.
SHE’S JUST CASUALLY WALKING THE HALLS WITH A BUCKET OF SNAKE.
My god we must have been a sight to see. A horde of smart-ass high schoolers, some practically drowning in hand sanitizer, some with wide, concentrating eyes and hands up in the air that hopefully are not dripping ominously, some missing all together. And the leader of the anatomy class gang, Mrs. Rodriguez, calmly holding a bucket that is definitely not hissing and bumping, topped off with a haphazard “DANGER: LIVE SNAKE” sign.
No wonder the whole school talks about us.
And to top it off, we ended up missing the mandatory school assembly (also enforced strictly by the dreaded administration) under the excuse “Well, Ma’am, do you want us to leave out the formaldehyde-laden cat carcasses?” We took an agonizingly long time cleaning up, of course. But someone is still missing. And just as soon as we notice this, someone points dramatically towards the window.
“Look, it’s Mrs. Rodriguez!”
And there she is, walking as casually as ever down the quad, sun shining at her back like some sort of goddamn storybook legend, open bucket bouncing against her side, and a huge fucking asshole snake hanging from her shoulders.
Fast sketchy draw I made of little Princess Apple White from Ever After High. Got inspired by http://are-you-royal-or-rebel.tumblr.com/ drawing of the characters as kids, so decided to draw Apple White from a chapter of Storybook of Legends when she remembers why she wants her destiny so much. Pretty much Apple is a princess who has fear of fearing what can happen in her life. She wants a safe life, that’s it.
I found this when looking around the web. What do you think of it?
I wonder what exactly changed when Raven destroyed the Storybook of Legends? Do you think the fairytale stories will play out even if the participants don’t want it to? Did they choose which part they wished to play? Or did the role choose them?
Almost finished with my Alistair Wonderland! Used an old doll purse to create a pouch for him that opens and closes with velcro. I sewed it all and added his Scroll, painted accents on his canteen and compass, took the colors off his bottom lip, painted his boots, waved his hair a bit, remade him a necklace, shadowed his eyes and added a little blush, drew directional symbol on his shirt, still need to draw his map. Fixed and popped his collar a bit, about to sew pockets on his jacket, and in the process of making him a Storybook of Legends and a Backpack. :)
When Apple was six years old, she had fallen down a well… It was the first time in her life that she’d ever felt alone. Or cold. Or really, truly scared…
Treading cold water in the well, feeling her legs tire, her face start to sink under, the cruel, smooth walls slick to her grasping fingers, six-year old Apple changed. She realized that the real world was much, much scarier than any fairytale. Only in her own story would she be safe.
Raven was asking Apple to give up all known paths forever after. To lose everything that was known and safe. To spend her entire life on unfamiliar paths and wind-beaten cliffs. Every day uncertain, dangerous, treading water in a well with no guarantee of a Happily Ever After.
I pretty like idea, where they find storybook of legends and it reveals that next snow white will be Raven and Apple will be evil queen. And then after her happy ending was “stolen” she really becomes evil. Going mad, killing little, white foxex, making coat from them… There are so many possibilities ♥ I would start from cursing Daring, so we could have prince in beauty and beast problem solved.
And oh, wrong brushes, i need my old brushes >.<
If i ever get Apple doll i will make her into evil queen. Not sure about how exactly to dress her, but i think i have a lot of time to think about it.
Ever After High: Once Upon a Time A Story Collection By Shannon Hale (Electronic Book, 2014)
Read these exclusive introductions to all your favorite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Storybook of Legends and commit to live out their fairy-tale destiny, repeating the famous stories of their parents.
This volume collects together for the first time 12 short tales, including five BRAND-NEW stories. For the first time, find out what Dexter and Darling Charming, Cedar Wood, Lizzie Hearts and Kitty Cheshire were doing just before school started.
NOTE: This collection includes the stories of Apple White, Raven Queen, Madeline Hatter, Briar Beauty, Ashlynn Ella and Hunter Hunstman, and the fairy tale The Tale of Two Sisters, which were previously published separately.
Don’t miss this Once Upon a Time special edition of enchanting stories by bestselling and Newbery honor-winning author Shannon Hale.
Apple started singing the tune. With Apple taking melody, Raven slipped lower into harmony. She had to admit, they sounded hexcellent together. Apple’s high, pure soprano against Raven’s soulful alto seemed the perfect mix.