9 Heroines - [7/9] Snow White and Rose Red
“One was called Snow White, and the other Rose Red. They were as good and happy, as busy and cheerful as ever two children in the world were, only Snow White was more quiet and gentle than Rose Red. Rose Red liked better to run about in the meadows and fields seeking flowers and catching butterflies; but Snow White sat at home with her mother, and helped her with her housework, or read to her when there was nothing to do.”
Silhouette demons - another set of 2.5 by 3.5 inch miniatures. The one in the Elizabethan ruff and the two Edwardians (middle) are my favorites.
7 Villains - [2/7] Bluebeard
“There was once a man who had fine houses, both in town and country, a deal of silver and gold plate, embroidered furniture, and coaches gilded all over with gold. But this man was so unlucky as to have a blue beard, which made him so frightfully ugly that all the women and girls ran away from him. ”
FAIRY TALE MEME ∙ [1/4] OTPs
/BROTPs∙ Beauty & the Beast/Prince (from La Belle et la Bête/Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve/Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont)
"…you must not die. Live to be my husband; from this moment I give you my hand, and swear to be none but yours. Alas! I thought I had only a friendship for you, but the grief I now feel convinces me, that I cannot live without you."
little red the wolf-hunter →
deep scars ran like rivers down red’s back, mangled tissues promising never to heal properly. just as well, she thought. just as well she never forgot that beast and what he took from her, and what he gave. she had not been the same since the day in her grandmother’s cabin when the wolf sprang from the bed and attempted to devour her, his already bloody maw snapping in her face, his claws tearing at her vulnerable flesh. she had escaped, she did not know how, for she had awoken miles from the cabin, weak from blood loss, delirious, yet still alive. soon it became clear that the encounter with the wolf had changed her. she became stronger, faster, her senses heightened and her blood lust insatiable. she knew she could not return to her village like this, like a monster, and instead took to the deep, vast woods to seek vengeance on the one who had done this to her.
The sculpted ice boat photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue US
The word sword comes from the Old English sweord, cognate to swert, "to wound, to cut".
The sword is symbolic of liberty and strength. In the Middle Ages, the sword was often used as a symbol of the word of God. The names given to many swords in mythology, literature, and history reflect the high prestige of the weapon and the wealth of the owner.