It happens to the best of faeries...

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Alan Smith

I suspect the late J R R Tolkien might turn in his grave if he saw this... it's a perfect example of the undignified, childish way faeries were portrayed before JRRT single-handedly revived elven mythology in the middle of last century. This was inspired by Tolkien's essay 'On Fairy Stories', but I hope the moderators will realise it isn't 'fan art' as such. In fact, it's meant as a kind of compliment to the man, since it represents a 'before' version, the 'replacements' being Arwen, etc as portrayed in 'Lord of the Rings'. Whatever, this girl is more 'Mustardseed' than 'Elbereth' if you know what I mean. She's come to an undignified landing in someone's tea, and to add embarrassment to injury she's falling out of her dress as well. Obvious inspiration here from 'Lady Cottingley's Faerie Book'. I don't actually know if faeries DO have green nipples or not, if anyone can speak with genuine authority on this matter, I'd be interested to hear your experiences. Anyway, here's one faery who'll never touch cowslip wine again!


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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