Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

Weekly thingy and The Sun/East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Do people mostly know this one? I’m never sure – I’ve drawn a few versions of it over the years in a few media, plus drawings of Lyra riding Bjorn in His Dark Materials, and they were always kind of a hit, but I never know if that’s because everyone just likes girls riding bears. Which, fair, same.

Anyhoo, it’s another enchanted prince variation – the girl rides off with the prince to stay a year and a day in his castle, fucks up by using a candle to see what he looks like at night when he’s human (very Psyche and Eros), and he’s snatched away to a troll castle where she has to follow him and save him.

I LOVE it. Young girl on a quest, check. She’s the heroine and he’s mostly along for the ride, check. She uses various homely skills as part of her strategy to save him, check check. It’s all a delight.

Also, I really really wanted to put the little Robber Girl in Sami dress back when I did the Lovers, but I wasn’t going to tie an indigenous culture to horrible abusive possibly cannibalistic robbers, so I’m delighted to have an uncomplicatedly heroic character who makes sense for it instead.

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Places to buy stuff!

Did I miss something?  I think that’s everything.

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What’s making me happy this week:

  • I know this is Norway, not Iceland, but a story with cold weather and trolls just reminds me now that it’s been at least a month or two since I rewatched the hot mess that is ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The story of Fire Saga’ (defintely just googled the actual title) and weirdly for someone who generally hates Will Ferrell I LOVE that movie, The elves went too far!

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