Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

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Weekly thingy and the King of Cups/Red Riding Hood

Two suits down, two to go! I’m going to tackle swords next because I feel like pentacles will actually be the easiest for me, and I want to have that … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Queen of Cups/The Goblin Market

As I mentioned last week, we’re back to The Goblin Market, but this time near the end, when Lizzie returns from braving the danger dripping in faery fruit juice to … Continue reading

June 11, 2022 · 1 Comment

Wheeeeeeeeee it’s been a while.

I knew I’d been bad about posting but wow did I let things slide. Although it’s not like anyone’s waiting with bated breath for the next painting, but oof, nearly … Continue reading

May 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Four of Cups/Cinderella

I totally knew this one was going to be a cups card, though I wasn’t sure which till I hit four and the general meaning seemed about right. We’re back … Continue reading

December 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Three of Cups/Beauty

Back to Beauty and the Best, although no beast this time. Is it generally fairly well known that Beauty had two sisters? Actually in some earlier versions she has three … Continue reading

December 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Two of Cups/The Goblin Market

I was thinking that this was bending my rules a bit, since Christina Rosetti’s The Goblin Market is very much a literary single author fairytale, but then so are all … Continue reading

December 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Ace of Cups/The Little Mermaid

She’s back, and now she’s a Spirit of the Air! I went over the basics of the original story when I posted the Death card – I’m picking up here … Continue reading

December 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and the King of Wands/Koschei the Deathless

What can I say, I like Russian fairytales and magical turduckens. And background swan maidens. Sorry about the delay, I only had a one day weekend week before last and … Continue reading

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Queen of Wands/Fairy Godmother

It is WILD how close I got to finishing out the wands without a, y’know, magic wand. But here you go, one fairy godmother with wand and slipper and pumpkin. … Continue reading

November 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and the Knight of Wands/The Firebird

The Firebird is another of those characters that turns up across Russian fairytales, like Baba Yaga. She’s usually the object of a quest; the quester who accepts what she gives … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · 1 Comment