Neurotic Owl

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Tag Archives: fairytales

Weekly thingy and the Ace of Swords/Lady of the Lake

Well, this one was suuuuper obvious, wasn’t it? Honestly I’m prepared to at least see how damp women handing out swords works as a system of government, it seems unlikely … Continue reading

June 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

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-ish thingy and the Page of Cups/The Girl -Fish

This is a new favorite fairy tale for me, I actually hadn’t read it till a few weeks ago. It’s apparently not super well known despite having been part of … Continue reading

March 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Ten of Cups/Ileana Simziana

So I only discovered this story a few weeks ago while looking up dragon stories and it wasn’t what I needed for that, but it was definitely what I needed … Continue reading

March 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Nine of Cups/Dragon’s Hoard

This one isn’t a specific story – oddly the whole traditional dragon with a hoard of gold in a cave demanding maidens for lunch thing doesn’t really turn up in … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 1 Comment

Weekly thingy and the Eight of Cups/Gerda

Mooooom, the Snow Queen again????? Yup, nope, never tired of this story. Also if you haven’t read the whole thing and only know it through adaptations you are missing a … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Weekly thingy and the Seven of Cups/Allerleirauh

This is not the best known story but I’ve already talked through it once so huzzah, easy post! Allerleirauh aka All-Kinds-of-Fur is packing her treasures to run away before her … Continue reading

February 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Weekly thingy and the Six of Cups/Twelve Dancing Princesses

6 cups! 12 princesses! No more than 24 arms (actually less because not everyone’s arms are visible but definitely NO MORE. I showed several people this drawing at various stages … Continue reading

January 30, 2022 · 1 Comment