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winter-of-hearts
Winter Heart
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My interests include science, law, art and literature. I know a little bit about a lot of things but not a great deal about anything. I write the stories in this profile, but I don't do the art.

There are two special deviants in my life. March Rabbit has her own folder and posts her art exclusively in my profile; Angelica has her own DA page but is also my illustrator, so some of her art is posted here.
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No matter how much I try to get away from them, I keep coming back to fairy tales. Old-school fairy tales are so fascinating - in context as well as in presentation. Some of the stories are simple and deliberately avoid explanations... Who is the "little man" in The Jew Among Thorns, who delivers a gun that always hits its target, and a fiddle that compels all to dance?

Some of the stories are cruel beyond measure. In The Old Beggar Woman, a poor old lady shivers in the cold and begs for money. A boy takes pity on her and invites her to warm by the fire - but his kindness lead to her demise, for her rags catch fire and she burns to death. The boy feels pity but does not help her.

Other stories flow so quickly - like Cinderella - but at times they are so abstract. How is it that a bird delivers gold and silver whenever Cinderella so wishes? The birds that rip the eyes out her step-sisters, condemning them both to blindness, is hardly told in the modern version of this story.

This, and so much more, I am finding in the Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales. I feel that I am not quite done with children's stories - not yet at least! In fact, I would like to turn most of my Black Halo short stories into fairy tales.

 


A while back, Hellobaby illustrated one of my characters - a demon featured in one of my short stories:

 


Inspired and influenced by the wonder and horror of Germanic folk stories, he is about to make a comeback in a series of fairy tales. DandyAngelicaVannini already has a few incredible illustrations of him, just waiting to see the light of day! But all in good time...

:iconfoxninjaplz: by foxninjaplz
  • Listening to: Master of Light (Freedom Call)
  • Reading: GRIMM'S complete fairy tales
  • Watching: my son growing up (he can crawl now!)
  • Playing: with words
  • Eating: raw salmon
  • Drinking: more coffee than I ought to

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Dance4life628 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a member of :iconunknown-artists-club:, and I'd like to ask you: why aren't adoptables allowed in the group?
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winter-of-hearts Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
This is how the group was set up long before I joined. Any adoptable piece in our gallery today was accepted by accident.
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:icondance4life628:
Dance4life628 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So you haven't been told why adoptables aren't accepted, have you?
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winter-of-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
All I know is that our Founder wanted to do things a little different.
Attached: portrait of our Founder.

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Pepper-the-phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the watch and your warm comments!
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BlueFire305 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
you're stories are really good!
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:iconwinter-of-hearts:
winter-of-hearts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Thank you~

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hachi01 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback, I really do appreciate it Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
When I have time i'll read it, just I need to finish this week and I will have summer holidays.

And if you liked my work maybe you'd like my principal comic New Start
I don't, I think maybe you'll like it.... And sorry if something was wrote wrong, english isn't my maternal lenguageLlama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1]   

~Sorry for taking your time~
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