Enchanted Checks

Mystic World It was time for me to order personal checks a few weeks back. I like to switch designs with each new box (because I can), and in light of all the ...
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World-Building: Even the Smallest Detail…

One of the rich aspects of fantasy fiction is the immense world-building behind the imagined cultures. It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien created multiple languages for Middle-Earth and mythology before ...
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This “Flying” Fairy Doll Comes with an Elaborate Backstory and Lovely Illustrations

Fairy sisters Eva, Daria, Alexa, come from the titular realm Slightly Above Time. Newcomers Mara and Aerioth also hail from the same land. Each of the five is her own character, ...
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“Now bring me the Luck of Edenhall!”

So ends the first stanza of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's translation of the Johan Ludwig Uhland "The Luck of Edenhall." In literature and legend, the ancient drinking glass known as the Luck ...
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The Telephone Pole Gnomes of Oakland

In early 2012, painted gnomes started showing up at the bases of telephone poles in Oakland, California, our own town. Or maybe they were there earlier, but just hadn't yet gotten ...
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A Headache of Fairies

The Scintillating Scotoma is a very common visual precursor to the dreaded painful migraine. But it also looks like what I would think seeing fairies could look like. ...
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“Fairy Fitzgerald” and Titania’s Changeling

John Anster Christian Fitzgerald (1819 – 1906) was one of the earlier Victorian painters to embrace fairies as a subject, and earned the nickname "Fairy Fitzgerald" due to his apparent obsession. ...
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The Wife of Bath’s Fairy

Chaucer's Wife of Bath, Alisoun (Alyson, Alys) is one of the most well-known characters in The Canterbury Tales, and her tale, one of the most studied. One of the themes of ...
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Changelings: Face-Saving Explanation Following Mental Illness

She was healthy only yesterday, This is so unlike him, and But she kicked so strongly in the womb... but in the space of a day becoming listless, fevered, or worse. ...
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Mother & Child Fairy Art

Happy Mother's Day weekend from FairyRoom! We'd like to celebrate with an enchanting collection of fairy mother and child art, beginning with this classic pen-and-ink piece by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. ...
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