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Delightfully Dark Fairy Tale Illustrations

Fairy tales often contain extremely dark subject matter, including murder, incest, cannibalism, black magic and suicide. However, just because the plots are grim doesn’t mean the artwork can’t be beautiful. Feast your eyes on these wonderful fairy tale illustrations by Nadezhda Illarionova, and behold the power of imagination. Link  –via Flavorwire

Little Girl Writes Threatening Letters to Tooth Fairy Demanding Payment

Even as a child, Annisa, now 32, liked to keep her records straight. She had some open accounts with the Tooth Fairy and wanted to close them. So Annisa wrote a series of increasingly aggressive letters to her. The Tooth Fairy was going to pay. One way or another. Nice wings you got there. It would be [...]

The Tooth Fairy App

How much should the tooth fairy pay per tooth? There’s an app for that! See if you’re paying below market rate for your children’s teeth: Kids found an average $3 per tooth under their pillows this year, up [...]

Angry Birds Macarons

Show those pigs you mean business…by eating them! The Cookie Fairy did, and you can find his/her recipe at the link. Link (Google Translate) -via Tasteologie

Mystery ‘fairy circles’ stump scientists

Nobody is able to explain the strange, bare circular patches that appear in the Nimibian grasslands. Known as ‘fairy circles’, the mysterious circles …

If Three Little Pigs Were Covered by Modern Media

How would the fairy tale Three Little Pigs play out if it were covered by modern media? The Guardian’s fanciful advertisement for open journalism lets you "follow the story from the paper’s front page [...]

The Platonic Fairy

Just got friend-zoned? Here’s the culprit: the Platonic Fairy, as visualized by cartoonist Mark Anderson.  View lots more really neat cartoons over at Mark’s website | Valentine’s Day [...]

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy on a Glass Harp

(Video Link) I’ve long found the Sugar Plum Fairy to be among the most enchanting parts of The Nutcracker. Here’s a performance by Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec, a duo that plays a glass harp so large that it covers five octaves. -via The Hairpin | Performers’ Website | Previously: Sugar Plum Fairy on Tesla Coils

Fairy Tales Retold With Balloons

I love these fairy tale recreations by artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle of Kelly would use Photoshop to alter the images to look more 2D and Larry did the actual bending and twisting of the balloons. See more over at Environmental Graffiti. Link

Fairy Swatter

Fairy Swatter – $4.95 June 24th is Fairy Day! Are you tired of being pestered by magical wee folk, especially those dainty little fairies? You need to head down to the NeatoShop and get yourself a Fairy Swatter. With the swatter in hand you can finally get relief from those annoying ethereal creatures. Be sure to check out [...]