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(a.k.a. Jamie) is a student/writer/geek/librarian who spends far too much time geeking out on the internet and not enough time actually writing.

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The middle is okay, but I live for the end.  Evidently, I’m fascinated by watching things fall apart.

This isn’t what Kay wanted out of life.

This isn’t what Kay wanted out of life.

eselkunst:

pencil, then digital.

The questing beast is a creature from Arthurian mythology.   At the time, I was reading Le Morte D’Arthur, and had just finished the passage featuring this creature.

The description in the text is extremely vague, however there are other versions of the tale that give more visual cues. From these, it seems to be a typical case of fanciful elaborations of real-world animals, in this case: the giraffe (also known as the “cameleopard” in Medieval times).

The questing beast is described as: having the head and neck of a serpent, the body of a leopard, the haunches of a lion and the feet of a hart. Which would make sense if you were trying to explain what a giraffe was to the folks back in Europe.

The name itself comes from the description common to all versions of Arthurian legend, which describe the creature as constantly emitting a noise like of a pack of hunting (“questing”) dogs. So.. fill a giraffe full of yelping beagles and foxhounds, and there you go.

The questing beast appears after Arthur has a troubling dream about the fall of his Kingdom at the hands of his incestuously conceived son, and so the questing beast is thought to be a bad omen: a symbol of incest and its negative consequences.

mmhawkes:

As a sneak peek - have the initial thumbnail sketch that has since turned into something requiring epic storyboarding. I blame Heather Dale.

Oh, hell, yes.

mmhawkes:

As a sneak peek - have the initial thumbnail sketch that has since turned into something requiring epic storyboarding. I blame Heather Dale.

Oh, hell, yes.

Anyone know where I can get my hands on an English-language copy of Escanor by Girart D’Amiens?

gold-and-glittering:

Today I took Selina Hastings’ Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady to tutoring because my student (who is 8 years old) loves stories about knights and princesses, and it’s tough to get her to be enthusiastic about reading. It was the most entertaining thing ever…

  • “Why doesn’t King Arthur just get…

fuckyeaharthuriana:

We’ve made a new album of old favourites for you. It’s free (although if you feel like naming your price, we’d be very grateful!). All we ask is that you pass the album on. Think of someone who could use a pick-me-up and send them the gift of free music!

LINK

Please, reblog, so that more people can meet this wonderful singer and her music.

sharpsarcasm:

Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr
An Arthurian murder mystery starring Sir Kay.
Kay being one of my favorite knights.

sharpsarcasm:

Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr

An Arthurian murder mystery starring Sir Kay.

Kay being one of my favorite knights.

cocuyos:

Arthurian Awareness campaigns, inspired by Harry Potter propaganda posters by BlimpCat studioBecause not everything is right with the Arthurian word. First one is a reference to Slutwalk campaign

Also, I’m sorry.

Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr
An Arthurian murder mystery starring Sir Kay.
Kay being one of my favorite knights.

Idylls of the Queen, Phyllis Ann Karr

An Arthurian murder mystery starring Sir Kay.

Kay being one of my favorite knights.

mmhawkes:

lucrenoin:

As a result from my last discussion where we were talking about arthurian blind casting. I think Merlin BBC is not enough, also because, ew, the characters, so now I want this. This is my cast. Not modern AU but fantasy-arthurian.

As you probably noticed Archie Panjabi and Taye Diggs are here too. Because I love them. They are my dreamwife and dreamhusband. Naomie Harris is here too because she is perfect. And Chiwetel Ejiofor is Gawain BECAUSE HE IS AND YOU CAN’T DENY IT.
Warren Kole and Michael Ealy are Galahad and Mordred. What? Are you insinuating I decided to cast them as Galahad and Mordred because I am so superficial and obsessed that in this way I could watch Common Law thinking about a Gal/Mordred AU? You are right.


Gina Torres as Morgause
Archie Panjabi as Morgan le Fay
Alexander Siddig as Arthur
Rochelle Aytes as Guinevere
Philip Winchester as Lancelot

Ronni Jhutti as Agravaine
Elyes Gabel as Gaheris
Tongayi Chirisa as Gareth
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Gawain
Michael Ealy as Mordred

Elaine Cassidy as Laurel
Chipo Chung as Lynette
Bingbing Li as Lyonesse
Naomie Harris as Ragnelle
Warren Kole as Galahad

Morena Baccarin  as Nimue
Meera Syal as Vivian
Diane Kruger as Elaine of Shalott
Edward Hogg as Bercilak
Robyn Lively as Elaine of Corbenic

Taye Diggs as Bedivere
Simon Baker as Kay
Anthony Starke as Dinadan
Christine Adams as Guinevak
Rachel Weisz as lady Bercilak

So, lucrenoin posted this amazing Arthurian dream cast (Gina Torres as Morgause, and Taye Diggs as Bedwyr - I can’t even!), and then followed it up with a suggestion of an alternate universe steampunk-esque version of the legends.

I THINK I MUST DRAW THIS. I have a stack of about seven paintings/drawings I am currently working on (a mixture of Good Omens, Tortall, and 13th century Arthuriana), so it might take me a few days, but… this is going to happen. Yup.

fuckyeaharthuriana:

Click on Thou shall give me the plot!

Vivian finds the Holy Grail and gives it to Palamede! Lady Bercilak has an allergy! It’s a story about the Grail and Mordred is incredibly kind with everyone. 

fuckyeaharthuriana:

Second version. With more.

I am a hostage that lives in Joyous Garde.

My best friend is Galahad.

My lover is Lancelot.

My enemy is Guinevere.

Mordred will kill me [for cheating on him with Lancelot].

Surprisingly accurate.  Or I guess I could be Arthur.