thecolormonster:

The Little Mermaid by DibuMadHatter
“…Your tail will divide and shrink, until it becomes what human beings call ‘pretty legs.’ It will hurt; it will feel as if a sword were going through your body […] You will walk more gracefully than any dancer; but every time your foot touches the ground it will feel as though you were walking on knives so sharp that your blood must flow. If you are willing to suffer all this, then I can help you…”

thecolormonster:

The Little Mermaid by DibuMadHatter

…Your tail will divide and shrink, until it becomes what human beings call ‘pretty legs.’ It will hurt; it will feel as if a sword were going through your body […] You will walk more gracefully than any dancer; but every time your foot touches the ground it will feel as though you were walking on knives so sharp that your blood must flow. If you are willing to suffer all this, then I can help you…

saveflowers1:

Art by Edna F. Hart (c 1914) from HANS ANDERSEN’S FAIRY TALES.

saveflowers1:

Art by Edna F. Hart (c 1914) from HANS ANDERSEN’S FAIRY TALES.

katrin-rusalka:

The Little Mermaid


Художник: Дима Ребус


Illustration by Edmund Dulac from “The Mermaid” in the 1911 Edition of “Stories from Hans Andersen”
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Illustration by Edmund Dulac from “The Mermaid” in the 1911 Edition of “Stories from Hans Andersen”

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thegorgonist:

The Little Mermaid
Just finished this!  It has been sitting on the drawing board (that is, the desktop,) for a looong time.  
I love fairy tales, and I hate them.  Basically everything in the original Hans Christian Anderson story irritates me, and yet…it is still beautiful.  I’m also really into the Sea Witch, I may want to write about her some day.  Blah blah blah sad little mermaid sacrificing herself so the other girl gets the prince blah blah blah SEA WITCH is where its at!
You can get one on etsy!

thegorgonist:

The Little Mermaid

Just finished this!  It has been sitting on the drawing board (that is, the desktop,) for a looong time.  

I love fairy tales, and I hate them.  Basically everything in the original Hans Christian Anderson story irritates me, and yet…it is still beautiful.  I’m also really into the Sea Witch, I may want to write about her some day.  Blah blah blah sad little mermaid sacrificing herself so the other girl gets the prince blah blah blah SEA WITCH is where its at!

You can get one on etsy!