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So we’ve finally come to the end of this little countdown arc. For the finale, I’m leaving you with a story of the lord of the Dead who stole the daughter of Spring (or the retelling of Hades and Persephone). Yes, another review on Greek mythology. You know you love me. 😉 Oh, and by the way, for the sake of Valentines, this version of Hades and Persephone actually describes them as lovers in love, instead of, well, you know.

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Whoopee, I’m a day late to post this, but I’m back. With an ancient Japanese folklore no less. But before anything else, I’d like to make it clear that the following isn’t so much retold as it was retyped. I happen to have a copy of Richard Gordon Smith’s Ancient Tales and Folk-lore of Japan (1918), so I didn’t bother going through the trouble of retelling the story completely. For obvious reasons of course, I was lazy. Anyways, without further ado: The Golden Hairpin.

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For today’s countdown, I present you with the retelling of a tale, slightly more romantic and reasonably longer than the others, East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

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I was browsing around the web when I found these amazing, free photoshop brushes! A couple of teasers after the jump.

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You’re the Only One

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Like I promised, here’s another tale to tuck you into bed through the night: a retelling of Perseus, the man who killed a beast, saved a mother, and earned a country.

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As a tribute to St. Valentine and all his glory: I’m going to post one classic tale, retold in their own ways, per each day until Valentines Day. Don’t know why I’m doing this, just felt like it. Think all the romance in the air is starting to get to me. Anyway, to start things off, this is the retelling of Rhiannon, the quiet woman who feared she could never grow to love.

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