Tuesday, October 26, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things: When Plants Attack!

Here's the companion piece to another of "Favorite Things" blog entries, When Animals Attack. As usual, with most of the pictures in this post, the MC is mostly a matter of opinion: if you kink that way, you'll see it. If you don't kink that way, you'll just see what the photographer wanted you to see...which isn't nearly as much fun. However, the image at left (shot by and "starring" Revel/Silvergrey) was staged with MC in mind. I found this image on Deviant Art, and while it doesn't seem to be there anymore, I featured it on my blog once before and quoted the commentary text beneath the picture. So, fortunately, I still have it. Note that the italics and underlining are the artist's own:

In Irish folklore the Dana O'Shee are a fae, elven people that live in a realm of beauty, their nobility akin to that of our own Age of Chivalry, eternally beautiful and eternally young. They surround themselves with the pleasures of the Arts, they live for the hunt, and to this day can be seen riding in procession through the Irish countryside at twilight, led by their King and Queen. However, the Dana O'Shee are not benevolent creatures, despite what their unearthly beauty may imply. They are vengeful and treacherous and possess a streak of mischievous malice, and many have whispered that their true home lies deep in the shadowed groves of the Realm of the Dead. Hearing even a single chord of their otherworldly music leaves one stunned and lost to the mortal realms for ever, finding themselves prey to the Dana O'Shee's hunt or enslaved in their Court as servants or playthings.

Revel titled the picture itself Unseelie Yearning.

Now here are a few more pics that will require a tad more imagination to connect with MC. I think you'll enjoy them anyway, though. And who knows? Maybe they'll give someone a story idea.

First up is a shot by photographer Chi-Rue99; followed by a makeup job from Andrea Perry-Bevan; and lastly another shot of Revel, who does her own photography.

Next up are photos from Daniel Murtaugh, Draconian Artworks (See if that one doesn't remind you of Tabico's Yellow), and another shot by Chi-Rue99.

Lastly, here are one photo from Karin Stenvall and two pieces of digital art from Kassandra Vizerskaya.

***Unless otherwise noted (usually via link), all models, photographers, and digital artists in this post can be found on Model Mayhem and/or Deviant Art.***

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