The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.
The artwork is too great not to reblog.
Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.
That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.
One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Hans Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.
Hedgehog Pencil Holder from Japan’s rakuten.
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TOKKA MONTH : TOUCH
(Like WOW Rugby, how late can you be gurlfrrrrrriiin)
So yeah. I realize I’m a little late on the Tokka month! But we still have like 21 days left for me to catch up on right??? (As long as my beautiful little baby will let me draw.. lol)
So here’s a 25 minute sketch/color job for you
I hope you guys like it! <3 Let me know what you think!
So yeah. More Tokka goodness on it’s way… and maybe some Avatar friends in general… lol!
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