Horsin' Around Vol. 1Hello and welcome to the first issue of Horsin Around, a monthly article that brings you the latest news in and around the dA Equine Community! Each month will be packed full of articles all showcasing the work of our talented artists. There will also be interviews with your favourite equine artists, links to helpful accounts, contests and tutorials, a Love for the Unloved section which showcases the deviations that I feel deserves more faves, and there will also be stamps for you readers and featured artists to use in your journals/shoutboxes too! Since this is the first issue, Id be grateful if you could give me feedback on what you think of it, and if you have any suggestions for future issues, Id love to hear them. I hope you enjoy this first volume, and thanks for reading!Horsin' Around Vol. 1 by MichelleWalker
Love for the Unloved
A selection of artists and some of their works that I feel deserve more faves and views! Please go show
Fan Art Friday: Firefly / Serenitytechgnotic
Fan Art Friday: Shiny!
Firefly by Lucas-Zebroski
Even though the television show Firefly only aired for 1 season in 2002, it is mourned by fans till this day. The space-western comedy-drama featuring a renegade crew of misfits who raided to the ends of the universe in their spaceship, Serenity, and called it an honest day’s work, was quick to steal many a viewer’s heart.
Creator Joss Whedon drew inspiration from many sources for the show. Inspiration
Fan Art Friday: Beauty and the Beasttechgnotic
FAN ART FRIDAY: Tale As Old As Time
Beauty and The Beast
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast redefined the animated features genre when it became the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
It was a feat that had not been accomplished in over the 50 years since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs first established the genre in 1937. Beauty and the Beast was also the first animated film to earn over $100 million at
EDIT: Fixed a few things about the image that were bothering me. Also, Samira made into 'Fooled'! If you're not reading already, check it out at fooled-story.blogspot.com. (You can spy Samira in Chapter 8, Part 2. )
Wickfield is hosting a 'Royal Challenge' to create a character that could be featured in her story 'Fooled'. See more at Fooled-Official!
Western culture overlooks the much more complex details of the harem. In the Ottoman Empire, the harem typically housed the Sultan’s mother, wives, daughters, and other female relatives, as well as slaves- at certain points in history the Sultan’s sons also lived in the harem until they were of age. Royal women of the harem used their wealth to patronize important public building projects and charitable works. Because of their proximity to and influence on the sultans, they also played an active role in important political matters.
Also, if you can make out the map in the background, at the time the Fooled story takes place, the reaches of the Ottoman Empire weren't too far from Italy.
So here we have Samira - a favorite companion of the Sultan, and one such influential lady.
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Republic of Chic, JJ Valaya 2012 Collction: An Ottoman Empire - 2.bp.blogspot.com/-TNwXumErBhw…