Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fairy Nice Picture

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" Clap if you believe in faeries!

Someone issued a dare. Do you have a photograph of your faerie?

As my legions and legions of regulars know, I have several unique pictures of my personal faeries. But I think this person wanted proof that faeries exist.

Do you remember that movie Miracle on 34th Street, where some old dude with a white beard was ruled Santa Claus in a court of law after he got all the Christmas letters from kids in New York?

Well, this works something like that. Our featured faerie today is so well known that there's probably not a single kid in America (save the Amish) who could not identify her by name. I imagine the same could be said for Europe and even the Far East.

Everyone knows Tinker Bell. I have at least six t-shirts with her on them. Loves it.

So, the universal recognition of Tinker Bell by name and exploits proves the existence of faeries. She's sort of their poster child in this day and age. Thank you very much, J.M. Barrie, with an assist from Walt Disney.

If you don't believe in faeries, who the heck hides your car keys?


Nettle said...

Fairies are notoriously difficult to photograph; they much prefer to be drawn from life. The famous Cottingley girls always claimed that the fairies were real and that they only faked the photos in order to satisfy the sorts of people who think photographs prove anything.

Raevyn said...

Ask my daughter and she could draw her faerie for you :)

Hecate said...

Oh, they're real alright. G/Son informs me: Hook is mean. The crocodile is mean. Pan is mean.

I think he's getting the lay of the land.

yellowdog granny said...

the cat ate tinkerbell

Frater Servitor said...

Interesting line of thought almost followed here...
Have you ever read American Gods, by Neil Gaiman? Good book, I thought. He has an account of a place where there are gods that no one believes in anymore. They moulder, and eventually fade away. There are some other ideas in the book, like the modern gods of America, like Media, and Industry. (Industry, in fact demands, and gets, human sacrifice)

Of course, there is only one god who is truly worshipped in the American mainstream today, and his name is Lucre...