Fairies!!

@p1kef1sh (45647)
April 29, 2009 8:36am CST
I am in the very fortunate position of receiving regular graphic greetings from my online friends. Many of these take the form of fairies in various settings. In every case, the fairies are semi-clad young ladies. Some border on the risque. I have no objection to these at all - but from my admittedly limited knowledge of fairy folk, I don't recall them all looking like they've just emerged from a pole dancing bar! As most of the ones that I receive are from women, I wonder whether there might be a market for more "authentically" dressed versions?
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• Philippines
29 Apr 09
I don't think so. Try looking at Brian Frouds fairies in his book, "Fairies". It seem to set the standard on what fairies look like for each of its kind.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
I know the book and that's why I asked this question.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
29 Apr 09
My favorite Fairy type is a wood fairy. They tend to be dressed in leaves and bark. They are still slender and light but hardly ever show more then a thigh or a belly button. They are not risque but are lovely in a quiet way. There is a market for such things...
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
I will be interested to see them. There clearly is a markwt. Maybe I'm just old fashioned! LOL.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I'll see if I can find a link to some and will post it. I know I'm old fashioned.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
I'm with you, TL. I love the wood nymphs. And p1key, I just got a new fairie for my garden. She's a child fairy, and dressed like a child fairy would be. But someone painted her black of all things so I had to paint her white, as she should be. She looks beautiful in my yard. I just love her!
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@scorpio19 (1363)
29 Apr 09
hmmmm now you got me thinking...I design graphics and I think you have a very good point because I struggle to find appropriate graphics to post, so I mainly don't use them but do on occasions, perhaps I should design some that are more truer to the image we have of fairy folk.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
I didn't want to upset anyone. But the fairies in some of the graphics are extremely sexy. Not that I am complaining! LOL. However, I suspect that a few "normal" fairies might go down well.
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@scorpio19 (1363)
29 Apr 09
I agree with you, some graphics are very graphical and in poor taste, I'II see what I can do. I use to have my own glitter site I may do another one but with some tasteful graphics on.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
Yeah, I always wondered about those pole dancing fairies.*L* I much prefer the more traditionally clothed ones, myself. Just doesn't seem right, dressing the in sexy stuff, somehow.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
I just wonderd that's all. I don't mind scantily clad young ladies - but I always thought that fairies were more...... dressed! LOL.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
Irish, !!!!!
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@mummymo (23709)
30 Apr 09
Nah that is just the way they should be p1ke honey - after all it is the way most of we women would dress if it weren't for mens dirty minds and the cold weather and (as in my case) the rolls of fat on our tummies! lol xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Apr 09
Oh bliss Mummymo. I don't have a dirty mind. I showered it just this morning! So dress how you please. PLEASE! XXXX
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@mummymo (23709)
1 May 09
LOL If only you could have seen how I used to dress when I was young and slim - I am afraid you may have had a dirty mind then no matter how often you showered it! lolxxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
1 May 09
I have a good imagination Mummymo. In any case, you look fine to me whatever you are wearing - or not wearing! XXXX
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@Humbug25 (12552)
29 Apr 09
Hi there p1kefsh Hmm it might have something to do the way world seems to going at the moment. More and more things are acceptable these days that certainly weren't say 20 years ago. Look at pop groups these days, how little they wear and how provocative their videos are. I don't know - the youth of today!! LOL
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
LOL. You're a lot younger than me too Humbug. But I do worry that some of these young ladies will catch cold. As my granny used to say "Where's your vest?"!
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@Humbug25 (12552)
29 Apr 09
... and don't get me started on what girls are allowed to wear to school these days, all that a school uniform? A skirt that could easily be mistaken for a belt! Thank goodness I have all boys!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Apr 09
You won't be saying that in a few years time when they are admiring the lack of skirt on their female school friends! A friend of mine used to describe my daughter's school as the "Skirts optional" school as any mystique regarding female nether region foundation garments was removed altogether by the brevity of their skirts! I.e. They showed their knickers!
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• Netherlands
6 May 09
Hi P1key!! You know what I have found about those old fashioned Fairies? I have it on Very Good Authority that they are Much more whimsical than the modern day Fairies...It's true!! They have much more imagination then the younger Fairies and they Only Show Up to people that really want to see them very badly and are actively searching for them! And they can show up Anywhere, Anytime, because they are great teases!! So if I were you, I would close my eyes very tightly and let the Fairie Gods/Goddesses Know just how much you wish to find them and I will bet you in No Time At All...you will find some!!! Happy Fairie Searching P1key! I just Know they will come to you 'cause you are the Best!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
6 May 09
I was astonished to discover that somehow, as if by magic, some very sweet fairies appeared in my inbox GEL. Isn't that amazing?
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• Netherlands
6 May 09
I told you P1key...I had it on Very Good Authority, now you probably realize that you must listen to me when I tell you something...after all, I Do Know Best!!! Happy flying with the Fairies P1key!!
@littleowl (7157)
3 May 09
Hi p1ke, guess you are right there, it has never occurred to me how they look except they are cute..but do actually agree with you it would be nice to see a few fairies with a bit more clothes on...hugs LoLo
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 May 09
I don't object to them being semi-clad LoLo. I do have some red blood in me! But they also appear to be in danger of catching cold at times! LOL. XXXX
@littleowl (7157)
3 May 09
Oh p1ke, I realise you are a red-hot blooded male..but fairies are magickal, so they never get colds..fear not of that!! hugs LoLo
@camomom (7537)
• United States
3 May 09
I have no idea but I love fairies of all kinds. I tend to be drawn more towards the risque ones. I don't know why. Maybe they are just prettier or something. I'll have to remember to take pictures of my fairies and send them to you. They're so beautiful.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 May 09
I don't mind the sacntily clad ones. I just wonder if that is how fairies are supposed to look!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
3 May 09
I have no clue what they are "supposed" to look like. Sorry, I'm no help.
@dorypanda (1584)
3 May 09
I just 'found' this one from Glitter Graphics. I have found a lot of fairy graphics and pictures, they do all seem to be scantily clad ladies, I'll keep my eye out for any I find that are actually dressed properly.
@dorypanda (1584)
3 May 09
http://www.glitter-graphics.com/graphics/44706
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 May 09
I remember posing for that one Dory! LOL.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
30 Apr 09
I believe the faries in Tinkerbell movie were kind of hoochie dressed too. But really cute way the outfits were suited to their jobs. Rose petals, leaves, etc.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Strange, ya know who just came to mind? Betty Boop! If her outfit were any more sexy, well.......
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
30 Apr 09
So actually they have always done this coz Betty Boop was way before my time. I think they just do it on a bigger scale now. Even cheribs are bearely dressed. Like cupid. But if you keep getting turned on by these faries i would start to worry about that. LoL!!!
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
I think the reason for this is the woody detritus claded maidens are often associated with little girls and in the effort to bring fairies to a much older audience they try to "adultize" the fairy. I don't know if people still believe in them, but I still do "call me crazy but I see them" Fey's are sensual already as they are without adding the sexy to the mystic. But then again there are two types or rather three main types which people are not aware of. Sprytes that live deep in forests and don't mingle with humans tend to wear the earthy schemed clothes, they are the ones who wear skimpy often stap on leaves or vines to themselves as clothes or for those who have no contact with humans at all, stay naked! While the trooping fairies due to thousands of years living in human gardens and small woodlands near human settlement tend to imitate human clothes. Fortunately they haven't moved into the 20th century yet when it comes to fashion...so no leather here for them...they have stayed to more of 1800's fashion now a days and hopefully wont progress up to the fashion of the 80's LOL. Bottom line I dont like fairies being so humanized they loose their essence as a being of nature:)
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Apr 09
Well we love to anthropomorphise animals so why not fairies. I don't think that you are crazy either. If you are then so are a heck of lot of others!
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
3 May 09
Yes Indeed they will and always be a part of the human imagination :) And I just hope that humans won't run away with their imaginations when it comes to these beings from a different plane :)
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Apr 09
fairies are sexy these days...have to say. I make incence burners and fairies are a big hit and i will tell you.....most of them are either naked or close to it. If your're looking for sweet & innocent ....try tinkerbell...or maybe not....
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Apr 09
I don't mind down and dirty Sid, but I just feel that fairies are more than titillation.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Apr 09
maybe that is why they are so popular. if they are dressed.....it is usually in leaves or flower petals. they don't have real clothes.
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
29 Apr 09
By authentic, P1ke, I'm assuming you mean in the bollocky, with strategically placed nasturtium leaves and sweet peas? I think you need to spend a bit more time sniffing around under toadstools - hahaha!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Apr 09
Last time I looked under a toad stool I got kissed by a toad. Boy did he ever make a mistake!!
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
2 May 09
He's probably now deliriously happy and in love! (He's not likely to die from P1ke Flu, is he?)
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I have always like fairies. They are so elegant and fragile looking. I guess maybe some do have a little skimpiness to their clothing but then that is maybe how the artist liked to see them maybe he/she was thinking of the dancers when they were drawing them. I have no problem with the outfits as long as they aren't naked I am fine..but I guess just like we have good and bad girls, they will have the bad and good girls of fairies..
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Apr 09
Victorian fairies? Muslim fairies? Goth fairies? Perhaps there's a market for ethnic costume fairies? All's fairy in love and war? Dawn needs sleep...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
30 Apr 09
LOL. Well why not Dawn. Sleep well Mom.
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 09
I did and now I'm awake! :-)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I like fairies...but i prefer them more clothed then not. I am actually looking for graphics of a fairy(fully dressed of course) with like brown wings and brown clothing for this idea for a tattoo i want.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
Maybe the lady above can help you?
• United States
30 Apr 09
i have found one i would like to use but then a friend of mine wants to use it to..so there is an issue..if she can find another tattoo she wants i am so taking the fairy one.
• United States
29 Apr 09
LOL..Without stating the obvious I am a lover of faeries...and have sent and used countless graphics to my friends not all faeries wear long flowing dresses which are impractical for a faery who flies,lol.... but there are many types of faeries out there and I have noticed they are really tarting them up these days but there are more accurately portrayed faery pics still out out there I tend to use the sexier ones for my guy friends though...hehehe!xx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
maybe that's it. Perhaps I am just receiving the sexier ones! LOL. I appreciate them however they come. At least it means that I am not totally forgotten!
• United States
29 Apr 09
Yes it's just harmless eye candy,it was a good question though..me personally I don't see anything wrong with sexy faeries myself there is no harm in that I don't think a gothic faery will be wearing a flowing pink earthy dress and flowers in her hair..just saying and faeries serve different purposes that is open for interpretationlolAwww..your to sweet a person to be forgotten:)x
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Apr 09
You've heard the term "airy fairy" yes? How can Faeries be airy if they've got too much clothing on? Flying too, have you ever tried to fly in a pants suit???
@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Apr 09
Thought that you said Panda suit! Easy mistake to make.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Apr 09
But that means the sentence wouldn't have made any sense. You CAN fly in a panda suit!
• United States
7 Jun 09
I have noticed that as I got older, fairies started losing more and more clothes. It is not so much that I mind, it is strange that I have not seen any in awhile that had the bright, colourful mystical theme going on, with out the cleavage. Maybe to a fairy, there is no sexuality to it, but perhaps adding the clothing insinuates some sexuality as well. Some of it looks nearly impossible to fly in...
@p1kef1sh (45647)
7 Jun 09
That's kind of my thinking. Surely fairies should be asexual. Some of the ones that I see would have any red blooded man taking to the wood in anxious anticipation!