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Do you use Fairies in your world?
Yes! Of course! 30%  30%  [ 11 ]
Sometimes, they aren't a main race. 35%  35%  [ 13 ]
Nope, don't usually. 19%  19%  [ 7 ]
Never!! 16%  16%  [ 6 ]
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So, the question stands: Do you use Fairies in your world? Why or why not?

See, with the help of Disney and other TV commercial companies, Fairies have been made out to be these pixie things that flutter around and create rainbows (not that it's bad to have pixie things that flutter around and create rainbows ;) ), but I think there needs to be a wider variety of what Fairies are. I, personally, would like to read a book with Fairies that aren't pixie things. How would you go about doing that?

To answer my own questions; no, I do not use Fairies in my world(s). Mainly because I have no storyline with Fairies, I don't use Fairies for the same reasons I don't use Elves...I just don't feel the need. Perhaps, one day I shall go about creating a race of Fairies that goes against the clichés that Disney has made, but, for now, I'm satisfied with a world without Fairies. Though, that isn't to say that I don't enjoy hearing about how everybody else does Fairies in their world. :D It's always nice to hear of the new and bright ideas on HW.

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*throws glitter everywhere* :dieshappy: I am the first one to respond! COOL! Yup, I have fairies everywhere. Fighting fairies, king faries, queen fairies, and of course villianous fairies!

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I don't normally use fairies, but it's possible my Fae are sort of similar to fairies...but definitely not the little Tinkerbell type fairies. ;) It might be fun someday to have a race of fairies that pulls from the older stories, problems with iron included. :D

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I don't like using strictly Elves, fairies, or dwarves. Period. However, I do have a race of people who are similar to fairies. Although they are very different than the Disney version of Tinker Bell. My Oneedads have intense hearing enabled by their large, disproportionate pointed ears. They have luminescent skin and gossamer wings. They cover their skin in leather wrappings in order to blend into their surroundings. The Oneedads are expert assasins.

Not the traditional fairy. ;)

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I don't mind faeries as long as they're done right.... I know a girl who loves using them and hers are very good. My bondfaeries are based off traditional faeries with my own twist... going to get her to help me make them very good too. :)

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I haven't ever used fairies. I won't say I never will, but if I do, they will a warrior race. Okay, now I have this picture of a warrior fairy, that is totally against how most people think of them. He actually pretty sweet looking.

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It depends on whether you're talking about fairies, faeries, or fae(fay). I have faeries in the faerie realm, but I call them and other supernatural beings Entities and I'm working on a 1-10 classification system for them.

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They're not fairies exactly... I have the Shaylia and the Syphi (that's plural form). A Shayli is a little more like a stereotypical fairy but the size of a human and strictly butterfly wings, a Sylph is the same size but has moth wings and is usually a ninja.

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I use elves and dwarves with my own twists from regular literature, but I have not fairies. I see not a need for them.

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Perhaps when I draw that picture of my Oneedads (like I told Jonathan I would), I will post a link in here to the ArtGuild.

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*likes the sounds of Shark's fairies* Actually, I'm rather liking the sound of everybody's fairies. :D


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In my fantasy I have no fairies, although at one point, when there was still magic, in my world I did have some.
I have several short story ideas planed with fairies, ranging from evil demonic fairies to angelic Tolkienesque fairies.
Also I have my favorite one, which involves fairies that are so wild, mischievous, and forgetful it makes them scary.

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Airianna Valenshia wrote:
Perhaps when I draw that picture of my Oneedads (like I told Jonathan I would), I will post a link in here to the ArtGuild.

Good idea. :D

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Technically anyone who uses elves and dwarves is using fairies ;)
Every race in my world of Fantasia is based on a different type of fairy from world folklore. There are dwarves, elves, dryads, gnomes, goblins, trolls, hyter-sprites, kinnaras, apsaras, maruts, poltergeists, and a slew of others. One of my worlds has a race inspired by the Australian bunyips. And my world of Mythica has a few including a race inspired by the Finnish Haltijas, and a race called the Faye. So yes, lots of races inspired by fairies :D But thus far no modernized tiny people with glittery butterfly wings, there are just so many types of intriguing fairies in the world that they kinda got passed over.

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I have pixies. They're small humanoids with wings and as yet only vaguely-defined magical powers over the woods in which they live. In order to compete with larger and stronger races on the battlefield, they use huge metal walkers powered by magic. They may be replaced by another race in a future draft; I'm still deciding if they fit well with the setting. :roll:

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Huge metal walkers? Sounds intriguing! Are they mechanical or do the faeries control the joints using magic?

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Huge metal walkers? Sounds intriguing! Are they mechanical or do the faeries control the joints using magic?


I think the ultimate power source is magical, but after that, the operation of the machine itself is mechanical. I haven't explored the inner workings in detail yet, though.

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I don't use fairies. I did in a few of my old fairy tales (the corny Prince Peter series. LOL), but I don't like the mental images they conjure up :) As a general rule I don't really like fairies, or at least the modern kind. I prefer the kind I read about in a book called The Perilous Gard. They are a lot like elves, I guess. If I ever wrote fairies in my story, it would be sort of like those fairies.

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