Lillian Ripley

Lillian Ripley is a visual artist who works primarily in fields of storytelling. She writes, she draws, she paints, sews costumes and designs sets. Majority of the time Lillian works as a digital artist creating illustrations, posters, logos and other graphics. Check out her online portfolio at lillianripley.com Or buy some art from her etsy shop etsy.com/shop/TheDormousesTale

Visit Lillian at http://lillianripley.com.
Worldbuilding

Costuming Your Characters

“Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall, 1893 The Strand magazine.

Costumes reflect both a character’s culture and personality. Everything in their environment shapes the way they dress. Unless you have a professional costumer to defer to, costuming is left to the worldbuilder. When done right, a costume tells a story all on its own. Read more »

Analysis

Misattributed Arousal in Fiction

Sean Maloney stroke brainscan

Our brains can’t always distinguish between different types of arousal. Anger, fear, and excitement (both sexual and nonsexual) are all states of arousal. Each of them elevates the heart rate, increases blood pressure, and heightens our sensory awareness. Read more »

Analysis

The Problem With Prince Charming

Disney Princes

Welcome Kristoff to the magical world of Disney’s Princes! In light of the new edition to the Disney Prince family, I think it’s the right time to take our critical eyes off of the deeply controversial Disney Princesses and ask, “What about Prince Charming?” Just … read more »