Q is for Queen

Challenging myself to post daily for the month of April has been extremely rewarding in many ways, I have met many new faces, lovely ones too, -plus it's provided much exercise for my grey cells, which lets face it, could do with a Spring clean.  An entire Alphabet, one letter for each day except Sundays, pretty impressive I thought.  Hard slog, my Inner Muse shuddered.  And, so last night, I tossed sleeplessly, smoky letters floated above my head, -what to post for the letter Q?

I pondered long and hard, - how about quirky?  Yes, I could do that, and then 'query' slipped into my subconscious, -yes! But no!  I've not queried yet so best leave that.  A further jumble of  Q's spilt forth from my spongy brain onto the pillow, a downloading of random code flashing matrix style in my minds eye.  Quercus. click. Quintessential. click. Quiver. click. Quixote. click.  Queer. * raises polished eyebrow click. Queen....Queen? Yes. Queen, that's it.  Stop the matrix, I've found my Q for tomorrow.  And, then I fell into a deep slumber.  Only to be awoken minutes later, by an orchestra of birds, outside my window.  They were playing Beethoven's 5th.  I like drama in the mornings.  And, if I'm not mistaken so does my favourite Queen.


We encounter many Queens in storybooks, it's hard to pick a favourite and I must confess, despite their wickedness, I do love the bad girls, they're just misunderstood and in need of love, right?  Snow White's awful Stepmother, in search of eternal youth; the Ice Queen aka White Witch from Narnia, she has wonderful taste in fur, I can't fault that.  My most favourite of all favourites is...
The fiery, feisty and fabulous,
Red Queen
"I pictured to myself the Queen of Hearts as a sort of embodiment of ungovernable passion - a blind and aimless Fury.  The Red Queen I pictured as Fury, but of another type; her passion must be cold and calm - she must be form and strict, yet not unkindly; pedantic to the 10th degree, the concentrated essence of all governesses!"  - Lewis Carroll, in 'Alice on the Stage'

Do you have a favourite storybook Queen?

Photocredit via stylefizz
Quote via wikipedia

Comments

  1. While I am a recovering fairy tale junkie, I think I like Princesses more than Queens.

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  2. Why is it that the queen's are always evil? The only queen I can think of that I liked was in the Princess Diaries...and I didn't read the book...so it's Julie Andrews in the movie and I don't know if the character in the book was as firm/kind.

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  3. I have to say -- I am really impressed with all of you who have made it all the way to Q!

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  4. The Queen of Hearts still gives me nightmares whenever I see her picture. :P

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  5. I loved Helena Bonham Carter's take on the Red Queen!

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  6. Never thought about it but those storybook queens are mean! The 1 in Narnia was super mean because she wore fur & lived in perpetual winter. Ugh!

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  7. Love that Queen photo from Alice/Wonderland. Also love the way her little heart lipstick is painted on over the top of a straight and unamused mouth. :)

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  8. I wonder what happened to all those Princess to turn them into the mean Queens they eventually became.

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  9. When I think of the queen of heart now, I always picture Helena Bonham Carter's character. She was without a doubt the best part of the remake.

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  10. So many delightfully evil queens to choose from. I would have to say one of the the most wicked is the SNOW Queen in Hans Christian Anderson's tale. Kidnapping boys to piece together a shattered mirror so she could control all seasons....

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  11. The Queen from Shrek was a good Queen. She rocked!

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  12. I like the idea of Queens for Q... Great post idea.

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  13. Thank you, everyone! You are truly fabulous Princesses and Princes, in your own right. I enjoy reading everyones comments, and I've followed back on all thus far where I've found the links to blogs. If I've missed you, please let me know.

    Talei x

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