Marisole Monday: Empire Fantasy

It is entirely possible that my least favorite part of posting paper dolls is coming up with the title. (Adding tabs is a close second on the list of least favorite activities, I should just draw them rather then using Photoshop. I don’t know why I insist on Photoshop. It just makes things more annoying.) I think I might just start numbering the things. Or using some strange code…. Seriously….


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So it’s very late and it’s been over 90 here for the last week. I am hot. I am sweaty. I am dying from a combination of humidity and heat. We had a thunderstorm this morning which woke me up and dropped the temp, so that it was only 90 degrees today. How nice.

It’s times like this when I miss the cold damp climes of my Alaskan home.

Anyway, enough about the weather. There are paper dolls. They are wearing stylish fantasy dresses. These dresses were inspired by the Renaissance in the same way Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame was actually inspired by the novel, which is to say only in the smallest and slightest way. Truly, I don’t know what Disney was thinking turning a book in which all of the main characters die into a children’s film, though I recommend the novel to anyone who has a really long plane ride and doesn’t mind being depressed during it. Does it show that I’m not a huge Victor Hugo fan? In the novel’s defense I should say the language is beautiful, but the plot is rather depressing. I can’t fault Hugo’s skill as a novelist, but I’d rather read Dumas.

Hmmm… I think that’s enough literary criticism for one blog post. Enjoy the paper dolls. (You can decide if she should die in a mass grave while clutching the dead body of her love. I won’t judge.)


  1. See, I think your posts are best when they have nothing to do with the paper doll. Awesome critique of disney there. I think they were really reaching with that movie. They do better with fairy tales.

    I too would rather read Dumas. I read about a chapter of Hugo and was so bored/depressed with it I couldn’t continue. The only thing more depressing is Dostoevsky. Crime and Punishment made me so depressed I ended up eating ice cream while watching Beauty and the Beast (my favorite disney movie).

    Love the dresses =) Especially the blue one, the shoulders are awesome.

  2. great paper dolls, great movie critique, but the Hunchback of Notre Dame is an awesome novel! I LOVED it! it was so deep, so poeticly written. the plot wasn’t perhaps the best, but the characters were some of the best, most intricately woven characters I think I’ve ever read. they made the book, for sure.

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