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Viridian - the Peacock Knight by BATTLEFAIRIES Viridian - the Peacock Knight :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 46 19 Diptych by BATTLEFAIRIES Diptych :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 18 14 A Fortunate Soul by BATTLEFAIRIES A Fortunate Soul :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 31 3 A Chanceful Meeting (redux) by BATTLEFAIRIES A Chanceful Meeting (redux) :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 35 16 Wooden Kitchen Tools by BATTLEFAIRIES Wooden Kitchen Tools :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 9 16
Song of the Fairies
If you would live on Fairy-land, human, know the code:
Seeing fairies in procession, kindly leave the road
Make way for the Folk as they go by in shiny light
come find ‘m in the Fairy Ring, all on a moonless night!
Invite us to all your weddings – we might come, or not
To ignore us is to spite us even if we’ve got
a pony as a groom’s gift, and earrings for the bride
come find ‘m in the Fairy Ring, all on a moonless night!
A knife should not be left in meat, salt not on the floor
Silver is an offence: don’t place it on the door
Leave no hatchet in the log, leave not your tools outside
come find ‘m in the Fairy Ring, all on a moonless night!
Following these Fairy rules, our peace can’t be disturbed
We reward humanity with luck and healing herbs
Bronze torcs for giving fairies a shelter from the cold
and sure death for those who come and dare to steal our gold.
We charm the snakes, we tell the wolves whom they cannot bite
No lightning strike
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Pan Coasters by BATTLEFAIRIES Pan Coasters :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 18 22
Mutiny on the Way to Damocles
    “Mrs. Orientation Video kindly sends her regards, seeing as she couldn’t be here tonight – courtesy of you fine lot not respecting ‘lights out’ regulations and in so doing, losing your holovid privileges for the rest of the day.” Warden Gobelin seemed to grin behind his respirator mask when he swam further down to hook a foot behind the floor rail and steady himself. “Which is a shame, because we arrive at Damocles station in three hours.”
O’Byrne resented the Warden for exactly this type of thing – rather than doing his job keeping the peace, he let things get out of hand and then dared to gloat from behind his pane of impact glass. His penalties for disobedience were nothing more than petty pestering. But O’Byrne be damned if he and the other inmates weren’t fed up with withheld desserts, stupid lights-out rules and now removing any chance of watching a movie for the last time before checking into t
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Dreams of Ice by BATTLEFAIRIES Dreams of Ice :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 68 32
Mature content
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's Revenge :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 17 22
Take your hands off of the torch, sir – slowly
And the keyboard; delete that tweet
Now trending: being sick of complaints
(the problem was Too Long; Didn't Read)
There is no elephant in the chatroom
and they are no pachyderm.
Clean the VR off your goggles
– we might not survive a second term.
Misantropy as an exception,
there's nothing inborn you must hide.
This wasn't about you last time I looked;
you want a parade? Have some pride.
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In A Land Far, Far A-whey
Marigold was being wedded off to this bloke who grew funny-shaped turnips for a living, so naturally the presents had to have that certain je-ne-sais-quoi which a household with this kind of creativity would appreciate.
Ma and Da brought the goat that yee-hawed, festooned with ribbons and artichoke flowers; Peet had dyed a turtle-dove and Tollie, Jen and Mabe all gave knitted kitchenware and farming tool cosies. There was a parsnip rack from Uncle Liam, while Aunt Meary and her husband had just brought themselves which oh, they shouldn't have. Lastly Nan, ever the frugal one, had remembered the bucketful of milk misplaced and retrieved from behind the stack of wood last spring, completely transmogified and strangely aromatic after pondering for so long on what to do with it. After all, one does not simply throw out a whole bucketful of milk, no matter the state - liquid, solid - it happens to be in.
And so they ate it at the feast, and it was delicious.
:iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 7 17
Trojan refrain: a 3-way collaboration
Hey, wassup my Agamemnon
how does the looting go?
Have the lobbyists settled on
a puppet for the show
when you're the Hellespont police?
How about Helen of Greece?
Fair like Justice
fair like Justice
and δημοκρατία and Peace?
Hey, wassup my Agamemnon?
Does the dear daughter know
Your aircraft-carriers won’t run
Without some bloodflow?
"Can bank accounts become obese
Feeding like grubs off her decease?"!
Can bank accounts
Can bank accounts
Make oil-gorged Θέμις grin at vice?
hey, wassup my Agamemnon?
was your death a surprise?
did you sense that dark pall anon?
did you fail to surmise
it was all greek, your cuckold's fate,
that left you on Charon to wait?
it was all greek,
it was all greek,
when you and Ὀδυσσεύς did prate.
:iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 11 8
Thunderlance by BATTLEFAIRIES Thunderlance :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 133 34 Card art: Thunderlance by BATTLEFAIRIES Card art: Thunderlance :iconbattlefairies:BATTLEFAIRIES 6 9
Poetry And Me
You may say I'm cheap
and not too deep
but that's just you and this is me:
I'm low-hanging fruit on the poet-tree
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Birthday feature for Yiroko and BATTLEFAIRIES
Hi, tnaiveds! Today another twofold birthday feature:
Number one is :iconYiroko: Yiroko from Brazil.
"illuminati intensifies" is her motto. (Can you tell us what it means, Yiroko?) and she does wonderful pics, especially of girls with very expressive eyes. Comment her, fav her, llama her, watch her, support her!!!

She is the swarm (who would argue?) And she does both pics and poetry. She is also a shaman (I have not forgotten the two questions, it simply had the effect on me, that I always doubt that any of my questions is momentous.) So read her, watch her, comment her, fav her support her!!!!

and then there is this juwel: (This is a wonderful novel. I frankly admit, so far
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Heralds Of Darkness by memod Heralds Of Darkness :iconmemod:memod 415 35 Danver by SineAlas Danver :iconsinealas:SineAlas 211 6
Spirits? Strange: they race
Through brain-canyons, ride blood-falls;
Wilds of the mind join lands
Already thoroughly tilled,
Sown with bushels of Latin names.
Flight-or-flight, lust, love,
Maybe veneration (?) are
As studied, well-defined states
With borders diplomats
Mostly agree on, in peacetime.
But when war starts, and
Lead winds tear up let us say
The hippocampus' main line,
Watch: a star-nosed mole peeps
Gleefully, out at Jeff's eyes.
"What joy to whiffle
One's nose in this warmth! Now please,
Can one of you gentlemen
Point me to the nearest
Flower-bed? Any red tulips?"
:iconwinterofthesoul:WinteroftheSoul 2 3
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Daily Lit Recognition for November 10th, 2015
Daily Lit Recognition for November 10th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
Suggested By: harliequin
Featured By: betwixtthepages

. by oaklungs
From the suggester: Simple, clever, biting -
An "Aha!" moment when reading the description/blurb.
Featured By: AyeAye12

Sunburst memories by LumenArtist
Like the best thought-provoking pieces,
simple in language yet beautiful.
Featured by: OfOneSoul

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Friend Feature!

Brilliant work by my artsy amigo :iconorogion::

Khiara by orogion Dragon Commander: Mirror on the Wall by orogion

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Shar - The Lady of Loss by orogion
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2016!! by orogion

Kagyu Ling Monastery by orogion

... Continue the awe here:


Remember when I asked about your favourite Sea Shell Chocolate? 

8 deviants said Yes
7 deviants said A moment of silence now, for all ruined diets
3 deviants said No (…)
1 deviant said Now go here to see if you chose wisely:…


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Annemie Thijs

Welcome to THE GAUNTLET, the event where you find out how hard you can write before it kills you! The prompts are arranged according to brutality: they get more challenging with each previous one completed.  Last year, we had no fewer than seven people finish all nine prompts without loss of life or limb, which is downright UNACCEPTABLE. Therefore, we’ve decided to once again challenge you all to test your mettle with this series of weaponised prompts, so we can line you all up posthumously and see who is the nastiest, gnarliest, touch-as-nailsest SOB in town. In short, prepare to be smacked around by these heavy-calibre prompts until you either live on as undisputed Top Dog or as a stain on the pavement.

Warcries, if you please.

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Because street cred and the top of the food chain status may not be enough to persuade anyone to go beast mode, we also have prizes! With the blessings of our judges, the following shall be awarded:


:bulletyellow: custom 11” dragon (like Rainbow Dragon in a colour scheme of you choice ) by squanpie

:bulletyellow: 6 month Core Membership from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 1200 points from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 600 points from akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 150 points from BeccaJS, via BATTLEFAIRIES

:bulletyellow: 150 points from Memnalar, via BATTLEFAIRIES

:bulletyellow: critique by Memnalar


:bulletyellow: custom 7” dragon (like More Dragons in a colour scheme of you choice ) by squanpie

:bulletyellow: 3 month Core Membership from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 900 points from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 300 points from akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 100 points from BeccaJS, via BATTLEFAIRIES

:bulletyellow: 100 points from Memnalar, via BATTLEFAIRIES

:bulletyellow: critique by Memnalar


:bulletyellow: 1 month Core Membership from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 600 points from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 100 points from akrasiel

:bulletyellow: 50 points from BeccaJS, via BATTLEFAIRIES

:bulletyellow: 50 points from Memnalar, via BATTLEFAIRIES

:bulletyellow: critique by Memnalar


:bulletyellow: 300 points from communityrelations, via akrasiel

:bulletyellow: critique by BATTLEFAIRIES

EVERYONE gets a Sin City honorific depending on their ranking!

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If you don’t want to end up in the Santa Yolanda tar pits, obey these rules as if they were Old Town Code of Conduct, with deadly little Miho watching from a rooftop:

1. The challenges must be taken in order, so no skipping any.

2. Follow the specifications for each challenge to the letter

3. Link your finished works in this journal’s comments

4. No submissions after the deadline: October 17th

JUDGING will proceed as follows: a circle of uncompromising mobsters will subject each piece to minute scrutiny, after which they’ll assign scores based on skill, impact and overall result. A flat bonus is added for every finished challenge.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Mob for the month will be: :devMemnalar:, Serendiipitii and Cinestress as well as yours truly.

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1. HISTORIC HIPSTERS (1000 words or less.) Without naming them as such, make sure the reader understands the protagonists in your historical setting are, indeed, hipsters.

2. I DON’T ALWAYS EAT HUMAN FOOD, BUT WHEN I DO… (Between 700 and 1400 words.) Write a recipe for something (anything) with a distinct, unusual narrator. You must make sure to use two different malaphors (…), and you are not allowed to use the verbs ‘eat’, ‘stir’ or ‘put’ anywhere.

3. METEOR WHAT METEOR (1500 words or less.) Space exploration is in full swing, and new cosmic wonders are being discovered... alongside something unexpected that threatens all. (Unexpected, so not a meteor.) Your tale features suspense and hard decisions, and makes no use of numbers. Oh, and everyone’s a dinosaur. Give them names that rhyme with their species name.

4. LIKE A HOLY ROLLING STONE (777 words, exactly.) Someone living on the streets witnesses a crime being committed. Your protagonist for this story is God; make sure you mention all eight planets, four mythical beasts and two flavours of ice cream… without having any ice cream in there. Bear in mind, God does not directly talk to mortals. On top of that, make the first letter of each sentence spell out a message for the audience.

5. SUPER-MEGA-HYPER PHONECALL (Only triplet word counts allowed: 555, 777, etc.) A busy day in the office. Just like in anime fight scenes, characters announce each action by shouting its own special name. Show work floor drama and someone getting a promotion, use no commas anywhere and make sure all of your dialogue is hendecasyllabic (being eleven syllables in length).

6. THE SHORT END (55 words, exactly.) Turn something everyday into a horror story. Do not use the words ‘I’, ‘he’, ‘she’ or ‘them’.

7. CAVEMANNERS (550 words and a half.) Channel your inner troglodyte by writing a love story without verbs, which also means no gerund (-ing). Include in your story a riddle of your own invention, and do not use any words with more than one vowel.

8. A’LL BE C-ING YOU (8 words, minimum.) On the subject of folklore, write a story in the form of an Abecedarius, meaning the first letter of each word follows alphabetic order. You don’t have to start with A, but all words need to follow the rule.

9. ONCE UPON A HAPPILY EVER AFTER (666 words, exactly.) Making use of reverse chronology, spin a dark fairy tale that is also a reverse e-lippogram (all words must contain the letter ‘e’) in which all proper nouns (i.e. names) are palindromes (…) and in which you make at least one food-related pun. Include one sea-urchin, two evildoers, swearwords in three different languages, and write in one onomatopeia (…) that somehow contains a foreshadowing element within it. You start with the word ‘after’, and your last word is ‘once’. Your 333rd word is: ‘verily’.

Lock ‘n load, ladies and gentlemen. The Gauntlet has begun!

Lovely Stuff:



... It's a campaign. This means I get to inflict it on my players...!

Teeny-tiny Pippa exists!


:iconthe-motley-mayhem: :iconartpimpsunited: :iconforgotten-realms-fc: :iconadvisoryboard:

Some Lovin'


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haijinik Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
tonight i run my first session.  wish me luck.
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hold on! What kind of session?
Live poetry reading? Improv?
... A seance?
haijinik Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Excited thranduil AMAZING! Oooooo you should come back tomorrow and tell me all about it!
I recently got to DM the next leg of my own campaign, after much postponing on my part, and no matter how much our spellcaster likes to blow things up I daresay I am good at making people's lives complicated...!
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Y-O-D-H Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry I’ve been gone for a minute. Work has been brutal. Too much overtime, but I’m beginning to see a glimmer of light at the end of this tunnel.
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018
You're aliiiiive! Or are you? It's nearly Halloween, after all!
Sorry to hear about the work - but I'm glad you're still around!
Guilhem-Bedos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers for the llama  =}
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018
Long may it reign!
Commander-Ferox Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thnx for the watch! I feel flattered since you're an amazing artist!
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018
Oh, pish posh! Artists need to look after one another, am I right?
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