Twisted Tales

TWISTED TALES; tristan and iseult

This post is going up late because I forgot. Oops. Also I don’t know much about this story except that it is a tragic romance, and honestly, I love those when done well?

Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC.

Featuring:
Lewis Tan as Tristan
Ashley Madekwe as Iseult
Keanu Reeves as Mark

When King Mark heard of the death of these two lovers, he crossed the sea and came into Brittany; and he had two coffins hewn, for Tristan and Iseult, one of chalcedony for Iseult, and one of beryl for Tristan. And he took their beloved bodies away with him upon his ship to Tintagel, and by a chantry to the left and right of the apse he had their tombs built round. But in one night there sprang from the tomb of Tristan a green leafy briar, strong in branches and in the scent of its flowers. It climbed the chantry and fell to root again by Iseult’s tomb. Thrice did the peasants cut it down, but thrice it grew again as flowered and as strong. They told the marvel to King Mark, and he forbade them to cut the briar any more.

I’m Ara, a Southeast Asian writer who someday hopes to have published a novel, and who is currently losing herself in the worlds created by others. I love books and food and television and blogging and I get distracted and sidetracked easily.

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