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Canterbury Tales ATC: The Miller's Tale (Edited)

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Canterbury Tales ATC: The Miller's Tale (Edited)
Group:Keepers of Avalon
Swap Coordinator:NaughtyElf (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:July 5, 2009
Date items must be sent by:July 25, 2009
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Oh gather ye 'round and let me tell you a tale! of times gone by and the people who dwelt, living happily and heartily and sometimes mischievously, but nonetheless they are our subjects most readily!

So, ladies and gentlemen, our subjects or theme for this series is The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Now some people may think these tales may be boring, but not so! Some are quite hilarious and read like a medieval soap opera and at the time they were considered very scandalous indeed!

The requirements are this...

I am not going to make anyone read the stories, but if you wish to for inspiration that is fine too! Since I am not requiring folks to read these stories you may get your inspiration from the title's name as well, like in this one as long as it has something that relates to the tale or the miller's situation you should be good. You can even use quotes from the tales on your ATC, just whatever inspires you. (Note: This tale is a bit bawdy so be forewarned). Also, look online for brief summaries about the stories without having to read them all through. Like this link, for example: The Miller's Tale. For those of you who read the stories please give a brief description of the scene or images you choose and pass a little of your knowledge of the story to your partner.

You will make 1 ATC for each of your two partners for a total of 2 ATC's. You may hand draw, use collage, paint, markers, fabric, embellishments, whatever you can think of to express your creativity for these tales. Please no recent no-sends or unexplained 1's for this swap, rating of 4.9 or higher please. If you have a question or comment please pm me or leave it below!

There are many entertaining stories collected within the tales and there are 8 total (I know that technically there are many more tales from the other fragments but these 8 are the most well known)! So, we will be doing 8 total swaps to cover each of the tales. I hope we have a good show for #1 and the rest will soon follow, about 1 every 2-3 weeks.

Let the storytelling begin!

Discussion

Katimi 06/23/2009 #

ooo I should be all settled into the new house for this one. Best go have a rummage in the second hand bookshop!

Ogma 06/23/2009 #

I love the Canterbury Tales--what a fabulous basis for a swap. Sorry I missed the 3rd "YE OLDE FAIRE..."--those are always such fun!

NaughtyElf 06/24/2009 #

Oh thanks guys, I know you both know moving is time consuming and this was my first move with a baby so it was different indeed! But I hope you both sign up! I am sorry you missed it too @Ogma but hey there will be another "Ye Olde Faire" swap to come along soon! I hope this series goes over well. If any of you need more time to sign up just pm me! Happy swapping everyone!

NaughtyElf 06/26/2009 #

I have added a bit more info for those who haven't read the story and provided a link, please read it as many of you may want to join in on this naughty tale after you do!

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