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lair-master · 18 days ago
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d&d ranger idea
call yourself "johnny appleseed"
learn the goodberry spell
call it goodapple instead
conjure apples with it instead of berries
call party members "good apples"
call monsters "bad apples"
catchphrase: "how do you like THEM apples?!" (spoken in a high-pitched, deranged voice, whenever anyone eats a goodberry goodapple, no matter the circumstance)
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i learned that Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) was not only a nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia and Ontario. He was a vegetarian who loved animals dearly and had a pet wolf that followed him after he healed its injured leg (x)
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eregyrn-falls-art · 5 months ago
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HAPPY SUMMERWEEN!  (click to embiggen)
This year the theme is “Tall Tales and Legends”, and so, we have:
Dipper as Pecos Bill.  One of the tales involves Pecos Bill using a rattlesnake as a lasso (the snake's name is Shake, which leads me to believe the snake is kind of okay with this? In this case, Mabel created a plush version for Dipper to carry.)
Mabel is Annie Oakley, who was a real person, but around whom legends have grown.  Famous as a sharpshooter, nicknamed “Little Sure-Shot”, I figured Mabel would be into that connection.  Plus her outfit is awesome (that skirt with the rose applique is one that we have photos of Oakley wearing).
Stan is dressed as Captain Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, a legendary giant sailor from New England, who is mostly remembered today as the subject of sea shanties (and also the name of a hard cidery here in Massachusetts).  Stormalong was the sea-going Paul Bunyan -- 30 feet tall, his ship was so big its mast had to be hinged to let the sun and the moon pass by.  Stormalong had a lifelong rival with the Kraken... and so one of the young Pacific tree octopuses (from 2020′s Stan Twins Birthday pic) is hitching along as a guest star in the role.
Speaking of giants... Ford, of course, is Paul Bunyan, with Waddles obviously done up by Mabel to play the part of Babe the Blue Ox.  I’d like to think that Ford develops the same kind of fondness that Stan has for Paul Bunyan, who after all, with the statue in town, is a Gravity Falls fixture.
Finally, Fiddleford is Johnny Appleseed -- another real person around whom legends grew. John Chapman really did go from state to territory to state in the early 19th c., introducing apple trees to parts of the upper midwest.  (And speaking of hard cider -- I read an interesting theory that most of the varieties that John Chapman planted were not really good eating apples, but would have been more valuable for hard cider-making, which was a staple at the time.)  Anyway, Fiddleford was halfway to the look already.
The Tall Tales theme was a lot of fun to research and do.  And I can never resist folkloric stuff for Gravity Falls; it just fits so well!
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jojoseames · a month ago
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Some recent MetaZoo sketch card commissions!
Ozark Howler, Van Meter Visitor, UFO, Johnny Appleseed, Cumberland Dragon, and the Headless Horseman!
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dfilms · 9 months ago
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Johnny Appleseed, 1948
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shushmuckle · 2 months ago
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“We didn’t have to share our donuts, we wanted to share our donuts! Because of JoHnNy dOnUTsEeD!”
“WHy, eVeN ThE eiFfeL tOWeR WaS mAdE oUT oF SUrpLus aMEriCaN DoNUts!”
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whiterosebrian · a month ago
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This past weekend, I visited a small city in northeasten Indiana for small convention for horror media and the paranormal. Sadly, I was disappointed, even if it wasn't a total loss. Not far from the convention center was this seated statue of Johnny Appleseed--whom I previously thought was entirely legendary! A search on Wikipedia confirmed that he was real. (He did do missionary work on Native Americans, though he did reportedly respect them.) I thought that I'd snap a photograph of the plush Pengee with the statue of Chapman as an addendum to the collection from the aforementioned convention.
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whattolearntoday · 2 months ago
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September 26th is...
Compliance Officer Day - Recognizes the professionals who oversee the regulations, policies and procedures of an organization, ensuring it conducts business ethically. Legally, these professionals carry a heavy burden.
Dumpling Day -  Dumplings consist of small pieces of dough. Generally, but not always, the dough is wrapped around a filling. Both flavor and cooking methods factor into the wide variety of dumplings available, too. The dough may be composed of flour, potatoes, or bread. The fillings come in many forms – meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. Dumplings can be cooked in many different ways, too. Some of the methods include boiling, steaming, simmering, and even frying. 
International Day For The Total Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons - On this day, countries around the world are encouraged to reaffirm their commitment to nuclear disarmament. There are currently 14,000 nuclear weapons in the world. 
International Daughter’s Day - The observance originated in India where, even today, some cultures see girl children as burdens. Families with daughters carry a stigma. The celebration helps eliminate traditions which help to maintain the view of a girl child as a burden. Some underdeveloped countries still practice these traditions. However, the rest of the world may view the day as a classic celebration. While families may approach the day as an opportunity to be thankful for the life of a girl child, daughters may approach the day differently. They may take the time to celebrate being a daughter and the family she has.
Johnny Appleseed Day - We honor the man who made apple (and pear) trees grow heavy with the bounty of their fruit across most of this country. He was born John Chapman on September 26, 1774. He planted his seeds and seedlings for free along with his wisdom. Often shoeless, he traveled mostly by foot and sometimes by horseback or canoe. His appearance was nearly as noteworthy as his accomplishments, but so was his kindness. If Johnny Appleseed came calling, people made a place at the table.
Pancake Day -  Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than 30,000 years. In fact, it may be the oldest breakfast food in history.
Shamu The Whale Day -  Shamu is the name used in several of the SeaWorld orca whale shows. It is the stage name given to the “star” of those shows, beginning with the original Shamu in the late 1960s. Shamu died in 1971. However, SeaWorld trademarked the name Shamu. They gave the name to different orcas throughout the years when performing in Shamu shows in several SeaWorld parks.
Situational Awareness Day -  Situational awareness is the foundation of one’s personal safety. It focuses on being aware and paying attention to your environment. Situational awareness also means mindfulness, and developing it makes you more present in daily activities. In turn, it also helps you make better decisions in all aspects of life.
World Contraception Day -  Many believe birth control is a fairly modern invention. However, men and women as far back as 3000 BC used various ways to prevent pregnancy.  In 1960, the FDA approved the first birth control pill. However, the high doses of the first forms of oral birth control caused blood clots. Since then, the pill has been perfected and is now one of the leading types of contraception for women.
World Rivers Day -  Rivers provide a natural habitat for many animals throughout the world. These waterways are also used for drinking water and to irrigate crops. Additionally, rivers produce electricity for hydroelectric dams. Many people love to spend the day swimming, boating, or fishing on the river. These waterways have also provided a mode of transportation throughout human history. For all of these reasons, it’s of utmost importance to protect our planet’s rivers.
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pretentious-and-dumb · 2 months ago
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Johnny Appleseed left the ideal legacy. He’s just a guy who wandered around planting apple trees and look where he is. People get surprised when you tell them he was real, and they get more surprised when they find out anything more about him. I want nothing more than to be remembered as a folktale that was so much weirder in real life
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mossfernsandlichen · a year ago
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silenasbeckendorf · a year ago
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johnny appleseed: look, perry johnson, i don’t care for your sass, just help me plant these apple seeds
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queenlilith43 · 8 months ago
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Petition to call Sammael "Johnny Appleseed"
They look the same. Sammael is Johnny Appleseed, no one can tell me otherwise.
For a compromise, I will take Kit calling him that once while Ty looks on in horror.
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Idea in my head
If Baba Yaga is in EAH (Ever After High), what about other scary stories? Bloody Mary, La Lorena, el chupacabra, and more (that I cant think of :/ ). Also what about tall tales like Johnny Appleseed, Who do you think would get which story? 
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fuckin-nancy · a year ago
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okay okay, i will concede that john seed does not, in fact, have ass. 
HOWEVER. i will not be accepting this as canon, because the only reason he doesn’t have the bubble butt he should is because ubisoft are cowards
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americangodstalk · 3 months ago
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American folklore question...
In the novel, John Chapman (aka Apple Johnny, aka Johnny Appleseed) mentions several times his wife, a Choctaw woman, and there are several mentions of him going crazy after her death (in fact Wednesday lists this as one of the episodes of his life that are remembered as folktales and legends). 
However... I did the basic research on John (and by basic I mean, really basic, I am unfortunately not well-versed in American folk heroes). And one thing that keeps being mentionned is that John Chapman never had a wife (and in fact after his death it was his sister that inherited his belongings). 
So... can someone enlighten me here? What is Neil Gaiman referring to? 
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