NibiruMul is a driver on the Ever After High Fandom Wiki.
Date of Birth: February 12, 1992
Residence: Suffolk County, New York, USA
Appearance: Tall (about 6'1"), with dark brown hair parted on the right, brown eyes, and olive skin. Slightly overweight. Has facial hair growing in (though I shave it once a week).
Interests: drawing, writing stories, playing video games, fanfiction, music, going on the computer, fairy tales, eating, going out to restaurants, Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Fire Emblem, watching videos on YouTube, watching mockbusters and "so-bad-it's-good" movies
Joined EAH Fandom Wiki on: February 11, 2014 (one day before my 22nd birthday!)
Hello! I have been creating OCs for Ever After High for a while and am having fun with it. I am a huge fan of fairy tales and I discovered Ever After High late in 2013 due to all the OCs on DeviantArt. I've only really been a hardcore fairy tale fan since 2013, after I learned the truth about the genre (I was once one of those people who dismissed it as a kiddie genre, but now I know that fairy tales weren't originally intended for kids, as evident by a lot of the stories I've used for OCs). My favorite fairy tale collector is Madame d'Aulnoy, and I take the most inspiration from her. I am also big on Andrew Lang's Fairy Books due to the huge amount of international fairy tales. (My favorite Fairy Books are The Yellow Fairy Book and The Olive Fairy Book.) Most of my Ever After High OCs are derived from either Madame d'Aulnoy, the Brothers Grimm, or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. I prefer doing obscure fairy tales since I tend to read obscure fairy tales more often (plus I'm so hipster XD). My favorite fairy tale of all is Madame d'Aulnoy's The Bee and the Orange Tree, as evident by who my main OC is.
In addition to Ever After High, I'm also into Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Lord of the Rings (and other works by Tolkien), Tomb Raider, Namco games, Fire Emblem, Super Smash Bros., South Park, and Drawn Together. I'm autistic and I was diagnosed with autism when I was two years old. I also enjoy playing video games, writing stories, watching mockbusters, drawing, eating, and sleeping.
I am an advocate of reading fairy tales to kids, and I believe that kids should be exposed to the original versions of fairy tales instead of just the sanitized versions, and be exposed to larger reference pools than just the ones everyone knows. I find it sad that many parents these days refuse to expose their kids to the wonderful world of fairy tales. People should realize that fairy tales are not about Disney movies, animal sidekicks, and lame musical numbers. If one reads the actual fairy tales instead of just the Disneyfied ones or the crappy fairy tale horror comics and adult novels churned out by "edgy" companies, they'd be in for an excellent surprise!
I'm willing to let other people's OCs be friends with my OCs. Just be aware that I don't accept roommate requests for OCs of mine that don't have a roommate yet, nor do I accept relationship requests (be they familial or romantic - I will accept friendship requests, though).
My characters as drawn by other users
Links pertaining to me
Recommended for anyone who wants to make their own OCs. (Just make sure to read this link too!)
Fairy tale collections
Fairy tales of Madame d'Aulnoy (my favorite collection of all; this translation, published in 1892, includes all 24 stories; this link also includes Andrew Lang's versions)
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (grouped by source) (includes over 400 stories from all over the world)
Grimm's Fairy Tales (no list of fairy tale links would be complete without this collection!)
Il Pentamerone (unfortunately, it doesn't include all 50 stories)
Another Pentamerone translation (this one includes all 50 stories)
Yet another Pentamerone translation (also includes all 50 stories)
Arabian Nights (multiple translations available; includes the original version of Aladdin)
Facetious Nights of Straparola (the oldest known fairy tale collection in Europe, written in Venice during the 1500s; just note that not all of the stories in it are fairy tales)
Hauff's Fairy Tales (contains fairy tales written by Wilhelm Hauff, the second most famous German collector after the Brothers Grimm. He died at the age of 24 - younger than me! - but he wrote a lot of great stories.)
More fairy tales by Hauff (contains several stories, all set in the Orient)
Fairy tales of Baroness Emma Orczy (Orczy, a Hungarian noblewoman, is best known as the author of the classic novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also wrote eight fairy tales, all of which are listed here.)
The Gold Scales (includes stories from various regions, including the stories of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, Andrew Lang's translations of Madame d'Aulnoy's stories, as well as stories from Britain, Scandinavia, Austria, Belgium, India, and China)
Aesop's Fables (contains nearly 300 fables, most of which are about animals)
Another list of Aesop's Fables (note that not all the stories are linked yet)
La Fontaine's Fables (contains over 200 fables collected by Jean de La Fontaine during the 1600s. Some of them are adaptations of Aesop's fables, while others are La Fontaine's own inventions.)
Panchatantra Stories (a collection of Indian fables going back thousands of years)
The Dreamer of Dreams (a fairy tale-inspired book written by an actual real-life royal, Marie of Edinburgh, who was the queen consort to King Ferdinand of Romania)
The Fairy Book (a fairy tale collection by Dinah Craik; most of the stories are found in many old collections but there's a few unique ones)
Undine (a novel-length fairy tale that inspired The Little Mermaid)
Boys and Girls Bookshelf Vol. 2 of 17 (contains lots of fairy tales and fables - the other sixteen volumes in this collection don't have fairy tales)
Fairy Tales From all Nations (contains fairy tales from all over the world; includes a version of Mignonnette by the Comte de Caylus)
The Cruikshank Fairy Book (this is probably the worst fairy tale collection I've ever read. Written by British caricaturist and fanatical temperance activist George Cruikshank, it's basically four fairy tales retold to promote temperance. Its heavy-handed moralism was notably criticized by Charles Dickens, whose work Cruikshank had previously illustrated. I thought it was worth sharing here just for a few laughs!)
The Old, Old Fairy Tales (this is the book where I found Prince Sincere, the story I based five of my OCs on. When creating my OCs, I used the original French names instead of the English names provided in the book.)
Queen Titania's book of fairy tales (a rather unusual book that includes several French literary fairy tales as well as prose versions of nursery rhymes)
Folklore from Latin America (includes fairy tales)
International fairy tales
French fairy tales (these are oral fairy tales like those of the Brothers Grimm, so I'm listing them separately from French literary fairy tales)
Berber fairy tales (contains stories from Morocco and Algeria)
Deccan fairy tales (contains stories from south-central India)
Brazilian fairy tales (contains stories about giants)
More East African fairy tales (I know the book's title is politically incorrect, but the stories in here are pretty good)
West African fairy tales (includes stories about Anansi the spider)
Maori fairy tales (this one is in interactive book form)
French fairy tales
French fairy tales of the late 1600s (it's in French, but it includes a lot of rare fairy tales. If you can read French you might have an easier time.)
Four and Twenty Fairy Tales (an 1858 collection by James Planché - contains many rare French fairy tales, such as the unabridged version of Villeneuve's Beauty and the Beast as well as fairy tales by Henriette-Julie de Murat and Charlotte-Rose de Caumont La Force. Sadly, this book is long out of print. Hopefully someone will bring it back into print someday. Planché was also known for writing mawkish theatrical adaptations of French literary fairy tales. You're better off reading the stories in the link.)
James Planché's translation of Madame d'Aulnoy's fairy tales (this one was published in 1855. Personally, I like the 1892 translation better, although this one is slightly more faithul in terms of the wording. This one also omits two of d'Aulnoy's stories, Prince Marcassin and The Dolphin - Planché thought they were too explicit.)
Fairy tales of Comtesse de Ségur (Ségur was a Russian noblewoman who married a French count. Her fairy tales were written in a similar style to Madame d'Aulnoy's. There's only five stories but they're all pretty good.)
Fairy tales and Novels of the Countess d'Anois, Volume 1 (a really old book, published in 1817. d'Anois is an old rendering of Madame d'Aulnoy's name, but many of the stories in this are actually by other writers. This copy is held in one of the Pennsylvania State University Libraries.)
Fairy tales and Novels of the Countess d'Anois, Volume 2 (second volume of the above. This book is the book where I discovered The Knights Errant - the story I based several secondary OCs on. The Knights Errant starts on page 167. This copy is held in the New York Public Library.)
Arabian Nights and other eastern tales
Stories set in Arabian Nights-type settings that were very popular in the 1700s. This contains both genuine eastern tales and eastern-inspired tales written by European authors.
Tales of the East, Volume 1 (a three-part 1812 collection. This first part is mostly Arabian Nights stories.)
Tales of the East, Volume 2 (contains many Persian tales, as well as Frances Sheridan's The History of Nourjahad)
Tales of the East, Volume 3 (contains The Adventures of Abdalla, son of Hanif, an eighteenth-century novel by Jean-Paul Bignon, as well as tales from various parts of the Muslim world)
Persian and Turkish Tales from the French (an 1809 collection of eighteenth-century eastern-inspired tales by French authors)
Note: All collections listed below are in French.
Cabinet des Fées (list of all 41 volumes - this is the jewel in the crown among fairy tale collections. Sadly, most of it is not available in English.)
Article about Madame de Murat's tales (includes her six main stories and her later, more obscure stories)
L'Aigle au beau bec (One of Madame de Murat's obscure tales that she wrote at the start of the 1700s)
Anonymous tales attributed to the Chevalier de Mailly (includes the original versions of Alphege, or the Green Monkey, Fairer-than-a-Fairy, and The Little Green Frog)
Contes de Roi Cambrinus by Charles Deulin (includes the original versions of The Little Soldier and The Enchanted Canary, as well as Deulin's version of The Twelve Dancing Princesses)