The Far Gorta

Ireland’s Skinniest Fairy!

So My birthday and Anniversary both fall during this battle so instead of just putting you all on hold whilst I stumble about drunkenly ignoring the internet, I’m gonna turn the reigns over to MBWs chief recruiter and resident Seanism expert, Sneurat! She’s been on board since day one so she knows the score, and she’s fresh from a trip to Ireland so ideally she’s now an expert on all things emerald and isle-y.

So here’s what we’ve got… The Far Gorta or Fear Gortach or simply the Man of Hunger is a wretched emaciated Fairy from Ireland. He sports barely enough flesh to cover his bones. And on top of that barely enough rags to even scantily cover said gaunt frame. Sometimes bearded like a hermit sometimes sickly and covered in sores. He shows up during times of famine and begs passersby for help (or as old folklore says he seeks alms).

Now being a fairy there is of course some level of trickery and mischief to his action… those who offer help or donate freely will be blessed with good luck and prosperity for the hard years to come, and those who shun him or turn there back are cursed to suffer some calamity that will eventually send them down the path to learn what real hunger feels like themselves. So you know, one of the rare instances where feeding the trolls seems to pay off!

Now for those of you who do their own research, there’s a version of this tale where the fairy is replaced with a patch of grass with an uncoffined corpse beneath it. This “hungry grass” if not fed leftover crumbs from travelers will make said travelers painfully hungry… but I mean, its grass, if you can draw it funny, feel free to impress us, but mostly I just wanna mention it so no one gets confused.

Winner still gets a shirt. Extra points will be given for hilarity, adorability, newness of artist, vague and humorous Irish folklore references, jean shorts and fern inclusion… you get the point… make us laugh and be rewarded!

Feel free to include your own caption if you want. And remember dammit, it’s my birthday and I like lots of beast drawings, so get to it!

judgement Is Complete

The Far Gorta Entry #1

The First Place Far Gorta Entry

As my first go at running the show here at Mythical Beast wars, I’ve decided to write a haiku for descriptions… we’ll see how this goes! -Sneurat

Green eyes stare coldly.
Celtic knots recall the theme.
Knobby bones marked red.

Judge’s Comments – So mostly new artist points! Unnecessarily nude points! Mysterious bruising (scurvy perhaps?) and dammit the finger to eye contact will always make me cringe and that gut response brought this one home! Plus this artist is already dragging in some friends (see entry numero 2) and I’m all for rewarding that!

The Far Gorta Entry #10

The Second Place Far Gorta Entry

An ill-fated line.
Stick-men so willing to die.
All for a starving fairy.

Judge’s Comments – Alms, arms? what’s the difference right? well other than one obviously fills up a box a lot faster! I always tell you kids, you dont have to spend your life perfecting your drawing to win, you just need to be clever with what ya got, and this one did just that and I’m still chuckling… stupid funny captions!

The Far Gorta Entry #9

The Third Place Far Gorta Entry

Affable Sean-beast.
Unfazed by swarming flies.
Sly eyes show the ploy.

Judge’s Comments – So pretty straight forward formula here… jean shorts points, stink fly points and an asinine plan stolen right out of the irish coyote’s playbook… (does the pound sign represent stone in ireland?) Plus that dude’s got an amazingly drinky posture!

The Far Gorta Entry # 2

The Far Gorta Entry #2

Gingered and freckled.
Hand begs, extended for alms.
A needy fairy.

The Far Gorta Entry # 3

The Far Gorta #3

Hollow eyes show pain.
From boney hips shorn jeans hang .
Nutrients lacking.


The Far Gorta Entry # 4


Boney and begging.
Naked and fluttering wings.
Meek desperation.

The Far Gorta Entry #5

The Far Gorta #5

Perhaps a Ken-ist beast?
His name is Ken and he cries.
Cries, cries. Kensitive.

The Far Gorta Entry #6

The Far Gorta #6

A weeded skirmish.
A bearded cohort struggles.
A sting of hunger.

The Far Gorta Entry # 7

The Far Gorta Entry # 7

Shrouded in anguish.
Dissolution weighs heavy.
The end is nearing.

The Far Gorta Entry #8

The Far Gorta #8

A vegan-like frame.
A doomed exchange transpires.
An uncoffined corpse.

The Far Gorta Entry #11

The Far Gorta #11

Squinty eyes, short nose.
Emaciated body.
A true Seanist beast.


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