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🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Thu, Mar 28 05:43 PM UTC in reply to Jean-Louis Cazaux from Wed Mar 27 05:16 PM:

What I know is that Fairy chess is a term that we use in // to chess variant or non orthodox chess, etc. It doesn't mean a chess with fairies. I know plenty chess variants, I know none with fairies.

As a fairy, it's a symbolic representation of fairy chess in general, not a literal representation of a particular fairy piece. As a princess, though, it is a literal representation of a particular fairy piece, and the fairy wings help indicate that this is the princess of fairy chess rather than the princess of Jetan or some other game with a princess. They also serve the purpose of distinguishing this piece from a queen, since the pieces flanking the logo should resemble usual Chess pieces without being mistaken for them.

Fairies or princesses, I'm not going to spend time to discuss Disney movies. Everyone has got what I meant, the rough idea. When my daughter was <8 years she was playing with little fairies or princesses some wings.

One thing I appreciate about this logo is how it balances the masculine and the feminine. The dragon horse is fiercely masculine, and the princess is gently feminine in a way that helps tame the ferocity of the dragon horse. While it is natural for little girls to be more into feminine things like princesses and fairies than boys are, it is also natural for men to appreciate what is feminine. It has become a cliche for both knights and dragons to be into princesses, and John Carter, a masculine pulp fiction hero, is known for his devotion to Dejah Thoris, a princess of Mars. As a straight male, I find that femininity is something I like about women, and it is something I want to see in the portrayal of a female Chess variant piece. Also, perhaps because I grew up with Brian Froud's Faeries book, I have long had an appreciation for fairies that has nothing to do with Tinkerbell. Disney may do what it can to capitalize on the love little girls have for fairies and princesses, but it does not have a monopoly on either concept, and I have not drawn on Disney representations to create this piece image.

And I know what a centaur is.

I never meant to imply otherwise. I was just pointing out the difficulty in portraying one in something short of a figurine piece.

I even took the challenge to represent one in 3D with the bottom of a knight and the top of warrior. My result is not a cute as your figurine but at least it looks like a chess piece in the same manner that a Staunton knight looks as a chess piece and not as a horseman figurine.

I look forward to seeing what is looks like when you create a page for your pieces. Things are now set up that you should now be able to do so. But let me know if you need to upload file formats that are not currently supported, as I remain unfamiliar with file formats for 3D printers and have not yet included support for uploading them in the File Manager.

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