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#1 Riddikulus

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 02:12 PM

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Fuzzy fantastic fantasy!

 

Loaded with metaphor and symbolism.  Drawing the imagination into a realm of emotional possibilities.  Realistic methods of describing the minutiae of majick and  how the unknown affects the fear factor in human nature.

 

Magical Realism - 500 years ago the technology we have today would be considered magic.  Death, mortality, emotion, and ethnics...The conquering hero's entry point to Paradise!

 

T.H. White:  The Once and Future King
Arthur turning into animals to learn how they are within themselves and as the secular part of their being.  He, ultimatly learning to be king over himself.  Metaphorically speaking!  It uses the apocalyptic quality of magical realism to bring revelation to the minds of men through different genres of story telling.  Fantasy is a leading character within the realm of literary genres.

What to look for here is the reactions in the readers and the watchers of the flickering, flash of the moving screen.  Throwing out plastic fantasy; subconsciously engorging the imagination with whatever emotion the authors and script writers wish you to feel.  Providing endless explosions on the screen to infiltrate the mind with fantastic fantasy.

 

This theme touches again in Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' series.  Are you afraid of the Dragon?

 

 


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

β€œThe best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then β€” to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”

-  T.H. White - The Once and Future King


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 03:08 PM

Fantasy is the re-animation of the very old imagination and primal natural fear.  Forcing us to invent ways to overcome our own basic instincts by telling stories.  Making up 'epics' of a very old oral tradition.  Using psalms and music to form mnemonic framing structures.  This is a memorizing technique to tell a very long story.  Using rhyme and meters of all sorts to fill in the frame by adding details as you go. 

 

A forum of threads and cords building a majick carpet ride!

 

Example of epic oral tradition before it was written down:  Gilgamesh and Enkidu

 

The Tradition of African Storytelling.  Using memory techniques for keeping tribal history in oral tradition.

 

Back to the 'Roots' of oral tradition...scripting frameworks!

 

Just like a fire side chat...

 

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#4 Jesse Jimmie

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

This article may interest you:

 

Science Fiction Literature and Fine Art Photography: A Study In Contrasts

 

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To Cluck or not to Cluck, that is the question...


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:44 AM

Thx, Jesse.

 

 

Maybe I should include science fiction in this thread!  :)


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#6 Riddikulus

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:58 AM

Shades of Clockwork Orange!
Just of bit of color and charm to add to the scene:  :D

Orange is the new Black
Nice show on the Hollywood Hit Parade! 

 

Check this one out:  The Stanford Prison Experiment

 

 

This one didn't watch his dosage!  :P

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How about forced Mediocrity?  

 

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Reminds me of Harrison Bergeron

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:02 AM

Tappin into nostalgia.
It calms the inner spirit.
Don't feed the fantasy and
Be careful what you eat!
 

The bones of the ox;
A longing to return home with a
Nostalgic desire of moving forward.

"In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit."

 

Notes and comments on the Hobbit. Everyone knows this story....

 

Parsing definitions with implied nuance.
Example: Saying 'good morning' when you really mean 'good bye'.

 

Build up an adversary character; one the audience doesn't mind see dying at the end.
Black and white symbolism; able to see the enemy. 
Portray an enemy as evil.  It's easy to kill goblins...

 

They're ugly, they smell bad, they're mean, etc. no remorse!
Phake Photograhic Phairies!
What if the serpent was the good guy?

 

Goblin Linquistics: single syllable, rhythmic sounding like a chain gang worker marching song or military drill instruction. Did ancient Spartans reflect this rhythmic quality when speaking Spartan Greek? They were supposedly men of few words. What does a Roman legion do when not fighting or training for war? They dig holes, they build roads, build fortifications, bridges, etc.

 

The eternal struggle of abstract fear: Bilbo entering the tunnel to the dragon. His beguiling politness confuses the dragon. Hiding the veiled insult through flattery while tactfully probing for weekness. Bilbo seems to hide his insults better. Smaug, in his high exaltedness, insults directly with implied politness.

 

Final motif on prejudice: Upon returning home Bilbo realizes that ultimately he learned to respect and admire the bigger world outside of the Shire. The Dwarves learned these things about themselves and others, as well, through Bilbo and his patient burglary.

 


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 09:36 AM

Didn't the Brothers Grimm stories feed the Victorian Fantasy?
What is the subliminal Dream of society? 

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:09 PM

 

Didn't the Brothers Grimm stories feed the Victorian Fantasy?
What is the subliminal Dream of society? 

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 02:11 PM

How about this for influencing society!

 

 


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