Wednesday, 24 September 2014

In writing, a charmed woodland is a timberland under

In writing, a charmed woodland is a timberland under, or containing, charms. Such woodlands are portrayed in the most seasoned fables from areas where woods are regular, and happen during the time to cutting edge works of imagination. They speak to places obscure to the characters, and circumstances of liminality and change.

Indeed in legends, woodlands can likewise be places of enchanted shelter. Snow White discovered asylum with midgets from her stepmother, The Girl Without Hands discovered a cottage to stay in when she had been criticized to her spouse, and Genevieve of Brabant found a shelter from defamation as well as a doe mystically went to her support. Considerably Brother and Sister stowed away in the woods after their stepmother transformed the sibling into a deer.

The risk of the folkloric timberland is an open door for the legends of legend. Among the most seasoned of all recorded stories, the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh describes how the saints Gilgamesh and Enkidu headed out to the Cedar Forest to battle the beasts there and be the first to chop down its trees.

In Norse myth and legend, Myrkvi├░r (or Mirkwood) was dim and hazardous woods that differentiated different grounds; saints and even divine beings needed to navigate it with trouble.

While these works were being composed, stretching land information, and the abatement of forest for farmland, implied the reduction of backwoods that could be assumed mystical. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare composed of a woods that was charmed particularly by the vicinity of Oberon and Titania, the pixie ruler and monarch; in the same way as other backwoods in Shakespeare's works, it turns into a position of transformation and determination. Others of his plays, for example, You Like It, happen in a woods, which contains no charms yet acts much as the woodland of fables.

In Once Upon a Time, the Enchanted Forest is the principle setting in the fable world. It is frequently demonstrated to viewers in the flashbacks of the individuals who live there following the time when the Dark Curse instituted by the Evil Queen and her supporters accumulated them to Earth the type of Storybrooke. A percentage of the known areas incorporate Aurora's Palace, the Beanstalk (which paves the way to a kingdom of goliaths), a kingdom that was once in the past ruled by King George, the Dark Castle (where the ebb and flow Dark One named Rumplestiltskin lives), the Dark Dungeon (which Rumpelstiltskin was once detained and was manufactured by dwarves), the Dark Palace (where the Evil Queen governs in the wake of harming Snow White's father King Leopold), Firefly Hill, the Forbidden Fortress (which serves as a retreat for Maleficent), a Gingerbread House (where the second Blind Witch dwells), Glinda's Pocket Dimension, Granny's House (where Red's grandmother lives), Hamelin (where Peter Pan acted like a Pied Piper to bring youngsters to Neverland), a House and Stables (where Cora and Henry raised a more youthful form of the Evil Queen), the Infinite Forest (a timberland that circles around and traps the individuals who enter it), Lake Nostros (a lake with waters which can mysteriously restore something or somebody to a previous state which is watched by a Siren), Maurice's Castle (where Sir Maurice lives), Mulan's Home, Nottingham, Prince Eric's Kingdom, Rapunzel's Tower, Rumplestiltskin's House (where Rumplestiltskin raised Baelfire), the Seven Dwarfs' Cottage, Sherwood Forest, the Safe Haven (a group in the corner of the Enchanted Forest that served as an asylum for the individuals who weren't influenced by the Dark Curse), the Troll Bridge, and the Werewolves' Den.

J.r.r. Tolkien made utilization of woods as speaking to charm and the ancientness of the world: Mirkwood, Fangorn timberland, and the Old Forest. He additionally made utilization of fables about trees, for example, the willow, accepted to remove themselves and stalk voyagers, in Old Man Willow. His mythical beings are determinedly connected with woodlands, particularly Mirkwood and Lothl├│rien.

Thursday, 28 February 2013


A holiday in many parts of the world is a synonym for a vacation or a specific trip for the purpose of recreation or tourism, but in the United States of America, it is considered to be a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group has deemed that observance is warranted. It is generally an official (more common) or unofficial observance of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations or festivities. A holiday does not necessarily exclude doing normal work: the relatively minor Jewish holiday of Chanukah has been described as a "working holiday" and those who celebrate a holiday such as Diwali may have to work a normal schedule in countries where it is not a public holiday.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Enchanted is a 2007 American fantasy-musical film, produced and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures in association with Barry Sonnenfeld and Josephson Entertainment. Written by Bill Kelly and directed by Kevin Lima, the film stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, and Susan Sarandon. The plot focuses on Giselle, an archetypal Disney Princess, who is forced from her traditional animated world of Andalasia into the live-action world of New York City.

The film is both an homage to, and a self-parody of, conventional Walt Disney Animated Classics, making numerous references to Disney's past and future works through the combination of live action filmmaking, traditional animation and computer-generated imagery. It heralds the return of traditional animation to a Disney feature film after the company's decision to move entirely to computer animation in 2004. Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who had written songs for previous Disney films, produced the songs of Enchanted, with Menken also composing its score.

The animation sequences were produced at James Baxter Animation in Pasadena. Filming of the live action segments took place around New York City. It premiered on October 20, 2007, at the London Film Festival before its wide release on November 21, 2007, in the United States. Enchanted was well-received critically. It won the 2007 Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Motion Picture, received two nominations at the 65th Golden Globe Awards and three nominations at the 80th Academy Awards. The film earned more than $340 million worldwide at the box office.

Monday, 5 September 2011



Tonight my first piece for 2010 hits EBAY! This piece is my first piece offered on canvas. It is my contribution to SEHA'S JANUARY CHALLENGE KITCHEN WITCHES. She leaned hunched over her big black kettle making some brew! Who knows what she is conjuring up?
Will it be sweet, will it be sour? Who knows, but she will have to stir it until the 12th hour, on Halloween...

Look for the link here later...

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Robert :)