Collection: The Most Fanciful Flights Of FantasyMore Like This
The Most Fanciful Flights of Fantasy
Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time.”
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
The fairie folk were (still are?) thought by the Celtic peoples to be an ancient race of tiny beings driven underground (literally; living now in mounds) or into the trees by modern humans. Other traditions deem them purely folkloric creatures, u
Collection: WerifesteriaMore Like This
Lost between hell and paradise
There is something about a forest in its living, breathing oneness that gives it an aura of actual sentience.
Its as if you, an intruder, have entered the woodland’s domain to hunt for its secrets to having survived for so many centuries. The forest knows you are there and offers you no help in making your way. A thousand hidden eyes observe your movements; thousands of keen nos
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldMore Like This
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own World
By Cliff Broadway
"Hobbit" illustration 04 by Pervandr
Please welcome J.R.R. Tolkien expert and TheOneRing.net producer/writer Cliff Broadway (aka theoneringnet) as he shares his take on the man behind the beloved series of books. Cliff helped build The One Ring.net, a fan-based site created and run by volunteers from around the world and the largest web portal for a single fandom, after working
FOX09T Book 1 Chapter 2FO9T Book 1 Chapter 2More Like This
Chapter Two Gentle waves of harmonious melodic chirpings of birdsong filled Larissas head even before she opened her eyes. She awoke instantly aware of where she was or, at least, where she thought she must be. She reached up to touch her face, to touch where the dream-monitoring wires were attached. But they werent there. Had Dr. Gwen already removed them? Certainly, everything must have gone really well, thought Larissa, because she couldnt remember ever waking up feeling so well-rested and feeling so good all over. But, then again, something was strange
She stretched out her arms and legs beneath the blankets and shifted about to and fro. After a moment, she realized: This isnt the hospital bed in Dr. Gwens office. The bed she found herself in was, in fact, much nicer and comfier
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieMore Like This
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.