Factions of my Hercules RetellingI figured the time would come for me to write about the major factions of my retelling of the myth of Hercules, and probably one of the most important things about my retelling is that...ironically I'm not a fan of Game of Thrones, but I am a fan of the Total War games and Ancient Greece was historically embroiled in an actual Game of Thrones like environment, what with the city-states always being at each other's throats, alliances being made, war being commonplace, etc.
Now, I must apologize in advance if my understanding of Ancient Greece is a little off, but I figured I have to start somewhere. Why not start this journal alphabetically? I usually do my journals in alphabetical order. We should begin with Arcadia.
Arcadia-- Also called the 'breadbasket of the Peloponnese', Arcadia is a fertile land with untouched wilderness similar to the American Plains and like the American Plains they are shared not just by humans, but also by many Centaur tribes and Satyr clans. Whil
Finally, the Aladdin trailer I've been hoping for!Yes, as you may or may not have noticed, we've finally got a proper Aladdin trailer...even if it is either too late or not. This definitely looks like Guy Ritchie has redeemed himself after the flops that were The Man from U.N.C.L.E. which I loved and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword which was a terrible waste of time and poorly done, even if Jude Law was in it.
The casting and the environment look amazing and the effects, I'm sold...especially Friend Like Me and A Whole New World. I don't care what everyone says, even if they are my friends here on DeviantART.
TAKE MY DAMNED MONEY! I'm seeing this film...TWICE if needs be. Aladdin was a part of my childhood and even though Will Smith will never replace Robin as the Genie, I think his take will be a good one...and yes, I've just discovered that Alan Tudyk AKA King Candy/Turbo, the Duke of Weaselt--uh I mean Wesselton, Duke Weaselton and Hei-Hei will be the voice for Iago.
Again, I look forward to this film.
Cavin and the Black Cauldron Themes ContinuedAgain here's another list of themes for my rendition of Disney's The Black Cauldron. This time it involves the themes of Sacrifice, War and Society and Class.
Sacrifice-- This famous quote from the Prince of Egypt sums up one of the sadder themes of this story. "Moses, sometimes, for the greater good, sacrifices must be made." Cavin believes that he knows what it means to be hero, but he doesn't...not yet anyway. It's a lot more complicated than that as he learns.
For Cavin, sacrifice means giving up everything for the benefit of others and to protect his loved ones.
Calla is not afraid to sacrifice her freedom even if it means protecting her father and her kingdom.
Hector nearly sacrificed his chance to be a family man for a chance to play for the world and he regrets it completely.
As for Sid, tagging along with Cavin does mean sacrificing his own safety and expanding his horizons.
As the Trollhunter and a Were-Troll, Jim knows personally what sacr
Races of Middengard Part TwoHere is the next segment of the Races of Middengard for Cavin and the Black Cauldron, but where to start? Oh yes, with the Talking Beasts.
Talking Beasts-- Or rather Talking Animals are the diverse species of wild creatures who possess human-like intelligence and are considered sentient beings in Middengard. Sadly not all animals in Middengard have been given this extraordinary gift, particularly most domesticated animals whom the Talking Animals consider 'spoiled rotten' by Mankind, even wild bison and game fowl (like turkeys and Cornish game hen) have not been blessed with the gift of speech. What separates the Talking Animals from their 'domesticated' or even 'dumber' counterparts is their ability to think, reason and use human-like communication. Some Talking Animals have been known to be valuable companions to many a great adventurer, and certain Talking Animals don't mind if you eat meat as long as it isn't them that you're eating. While many Talking Animals are wary of Man
Races of Middengard Part OneTo give my readers a better understanding of the Realm of Middengard, the world of Cavin and the Black Cauldron, I've decided to create a journal about the people who dwell within this realm. And believe me, being that this world is an amalgamation of different fantasy worlds, it's gonna be epic. I promise you. Ah yes, we should begin with the race of Man.
Mankind-- Also called Men, Humans or even Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve, this race of intelligent, mammalian beings are the youngest of all the sentient species in Middengard and the most populous. Descended from a branch of the primate family tree which included apes who could walk upright and then evolved into the first true Humans, such as Adam and Eve, these beings were also among the last intelligent beings to become what is considered 'civilized'. Unfortunately the Human race had been created with a hole in their hearts, a hole that neither wealth, possession or power could ever fill. While bitterly divided among nati
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Ballad of Thialfi-- Elven racesHere comes yet another journal about the races of beings in my take on Norse Mythology, The Ballad of Thialfi.
But I must warn you in advance, some of the creatures that I'm about to list in this journal may or may NOT be considered 'native' to Norse Mythology.
This time I'm going to list the Alfar, or Elven, races. Three of them are considered good, one of them is well undecided, the others are pretty much evil. They are the Ljosalfar (Light Elves), the Herralfar (High Elves), Wodealfar (Wood Elves), the Svartalfar (Dark Elves), the Orkalfar (Orcs) and the Dokkalfar (Deep Elves, or rather the Race of Goblins).
Where to start? Ah yes, now I know.
The Ljosalfar-- Also known as the Light Elves, these beings are considered the wisest and the fairest of all beings. They are the lords and masters of their Realm of Alfheim. While peaceful and pacifistic by nature, they are perfectly capable of defending themselves from any and all manner of attack. They prefer to resolve conflicts non-
Ballad of Thialfi-- Divine RacesAs you may have noticed, this journal is about the many different races of beings within my original take on Norse mythology; the Ballad of Thialfi.
I do realize that this may seem a bit much, but I thought maybe I could at least start describing some of the beings who will take part in my take on the Nine Realms.
And where better than to start with the Aesir and Vanir, or the Norse Gods, and their hated enemies or sometimes benevolent allies the Jotnar?
Aesir-- Odin's people, the denizens of Asgard, and the sworn protectors of the Nine Realms, these beings are mainly associated with war and martial virtues. Whilst Odin the Allfather is King of Asgard and all the Gods, and according to many the spiritual father of mankind, he is not the warrior he once was. The new protector of Asgard and the Nine Realms, including Midgard, is Odin's first-born son and heir Thor. Whilst the Aesir are in the head deities, they are not always the most forward thinking of Gods. They live only
LoZ: Link and the Dragon WarThis is sort of my idea for an original Legend of Zelda story...which takes place in the...Breath of the Wild universe...but borrows elements from the Ocarina of Time, a little bit of Hyrule Warriors and the Twilight Princess.
Summary (so far): When a young Hylian teenager from Ordon Village named Link wakes up from a terrible dream of a great black-and-red Dragon laying waste to his village and the Kokiri, he and his newfound Fairy friend Navi, along with a strange Impish creature named Midna travel to Hyrule Castle in search of answers until they come face to face with Princess Zelda daughter of King Rhoam in a battle between good and evil as the dreaded Demon King Ganondorf prepares to unleash the malevolent Dragon of Destruction, Drakar, on all of Hyrule. In order to combat both Ganondorf and Drakar, Link must not only learn to master his fear, but he will also need to earn the respect and comeraderie of a team of unusual companions, win the heart of Princess Zelda herself an