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11 September 2008 @ 10:46 am
The last entry about wanting to know a movie title reminded me of a movie I saw when I was little. Live, not animated. There's something about a little girl who loves this mirror in her house. It turns out that there are several berries taped to its back and, using them, she passes through the mirror (while her parents are having a party, I think). At one point she's captured by monsters. She's in a tent-like cage and will be lowered into boiling water by the villians. Two of her "imaginary" friends appear ("Bella" and "Donna", ha ha) and take her place. It may have the word "mirror" in the title.
 
 
10 September 2008 @ 11:14 pm
Hello.

I'm looking for a specific princess movie that I used to watch when I was a child. If you know what I'm talking about PLEASE PLEASE let me know!

Okay so in the movie there's a little princes, she wears pink and her godmother (or whoever it is) gives her a ring which has a shiny string attached to it which leads her where she needs to go. The godmother (or whoever it is) is in a closet with feathers and she wears all white. I think there might be trolls. And I'm pretty sure it's not Disney but I thought I would post this here, just in case!

Please help! I'm desperate!
 
 


Announcing Aetherica 2009 – A Fantasy Convention


We are proud to announce Aetherica, a new fantasy convention to take place in Chester, England on the weekend of June 19th – 21st, 2009.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in the centre of Chester will play host to a weekend of diverse fantasy-themed programming, ranging from presentations and panels to craft workshops and team building activities. Just as fantasy ranges from fairy tales to complex epics, So Aetherica will offer everything from in-depth literary analysis to whimsical games.

Guests of honour include Peter Beagle, a superb author best known for his novel, The Last Unicorn who has been described as “America’s greatest living fantasist,” and Joe Abercrombie, a critically acclaimed new talent whose books have been labelled as “edgy”, “humorous” and “compelling, with a gritty, real-life feel.”

Join us at midsummer 2009, and spend a weekend celebrating all that is magical.

Current membership rates are:
Adults: £35 (until November 16th 2008)
Juniors (5-18): £25
Infants (under 5): £5
Please see our website (Aetherica FAQ) for more details on the rates and price rises.

For more information about the convention, to join or to book a hotel room, see Aetherica.org

Media Enquires: Wednesday Jones
Publicity@aetherica.org
 
 
29 March 2008 @ 04:43 pm
One of the great religious cliches of the Christian tradition is the image of St. Peter waiting at the gates of heaven to direct the soul of the dead to the appropriate final destination. But how many of us know St. Peter is just the Christian version of an almost universal spiritual/mythic tradition, the psychopomp?....[to see the complete essay, go to Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism, http://www.ejmmm2007.blogspot.com


 
 
25 March 2008 @ 08:10 pm
I'm thinking of doing an independent study (at the Masters level) on satirical speculative fiction. I've already come up with some ideas (Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle and possibly Galapagos,; something by Pratchett, probably a few books from the Death arc and the first Witches arc, maybe Strata or Small Gods; one or more of Adams' Hitchhiker's books). However, I'm not sure if I can get away with studying only three authors in my top five. I'm sure I'll be expected to branch out and survey more writers.

So, my question is, do you know of any works that are satirical and speculative fiction? I would really appreciate any recommendations.
 
 
 
12 February 2008 @ 10:28 pm
I thought some of you would enjoy this.

http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/080211-fairytales-science.html
 
 
25 January 2008 @ 12:51 pm
Hi! Do you keep a Reading or Book Live Journal? Would you like to meet other people who do, in order to make new LJ Friends, and discuss literature, or share common interests? Check out addmy_readinglj in order to do so! (:
 
 
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16 January 2008 @ 10:58 am
 From my own experiences I believe writers and artists are guided or influenced by a higher power. I think we are the ultimate creators. Does that mean if we believe in fairies we create the environment, realm, dimension, or reality for fairies to be alive, nurtered by the energy of our overactive imaginations ... or, are fairies real, and enlightened, 'gifted', perhaps crazy people can see and communicate with these angelic fireflies of light, guardians and groundskeepers for secret gardens of enchantment.
Occassionally I have seen a golden light, a lost star dancing in the corner of my vision. From the light delicate hands trailing sparkling white light encourage me to to look. Turning, soft blue eyes, smoky sapphires hold my attention for the briefest of moments. The figure is tiny and always dressed in shimmering whites. For a moment I'm looking through her, its eyes, lenses made from the clearest spring water, rainbow hues of energy, whirly-winds of light softening the edges of my lived in home. I blink and the figure is gone and my faithful browns are back.
From my development as a medium and a healer the energy around me is 'different', but what am I seeing? It is not a visiting spirit, guide, or what I describe as an angel, but it is 'something' ... real? 
 
 
14 January 2008 @ 12:53 pm
Hi  
 This is hi from a new member. I will upload a user pic when I know what I am doing. I love reading and writing. I love fantasy art. I'm a medium and a healer and I've had lots of  'real life' experiences through meditation with winged horses, fairies, dragons, and other 'creatures'. I'll share if people are interested, but I'm asking because I don't want to come across like I'm pushing what I believe. I only want to share my experience. I joined LJ for a platform for what I want to do in the future. I've joined this group because I believe fairies, dragons and other fantasy creatures are real, 'somewhere'. My experiences only strengthen my belief. Anyway, cheers, and hello.
Simon.
 
 
13 December 2007 @ 03:40 pm
After seeing book_maeven's post, I remembered this site. Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts It's been useful and fun research, for both personal projects and research next semester.