Tag Archive | Middle Ages

Wolf’s Hunt


Tweet of the Day: Photography: Summer Morning in Middle Head ——- Present Day Athelney,  Somerset, England. Liberating the remains from the pit took days. Days turned into weeks as the team waited for the lab analysis on the hair fibers extracted from mask. It came back. The hairs belonged to Canis lupus lupus, also know […]

Sunday Treat: Terry Jones Pythons the Middle Ages


  Tweet of the Day: Harry Potter and the Monastery of Mystery: A Big Al Story ——– I haven’t done one of these in ages, so I decided to fill a pleasant Sunday morning with a video from none other than Terry Jones. the first in a series produced by the BBC that tackles the […]

Genre as Argument: Dark Fantasy


Tweet of the Day: Sword and Laser Anthology ——- This sub-genre of fantasy puts the dark back into the dark ages. It is an counter argument to the idea of an Arcadian past. The worlds portrayed in dark fantasy are dirty, messy, violent and by our standards immoral. All the familiar elements are there, but […]

January 2011 Blog Chain: Winter Nightmare


Tweet of the Day: WRITING FIGHTING (SCENES): 12 THINGS WRITERS NEED TO KNOW ——- Another month, another Blog Chain. You know the drill. First the instructions: This month’s prompt: Winter Nightmare Another broad one: go wherever the prompt takes you. It can be fiction or non-fiction, the nightmare can be Cthulhu or just a struggle […]

Fantasy: Arthurian Legend


Tweet of the Day: Silver Screen Wishes and Movie Theater Dreams ——– At the heart of British identity, interwoven with strands of re-imagined histories, political positioning and burgeoning myths, lies the complex set of tales known as the Arthurian Legend(s). Current historical theory posits that the “real” Arthur was a 5th century warlord by the […]

In Love With The Fantastic Middle Ages


Tweet of the Day: Are Happy Endings a Must? ——– What is it about the European Middle Ages (and their Japanese counterpart) that fascinates us so? Is it a longing for a simpler time, a Golden Age? Perhaps we want to live our lives under the code of Chivalry and Courtly Love? Maybe it is […]