frozen wizard

I had the absolute pleasure to work on Lost Spheres Publishing’s title City of 7 Seraphs.
Here is one example of some of the characters I worked on.

“Let not the wings fool you. The Seraphs? They are tombstones. Grave markers for all Creation. Eternal. Divinity. It matters not. They are illusions. Only Ice preserves. Only Undeath persists. Let the Seraphs mark your grave as well and join us in the true endlessness…”

Duxandus the Forever Frozen, Icegrave Enclave

REVIEW - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Having grown up loving musicals I’m always interested in seeing how modern creatives take up the mantle. We know the Golden era of Hollywood to consist of really tight, well choreographed, at times upbeat, fast paced, overall classic musicals. In today’s age, we don’t see as many musicals brought to life on screen. Not to say that these past few years we haven’t seen an escalation in on screen musicals. What I’m saying is, today’s musical needs to have a variety of levels to capture, entertain and make an impact on audiences around the world. I feel like this was achieved in The Greatest Showman (directed by Australian, Michael Gracey).

Between the performances, the themes, the choreography, the music, story and costuming we have an all round wonderful piece of art. I’m always so pleased when a film takes on a theme and really hones in the concept within an uplifiting setting. The theme here being, acceptance. Of embracing how unique each and every one of us are and highlighting the importance of equality and creativity. I’ve always loved quotes to do with imagination and I feel like this movie is one big quote promoting how inspiring you can truly be utilizing the power of imagination.

For me the major thing that stood out was the choreography (by Australian, Ashley Wallen) and for that matter how the dancing worked in amoungst the stunning sets. I was getting elements of Moulin Rouge!, Strictly Ballroom, Kenny Ortega inspired choreography. We had the full cast choreography at different parts of the movie, like in the circus ring, where special effects were utilized to create such a spectacular moment as Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle) sings and everyone else is jumping in slow motion. Then when Anne Wheeler (Zendaya) and Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron) are doing their duet with the amazing utilization of the rope as a tool to move around and work within the space. Capped off with the stellar performance in the bar at the end of the movie. I honestly left the theatre thinking, where can I find a video or teacher to learn these dances?!

A lot can be said with the opening song of a musical. Upon hearing the opening song in The Greatest Showman, I instantly thought, this is going to be good. I also thought about other musicals where the song made an impact on me, Les Miserables, Frozen, The Wizard of Oz, just to name a few. Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum really hones in on what I was talking about before, that old world Hollywood style of performing, he can do action, he can do drama, and he can sing and dance. Which we’ve known for years, but this film harnesses all of that. I knew a couple of the tracks enough to bop along to the beat, but I was even doing so with the songs I didn’t know. There were some tunes that reminded me of musicals and shows I’ve seen or heard of over the years. Parts of the dancing and singing reminded me of the TV series Smash. It’s not hard to see the influence, genius, Lin Manuel Miranda has had on the industry. Also on what is the anniversary release of Chicago (2002) it’s great to see how elements of that iconic musical are still prevalent in today’s artistic ventures. I actually want to marathon all these movies and albums, The Greatest Showman was that inspiring.

Knowing very little about P.T Barnum, Hugh Jackman appears to have pulled the role off. I’ve already spoken about just how talented Jackman is when it comes to his overall performance, but I feel there were others in the film that totally surprised me. That being Zac Efron and Zendaya. Both originating from the Disney club, their performances exceeded my expectations. Not to say I thought they wouldn’t be on par with Jackman, I left the theatre thinking they were talents to watch out for in the years to come. I also loved the performances by Keala Settle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as W.D. Wheeler, Michelle Williams as Charity Barnum and Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind. I loved the interaction between all the characters, particularly these. In the scenes that are significantly more emotional, and of course the singing and dancing. Another element that comes into play here are the costumes. They add so much to a character and again, the film was rich and lush in colour and overall helped bring that other element of creative genius to the film. I also left the cinema wanting every single one of Michelle Williams’ looks.

Overall, from start to finish you’ll be entertained. We start off with a glimpse of what to expect, we begin to discover a world of imagination and creativity and then we go through the paces of what life can behold. If you haven’t seen this film, make sure you do so in theatres now.

Rating: 4/5

☆☆☆☆

A List of Famous Fan Fictions, in No Particular Order
  • Jane Eyre: Emma fan fiction.
  • 50 Shades of Grey: Twilight fan fiction.
  • The Inferno: Bible fan fiction.
  • Wicked: Wizard of Oz fan fiction.
  • Ulysses: The Odyssey fan fiction.
  • Any Disney Movie: fairy tale fan fictions.
  • The Fantasy Genre: mythology fan fiction.
  • The Sci Fi Genre: science fan fiction.
  • Literary Novels: fan fiction about real life.
  • Your Life: A fan fiction your parents invented when they thought, "Hey, what would it be like if we had a kid?" (The opening scene was filled with smut, btw.)
  • Conclusion: Everything's fan fiction. You're fan fiction. I'm fan fiction. Anything anyone thinks of ever is fan fiction. We're all just fan fiction.

Today’s theme parks spend lots of money and effort to produce compelling, coherent lands filled with dull, disjointed rides.

Dark!School headcanons!

So I’ve had these in the back of my head for a while. Might as well share!

Fire: Fire wizards are able to control their flames most of the time, but when they go Dark, its almost as if everything they touch is flammable. Fire Wizards become your average arsonists setting fire to everything, soon their entire body becomes a hot spot and just by walking these wizards burn everything they touch.

Ice: A dark ice wizard is definitely someone you DO NOT want to mess with. The common spell frostbite? Turns into so frozen you shatter! These wizards slowly get engulfed in ice, making them look even scarier.

Storm: Ohohoho, a storm wizard gone dark? More common than you think! Storm wizards are impatient, yet quick and agile. When their patience grows to its thinnest, these wizards cause TYPHOONS! Any hint of electricity will burst in their presence and anything in their way will get shocked like a taser on its highest setting.

Life: Life wizards are razor sharp, and I mean that literally. Their beautiful and calm natures turn into razor sharp leaves and rose petals as the ultimate weapons. They begin to drain the life out of surrounding plants making them even stronger.

Death: Death wizards are a mystery to all, especially since no one has lived to tell the tale of a dark one. These wizards not only summon the dead, they use the dead like puppets, their face turns into something out of your nightmares and their eyes look like demons.

Myth: (My personal favorite dark!school) Myth wizards are the cause of disaster when they go dark. With every step the ground cracks beneath their feet and with one punch they can cause ultimate chaos! Myth wizards use their powers to summon creatures deadlier than ever seen as their personal aids, but when the creatures refuse? Well lets just say DONT REFUSE!

Balance: Sand powers, WOOSH WOOSH, but in all reality these ones are some of the most deadly. (Of course all of them are deadly but bare with me!) These wizards can suffocate their enemies and cause tornadoes and sandstorms that can travel for miles! 

Could someone please just tell me, why so many people forget about Hagrid?
So, he got expelled for something he didn’t even do. So many people think of him as some kind of monster because of who his mother was, his father died right when things were about to turn better for him.
And yet, even of all the hard times he had to go through he was never bitter! He never let his heart freeze and he never growled against the people who just don’t know better.
He loves all this creatures who are said to be monsters because he knows how it feels to be the ‘monster’, and he never believed that any of this creatures would be bad or anything because he always remembered his own good heart.
Guys, don’t you dare to forget about Rubeus Hagrid!

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My buddy Scott Woods shared these photos from his latest D&D campaign. Big parts of the terrain were handmade by him using things like old paint brush bristles for grass and broken pencils for signposts. The tower is made from an overturned Starbucks coffee cup (with the sleeve from the cup forming the battlement) and the square walls are just blue insulation, cut on a table saw and carved to suit.

Scott’s campaign was a short one, each of the players at their table take turns running their own adventure, but it looks amazing. Being a great visual artist really has its perks!

- Mo!

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after weeks of apparent peace, the people of wizarding london awoke to something that left them frozen : a wizard’s store on fire, the words ’ blood traitor ’ written on the concrete walls ; a skull, emerald green, stained the baby blue skies above. the body of the owner was discovered before the moving snake above vanished amongst the clouds.
panic is widespread, aurors patrol the streets at night and the daily prophet interviews everyone willing to say something, even if quietly through gritted teeth. the reality has settled that this is all just beginning, and that no one is safe.

the order of the phoenix works day and night on unmasking the truth behind the devastation, while those who stand beside the dark lord try to deflect attention from themselves and their master : this week, while some hunt for answers others are trying desperately to hide them.

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