Story Time: A Curse that Turned the Entire Bhangarh Fort into Ruins — CastlesandTurrets

In such old mysterious places, we often experience some kind of strange force calling for death, and we cannot stop at that place without the feeling of fear. There are many such forts and castles all around the world; even today whose stories tell about their dark past (such as these haunted castles in Scotland)! […]Continue reading “Story Time: A Curse that Turned the Entire Bhangarh Fort into Ruins — CastlesandTurrets”

Mind Magic: Escapism, Fantasy, and why it’s the best thing mankind invented. — BookmarkedOne

By now you know I am convinced fantasy is the best and most beautiful genre of fiction in the world. But I don’t often talk about why. A while back (yes, concerts and work and university finals, I know. I’m awake now) I stumbled across Sarah Seele’s lovely post “They Found Loveliness Everywhere.” Do go […]Continue reading “Mind Magic: Escapism, Fantasy, and why it’s the best thing mankind invented. — BookmarkedOne”

Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st. — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

We all need a little positivity in our lives, so we are pleased to announce the 2021 Summer Solstice celebrations will return this year – if the lockdown restrictions are lifted as planned. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20 into the morning of June 21 – the same […]Continue reading “Summer Solstice will return to Stonehenge this year. The celebration is due to take place on the evening of June 20th into the morning of June 21st. — Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information”

The Green Knight Trailer Teases A Darker & Unique Arthurian Tale — KAKUCHOPUREI.COM

David Lowery’s The Green Knight has finally received a new trailer after being delayed for a year since its original 29 May 2020 release date. The movie will now premiere on 30 July 2021. What’s unique about The Green Knight is that Dev Patel’s Sir Gawain will be the main protagonist, distinguishing it from other… TheContinue reading “The Green Knight Trailer Teases A Darker & Unique Arthurian Tale — KAKUCHOPUREI.COM”

Walking in Circles — France & Vincent

It has been a very busy week, almost entirely without internet access or even a decent phone signal. Much has gone beautifully, some things most definitely not as planned and others have just been a sheer joy. Friday I woke on the moors of Yorkshire after a 400 mile drive, visited my mother in Leeds […]Continue reading “Walking in Circles — France & Vincent”

A Song with Sue Vincent – the birth of the Silent Eye — The Silent Eye

In the near darkness, the woman’s gentle right hand came down on my shoulder from behind. It was the signal that she was ready, that we could begin either the bravest or the stupidest thing we’d ever attempted. (With the giant enneagram lovingly ‘taped’ onto the carpet of the Nightingale Centre, the cast of ‘The […]Continue reading “A Song with Sue Vincent – the birth of the Silent Eye — The Silent Eye”

Folly — France & Vincent

You may have noticed that I seem to spend a lot of time wandering the highways and wild places with a camera. Occasionally I become aware that this is, quite possibly, folly for a woman alone. As I waded through nettles taller than I this morning, in search of a shot of a local ruin […]Continue reading “Folly — France & Vincent”

Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part Two

MAPPING YOUR WORLD If you’re going to have a complicated story you must work to a map; otherwise you’ll never make a map of it afterwards. ~J. R. R. Tolkien Your initial map can be as simple as you need it to be. It doesn’t have to be this daunting task that I foresaw itContinue reading “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part Two”

Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part One

INTRODUCTION Some years ago I started blogging a series on worldbuilding, but never got to finish it before abandoning the blog due to a lack of traffic. I called the series “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers” because at the time the renewed surge of interest in Tabletop Role-playing Games (TTRPG) hadn’t yet transpired, but I alwaysContinue reading “Worldbuilding for Fantasy Writers and Gamemasters, Part One”

Newgrange by Julie A. Dickson — POETRY and PLACES

Newgrange Newgrange, County Meath, Ireland, 2015 by Julie A. Dickson To stand before an ancient mound on the Irish countryside, stones hewn and balanced, silent structure stands sentinel, cavern in deep darkness— but for the winter solstice, waiting for early morning light to Illuminate the ritual altar. If I almost close my eyes I can […]Continue reading “Newgrange by Julie A. Dickson — POETRY and PLACES”