Luna was the first to introduce me to the realm of Harry Potter. I was sold on the idea of possessing magic and even more excited of the existence of a school for wizards. During middle school I was beginning to lose my sight and had lost interest in reading, so having a book Luna and I enjoyed helped me find a new love for reading. Despite the series being set in a fantasy realm the scenery come from inspirations from London, England.
Despite the festive holidays being behind us, I thought it would be nice to feature the poem Krampus Comes to Town by Robert Payne Cabeen, he has an interesting perspective of comparing and contrasting the idea of the jolly Saint Nick versus his sister counterpart, Krampus.
It can sometimes be difficult to find books that you are interested in without them being featured on a bestsellers list. One successful method is by finding new novels and authors by word of mouth or through networking. I was fortunate enough to come across Alice Rebaud novel A Merman’s Choice for others unfamiliar with her work to check them out.
Many grew up hearing the tale of Hansel and Gretel and the candy cottage they discover in the woods. The story comes from Germany and was written down by the Brothers’ Grimm. The tale shows how resourceful children can be and what they will do to stay alive. The story also tells how the brothers see witches and stepmothers.
I was unaware of Santa Clause’s evil twin known as Krampus, until watching Hotel Transylvania: The Series episode, The Fright Before Creepmas. In the episode they explore who Krampus is and what he stands for, yet after doing some research I learned that he can be even scarier than he was portrayed in the cartoon.
While watching Mat pat’s GT Live channel on YouTube; I discovered a dark fantasy jump scare game called Five Night’s at Freddy’s. The game takes place in a pizzeria like a Chuck E. Chesses. The game focus is to survive five nights as a security guard while avoiding the reanimated puppets. Scott Cavthon created the series and is now a famous indie game creator for the series.
In modern literature, centaurs are guardians or creatures gifted with strength, astronomy, and healing. Some deceptions portray centaurs more human with animalistic tendencies or act like wild savage monsters. Yet they contain the same physical traits of an entity that has the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse.
There are many who assume that magic is spilt into three areas black, white, and grey representing the intentions when using spells. However, there are many branches of magic reflecting on the elements and different forms of magic or witchcraft.
When looking into the mirror is it really our reflection that is looking back at us? Scientists claim that it’s merely our reflection, from the eyes taking in partials of light reflecting off the glass’s surface. There is a more sinister theory for our mirror image. Many believe they are portals to the mirror world where our dark half or doppelganger live.
Luna has been writing for the last twenty years. Her inspiration mostly comes from nature, ancient history and classic literature. But she has also looked up to the great work of poets such as Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickens. Because her passion for writing and reading doesn’t stop at sonnets and novels,