When I was growing up, I was introduced to point and click computer games. Many schools used these games for educational and entertainment purposes. For many these games were an introduction to gaming creating a love for other gaming consoles. Broken Age is a point and click game on the Playstation and Windows making many recall the style of games my generation grew up on.
The circus was a family affair where you could sit inside a giant circus tent and watch acts be performed before your eyes. Beneath the glam and wonder, lies a deeper meaning to the actors performing for the audience. The circus were the first versions of freak shows creating unique acts for the spectator’s amusement. The Greatest Showman shows that everyone wants to find a place where they belong.
Is a man born a monster or is he created through his trials in life? Should a person that is labelled a genius allowed to run uncheck inside a phantom house forcing others to do his bidding? Susan Kay’s Phantom reveals the story behind the mask revealing the story of the Phantom of the Opera and how he ended up as Christine’s Angel of Music.
Luna introduced me to the classic comedic anime Inuyasha, thinking I would enjoy the comedic nature between the characters and its use of time travel. The show equally balances both the present world in Tokyo, Japan and Japan's Sengoku Period. Many consider Inuyasha one of the classic animes, given how popular the anime became in the United States, earning a second installment to the series titled Inuyasha: The Final Act to show the rest of the manga written by Rumiko Takahashi.
When you love British culture as much Luna and I, what is the best way to celebrate a joyous occasion? By going to high tea! High tea occurs in the morning or in the afternoon with a warm pot of tea and scrumptious sweet and savory snacks such as tea cakes and tea sandwiches.
Most parents fear the day their child wants to leave home and explore the world outside of the world they grew up in; even those that come from the monster realm. Sony Picture’s Hotel Transylvania takes this concept adding a vampire twist to the tale. The movie shows how monsters are more human then mortals give them credit for.
Parents of young children often deal with their children asking them to check their closet and under the bed for monsters. Pixar created a film bringing the monsters from childhood to life. Showing them as being more human then we gave them credit for.
There is a belief that the spirit of a child can create the most powerful magic in the world. In Coraline, a seamstress uses soul energy from children to keep herself and her portal realm in existence. The portal world is a paradise for children, yet we all know that nothing is perfect. If it is than it’s a fake hiding a darker threat behind the facade.
One of the classic animes that focuses on brotherly love and their journey to discover a legendary treasure, The Philosopher’s Stone, is Full Metal Alchemist. The Elric brothers push the boundaries of science and magic by using alchemy, hoping to defy the governing law of equivalent exchange with The Philosophers Stone.
Do you feel the magic in the air? As October begins, one gets excited by the idea of enjoying colder weather, apple cider, and pumpkins! The best part of October is the arrival of Halloween, so in celebration Our Fantasy Realm is counting down the days with festive Halloween films.