nothing is more wonderful than the imagination
for in a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy or an exciting adventure
but beware: nothing is more powerful than the imagination
for it can also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare
experience FANTASMIC! -- a journey beyond your wildest imagination
Maleficent believes she has finally found a way to reign supreme over the forces of good: send them into an eternal sleep! Joining forces with some of the most powerful villians of all time, she casts a spell that sends everyone; villians and heroes alike, into a deep sleep. A sleep in which dreams -- or even nightmares -- can reign supreme over all. For once the nightmares set in...there's no waking up!
Our roleplay and plotline was based upon the amazing Disney Theme Park night spectacular, Fantasmic!, which performs nightly at Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando and Disneyland California theme parks. We have used this plot here, only in a slightly differed form. In this roleplay, it is the evil who has come up with this scheme to put everyone into a deep sleep, where their dreams can be controlled and turned into dangerous and tormenting nightmares. And thus, everyone falls asleep...and they can dream almost anything possible. They can end up in strange and mysterious locations with no real explaination needed...
Or they can even imagine that the dead have rejoined them in the land of the living.
Fantasmic is a Disney RPG set to include Disney characters and worlds from all across the years, from Cinderella to Giselle, Jack Sparrow to Mary Poppins. Leading or supporting, big or small, all are welcome in this plot. Characters will be given ways to travel between worlds to interact with different characters in new locations. Anything can happen, leave it to your imagination!
(Looking for all 'The Black Cauldron' characters!)
To all readers and friends of Lloyd Alexander,
There is now a memorial page set up for Lloyd Alexander (and his wife Janine) at www.PrydainGuide.com
Please stop by and contribute your thoughts on this wonderful man and his stories. I know some of you may have posted already elsewhere, but it would be wonderful to get several memories and tributes compiled in a single location on the web for posterity.
Yes, as some of you may guess from the domain name, this is the Prydain Guide that was formerly at enkwiri.com/prydain, and that unceremoniously disappeared earlier this year. This was due to an error in moving from one webhost to another, and we apologize for our absence. Not having a site up at the time of Lloyd Alexander's death meant that it has taken us longer to put this memorial together than it would have taken were the Guide still around, and for that too, we are sorry. But better late than never.
As for the Guide itself, which prior to its disappearance was the biggest Prydain Chronicles resource on the web, it's coming back! We've gathered the materials together, and should have the site up and running as soon as we can get it re-coded.
Let us gather together, companions of Prydain, people of Westmark, co-adventurers with Vesper Holly, knowing that we are all Lloyd Alexander's children. Let us join hands and celebrate his life.
-Luke, on behalf of my colleagues Ben, Bree and Lauren of The Prydain
Does anyone know what happened with this excellent site? Is it completely gone or is it just experiencing technical problems? I'd be very sad if it were gone - nowhere else could one find such extensive background information.
There's a really nifty site:http://www.justinkunz.com/home.html
With "Pictures of Prydain." They aren't hard to find, just mouse over the pictures on the left side of the screen until you get to Pictures of Prydain. Really nicely done. Taran doesn't have long, black hair (my favorite portrayal of him) but they're very nicely done..
i've been looking all over for all of these books. what i'm trying to do is buy them all together and i cant seem to find it that way..its always one book here, the other there.
so do any of you know where i can find all the books like in a bundle?
this would be greatly appreciated because its a gift for my boyfriend :]
thanks in advance!
well...it seems as though no one has been posting for awhile...i definetly think that they should make the books into movies...not just one movie tho becuz that wuld be like cramming it all in...wich wuld not work...but we hafta think about the chance theyd be taking...there are 5 books and that wuld be a huge risk...i think they should have peter jackson direct it (yes...i am also a rabid lord of the rings fan)...they hafta do it right tho...or else...i wuld kill to play eilonwy...of course so does probably everyone else...i love prydain...i cant believe its not more popular...like wen i first picked up the books i was in the end of 7th grade (im in 9th now) i just saw the title "the black cauldron" and i thought to myself "hey...haha...that was a movie...why not?"...so i dint realize until after that i needed to first book (which i found at a garage sale) and then i was hooked...not that anyone cares :-)
Our names are Cait and Josh. We are both obsessive bookworms, and some of our favorite books are by Lloyd Alexander. We decided that we wanted to be able to visualize the characters better, so we searched for photos of people we thought different characters looked like. Now we've put them all on a webpage so anyone can look at them!
There are characters from lots of different books, including the Prydain Chronicles and the Vesper Holly Adventures. We have pictures of Taran, Eilonwy, Vesper, Brinnie, and more (plus, we're always adding characters).
You can see the photos at www.geocities.com/fiorituralibri
. We also welcome any comments you may have. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heh, I first found these books when I was in seventh grade (Now soon to be in the eleventh). We had a long list of boring sounding book titles to choose from for a report. I picked one of the more interesting titles, which just so happened to be one of the Prydain books, lucky for me. It was the last book in the series. I don't remember the exact title, not all of it at least, and I'd rather not say it wrong. Anyways, I fell in love with the book and very soon after finishing it I went to the library and got all of the other books to read, which I did in two or three days. Since then I've read through the series four or five other times, each time being just as enjoyable as the last. I just joined the whole live journal thing and this is the first community I found that I like.
My favorite characters are Fflewddur Fflam, Coll, Rhun, and Smoit. It's been almost a year since I last read the books and some of the spelling is hard to remember.
While searching the web for info on the books I found an artists website with some excellent painting of Prydain. *goes to find URL* Ahaa! Here it is, enjoy. http://www.justinkunz.com/prydain.html
hi. like most people reading this right now (which are unfortunately few, since i believe is due to the fact that this fandom hasn't realized its full potential yet), i'm a fellow fan of the Prydain Chronicles.
may i suggest that we introduce ourselves, maybe through discussion questions? i know this has been done in other similar communities (lloyd_alexander
for example), but what the heck, let's do it anyway! ^_^
to start off, i agree with that earlier post that the series should be created into (a) movie/s. my megalomaniac self hopes to achieve that personally someday if someone wouldn't take the honor of doing so before me, but let's not go there. with regards with the Disney movie, i just had illustrated booklets about that which i had read as a kid, and after reading the actual novels, i found that they should have done justice to it (which Disney didn't do, and considering all factors, they COULD have done better). like the movie adaptation of LotR and HP, it takes the devotion of a true fan at heart to do it just right (not really aim to please everybody, just retain the books' essence and spirit). any suggestions as to how that may be achieved? (Live Action or Animated? Movie/Animation company? Director? [Voice]Actors/Actresses? You name it!)
btw, i'm new to this fandom (i didn't even know it existed), so please bear with me (and my exasperating predilection to babble; i'm letting my username speak for itself).
oh, and i love Taran. ^_~