Fantasy Emoticons – The Large Number of Kinds and Creatures

Are you a fantasy buff? Are you in love with everything fantasy? You probably have become a part of many forums where users talk about fantasy movies, books and graphic novels. Your chats usually cover ghosts, vampires, wizards, witches and their peers. And you are certainly going to get advantages from fantasy emoticons which depict such characters.

Legend-related emoticons which can be found across the Internet include things like zombies, mummies, a Dracula, any type of fantasy living being you can think of. There are the creatures in the realm of dark or scary fantasy, and then you also have logos derived from science fictions, as well as ones coming from romantic fantasy.

Dark Fantasy Emoticons
This group is the place to locate the ghosts, vampires and wizards. You can find also the skull, the zombie, the mummy and the werewolf. Black cats, trolls, witches (the good and the bad), gnomes, even a broomstick are also available in this sort of legend-related emoticons.

Science Fiction Fantasy Emoticons
Aliens are prominent in this group, as much as the related UFO and other manners of spaceship. Robots, droids and mutant individuals get their own emoticon representatives as well. There are also the more well-known characters from fantasy books, including superheroes, prominent characters from Final Fantasy as well as the Greek mythology.

Romantic Fantasy Emoticons
Several of these emoticons may overlap with the ones from the other groups but you certainly are going to agree if we place unicorns, dragons and ogres into the group of romantic legend-related emoticons. Fairies, wicked witches and genies are the ones people would say the indispensable elements of romantic tales. Other magical individuals are known to add themselves to a romantic tale, too, such as mermaids, knights and cupids. These are all well represented in the world of emoticons.

No matter the category, fantasy emoticons are quite a collection any fantasy fan should take a look at. Explore the Net, find secure free download emoticons webpages and add them to your accruement!

Create a Fantasy Factory Fortunes Folder

Writers of fantasy genre movie writers are demanded to deliver fantastical concepts on a drop of a hat. With no time to actually fantasize. But most of them have a treasure trove of ideas concepts and characters. Here I summarize a few points which might help you to enjoy fantasy writing and deliver on unimaginable deadlines.

Fantasy movie writers are usually thought to be specialists and indeed they are. They imagine a world whose natural rules are also imagined. They let their imagination go far and wide and tame it with their own discipline set creative rules and their limitations and exploit them later to create the ebb and flow of the audience experience.

To be able to deliver individual briefs on time it is a good habit to have a register in which the writer keeps adding fantasy characters, ideas, concepts, notes on story, possible market, and rating them as most prepared to least prepared. which sub genre the concept comes under. Does it come under different sub genre. Does the idea has legs as in what level of potentiality exists in the concept or idea or story.

As a fantasy writing expert you are expected to come up with a product of a high quality in limited amount of time, so keeping an up to date organized fantasy factory folder is a one place to find all your fantastic fantasies available at your finger tips to use as and when required.

As detailed as organized and as thick your fantasy factory folder you maintain for your own pleasure of writing fantasy, you will find yourself that much more prepared and in sync with the market demand.

Some day if your work is appreciated to a certain level, the fantasy factory folder could it self become a fortune.

Movie Reviews – Cirque Du Freak – The Vampire’s Assistant

Movie Reviews this week looks at the enjoyable teen fantasy Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. Regardless of the strange title of this movie, it follows in the vein of Twilight, as a few teen fantasy movies have tried to emulate since the massive success of Twilight and it’s sequel New Moon.

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant stars Chris Massoglia as Darren Shan, a well meaning, high achieving teenager, pleasing his parents, and doing well at school, however his best friend Steve played by Josh Hutcherson (Robin William’s son in RV) is regarded as bad company for Darren notably by his parents, and he is given an ultimatum after getting in trouble on account of Steve, to never see him again. As with any typical teenager feeling the need to rebel (there is a funny sequence where his father tells him, what is expected of him, college, job, family, repeatedly in that order, until Darren sees himself repeating those words to his own child).

While the two friends are hanging out, a mysterious limo drives by and out of it comes a flyer for a circus show, entitled Cirque Du Freak, hence the title of the movie, Steve as typical as the antagonist in a movie challenges Darren to come with him and attend it. It turns out Steve has a fascination for vampires, while Darren on the other hand has a fascination for spiders. On attending the Cirque Du Freak show, where a parade of circus freaks are shown for the audience’s amusement, notably a woman who can regenerate limbs, Corma Limbs played by Jane Krakowski (absolutely hilarious in 30 Rock), and Evra the snake boy, played amusingly by Patrick Fugit, as well as a monkey girl, Rebecca played by the adorable Jessica Carlson, there is a lovely scene where Darren asks her what her “freakishness” is, and she states bluntly she is a monkey girl, pauses for effect and states she has a tail, and stares at him for any hint at ridicule.

While watching one of the performances of a certain Larten Crepsley played charmingly by John C. Reilley (Step Brothers), Steve recognises him from one of his vampire books, and assures Darren he is a vampire, interestingly Larten overhears the two boys and gives them a warning not to spread mindless gossip. Darren on the other hand is fascinated by Larten’s spider, and after the show, breaks into his room and steals it; but not before finding Steve pleading with Larten to make him a vampire whilst hidden in the same room. Larten and his friend Gavner Purl played by Willem Dafoe (Spiderman) refuses, and after Larten tests his blood, he quickly spits it out and says Steve has bad blood. It turns out that there are two types of vampires, that have chosen different paths, the Vampaneze who prefer feeding and killing humans, and the others who do not, but prefer to hypnotize them, then feed on them.

Darren takes Larten’s spider, and the next day at school, while Steve assumes he is talking to his locker, Steve opens Darren’s bag and reveals the spider, which eventually bites Steve. With Steve facing imminent death, Darren goes back to the Cirque Du Freak and asks Larten if he has an antidote for the spider’s bite.

A mysterious character called Mr Tiny played by Michael Cerveris (he has one of those faces that seem strangely familiar but not quite sure where), who has the power to bring people back to life, has been looking forward for a conflict between the Vampaneze and the others for sometime, and he sees it in the destiny of the two boys, he would like Darren to join the Vampaneze, but Larten on finding about this, realises that there might be more to the boy than meets the eye, he tests his blood, and agrees to make him a half-vampire, i.e. being able to go out in the sun, and do his errands for him, however Larten’s girlfriend Madame Truska played by Salma Hayek (From Dusk Till Dawn [for a second recalling From Dusk Till Dawn one would expect her to be one of the vampires, but here she is a member of the Cirque Du Freak as a fortune-telling bearded lady]), urges Larten not to turn Darren into a vampire, after having a premonition. Darren initially reluctant finally agrees to this in order to save his friend’s life. Larten then tells him he can no longer stay with his family and so he must die (or at least give the impression he is dead).

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is an enjoyable fantasy movie with numerous characters that should be developed even more in a sequel or two, and even though the name might emit tales of horror it is a more a teen romantic fantasy than anything else.

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Dragon Fantasy Books

Fantasy is often described as a genre that uses a mix of magic and supernatural forms or other elements of creative imagination as the main feature or setting for books, games, movies etc. This genre is commonly associated with the elements of Middle Age European style looks, themes such as architecture, clothes and technology. The events in a fantasy movie occur mostly on distant planets where magic reigns supreme.

Fantasy based entertainment is made up of compositions from numerous writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians. However, the one of the most preferred mediums to distribute fantasy-based stories is through ‘fantasy literature’. Most of the television shows, movies and other series have been based on some or the other fantasy related books.

Perhaps the most revered and dreaded creature in almost all the fantasy books is the ‘Dragon’. It is a mythical creature that has been featured in myths, legends and folklores from all around the world. A dragon is a gigantic serpent like creature with magical qualities. Dragons are considered to be imaginary manifestations of human beings’ fears of snakes, birds of prey, as well as teeth, claws and size. There have been numerous speculations in the scientific arena about the origin of Dragons. Some of these speculations state that dragons may be a real-life counterpart of dinosaurs or archosaurs.

In the fantasy world, a Dragon is a living, fire-breathing monster that stands for destruction and also is used as a weapon of mass destruction by evil wizards and kings. In other tales, it stands for the good and the righteous and is also supposed to be God’s warrior defending the true believers.

For ages, the dragons have captivated the imagination and created fear in the hearts and minds of children and adults alike. Yet its massive persona has been the focal point for just about every fictional book written that might be related to the middle stages.

Liar Liar – A Comedic Fantasy Movie

In this movie, Jim Carrey plays a lawyer named Fletcher. Since he is so devoted to his career, his previous wife and son left him. On his son’s birthday, Fletcher promises that he will be there for the party. He even tells him to bring all his friends so they can all play catch together. That night is a different story. Fletcher’s partner in the law firm makes some moves and Fletcher forgets his son’s birthday. The same night, his son makes the wish that his father couldn’t tell a lie for one whole day and then blows out the candles.

The next morning, Fletcher finds that there is something going on with him. Once at work he is bombarded with questions about how people look. Fletcher goes into a panic when the truth comes flying out of his mouth each time. He locks himself in his office to collect himself. He finds a pen and tries to lie about the color of the pen but cannot. His hand begins writing what color it really is all over his body.

Once his partner figures out that he can’t lie, she brings him into a meeting and asks what he thinks of each and every person. At first, everyone is shocked, but it soon turns into a huge joke since he has been pretty funny in the past.

Fletcher is also on a divorce case and has court that day. He is having a very hard time in court since he cannot lie. He can’t even carry through with the things he said he would do the day before because they involve lying. Fletcher decides that he must go to the bathroom. In the bathroom, Fletcher decides to beat himself up so that court will be delayed. Once he is brought back into the courtroom he is asked who beat him up and he describes himself. He is also asked if he can continue. He tells the truth and says that he can.

Can Fletcher win the case? Does Fletcher find out who wished this upon him? Watch and find out.

The 10 Top Fantasy Movies of All Time

The fantasy genre in films is simply the one most popular amongst a crowd of movie goers. Much of this is because of the fact that fantasy movies are usually prepared in the most painstaking manner. It needs a lot of special effects, attractive costumes, elaborate sets, and fantastic props. It is for these reasons that these movies draw very impressive figures at the box office.

Here is a list of the top 10 fantasy movies of all time, just in case you want to build a DVD collection of this types of films.

10. Pan’s Labyrinth

The brilliant storytelling of Pan’s Labyrinth, a film released in 2006 is the thing that makes it one of the greatest fantasy films of all time. The story is set amidst the 1944 Franco war of Spain. An 11-year old child sees fairies and fantasy figures amidst the fascist rule where men of sadistic nature reign.

9. The Wizard of Oz

This 1939 film will always make it to the best fantasy film rankings of all time because of one reason – it is created with classic wizardry despite the limited technical advancement during its film making period. Dorothy and her ruby slippers will always captivate the child in you. The movie will also fulfil your never ending thirst for a fantasy-laden adventure.

8. Raiders of the Lost Ark

This Steven Spielberg movie of 1981 is an Indiana Jones film starring Harrison Ford, Paul Freeman, and Karen Allen. As an adventure-loving archeologist, Indiana Jones was summoned by the US government to uncover the Ark of the Covenant before the German Nazis get hold of it.

7. The Pirates of the Caribbean Series

Succumb to the curse of the black pearl – join Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow as he sets out on an adventure over the Caribbean Seas in the quest of the precious black pearl. He abducts the governor’s daughter while he’s at it, who in turn, is played by the ever beautiful Keira Knightley. Clad in a pirate’s wardrobe on a very fitting pirate’s ship, Johnny Depp would take you in the fantasies of the wide blue seas.

6. Princess Bride

While this film just made a modest showing in the box office, it can literally move your heart with its light romantic fantasy theme. Princess Buttercup is captured by the evil Prince Humperdinck and Westley has to save her. The movie is adapted from a William Goldman novel of the same title.

5. Toy Story

This fully animated movie tells the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and all the other famous toys of history – including Ken and Barbie. But in the movie’s latest installment, Andy, the owner of the toys, is now a 17-year old college freshman who may not have a need for playtime. Watch the toys come to life and witness their misadventures in the daycare where they are thrown.

4. Willow

This 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard is all about Willow, the hesitant guardian of Elora, the baby destined to overthrow the evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda. Elora escaped imminent death when she was left to sail towards Nelwyns, the land of the dwarves. Willow, through the fairy queen of the forest, was given magical powers to shield the baby from the queen’s deadly attacks.

3. The Never Ending Story III

Based on the novel of the same title, The Never Ending Story III is an American released film starring the then teenage sensation Jason James Ritter. Shown worldwide in 1994, this film is a story of a boy who uses his favorite book entitled The Neverending Story as the portal to go in and out of Fantasia, a world where dragons fly and the empress is a child.

2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

When it comes to fantasy movies, this three-part saga is one of the easy favorites of all time. The Lord of The Rings is a showcase of history, adventure, and fantasy all-in-one. Based on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, it takes you to the largest battles of history as they unfold in this finely crafted epic.

1. The Star Wars Episodes

Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader top the list of the best fantasy movies of all time. The cunning Darth Vader is always scheming to abduct the Princess but Luke Skywalker is ever ready to save her and defend his planet in the process. He, along with the few good willed men and women who are willing to lay their lives down to end Darth Vader’s evil reign, are all geared up for an outer space battle.