Hello merlings! So I went to see this when it first hit the big screen, and it has been released to DVD since then, and still I didn't pop on here and shout about it. In my defence I have been a very busy bee this past year getting my life in order and stuff. This has taken me from a lot of what I do online, and on my laptop in general. But hey ho, I'm back on it now.
So what a casting, imagine, Karl Drogo a man of the sea, nay, a King of the ocean.
The story hit all the right notes with me. A man trying to leave his connection to the sea in the dark depths, only to be forced to become the savior and rightful ruler. To be fair it was a bit obvious he would find his mother where he did, (if you know, you know, I just didn't wanna spoil it for those who haven't watched it yet).
It is a great film and comes well recommended from this mermaid story-teller.
Hello merlings. So how many of you have watched Siren on SYFY this year?
It came to me as a recommendation from my brother, and, because I don't have a TV, I asked my friend to (tape) record it for me. He did and I have had the chance to go over a few times and watch it. My thoughts so far having only watched I think 5 episodes, is that it is a solid story with the concept of using mermaid/siren DNA to find cures for our(human) ails.
I get the feel it is a budgeted release, with slightly poor acting. And it flits between characters rather sharply. Just the way I feel, I can't help it, but, that said, I am looking forward to getting over there and completing the series.
Oh, and how hot is Ryn? Played by Eline Powell, a participant of that awesome fantasy series, Game of Thrones, (Why are we still WAITING???, let's not go there shall we.)
If you haven't a clue what I'm talking about head over to SYFY.co.uk
Here's another blog about sightings of mer-people. I do like wondering about their existence, and indeed in my mind there are humanoid type creatures in the depths that we haven't discovered. Would I like to know for sure, one way or the other? No, I believe there ought to be an air of mystery to the planet, places we don't fully understand, and people/cultures we have no idea are in existence.
Real mermaid Sightings
This is probably on here already. But worth another inclusion. Check out the accounts of mermaid sightings around the UK on the Mystical website.
This event was a success as fa as I'm concerned. A few girls came along to write stories of their own, and while two were too young write properly, they did their best and were winners in my eyes. I'm not going to name her, but a seven year old, whose been living in France had exceptional handwriting, They are taught cursive from a very young age, and I think it is something we should be doing here in Britain. It can only bring out the creative mind in children further.
For those too young to write there was an opportunity to do some colouring in of a mermaid drawing. Check out the page on facebook for some of the entries.
The Fokkestone Mermaid Fringe
Hosted by me, this event is sure to be a hit with the young ones. It's being held at the Waterstones in Folkestone, between 14:30 and 16:00 on SATURDAY 8th AUGUST.
Do come along with your kids, they will have the opportunity to write their very own mermaid story.
Keep up to date on the weekend at Folkestone Mermaid Fringe 2015
Come meet me, The Piggin' Author, at Folkestone this August.
I'll be reading from THE WHITE QUEEN and will sign any copies you bring along. If you don't own a copy yet, do not despair I'll have copies to hand of both THE WHITE QUEEN and THE MUR OF AQUITHUS for you to buy and of course I'll sign them.
The event is scheduled for 8th August, but there is also a fringe festival taking place all weekend and this is where I'll be doing a children's workshop at the local Waterstones. So bring your little ones along and let them take the opportunity to write their own tales from the deep. (It will be mermaid related, but if they want to write about pirates, that'll be fine too. (Just no Sponge Bob square bollox. Oh come on, you've thought it too, right.)
Folkestone Mermaid Festival 2015
Folkestone mermaid Fringe 2015
Whilst attending the 3 Wishes Faery Festival over the weekend, I got a chance to meet some real life mermaids. They were, Lily-Rose, and Aura, of The English Mermaids. I think what they do brings magic to all, but especially, young children, mainly girls, and this can't be a bad thing.
Check out their facebook page - The English Mermaids
Meet a Mermaid
If you wish to meet a real life mermaid in the UK, you could check out Toni Mishell. She does an array of events and could be available for your next children's party.
Meet A Mermaid
Charles F Bond is a writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction. He hopes you enjoy your visit and have much merriment in the pursuit of great reading.
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