Day 13, Wyverns

Hello! I’m SaviorGaming’s daughter, LittleSavior! It was his idea for the name, blame him. 

Wyverns are often confused with regular dragons, however, they differ in some ways. Whilst both parties have wings, wyverns’ wings are attached to their arms, instead of them just free-forming like a wart on a foot. This is where you’re supposed to laugh, by the way. You yourself may have seen them in movies, TV shows, and even video games, but always thought they were just dragons. But guess what; you were incorrect. Wyverns’ distinctive wings attached to their arms is possibly the easiest way to tell them & dragons apart.

Now, onto my favorite part; the mythology!

In the Middle Ages, wyverns were associated with the devil and represented sin, pestilence, & war. Of course, the wyvern had many other associations! In the sixteenth century, wyverns were symbolic of courage, envy, war, might, & strength. Fun fact, Leonardo Da Vinci claims to have seen an encounter between a wyvern & a lion, however, there is no hard evidence, so who really knows? Some say they are vicious creatures, whose breath causes pestilence & disease. Meanwhile, some say they are gentle creatures, who cares about nature & will pass their wisdom onto those they meet. Their breath, in accordance to this, is also said to lead to inspiration.

Now, their powers they’re said to possess!

Besides their breath leading to either death or to pushing you to finish that chapter (I really should finish writing that), they have other powers! Shocking, I know; they have fooled us again! Me attempting to be funny aside let’s move on. Much like dragons, these creatures are excellent flyers (they better be), and have many of the same powers in general. They also really like treasure, however, I don’t quite know if that counts as a power; though according to rich white men, it does. It’s unknown if they can breathe fire, however, some say they have little ‘spoofs’ o fire, just enough to burn down your straw hut.

Oh, by the way, they’ll steal your spoon you got for 50 cents from your creepy neighbor; you know, the one with the 10 cameleons? Seriously? Who has 10 cameleons?! I love the buggers, but jeez. I can hardly deal with my baby sister! She counts as an animal, right?

 

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Sources: Mythology.NetMythical CreaturesMythical Realm

‘Comedy’ courtesy of your’s truly~

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The Turning trailer

For the millionth time; I’m really starting to think Hollywood is running out of ideas. The Turning is a modern telling of the classic horror story “The Turning of the Screw” and while I’d say this movie seems to be filmed pretty well, this looks generic as hell. I can’t say this movie is fully to blame, the source material is classic and has surely influenced countless others, but that being said this looks like every evil kid/ haunted house story ever. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 12, Slimes

Honestly, I have no clue where these things came from. You can find them everywhere, from things like  Dungeons and Dragons to Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. They are also sometimes called Ooze. I assume they come from Japan really because most things like this seem to. They have even made their way into movies. That is why they made this list for me, not because they are all around great but because they simply are into everything. So enjoy some examples, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

Candyman

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Candyman is one of those rare horror classics I haven’t seen fully until just recently. Based off of the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker (one of my favorite horror authors), I was excited to see what this icon had in store for me.

Helen Lyle and Bernadette Walsh are grad students investigating a local urban legend held accountable for several grisly murders, the Candyman. If you look into a mirror and say his name 5 times, a figure with a hook for a hand disembowels you. Upon further investigation Helen learns where this story originated, a young African American man was brutally killed by having his arm cut off and slathered in honey so he would by stung to death by thousands of bees and finally his body was burned and his ashes were scattered in what would be a run down apartment complex near her. She takes the legend in jest and summons the haunting figure who turns Helen’s life upside down to continue his legend; can Helen bring down the figure before he steals a baby’s life as well as her own?

While not perfect, I can safely say Candyman is a classic. Tony Todd as Candyman is menacing and his voice is frightening; my only grip is that they echo him too much and there’s a few times it becomes hard to understand his lines. I love the cinematography and the use of symbolism. My favorite besides Candyman’s full  reveal at the end is the entrance to his lair being a painting of his screaming face. Virginia Madsen as Helen isn’t a typical survivor girl and I liked her as a main character. The movie’s pacing is good and the score is pretty different which gives the movie a tone different than most slasher movies. A couple of times the effects look kooky but nothing unforgivable by any means. Candyman is definitely a movie I recommend to any horror fan who never saw it. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

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