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Thursday, December 17, 2009

What Is It About The Fantasy?

Now let's be honest, at one time or another every single one of us has either read a fantasy novel or watched a fantasy movie. You know, those books, films and television shows about powerful wizards, evil witches both beautiful and ugly, questing heroes striving to overcome their own uncertainties while facing their darkest hours, and the obligatory beautiful woman in distress.

What is it about these that we find so interesting? Is it because for a few hours we are taken out of our own reality and plopped into a world of magic and wonder where anything is possible? Or is it because we wish to pretend for just a moment that we had the ability to do what they do? Or is it something else?

No matter what, we all seem to love a good fantasy now and then, even guys. If you don't believe me, then how many of you, men and women, went to see all three Lord Of The Rings movies while they were in the theater? Come on now be honest. And how many of us adults have actually enjoyed the Harry Potter films and even the books? Practically all of us.

And of the books, let's face it we all expect a beautiful woman performing magic or something to be on the cover, and the man has to be rugged, handsome and just a little tormented, hence why we all love Aragorn from The Lord Of The Rings. So young or old, male or female, somewhere down the line we've all read or watched a fantasy whether we want to admit it or not. Just what is it about the fantasy? Oh and so you don't feel cheated, I put up the obligatory picture of a beautiful woman casting magic. Enjoy.:-)

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