I don’t really have time to write a real post OR look around the internet . . . MUST FINISH “MOUNTAIN” . . . but I’ve collected quite a few nice pictures over the past few months. Here’s a sample, illustrating once again that the world really is definitely in a fantasy world:
This is supposed to be a real hotel in Chile. Hah. It is definitely the home of . . . what? It looks like a half-elf / half-hobbit should live here. Or, wait! Tom Bombadil? I never was much of a Bombadil fan, but this looks like the sort of place he’d live.
And would live here? Besides a serious, serious misanthrope? This is the home of someone who ought to have otters for pets instead of dogs — I’ve always liked otters, I mean, who doesn’t like otters? — and maybe a fish eagle.
A wizard’s tower, obviously. But is this a dark wizard with wraiths and wyverns at his command, or the kind of wizard who putters around with books, every now and then interrupting his studies to chat with a dragon?
How about this one? A shapeshifter, perhaps. Who shifts into a bear to explore the forests of Norway. Or a family of shapeshifters — it looks like a pretty big building. I could see a Goldilocks retelling set here, only, of course, a more complex story. The bears are the guardians of this forest, and Goldilocks is under a curse cast by the evil witch who is their enemy. Together, she and the youngest bear must find a way to break the curse and free the forest from the looming threat of the witch . . .