Claw Kassain and the Village of Ulath Kai

Once upon a time, the village of Ulath Kai lay in a valley accessible only through the dangerous Bargath Pass. The story went that for many years the citizens of this hamlet lived in peace, maintaining a harmonious relationship with one another and with the world around them. The expansive fields, bountiful orchards and pastoral…Read more Claw Kassain and the Village of Ulath Kai

How One Leaves Orhan

What had she been doing? Flames cracked and popped within the ornate fireplace, casting a gold and orange glow through the small study. Amabel sat reclining in a high-backed chair, her thin legs extending toward the blaze. Yawning, she stretched her arms, brushing past the heavy wood and velvety cushion that composed the chair's back.…Read more How One Leaves Orhan

All Aboard to Cravenmoor

Jerome knew that life didn’t often appear this way, at least outside his dreams. Lush forests demarcated by raging waterfalls, dusty mountains punctuated by valleys of swampy marshland and sunlit meadows covered in iridescent flowers – such natural grandeur wasn’t abnormal. He’d even experienced some of it before. Instead, it was the town at the…Read more All Aboard to Cravenmoor

Film Review: Noah (2014)

When one thinks of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, rock giants don't immediately spring to mind. There are no pitched battles either, where hordes of half-crazed garbage people bum rush the infamous boat, desperately attempting to escape wide-spread ecological devastation. In fact, much of Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of the Noah mythos feels like a…Read more Film Review: Noah (2014)

Film Review: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians is a film possessing an intriguing premise: the legendary figures of Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, The Sandman and the Tooth Fairy are all secretly not only aware of each other, but are all guardians who work together to defend the world’s children from the forces of evil. These supernatural characters are…Read more Film Review: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Film Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Appropriating part of the title of Jackson’s upcoming third Hobbit movie, There and Back Again, seems like an appropriate way to describe the experience of watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. After a nine-year break returning to Middle Earth proves to be a surreal experience, especially for those who came of age with the original trilogy. Things look the…Read more Film Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (2012)