The Sandman

Today seems like the perfect time to write about “The Sandman” mainly because we are taking care of my Aunties dog and he has developed this new little habit of crying really loudly at 5am every single morning. The night before he came here I didn’t get a good night sleep either, so I have been trying to make up for it and it’s just not happening.

Also I apologise right now if my spelling and grammar is shot to pieces, my brain is just “done in”.

The Sandman comes from the North and Central European folklore and he is supposed to bring good dream, helping you to fall asleep by sprinkling magical sand onto and into your eyes. The eye sleep that you wake up with the next morning was supposed to be proof that the Sandman has done his job.

Not this Sandman…but it’s a really good song all the same.

Published on 19 Mar 2012

Enter Sandman [Official Music Video]
From the album “Metallica”

Director: Wayne Isham
Filmed in June 1991 in Los Angeles, CA
Video Premiere Date: July 30, 1991

© 1991 Metallica

The Lion Kings!

So here we are with my second Magical Monday…Even if no one else enjoys these, I have been!lol…It’s been great looking at all these different characters that I have fallen in love with over the years.

My next choice is probably putting together a bunch of species of characters together…The Lion!

I’m not talking about in the biblical sense, but two of my most favourite characters of my entire life are Mufasa (The Lion King) and Aslan (Narnia). I love Lions, I love their sense of their pride and how they take care of one another (except when new male lions takeover of course).  I have seen so many video’s lately of these big and powerful beasts playing gently with the likes of humans.

The death of both Mufasa and Aslan (or near death) still after nearly 30 years can make me cry! I love the strength that both these characters have in taking care of their respective families. I could never ever choose between the two, I always wanted Alsan to come and take me away and I always wanted Mufasa to be my Dad!…(I really do love you still Dad though ~.^).  In fact I have got the Lion King on DVD but I have never watched it because I know I’ll cry, lol.

Mufasa comes from the movie “The Lion King” which was released in 1994 (exactly 20 years ago) and produced by Walt Disney Studios. Mufasa is introduced at the beginning of the film as the King of a kingdom called “Pride Rock”. The movie is mainly based around Mufasa’s cub “Simba” and what happens to him after Mufasa is ‘murdered’ by Simba’s Uncle Scar.

Mufasa voiced by – James Earl Jones.

Aslan is one of the main characters of the series “The Chronicles of Narnia”, he is the only character to show up in every single one of the seven books. It is fairly well-known that Aslan is based on the Christian idol ‘Jesus’. Aslan is a talking Lion of the mystical land ‘Narnia’ and is a leader and has many followers including: humans, mermaids, centaurs, Dwarfs…Just to name a couple! As gentle as he may seem, Aslan is never referred to as a ‘tamed lion’ because he can be as dangerous and extremely powerful.  A lot of people believe that “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” is the first book in the series, this is not true. Although the author, C.S. Lewis wrote “The Magicians Nephew” sixth, it is actually a prequel to the “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” and explains how Narnia was created.

Aslan voiced by – Liam Neeson.

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