Recently, I revisited the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and I was reintroduced to this song: Hellfire. In this scene, the villain, Judge Claude Frollo, is suffering from an inner conflict between his beliefs and his lust for the heroine Esmeralda. Throughout the song, he pleads the Virgin Mary for salvation yet cannot let go of his desire for Esmeralda or his hatred towards gypsies. I found the Latin chanting and haunting choir music in the background to be chillingly exhilarating. Overall, Hellfire is a song of lust, sin, and damnation. It is by far the best villain song Disney ever produced because the evil and villainy Judge Frollo represents actually exists in the real world: a madman and zealot in a position of power who is willing to abuse his authority to achieve his own ends and unlike other Disney villains he does not require dark magic or monsters to pursue his goals. Still, the haunting music, atmosphere, and religious elements of this scene gave me much to think about for the religious scene I mentioned in my previous posts for my second fantasy book. Just as Judge Frollo was conflicted by his beliefs, hatred for gypsies, and lust for Esmeralda, my main character will suffer an inner conflict that puts him at odds with his beliefs and uncompromising hatred towards his father. My main character’s inner struggle will revolve around wrath, sin, and damnation like the backstory of a Shakespeare play.
I saw something super-funny! Imagine a deep voiced person like Vin Diesel on helium. That is what is in this video.
Here is a prediction video I made regarding the post credits scene at the end of Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. To add some extra flare, I also included the Mothra song in the video.
I got to play the character Caliban from the Shakespeare play, The Tempest.
I made a video of me narrating Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. In order to get the mood right, I included the song Lilium from the anime known as Elfen Lied. Enjoy!
The trailer for my fantasy book is finally out! Check it out!
In order to increase attention and anticipation for my fantasy book, I am in the process of creating a trailer for Numen the Slayer. It will be about a minute long and will provide the right atmosphere of the books. I may not receive it until eleven days have passed. Wish me luck and I will share it with you as soon as it is ready.
I have been writing a new fantasy book series. Allow me to present a tribute featuring aspects of my writing process and where I got my inspiration. Also, to set the tone, I added the opening theme of the classic fantasy film, Dragonheart.
Here is a video montage about my beloved pit bulls, Wally and Fitch. Enjoy!
I saw one of the most disturbing things on the news regarding a passenger who was forcibly removed from his seat and then dragged off the plane while bleeding from the mouth! What kind of enterprise does that to their own customers? This video has made me concerned about what direction the airline industry is going as a result of this attack. I no longer feel safe going on an airplane after seeing this!