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Old 07-23-2006, 03:14 AM
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Re: GOBLIN TREE wip part 1

Oh this is fuuuuuun! It brings out the Swaggertoes in me...(which, btw is my troll name) Oh, thanks for sharing this with us!!
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A troll you are eh ,swaggertoes,
well welcome [if you dare ] to the fant/sci /fi forums then and thanks for enjoying my "experiment" into writting/ illustrating a "storybook" .
and haveing fun is part of the deal !

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I think I got the first part of the story poem down to were I like it ,the poetic flow is still a little jagged , don't have time for total refinment as it is just experimental and to help me as a learning tool for my other [actual] storybook.

here it is;
FLORA MORA {the flower eater}
Oh Flora , Oh Flora Mora
you funny little fairie thing
can anyone notice you there
down in beteenx the flowers fair
all bright in the light beams
of the solar powers that be
the colors you share with
peddles and blooms of all sorts
are so much so alike that maybe
may be that you are a flower also
{ because ya know }
I heard a tale told that of long long ago
in a strange world beyonder
a world of strange things[ to me anyways ]
there is a land that is known only as
Somewheres Else

that this tale is of an elven maiden
when in her childhood
one day at play in open fields of wild flowers
and flowing streams amiss the great oaks and willows
this elf child wanted of those flowers[ twitching in the breazes]
to really dance while she sang
elven songs of love and romance
to come and join her in fun games
amongest wonderious garden designs

so she brought to shape
a small creature
and with simple charms of elve magic
gave puppet life to this tangle and weave
of grass , peddle and leaf from the finery
of tended gardens [ no less that of the grand castle yards ]

Oh, what fun , Oh, what , joy
never a dull day , where there is many
a graceful things to do
such as making flowery fashion chains
and adorning them into young elven lass's
hair arrays
and the plucking at rose peddles
for those, love me and love me not games
of fictional love affairs..........

later
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Color comes to 3rd illus [ 2nd is in layout form] OH FUN, OH JOY, NEVER A DULL DAY
WHEN THERE IS MANY A GRACEFUL THING TO DO
SUCH AS MAKING FLOWERY FASHION CHAINS
AND ADORNING THEM IN YOUNG ELVEN LASS'S HAIRARRAYS


LATER
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This is the craft doll the young elf maiden made , before the magic . she dubed her "flora " the Mora came later by the other faeries in and around the gardens .

close up

later
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Heres were things get a little bittersweet

though finally came the day for a young maiden's
real love and courtly romance
a time to wed and bring forth a new branch in family trees
and off she went to a home in the palace maze
{ cosily nestled in rolling hillsides }
caught up in swirls of courtly lifestyles
with socials of all types
receptions and recitials abounding
and oh the celibrations and the like
leaving behind ,forgotten ,left lonely in the flower field
a small and friendly creature of flowery kind
so thy lovely faerie creature took up to nippleing
at greenery steems and vines
and found them tasty to a delite
prehaps to forget a lonely state
oh woe , elf lass has not come to play
where hast thou elven maiden gone ?
gone away , dear , goneaway to join the star spirits ?
will thou fair elf return and thy happy to play
at flower games once again ?

for now
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will thou fair elf friend return and make thy flower faerie happy
for to play at floral games once again ?
rich in purfumes and sweet [ uumm sweet ] honeys
colours bright and wonderful !
or come no more and think not of once grand days
in deep and wide flower fields ?
tears come tears go
{ faerie tears , of star sparkles and jewel dust
sad faces some , some glad faces
flow they on winds to find
open ears to whisper into }
yet this slender fairie of leaf an peddle
loves this free life so

maybe chewing on stems and leaves
will give thyself strengh to carry on ?

although at first
she was of green skin and thinly
later came a change
to tones of yellow
{ for the fondness of tasty
dandy dandiloins }
and she did gain and grow to be plum
the bees do not bother either
she has small charms to keep them distant
so as it is , the tale is told
it has not much more to say [ of those days ]
only to say , time passed on and on
that the floral fairie creature
over lengthy time , forgot , of the beginings
and found aquintinence s
in many other creatures of forest kind
a world beyond courtyard flower bowers ............

for now
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:08 AM
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OK , getting settled into my new place , should be able to work on the final illus for Katies storie poem this weekend but here Ill post the rest of poem -


so nowadays its like this
oh flora mora
[ as your fellow lost creatures
of the wilderness call you]
they say say they
" more flowers , more flowers for
the flower eater , flora , yea , flora mora
you are " they chant and tease !
but she laughs and wants to hear
of gossip stories and rumor news
[ especially from the gypsy fearies
who travel far an wide ]
cause long are your years
so is true of your ears
tell me she says
of the trolls
those trolls of the emfame tollbridge
tell me , she demands [as she nibbles ]
of the mysterious goblin tree
in yonder misty fields
tell me she whispers [ as she chews ]
of the night sky mare and maiden

so is all this talk - the fire
for gobbling of flowers galore
planting seeds , as you ,flora , feed upon
throwing them to and fro
for new blooms to grow
looking [ always] and searching for fresher
ground to till
next weeks eats? snack on grass and weeds?
with all those fearie friends in the trees
and among the mosses and stonework
giggle they will as they watch you devour flower
and sing , oh that flora mora is here again
with chewing sounds you make
munching and lunching everywhere
night and day , day to day
stopping only for the socials
at garden gates and fences

so is that you down there
in swaying of wild flowers I see
and in those flowery brambles
along rushing river waters
maybe its you back in there
making a mess of rose vines
going ? coming ? playing ? snacking ?
I think , its best to leave you be
and let you "tend" the flowers
with your strange and wonderous ways
[ for you see to it that there is allways
more flowers to enjoy ! ]
WJL 8/29/06


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Looks good Bill!
I think its getting your message and intention across well!
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Thanks RCollege !
Well heres the 4th illus for the flora mora poem story , though Im not desided on the painting of it yet , Ill think about it for a day or two then paint it up and post it in the goblin tree thread .
Im working up ideas for the next story which is Wills -working title is - the adventure of how Willie found the sillies , that is Willies band that is the houseband at the "mosaic Dragon " .
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colour verson 1 that is, through photoshop twink
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Since long as I remember the Willie silly's been playing as the house band at the Mosiac Dragon [ the mosiac dragon is the famed ale house in the very heart of the land known as Somewhere's Else , some even say it is the heart and minds eye of Somewhere's Else , the creative spirit of , well we won't tell that yet ] but just how or when it all started is not to often revealed , so not to fret my friendly folks we shell hear the story from Willy himself , the tale of an adventure to find the right band members .........

there is this island in the grand waterways of the great coastline , the isle of tallgrasses but is named the sevenmazes for it is made as seven cirular mazes and many creatures with magical artistic ablities reside there ........


I have scribbles of suchplace[ looks like madmans treasure map , so you don't wanna see ] once I work it up abit Ill post --stillbill
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A couple of close ups [hope its readable ] from map of Sevenmazes Isle aka Island of tall grasses for there are no trees there only heavy thick grasses is very versatile as building material as well as eatable fruit and veg ...........

NOTE : Sevenmazes is a FLOATING Island which makes it hard to find , now legends have it as being made out of a fossil of a very ancient giant sea creature but some say [especially the gossiping faeries ] that it is actually a crashed flying " machine " from a star in the night sky that fell down when no one was looking .

continued.......
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Okay. got a chance to sit down and write some words down........

This is the story of Willy Tindersmoak , a easygoing dwellercreature , searching for answers , yet he is always the spark for something wonderful.
Since Willy was a youngtser , fooling around in the sidestreets and alleyways of the city called - Nowherebuthere in the lands of Somewheres Else, he wanted to be a leader of a really cool [like way cool ] music band , well first of coarse he had yet to learn to play , yes Willy daydreamer , but some dreams come true , anyways he did and when he did , Willy became quite the troubadour . With a very popular song early on , he was on his way , this song which is called "the goblin tree" goes something like this
[ starts out as a whisper ]
Down in the misty field
wander there , you should yield
for there is a ghostly tree which we are awear
that host a door to the goblin lear
one hears the snickers they outpour
from down under the trunks very core
well it goes on and on like thatgrowing louder till the last line is a outright uproar stomp.
So a troubadour he became traveling all about [ sometimes with gypsy elves] the lands of Somewheres Else , singings songs, reading out poems , to Elves in grand palaces upon rolling hills, to fearies and the like creatures of the wildflower fields and wide forests , even to the trolls of Grumbel Garble.
Yet he thought to fulfill his dreams of a realy cool [like way cool ]band , but where , could he find such a thing.
One very dreary chilly day , he stepped into the "the mosaic dragon " an amazing hall where all the creatures and peoples of the city known as Nowherebuthere stop into from time to time. Willy realized than and there that the the mosaic dragon was the place to host a house band and by golly gee he would do it , with a name already in his minds eye , he'd call it the Willy Sillies. Now on this very nasty weather day [ which was turning into night ]he happened to be standing next to some visiting creatures from the big waters [the oceans of Somewheres Else ] they were talking all about this mysterious isle an island of tallgrasses aka Sevenmazes whish is even more stranger.......

TBC
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So he became a troubadour , traveling all around the lands of Somewheres Else , singing out songs and reading out poetry ........

small pencil drawing 9 by 12 , [ not quite finished ] the problems I have with it is the jester type cap , kinda looks like a werid elephant , and the trees are abit too much the same girth , so some reworking is on order.

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