The year after I was born my mother bought a VHS cassette tape to play for me, to keep me occupied whilst she was at the hospital visiting my newly born and severely premature little brother.
I was left at my grandmothers with this tape and it forms some of my earliest memories and has shaped my love of fantasy fiction ever since.
Has anyone else ever seen the animated film; The Flight of Dragons.
If you haven’t then I recommend that you find yourself a copy and a bucket of popcorn; you will be utterly lost in it and wont be disappointed.
The films premise is the age old fight between good and evil combined with the fight between magic and science and as a child I remember feeling torn between these aspects in my own life.
One side of me was a religious fantasist and the other half of me was a logical and scientifically minded person; the two often clashed and I remember being very confused when I found out dragons really didn’t exist. My childlike logic couldn’t compute how something I saw in films and read about in books wasn’t actually real after all. I was devastated.
I’m a big girl now though and I know the difference between made-up and reality (most of the time) but this hasn’t changed my love for all things fantasy.
I have read the Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Shannarah series, The Magic Kingdom series… I could name more but I you get the idea. I’m a bit in love with fantasy fiction as well as being a huge Star Trek fan. Odd combo; I know, Im abnormal!
Dont take my word for just how good the film is, grab yourself a copy and let me know what you think.
Happy viewing folks. xx