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RayW
Posted: February 19th, 2011, 11:49am Report to Moderator
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So, I'm/we aren't going to be pilloried for a liberal application of movie magic to create mixed-mythology franken-spirits?

     Dear Screenplay Writer,
     WTH was that? You can't suck the teat of a one-eyed selkie
     to get three wishes and a pot of gnome gold.

     Dear Reader,
     You wouldn't know a Bean Nighe from Bill Nighy or even Sean
     Bean in a nightie. Go suck a goblin.


As kids your informal education really doesn't cover much of these creatures?



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Quoted from Grandma Bear
Scripts should be  based on one of the concepts below:

Angau, Anthropophagi, Aswang, Bean Sidhe, Baobhan Sith, Bean Nighe, Bendith Y Mamau, Bogeyman, Bunadh beag na fairrage, Cadir Idris, Corriigan, Darrant, Death-Bell, Divination, Doppleganger, Dyeduska Vodyanoy, Fear Liath More, Fetch, Gnome, Goblin, Gwragedd Annwn, Hand of Glory, Lambton Worm, Leanan Sidhe, Liannan She, Moran's Collar, Muryans, Necromancy, Occult, Osschaert, Pop, Sea Witches, Urisk, Will O the Wisp, Witches, Selkie, Shellycoat, Sirens.


Wtf? I have to google everything. I'm not well read, Though witches I do. I do witches.
Are these all British folklore? No problem with doing research to write. Quite like it. I'm just dumbfounded that I have no clue about 90% of the concepts. Then again, I'm daft.

James


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I think one of the reasons Horror is often seen as a "ghetto" genre, if you will, is because people forget to tell interesting stories with engagiong characters and too often just have 2D characters getting violently massacred by a gimmicky bad guy for no real reason.


It's become a lazy genre, for lazy filmmakers.  All that they feel is needed are cheap scares and a lot of fake blood.

I'm surprised that you even allow slasher and torture horror in this, Rick


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@ James....In the post revealing the OWC theme there is a link a few lines under that paragraph of creatures.  If you go to that site it's pretty easy to get the definition of each ... thing.  
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I don't think Celtic is entirely correct, Gaelic is more correct, as some of those lore are spelled 'As Gaeilge' or 'In Irish (language)' For example Bean (woman) Sidhe (of the hills or fairy) is a Banshee (same pronouncation, Anglicised spelling)
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Eoin -

Being bright, indigenous fellow I was hoping you'd illuminate some of this material for an ignorant Yank such as myself.

You heard of any, some, none, most of these critters?

TIA



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I spent all night studying the various list which was linked -- I've come up with (in writing, not in my head) about 8 solid/possible/could be worth writing stories... I think I've got the one I'm going with, though.  But If anything I've got content to write about for later use due to me having a much broader vision of these entities now.
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Quoted from RayW
You heard of any, some, none, most of these critters?


I was surprised to know as many as I did.  I guess all those years playing Dungeons and Dragons paid off.



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Everything I've found has Aswang as a Filipino creature, am I missing something, or is this the same thing in English and our Celtic mythology? A sort of vampire, witch combo creature.


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Quoted from RayW
Eoin -

Being bright, indigenous fellow I was hoping you'd illuminate some of this material for an ignorant Yank such as myself.

You heard of any, some, none, most of these critters?

TIA


Lol come on Ray you're only slightly ignorant I have heard of most of them
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Quoted from reuel51
Everything I've found has Aswang as a Filipino creature, am I missing something, or is this the same thing in English and our Celtic mythology? A sort of vampire, witch combo creature.




I was waiting for that to come up!

There are about four of them that aren't to do with British mythology..aswang, pop, Dyeduska Vodyanoy and Osschaert...but I thought they sounded good so I stuck them in.

Since the UK is so multi-cultural these days, I figured they could have found their way here.
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So, I'm/we aren't going to be pilloried for a liberal application of movie magic to create mixed-mythology franken-spirits?

     Dear Screenplay Writer,
     WTH was that? You can't suck the teat of a one-eyed selkie
     to get three wishes and a pot of gnome gold.

     Dear Reader,
     You wouldn't know a Bean Nighe from Bill Nighy or even Sean
     Bean in a nightie. Go suck a goblin.


As kids your informal education really doesn't cover much of these creatures?


I picked them because I quite liked the myths as I went through that pantheon page....The Bean Nighe sat washing the clothes of the soon to be dead for instance.

It's not important to identify the myths. Most Japanese horror films are based on the myth of the Onryu:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onry%C5%8D

A usually female, vengeful spirit. You don't need to know that to watch the Grudge, Ringu, Dark Water and all the other dozens of such films.

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I guess I'll try and give it a go.


I DON'T READ REVIEWS BEFORE I REVIEW!!
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It's become a lazy genre, for lazy filmmakers.  All that they feel is needed are cheap scares and a lot of fake blood.

I'm surprised that you even allow slasher and torture horror in this, Rick

Phil



Well....you just never know, do you?

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I wouldn't count out the slasher flicks, Phil...
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