Tell A Dragon Tale Week…

the secret keeper:

Dragon Green looks to be in the middle of a muddle at the moment. What an exciting post for Month of the Dragon. Extremely impressive. <3 jkm

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:

Dragon Blossom - Laura Diehl

Dragon Blossom – Laura Diehl

Few creatures wend their way across the length and breadth of the literary canon with the brazen panache of Dragons. From Medieval allegory to modern fantasy, from bedtime stories to the spark of nightmares, Dragons in literature are as varied as they are in real life and quick a bit easier to find. With new works on and about our friends coming out with fiercesome regularity, it is only just that we devote a week to their tales, old and new.

Today, I begin with some personal favorites – and for those of you who know me, I beg your indulgence for having spoken of these books before.

drg greenJ.Bissell-Thomas.The Dragon Green (London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1936).

This was my first Dragon book ever, so it naturally has a special place in my heart. It is a tale of rare and wonderful Dragon Green, born…

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Private Moments #84 of “Private Writings” ENDS on October 28th 2014]

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #84 
“Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 20th October 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #84 “A Momentary Pause”
“Talking Serious Degrees of Time” by jkm

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

talking serious (c) jkm 2014

talking serious degrees of time (c) jkm

hands reaching out into rain

“Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
By Madison Taylor
29th April 2009

Has a New Life Been Granted Me?
Has a new life been born?
Awakening an energy
I forgot
The feelings for

Breathing in air clean
No feelings of expelling pain
Or the ability
To be attracted
To the sustenance
That maintains
Or excels life

I felt death tap my shoulder
Alerting me to its impatience
It was a battle
I felt loss circling my life
Pulling it away from me

Not suicidal
More the feeling of demise
Was on its own
Nothing in me
Was trying to participate

My struggle was to beat it out
Before it could claim
My weakening flesh

Somehow my angels
Pulled together their power
And rescued me
They did
Temporarily
But hopeful

Is the promise within
I will make it beyond
Tomorrow
And the next day
Will care for itself
Building up my defenses
Against
That which wants me
So insistently

Always playing at
Forcing my final
Surrender

I am a survivor
And I don’t
And won’t give in
Or up
Easily

© jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

Private Writings: Chapter #83 “THE FEAST” aka “La fête”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“The Feast”
Private Writings #83
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 14th October 2014

WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT
Not Suitable For Children.
ALL CHARACTERS ARE FICTITIOUS.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

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Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #83 “THE FEAST”

Letters #83 “THE FEAST” 8th April 2009

Dear Maria,

Angela, [Angie], started to describe to all the ghosts and myself, not a ghost, what she remembered of the evening she was murdered. What the motives were. What the murder weapon was. A bite too much of something good. She heard her husband Clifford Huntington, of the New Port Huntington’s, who knows for sure. He was talking to a woman in full flirt with him. He wasn’t resisting. He told her he would be free soon to marry her. Poison was the name of the game, to go into her piece of game.

It was a terrible Movable Feast. There is much to say but I don’t want to wander. Angela belonged to the underground group publicly called WUFFDE [World Union Foundation for Doctors Everywhere]. A front. There funds helped the sick & weak unwanted in countries overseas. Barely noticeable to the World. Not really to WUFFDE either. It was a cover. They really didn’t give a shit. [tha truth stated in a song: “…"...some people were born not to help people..."]

They held a Private Party each year. The buy in was $500,000. “The Movable Feast” was the fond name they used to call it because each year “The Feast” moved to another unknown location, not even to members. Fear of being discovered. Reason, they eat endangered species of animals through their feasting.

But back to the murder. Angela thought her friends were real. Not so. They were sycophants sucking up to the succubus Clifford Huntington. He was actually having an assassin kill his wife so his hands would remain pure. Reason for the sacrifice: to earn points and lots of money and Power.

Where was the poison actually hidden, her husband, Clifford told his tramp girlfriend, it was in the main course. The server would have a special exotic rare flower on Angela’s plate. No flavor existing to detect its presence. Angela ate everything that was served her through the multi-coursed menu. From exotic animals, the Turtles from the Galapagos, turned into a form of soap, Okapi & Bonobo, both endangered of being non-existent. Did these heartless group give a shit. Of course not. Not one of them. They drank their Cristal, 1988

This Year’s Menu Galore: the Theme from the film “Babette’s Feast” blended with the theme of the jungle and barbarians.

M E N U

Theme is In the Night of the Jungle

Choice of Film Feast

Babette’s Feast

An Exotic Meal

Three Choices of Meat: Okapi (Giraffe Family but Smaller)
A Bongo & Saiga (Last Are Variety of Antelope)

Turtle soup

Puffer fish (Fugu) – sushi-mi

Crystal 1988 & 2006

Caviar – Beluga

Makers Mark; Glen Fiddich ; Aquavit ; Welsh whiskey

Grey goose ; Cognac ; Absinthe

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Babette’s Feast

The menu responsible for their pleasure features

“Blini Demidoff au Caviar”
(buckwheat cakes with caviar and sour cream);

“Potage la Tortue” (turtle soup); “

Caille en Sarcophage avec Sauce Perigourdine”
(quail in puff pastry shell with foie gras and truffle sauce);
[replaced with the choice of Okapi or Bonobo & prepared accordingly]

“La Salad”
featuring Belgian endive
and walnuts in a vinaigrette;
[altered to taste]

Les Fromages” featuring
Blue Cheese,
papaya,
figs,
grapes
and pineapple.

The grand finale dessert is

“Savarin au Rhum avec des Figues et Fruit Glace”
(rum sponge cake with figs and glazed fruits).

Numerous rare wines,
including Clos de Vougeot,

various champagnes [Cristal] and spirits,
complete the menu.

Babette’s purchase of the finest china, flatware, crystal and linens with which to set the table ensures that the luxurious food and drink is served in a style worthy of Babette, who is none other than the famous former Chef of “Café Anglais”. Babette’s previous occupation has been unknown to the sisters until she confides in them after the meal.

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Not to mention the decadence and carelessness of such a menu but it disguised not only the murder of the wild creatures sacrificed but Angela was one of the rare who met her demise. And now we knew part of the picture. Huntington was a mastermind sociopath. What else was he capable of doing if her could cold bloodedly murder his wife without doing a thing except hire the assassins. There had been other attempts on Angela’s life but they never were pulled off successfully. But one murder is enough. But there were more and will be more if Huntington is not stopped.

Sylvia told me she figured out he killed her father Sidney Vincent, the film director. His people did. Her father was going to expose them in a film he was in the process of making during his off time from playing doctor. A bit bipolar was her father. It is what gave him his energy and his madness. Catherine couldn’t deal with his behavior. She turned to CH, Clifford. Yes, she had Sidney infected with the AIDS virus in a strong strain. He was dead in due course.

Sylvia had to be shut up because she found these things out after she died. Her father told her when they met up as ghosts. Those who were murdered were all coming forward. Their deaths were either deemed suicide or accidental deaths.

Madison felt she had to communicate this to the police as quickly as possible before so someone charted for death could be prevented.

What do you make of this Maria? A secret organization which arranges high profile deaths & they cover them up so deeply no one who speaks against the cause of death is believed. They are judged to be the crazy ones imagining the bizarre & weird. Everyone laughs and moves on continually.

Well, I plan on making a run at this one. Even though being in Redcliff might prejudice my case. I will have to have Scottie’s help. First by getting me out of Redcliff. It must be done. It is the only way the ghosts I have met will be set free. Released to go home or reincarnate. They may have had enough of life but maybe not.

That is enough for now. This one’s a whooper.
Night,
Madison

Ps. I am not crazy nor am I making this whole thing up. Ghosts told me the whole story. As much as they have been able to sort out on their own.

© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Schubert – “Serenade 

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“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

Private Moments #83 “To the Light Shining “

private moments in paintings & poetry

Private Moments #
“To the Light Shining “
Poem by Jennifer Kiley

Post 13th October 2014
Poem Private Writings: Chapter #83
“Blue Dreams” by jkm
 

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

blue dreams (c) jkm

blue dreams (c) jkm

hands reaching out into rain

“To the Light Shining ”
By Madison Taylor
7th April 2009

To the light shining
the phantom ghosts gliding
streaming
beaming
knowing time is nigh
night filled with darkness

dreaming
waking the dead
to meet their destiny
the truth
in words
will be spoken

questions will be asked
the guilty will arise
facing
defacing
lies with memories still alive
now is time for the knowing

be prepared
don’t be scared
unless lies you tell
bear on these proceedings
turning death
to live again

© jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

Dragon Eggs in Your Basket …

the secret keeper:

The Dragon is an important part of the make up of the world. Their eggs are important & need protection in order that they yield a new genration of dragons. It is the Month of the Dragon. Learn more by following this reblog back to its origins. <3 jkm

Originally posted on MacKENZIE's Dragon's Nest:

It is a busy week here at WAFDE. Fire Safety Drills are a daily activity, Frost Dragons have been coming in from across the globe to confab about the alarming rate of polar meltage, and, with one day to go in the Falcor Fest, the Luck Dragons are feeling just a little under-mentioned (something which will be rectified tomorrow – sorry, Falcor!).

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For today, we are putting the shell before the scale. It’s World Egg Day. Time to think about nest and incubation and the glorious fiery miracle of coming shell crackling!

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It is also a time to give a huge shout out to those fortunate Dragonkeepers who have had the rare fortune to find eggs in the wild and nurture them to hatching. There is always a degree of sadness involved in such instances – an abandoned clutch means a lost Queen which is a tragedy of draconic proportions…

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Film View: “Michael Bay – What Is Bayhem?”

Glasgow Film Theatre
Michael Bay – What Is Bayhem?

A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 10th October 2014

 
Spectacular!!! Spectacular!!!

If you love magical explosions. Trails of mountainous flames. Understanding how Michael Bay does his Bayhem & why those who try to copy him just don’t get it. This Short Film is very informative.

I must admit I am not specifically a Michael Bay fan but I can appreciate the education this short film brings to the viewer about the methods a good director knows & uses in the making of his art.

Sit back. Set to full screen. Good Sound Level.

Be prepared to be awed & to learn just “What Is Bayhem” and just who Michael Bay is, if you hadn’t made contact until now. <3 jkm

Michael Bay – What Is Bayhem? from Tony Zhou

There are filmmakers we love and then there’s Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of “Bayhem” — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.

For educational purposes only.

For further reading/viewing, I recommend
Letterboxd user sydney’s review of Bad Boys 2: bit.ly/1iZe7SX
Michael Bay watches West Side Story: nyti.ms/Vg7ErY
Werner Herzog Talks About Wrestlemania & Anna Nicole Smith: bit.ly/VfQ9Iu

Music:
The Sound Defects – Take Out
Leonard Bernstein – West Side Story Overture
Radiohead – I Might Be Wrong

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I <3 SHORT FILMS