Chouette
Wich is you favourite fairy tale? Why? Mine is Little Red Riding Hood. :) Even though you won't believe it, I'm actually studying tales!
Oct 7, 2008 6:31 PM
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Mine is some weird story about the bagpipe player (Alasdair/Alastair??) from Keil. I had it on a casette when I was a kid and it was really scary. Basically it's near Kintyre where dwarfs/gnomes live in the caves and they make the most beautiful music in the world. One day a bagpipe player is boasting about his ability and says: "I'm the best bagpipe player in the world, I will enter the caves and the gnomes/dwarfs will acknowledge that I'm the best." All the village people are scared and try to stop him, but he goes to the caves with his dog. However, when he enters the caves it's so dark that he can't see anything and he tries to play the bagpipe but it's too cold and his hands are stiff. Suddenly he hears the voices of the gnomes/dwarfs: "Alasdair...Alasdair...why don't you play? Alasdair..." The next morning the village people all agree, Alasdair will probably never return home. When the evening falls they all go to bed but one of them hears something scratching against the door. Upon opening the door they see Alasdair's dog without his skin, bleeding all over. After a couple of seconds it collapses and dies. I know, it's not a happy fairy-tale but it was quite interesting and I love the bagpipes in the recording. I actually found it on the internet for those interested: (It's in Dutch though, but just listen to the bagpipe music.) http://jaapvanlelieveld.xs4all.nl/sprook/wsp%20select%20sprook/wsp%20select%20sprook%20-%20de%20doedelzakspeler%20van%20keil.mp3
October 8, 2008
@ Harre: hehe, Nice bagpipes music ;-) It reminds me of the Brave heart's soundtracks, the Scottish bagpipes are my favorite.
October 8, 2008
I forgot to answer why! I saw some scene from the movie at first, and I was bewitched by the visual effects and the landscapes. So when I downloaded the Movie, I liked the Story ;-)
October 7, 2008
The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 and illustrated by Pauline Baynes, The Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema. In addition to numerous traditional Christian themes, the series borrows characters and ideas from Greek and Roman mythology, as well as from traditional British and Irish fairy tales. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Narnia
October 7, 2008
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Chouette
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Italian
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French