Well, we all made it through the holidays. I must admit that sometimes I can't watch A Christmas Story one more time, if you feel like that too, this magical movie, originally a two-part TV special was a much appreciated fantasy escape from the usual holiday movies out there.
Hogfather (2006 directed by Vadim Jean) was a darksomely delightful surprise, Netflix kept on recommending it to me, but I hadn't watched it yet. Then Facebook friend Lisa Glen recommended it too, and I like a human recommendation better than a Netflix generated one, so during the holidays I decided to give it a try. I'm glad she suggested it, it was a really fun movie! It takes place in "Discworld" which is not some strange computer realm like Tron. Discworld is a place born from the mind of popular Sci-Fi Fantasy author Terry Pratchett, it's a flat world floating in space resting on the backs of four elephants that stand on the shell of a giant tortoise, very cool place to begin. As soon as I heard the fairytale that the governess Susan was reading the kids, I was hooked!
"And then Jack chopped down what was the world's last beanstalk, adding murder and ecological terrorism to the theft, enticement and trespass charges already mentioned, and all the giant's children didn't have a daddy any more. But he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no-one asks inconvenient questions."
|Bet this wasn't on your holiday cards! Concept art for Hogfather|
|Death, posing as The Hogfather|
|Susan, Deaths granddaughter|
|The God of Hangovers, of course!|
|Author Terry Pratchett as the Toymaker!|
|Assassin, Mr. Teatime, he prefers it to be pronounced "Teh-ah-time-eh"|
Albert trying to teach Death the proper Hogfather laugh, "No, no, no! You've got put a bit more life in it, sir... Er, no offence intended. You've got to do a big fat laugh, sir. You've got to sound like you're pissing brandy and you're crapping plum pudding, sir... if you'll pardon my Klatchian."
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