Ah, how lovely! I still enjoy the show to be honest, particularly from an animation and storytelling perspective. And I've got to admit, I love (envy) their simplistic lives, and the folklore in it is just wonderful.
A friend of mine likes The Moomins too and got me watching an episode aswell, I never really noticed as a kid(other then just enjoying the show) but the animation and style is really nice and has a kind of "fae" or magic element to it,which I guess makes sense. Its kind of wild and mysterious. Haha, I dont blame you, it seems like a idealistic world to live in!
I often find it fascinating to just go over old childhood shows and see them from a different perspective. I couldn't agree more. I love the "fae" and "mythological" feel to it. That kind of thing never ceases to interest me. You like it too, don't you? I love your fantasy pieces.
Oh it would! Might back my bags and head off there one of these days!
Ah, same here!! I sometimes think I'm a little too eclectic in my tastes, but glad I'm not alone! Can I ask, have you ever read any books by Lindqvist? I saw before that you're interested in Tim Burton films, so therefore quite dark - obviously, and I was thinking you may like the film 'Let The Right One In.' It's one of my favourites.
You've got great music taste, by the way! Did you see that documentary on Freddie Mercury on Sky Arts last week? Was brilliant.
I don't think you are alone there! I havent read anything by Lindqvist, I will have to look into that, it soundsl ike something I would enjoy.
Haha, thank you! I haven't watched the documentary yet, but I have taped it, was it good? I saw a piece about Freddie a while back, speaking to his Mother and sister, I think they were donating some of his things for a museum. I like to hear about Freddie the 'person' rather than the 'entertainer' if that makes sense, as he seemed put on a totally different persona, so it was nice to hear them speak about him.
I hope you would. I'd love to know what you think if/when you do. Don't know about you but I'm much more into the dark, unusual indie stories than the conventional blockbusters. I think they tend to be more heartfelt and relatable, even the fantasy genre seems much more grounded and believable.
It was good! Yeah, his mum and his sister were on quite briefly. It was lovely to learn more about him as a person, as you say. I mean there's no deny he's a brilliant performer, but it's definitely the person that interests me, as with most artists really. I had absolutely no idea until very recently that he was such an introvert - and basically self-taught, too. Never ceases to amaze me how many artists are unfathomably shy until you get them on a stage or give them a pen or paper, paintbrush, etc. It was great, I hope you enjoy it