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One to be a Martyr! One to be a Monarch! One to go Mad!

A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstitions night, an inspiration and a prophecy  Robert Green Ingersoll oh! … background There’s a fair bit of controversy currently surrounding Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy, (TESP) mostly to do with finances, but also perhaps to do with the whole backstory to the production, so I thought I’d share what I know. In …

Because I am surrounded by darkness, I am unable to see your heart

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty  t The obedient must be slaves Henry David Thoreau oh! … background Kdrama Chuno is set in mid-17th century Joseon, an era when slavery was still in effect (approximately half the population of the time during this era were enslaved), and with the political background of a weakened King Injo who’s kingdom has suffered two Manchu invasions. Following …

He will love only once, but, it will be for always ….

My relationship stays strong because I serenade her with my actions and I write poetry in her heart with my deeds My endless love is expressed with more than just my words; my love is lived as a verb Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience oh! … background The fictional script for this production is loosely based on historical figures …

Trust is the promise of a Prince …

It’s not because I like you. I just don’t want to see you live a life controlled by others. It’s really not worth living like that Prince Wang So, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo oh! … background This kdrama premise is loosely based on a Chinese novel by Tong Hua, called Bu Bu Jing Xin, however, the narrative was written to reflect the Korean Goryeo Dynasty …

I’ve not met a vampire yet, but who knows what tomorrow brings

scholar who walks the night

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have Socrates oh! … brief An alternate Joseon dynasty is plagued by an ancient blood-thirsty vampire called Gwi who resides in semi-secret in the royal palace. The daughter of a former nobleman who was framed for treason related to Gwi is being raised by a bookseller. …

What a cruel and selfish thing is war.

battle of changsha wallace huo kong sheng

We shall not lightly talk about sacrifice until we are driven to the last extreme which makes sacrifice inevitable. Chiang Kai-Shek, 1939   oh! … flashback In 1944, nearing the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japanese troops invaded the Chinese province of Hunan. Their plan was to establish land and rail corridors for Japanese occupied territories of Manchuria, Northern and Central China, Korea and …

The sun loved the moon so much, he died every night to let her breathe!

moon embracing the sun

Do not be afraid; our fate Cannot be taken from us; it is a gift Dante Alighieri, Inferno oh! … brief The book by the same title (Haereul Poomeun Dal), written by Jung Eun-gwol, forms the basis for this romantic period-fantasy and tells the poignant love story between a fictional king of the Joseon dynasty and a female shaman. The story begins when the two main …