Sunday, November 1, 2009

Machinima from Second life,"Eye of Newt". And, a recipe for spells and enchantments.

Among my first experiences in Second life, as a newbie two years ago, was the celebration of halloween. And this snapshot was one of my first in Second life.

Yesterday, on Halloween, i published a machinima:
"Eye of Newt".  

The environment in this machinima/video is made by Beatrix Newt, a magical virtual artist and Rezzable contentcreator. 

Arm Strom

...and the recipe "for
a charm of powerful trouble" :-) 

"Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog"

The archetypal recipe for spells and enchantments.

This is the well-known incantation of the Three Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1605:

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Second Witch:
Fillet of a fenny snake, 
In the cauldron boil and bake; 
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, 
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, 
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing, 
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

We now see the three witches' brew as a hocus-pocus spell, much imitated by spoof witches in comedies and hardly to be taken seriously. In Shakespeare's day the effect would have been rather different and he could have expected a significant proportion of the audience to have taken the magic potion storyline literally".

Quote from:

Eye of Newt.

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