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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday Trivia #1 ~ Mother Nature Proves That Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Hi! It is me again. With a new idea designed to amaze and amuse the masses! 

I was doing some browsing, looking for post ideas and I ran across this cute little critter. Now as we all know, I am a diehard fantasy fan and this is a fantasy blog. So the question I can hear you asking is something along the lines of "Has Mull truly lost her mind this time?"

Well the short answer is that I lost it years ago. I let it wander one day and it never came back. However there is a legitimate reason why I wanted to share this fantastic critter. 

Kinkajous, Kinkajou Pictures, Kinkajou Facts - National Geographic
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Kinkajous, Kinkajou Pictures, Kinkajou Facts - National Geographic


Would you believe that this adorable raccoon relative can turn its feet around backwards! Seriously, it can. This allows it to run up or down tree trunks and branches without turning around. And if that wasn't strange enough, it has a prehensile tail large enough to use as a blanket plus a tongue long enough to sip nectar from the deepest flowers, snag termites from their mounds and raid honey from beehives. This odd critter is part raccoon - monkey - anteater - hummingbird and... bear. 

Now if this doesn't prove that truth is stranger than fantasy.... I don't know what does!

Oh and as an added bonus, this cute little guy has given me a fun idea for a friday post. Awesome how that all worked out.

Now, on a slightly more serious note. I keep running across weird and wonderful facts in my web travels. Not all are directly related to fantasy but they are often fantastic, odd, interesting, or just plain weird. Stuff I really want to share. Besides, you never know when one of these strange discoveries might inspire the next great fantasy novel!

So what ya think? Would you enjoy reading some fantastical facts and trivia ever so often?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weekly Quote 16 ~ Dean Koontz

“Never leave a friend behind.

Friends are all we have to get us through this life--

and they are the only things from this world

that we could hope to see in the next.” 

 ― Dean Koontz, Fear Nothing --


Fear Nothing Book Quote by Dean Koontz ~ Artistic Elements Added by Mulluane


About: This is a weekly feature here in the old belfry. The quote is Dean Koontz's. The design, along with any flaws, is mine. 

If you would like to suggest a quote (I prefer it be from a SFF author) let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do. No promises though. If a quote is too big I may not be able to reproduce it in the space available. I do promise to try though!


Usage: Non-Commercial Fair Use is permitted. The following restrictions apply: Please do not remove or mask the watermark url. Do not sell, print or claim this work as your own and when sharing, pinning, reblogging or posting, a direct link to this post is appreciated. Thanks!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Weekly Quote 15 ~ J.M. Barrie

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, 

its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, 

and they all went skipping about, 

and that was the beginning of fairies.”

-- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan --


Quote by J.M. Barrie ~ Design by Mulluane


About: This is a weekly feature here in the old belfry. The quote is J.M. Barrie's. The design, along with any flaws, is mine. 

If you would like to suggest a quote (I prefer it be from a SFF author) let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do. No promises though. If a quote is too big I may not be able to reproduce it in the space available. I do promise to try though!


Usage: Non-Commercial Fair Use is permitted. The following restrictions apply: Please do not remove or mask the watermark url. Do not sell, print or claim this work as your own and when sharing, pinning, reblogging or posting, a direct link to this post is appreciated. Thanks!

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