Quasimodo’s Dream is a song from 1981 by  The Reels who were a Australian  New Wave band. This was cover by Gotye  and Perfect Tripod (SLAM) in March 2013. The song have been cover a few times. It’s considered a classic in Australia.

 

This is old news but it’s new to me, Emerald Green is the color of 2013, Esmeralda would be so happy. It also a very in color for fall.

So how you add this color in to your wardrobe and maintain some of the essences of Esmeralda? An Emerald Esmeralda so to speak.

here are a few nice options,

Tolani Women's Emerald Tunic Top pictue image

Tolani Women’s Emerald Tunic Top

 

 

Tolani Women’s Emerald Tunic Top I really love this tunic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern on this reminds me the Notre Dame de Paris Esmeralda costume.

 

Columbia Women's Arcadia Rain Jacket picture image

Columbia Women’s Arcadia Rain Jacket

 

 

 

Columbia Women’s Arcadia Rain Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mango Women's Embossed Belt Dress picture image

Mango Women’s Embossed Belt Dress

 

 

 

Mango Women’s Embossed Belt Dress

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus

Fall is the season for Renfaires

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame

Clopin in the 1982 version is a lot more ruthless, cut-throat, and practical than he is other versions.

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame

He has no sense of merriment to him. Instead he is all about getting money by stealing methods and using his authority as king. He uses Esmeralda as distraction to steal and for all intended purposes threatens her when she refuses to dance. He also doesn’t like being question at all by anyone.

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame

He has a protective streak in a practical way in that he wants to secure the longevity of the people of the Court of Miracles. He doesn’t want to save Esmeralda from Notre Dame at first because Esmeralda is protected there and fed so he counts her lucky. He does want to save when she being threaten from the suspension of sanctuary.

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

David Suchet as Clopin, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame

He does all the usual Clopin tasks but he’s pragmatic and very joy-less in way he conduces himself.

Next 1982 article costumes

Lesley-Anne Down as Esmeralda, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame, picture image

Lesley-Anne Down as Esmeralda, 1982 Hunchback of Notre Dame

What Aspect of the Hunchback do you like?

Frollo stares at Esmeralda's chest for 15 seconds (Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Maureen O'Hara) 1939 Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Frollo stares at Esmeralda’s chest for 15 seconds, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Maureen O’Hara, 1939 Hunchback of Notre Dame

At first for me it was Frollo and how he responded to Esmeralda. His internal conflict about purity versus his baser instinct I thought was interesting and her being to shallow to really care.  But I also liked how Esmeralda impacts lots of different men and differently they react to her.

But what for you do you like from the story or do you find interesting about The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

Salad Fingers, picture image

Salad Fingers

A few weeks ago I had the displeasure of watching all nine episodes of Salad Fingers with a friend of mine. Salad Fingers is a post-apocalyptic psychological horror Flash cartoon series originally created by British cartoonist David Firth in July 2004. It  gain rapid popularity in 2005.  Watching all the episodes in a single sitting messes with your head so don’t watch if you haven’t already, don’t watch.

However, it is eerily addictive but what really struck me is that Salad Fingers seem to the sick amalgamation of Frollo and Quaismodo. Like he’s Frollo and Quasimodo’s love child.   I mean he has hunchback, one eye that is larger than the other and a weird naivity but also there is sick, sick weird sexual aspect to him and he’s just bat-shit insane.  All in all it’s a weird thing.

 

 

 

 

 

Kenny Barker as R2D2, Star Wars picture image

Kenny Barker as R2D2, Star Wars

Did you know that Kenny Barker, who is best known for playing R2D2 in Star Wars was in the 1982 version Hunchback. He played a pick pocket.

 

Victor Hugo picture image

Victor Hugo

On May 22th 1885, at the age of 83, Victor Hugo died of pneumonia.  His death created an intense national mourning. He was revered not only as a literary figure but as a statesman who shaped the Third Republic and democracy in France.

More than 2 million followed his funeral procession in Paris from the Arc de Triomphe to the Panthéon, where he was buried. He shares a crypt with Alexandre Dumas and Émile Zola.

Film Fact – In the film Camille Claudel, the death of Hugo is addressed and you can see the national mourning it created. Also Camille Claudel is played by Isabelle Adjani who played Victor Hugo’s daughter, Adele in the film The Story of Adele H.

Does anyone else think Victor Hugo should get a bio-pic?

I just want to say that my  heart goes out to all those affected by the tragedy today in Boston.  I live near Boston, I  went to school there, I have friends who live close by,  so I feel it’s close to me.

 

This is also on the DVD but you don’t get the cool Japanese subtitles.

In addition to a novelist, poet, dramatist and writer Hugo was a a wonderful artist. Many of his works have survived. I really like his artwork. It has a whimsical fantasy aspect to it, at least from my point of view. I love have he used colors, his quality of lines and his use of positive and negative space.

Here are a view examples of his work but you can see more HERE

Victor Hugo The Snake c1866 picture image

Victor Hugo The Snake c1866

Victor Hugo Octopus with the initials V.H picture image

Victor Hugo Octopus with the initials V.H

 

Victor Hugo Mushroom picture image

Victor Hugo Mushroom