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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those of you who read the Egg Story (thanks) and know that I'm now going to create a story based on the song FFMS...I've set up quite a large list of characters:

(Not so sure if these are all names, but whatever)
MAIN CHARACTER
The Fairy Feller

MINOR CHARACTERS
The apothecary man
The arch magician
The dragonfly trumpeter
The fairy dandy
Harridan
The junketer
The nymph in yellow
Oberon
The ostler
The pedagogue
The politician
The quaerie fellow
The satyr
Tatterdemalion
Titania

MORE CHARACTERS
The fairy dandy's lady friend
The fairy folk
Ploughboy
Ploughman
Random lady
The sailor
The soldier
The tailor
The thief
The tinker
The wagoner

Yeah. I have to look up some of those names, can anyone help me with that actually??

Anyway, does anyone know what the song is about? Like if it's just a bunch of rubbish, a humourous, silly song? Help would be really appreciated, thank you!


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ever heard of "Mid Summers Night Dream" by Shakespear? Probably that.

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe it was based on a painting Freddie saw. I think the artist's name was Richard Dadd.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two articles on Richard Dadd -

http://www.english.emory.edu/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/Dadd.Feller.html

http://www.popsubculture.com/pop/bio_project/richard_dadd.html

Photo of the Fairy Feller's Master Stroke Painting -
http://www.popsubculture.com/pop/bio_project/images/dadd2.jpg


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Updated list with definitions.

MAIN CHARACTER
The Fairy Feller - Freddie Mercury

MINOR CHARACTERS
The apothecary man
The arch magician
The dragonfly trumpeter - Roger Taylor
The fairy dandy (Def. A very fancy fairy, who wears elegant clothes and has elegant manners)
The harridan (Def. An old hag)
The junketer (Def. One who goes on a junket or junkets [Junket: A party, banquet, or outing])
The nymph in yellow (Def. A very beautiful girl)
Oberon, the politician
The ostler (Def. Someone employed in a stable to take care of horses)
The pedagogue (Def. A schoolteacher) - Brian May
The quaere fellow (Def. Really nosey guy?)
Princess Mab (Daughter of Queen Titania)
Queen Titania (Queen of the fairies, wife of Oberon)
The satyr (Def. A woodland creature depicted as having the ears, legs, and horns of a goat)
The tinker (Def. A repairman, worker, meddler) - John Deacon

MORE CHARACTERS
The fairy dandy's lady friend
The fairy folk
Ploughboy
Ploughman wagoner
Random lady
The sailor
The soldier
The tailor
The tatterdemalion (Def. A person wearing ragged or tattered clothing)
The thief

Thanks for the info, by the way, I just wanted a little bit of a base before I started. This new thing seems a bit serious, don't you think? Well, it isn't really...I just want to make another funny story, haha.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know, this seems a bit ...complex...for the folks around here. I wonder if it'll work. And, I missed out on the egg story. Can someone put a liknt up for it? please?


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just You and Me wrote:

I don't know, this seems a bit ...complex...for the folks around here. I wonder if it'll work. And, I missed out on the egg story. Can someone put a liknt up for it? please?


http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=733618

There are about...21 chapters I think. Have fun :]

Anyway, yeah, I thought so too...But I was just going to make simple little stories with some humour and so on.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cant wait ladymercury!


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Posted: 09 Apr 06, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's funny how in this song Freddie mispronounces Titania.