Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Robin Hood

"Every town has its ups and downs. Sometimes ups out number the down...but not in Nottingham."


Robin Hood...

There are so many things I love about Robin Hood, I don't even know where to begin.

I suppose I should just start with the whole, "Good Thief"/Outlaw thing.

Honestly, who doesn't love the idea of stealing something back for the good guys? It's that 'grey area' moral-wise, but it definitely appeals to our sense of justice. At least it does for me.

Robin didn't steal just to one-up Prince John (Although I'm sure that was icing on the cake)--it was to give a little bit of hope back to the people. It was for King Richard, to whom he was completely loyal.

"Traitor to the crown?"

"That crown belongs to King Richard! Long Live King Richard!

He steals--or borrows a little from those who can afford it--because there was so much injustice in the world and this was the one thing he could do to help his friends and his country.

I personally think it's really important for kids to see characters that are brave and selfless. Things like honor and courage, good guys vs bad guys...

And we sure don't want this guy to win!

Prince John is pretty awful, if you stop and think about it. Sure, he's funny and sort of pathetic, but he's a real low-life, too.

What sort of person takes his brother's throne?... While said brother is off fighting in the Crusades?

This low-life right here.

He got what was coming to him, if you ask me. :)

But every fairy tail really does need "a good old fashion villain" Thank you,Moriarty, for summing that up for us. *Grin* We need a good guy to root for and a bad gut that we sort of love to hate.

I've always been the sort to go for the brash, reckless type of heroes.--And it all started with Robin Hood.
This sums it up perfectly.

There's just something so amazing about those characters that make light of danger, put their lives on the line, and still make it seem like fun. I mean, if you're risking everything, you might as well enjoy yourself while you do it, right?

When I was really little, I wanted to be a part of his 'Merry Men' so badly! I had a green tunic that I insisted looked like his and I was constantly making myself a bow and arrows set.

I was pretty much this little fellow.

Now I'm a little bit more this.

Which brings me to the whole romance side of Robin Hood.

Tangled aside, Robin hood has the best romance, in my humble opinion.

Everything about the romance makes me happy. 


I Love the way Robin would do anything to win Marian's heart.

And I love how Marian is willing to become an Outlaw herself to be with Robin.

The scene where they walk through the forest is one of the prettiest scenes ever!


Absolutely beautiful.

I would go on, but I seem to have caught a bit of a cold and I am too tired to really make any more points. *Sniffle*

Before I head off, here are the giveaway pictures!

I have always had a thing for Marian's ring. Hopefully I'm not the only one. 

Because, I got to thinking about how cool it would be to make a replica-ish ring. And I am rather pleased with the result! Check it out, you guys!

My 'Maid Marian' ring with a matching set of earrings.

I'm going to be totally honest and just let you know that this is my first time making this sort of jewelry and I am not sure how well it holds up. They seem pretty strong and they should be fine, but I just thought I'd throw that out there. So you can't say I didn't warn you! :)

All you need to do to be in the drawing for this set is to do a linked-up post, anything Disney related, and let me know in the comment section. The drawing will be next weekend...Saturday or Sunday...let's make it Saturday. That gives you enough time to come up with something, surely! And one of you lucky people will win it! *Tra-la-la!*

And now, Not in Nottingham as performed by Mumford and Sons! Yeah...they actually did a cover of it. :)


God Bless and Good night!


  1. I did the tag, which is here.
    I am going to do a Disney post tomorrow. (About my favourite Diseny movie, right? I forgot, I could go look, but I'm being lazy, so I will just ask.)

    I loved Robin Hood, but the reason it didn't make favourite was because of Maid Marion. I didn't like how mushy she made him. I should watch it again though, since I'm a bit more romantic now than I was. Besides, he is soo cool! And dashing. 8-D

  2. Hi Jack.
    You can do the Disney post on anything disney related that you want to. So, favorite character, favorite movie, favorite's completely up to you. :) I think it's more fun that way.
    Hehehe...Maid Marian does make him a little mushy I guess. I never really cared about that one way or another when i was younger. I kind of like that about him now. I think it's cute the way he sort of melts over her. *Shrug*

    Thanks so much Hilda. I'm glad you liked it.

    1. Aw my pleasure! I loved it!

    2. I think I would enjoy the romance a bit more now than then. I've turned into a bit of romantic the older I got, and I do remember their's being a sweet one. (Growing up with brothers though, I suppose I was destined to become more of a tomboy and cringe at romance. And while I am better, I still close my eyes when people kiss in movies - well, only if it is a long kiss and the camera zooms in.)

      Here is my tag, sliding in at pretty much the last possible moment. (It be ten at night on Saturday.) Someday I am going to stop cutting things so close.

  3. I think we should watch Robin Hood again. I am in the *mood* now.

    I'm going to try to do my post either tomorrow or next Wednesday, and link it back to you. I haz an unhealthy adoration for that ring and those earrings. ;)

  4. I'm in! Let's do it! :D

    Looking forward to your post!


    I heard about this giveaway from Treskie, and I think it is SO cool. (Robin Hood is one of my favourite Disney films, as well.) I am so going to do the giveaway posting thingy...but it may take me a few days, as I'm recovering from a really bad sore that okay?

    God bless!
    - Alyianna

  6. Yes, yes, yes! Please join it!
    Um...The giveaway is happening tomorrow.If you can get a post in sometime tomorrow then I'll be able to add you. I'm planning on doing the post in the evening. It doesn't have to be at all long or in-depth. Just a little something. :) And be sure to leave the link to your post on my blog.
    I'm sorry about the sore throat. That's never fun. Hope you feel better soon! Oh, and welcome to my blog! Thanks so much for following!

  7. Is there any way I could purchase a Maid Marian ring? My friend and I have always been in love with her ring and I would love to get her a very special and personal present.

    1. Hi there, Lora-Jane.
      You know, I'd love to make another Maid Marian ring. :) When is your friend's birthday?
      If you'd like, I can work on a ring and send you a picture of it to see if you like it. My jewelry doesn't always turn out exactly the same. :) But I do think I'll be able to get it pretty close. Maybe even better...who knows? Just let me know when you'd need it by and I'll see what I can do. Also, what do you think would be a fair price? I've never sold any of my stuff before so I have no idea how much they'd go for. I was thinking $5-10.
      Anyway, thanks for the interest in the ring! That makes me feel all happy inside. :D


    2. Hi, I never even realised I got a reply on this! Could you still do the ring for me? Email me on
      I was just talking about this ring you made the other day!

  8. Hi. I LOVE the Maid Marion ring! :D
    I would like to buy either a ring or one-time use of the design, some time in the future :)

  9. Hi there. If you're interested in making the ring, I can show you a tutorial that I used and tweaked a little. No charge there. :)
    Here's a link to that tutorial.

    If you want me to make one, just go ahead and let me know. :) I appreciate the interest in the ring. I thought it was rather pretty myself.


  10. Nice! :-) Did you make it out of nylon?