"Every town has its ups and downs. Sometimes ups out number the down...but not in Nottingham."
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.
"That crown belongs to King Richard! Long Live King Richard!
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!
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.
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!