In addition, here is an excerpt from our Apple Book, The Legend of the Lost Rose:
“Daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy!” said a grouping of what appeared to be about a ton of small frogs, as Spark and Petite walked through the door.
“We were brought from a pond, and were told that you will be our daddy! Is this true, daddy?!” This came out of a particular three of them. The rest just croaked.
“Remember that surprise?” said Petite.
Spark couldn’t believe it, and was welling up in tears. “How, in all of wondrous LIGHT did you ever know that I have always wanted children? And, where did they come from?!” asked an overly emotional Spark.
“Call it a gut instinct, and let’s just say that Miss Buttergrow, may she rest in peace, when she was alive, owed me a special favor.”
Theseus “Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires, Like to a step-dame or a dowager Long withering out a young man revenue.”
William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pazzaria Productions & Pazzaria Interconnected Media magikcally and proudly presents….
In grand, innovative style, we are updating our current corporate website. We are injecting much more story into the whole thing. We are moving away from this notion that a website should be within the same ideation as an “interactive magazine”, but, rather, taking more of the production thrust of a theme park attraction, at it’s core.
We have four wizards, forming our coven, that showcase the various areas of Pazzaria Productions. Through this presentation actually comes the creation of the world of Light (as showcased in our books).
William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” app…
This fun, highly interactive, hilarious piece of wondrous poetry will come to life in a fun, interactive app!
It will be almost video game-like.
What we are bringing to the table is this idea of integrating this timeless tale with our “The Lost Rose” series, for an unforgettable online adventure!
The Legend of the Lost Rose is an interactive touch screen fairy tale available on Apple and other venues. It is compatible with Apple products and was written by the owner and CEO Daniel L Rappaport, the creator of Pazzaria productions. This is my review below and I will also post it on Twitter. #fantasy#fairytaleTeam Pazzaria Productions
Legend of the Lost Rose Suggested reading and summary by Jane Hoffman
Spark is a flying frog with special artistic gifts that he uses to express the value of his world. He likes to paint pictures of bugs who were once his friend, wildlife, symbols of nature that add magic to his world. He embraces a simple life in which he would like to enjoy his intricate pleasures of painting, music, reading and collecting art history within his comfortable cave he has tailor made. As the story unfolds, he discovers he has been called to be instrumental in removing evil from the land he lives in called LIGHT based on enemy infiltration that desire the secrets of a rose with special juices that are rare and offer long life. Good forces have come into his life to warn him and teach him how to combat the dark elements. He magnetizes toward Miss Buttergrow, an older woman from the Rainbow World who teaches him how to assert his energy while protecting hidden gifts of energy in the Land of Light where he lives.
She had access to a powerful black vial that Apovil, the head of the dark energy and original ruler of the world, wants to possess along with his minions. Spark must stop Apovil from mustering his bad energy on the earth. It turns out that Apovil was in the land of LIGHT alone and he solely created all the creatures that now exist including fantasy creatures such as horses with spikes instead of tails and gigantic butterflies. Apovil created a mystical world of balance and beauty. He also is 1000 years old and is losing the powerful creative energy of his youth in which he once created thousands of roses to fuel the land. Throughout the 144 page story, Spark will learn on his journey how to create special magic sources from Mrs. Buttergrow.
His mission is to take the vial of blue moonlight magic to the oldest of the Grand Roses and fully restore the City of LIGHT. Spark was chosen by the prophets to accomplish this mission. Spark must move out of his comfort zone and expose himself to the world around him which will provide him growth and skills. The story has a lot of thought behind it and beautiful imagery. The underlying theme of the story is the forces of good and evil and the attempt to conquer evil through magick. (spelling from story) Apovil did not start using dark energy until his powers were shrinking and then he became predatory.
This book is available through Apple and can be ordered through Pazzaria Productions. There are touch screen elements in which you can order items from the story for your collection such as a box with a rose or a painting of a mansion.
Spark the Flying Frog is a combination of many different aspects of my life.
For one, he’s gay, as am I.
He’s a multi-media artist, as am I.
He flies. Sorry. I am still working on that one.
He has many aspects of my own personality, yet makes decisions that I wouldn’t always make.
In my humble opinion, he spends way too much time on his art. And yet, I am, as well, simultaneously jealous, as that is a key secret to his wide success.
He definitely likes to take control, in situations, as much as he possibly can.
When he starts to learn magick, at first he is apprehensive, as he is quite confused to the benefits, and how this would even help with his art making.
Yet, as time goes on, he realizes that it serves as an extremely important and valuable tool to saving the planet of Light.
I definitely wanted him to be faery like, yet not a faery.
This is where the wings come in.
The kind of frog that he meets is, as well, extremely intelligent. He, in fact, has a college degree. His name is Petite. Aside from the fact that he gets Spark out of an extremely precarious situation upon meeting, they two’s personalities merge and coalesce perfectly together.
Why a frog?
I think that the frog form is really interesting.
There aren’t a whole lot of stories where frogs are the heroes.
I kind of feel for this important race, and wanted to do it justice.
Perhaps you will feel a little bit differently about frogs, after experiencing my books?
North Hamilton Press Magically presents “The Lost Rose” series…
“I want people to graduate from there really able to do things. I don’t want a lot of theorists. I want to have a school that turns out people that know all the facts of filmmaking, I want them to be capable of doing anything needed to make a film-photograph it, direct it, design it, animate it, record it, whatever. That’s what I want. Heck, I’ve hired theorists, and they don’t have any knowledge I can use. I want to have everyone in that school come out capable of going in and doing a job. These dilettantes who come out with pseudo-knowledge, they give me a pain. I want it so if an actor is needed, they can get an actor right out of school. If a musician is needed, they can go to the music department and find a musicians who can compose music.”-Walt Disney
Me, The Director of Creation at Pazzaria Productions – Daniel L Rappaport, attended the California Institute of the Arts from around 1997 – 2001. He majored in both graphic and theatre design.
The school was founded by Walt Disney, and is the top animation school on the planet. He wanted a place where all of the arts could coalesce, merge and bounce off one another.
It was a fascinating experience and I learned a lot. While attending, I had always wanted to be in a gallery showing, but never got the chance. Now, many, many years later, it has become possible.