Thursday, 10 April 2014

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is Moving!

Starting today, Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is moving to...


Thank you very much to those of you who found us out here at our own site and joined us these past few months. Our readership has been growing and we're looking forward to bringing our explorations of the world beyond Disney to even more people. Please continue to join us over at our new home on the preeminent Disney fan site!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Winds in the east, mist coming in... Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin...

If you're used to popping into Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy on a regular basis, you might have noticed that we've fallen a bit silent. Well, just as ol' Bert noticed, the winds of change are blowing through. I can't say just yet what is happening, but it's a big move for us and you'll be the first to know when it does!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2, Chapter 6

By Jules Verne (1870)
Translated from the Original French by F. P. Walter


At sunrise the next morning, February 12, the Nautilus rose to the surface of the waves.

I rushed onto the platform. The hazy silhouette of Pelusium was outlined three miles to the south. A torrent had carried us from one sea to the other. But although that tunnel was easy to descend, going back up must have been impossible.


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2, Chapter 5

By Jules Verne (1870)
Translated from the Original French by F. P. Walter


The same day, I reported to Conseil and Ned Land that part of the foregoing conversation directly concerning them. When I told them we would be lying in Mediterranean waters within two days, Conseil clapped his hands, but the Canadian shrugged his shoulders.

"An underwater tunnel!" he exclaimed. "A connection between two seas! Who ever heard of such malarkey!"


Sunday, 16 March 2014

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2, Chapter 4

By Jules Verne (1870)
Translated from the Original French by F. P. Walter


During the day of January 29, the island of Ceylon disappeared below the horizon, and at a speed of twenty miles per hour, the Nautilus glided into the labyrinthine channels that separate the Maldive and Laccadive Islands. It likewise hugged Kiltan Island, a shore of madreporic origin discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1499 and one of nineteen chief islands in the island group of the Laccadives, located between latitude 10° and 14° 30' north, and between longitude 50° 72' and 69° east.

By then we had fared 16,220 miles, or 7,500 leagues, from our starting point in the seas of Japan.
The next day, January 30, when the Nautilus rose to the surface of the ocean, there was no more land in sight. Setting its course to the north–northwest, the ship headed toward the Gulf of Oman, carved out between Arabia and the Indian peninsula and providing access to the Persian Gulf.


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2, Chapter 3

By Jules Verne (1870)
Translated from the Original French by F. P. Walter


Night fell. I went to bed. I slept pretty poorly. Man–eaters played a major role in my dreams. And I found it more or less appropriate that the French word for shark, requin, has its linguistic roots in the word requiem.

The next day at four o'clock in the morning, I was awakened by the steward whom Captain Nemo had placed expressly at my service. I got up quickly, dressed, and went into the lounge.

Captain Nemo was waiting for me.


Saturday, 8 March 2014

Rapunzel

By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (1812)
Translated from the Original German by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes

There were once a man and a woman who had long in vain wished for a child. At length the woman hoped that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back of their house from which a splendid garden could be seen, which was full of the most beautiful flowers and herbs. It was, however, surrounded by a high wall, and no one dared to go into it because it belonged to an enchantress, who had great power and was dreaded by all the world. One day the woman was standing by this window and looking down into the garden, when she saw a bed which was planted with the most beautiful rampion (rapunzel), and it looked so fresh and green that she longed for it, she quite pined away, and began to look pale and miserable. Then her husband was alarmed, and asked: 'What ails you, dear wife?' 'Ah,' she replied, 'if I can't eat some of the rampion, which is in the garden behind our house, I shall die.' The man, who loved her, thought: 'Sooner than let your wife die, bring her some of the rampion yourself, let it cost what it will.' At twilight, he clambered down over the wall into the garden of the enchantress, hastily clutched a handful of rampion, and took it to his wife. She at once made herself a salad of it, and ate it greedily. It tasted so good to her—so very good, that the next day she longed for it three times as much as before. If he was to have any rest, her husband must once more descend into the garden. In the gloom of evening therefore, he let himself down again; but when he had clambered down the wall he was terribly afraid, for he saw the enchantress standing before him. 'How can you dare,' said she with angry look, 'descend into my garden and steal my rampion like a thief? You shall suffer for it!' 'Ah,' answered he, 'let mercy take the place of justice, I only made up my mind to do it out of necessity. My wife saw your rampion from the window, and felt such a longing for it that she would have died if she had not got some to eat.' Then the enchantress allowed her anger to be softened, and said to him: 'If the case be as you say, I will allow you to take away with you as much rampion as you will, only I make one condition, you must give me the child which your wife will bring into the world; it shall be well treated, and I will care for it like a mother.' The man in his terror consented to everything, and when the woman was brought to bed, the enchantress appeared at once, gave the child the name of Rapunzel, and took it away with her.