by Daniel L Rappaport, owner of Pazzaria Productions
“He paints, sculpts, writes, sings, dances, and joyfully does whatever fits his happy frog fancy."
-From Chapter 1 of The Legend of the Lost Rose by Daniel L Rappaport
Spark the Flying Frog is our hero, in our epic "The Lost Rose" Apple Book trilogy series. He's a delightful combination of many different areas of my own personality.
He loves to stay home, and make art. He is multi-talented, and is always eager to learn more skills, when just the right opportunity approaches.
He paints, sculpts, writes, holds successful art gallery showings, etc... He doesn't really like to leave his home, so, he has the press come to him, as he abhors large crowds of any sort.
When I was creating him, I thought to myself that I have never seen a frog, with wings, ever represented in fantasy.
I suppose that, scientifically, it would never work. Then again... We look at a bumble bee and are awed and amazed that that flys.
Still.... Frogs have a good amount of weight to them, so the likelihood of them ever flying, with wings as small as the ones that I have chosen in the design, is darned near non-existent.
It does make a for a beautiful, pleasing and totally different character design, which is why I stuck with it. After all, this IS a fantasy!
"I hate him!", shouted Morgana. "You hate EVERYTHING!" piped back Kabire.
"He's going to disrupt the order of the universe!" barked back Morgana.
"Little does he know, he has a very long journey ahead of him. We should all watch and learn, as he does. Morgana. I would advise you to take a second look. Out of all of the frogs in Light, you have had your eyes on him, for quite some time. There may be a reason for that.", said the wise Grenadiya.
"Ugh! I suppose!"
In "The Lost Rose Series", Part 1 - The Spellbook, we don't encounter him at all, as this is meant to be an introduction into our world. In "The Lost Rose Series", Part 2 - Spark the Flying Frog, we discover how he was born, see his parents, and engage with a dramatic ending that may spell peril for the adorable critter.
In "The Lost Rose Series", Part 3 - The Legend of the Lost Rose, this is our grand and glorious epic adventure! After spending nearly his whole life within his quiet, three story, frog hole home, he is told that his planet is in trouble, and that he holds the key (unbeknownst to him) to saving it! He meets another, older and very wise faery by the name of Iris Buttergrow, who does know magic, and she teaches him well.
It's called The Legend of the Lost Rose because there is a huge, gigantic rose that grows and stretches from the top of the planet, way up into the sky. It's tremendous roots stretch all the way around the planet, giving it it's life.. However, it's a bit of conspiracy theory. It's not immediately visible, and unless you know it's there, you aren't really all that aware of its existence.
It's dying, so its roots are dying, and so goes the planet along with it.
This is one theory.
Yet another, and far more popular, is that there is a gigantic, dragon-like creature called The Apovil. He has Medusa like snakes on the top of his head. He's frustrated, so, he is flying through towns, and outright destroying them. Due to this, people think that he is evil, and is the reason as to why Light is declining.
Lakes are drying up. Volcanoes are more active than ever. People are getting violently ill. Life is being extremely weakened all of the way around.
Which one is it? This, precisely, what Spark, as well as an awesome and amazing team that he gathers along the way, reluctantly steps out to explore!
These fantasy Apple books are firsts of their kind. Within each chapter is a piece of full, touch screen animation that when you tap in succession, the animation moves forward, further drawing you into the story. As well, within each chapter, there is a piece of merchandise, that ships to you, that is either integral to the main character's plot, or, moves your own personal story forward, within our world.
"What a stupid gimic!", exclaimed Morgana.
"Are you kidding me? Has your magick dried up today, or something? What is with you today? Honestly, Morgana. You are worse than usual!", mentioned a concerned Lazul.
"I mean, really.... I can conjure up a better way to tell a story, with my pinky!"
"Then, please.... Vanish, and do whatever you want, out of sight. At least, it will be more peaceful around here.", exclaimed Lazul.
"Fine! Snick! Snack! Snorkel!"
"Isn't it supposed to be "snorel"?, asked Ariel.
"No. That's an ancient spell, and doesn't always work. Likely, we would've all gone with her. I am glad that it was "snorkel".", said Grenadiya.
"EXACTLY, YOU FOOLS!"
We heard the nasty, old coot echo from wherever she went.
So? Are you wondering what in the world why I am have been interjecting these interstitial character arguments?
Why, they are our wizard coven, of course! You may find them in Chapter 4, of The Legend of the Lost Rose, as well as them being one of the main subjects of The Spellbook.
If you haven't already, please see the "About this Blog" section. On desktop machines, it should be in the right hand side bar.
Along with the rest of this website, this is yet, another innovation of Pazzaria Productions. I don't believe that there are any other blogs, or websites out there, that have actual story interwoven through them. This provides a distinct, plot based reason as to why these items exist, within our world, as opposed to just floating out there, wavering by, on the internet.
Are you enjoying what it is we have to offer, here?
Spark and his epic journeys are just a very small portion of what it is we will be offering in the coming months and years.
Thank you for taking the time to read to the end, in this, our first blog post.
Have a marvelous day, and please always remember to... LIVE YOUR FANTASY!
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