Getting a bit carried away here!

Jack, the Laughing Cavalier

384 x 600

621 x 768

Having developed a bit of a taste
for mixing Vala with great works of art,
I now present you with the beautiful Ms.

Mona Vala

384 x 600

492 x 768

Fade to Black

Fade to Black

A new room, a new subject.

I had no idea where to put her
so I figured this beautiful lady
deserves a room of her own.

1000 x 463

I'm quite a fan of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood particularly their mythological paintings and have thought for some time that Vala would make a very good model for them if they were still around. As T.W.I.C. have been plundering British myths of King Arthur in season nine, I thought I'd join in— just can't resist the urge to tinker...

The Lady of Shalott

The original painting
by John William Waterhouse

And the Vala version

The painting illustrates the poem of the same title by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and depicts Elaine, the Fair Maid of Astolat of Arthurian legend, who fell in love with Sir Lancelot.


In the stormy east-wind straining,
The pale yellow woods were waning,
The broad stream in his banks complaining.
Heavily the low sky raining
Over tower'd Camelot;
Down she came and found a boat
Beneath a willow left afloat,
And around about the prow she wrote
The Lady of Shalott.

The whole poem can be read here

The Beguiling of Merlin

by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

The legends are many and various. Basically, Merlin was so enamoured by Vivien, 'The Lady of the Lake,' that he agreed to make her mistress of all his mystical powers. Twit! She then imprisoned him in the Glass Tower where he lies in eternal sleep.

In Welsh, Vivien, or Vivienne is known as Nimuë, and Merlin as Myrddin. Geoffrey of Monmouth changed that name because he thought it sounded too close to «merde » ::rolls eyes::

XThe Beguiling of Merlin - by Vala ;-)XX

The Original

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This Room was added on 18 MAR 2006 - updated 25 APR 2007.