as much as school related stuff all makes me feel more guilty than explainable and more nervous than . a really nervous thing. im SO PUMPED to OWN NERDS about shakespeare for like extended periods of time. dear jesus please let there be an oxfordian in that class amen.
like you have tolstoy on there but not pushkin??? not chekov??? you ahve byron and shelley and people later influenced by the Gothic and Romantic styles but you don’t have Goethe? beyond just my need to have everything only be about women forever, its just missing so many huge critical links. and women-wise you have whitman but not emily dickenson who is his direct analogue poet wise if you’re looking at a woman poet. or joyce, but not gertrude stein or viriginia woolf — both of who had influence on and were influenced by a lot of others on that chart. this is such a silly thing to be bothered by. this is . the worst. m y lowest point. hemingway had to reassure fitzgerald once about his dick size why isnt fitzgerald on there
i think jadis = white witch is DEFINITELY confirmed but lady of the green kirtle was always to me like…..a relative i guess. not that i would not be willing to believe it, mind u. lotgk seemed to have a somewhat different modus operandi/personality
ok granted part of this might be a holdover from a fight i had w/ jordan (“fight”) where i was CONVINCED i was right and jordan was like “are you fuckin high” and now i must Never Back Down, but also, the whole Bending The Population Of Her New Kingdom To Her Will, using weird manipulation stuff on royal young men, getting shit wrecked by tiny kids from earth.
ok i enrolled in the 500 level shakespeare class even tho its in lawrence because fuck you thats why.
hyperventilates about school stuff. this will be my last semester I REALLY FUCKING HOPE because im TERRIBLE and take FOREVER
building huge structures made out of sandstone in the middle of the plains sure is labor intensive!!!! i mean, that is also why it is Fun.
also, there’s this Fact that i dont know if this was something i read in the wee character bios that were at the beginning of my copies of the books, or if this is something thats explicitly made clear in the books, but i’ve had arguments about my theory?/assumption/statement of true fact.
Jadis is the White Witch is the Lady of the Green Kirtle, and i will fight you over this .
dawn treader is the best one
dawn treader was always my fav as a kid
dawn treader is AMAZING ……….. it does the thing that narnia books do a lot where you get the edges of stories, just enough to know that you’re missing so much more shit that you want to read but never get to (like the last battle, the last page, “they realized this was not the end but only the first page of the first chapter of another much grander story” to paraphrase, i think thats a Thesis of the series). the “there was a story about a cup and a sword and a tree and a green hill” thing writ large. l
ike what the fuck is that nightmare storm island thing, what the fuck is that doing even. how the hell did ramandu and his daughter become people instead of stars, and why, and what is the world they came from like? (and cs why the heck did you never give ramandu’s daughter a NAME, considering caspian marries her and has a kid and she’s Plot Important like what the fuck dude.) the mermaids lucy sees for a second, the island with the dragon, all the abandoned and forgotten things and strange things that caspian & the dawn treader can’t understand. there’s an edge to the world where the ocean becomes shallow enough to walk in.
i know they made a movie out of it, but i don’t know if i could watch that (or the bbc miniseries) because the pictures i have in my head of everything are so vivid and bright.
also: caspian brings all of the Gifts of the pevensies with him on the ship, just in case, because he is a fucking gay nerd. he thinks the pevensies are so cool, even though at this point he’s way older than them, or at least seems way older from the perspective of a kid (he could be like, three years older or something i’m not sure.)
That’s the number of arrest warrants issued in Ferguson last year for nonviolent crimes. Compare that to the population of 21,135 people.
“Of Ferguson’s $20 million in revenue in 2013, $2.6 million of that was a result of these arrests. That’s good for the city’s second-highest income stream”
another thing, which thinking about brains things reminded me of but i dont know if its really related, is this one part in dawn treader. where lucy’s in the magician’s house and has to go read the magician’s spell book. and it really exquisitely ramps up the tension just by having her have to read with her back to the open door. and the spells that lucy’s tempted by while she flips through the spell book, the one where she’ll become the most beautiful and desirable and elegant girl in the world, and the way she thinks about it — more beautiful than susan. and she turns away from that, but its so very hard.
which, oh gosh, reminds me of “there was this story about a cup, and a sword, and a tree, and a green hill” and i think that people always assume that lucy is the most, mmm, not well adujsted but definitely most well adjusted w/in the context of living-in-narnia, like that she’s The Best At That, but they forget that she gets jealous, she is selfish, she too gets tempted.
i had to look at wikiquotes to remember what exactly that story was, that quote, and there was another quote in the dawn treader section that reminded me that in dawn treader they had to sail straight through a storm where your nightmares are real and surround you in the absolute dark MAN WAS DAWN TREADER A GREAT BOOK.