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25 January 2005 @ 10:15 pm
Form an orderly 'cue' for the pool table, please...  

Okay, I know Shakespeare is, like, the dude and everything, but...I'll come right out here and admit it. I think the man's a freaking screw-loose, ant-colony-short-of-a-picnic, no-chairs-at-home insane nutcase.

Case in point: I bought Julius Caesar to read because it's on the UCC English list, and whay-hey getting in there nine months early, what? I opened it, and, first page, roysh, goes like so:

Flavius: Hence; home, you idle creatures, get you home;

Is this a holiday? What, know you not

(Being mechanical) you ought not walk

Upon a labouring day, without the sign

Of your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?

At which point I'm going, I'd trade this for Pratchett any day of the week.

~

So, stillcynicalpirate's birthday. I assume she's painting the town purple and luminous orange at the mo. </span>

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Hels: beerswingsister on January 25th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
Your icon is absolutely hysterical. :)

I have to agree about reading Shakespeare. Seeing his plays performed or performing them is heaps better than reading, though. It's a hell of a lot easier to understand what's going on, for one thing...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 25th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
I like to think Darcy may actually have thought that at that moment in time...

I respect him, founder of the lang., and all that. And yeah, people screaming ye olde Englishe on stage is pretty darn cool. I'm just in a terribly mocking mood tonight!
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...: Amiable: Jane Austen's only adjective...chowburger on January 25th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
Ack. Shakespeare. I'm all for watching one of his plays, but I can't say I find reading them the most entertaining of things to do...

May I add that your icon made me snort milk all over my keyboard (lovely image, no?).
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 25th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
I've only ever seen Macbeth, and that was in Tipperary, and for some reason they had Chinese Dragons, so you can imagine how sophisticated that was. Still, I threw M&Ms at Tony, so I was happy camper.

Tis vair funny, no? xD BTW, your Remus was beautiful. I'd so steal your art skillz if it were poss.
i'm an engine driver: Maybe we can be happy.brachiosaurid on January 25th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
I agree, Shakespeare... was a crazy muthafugga. XDDDD Seriously, he must have had a screw loose. Or a couple.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 26th, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, he reminds me of myself...without the literary genius, natch. xD
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starts with kanyotherknight on January 25th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'm infatuated with your icon - poor Darcy recoiling in horror, but still maintaining his elqouent phrasing. Hell, that cow's mug scares me. And about old Shakey-poo. Remember that 40% of the language he used was made up. Anyone over the age of three who goes around inventing words cannot possibly be altogether with it. Thankfully, I've only been stuck with Rome&Jules and MacB - and I barely made it through those. Don't you feel like shouting "Yes, there is some brilliant prose and moving imagery in here, but it's only palatable when inebriated!" when the lectures hit a quiet part?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 26th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
Or that 14 year olds are under the legal age, and Macbeth goes through so many character changes he's either a three-character amalgamation or a closet schizophrenic?

ARGLEBARF *dies*

Sadly, Caroline Bingley is WAYHEY to much like me...
Caitcoralia13 on January 25th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
I find that Shakespeare gets easier to understand the longer you read it. Give it until the tenth page or so, and you'll be THINKING like he talks.

FYI: If you get an e-mail telling you that raningtulips responded to one of your comments to me, it's because I am on her computer and responded to some stuff before I realized I was signed on as her. Sorry for any confusion.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 26th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
Was that the one where you said 'IT'S INCEST! IT'S FATHER/SON/TECHNICALLY IMPOSSIBLE INCEST!'

If so, you really do not want to know about the Malfoycest, or the Weasleycest...just let me put it down like this, most porn is written so it don't make no diff who the characters are; they could be anyone and hence, they ARE anyone.

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My imaginary friend thinks I'm brilliant.: Burstlanitha on January 26th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
OMG! You just mockeded Shakespeare!! I'm sure that can be considered blasphemy of some sort!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 26th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
I won't be able to see hell for the priests...

...and if you've never though he's a bit of an idiot even once, you are a far better person than I!
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on January 26th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
I'm studying Macbeth at the moment, and the books we're reading it out of have a load of handy translations down the side of each page.

That, and the odd photo of some incredibly hot actor make it fantastic.

Seriously, there's this picture of a thirty-year-old Ian Mckellan that makes me swoon.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Scrubsscoradh on January 26th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
Omigod, it isn't the Cambridge edition?! I had that for LC, and there was a pic of Ian sort of spreadeagled on the floor...I had to keep hitting myself with Ellen's ruler and going 'HE'S A MILLION YEARS OLD AND GAY' but I was still drooling.

Without the translations, they may as well be in French.
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