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05 March 2009 @ 09:10 pm
You guys. You guys.

Okay. Geek tiem plz. So my Milton teacher was talking about the poem that Andrew Marvell wrote for the preface of Paradise Lost, because he actually uses it to take a couple truly snarky digs at Milton -- and even more at John Dryden for turning PL into an opera, oh-ho-ho. One of Marvell's concerns was that the same sort of twisting-gutting-mediocre-making that Dryden was doing to Milton's masterpiece was actually precisely what Milton was doing to the Word of God, as it were.

And I realized.


I almost died of inside-lulz.

So I thought you should know. XD

...also, I binged on Rob Thomas earlier today. And I can't find "Something to Be" anywhere on YouTube, but you should look it uuuuup. *__*

I then listened to Chevelle, because I enjoy making incongruous musical decisions. 8D

As evidenced by the fact that I'm listening to reggae now. >3

Feeling: geekygeeky
On the Radio: "John Crow" - Jimmy Cliff, Steven Seagall, and the Oneness Band
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Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Why oh why does fanfiction make education so much more fun? XD

Not that I'm complaining. I keep looking at people around me in class nowadays like, "Why aren't you writing when the teacher goes on tangents? Aren't you BORED?" XD

Srsly, the Aeneid is like the years-later sequel to the Odyssey, right?? XD
Marmmarmaladefever on March 6th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC)

*I read part of PL once and didn't retain a thing. DX Stupid fast-moving class!
Vitamin C: English Majorstierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
I am amused. XD

We read it at the end of one of my English classes first semester, and I got a lot out of it, but given that this class is ABOUT Milton, I think I'll be learning a lot more still. XD
Marmmarmaladefever on March 7th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
I read it in my Early British lit survey course. We didn't have time to focus on anything. It was very aggravating. DX
richelle2972richelle2972 on March 6th, 2009 08:07 am (UTC)
Hahahahahaha oh that's amazing! : )
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
lol literature lol. 8D
Rex: DN - mello + near + farewellicequeenrex on March 6th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
XD You are awesome, but you already knew that XD

...I love Paradise Lost. Even if I did get totally lost reading the first...oh, I don't know, 75 lines of the first book?? >3
Vitamin C: Matt - Wantedtierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Aw, shucks. 8D

Me too. :D And lol, my teacher was talking about how he uses, what did she say, inverted and something-else syntax, so that half the verbs come at the end of the sentences, and the others are so long you have to reread them anyway, which makes you reevaluate everything, which is the whole point. 'Cause Milton is a smarty-britches. XD
I MUSTsabriel75 on March 7th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes... his syntax structure delights me to no end, especially when recently a linguistics professor informed that I could put adverbs and adjectives anywhere I damn well liked and the sentence would still be structurally sound. Diagramming would be a bitch, but who really cares to do that but me? Evidently, I'm the only student to have found artistic pleasure in making words link in such a way.
Vitamin C: English Majorstierfal on March 8th, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
Hee, English is fun to abuse play with. :D

It really kind of shook me last semester when my Shakespeare class T.A. sent out "ideal answers" form the midterms -- other English majors were just not making use of the way words sound. I mean, yeah, you're rushing to answer all the questions, but that doesn't mean you should sacrifice all those natural rhythms and rises and turns that English allows. Ah, well. XD
goddess of this and that: pic#81704326happy_mystic on March 6th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
I love Paradise Lost>and still need to read it<

Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
It's pretty fascinating. :D Milton is just like... Word Man of Doom. XD
chococoffeekiss: Wolfchococoffeekiss on March 6th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
:D Early fanfic! I am intrigued.

A Rob Thomas binge is a good binge, and also a very sexy binge. XD
Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
It's crazy! XD But kinda works. :P And kind of vindicates my endless hours, at least in my nonsensical brain. XD

CHAMYL!: Konata Pets Kagamichamyl on March 6th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)

...how fandom ruins your mind, part 642c XD;;;
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on March 7th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
Fandom is a LIFESTYLE. 8D

And now we can point to English literature as a precedent! XD
I MUST: Bloody Lightsabriel75 on March 7th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
Uhm? Only English Literature?

The Brits, Germans and French all accused the American upstarts of simply reusing and recreating their original themes to suit their own bloody upstart purposes say around over 300 hundred years ago. (And of course, the Bible hasn't been rewritten, reimagined or reinterpreted ever!)

Hell... all of Woody Allen's scripts could be considered fanfiction. The man's not had an original story plot and all his work is reimaginings of famous pieces of literature. Not that I'm saying it's any less valid as entertainment, but truthfully his muses have always been on loan from someone else.
Vitamin C: Bottletierfal on March 8th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Well, English lit was the one I was thinking of -- Shakespeare's the same way, if not worse. :D

Loaned muses are very accessible, so I guess I can't blame 'em. 8D