Lit CAD BANE IS DUROS... AND SHEEV'S ALL THAT - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Findswoman Force Ghost

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    You mean the "Joycean" bit (sorry about the apparent misspelling before)? Oh, it's just that the all-caps one-word posts reminded me of some of the similar-looking headings that occur in parts of Ulysses—also, the stream-of-conscious turn things seemed to be taking in the thread is characteristic of Ulysses too.
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  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Haven't read Joyce, but the stream of consciousness in Faulkner drove me nuts. Guess I'm a bit Aristotlean in my literary tastes -- I like structure.

    Not that I'm opposed to organic growth in episodic media like TV, but that's a whole different discussion and a long tangent to your analogy. :p


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  3. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    William Faulkner is awesome, but I can't stand Joyce.
  4. Goodwood Force Ghost

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    William Faulkner was a fighter pilot in WWI, wasn't he?
  5. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Anyone else watching the eclipse?


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  7. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    Can't. Sky's completely overcast and we've got an inch of snow on the ground. Winter just does not want to go away this year.
  8. Lugija Force Ghost

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    I use eclipses to pretend that I have magical powers to people from ancient civilizations.
  9. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    Moon is nearly fully covered. It looks amazing.

    Edit: Dark part kind of looks like Coruscant.
  10. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    All the way covered. It's looks beautiful.


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  11. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    It rained all night here so I missed it.
  12. Findswoman Force Ghost

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    We all missed it here, too, our excuse being that we were all dog-tired from our Passover seder.

    Are you familiar with Prisoners of the Sun in the Adventures of Tintin series? It includes a scene where that exact thing happens.
  13. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I had to go to bed, and it was raining anyway.

    But I saw a lunar eclipse like 15 years ago. In Canada. So really once you've seen it in a mystical fairy tale land, you can't top that.


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  14. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Yes, that's where I got it from, but it's an often-used trope. Usually parodied these days when the ignorant savages point out that the eclipse is actually tomorrow.
  15. Findswoman Force Ghost

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    Of course, the fun thing about the "savages" in that particular book is that, even though they are apparently not very advanced astronomy-wise, they do seem to be pretty advanced in other ways—as evidenced by the perfect archaic-ceremonial English they speak, complete with correct usage of forms of "thou"! :D
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  16. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    Fixed it for you
  17. Lugija Force Ghost

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    What, they spoke Finnish in my book. You must have broken copies.

    Tho I'm wondering where they learnt it.
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  18. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    My copy was in swedish but I was thinking about the original language

    Also, you are finnish?
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  19. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Yes I am. Do you know how many Swedes it takes to change a lightbulb? One to hold the bulb and hundred to turn the house.
  20. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    We have that kind of jokes for norwegians :p
  21. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    And here in America, you're all just Vikings.

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  22. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I think the American version of that joke would end with "and one to shoot the new bulb package open with a 9 mm."
  23. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    Or "And a Congress to create a five hundred page document on how not to turn the light on."
  24. Gamiel Force Ghost

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    That shows your lack of knowledge. Finns were not Vikings, they were Kalevala land
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    You need to read more Don Rosa!
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    EDIT: Also I can recommend to visit Helsinki, it is a wonderful city when it is not attacked by Iku-Turso
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  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Something something Obamacare.
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