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Nyarrgh...

Someone, please shoot me the next time I decide to take a "little nap". Woke up around two in the morning, so it was only ten or so hours, but then I couldn't think of a reason to stay awake and went back to sleep, only to emerge when the kittens began to scream for breakfast. And now I am so very much awake and I should be sleeping because I have to work tonight, but I am so not tired and will therefore be so very, very tired when I get off Saturday morning. And now it striked me that I am rambling, but I can't seem to stop. Having ursurped Jenny's computer and television, I am now watching the 1st musical Xena episode with a mixture of nostalgia and amusement.

Hmmm, not much to report. Actually finished the Once and Future King this time around, allthough I don't know where they got the idea that it is a children's book, except maybe that there is no sex in it, it's all offscreen, and it is quite gory, with wonderful themes appropriate to young peoplm like incest and murder and, oh, the horrible presence of a magician. On the upside, I can now see where they got the Sword and the Stone from, though they didn't take it very far into the book. And, god help me, I actually really identified with Pellinore. I hadn't read the book since, gods, fifth or sixth grade, and then it was very boring than I actually stopped reading it. At any rate, my opinion of Arthur has not gone up, and I still find myself wanting to scream at Gueniver in frustration and tell Lancelot to just move on. And I liked this Merlyn much better than others I've read. And I laughed until I cried at Pellenore and the Questing Beast.

Oooh, now is the part where she throws her over the cliff and ends up falling after her (wait, first the Gabdrag); that's always a huge fan-favorite. So much angst and so little clothing. And in a few minutes we will have Callisto singing around the animated Chakram.... (Funny, but I find this series so much more amusing the second time around.) Urrgh, the only thing worse than an evil Callisto is a preachy angelic one.

Oh, well, off to shower and purlion the lawn mower. I was contemplating going to the rodeo this weekend, maybe Saturday or Sunday night, but that all depends on how much I got paid, seeing as how the power bill just came and I really don't want to open it, seeing as how the last one was wrong, all wrong.

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quelqueparte
Jun. 27th, 2003 12:35 pm (UTC)
i like the chapters before he becomes king best. it is so romanticized middle ages, and anachronistic, i've reread them over and over and over again. but i do love the whole book.

the whole thing is just so futile. and merlyn knows it's futile. and yet he instructs arthur anyway. hope in the face of utter hopelessness. it's amazing, really.

the animals were the best. they're outside the system, and aren't bound by human failure.

serendith
Jun. 27th, 2003 12:39 pm (UTC)
Is the Crystal Cave the "prequel" to that book? I had to read that for school and obsessed ... because I had nothing better to do. It turned into a game to see how much symbolism I could find in the book (and good God was there a lot of it!) Made me wonder ... which was sadder ... the fact that I was hunting down all these "symbols" or the fact that the author put all that work to hide them in the story. Sigh.
aniaj
Jun. 27th, 2003 09:39 pm (UTC)
Nope, the Crystal Cave was another interpretation of the myth by a different author, though I like Mary Stewert's version of it as well, even though it is more depressing. It's cool that you got to read that for school; we never read anything that interesting in my school. Besides, symbolism is just one of those things you can find anywhere if you look hard enough, and all of my teachers were big on symbolism in anything.
serendith
Jun. 27th, 2003 10:50 pm (UTC)
Well ... these were rather "obvious". Like one I remember was a carving of a sword on a stone pillar. Only mentioned in passing ... but it was definitely planted. You could tell they wrote the book and put a lot of thought into symbols.
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