Jul. 29th, 2009 06:29 pm
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Ages back Fahye gave me five words:

- curls
Uh. Well, I have them. I hated them for years. All I wanted in life was straight black hair, and what I had is a fuzzy golden halo. At some point in my teens I realised that actually, the rest of the world wants blonde curls (or did. This was before black dye and straighteners became commonplace); I don't have to do much to look after them, and people check me out simply on the basis of the hair.
When I got to Canberra, I looked at my hair and thought "hmm, it is not curly enough". Having money to actually pay for a decent hairdresser, I ended up with short springy curls and I love them. They've sort of grown out at the moment, but I do intend to get it cut again.
- Chaucer
I have not read very much Chaucer. The Book of the Duchess is the only poem I've read right through. It's a pretty cool poem. The Black Knight describes his lost love as fattish, and fleshy, but not greet therewith. HOW AWESOME IS THAT? Ok, not all that awesome, really, because it's in the middle of a fifteen-line dissection of her perfect body, piece by piece like a puzzle or an ornament, and it must've been just as difficult to remain fattish, and fleshy but not greet therewith as it is to be thin-but-not-skinny-and-with-appropriate-curvature these days. I wrote a pretty dull essay on Duchess, but I would sort of like to go back and write interesting gender theory about it instead.
- Narnia
Oh, Narnia. I have a love-hate relationship with Professor Lewis, but I do love Narnia. Saved my sanity last year, and POOTLE to my shrink for implying that fandom is a non-constructive way of dealing with stress.
- chocolate
- bounce
I am sometimes bouncy? I like to think of myself as bouncy. I'm bouncy if you ask me about medieval poetry... :) But I to be bouncy like a big bright children's ball, not one of those crazy ones which go clattering off walls and things.

Let me know if you want some wordses :)

Date: 2009-07-29 08:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
I have to admit that I cannot help but think of the section of the Book of the Duchess you refer to as "John of Gaunt Likes Big Butts, and He Cannot Lie."

Which is really disturbing.

Date: 2009-07-29 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com

Also, you should absolutely read more Chaucer, for he is pure love and win.

Date: 2009-07-29 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
I know! He's on my to-do-list :D

Date: 2009-07-29 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjazzmreow.livejournal.com
I have said this to you before, and now I say it again:* READ THE WIFE OF BATH. Especially the Prologue. She is effing amazing, and it's full of great gender stuff.

*unless you answered my saying it before "Oh, yes, I've read her part. Not much other Canterbury Tales stuff, But I have read her", and I've just forgotten (WHICH IS INCREDIBLY POSSIBLE) or something similar, in which case this comment never happened.

Date: 2009-07-29 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
I've read the prologue, I think ;)

Date: 2009-07-29 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjazzmreow.livejournal.com

Also, I appear to be in a chatty mood. I CAN HAS WORDS PLZ, HIGHLY, LOVELY LOVELY HIGHLY? :D :D

Date: 2009-07-29 09:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com

Tell me about:

* Sheep
* Sydney
* Shoelaces
* Sirius Black
* Sarcasm

Date: 2009-07-29 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjazzmreow.livejournal.com

Date: 2009-07-29 09:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niamh-sage.livejournal.com
POOTLE to my shrink for implying that fandom is a non-constructive way of dealing with stress.

WTF??? *is enraged* Fandom saved my life! RARGH. Okay, maybe not quite that extreme, but it was a bright, homely spark in a hell of a lot of darkness. Grrrr (and not 'rgggg' which is what I typed first, and is RONG).

I like your curls. A hairdresser who knows how to make the most of them is GOLD, and should go straight to the poolroom, IMO.

Date: 2009-07-29 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
APPARENTLY IT IS AN AVOIDANT TECHNIQUE. Well, duh. I know that. Which is why, as soon as I noticed I was living my life in Narnia more than Sydney I packed myself off to the uni counsellors. That aint all it is, though. *sighs*

Date: 2009-07-29 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niamh-sage.livejournal.com
Exactly. I mean, it's social too, and social is good (not 'god' argh wot's rong with my tiping today?).

Date: 2009-07-29 09:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
And, y'know, the whole bit where my Issues stand out VERY CLEARLY in fiction. Useful for figuring out what said Issues are.

Date: 2009-07-29 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niamh-sage.livejournal.com
Yes, exactly. Writing (art in general) is excellent for that. And for gods' sakes, sublimation of the yuck to make art is a good survival technique!!!!! Thousands of slightly wonky artists can't be wrong!

Date: 2009-07-29 09:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sjazzmreow.livejournal.com
It's surprising how many "fandom saved my life" secrets pop up in [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets, actually; for a lot of people, the community and the fun and the creativity seems to be a really good thing. But then others get into these really toxic situations in fandom that cause them real distress. It's amazing the extremes.

(Also I think 'rgggg' is pretty wonderful, really, rong or wright)

Date: 2009-07-29 10:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niamh-sage.livejournal.com
Heee, thank you! :D

Re: what you said about fandom is right on. I guess every social grouping has its up- and downsides, but I must say, I haven't come across such intensity anywhere else except fandom. It's like everyone goes around with their volume/sensitivity knobs ratchetted up to 11 or something.

Date: 2009-07-29 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skep.livejournal.com
Can I has words pls?

Date: 2009-07-29 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skep.livejournal.com
P.S. The word "pootle"? Should be used more often.

Date: 2009-07-29 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
YES. You get the mostly-random collection of nouns! (and one gerund)

Tell me about:

* Instruments
* Cake
* Plotting
* Travel
* Gadgets

Date: 2009-07-29 11:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ulfruna.livejournal.com
POOTLE indeed!!

Also, words plz? :D

Date: 2009-07-29 11:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com

* ambition
* drawing
* music
* cake

Date: 2009-07-29 12:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tarimanveri.livejournal.com
Ooh! Words, please. I have a long day of travelling ahead!

Date: 2009-07-30 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
Apparently they're supposed to be words I associate with you, but actually, they're just words:


Date: 2009-07-29 11:44 pm (UTC)
ashen_key: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ashen_key
I can has words?

Date: 2009-07-30 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
Apparently they're supposed to be words which remind me of you, but actually, they're just words :D



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