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Ár nDraíocht Féin
Three Cranes
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March 27th, 2007

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06:40 pm - Take it Back
"We ain't stealin', we're just takin' back; very simple plan of attack: It's our job and a labour of love; take it home to the up-above. . ."

Damnit, Norman: why you gotta be such a role model?

There are a few books you need to read if you want to really "get" me. No one who hasn't read them has ever really understood why I make a lot of the choices I do.

  1. Don't Stop the Carnvial by Herman Wouk - I am Norman Paperman on my best days

  2. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie - "Peter Pan would understand his schemes, dreams and ploys"

  3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - It's the sword in the stone, don't you see?

  4. Where Is Joe Merchant? by Jimmy Buffett - Frank Bama and I are kindred spirits, with the same problems and the same god-damned resolution issues.

  5. A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett - That wasn't Tully Mars checking in. It was me. I hope I check out half as fortunately as he did.

That's the required reading for the course that is "WTF-MJD 101"

There's also some optional reading, as well as a set of required films and songs you need to hear, but you gotta get through the above first. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to find a copy of Peter Pan in Scarlet before PSA tonight. I'm suddenly in need of a certain fix.

"We ask ourselves when we get in a fix, "What would Popeye do in a tight spot like this?" He'd race for his true love and easily win it, in an old spinach can with a mast stuck in it!"
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Take It Back", -JB

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Date:March 27th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Well, I've read two of the books on your list--Peter Pan and The Little Prince. I'll admit, I bawled at the end of The Little Prince.

Also, I read Peter Pan in Scarlet, and was very pleasantly surprised. I thought it fit Barrie's sense of humor and sadness quite well. So yes, go out and get a copy.
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Date:March 28th, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
I knew you'd know Peter Pan well. I think we share a very similar affinity for the main character. :) I tend to see him as mythic drama to be followed as closely as possible.

I have a copy of in Scarlet now, and I think I'll go back and re-read Pan first before I delve into it.

Of course, the book was where it belonged: in the children's section. Even if I'm not sure that Pan is really a children's book, much like The Little Prince.

Oh, you might be amused by this: I used to constantly get The Little Prince mixed up in my mind with The Prince. . .
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Date:March 28th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
I don't understand you, not even a little bit. But you delight me. You used to annoy me, tbh. I wonder if I've just gotten used to your posts. Maybe I've lightened up. Probably both.
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Date:March 28th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm a difficult one to take, if one is not lightened up properly before reading me. :)

I'm glad I can delight you. The more women (well, and people in general) I can delight the happier I am.
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Date:March 28th, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
There's a course to understand you & your motivations now? Heh, cool. I think any course designed to understand me would have to include Amélie at the top of the list.

I will say only one pertinent thing, then: "If I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk toward a spring of fresh water."
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Date:March 28th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
An excellent thing to do with said time.

And yeah, gotta love that movie. I sometimes wonder, though, if I don't get the impression that foreign films are better than they really are. . . just because I can't understand the words in the film. I imagine that covers up a lot of wooden acting :)

But a brilliant movie, yes.
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Date:March 28th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
I saw a German film in the fall that translated to "Fucking Fishes." That was not what it was about, but it was amusing because that was the direct translation of the German title. I went because I thought it was going to be a cartoon and was very disappointed that it was not.

I don't remember if the acting was wooden or not, it was just strange.
Date:March 30th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)

Ummm, what are those books again?

I understand you just fine, probably because I accept you instead of questioning your petty ass all the time. :P

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