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While in Rome I caught up with one of my friends, and she is currently writing about the Franciscan Monks. She kept insisting that the Franciscans had wholeheartedly adopted popular culture, and since I at first didn't quite believe her she presented proof:



This is the record cover made by by the Community of St. Saviour's Monastery in Jerusalem. (from here)

Right this way for the Franciscan version of So you think you can dance )
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While in Rome I caught up with one of my friends, and she is currently writing about the Franciscan Monks. She kept insisting that the Franciscans had wholeheartedly adopted popular culture, and since I at first didn't quite believe her she presented proof:



This is the record cover made by by the Community of St. Saviour's Monastery in Jerusalem. (from here)

Right this way for the Franciscan version of So you think you can dance )
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
Did any of you play with Playmobil when you were kids? Well I did, and I loved it – but none of my playmobiles were ever Roman.



Centurion


More play!Romans under cut )
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
Did any of you play with Playmobil when you were kids? Well I did, and I loved it – but none of my playmobiles were ever Roman.



Centurion


More play!Romans under cut )
baleanoptera: (Deadwood Bloody Seth)
Five reasons I love the things I do:

Being a full and honest account wherein our heroine (?) lists the things she loves about the things she loves. + also a list which is possibly connected to her trying to finish a paper and being very clearly stuck + resulting in lists whose numbers should not be read as priorities, but mere ordering of facts :

Star Wars )

Rome )

Deadwood )

Babylon 5 )

Coming up will be "The Wire", "ASOIAF", "Tolkien" and other things that at the moment escape my articulation.
baleanoptera: (Deadwood Bloody Seth)
Five reasons I love the things I do:

Being a full and honest account wherein our heroine (?) lists the things she loves about the things she loves. + also a list which is possibly connected to her trying to finish a paper and being very clearly stuck + resulting in lists whose numbers should not be read as priorities, but mere ordering of facts :

Star Wars )

Rome )

Deadwood )

Babylon 5 )

Coming up will be "The Wire", "ASOIAF", "Tolkien" and other things that at the moment escape my articulation.
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
To lay all the cards on the table – I’m not sure what I think of this episode. I loved the Pullo, Vorenus and Mark Antony parts – but the Octavian plot…um, well it bored me.

But to take the love part first (and that is the biggest part I swear!):

Quick thoughts on Rome  )

But all in all: YAY ROME! And I cannot believe that the next episode is the last. I've seen the preview and it fills me with dread. And what will I watch after Rome!? Well, possibly Friday Night Lights - but wha! I will miss my beloved sword and sandal epic.

ETA: Also any thoughts on the episode title? Who does it refer to? What does it mean? I guess it has something to do with desire and/or revenge? I obsess about titles, I know...
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
To lay all the cards on the table – I’m not sure what I think of this episode. I loved the Pullo, Vorenus and Mark Antony parts – but the Octavian plot…um, well it bored me.

But to take the love part first (and that is the biggest part I swear!):

Quick thoughts on Rome  )

But all in all: YAY ROME! And I cannot believe that the next episode is the last. I've seen the preview and it fills me with dread. And what will I watch after Rome!? Well, possibly Friday Night Lights - but wha! I will miss my beloved sword and sandal epic.

ETA: Also any thoughts on the episode title? Who does it refer to? What does it mean? I guess it has something to do with desire and/or revenge? I obsess about titles, I know...
baleanoptera: (Rome Pullo hands)
The short version: I loved it. I cried. I went "OMG! Ewww!" at certain times.

The long version: here )
baleanoptera: (Rome Pullo hands)
The short version: I loved it. I cried. I went "OMG! Ewww!" at certain times.

The long version: here )

Ithaca

Feb. 15th, 2007 07:48 pm
baleanoptera: (Rome Agrippa 1)
In honour of [livejournal.com profile] alexandral:

Ithaca

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1911)

Pantheon )

Ithaca

Feb. 15th, 2007 07:48 pm
baleanoptera: (Rome Agrippa 1)
In honour of [livejournal.com profile] alexandral:

Ithaca

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1911)

Pantheon )
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
So Rome - it keeps breaking my heart, and I keep loving that it does so. Ours is a special relationship. ;D


But a question people – What was the meaning behind the episode title? I don’t understand it – but that might be because I’m a little dense.

I know it’s also the title of an Aesops fable, and I can see how )
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
So Rome - it keeps breaking my heart, and I keep loving that it does so. Ours is a special relationship. ;D


But a question people – What was the meaning behind the episode title? I don’t understand it – but that might be because I’m a little dense.

I know it’s also the title of an Aesops fable, and I can see how )
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
The currently best thing about working at a museum that is always closed on Mondays, is that I can watch and re-watch Rome as much as I like. Hee.

cut for scattered thoughts that are in no way Phillipic )
baleanoptera: (Rome XIII)
The currently best thing about working at a museum that is always closed on Mondays, is that I can watch and re-watch Rome as much as I like. Hee.

cut for scattered thoughts that are in no way Phillipic )
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Thoughts on Son of Hades



Spoilers )
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Thoughts on Son of Hades



Spoilers )

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