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First, the answers to my 15 questions meme are up. I will now head around to look at yours, if you posted any; if I missed yours, please IM me and let me know.

Last night's DVD: Troy
Short review: Quasi-historical, preserves the "period" aspect of the mythos and the spirituality and religion while dispelling certain mythological aspects. The plot twiddles were not as annoying as I thought they would be. The special effects were fantastic, the production value was great, the acting was decent, and the music and sound were just... OMGWTFPOLARBEAR wow.

OK, just one gripe: I did not mind Hector killing Menelaus. I didn't even mind Briseis killing Agamemnon ("gee, Elektra is already used, so that's out as a sequel..." ;-)). The way Paris killed Achilles seemed quaintly poignant rather than jarring, preserving as it did the legend of Thetis and his heel. Finally, even the "Carrie remake" effect (Paris and Helen apparently survive to make their way in the wide world and fade into obscurity) seemed all right to me

One thing bothered me. Can you guess what?
PARIS: What's your name?
BOY: Aeneas.


What's your name? Dude... I realize there were a lot of heroes of the Trojan War and that Aeneas was young then (though IIRC he was already married with a child), but I don't forget my student's names that easily...
Reducing Aeneas to a random foot soldier while Parigolas and Odyssimir have such choice roles seems just a little crass, is all I'm saying. What do you all think?

Edit, 13:30 CST Sun 16 Jan 2005 - I had originally misremembered Aeneas as one of Priam's fifty sons. Perhaps Paris could be excused for not knowing the name of one of the commanders, but he wouldn't be handing over the Sword of Troy then, would he? :-P


I started to crash around 05:40... and slept until 15:00!
Frightening, frightening.

Welcome to my friends list:

Please to post and introduce yourselves, please.

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Banazir

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webbapettigrew
Jan. 16th, 2005 11:15 am (UTC)
Hi!

I'm webbapettigrew, and I'm a thirty-something from northern Maine. I am trying to get my first novel published, and many of my entries are devoted to my successes and (multiple) failures. I am also a big fan of Harry Potter (especially Peter Pettigrew) and so there will also be posts about that.

I have two beautiful boys, one of which has autism, so I'm quite an advocate of the rights of autistic people.

Nice to be on the f'list!
banazir
Jan. 16th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC)
Nice to meet you!
I'm glad I had the chance to add you, thanks to that "new friends" meme.

I found a couple of interesting geek communities through your friends, too, but didn't have time to post much.

Welcome!

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Banazir
masteralida
Jan. 16th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice to meet you!
You know, Bana dear, that icon puts you further into geekdom than anything else I can think of ;-)

I'll be hiding in my corner....
banazir
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
You'd BETTER hide, Null Unit!
END OF LINE

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Banazir the Tronkie Hobbit
kauricat
Jan. 16th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm Kauricat! I'm 30 and live in Manhappiness with my husband and cat. I post about both of them fairly often, along with work (I love what I do) and a fair amount of memage (those pics and lengthy memes are always behind a cut, though!).

I'm a gamer (D&D 3.5), used to be fairly musical (was in K-State Marching Band), and I hang out online waaaay too much. Needless to say, the LJ outage had me biting nails and pulling hair.

Pleased to be here among such august company!
banazir
Jan. 16th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
Manhappiness!
I've actually never heard the Little Apple called by that name before!

Nice to meet you. We should have a k_state LJ meetup sometime. If you look at my Students filter, some half of the LJ users I know of in Manhattan are part of with my department; most are even affiliates or alumni of my group.
kauricat
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
Re: Manhappiness!
A meetup of Manhattanites could be fun. Is k_state only for those who actually attend or graduated KSU, or is it more general? I was only there for two years. Hubby is a graduate, though.
inaniac
Jan. 16th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
G'day. alasenr here. Just finished my PhD in online learning environments. Noticed you had friended me, so I had a brief read of your journal. This entry from your memories convinced me (I've also added it to mine so I can go back to it when the current term is over).

I also noticed you had a julian may community (I've just gotten around to joining that).

I teach what is called the 'softer side' of IS. My main research interest is how people use technology on an individual level, the whole process of learning to be comfortable (or not) with computers, particularly online interaction (and yes, I'm a bit of a geek although a vicarious interactor and I hate the word lurker, brings to mind trench coats and dark alleys). That sentence nearly got out of my control, so I'll stop.

Hi *waves*
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graphxgrrl
Jan. 17th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
Hello. I noticed I'm not on the list--but I did see you appear on my friends list today. I've added you back, always good to meet new people.

I'm not sure how to introduce myself, it seems you found me through angharad? Anything you'd like to know about me? :)
prolog
Jan. 17th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
OMGWTFPOLARBEAR

I could've sworn it was "OMGWTFBBQ", but maybe that's regional differences.

Then again, if it were regional differences, I should really be using what you typed...
kaladhwen
Jan. 17th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
LOL, the polar bear thing is a reference to the tv show Lost.

I'd actually never seen 'bbq' tacked on the end til recently but that's just me.....
banazir
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
OMGWTFPOLARBEARBBQ?
I haven't seen that at all... but hey, it could happen tomorrow!

W00t!

--
Banazir
(# you are everybody #)
kaladhwen
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Re: OMGWTFPOLARBEARBBQ?
LOL no I didn't mean polar bear *and* bbq, just the bbq part.

But yeah...there's their endless supply of meat on the island, just start hunting polar bears!
banazir
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
It's all one equivalence class
Psst -- I hear the Inuktitut word for "polar bear" is derived from that for "BBQ"... ;-)

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Banazir
(them's good eatin'! I'm just sayin')
miyeko
Jan. 17th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
banazir, just so you know, I hate, hate, hate doing intros.... (^_^)

My name is Miyeko, and I'm a chocoholic...er, sorry, wrong journal. (^_^;) My name is Miyeko, and I'm a 32-year-old, half-Japanese/half-white woman, from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. I have a BA in English but don't write much anymore. Still, I'm glad I took courses like "Physical Systems of the Environment" where I learned how to drop oranges into a stream and measure how fast they travel. One never knows when she will be called to drop citrus fruits into bodies of water, but now I'm prepared!

Speaking of fruits, I met banazir at a seedy website in a run-down part of the 'net. He was looking for a good time, and I was looking for a kinky college professor.... What? No, really! Okay, fine...don't believe me. :P

LOL.(^_^)
banazir
Jan. 17th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
banazir, just so you know, I hate, hate, hate doing intros.... (^_^)
Wlokaaay... but it'll be over quickly, and you can have CHOKLIT, and nice cream!

My name is Miyeko, and I'm a chocoholic...er, sorry, wrong journal. (^_^;)
Hi, Miyeko!
*gives yew CHOKLIT*

My name is Miyeko, and I'm a 32-year-old, half-Japanese/half-white woman, from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Yaaay, another demiasian like jadziadax and consilience! Welcome welcome!

I have a BA in English but don't write much anymore. Still, I'm glad I took courses like "Physical Systems of the Environment" where I learned how to drop oranges into a stream and measure how fast they travel. One never knows when she will be called to drop citrus fruits into bodies of water, but now I'm prepared!
6000 orange pieces!

Speaking of fruits, I met banazir at a seedy website in a run-down part of the 'net. He was looking for a good time, and I was looking for a kinky college professor.... What? No, really! Okay, fine...don't believe me. :P
LOL.(^_^)

The seediest! And kinkiest!
Only... look around you... where do you think I picked up most of these TEUNCs? ;-)

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Banazir
jacklemmon
Jan. 18th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
*waves* :)

Hilo! I'm Bonster, a 23 year old gal who digs new things pretty much every week, or cycles in the previous loves as well heh.
I went to Smith College for a couple of years before my dad got sick and I came home. Since then, I've led the ideal life of a slacker, with all that that entails (no real responsibility, but am also a bit on the stagnating side).
I used to make a lot of icons, but I've turned toward making fanlistings, and so doing layouts takes up more of my time heh.

And woot for ye using my mood theme! That's the one I'm using right now as well, hehe.
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