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nanowrimo 2010


Diary of a Blind Madman

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300 and an itenerary
nanowrimo 2010
Today's Lyric:
You will never see the sun again
There is no hope for you
Pay the price for that what you have done
Now your nightmare's coming true

This is your eternal pain
This is your punishment
Revenge of the gods
Pain without end

Chained to a rock until the end of time
'Til the beginning of the end
Loki's Punishment

Recently Played Songs:

         My dogs are driving me crazy today. They bark at every little thing. I don't know what has them on edge. I hope it is nothing serious, but as nearly as I can tell, it is just passing cars.

         The whole cell phone thing is working out reasonably well. I still haven't figured out what message I have that I can't find (I keep getting reminders) but eventually I'll sort it out. I think it must be a text message but don't know if my phone is even text capable. I don't want it to be. Text messages are unusable by me even with a magnifier.

         I'm making plans today. I've got to go out for a bit tomorrow or the next day and am trying to decide what must be done and what can be foregone.

  1. Shop at Dollar General
  2. Visit Dillards to price t-shirts
  3. Visit Dr. Mortise's Office with RX paperwork
  4. Visit Dr. Biller's Office about C-pap
  5. Visit Medicaid Office to set up appointment or do paperwork
  6. Meet Randy for lunch at Dun Bros. Coffee?
  7. Meet at theatre for 300?

         Meeting for coffee has been confirmed. Lunch is up in the air. The visits to the docs are confirmed. I think I'll likely be too tired to do Dillards or 300. I must stop at dollar general or stop feeding my addiction to diet pepsi.

         Just experience a bit of an argument about 300. Someone online was all pissed off about the movie's historical inaccuracy. I completely understand that, but — c'mon, its a movie! I know that the Spartans wore leather breast plates and what looks like a kilt, not spandex-looking thongs, but again, its a movie and makes no claims to historical accuracy. I guess the thing that bugs me is that the pseudo-scholar who ticked me off earlier takes exception to the fact that Leonidas, as a King of Sparta was exempted from the agoge and wouldn't have killed a wolf anyway but a slave. Well yes, but who cares? Nobody knows much about Sparta in any historical sense. At most, some people will have heard of the battle of Thermopylae.

         Eventually, I caught on that my chain was being jerked by a very great jerk indeed. I, myself, get annoyed at historical inaccuracies (Xena used to drive me bats by making vague references to the mythology they were rewriting) but it doesn't really impair my ability to enjoy if the production is otherwise acceptable. I actually watched Xena and Hercules quite a bit.

         How do people like this find me?

         I updated louderpoetry and louderprose today.

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[....about Xena and Hercules...] that is...lol they rewrote some greek [and other] mythology however they were fun to watch.

Some things need to be put into context, and the fellow you speak up wasn't seeing "300" in the right context, imho. That movie, from what I understand, was based on a graphic novel which means it's going to be more artistic than historical in nature. And it did a good job on that, btw.

I'm a Xenite here, and Xena and hercules are 2 very good examples of when things need ot be taken in their own context. Neither show was historical. Many Xenites refer to the Xena mythos as its own thing that just happens to be based in Greek mythology. That's a fair statement. My brother would get bent out of shape about the disobediance of the laws of physics. This wasn't a setting that called for that much (or much) realism.

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