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elseinternets, hawkwing_lb said: ...my kick in books is ones whose main characters recognise the ultimate futility of the universe and decide to fight it anyway.


I find it very satisfying.

And if I ever make it out of these pajamas, I'm taking the dogge for a run.


Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Yes indeed.
*g* I was wondering if anybody had caught the provenance of the title of s03x01. *g*

(My favorite poets are Dylan Thomas and Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a side of Dorothy Parker. Yes.)
Though not a poet, I have always tended toward Thoreau myself. I'm just sayin' ...
Millay indeed. Also, why I very very seldom write poetry - she's said the things I want to say. *wry*

(Also Parker. Yeah. "...And I am Marie of Rumania.")
Sorry, totally missed it. I haven't been exposed to much of Mr Thomas' work, or, indeed, most any poet. I don't have a favourite poet so much as a couplefewseveral poems I really like/find too apt to ignore.

Tommy, Jabberwocky, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Charge of the Light Brigade, The Lady of Shalott.

The truth hurts. But so do some lies.

Faith in their hands shall crack in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through,
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.
You're doing a fine job of convincing me of the man's talents, that's for sure.
Also c heck out "Fern Hill" and "The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower."
Men die, cattle die, even the gods themselves must one day die.

Covalent bonds too.

but fair fame will fade never, I ween, for him who wins it.

It's why I find the Norse mythology so satisfying, yeah.

Or possibly my Swedish, Irish, and Ukrainian cultural heritage is what leads me to find defiant fatalism so damned satisfying.

Edited at 2009-06-10 02:24 pm (UTC)
I'm still in my pyjamas (sleep shirt, anyway), but my big dogge & I had a great walk this morning. We'll be doing more of that for at least the near future, since I got my walking papers from the day job yesterday.

Eris has some lessons for me, it seems.
Ommmm.... ShIT!

When I got laid off in 2001, I, um. Wound up writing five novels. :-P

I hope it works out equally well for you.
I'm working on it. In the meantime, I'm looking at cutting costs, but I don't want to give up WorldCon this year. Know anybody who'd like to share a room in the Delta Hotel's equivalent of the Governor's Club? Way too expensive, but split between two, I can justify it to myself.

Of course, that somebody would have to be able to sleep through my snoring, which, from the descriptions that I've heard, might contribute to grizzlies invading one's dreams.
Do you have a post up? I can signal boost if you'd like.
Thanks much for the offer, but I'm posting selectively for now. This seemed like a good place to start. ::grin::
Does that offer of a signal boost still stand? I've decided that I really, truly need a roommate for WorldCon.
Would you accept a male? Because I know somebody who also may.
Could do, as long as he meets the other requirements. :)
Can you send me an email with your requirements so I can forward it? That entry, she be protected and stuff.
There was a cartoon I saw years ago--might have been in Omni (oh, I miss those Omni cartoons) where a little line drawn balding guy in a sloppy suit is standing in front of a blank white wall, and on the wall hangs a sign that says "Justify Your Existence."

If nothing we do matters then all that matters is what we do.

Best line in Angel.
Well said, Mr Whedon and co.
Entropy is also a measure of a system exploring all possible states open to it. As much as everyone else curses entropy and wishes it didn't exist, they fail to realize that without entropy, our universe would have been stuck being just a warm gas of sub-atomic particles shortly after the Big Bang. No galaxies, no stars, no planets, and no us, to sit here and talk about all of this.
How appropriate that something without which we wouldn't exist will ultimately destroy us. (For big universal values of "we".)
"Welcome to Life. No-one gets out of here alive."