Sunday, January 15, 2006

Am having a ridiculously busy weekend/Sunday, obsessing over fragment 49 (dear, graceless Atthis) and Marlowe. I spent four hours this afternoon trying not to obsess over Marlowe.

The stupid sleeping pattern continues, I have been sleep walking during my grammar conversations with old EM apparently. And talking to myself. And singing the word "Milton" repeatedly, to Half Man, Half Biscuit tunes. (Bad idea.) I still reckon I am a few days off doing a Blake and seeing him.

So the moral is "Do not direct plays, chaps". Or write essays to Jeff Buckley records. With Hallelujah on repeat. It is not good for you.

Concerning icons (I reach the point at last) we are having Sappho. and H.O.M. because we have the fictional version of him, so 'tis inevitable.

I would put an argument in for the protagonist of Heinrich Boll's "The Clown" actually. Very pseudo bohemian loserish, though I do not advocate consuming that much cognac. Or being a clown.

(Nor do we advocate being battered to death by one's lover, who later commits suicide).

8 Comments:

Blogger Juliet Evans said...

Do you perhaps mean HAM? BEcause I'm not sure that I know who HOM is.

'Doing a Blake', eh? Sounds ominous. Actually yo uwere getting a bit Balkish towards the end of Faustus, if I recall correctly.

Was not actually intending to become a clown, although cognac is always a good thing. (Although not as stylish as certain other alcoholic drinks, admittedly).

9:07 AM  
Blogger pseudo bohemian loser said...

H.O.M. to whom Room With A View is dedicated, on whom Clive was based...

9:44 AM  
Blogger Juliet Evans said...

Oh, right, that HOM. I was thinking of someone else... well, no objections there.

12:44 PM  
Blogger pseudo bohemian loser said...

Cognac is nice as well. 'tis the acloholism to which I object. Of whom were you thinking?

1:40 PM  
Blogger zazzi said...

The moral is 'Do not direct plays.' Well, THANK YOU very much for that helpful tip, now that I've signed up for it!
*hmph*
Oh, and alcoholism? Excellent idea! When do we get started?
PBL, i would really advocate not telling me my arguments are daft in future if you wish to ensure my continuing life - I was contemplating strangling myself with my shoelaces after the debate, as JE will testify. I'm dangerously suicidal as it is, don't make it worse!
:)

1:24 PM  
Blogger pseudo bohemian loser said...

Your side had stupid arguments.
Remember I am highly biased, dear boy. I do not do objectivity whatsoever. And you won. Ergo: cur suicide?

2:50 PM  
Blogger zazzi said...

I won, PBL, because I brought more friends than the other side did.
And please outline, possibly in essay format, why our side had stupid arguments.
Though possibly less on the putting-down, or JE will be getting another one of those frankly alarming emails in her inbox at seven in the morning.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Juliet Evans said...

Oh, god, not more alarming emails, please.

9:19 AM  

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