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01 April 2008 @ 11:25 am
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So, um...am I allowed to just skip all this Helen crap and go straight to Achilles in drag? Actually, I wouldn't do that--I love Castor and Pollux. I'm not entirely sure why. It's funny, though, how things like Harry Potter and Ouran Host Club can give you preconceived notions about twins. Yes, even I have them. I can't even skip the journey, it's somewhat important *sigh*. I will admit it now, I've got a block >.< And, y'know, it's only for this one part!! And I know, I keep promising that I'll get it up, and I'll keep trying. I'm still procrastinating on both my philosophy and history papers. So what does that mean I've been doing these past days? Absolutely nothing. It might not be too healthy....

And I'm not allowed to start any large projects yet, or else I'll never finish what I've started. I've only got three weeks left of school now, before finals. I'm actually not as worried as I should be, not even about registering for classes. Although I need to find Greek at another school. Here, it's like the Olympics--they only offer Greek 1 every four semesters.

I know I've said this before, but we need to get Greek_love to be an active community again. Maybe we can go hijack some Alexander fans...

And I frickin' hate these people I love. The Charioteer was another one of those I saw was liked, and just brushed off. And now I found it's Mary Renault. But I've got Lieutenant Kije on the way, and The King Must Die half-finished.

I know people avoid reading classical poetry, and I don't blame them. Homer is frickin' hard to read! However, I'm telling you, go read Ovid's Amores. Or any of his stuff. He's not an Athenian--in fact, he was the son of a farmer, so he's no expert at rhetoric. And he got exiled from Rome for being inappropriate, which if you think about it, is just sad. And he's hilarious. For those of you who understand about nationality personalities, he doesn't sound very French, all soppy and stuff. Instead, more German--very straightforward, while still keeping his sense of humour. No really, I could read his stuff all day.

And yes, more recs. You see so many adult!Alexander stories. And I can understand. Smut can be very fun, and like with Harry Potter it can come in droves. This girl has to sweetest kid!stories, though:

Moon71

Oh, and someone told me the other day I was the most happy person they've ever seen. It seems a little strange to me. I thought about it, cause I complain a lot, to a lot of people. It occurred to me that, despite this fact, I've got a generally good outlook on life. Or maybe it's just the romantic in me (cause I noticed you can tell from my writing, I am still pretty romantic...)

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See you later, instigator: Bad Education2oudeteron on April 1st, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Aw, I hope the block goes away. I get it whenever I'm supposed to work on many things and don't feel like doing any of them just then (or maybe that's what makes me not feel like getting all the stuff out of the way?). And yeah, I simultaneously hate it since it's so frustrating to be doing nothing at all.
The Helen crap is kind of annoying, that's true. So just think of Castor and Pollux. There, you can do it. XD

Poor greek_love...this teaches me how little a maintainer can do when there just isn't enough activity around. All the same, I don't dare go promoting it over at the Alexander comms, it's probably not related enough for that. (Well, it is to me! But still.)

You could have asked me about The Charioteer. I didn't want to overload you with too much Renault at once! ^_^;

Ovid is cool. He's one of the authors I'd recommend to people who usually just brush off classical stuff. (And then I go and pass my crazy notion that "Plato is fun!" on to them. XD)

Yay, more recs.
MissTeacakesmissteacakes on April 2nd, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Alexander/Hephaestion and Patroclu/Achilles goes hand in hand for me. I'm thinking about tricking some people into moving between fandoms. Cause I'm just that crazy.

I went into the renault lj comm, and saw the title, and just happened to recognize it. I started reading Ovid to my mom, and she liked it. But I have to complain about Plato, so I can't say "Plato's fun!" yet.

Yeah, I keep dumping recs...
See you later, instigator: Y Tu Mamá También (by hyelle_narmo)oudeteron on April 2nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's the same for me. They're such distinct couples, and so similar to one another...it's gone so far that once I had an exam on ancient Greece I got a bit carried away and was ready to jump from the Trojan war straight to Alexander. Anyway, that would be great if you managed to convert some people, since it seems I've already converted everyone I could. xD

I can only recommend this book (and it has some historical references, too - I mean, more historical than WWII). Hehe, I stole borrowed Ovid from my mom some time ago. As for Plato, I don't know, I just find him way more interesting than Aristotle, for instance. And it helps he tends to have such nice plots to go with the dialogues.

Well, one can never have enough recs. ^_^