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05-27-2015, 04:57 PM   #17386
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Mmmm. I can't help but wonder if a "hearty portion of grilled vegetarians" would taste like soya beans or not
and traditional spicy Russians undoubtedly are Vodka flavour.

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magkelly,

Not a Hemingway fan here either. Plus I think the two worst books I ever had to read in high school were "Lord of the Flies: and "The Catcher in the Rye". I still cringe over them 50 years later.
Yeah, real downer books, both of them. Read them for Lit II. I don't hate them but I wouldn't read them again. One book I will never, ever read again is Wuthering Heights. I like some Bronte books. I truly love Jane Eye, for instance, but I just cannot stand Wuthering Heights and in particular Heathcliff. Even for a Gothic anti-hero he's sickening and abusive. I read the book for Lit II and watched one movie version of the story only because Jonathan Firth was in it playing Linton Heathcliff and though I blush to admit it I absolutely will watch total crap so long as he's in it for more than 5 minutes. In this case not more than once though. One viewing of that sick tale was by far too many for me...
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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
. I'm aware that Poe's prose is considered too fancy and too verbose these days but that was the style of the time.

I think in the 19th Century there were plenty of authors who were wordy with a lot of vocab and complicated paragraph construction, but didn't make Poe's mistakes - Thomas Hardy, Henry James (try 'Turn of the Screw' if you like ghost stories) and Joseph Conrad come to mind.


But Poe's visions left a big impression on this youngster (he took the 'woe is me' of the Romantics and ramped it up with the supernatural) so he'll always get a hall pass from me!

And it's been argued he invented modern detective fiction ("Murders in the Rue Morgue").

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Did you know there are a number of hidden object games out there loosely based on Poe's stories and usually with his detective? I've done most of them and enjoyed them very much. I don't know if you are into casual computer games but if you are you might want to check them out. They're rather fun. They've done Murders In The Rue Morgue, The Black Cat, The Gold Bug, Fall of The House of Usher,The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Premature Burial, Masque of the Red Death and a couple of others that are more based on Poe himself...

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This thread has taken a sudden turn into literature!
What has literature got to do with photography? (except perhaps for the Chinglish manuals that come with camera gear!)
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I've done most of them and enjoyed them very much. I don't know if you are into casual computer games but if you are you might want to check them out.
They do sound interesting, Mag!
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
This thread has taken a sudden turn into literature!
What has literature got to do with photography? (except perhaps for the Chinglish manuals that come with camera gear!)
There are connections, Rod.

For starters, the kids of today think both can be done on phones - texts and selfies.

And Ken Rockwell's blogs are fanciful fiction, right?

(Just kidding, Ken, if you log on here with a pseudonym)
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the kids of today think both can be done on phones - texts and selfies
Did I tell you about the Japanese tourists taking selfies at the Twelve Apostles?
I bet I did!
One morning, the count was - one OM-something, one Pentax (mine), 2 Canons, 12 Nikons, and thousands of iPhones, iPads, other smart-things and lots of selfie sticks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
I like some Bronte books. I truly love Jane Eye, for instance, but I just cannot stand Wuthering Heights and in particular Heathcliff.
Here's a subversion of costume dramas, Mag … language warning applies.



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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
This thread has taken a sudden turn into literature!
What has literature got to do with photography?
What has this thread got to do with photography?
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What has this thread got to do with photography?
Point taken.
Please accept my apology. (Note: I didn't say humble apology!)
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This thread has taken a sudden turn into literature!
We all like a good read now and then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
And Ken Rockwell's blogs are fanciful fiction, right?

(Just kidding, Ken, if you log on here with a pseudonym)
Ken is alright in my book. After all, it is hard to not respect a guy with a constantly growing family who supports such with a photo blog!


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