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Thursday, November 8, 2007

10:09AM - Dracula was framed.

Maybe that's going too far.  But I have created a blog devoted to completely rewriting, reinterpreting, and generally kicking the tires on Stoker's novel.  It's called "The Dracula Innocence Project," and it's at http://draculawasframed.blogspot.com


Or check out my funny book on Stoker's masterpiece and all the crazy vamp children it spawned -- Sundays with Vlad (www.vladlives.com).  It has plenty of Store lore and myth-busting, including a trip to see the Stoker notes in Philly.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Dear people,
I am not sure about the rules of the community but I beg for understanding.
If anyone happens to have the text copies of full texts of Tennessee Williams'
- Glass Menagerie
- Streetcar named Desire
- Carousel tune (verse)
- verse about wanderers and witches,
in any format, please could you send it somehow to mefuselah@mail.ru
For over here, in Moscow, it's appeared to be totally impossible to have it without a month's delay, and I need this all right now for a quotation translation in a TV episode.
Thnx in advance.

Monday, August 6, 2007

8:35PM - The Count of Montecristo online reading community

Hi everybody!

For those of you who read Italian, I just opened apuntate, a community where we read and discuss books together chapter by chapter.

The first novel running is The Count of Montecristo, Alexandre Dumas père’s most famous novel (starting today!), an engrossing story of love, betrayal and vengeance… if you’re interested, feel free to join us and spread the word! :)

Friday, January 26, 2007


Feel free to recommend some good reads, please..


I am moving on to the next book The Beautiful and the Damned and The Conditions of the Working Class in England.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

7:19PM - Oh, no!

It appears to me that no one has been posting on this site. I was at first excited at the thought of joining a community where I can discuss some of the books I am currently reading.

Well, I guess I can only hope for the better. 


Has anyone read Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H Lawrence?

I am halfway done.

Monday, November 20, 2006

9:25AM - comic

Dear Sir Francis Bacon

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

5:11AM - hi

Hi, I am Lisa.

I'm currently in a year long philosophy program and would love to engage in discourse involving the ancients. I'll be posting my reflections and looking for dialogue and interesting conversation.

Add me if you are interested in this, with me.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

4:53PM - New Fantasy Lit Community

Dear friends,

I've just created a new community, faerie_founders, for the discussion of all fantasy literature written before the advent of WWI in 1914. I would like to formally invite all fans of L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, E. Nesbit, Bram Stoker, Carlo Collodi, George MacDonald, J. M. Barrie and their ilk to join us there to post reviews, fanfiction and discussions about the classics of the fantasy genre.


P.S: If this kind of post is not allowed, I apologise. Please feel free to delete it.

Current mood: hopeful

Thursday, September 15, 2005


I am interested to hear others opinion on Beowulf. Personally I believe it is a wonderful plot; however, I am confused as to what is happening. I suppose it is the manner in which it is written (old English) that makes it difficult to follow.
What do the rest of you think about this story?

Sunday, July 3, 2005

12:24AM - Thomas Hardy

hey guys,anyone of you likes reading Thomas Hardy's poems?and any comments?

i am writing an essay on that,so if you have anything to say about it,please kindly give me a helping hand,i would be totally grateful!

Saturday, June 25, 2005


"[You for] the fragrant-blossomed Muses’ lovely gifts
[be zealous,] girls, [and the] clear melodious lyre:

[but my once tender] body old age now
[has seized;] my hair’s turned [white] instead of dark;

my heart’s grown heavy, my knees will not support me,
that once on a time were fleet for the dance as fawns.

This state I oft bemoan; but what’s to do?
Not to grow old, being human, there’s no way.

Tithonus once, the tale was, rose-armed Dawn,
love-smitten, carried off to the world’s end,

handsome and young then, yet in time grey age
o’ertook him, husband of immortal wife."

Sappho, a newly discovered poem.


Sunday, April 3, 2005


I was wondering what people thought about Tortilla Flat by Steinbeck?

Saturday, April 2, 2005

10:41AM - Sophocles...

Hello fellow members,

I am just wondering as to origins of this quote by Sophocles:
"Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot."

Does anybody know? Thank you...


Current mood: bored

Saturday, March 26, 2005


I've been dying to discuss a tree grows in brooklyn with someone. This is the best book I have ever read. I've read it like 5 times.

My favorite character in the book is Sissy, she's absolutely adorable. I love the part where she says to her 2nd husband that he's protastan and she's catholic so her church doesn't recognize it and neither does she. That part always makes me laugh.

Another great book that I just read was Jane Eyre. I loved it when Rochester got some of his eye sight back...made me tear up!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


i <3 roald dahl.

so far: the swan, james and the giant peach, the witches, and charlie and the chocolate factory.

now ive just finished the first of these:

1 The Boy Who Talked with Animals
2 The Hitch-hiker
3 The Mildenhall Treasure
4 The Swan
5 The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
6 Lucky Break
7 A Piece of Cake

must say: it and the swan are now my faves.

hehe james and the giant peach back in 3rd grade when i was blooming into the bookworm i am today. 10 yrs later i love his stuff all over again but see the deeper meaning/themes of his work.

isn't it grand?

Saturday, March 5, 2005

12:23PM - A short film: Aeschylus: Agamemnon

Apeshit! Media presents the short film:

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

Because classical literature, along with toast, juice, milk, and Cocoa Puffs, is an important part of a complete breakfast.

Comments? Click here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

2:05AM - The harm of Modern poetry

This line was too good not to quote.

. . . how do you determine the better, if not best, passage of Greek or Latin when you don't understand the language? Of course, in the case of the Latin Mass, Catholicism found a way to influence millions with a language no one spoke or understood by using other means, distractions both beautiful and bestial.
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Saturday, October 9, 2004

11:00PM - A long-overdue pimping.


apocolocyntosis is a community dedicated towards Classical Literature of every genre, era, and language. Everyone is welcome to join, from Greek/Latin students, professors, scholars, researchers, and college students, to weirdos who have a fond place in their heart for Martial's epigrams, Juvenal's satire, and Vergil's Big Fat Roman Epic otherwise known as The Aeneid.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2004

6:52PM - "Hard Times"~Charles Dickens

I am currently reading "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens....I haven't read much so far, but it is quite interesting so far....for Dickens.... I have a hard time getting into his novels, for the most part. However, I did LOVE "A Christmas Carol"....If you have read "Hard Times", what did yall think about it? I want honest opinions, just to see how others felt about this novel...

Current mood: curious

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