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The random ramblings thread

Postby Saturn » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:21 am

I appear to have accidentally deleted this thread :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

So to amend, here's a new one.

I've been re-reading various pieces on this site.

It's like time-travel or personal archaeology
:shock:

My whole life is on here for the last three years. It's strange to read the stuff I used to write

:shock:

What was your first post and what was it about?

[To find it go to your own profile and click on 'find all posts by...' then go to the first page and the last entry]

This is my first ever post:

Mon Apr 12, 2004 9:58 am :shock:

Saturn wrote:The 'fake' Medievalism of Thomas Chatterton was immensely popular and influential among the romantic poets; not only Keats but Shelley and Coleridge also. Having been unable to read his works, I am intrigued with the disproportionate effect this tragic young man's works had on some of our greatest poets. Was it merely the fact of his early death - the wonder of unfulfilled promise? (such as we perhaps today view the tragic loss of Keats so young). If anyone has read his work I would be interested to learn what it was that so endeared Keats to him. Was this fondness damging or productive? Was his interest merely an offshoot of his love for Chaucer's archaic English and Spenser's own (even by Elizabethan standards) antique phrases. What should we make of verses like Keats' experimental archaism 'Gif ye wol stonden hardie wight'?
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Postby Malia » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:50 am

Here's my first post from November 2004. I was responding to someone's question about what films about Keats existed at the time and if anyone had seen any of them. The particular film I'm referring to was an Encyclopedia Britanica production.

I believe I saw that one back when I was in college. I was curious to see if there were any movies done on his life as a friend and I put together the beginnings of a screenplay on Keats's life for our Independent Study class.

Basically, it was a short film--maybe 1/2 hr?--meant to introduce people (young students, probably High Schoolers) to Keats. They guy who played Keats was at *least* 40 years old which was a total bummer. The acting was *OK*. It was done up in kind of a psychadelic manner--very early '70's! LOL

Anyway, Masterpiece Theatre it wasn't!
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:54 am

I remember that Malia :shock:

You and I are now the longest serving active members on here.
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Postby dks » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:24 am

I bow to the veterans. I believe I will have been on here a year in March! Time flies... :shock:
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:21 am

I do feel like a veteran - like a WWI veteran.

I often wonder why people leave this site.

Some I know why it happened but others I am unsure about.

Are some people not happy with my stewardship of this forum? :?

I've always been very open to criticism and complaint.

If anyone has any complaints, recommendations or opinions they wish to air please feel free to do so in the Feedback section or privately by PM.

Where have all our IB students gone?
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Postby Malia » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:01 pm

Saturn wrote:I do feel like a veteran - like a WWI veteran.

I often wonder why people leave this site.

Some I know why it happened but others I am unsure about.

Are some people not happy with my stewardship of this forum? :?

I've always been very open to criticism and complaint.

If anyone has any complaints, recommendations or opinions they wish to air please feel free to do so in the Feedback section or privately by PM.

Where have all our IB students gone?


I think very little of it has to do with you, Saturn. (Frankly, I've learned in my life that people are generally not thinking about you as much as you think they are--and by "you" I mean that general "you" not *just* you, Saturn--oy do I make sense? :lol:, so there's no reason to be myopic about the reasons people may or may not be a part of this forum.) People have lives, and lives are often in flux--they are dynamic and often change. The IB students might have only been here to conduct work that was a part of their grade and now that classes are done, they've moved on to the next author/poet. Others might have started a new job and have no time to come to the forum. Life happens! :)
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Postby Saturn » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:37 am

Basically you're saying I need to get a life :?

"You need no ghost come from the grave to tell me that".

I was just curious - of course I realise people have lives and other more important things to do.

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Postby Malia » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:43 am

Saturn wrote:Basically you're saying I need to get a life :?


oy oy oy. . . :roll:
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Postby Saturn » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:16 am

Sorry Malia, I can't help it - its an illness.

Edit: I don't expect anyone to understand.

My mind's diseased.

Just ignore me :oops:

Next topic please...
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Postby dks » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:29 am

Saturn wrote:Just ignore me :oops:


Never.
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Postby bard of passion » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:53 am

He's ignoring me.
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Postby Saturn » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:47 pm

Not true.
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:)

Postby edwardkeenaghan » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:11 pm

Are some people not happy with my stewardship of this forum?


Saturn,if it wasnt for you steering the ship we may off ended up in god forbid ENGLAND !!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Or even worse Holland,god can you imagine all the umpa lumpas greeting us

"Spreactan ci deutch" And i would be like "ah" then i would wake captain stephen trying to get to him over the hundreds of bodies he ravished the night before :lol: :lol: and say O stephen you better come outside as still the women are dragging hold of his body and saying O stephen give me some more sugar loving and stephen would be like later i have a ship to sail :lol: :lol:

Then Captain stephen would take us away from those damn dutch onto the horizon where as the ship drifts off the moans and cries are heard ,as the ship moves back and forth side to side,Oooooooooooooo stephennnnnnnnnnn

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;)

Postby edwardkeenaghan » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:16 pm

That was a ramble for ya :wink:

Stephen have you ever heard of this song

"Im a rambler,im a gambler
Im a long way from home
and if you dont like me then leave me alone
Ill eat when im hungry ill drink when i dry
And if moonshine dont kill me i will live til i die"

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Moonshine,o moonshine o how i love thee ,you killed my poor father and now youve killed me.

Ive known that song off by heart since i was maybe 4,my da sings its,i live the O moonshine bit. :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:38 pm

That was a pretty good ramble Ed :shock:

Who's the song by?
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