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Postby Saturn » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:07 pm

Each to their own obsessions.... :wink:
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Postby Malia » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:28 pm

Love the new Icon, Saturn! :)
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Postby Saturn » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:45 pm

Yes I've been looking for a decent picture of Saturn for ages - all I can find are pictures of the planet.

Then I remebered that the Greek equivalent of Saturn is Cronos/Kronos and I found this mosaic which shows Saturn/Kronos in his aspect of God of time - the circle you see there represents time.

It was either that or Goya's rather horrific painting of Saturn devouring his children:

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Saturn is more usually seen as a wizened, bearded old man with a scythe [probably where the image of the 'grim reaper' originated].

Interesting because he was originally the Roman god of agriculture and in some myths an ancient king of Italy, or Ausonia as it was then known. The age of Saturn was one of abundance, peace and prosperity - A golden age.

Saturn also gave us the name of the Sabbath - Saturday - the only week day to retain it's Roman name.

Lesson over children - I will be expecting your essays tomorrow... :wink:
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Postby Malia » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:37 am

Saturn wrote:Yes I've been looking for a decent picture of Saturn for ages - all I can find are pictures of the planet.


:lol: !!!

Then I remebered that the Greek equivalent of Saturn is Cronos/Kronos and I found this mosaic which shows Saturn/Kronos in his aspect of God of time - the circle you see there represents time.

It was either that or Goya's rather horrific painting of Saturn devouring his children


:shock: YIKES!

Saturn is more usually seen as a wizened, bearded old man with a scythe [probably where the image of the 'grim reaper' originated].

Interesting because he was originally the Roman god of agriculture and in some myths an ancient king of Italy, or Ausonia as it was then known. The age of Saturn was one of abundance, peace and prosperity - A golden age.

Saturn also gave us the name of the Sabbath - Saturday - the only week day to retain it's Roman name.

Lesson over children - I will be expecting your essays tomorrow... :wink:


Cool Saturn trivia :) But, daarrn, do we reallly have to write an essay? Can't I just say my dog ate it? ;) :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:38 am

Okay I'll let you off this time :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:55 am

Riddle me this: how is it possible that your userpic is bigger than 100x100 pixels, Saturn, when that is theoretically the max size? Do I smell admin corruption? :P

As for me, I still haven't been able to successfully upload one for myself. :roll:
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Postby Malia » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:01 am

Credo Buffa wrote:
As for me, I still haven't been able to successfully upload one for myself. :roll:


Me neither! I can't seem to make my pics small enough :roll:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:05 am

Malia wrote:Me neither! I can't seem to make my pics small enough :roll:

I've managed to get mine small enough (seriously, I have no idea how it's even possible to make an image as big as 100x100 and still be only 6kb), but it still doesn't work!

But anyway, not going to complain about it here anymore. There is a thread for that. :P
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Postby dks » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:44 am

Yes, great new pic, Saturn. I want one! I want one! Me too! Me too!

:P :P

I couldn't get my pics small enough, either, ladies...I'm techno-dumb. :roll: :oops: :lol:
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Postby dks » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:46 am

Dear God--that gigantic pic of Kronos devouring someone alive reminds me of a person I know...hmmm, but who?

Ahhh, yes! :idea: My ex-husband...

and there you are.

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Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:55 am

Credo Buffa wrote:Riddle me this: how is it possible that your userpic is bigger than 100x100 pixels, Saturn, when that is theoretically the max size? Do I smell admin corruption? :P

As for me, I still haven't been able to successfully upload one for myself. :roll:


There is no foul-play involved honestly Credo!!!

In fact since I'm teh admin I can change the avatra size to whatever I wish but all I have ever done is increase it from 80 X 80 to 100 X 100.

The way around the restricted picture size is to find an image you want, copy the location link i.e. the address of the image then go to your user profile page and paste the address in the link to an offsite avatar column.

That or you can e-mail the image you wish to use and I can sort you out.

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Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:15 am

A bit of good old Shakey for you all:

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold;
That is the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.”

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ V, i, 4-17.
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Postby Malia » Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:22 pm

Saturn wrote:A bit of good old Shakey for you all:

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold;
That is the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.”

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ V, i, 4-17.



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Postby Saturn » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:18 pm

I think Keats quotes from this passage somewhere...
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Postby dks » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:10 pm

Alright. I can no longer be on this forum. I am snubbed. I am different, I am out of the club...*sniffle* I've no avatar!! :cry: :cry:

:lol:

I'll try to download one...see if my one semester of computer science was worth the damn money. :wink:
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