INTP and Ennea 5 here!
Likes: Nerdy stuff, books, languages, writing, history, philosophy, mythology, culture and worldview, listening to music with good lyrics, daydreaming, doing nothing
Dislikes: Romance (in media and IRL), emotionally-charged “debates”, extreme emotional outbursts of any sort really, small talk, pets
Sense of humor:…[Read more]
My favorite quote is this from Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2, lines 211-16:
Not a whit. We defy augury. There’s a
special providence in the fall of a sparrow.
If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to
come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it
will come—the readiness is all. Since no
man of aught…[Read more]
That is precisely why I loved Hamlet’s speech. It also reminded me of the lyrics/message of one of my favorite bands. I love the way his speech is used in Brave New World, which I had actually read before Hamlet.
Hi there! I’m Bethany, and I am also a mythology and language fan, though I’m really only familiar with Greek/Roman mythology (since they’re pretty much the same thing). I’m actually rereading the Aeneid right now. Have you read any of the classic epic poems?
I think biology is okay. I preferred chemistry, though I’ve had to…[Read more]
I think I loved Hamlet for the same reasons. It is excellently written–I need to memorize Hamlet’s “to be” speech sometime. I certainly don’t understand the whole thing, but I love that I’ll be able to reread it throughout my life and get something new out of it each time.
I do think Hamlet is a good character. Some people seem…[Read more]
I just finished Hamlet! It’s my favorite Shakespeare play so far. The others ones I’ve read are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar. I liked both of them. I’ll be reading Macbeth and The Tempest soon.
I haven’t seen any adaptations of the plays yet, but I noticed the Lawrence Olivier Hamlet is on YouTube, so I’ll be…[Read more]
Bethany replied to the topic Exploring Lewis and Tolkien's Portrayal of the Feminine in the forum General Writing Discussions 1 year, 10 months ago
Great insights! I really enjoyed reading that.
I have no clue why that emoji got blown up to such an ungodly size.
I was referring to the “Oh Sleeper” by The Arcadian Wild. It’s funny how they both have songs with that title.
I just followed you on Spotify!
Man, it’s hard to pick favorites! I relate to “Oh, Sleeper” a lot (they actually wrote it as the Enneagram 9 song; although I’m a 5, I relate to some 9 things). “Blue Eyed Girl” is so sweet, as well as “The Ballad of Donnie Gene”, and “Hey Runner!” and “Fall: War” are really fun and catchy!
Do you use Spotify at…[Read more]
YAY FOR A FELLOW SARAH SPARKS, OH HELLOS, AND PAPER KITES FAN!!!
(If you like them, you should totally give The Arcadian Wild a listen.)
And I recently wrote a short story based on Carry You.
I tend to focus more on story playlists rather than character playlists, but here are some songs that could go with my…[Read more]
I’d love to see the fan wiki pages and all the theories and timelines as to how all my stories connect. And fanart and fan-created merch like jewelry and t-shirts and cosplaying–man that would be cool. And I think it would be awesome to do a tabletop RPG based off my storyworld.
I guess that makes me a pretty city boy XD
There are three ways to say it: “Car-mel”, “Car-ah-mel”, or “Care-ah-mel”. I say it the third way.
Why you all forgetting the second ‘a’ just like that?!
Well the public transport in America is pretty crummy (really only people in the cities use it, and it’s, as I said, pretty crummy)–plus we’re so spread out (I almost typed ‘spaced out’–either works XD) that if you want to get anywhere around here you need a car.
You live in Netherlands, correct? With all the windmills,…[Read more]
I signed up!
“Boo Radley”–that was really good! I loved the imagery! I agree with Anne on a favorite line–that whole stanza was my favorite actually.
I loved the idea of “watching the rain”. It seems to evoke an idea of patience and perseverance through a trial rather than “oh please help i don’t like this it hurts please save me…[Read more]
I’m totally inserting myself into this but
that was too hilarious. It reminds me of this map I’ve seen drawn by someone (an Australian I believe) who didn’t live in the U.S.
Hi there hello, welcome back, I think I remember talking to you? Anyways, glad you’re back, hope you’re able to get all the writing things done. I’ve just been…[Read more]
Ooh that was a good poem. It reminds me of “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”.
I think I agree with you on free verse. I’ll look into those poets. I just get frustrated with what I call “Instagram poetry”–you probably know the kind. All lowercase and it just seems like a paragraph cut up into random line breaks. And the messages…[Read more]
I will look into those poets. I want to read more poetry but it’s been hard knowing where to start. The Bible definitely has some amazing poetry! I think studying writing and poetry has made me appreciate the Bible’s literary qualities so much more. Ecclesiastes is probably my favorite–although I suppose it’s more poetic prose.
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