Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Long Term Challenge

Okay, so my 30 thingie challenge is slow going.  I blame you, dear readers.  Think of it as a non-violent vicious circle.  If you comment I will post more.  The more I post the more you'll want to comment.  Please?

A friend told me he sees a blog as a one-way thing.  Where I put up my thoughts and you read them.  But I don't want to preach!  I want to be involved in discussion!  Make comments on my posts and I will reply, lets talk about things.  All sorts of things.  "Oh this reminds me of [link]"  "It was more like [this] when that happened to me."

Otherwise it's just an exercise in self-promotion.  Blah blah blah.


I have another goal, and this is more than the 30-day challenge which is for kicks.  This is for my growth as a photographer.  It's going to take a LONG time, and I will keep coming back to this post to update links to the photos.

Here it is:

100 Theme Challenge list:

1. Introduction:
2. Love ...  here
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven 
8. Innocence
9. Wolves: 
10. Daylight
11. Memory
12. Elements
13. Protection
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold my paw/hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned...  here
39. Dreams
40. Drive
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Breathe Again
48. Childhood
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Insanity
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude...  here
100. Relaxation... here


Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

21A ~ Favourite Shakespeare Quote

FOOL: ...We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no labouring i' the winter.  All that follow their noses are led by their eyes but blind men; and there's not a nose among twenty but can smell him that's stinking.  Let go thy hold when a great wheel runs down a hill, lest it break thy neck with following it; but the great one that goes up the hill, let him drew thee after.  When a wise man gives thee better council, give me mine again; I would have none but knaves follow it, since a fool gives it.
    That sir which serves and seeks for gain,
        And follows but for form,
    Will pack when it begins to rain,
        And leave thee in the storm.
    But I will tarry; the Fool will stay,
        And let the wise man fly:
    The knave turns fool that runs away;
        The fool no knave, perdy.
KENT:  Where learned you this, fool?
FOOL:  Not i' the stocks, fool.
                                                  King Lear Act II. sc. iv.

I had to provide the full segment of conversation between Kent and the Fool because the quote is useless on its own.  Kent was put in the stocks because he lost his temper around Oswald.  He called Oswald:

" A knave; a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, superserviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch..." (Act II. sc ii.)

After Kent started wailing on Oswald he was put in the stocks for his behaviour and this was where King Lear found him upon arrival at the castle.  There was some discussion about his position (on his arse with his legs in the stocks) and the Fool lectured Kent on not losing his temper when no others can see the fault, but instead following the ways of wise men.  That's the first part the Fool says at the top.  My favourite quote is the Fool's answer to Kent's scathing question of "where did you learn this, fool?"
What a brilliant come-back.  "Not i' the stocks, fool."