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Monday, May 19

  1. msg My presentation for today message posted My presentation for today I can't be in class today, so I'm uploading a copy of my presentation to the website. For my paper,…
    My presentation for today
    I can't be in class today, so I'm uploading a copy of my presentation to the website. For my paper, I'm focusing on two medieval versions of the Orpheus story. I am particularly interested in Orpheus's ability to control animals through music, and in how Orpheus's musical ability and descent into the underworld confirms or challenges Thacker's ideas about horror.
    If you have any ideas about the topic or suggestions for articles to look at, I would love to hear them!
    6:56 am

Sunday, May 18

  1. msg Wild Horses message posted Wild Horses No,adult. Here: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Elemental-Masters-Fairy-Tales/dp/067187750X
    5:15 pm
  2. msg Wild Horses message posted Wild Horses I think they do something with the birds or something. But it seems more networked than just using …
    Wild Horses
    I think they do something with the birds or something. But it seems more networked than just using other species. I don't know... I totally want to hear about tht fantasy novel! Is it YA?
    4:59 pm

Wednesday, May 14

  1. msg Wild Horses message posted Wild Horses Ooh, I totally missed that (and no, it is not lame), but didn't the ents have some kind of, not hor…
    Wild Horses
    Ooh, I totally missed that (and no, it is not lame), but didn't the ents have some kind of, not horses, but they used another species as technology? I'll have to reread that part. But I agree with what you're saying--that humans seem to intrinsically need to conceptually reincorporate things into what we know, even if not actually, like the Dindimus example. I'm reminded of a fantasy novel version of Beauty and the Beast, in which the beauty figure is scared until she figures out a way to categorize him (she ends up comparing him to Egyptian gods with animal heads, but that's another story).
    6:20 pm
  2. msg Wild Horses message posted Wild Horses Something that the Alexander thing makes me think of: in Gawain, this means that the domination of …
    Wild Horses
    Something that the Alexander thing makes me think of: in Gawain, this means that the domination of nature is both natural and unnatural at the same time. Natural because the Green Knight, presumably the product of nature and a woodsy thing, still has domination over the animal within its natural context. Unnatural because of what I said before. And I feel like this is also still pretty common in pop culture, like "natural" things still coming in the form of humans when they could just as easily develop some other technology. I'm personally thinking of the Maleficent ad (lame, I know) where there are these tree-people riding tree-horses. Or in LOTR, the orcs ride the wargs as opposed to natural beings like the rock giants or ents...I'm being kind of unstructured about this, so sorry if it's totally ridiculous/nonsensical. I guess I'm saying that these non-human humanoids are more anti-human than non-human, or perhaps they just evince our inabilities to conceptualize sentient/agentic beings outside of being physically manifested humans. So I guess I'm saying yes, there is something about domination in "human" identity, and I'm also saying there is an inability to understand beings that can be non-cultural or acultural...or to understand agency without "culture." This also relates to how Dindimus is painted with a crown, or why they even need a king at all/
    5:10 pm

Tuesday, May 13

  1. msg Albin/a message posted Albin/a Amendment:the link is just inromaunce.blogspot.com
    Albin/a
    Amendment:the link is just inromaunce.blogspot.com
    12:22 pm
  2. msg Galen message posted Galen Awesome!
    Galen
    Awesome!
    12:21 pm
  3. msg Albin/a message posted Albin/a I think this was the Kalamazoo paper discussed; it was actually by someone I know, and she posted o…
    Albin/a
    I think this was the Kalamazoo paper discussed; it was actually by someone I know, and she posted on her blog about it: inromaunceaswerede.blogspot.com
    12:18 pm

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