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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:43 am UTC

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How did you do the craters on our moon?
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:22 am UTC

All correct. Pleased. We did the craters by letting the icing set and then poking it with the end of a chop stick. The others are Iapetus and Titan. I think they'll come out a bit better next time. Enceladus' tiger stripes will be better.
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Postby Quercus » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:30 am UTC

They're excellent. I love science cakes (I would say space-cakes, but that's something entirely different).

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Re: Inspirations

Postby PM 2Ring » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:54 am UTC

You could do a Death Star cake and if someone asks which moon it is your SO can reply
"That's no moon".
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:10 pm UTC

It has definitely been said a few times now. With the 'that's no moon, it's a cupcake' not being quite as catchy as the original.

FT: Could we, as a humanitarian collective strive never to force our children to study plays from the scripts? Honestly, one of my favorite plays is 'The Importance of Being Ernest' and even the wit of Oscar Wilde gets a little muddied if it has to sit on the page. Honestly, I think we're destroying Shakespeare for a whole generation because we're making them learn it for exams from just the scripts where it would be so much more exciting to watch several different interpretations of a play (movie, stage, whatever) and then analyze the differences instead of getting school children to mumble through their own bored voices reading it.

Shakespeare is one of the most widely interpreted playwrights ever, when you have a crap ton of movies that riff on the original themes, why ruin it? Like, for Romeo and Juliet, I'm sure there's an old-timey version knocking around somewhere, you could go Romeo+Juliet, you could even go with West Side Story, there's a freakin' Gnomeo and Juliet. Watch everything! It's a medium that is supposed to be watched? Why are we mucking around not watching it?

Sidenote: if you google 'Romeo and Juliet Adaptations' the weirdest entrants are: Lion King 2, Gnomeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet Sealed with a Kiss (about seals), Underworld, and Pizza My Heart.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Djehutynakht » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:49 pm UTC

PM 2Ring wrote:You could do a Death Star cake and if someone asks which moon it is your SO can reply
"That's no moon".
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Re: Inspirations

Postby PolakoVoador » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:52 pm UTC

Wait, Underworld?

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:56 pm UTC

Yeah, she's a vampire, he's bitten and becomes a werewolf and then they run away together or something? (I have watched the Underworld Films at least a couple of times each with supplementary reading the wikipedia plot and can never make anything of that film stick in my mind. I have a similar problem with the Jason(?) Bourne Films.)
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Re: Inspirations

Postby PolakoVoador » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:36 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:Yeah, she's a vampire, he's bitten and becomes a werewolf and then they run away together or something? (I have watched the Underworld Films at least a couple of times each with supplementary reading the wikipedia plot and can never make anything of that film stick in my mind. I have a similar problem with the Jason(?) Bourne Films.)


If I'm not mistaken, he becames/is kind of an hybrid of vampire and werewolf and is super duper? Or something.

And it doesn't feel right to me calling generic "forbidden love" stories adaptations of Romeo & Juliet.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:20 pm UTC

I am also not comfortable with that. I also don't know the plot of Underworld very well. However, that is what google told me so google *gasp* might be wrong.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Shro » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:06 pm UTC

Forbidden Love has been a literary (and oral tradition) theme since we've been telling stories, I don't think Romeo and Juliet gets dibs on that shit.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:32 pm UTC

For it to be Romeo and Juliet, they have to die and their families have to be reconciled.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:26 am UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:Lion King 2

Huh. I don't think I've ever seen 2, but I find it kind of odd that it was Romeo and Juliet given that 1 was Hamlet and 1 ½ was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:09 am UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:It has definitely been said a few times now. With the 'that's no moon, it's a cupcake' not being quite as catchy as the original.

FT: Could we, as a humanitarian collective strive never to force our children to study plays from the scripts? Honestly, one of my favorite plays is 'The Importance of Being Ernest' and even the wit of Oscar Wilde gets a little muddied if it has to sit on the page. Honestly, I think we're destroying Shakespeare for a whole generation because we're making them learn it for exams from just the scripts where it would be so much more exciting to watch several different interpretations of a play (movie, stage, whatever) and then analyze the differences instead of getting school children to mumble through their own bored voices reading it.

Shakespeare is one of the most widely interpreted playwrights ever, when you have a crap ton of movies that riff on the original themes, why ruin it? Like, for Romeo and Juliet, I'm sure there's an old-timey version knocking around somewhere, you could go Romeo+Juliet, you could even go with West Side Story, there's a freakin' Gnomeo and Juliet. Watch everything! It's a medium that is supposed to be watched? Why are we mucking around not watching it?

Sidenote: if you google 'Romeo and Juliet Adaptations' the weirdest entrants are: Lion King 2, Gnomeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet Sealed with a Kiss (about seals), Underworld, and Pizza My Heart.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby ucim » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:43 am UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:Could we, as a humanitarian collective strive never to force our children to study plays from the scripts?
My beef is teaching Shakespeare's plays by (just) reading them or seeing them. Shakespeare has a lot of in jokes, and a lot of vocab and culture that need to be learned before one can get the jokes, or in some cases, even follow the plot. What the ch*rp is a "fardel" or a "bodkin"?
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I think students should learn about the times and the goings on (maybe even writing short skits using that material), and then read Shakespeare. It would make much more sense.

Ditto opera. The music may be beautiful, but the stories tend to be rather convoluted sometimes, no?

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:33 am UTC

I think a lot of it can be picked up from context in the setting of a play or a film. If someone uses a word that you don't understand but is gesturing to a cup, it might provide a clue into what they're talking about. By all means, have a look at the script later, but forcing them to read it all out when they have no understanding of what's going on or these random words that turn up really kills the whole thing imo.

Also, the whole Shakespeare having invented a crap ton of words - I read somewhere that what he did was something like changing 'soft' into 'softly' so it wasn't like people had never seen these words ever before, he was just making words suit his purpose. Could I get a fact check on this?
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Re: Inspirations

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:50 am UTC

Wikipedia wrote:He created these words by, "changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original."

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While it is true that Shakespeare created many new words (the Oxford English Dictionary records over 2,000), an article in National Geographic points out the findings of historian Jonathan Hope who wrote in "Shakespeare's 'Native English'" that "the Victorian scholars who read texts for the first edition of the OED paid special attention to Shakespeare: his texts were read more thoroughly, and cited more often, so he is often credited with the first use of words, or senses of words, which can, in fact, be found in other writers."
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:55 am UTC

So yes & also because Shakespeare is so widely read, people attribute things to him that might have been from someone else? Huh. Maybe I should have tried wikipedia first.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Ubik » Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:06 am UTC

Shakespeare was the first one to attribute first instances of many things to Shakespeare.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby eSOANEM » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:07 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:For it to be Romeo and Juliet, they have to die and their families have to be reconciled.


That's pretty much just Troilus and Criseyde which, as a story dates back at least as far as Chaucer and, given Troilus' history in greek literature, the entire story may well be much older.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby doogly » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:27 pm UTC

Yeah Shakes is pretty much useless, in a world where Greek exists.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:12 pm UTC

Shakespeare's plays are great but as devices to teach modern teenagers how to use and enjoy English, they're terrible.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Echo244 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:14 pm UTC

True, but as a device for beating modern English-speaking teenagers in to submission and teaching them to knuckle under and repeat back what they've been told, they're pretty good... ;-P
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Kewangji » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:39 pm UTC

FierceContinent wrote:Shakespeare's plays are great but as devices to teach modern teenagers how to use and enjoy English, they're terrible.

Anecdata: as part of my studying English at university level in Sweden, we had an optional class whose exam was to perform a Shakespeare play. It did trip us up a little on words ending in -ed and will for the rest of our lives probably but all our other pronunciations of English were markedly improvèd. Also, Shakespeare is really dirty and I don't think you'd have any trouble teaching teenagers to enjoy, say, Twelfth Night, if you acknowledged this. But maybe some are not made to have greatness thrust upon them ...
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Postby Jplus » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:39 pm UTC

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Postby Quercus » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:54 pm UTC

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FierceContinent wrote:Shakespeare's plays are great but as devices to teach modern teenagers how to use and enjoy English, they're terrible.

Anecdata: as part of my studying English at university level in Sweden, we had an optional class whose exam was to perform a Shakespeare play. It did trip us up a little on words ending in -ed and will for the rest of our lives probably but all our other pronunciations of English were markedly improvèd. Also, Shakespeare is really dirty and I don't think you'd have any trouble teaching teenagers to enjoy, say, Twelfth Night, if you acknowledged this. But maybe some are not made to have greatness thrust upon them ...


I loved Shakespeare at school. Principally because the first thing our teacher did was show us modern film adaptations to ease us in gently, and the second thing she did was institute a competition for who could spot the largest number of dirty jokes in the text.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Ubik » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:58 pm UTC

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Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:48 pm UTC

Speaking of which, I'm increasing my convinced my downstairs neighbors are Klingons.
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Re: Inspirations

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You, sir, name? wrote:Speaking of which, I'm increasing my convinced my downstairs neighbors are Klingons.

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Re: Inspirations

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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:44 am UTC

notzeb wrote:Recently discovered that it's surprisingly difficult to exchange dollar bills for quarters.

ok. Why would you want to exchange light, portable bills for heavy coins?
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Postby Diemo » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:34 am UTC

notzeb wrote:Recently discovered that it's surprisingly difficult to exchange dollar bills for quarters.

Most places are more expensive, right? Damn inflation!
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Angua » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:53 am UTC

I now have two copies of my degree certificate, because they'd lost the first one (apparently deciding to send it to me rather than having it available for me to collect along with everyone else's, but then losing all records of having sent it to me).

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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:39 pm UTC

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Postby Angua » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:53 pm UTC

LOL.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:29 am UTC

#TRITONFACTS

Triton has a pretty weird orbit. It's almost completely circular, highly inclined and also retrograde (orbiting in the opposite direction from all the other Neptunian satellites). It is thought that it was captured into a highly eccentric orbit which then circularized. We'll talk about how that happened next time on...

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Postby Kewangji » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:56 pm UTC

This is a very good science feature, FT, I am very pleased.
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Re: Inspirations

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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:13 pm UTC

Trying to read Ulysses
"He slipped card and letter into his sidepocket, reviewing again the soldiers on parade Where's old Tweedy's regiment?
Castoff soldier. There: bearskin cap and hackle plume. No.he's a grenadier. Pointed cuffs. There he is: royal Dublin fusiliers.Redcoats.
Too showy. That must be why the women go after them. Uniform. Easier to enlist and drill. Maud Gonnes letter about taking them off O'Connell street at night:disgrace to our Irish capital. Griffith's paper is on the same tack now: an army rotten with venereal disease: overseas or halfseasover empire. Half baked they look: hypnotised like. Eyes front. Mark time. Table: able. Bed: ed. The King’s own. Never see him dressed up as a fireman or a bobby. A mason, yes."

Kinda reminds me of Deva and addams' posts.
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