Laughter and books make life a little easier

I’m unable to think of something snappy

Status update: I did say I would be back on Saturday, didn’t I? That is, if you understand French! Or used Google Translate. That works too! Winking smile
Eating: Nuffin’!
Drinking: Nuffin’! *gaps*
Listening: Thomas J. Bergersen’s “Illusions” album. Red heart Seriously, I am obsessive about this thing!
Reading: Some Modernist text. Meh.

 

Hello readers, Nerd smile

 

Yet again, this is not a real proper post. (What are real proper posts, actually? I haven’t quite figured that out.) I still have far too much work (and will probably continue to do so for a while now) to make headway with drawing new cartoons. Nothing changes, eh? So what this post is going to be instead is a collection of quotes and poetry that I have collected and then decorated in Inkscape. Alright, maybe one cartoon! Smile with tongue out

I was thinking of naming this post “Poetry Through the Ages”, but that sounds too much like an introductory lecture to Poetry 101. So, what happened was that I couldn’t think of something interesting at all to name this post. Perhaps because it is so discombobulated…? There is no one title to give this thing! I always try to give my posts attention-snapping titles, but this one is not being helpful, so it will have to do without. Punishment… Devil

However, first off, the obligatory cartoon:

 Procrastination & Guilt

That’s how I feel most of the time! And it’s my own fault. Mindless surfing, playing endless games of Angry Birds Online and Online Scrabble, and reading and writing blogs are far more interesting than studying literary theory, right?

Right, now I’m done! As for the quotes…

 

As you will be able to deduct, I like quotes by Doug Larson.

Doug Larson 1Doug Larson 2Nostalgia - Doug Larson

 

 

This one is SO me. My computer is an extreme homework-eater. And also a procrastination-inducer! Winking smile

Doug Larson 3

 

This is one of my personal favourites:

William Barclay 1

 

And this one describes so well why I hate writing a traditional ending so much. Isn’t that so predictable?

Oscar Wilde

 

This one was written in the late eighteenth century by Coleridge. It comes from an extremely long poem (it fills books!) called “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 

This is a limerick, written in the nineteenth century by Edward Lear. If you don’t know limericks, you can read more about it here, but what they basically are is a nonsense verse. They lean heavily on their rhyme to support themselves and usually they are rather frivolous and meaningless, but also funny!

Old Man & Bee

 

This is another of my favourites, apparently dating as far back as the sixteenth century, when it was penned by an anonymous author.

Thou shalt know him

 

The last one! This one IS my favourite! I think it is a very significant quote, for, although it pertains directly to the Christian world-view and way of life, I think it can be an important motto for anyone, even if you are not religious, or belong to another religion with different views.

This quote also took me the longest of all these things to decorate. Usually they are very fast – a few minutes at a time – but this one took hours and heaps of layers and gradients.

One Great Scorer

 

Ah well, then, I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at it, and I’ll be back sometime with some new post.

How do they say?

Expect me when you see me!

 

Will. Shut. Up. Now… Bebo tongue smiley

 

Rainbow ~  Elana

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4 responses

  1. Very nice post today. I really enjoyed reading it. Please read and share this poem called “The Inspiration” also.

    Thanks again for writing this.

    August 14, 2011 at 03:02

    • Thank you! I also read your haiku – it’s very nice and simple!
      Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      August 14, 2011 at 19:40

  2. I LOVE the quote about the two greatest days. Glad you found my thread! 😉

    August 22, 2011 at 22:41

    • It makes me happy that you like it too! It must have been a very wise man who sat and thought up something like that! 😉
      I’m glad I found it too! And I love your blog, by the way. 😀

      August 23, 2011 at 07:47

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