|1.||long story, no plot|
A euphemism used when a story's actual details are too complicated to understand, or too embarassing to get into, or just too boring to bother with wasting the other person's time.
"Why did you two break up?"
"Long story, no plot."
|2.||The Dream Repository|
The form of parable chosen by Milton for the epic poem is the dream. This would intensify the likelihood even more, that contemporary opposition would read it as simply an artistic use of fantasy and not tend to give it much thought as anything serious.
More importantly, though, the form of the poem is also the resource. Milton states very plainly and directly in Paradise Lost, Book IX, that he has a specific muse, or mediumistic resource, a spiritual being who communicated to him while he slept. So it was also in dream, that he was given the information from which to also create a dream story line, complete with "fantasy" and, therefore, an acceptable "reality" for Church authorities. In other words, who would take seriously the concept of "an angel dictating personally in a dream?" After all, "Only the Bible, the word of God outlines clearly who God speaks to, nothing more, nothing less could be true." (Wouldn't this make a great film today—the concept of an angel dictating God's law, where people find that, indeed, there is more than what the world thought of God and Nature…. Oh, that film has already been done a number of times.)
20. "If answerable style I can obta
21. Of my Celestial Patroness, who deigns
22. Her nightly visitation unimplor'd,
23. And dictates to me slumbering; or inspires
24. Easy my unpremeditated verse:
25. Since first this subject for heroick song
26. Pleas'd me long choosing, and beginning late;...
39. The skill of artifice or office mean,
40. Not that which justly gives heroick name
41. To person, or to poem. Me, of these
42. Nor skill'd nor studious, higher argument
43. Remains; sufficient of itself to raise
44. That name, unless an age too late, or cold
45. Climate, or years, damp my intended wing
46. Depress'd; and much they may, if all be mine,
47. Not hers, who brings it nightly to my ear."
—Book IX The Dream Repository idea:
Scholars and students still debate whether the poem was simply jotted down with little or no editing or original design. This author would suggest that the epic in the final cut was arrived at with a combination of both, only over a longer duration of time than one or two "dreams." However the resource is just the same as for many magical inventions and ideas that have been arrived at in dream and "daydreams," and have been well documented throughout history.
A poorly written series about a sparkly mosquito who falls head-over heels in love with a thoughtless uninteresting girl. Incidentally, written by a stay-at-home mom who *probably watches soap operas all day* had a dream about a sparkling vampire and thought she'd write it down with help from her dictionary as she inserts as many "intelligent" words in one sentence as humanly possible, with no regard for actual structure or wordiness.
She needed a few bucks, so she sent it in to a publisher, after she decided to build on the story (minimally- she has no creativity) and do a rip off idea of Vampire Diaries, with the exception that her vampires sparkle- in which, nobody really cares that this makes no sense; being that vampires should have some sort of weakness. Identifying them because they sparkle does not give the rest of the world much of a chance, does it? In which case, the case should be that most of the world are vampires, because who would stand a chance against a super fast, blood-sucking creature that can come out at all times of the day?
There's no plot point, substance or character development. Basically, It's like the perfect Teenage scenario, in which your parents are so clueless you can do anything you want!
Definition: "Twilight" is the bleakness of the mind. The utter lack of judgment of the people buying this tripe.
Twilight readers would think the following good literature: Today I woke up, instead of not waking up, which sometimes happens I guess. I gazed into the mirror, gazing at all of my flaws that I saw in the mirror. I was getting older, I was quite sure that those wrinkles had not been there the night before when i had been with Edward-- I knew that there was no way Edward would even care about me if I was old and ugly- he preferred perfect looking girls. Perhaps it was my longing for him, that had caused my forehead to crease so, or perhaps because pale skin wrinkles more... Of course, Edward wouldn't care that I was ugly, just so long as I smelled good. Besides, perhaps the day would come when another weird and strange boy would invite me all alone to go walk into the woods, so that we could lay in the flowers, and that's it. I decided not to go to school, because education is not important. I knew in my heart, my soul, that I was Edward's slave forever. The thought of worshiping and giving my whole life for him was extremely appealing. Dad, mom, her boyfriend, my non-entity friends and Jacob didn't matter. I was forever, and irrevocably his, for all eternity.
|4.||horror movie rules|
When it appears you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.more...
Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
Do not go search for something in the basement, especially if the power has just gone out.
If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not speak, or if they speak to you using a voice which is not their own, shoot them immediately. It will save you the grief in the long run. *NOTE* It will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared.
When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off or go alone.
As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
Never stand in, on, above, below, beside or anywhere near a grave, tomb, crypt, mausoleum or any other house of the dead.
If you are searching for something which caused a loud noise and you find out it's just the cat, leave the room immediatey if you value your life.
If appliances start operating by themselves, move out.
Do not take *anything* from the dead.
If you find a town which looks deserted, it's probably for a good reason. Take the hint and stay away.
Do not fool around with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you are doing.
If you're running away from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to c...
|5.||Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children|
Used by the Final Fantasy franchise to corral some customers back. Was originally supposed to be released in the fall 2003, but as of now, downloading it illegally is the only way it can be viewed.more...
Final Fantasy 7 was the first game in the series to be featured on PlayStation. In a bid to appeal to more gamers, the series deviated from more medieval settings and characters to settings and characters reminiscent of anime, which was gaining popularity around the late 90s. Cloud's spiky hair and superhuman strength reeks of DragonBallZ, Tifa's enormous breasts reek of hentai, and Red XIII's talking animalhood reeks of Pokemon. Consequently, Final Fantasy went from having a fanbase of 1,000 to 1,000,000 overnight.
Compounding the effect was the fact that the internet and online message boards and chats were a new thing, so not only are there new fans, but they can easily converse about Final Fantasy 7, God's gift to gamers and anime aficionados. Eight years pass and the popularity of anime is now at epidemic levels, and Final Fantasy 7 is regarded by many as the best RPG ever. People are crying for a sequel.
Squaresoft is now in a tenuous position. Despite them throwing FF7 references and crossovers in every game, and despite the later titles being more in-synch with earlier titles, people didn't like Final Fantasy 8, 9, X or Tactics for the simple reason that they were not Final Fantasy 7. Everybody wants Final Fantasy 7-2. Square decides to give the fanb...
The worst movie ever.
- The first 30 minutes of the movie is small talk. You have to late a long time before something happens.
- There's random points in the story where it just flashes back to a previous day without any explanation
- They try to make it look like the whole thing is being shot from a video camera so the screen randomly swings back and forth making your neck sore.
- There are random explosions, screaming, and sounds that give you a headache, after 25 min of random explosions you get annoyed/and bored.
- No one ever explains what the monster is or why it's attacking Manhattan.
- The story has no plot, all you know is a monster is attacking the city, that's all you will ever know.
- The ending sucks, you don't know if they die, or why anything happened, it's like they cut it short cause they were low on budget or something
I'm trying to save you money, the movie sucks, CLOVERFIELD WORST MOVIE OF 2008.
Kagerou, meaning 'dragonfly' in Japanese, is an amazing webcomic about a skinny boy with long orange hair named Kano. It can mainly be classified as fantasy or comedy, but has darker moments and themes as well. There is a complex plot, revealed as the story unfolds. Kagerou was started in January 2001, and is (c) Luka Delaney.
If you wanna know more, go check it out! It's worth it, I assure you. ^^
Blah: "Hey, have you read Kagerou?"
Blah2: "No. Why?"
Blah: "Why?? Because it's among the best webcomics ever, that's why!"