Thursday, June 03, 2004

Gone Campin'
I haven't been to Linville Gorge since I was in college at Appalachian. I'm looking forward to going back.
One time I spent the night in the woods near Huntfish Falls. Another guy in the group had wandered a ways away from the campfire and came back with an old stick with foxfire on it. So far that's the only time I've ever seen that.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Troy II
I just realised something else that was writen out of "Troy." The gods. They were mentioned, but never put in appearances.
I was just re-familiarising myself with some of the story and I discovered this:
"When Achilles was a boy, the seer Calchas prophesied that the city of Troy could not be taken without his help. Thetis knew that, if her son went to Troy, he would die an early death, so she sent him to the court of Lycomedes, in Scyros; there he was hidden, disguised as a young girl. During his stay he had an affair with Lycomedes' daughter, Deidameia, and she had a son, Pyrrhus (or Neoptolemus), by him. Achilles' disguise was finally penetrated by Odysseus, who placed arms and armor amidst a display of women's finery and seized upon Achilles when he was the only "maiden" to be fascinated by the swords and shields."
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Now I wonder why they left that out of this new film? It would have been funny to see the newly beefed-up Brad Pitt in drag.
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My Achilles search turned up the website of a fine artist I'd never heard of , David Ligare.
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The A/C Saga
Hopefully is at an end. I went to Lowe's last night and bought an air conditioner which I will deduct from June's rent. It will be installed late Monday. I don't mind the delay because I am taking Friday off and going camping in Linville Gorge.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

I have seen it. It's pretty good. Long, though, and they glossed over the fact that in the book the war lasts 12 years. They also left out Cassandra, but had some other Trojan pincess in there that I can't even remember if she's really in the book. Achilles only seemed to drag Hector's body back to the Greek camp instead of pulling it around the city seven times, and Agamemnon died in Troy after the city fell. But it still made a pretty good movie.