I finally found something to spend my long-ass holidays! I remembered today i have this super life time project; learning about Greek Mythologies including it’s adaptation in Romans and also all other fantasy things such as witchcraft, vampires or tales.
I already started the Greek Myths; i started on the very first creation of Greek Gods and it surprised me that there are much things i should know before even moving to The Titans and reaching my highest curiosity point: the Olympians - and to my most favorite god ever: Apollo
This is paintings drew by John William Waterhouse in 1908. I don’t know why but i just love the Apollo here. inhumane yet so humane. I forgot what’s the title, but it something like “Apollo chasing Daphne”.
Apollo is on of the twelve Oympians. He’s son of Zeus and Leto. He has a sister; one of olympian goddes, Artemis. Apollo is god of light and sun, truth, prophecy, poetry, plague, healing and maybe more. He’s usually drew with a lyre, bow and arrows, phyton, raven or laurel flower.
I somehow imagine he’s someone smug, kind of i-know-i’m-super-handsome-and-cool (and if i’m not mistaken, he is smug and arrogant), he has early 20’s-appearance, sweet talk and looks relaxed but somehow there’s a hint of viciousness, and has ‘hey i’m good with poetry and music, and i have my harem the nine muses’- attitude. Well, he is good with music and poetry; that makes me thinking he’s somehow a bit romantic too.
In one word, i thought of him as: a totally bad boy - which i have to sayalwaysbeen my favorite.
I’m kinda considering to name my future son with his name, haha.
But as i have said, there are still a lot more to know and read before i get to know more about this god. I may just enjoy this myth trip yeah!
This is ” Apollo and The Nymphs” by Francois Girardon (1628 Troyes - 1715 Paris)
Now you agree with ‘bad boy’ attitude, right? haha
i was wandering around my friend’s blog (http://stefphaniechi.blogspot.com/ go pay her a visit!) when i see a post titled ’ once upon a dream’. My friend wrote about one soundtrack of Disney Princess: Sleeping Beauty, maybe some of you know this song too
this was the scene before aurora (if i’m not mistaken, it’s the name, right?)sang. Theeen the prince came.
I’ve never watched the movie though, but i have heard the song. My dad used to buy me a compilation of disney’s soundtrack, and this song is one of my favorite.
I know you I walked with you once upon a dream I know you The gleam in your eyes is so familiar, a gleam
But what i’m going to write is not about the movie or songs. My friend has googled the dialog when the princess is singing, and there the princess says:
….Oh, we walk together and talk together. And just before we say goodbye he takes me in his arms…and then…I wake up. [birds sigh] Yes, it’s only in my dreams. But, they say, if you dream a thing more than once it’s sure to come true…and I’ve seen him so many times.
I was shock when i read that.
Okay that’s excessive. Not shock, actually but just suddenly remembering someone.
Okay not someone, maybe……something.
Do you ever have or make ‘imaginary friend’? This ‘once upon a dream’-thingy that i want to talk about is this thing. I have this guy on mind, not sure whether imadehim by combining physical aspects from people i know OR he’s someone from my previous life and somehow i remember him OR he’s an agent like MIB, i caught him in action, he used his memory-flash on me but it reflected because i use glasses. (DON’T mock me. I don’t have any other options beside this three)
I want to choose option two, though. it’s more romantic.
Well, back to the topic. This imaginary guy first show up in my dream when i was in junior high school. I kinda forgot what’s the dream but i remembered him after i woke up. And then this imaginary guy always pop up everytime i’m so immersed to a book i feel like the main character. He becomes the main character too, lead role, my partner. By the time he plays as the opposite, i can always imagine the plot of story clearer and better. It’s clear even to the smallest thing like details of the house, clothes, what do they eat for supper and such.
Not like other people who also have ‘imaginary friends’, i’m not talking to him. I’m interacted with him in a story, in every heartwrenching or funny novels i read. I’m not sure if this guy is only my creation, i doubt i would be really detailed in physical form like his dark-color skin, how are his muscles, his glazing eyes; he’s ALWAYS look half-sleepy, his heavy-low-velvet voice….
and to make it weirder, this guy only pop up, when it comes to character like this:
wild but cold, has an out-bursting emotion in a time, a bit possesive, scroundel to the bone, ladies’ man, or wicked.
Other than that, he won’t pop out.
When i read, imagining how’s the setting of the place is a normal thing to do. So i know what’s the difference between ‘him’ and other character i imagined. Other than this guy, the other guy always blur. Never as clear as ‘he’ does.
At a time like this i really wish i could drawing!! So, who do you think is he?
Are you somehow, someone i should have forgotten but couldn’t? Are you someone from the past? Are you actually someone’s real, and we haven’t met yet? Or are you just my pure imagination?
Don’t like the movie doesn’t mean i have to hate the soundtrack as well. I’m considering myself a romantic girl, since i fell for the first time after i heard the lyrics. It’s deep. I also love the color of Christina Perri’s voice. It’s relaxing, kinda remind me of Norah Jones even though their voices is totally different.
Am i a perfectionist-bitch? I’m pissed, I’m pissed, God! I’m pissed! here’s the thing, In two days there’ll be a final test for German Literature subject. My class have to play a drama “ohne mos nix los” (if i’m not mistaken). We’ve translate the script and we’ll play it in Indonesian.
I know, i know, i know we don’t have much time to practice ( we NEVER had much time to practice) but do people in my class realize how DULL our performance is? Yeah yeah we are improving. The reading is good, the gesture and blocking are okay, but geez, we’re so stiff. It’s Grips Theater. It’s suppose to be played for children.
and here i am fussing around about things others don’t want to understand.
We had practice yesterday, and we did this thing called ‘running’. We play the scenes from the beginning to ending, pretending we’re on the stage and it’s D-day. in middle of practicing i suggest a gesture, to ‘spice’ up the performance. There are 5 people on the stage. 4 of them interested and excited to try it. 1 person, which in my opinion doesn’t really interested taking parts in this so-called-drama, opposed it. And just because he opposed that, the director - the director who was agreeing before SUDDENLY declining it. (just because this one person. This one - fcuking person who actually don’t improve at all.) Sorry for the harsh words. I won’t complaining if he has the skill, or at least serious about the drama.
We’re tight, i know. All i wanted to do is help our performance. It’s not something ‘just for fun’ so you guys can act hell-who-cares. It’s final test, maybe not for YOU but it is, for me.
I’m done complaining. I won’t bring this up later. Now back to practice!