Saturday, November 16, 2013

48 comments:

nicrap said...

...looks like a beetle to me? Have you undergone a metamorphosis, jen? ;)

Jen Nifer said...

Well, I have been "climbing the walls" lately....


Ha!

nicrap said...

Well, beware of apples. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

Ouch. I felt so sad for him.

You see a beetle?
:-)

You DO have imagination!

nicrap said...

Sure. How else did i come up with my handle!? ;)

Jen Nifer said...

I think you deserve a new handle.

Buona notte! ;-)

nicrap said...

Deserve, heh. That's a nice way of putting it. :)

Nyt nyt.

Always On Watch said...

Would make a great picture-prompt for creative writing!

nicrap said...

Indeed.

nicrap said...

In fact, i can think of three distinct openings:

1. Jen had a beetle;
2. Jen became a beetle;
3. Jen killed a beetle and then stuffed it.

;)

Jen Nifer said...

Good morning, AOW! Feel free to use it with your students.

It's actually a man's face in profile. :-)

Jen Nifer said...

Nicrap, your talk about beetles brought back a childhood memory.

While camping one summer, my brother found a huge beetle and made it his pet. He tied a string around it and walked it. That night, the bug tried to fly away, so my brother flew it like a kite. :p

nicrap said...

It's actually a man's face in profile.

Now you indeed killed the beetle for me. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

I never did see it!

Thersites said...

Well Trygaeus, I was going to comment that the picture reminded me of a Hubble Space Telescope photo, perhaps a Magellanic Cloud or Nebula, but then there weren't enough stars in the background.

Fly, fly, fly! ;)

Thersites said...

...and by Trygaeus, I am speaking to nicrap. ;)

Thersites said...

...and by Trygaeus, I am speaking to nicrap. ;)

Thersites said...

Now you indeed killed the beetle for me.

I suppose that once you begin the process of making certain "paranoiac" associations, it's hard to "untie" them. :P

Thersites said...

...okay... maybe it is easy. The beetle is gone and the "face" has completely replaced it... because the face "fits" the pattern MUCH better.

Interesting.

nicrap said...

Trygaeus ... now how about that for a handle? ;)

I never did see it!

No imagination! :p

nicrap said...

Yes, it's easy. :)

Jen Nifer said...

:p

Thersites said...

Had it NOT been a face... I wonder if the associations would have been harder to shake... as "faces" are processed in a different region of the brain from "things".

Jen Nifer said...

Probably, fj.

I hate it when I see faces that won't go away. (That sounds totally creepy, but you know what I mean!)

Jen Nifer said...

Someone needs to tell me how to see the beetle....

nicrap said...
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nicrap said...

@Jen

Just focus on the lighted part.

@fj

Let's not fall into a determinism. Instead, there is always the Fall and the Redemption. ;)

Jen Nifer said...

:-)

Thanks for trying!

Jen Nifer said...

P.s. it's good advice for me, in general.
Good timing, nicrap.

nicrap said...

Or, to put it another way: redemption follows fall.

Madness is the lowest point of humanity to which God submitted in His incarnation, thereby showing that there is nothing inhuman in man that could not be redeemed or saved; the ultimate point of the Fall was glorified by the divine presence: and this is the lesson which, for the seventeenth cetury, all madness still taught.

a lesson now forgotten. :)

nicrap said...

He is risen [read: he can see the face, the beetle is dead]! Hellalujah! ;)

Thersites said...

Les non-dupes errant! ;)

Thersites said...

Acephale! Duchamp, "The Green Box" (license to live). Badges, we don't need no stinkin' BADGES!

Long live all Starfish in a world of Spiders (being)!

Nomads, arise! Your time draws near. :P

nicrap said...
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nicrap said...

I hear ya, monsignor Quixote, famous knight-err[e]nt. ;)

Thersites said...

:)

Thersites said...
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nicrap said...

@fj

Why "forum" and not "fourbum"?

Thersites said...

What does "fourbum" mean? Could it be a 'misprint'

Whereas a forum imperator would be like the Carnaval king???

I don't know.

Thersites said...

Lord of MisRule?

Thersites said...

The painting of Moliere lends itself to the interpretation I gave... as he is dressed in Roman garb, holds the consular staff of power of an "imperator" and wears a crown of "laurel" that more closely approximates a holly Christmas/ Saturnalia wreath...

nicrap said...

What does "fourbum" mean?

Rogues?

Thersites said...

...like Quasimodo?

nicrap said...

...though carnival king would also lend to the Cynical themes present in Rameau's Nephew.

nicrap said...

Or Angoulevent

nicrap said...

Re Angoulevent:

He titled himself Prince of Fools, 'a title disputed by Valenti le Comte and JAcques Resneau: there follow pamphlets, a trial, arguments; his lawyer declares and certifies him to be "an empty head, a gutted gourd, lacking in common sense; a cane, a broken brain, that has neither spring nor whole wheel in his head."'

Thersites said...

It could very well be "rogue". My French/Latin is not all that. A fourberie is a trickster...

nicrap said...

...Yes, i guess it is "rogues". :)