narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (Default)
"Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is."

- Game of Thrones "The Climb"
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (Default)
"Lend me your hand and we'll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I'll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free"

- Mumford and Sons: Awake My Soul
narcasse: Mycroft Holmes. 2010 BBC adaptation. (thoughtful)
"In the language of the Ordos there are no words for the concepts of trust or honour. There are more than three hundred for the concept of profit."

- Emperor: Battle for Dune – House Ordos intro
narcasse: Sherlock.  2010 BBC adaptation. (pensive)
"Do you always have to have a purpose? Do you always have to be so damn serious? Can’t you ever do things without reason, just like everybody else? You’re so serious, so old. Everything’s important with you, everything’s great, significant in some way, every minute, even when you keep still. Can’t you ever be comfortable – and unimportant?"


- Rand, A., 1996, p. 89. The Fountainhead. New York: Signet.
narcasse: Mycroft Holmes. 2010 BBC adaptation. (thoughtful)
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"Alas! this is not now the first time, but oft before, O Creon,
hath my reputation injured me and caused sore mischief. Wherefore
whoso is wise in his generation ought never to have his children taught
to be too clever; for besides the reputation they get for idleness,
they purchase bitter odium from the citizens. For if thou shouldst
import new learning amongst dullards, thou wilt be thought a useless
trifler, void of knowledge; while if thy fame in the city o'ertops
that of the pretenders to cunning knowledge, thou wilt win their dislike.
I too myself share in this ill-luck. Some think me clever and hate
me, others say I am too reserved, and some the very reverse; others
find me hard to please and not so very clever after all."

- Euripides' Medea (trans. E. P. Coleridge)
narcasse: Sherlock.  2010 BBC adaptation. (pensive)
'Anybody any good at what they do, that's what they are, right?'

- Gibson, W., 1993, p. 66. Neuromancer. London: HarperCollins Science Fiction & Fantasy
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (rex)
"A book unwritten is a delightful universe of infinite possibilities. Set down one word, however, and immediately it becomes earth-bound. Set down one sentence and it’s halfway to being just like every other bloody book that’s ever been written. But the best must never be allowed to drive out the good. In the absence of genius there is always craftsmanship. One can at least try to write something that will arrest the readers’ attention, that will encourage them, after reading the first paragraph, to take a look at the second, and then the third."

- Harris, R. 2007. The Ghost. P. 153. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (魔)
...and thus defy the tyrannous stars )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (reputable)
Time (1034 words. PG. Character death. Süleyman, Astaroth.)
"Even if I were to explain, you wouldn’t understand: you’re much too young."

Lohengrin (1296 words. 16+. Necrophilia. Dietrich.)
Dietrich’s precious cargo: on the journey from Carthago to Byzantium.

In other news, chapter 43 of Kuroshitsuji Read more... )

Also: congratulations, Australia. I believe the appropriate line from the Wilde screenplay would be: "I feel like the city that’s been under siege for twenty years, and suddenly the gates are thrown open and the citizens come pouring out to breath the air and walk the fields and pluck the wild flowers – I feel relieved."
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (dilettante)
I was horrified by my first glimpse of Holmes next morning, for he sat by the fire holding his tiny hypodermic syringe. I associated that instrument with the single weakness of his nature, and I feared the worst when I saw it glittering in his hand. He laughed at my expression of dismay, and laid it upon the table.

"No, no, my dear fellow, there is no cause for alarm. It is not upon this occasion the instrument of evil, but it will rather prove to be the key which will unlock our mystery. On this syringe I base all my hopes."

- Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter)

This quote taken out of context amuses me far too much simply because it could broadly be taken to be a case of Holmes saying “Don’t worry, old chap. I’ve take some coke now everything’s going to be fine”.

In other news, I received a very polite friending request via pm over the weekend and now that I’ve come round to respond to it I’ve discovered that the sender has their LJ messaging function set to only allow messages from people they’ve already friended or perhaps from nobody at all, since LJ won’t tell me which it is specifically. I’ve no idea what the default setting is since I have mine set to allow messages from all registered users but it does seems just like LJ to have any defaults set to the most awkward option possible.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (faggotry)
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narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (Default)
A little while ago I got into a small affray over a racial assumption made by a white person about POC. It was a small issue but just the sort of one that sets POC off because it’s usually either indicative of larger issues or can lead to them if left unchecked.

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narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (lazy)
"A predicate is a conditional expression that, combined with the logical operators AND and OR, makes up the set of conditions in a WHERE, HAVING, or ON clause." (Predicate analysis)

An SQL explanation, though I’m using this as a discourse analysis explanation because I somehow can’t quite wrap my head around the linguistic one these days.

I’m just waiting for this to happen next.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (dictatorial)
Taken from an IM conversation.

[ profile] imperial_artist: You have only evolved one mouse button. This is insufficiently advanced.
[ profile] nekonexus: *rolls a ball
[ profile] imperial_artist: It bites my fingers.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (smile)
"It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor."

- Neil Gaiman (The Kindly Ones)

Also, an opportunity to tell me to shut up in a context where I can’t actually trace your IP:


The quote and the meme are unrelated though it occurs to me that posting them together implies otherwise. Regardless, I somehow doubt that a critique of my writing would really equate to a criticism of my personal qualities, which are of course: astounding. Bearing in mind that astounding is a rather neutral term by way of positivism and simply implies extremes.


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