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More Shakespeare, just to prove my point about the Hermia/Helena thing 
23rd-Jul-2005 10:30 pm
Beech leaves
Now look at this and tell me it's not as erotic as the language used between the opposite-sex lovers. Hermia and Helena are "old friends", and originally had a lover each, Lysander and Demetrius respectively. After both going after Hermia, both have been drugged by Puck and are now chasing after Helena. Hermia is Not Amused.

Lo, she is one of this confederacy!
Now I perceive they have conjoin'd all three
To fashion this false sport in spite of me.
Injurious Hermia! most ungrateful maid!
Have you conspir'd, have you with these contriv'd,
To bait me with this foul derision?
Is all the counsel that we two have shar'd,
The sisters' vows, the hours that we have spent,
When we have chid the hasty-footed time
For parting us- O, is all forgot?
All school-days' friendship, childhood innocence?
We, Hermia, like two artificial gods,
Have with our needles created both one flower,
Both on one sampler, sitting on one cushion,
Both warbling of one song, both in one key;
As if our hands, our sides, voices, and minds,
Had been incorporate. So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition,
Two lovely berries moulded on one stem;
So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart;
Two of the first, like coats in heraldry,
Due but to one, and crowned with one crest.
And will you rent our ancient love asunder,
To join with men in scorning your poor friend?
It is not friendly, 'tis not maidenly;
Our sex, as well as I, may chide you for it,
Though I alone do feel the injury.

I am amazed at your passionate words;
I scorn you not; it seems that you scorn me.

Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, III.2, found here.
23rd-Jul-2005 10:16 pm (UTC)
FIne fine fine. I maintain that yes, while Helena's ever so slightly melodramatic speech there is conclusive of love and desire, I still think that she simply values Hermia's friendship very much so, and that they have been close...

I give up. Fine. Shoo. *sulks in corner* I'm awful at being devil's advocate.
23rd-Jul-2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
Helena's always melodramatic. That's part of the fun. Ever tried doing the spaniel scene while racing around Regent's Park?
23rd-Jul-2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
Not to my knowledge... no. Sounds great fun though.
23rd-Jul-2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, it is, believe me. You're in England, aren't you? If you're anywhere near London, see whether the Open Air Theatre are still doing the School Leaver's Workshop (intended for post-GCSEs) in the summer, it's fab. They used to do Dream every other year, so there's a high chance of that one. Bear in mind I went on that eleven years ago, though - where the *hell* does the time go?

Age and decrepitude aside, I have distinct memories of chasaing this red-headed guy around the park, yelling, "I love thee not, therefore pursue me not!" and so on. We were absolutely baffling the Japanese tourists, especially the point when I dropped to his feet, grabbed onto an ankle (I was reared with Yorkshire Terriers), and said the "let me be your spaniel" bit.
23rd-Jul-2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
P.S. And if we all ask her nicely, I might be able to coax elfbystarlight into reading Shakespeare in the Meadows (local park) with me and a friend when she visits at the end of August, good weather and lack of tourists permitting.
23rd-Jul-2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
I may be convinced. :D
23rd-Jul-2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
May I swipe that other parrot icon for my own personal use now? We were wondering whether it would be possible to up the cuteness by putting little black eyepatches on the parrots, what do you think?
23rd-Jul-2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Possible, I suppose. It would look all drawn on, but could work, perhaps. Would you like that on the single or the plural one?
23rd-Jul-2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
Plural, please. I couldn't even hope to do it, I haven't got Photoshop and the software I do have even manages to screw up reducing the sizes of pictures.
23rd-Jul-2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Sorry - got distracted by things. Tell me if that's ok, or you want me to try again.
23rd-Jul-2005 11:25 pm (UTC)
Hmm. (Bless you for doing this, btw.) They don't both need to have eyepatches, after all, and the one on the left works a lot better than the one on the right. I'm trying to figure out exactly *where* a parrot only a few pixels big would attach his eyepatch, do you think the straps are in the right place?
23rd-Jul-2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
*managed to delete it* *blink* *idiot*

Would it be stripped around their heads? *wonders*

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23rd-Jul-2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
Was undercided about the middle parrot - so what do you think?
23rd-Jul-2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
It's the first time I noticed the middle parrot. You mean they've been having threesomes and I didn't know?

It looks very sweet, thank you so much darlin'. I think the parrot's eye is a touch lower than you've covered, and maybe it would be strapped around their heads? Tell you what, show me if you manage to make anything more convincing, meanwhile I'll joyfully snag this one.
23rd-Jul-2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
As for the threesomes... *whistles* Who'd have thought? no, certainly not me, nope. I didn't choose the threesome parrots for the avatar, nope. *whistle*

I tried once more, but I'm not convinced. *frown* If you like it here it is, although I think that one works well enough: I think it may be too thick.
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Either way, Glad you like them. *bows*
23rd-Jul-2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
And I meant Strapped. Head in compleeeeetely another place. Sorry. *blush*
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