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26 October 2006 @ 09:00 am
Six Little Words-- The Classics  
I can't post these to the new sixlittlewords comm, because it's supposed to be fanfiction only. I discovered this after going on a mad tear in the comments of Maygra's lovely entry.

So for the rest of you (Hi, jules1013! Hi, deirdre_c! Hi, fourfreedoms!), I present some of The Classics:


Ahab's fate gleamed in deadly white.
Herman Melville

Romeo plucked Juliet's flower. Everybody died.
William Shakespeare

In moonlight, blood is beauty... death.
Bram Stoker

Daughters betray, blind fathers die broken.
Shakespeare

Seasons, cycles clash and come again.
Ecclesiastes

Man to insect, identity is lost.
Franz Kafka

Break me and yet I survive.
Nietsche Hee!

Giants weep at crushing fragile things.
John Steinbeck

The train approaches. Oh, Anna-- No!
Leo Tolstoy

A fearful world burns its knowledge.
Ray Bradbury



All right, I'll stop now. ;)
 
 
 
Entendre? Make mine a double.: Prose before Hosdeirdre_c on October 26th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
TOLSTOY! Heeheehee!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 26th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
That one's kind of evil, isn't it? ;)

You reward me with your most excellent Shakespeare icon, too. :D
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on October 26th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hah, I love the Tolstoy one :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 26th, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC)
That one's evilFunny. And yet, true. ;)
bluesister on October 26th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
King Lear has been on my mind recently--father! sisters! madness!--so that one jumps out at me. They're all good tho'. Getting "identity" into The Metamorphosis one...I can tell this isn't as easy as it looks.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 26th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
:D The most awesome part is how literary all you folks are-- and part of the challenge doing it this way is NOT identifying the name of the story.

Which did not slow any of you down one single bit. \o/
she said mysteriouslyresounding_echo on October 26th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
The Steinbeck one is amazing.

:waves:
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 27th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. :)
the reluctant lobotomist: sunfourfreedoms on October 26th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hi, halfshellvenus, I hope you are well.

Those are definitely most excellent quotes. Especially Ray Bradbury's, and of course, everything by Nietsche is brilliant.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 27th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
:D Thank you, fourfreedoms.

I remember that discussion we had about Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" being the underpinnings of the movie "Match Point," and I was fairly certain you'd be familiar with all of these... :)
the reluctant lobotomist: sunfourfreedoms on October 27th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
It's kinda cool to be known for that, even if I'm not a major fan of russian literature.
Deadbeat Nymphdeadbeat_nymph on October 27th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Am I allowed to add,

In folly ripe, in reason rotten.
Walter Raleigh

?

It's just one of my favourite lines about boys' promises...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 27th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Well, why not? :D

We could do this all day. Comment Classis, in miniform!
St. Crispin's: st crispinsst_crispins on October 27th, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
Came over to take a look.

Very cool. Love them.

I deleted my classic post from the community but posted them on my LJ too.

What the heck, y'know?

It's addictive when you get going.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on October 27th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Came over to take a look.
:D Can't blame you, since you did your own. Welcome-- have a seat!

I deleted my classic post from the community but posted them on my LJ too.
I wondered who'd had the same thought I did.

When I saw maygra's post, my mind immediately went to those "Book-a-minute" things, which are summaries of various books in a (usually humorous) flyover kind of way. And if you look at their website, it says something like "No! We do not accept outside submissions, so quit asking!" And I've always thought, "Darn. Because I'm halfway through my crackTastic summary of 'Cat in the Hat' now." So when I saw this 6-word-fics idea, my mind went immediately to the idea of summarizing other well-known stories that way.

Foiled again. And I can understand if it's not the community's goal, but you know... the urge to spin these out just gets going. It IS addictive. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! *waves*