Thanks for the memories,
P.S. The beer was amazing btw.
As a supplement to the POTO Book Club that will be reading Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera (tr. David Coward) starting this Saturday, I decided to start up a little segment on my blog that I’m calling “Lost in Translation.” I won’t be doing this every day, but probably a couple times a week.
In this segment, I will type passages from Leroux’s original novel, and will then provide the translations to these passages from the six published English translations (de Mattos, Bair, Wolf, Lofficier, Ribière, and Coward). Finally, I will give my own translation, and will explain why I have chosen to translate the passage in the way that I have.
Read today’s passage, as well as the seven translations of it (including my own), after the jump! :D
'Hooked On A Feeling' is used in the movie. That and a lot of other old songs are on Quill’s mixed tape in his Sony Walkman. It’s one of the few things he has from Earth. I don’t think of it as a joke, because it’s very dear to him. It’s the umbilical cord that connects him to earth and the home and family he lost. - James Gunn
#hey guys remember this part #where the so-called weak lady character#dives off her fucking pod #goes over to the dude’s#pop’s the lid of his snow white coffin off #and basically hugs him back to life#and he gives her this soft little smile #and they forehead bump#and instead of fucking wedding bells #it’s military choppers overhead#in a vee formation (via quigonejinn)
I remember there was this post going around a short while after the movie came out criticizing Mako for breaking into tears over Raleigh’s supposedly dead body, instead of like, keeping a cool head and going into first aid mode.
First of all, enthusiasts of the Mako is feeble and submissive line of disgusting reasoning: she does keep a cool head. The first thing she does is check if he’s breathing and look for his pulse. It’s only when she can’t find it that she breaks down in tears over Raleigh’s supposedly dead body.
Which leads us to my next point, i.e., the fact that Mako’s lost how many people she cares about over the last couple of days? And I mean, culminating with the death of her father and asshole adoptive brother, both of whom basically died protecting her and Raleigh. Whom by the way is dead too for all she knows.
But god forbid a woman should emote on screen under the pressure of real human feelings of grief and love and loss and at the same time be a qualified badass warrior, lipstick-wearing pretty girl with perfect eyebrows. Everyone knows those things are incompatible.
(Basically everything about this scene was perfect in every single detail, and if you think Mako having a breakdown at this particular point somehow diminishes her character, don’t talk to me.)
is it just me or is Thor channeling some serious Nicolas Cage here.
Verily I say BEES
Thou must forcefully acquire the Document of Freedom
We’re going to steal the Tessaract of Independence.
Modern Christine Daae. A request for a few people. :) just a fun little cartoony piece.
Alright guys, here it is! Modern AU Leroux!Christine with big honkin’ glasses. I did a drawing that wasn’t portrait style earlier, but it sucked, so I drew this. I like how it turned out personally, all cartoony and stuff.
SHE DID THE THING
This idea of Christine wearing glasses appeals to me greatly. Yes, I think I am in love this. :)
I was thinking last night about the differences between ALW and Leroux Erik, their characters and motivations. Usually the big defining...