All entries for Friday 13 May 2005
May 13, 2005
Rousseau! Where are you?!!
You apparently cannot exist on the internet OH YOU BOTANIST!!!!! WHERE ARE YOU ARROGANT FRENCHIE BASTARD?!! (nb. No offence to Frenchies, we imagine you regret him like we regret Locke. Some things are sad but just can't be avoided.)
Alright. Does this sound bitter? My friend Gianna and I are just trying to do the noble, honourable thing and find a useful website on Rousseau which tells us everything we need to know for our Textual Studies exam on his Confessions. Just one analysis! One website telling us what the damn book is about. We're not bitter. Or twisted. Or slightly annoyed at wasting two (three?) hours trying to find it. No.
So. All we need is Chapter summaries! Nothing more. No analyses ... just the arc of the story. Is there one?!
All the sweeties... so many sweeties ... oh the Haribo ...
Rousseau MUST DIE!!
… DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE MOST DEPRESSING THING ABOUT ROUSSEAU IS?! HE'S SWISS!!! SWISS! NOT FRENCH AT ALL! and it pains me to emphasise this fact…seeling as i ….i….i…..welll (damn i'm swiss too! :( (gis not kat))
this is getting complicated. i am legion. WE are legion. o hell.
over to you…kat….BA-BOOM!...
_Help me – She's reaching for the POST IT NOTES! Bad things are starting! We're counting page numbers and having to resort to READING THE ACTUAL BOOK! IS this why we pay university fees, I ask you?! So for all you interested people, the first book is THIRTY-SIX pages long. This is our knowledge of the one we call Botanist. no … she's going for the highlighter … does this mean I must work? What have we come to?! The humanity! OH THE HUMANITY!!
I think I'm going to get a cup of tea. Back to you… Gia…_
…. sorry for the outburst. rousseau was mad. so am i. so is kat…don' amount to a hill 'o beans in this crazy world. play it again, Kat…
… actually, don't. we were listening to the prelude for Rousseau's 'chloe and daphnis' opera. it was kinda…uninspired (shhhh! don't tell 'em that!) I WILL TELL THEN THAT! HA!
… Can you paint a book blue with yellow?
... Slightly embittered note (2) against Rousseau - how does the 'one incident which will reveal him' turn out to be his regret for not sleeping with a woman with an inverted nipple??? (p.300-303) Am I missing something or is he very very wrong? Also -- "Born for music" (p.175). "Born for botany" (p.192) ... AGH! 'Reamae calls me a plagiarist with no talent - but everyone else thinks I'm swell...' 'They all went really quiet' ... 'they all hate me' ... Grimm's trying to steal my friends... HE's LIKE A TEN YEAR OLD PRE-BITCHY, POST-NASTY SCHOOLGIRL! ... see, it's an educated dislike. I have read the book.
_… phew … breathe …. _
Rousseau's two loves – love of the self —- and … another love of the self….
_BTW. Has anyone else noticed the similarity between Hamlet and Darth Vader? _
'Thus i concluded my reading and everyone was silent. Such was the advantage i derived from my reading and my declaration.' (p.606)
'May I never have to speak of it again' (p.59, Bk II)