Because it is International Poetry Day today (and International Day of Forests and National Puppy Day (UK), incidentally*), and because I've already covered on my two favourite poems on here, I Googled:
“Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world.”
― Jasper Fforde, First Among Sequels (via Goodreads)
*Thereby allowing me previously unheard of special over-the-word-limit privileges.
I read this years ago. I was thinking of it today.
The bit that still bothers me is not the book's doing: one character is black yet I didn't realise until some way in, because it didn't say so.
Every character, unless otherwise described, has my skin colour and voice.
18.3.14Tags adaptation, Adrian Hodges, Alexandre Dumas, characters, costumes, Susie Conklin, TV series
'I can see you are a man of quick intelligence.'
These characters are dimensional and interesting and funny and true. Especially Constance. And Cardinal Richelieu who is certainly not a straight out bad guy.
The costumes are gorgeous. I want to live then so I can wear them.
This was read at my wedding, by my two brothers, a year ago today. Even though it's about Graduation, it's also about Big Things. And I like it.
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
Knowledge [...] Sometimes there is the added twist that the Knowledge has been collected without your knowing it. In this case, you must have an inspiration before recognising it. A friendly WIZARD or TOUR MENTOR can help here. They will madden you, but they will give hints.