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Current Residence: a charming little island in the Caribbean Sea with my dear friend, Looly
Favourite cartoon character: Chibiusa, Sailor Jupiter, Fizzy from My Little Pony
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Morrissey
  • Reading: The Weather in the Streets - Rosamond Lehmann
I really ought to keep this journal updated... but there isn't much to say!  I am whiling away my days by reading as much on Homer's 'Odyssey' as I can.  At least, I have started with Homer, but I am rapidly being sidetracked by floral epithets, lyric poetry, Greek perception of colour...  Then, of course, life has a habit of getting in the way of reading.  :)  In any case, I need to come up with a topic for my Honours thesis before the semester starts in March.  It's somewhat restrictive...  The classics department is in a state of flux, so I haven't met my supervisor, a new lecturer, yet.  Even though I spoke to my favourite lecturer about topics before he left for the year, I never really came up with anything definite.  And even though there are so many Greek authors about whom I am wildly enthusiastic, my choice is limited by the time, specialities and research interests of my supervisor.  I'd like to write a thesis on Plutarch or the lyric poets, but apparently it would be more convenient and more traditional to do a study on one of the two authors we'll be studying this year, Homer and Xenophon.  It doesn't really matter.  I love Homer, but it's difficult to find a topic that sufficiently piques my interest and about which I am wholly passionate.  Also, while I'm aware that an Honours thesis does not have to be ground-breaking or perpetuate new theories in the same way as, for instance, a Masters thesis, I'd still desperately like to write something original.

It's lovely to get back into reading and research!  Inordinately hot, though, which makes concentrating rather difficult.  =P  Still, it's perfect weather for iced chocolates and the kind of late afternoon sun that I love.  :heart:

Also, Homeric reading group has started again after our Christmas break, which gives me something to anticipate every week.

All in all, after much contemplation, analysis, letter-writing and many meetings with friends over the last few weeks, I have become a bit more content and accepting of myself.  :)  I've been neglecting deviantART and my Takarazuka obsession horribly, but sometimes it's good to step back from things that consume a lot of time.


'The feeling that men and plants share a common fate is the perennial theme of lyric poetry.'  (quoted in Kawabata Yasunari's 'Jojoka' )

'Spake full well, in language quaint and olden,
One who dwelleth by the castled Rhine,
When he called the flowers, so blue and golden,
Stars that in earth's firmament do shine.'
(Longfellow's 'Flowers' )


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magiqumbrella Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Boo! How fares thee?
spoems Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Writer
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IndigoSkyes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for joining :iconthewrittenrevolution:, we’re delighted to have you with us. Welcome to the revolution. :salute:

We’re quite a busy group. :aww: We just wrote a brand new article to let everyone know how the group is progressing. We also regularly post prompts and six word challenges for our members to try. And feel free to get involved in our contest! So check them out! :la: Also feel free to add us on Facebook and Twitter: @WrittenRevolt. :dance:
marine-ala Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Oh my God! Does this mean my dear melodythelittlepony is back? :hug:
melodythelittlepony Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
:glomp: It looks like it! I just read your last journal entry here, and I feel so similar! I've really missed deviantart. I have been writing a lot and scribbling a few drawings, but I've been so busy with university that I haven't been posting anything here. But when I came back and saw your beautiful drawings, I felt more inspired!! You're a marvellous artist, you really are! I hope that I'll visit dA on a more regular basis now. :)
marine-ala Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Aww that's the best thing you can ever say to me! :hug: I've joined DA because of you so I'm glad I made you come back somehow! And I truly miss your pictures and poems!
Vasillium Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O, Hi!
I found your deviant adress in my old list of ponylovers and I decided write you and invite you to my page.

Be my guest! :)
YellowGrin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really happy that I found your profile, I love your talent
DavisJes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you are well. I finally got my MLP art up. ^_^
marine-ala Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Caity! I hope you're OK!I miss you! :heart:
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