LORD POLONIUS[. . .] What do you read, my lord?HAMLETWords, words, words.LORD POLONIUSWhat is the matter, my lord?HAMLETBetween who?LORD POLONIUSI mean, the matter that you read, my lord.HAMLETSlanders, sir: for the satirical rogue says here that old men have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, their eyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum and that they have a plentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams: all which, sir, though I most powerfully and potently believe, yet I hold it not honesty to have it thus set down, for yourself, sir, should be old as I am, if like a crab you could go backward.LORD POLONIUS[Aside] Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. Will you walk out of the air, my lord?HAMLETInto my grave.LORD POLONIUSIndeed, that is out o' the air.
I've seen enough productions to know there's several ways of playing that scene, particularly Hamlet's line, "Words, words, words." Depends on how the character's being done, really. Think Polonius is always done as a pompous, self-important loser, but that's just how he's written. Anyone seen a version where he's played as sympathetic?
Team Murder and Prometheus 6 (and possibly other people, I'm behind in me reading, as usual) both complain about comment spam recently. I had to delete one entry yesterday, ironically enough in that one entry that all the right-wingers linked to.
Which was also the last entry that had loads of tourists show up. Odd, that, seeing as the entire point was to get people to remove links here because I was afraid they'd end up leading tourists here.
This is all Alanis-style irony, isn't it? Not the real kind?
I differentiate between tourists and trolls, by the bye. Trolls, like some moron posting several screens of "WHITE POWER" or suchlike, are easy enough to deal with. Tourists, well, pulling an example from that one entry, tourists say things like:
*fumbles for my old therapist's card*
She'll help you work out your issues with white women, Aaron. (This is like the third incident, now?) She's great!
Oh wait. My therapist is a white woman. Never mind.
That was from something calling itself -=e=- the merciless.
Silly thing to say generally, given how many of the posters here are, you know, white women, but since at the time I was in a pretty public interracial relationship, the only explanation for writing that is complete ignorance on his or her part.
And someone who drops by talking loud and saying (and knowing) nothing?
Any questions? Comments? Curse words?
Well, The Tech's, anyway. Remind me to write something about school-funded student newspapers versus independent ones at some point. Or maybe I'll make my sister do it.
Second update, as I'm feeling wordy again:
Trolls usually leave a fake email address, naturally. Tourists not only leave a real address, they also include a link to their web site. There's no shame in their actions you see, unlike with a troll, who knows they're just posting shit for no reason. The tourists honestly think they have Truth on their side, and there's nothing more dangerous than a person-- and I include myself in this -- who's utterly certain that they're right.
Or that's what Magneto said in a speech in an old issue of Black Panther, anyway.
Sometimes, the line between being the hero and being the villain is a thin one. Assuming you go in for such a manichean approach to things in the first place.
Update III: Corrected links. Remember kids, when you're publicly working out your private issues by quoting Shakespear and Black Panther comics, make sure you're pasting things correctly.