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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Hypnotize - System Of A Down
  • Reading: Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  • Watching: Wishbone
  • Playing: Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: Grapefruit
  • Drinking: Water
Whee, it's been awhile since I've updated my journal and I feel that it's high time to do so.  There's a couple things I wanted to cover in this entry and I think I'll start with the Photobucket issue.  

Art theives have long since been reposting artists' stuff on their Photobucket accounts, and since Photobucket offers a print service, it's very, very easy for other people to make money off of art that is not theirs.  

Here's an article that sums up the situation nicely: www.plagiarismtoday.com/2008/0…

And the petition you can sign to put an end to this: www.petitiononline.com/pbarts/…



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Commission work has been going well for me.  I've been working harder at getting through my list and I sincerely apologize to everyone who has been waiting for so long.  Traveling and the holidays set me back quite a bit at the end of last year and I'm now striving to put more effort into getting them done in a more timely fashion.  They will all get done, I promise I'm not ignoring your order.  And if you feel that I have, drop me a note and ask me about your commissionns status.  I'll be happy to reply.  :)

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So yeah, commission work has pretty much been my life lately.  At night and in the evenings in my spare time I've taken to reading Shakespeare.  I became interested in his works back when I first read Susan Cooper's King of Shadows a few years ago.  Honestly, who can read that book and not find at least a little interest in themselves for Shakespeare and everything that he is.  Cooper's book really brings him to life and shows how magical his plays and writings are.

As worthy as his plays are of study, they are written in in old English and poetic verse which is very pretty but makes it very hard to grasp the concepts as well as the subtelties of many of the scenes.  Sooo, I've taken to reading through each of the plays with their corresponding Cliffs Notes companion pamphlets.  They make everything so much easier to undertsand and lay out all the plotlines and themes that Shakespeare so eloquently works into each of his plays.  So far I've made it though A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest.  :heart:

I'm also reading through multiple Shakespeare biographies and I love the success story of Shakespeare's life.  He started out as a young man with but a few coins in his pocket as he started out for London.  Several years and many plays later, he was a wealthy land owner and had made quite the name for himself.  From the information we have, he was a mild mannered, easy going gentleman and I would love to have known him.

Unfortunately, none of my friends share my enthusiasm for the genius that is Shakespeare so I'd love to know if any of you have an interest in and read Shakespeare for pleasure.  I'd love to hear what you have to say and if there's any books or websites that you can recommend.  :aww:

Shakespeare - For Life by yadu

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last-trace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
i'm related to shakespeare, my friends mum worked on our family tree and i'm related to him through my grandads family... strange it's my worst subject :hmm:
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
That's really awesome! ^_^

--WildSpirit
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last-trace Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
:nod:
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PrincessBillyBob Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Yeah Shakespeare did have a interesting life. I personally love reading about his theatre The Wooden O or The Globe Theatre, the architecture is amazing! I've only read a couple of his plays and just started reading them resently. We are studying him in school. :) I personally like "Much Ado About Nothing"
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JourneyV Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Oh, and for a REALLY good read, try "A Comedy of Errors". Personally, I prefer his sonnets over his plays any day, but more because he was limited in space, so I feel he put so much more into it...
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JourneyV Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
If you'd ever like to sit and chat about Shakespearian works with me, I'd be delighted. I took an interest in his works when I was in 3rd grade, so his English comes as easily to my tongue as true modern English. Due to that interest, I enrolled in drama classes and had the opportunity to be cast as many roles. In Midsummer, I played Bottom. I was the only one with a voice loud enough to get through the mask. As we all know R&J, in that, I was Benvolio, Tybalt, and the Nurse. If I have to do that play one more time, I swear I'll have the entirety of it forever branded on my heart and mind. >_>

And yet, I'd gladly take the stage once more.. regardless the play.
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WildSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thank you for the offer, I'll remember that. ^_^

--WildSpirit
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Hazel-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recommend The Winters Tale, one of Shakespeares later wors, its not quiet a comedy, but not quiet a tragedy either, its one that realy has no genre.

I performed this at Preston Guild hall and I adore the play. <3 Camillo. I played Paulina. : D

Also, Twelve (sp?) Night is just awsome. I had to study this at GCSE and got to know the story inside and out. Its about two twins seperated by a storm, and the female twin Viola is ship wrecked. Because shes a woman in a mans world, she hides her true identity and disguses her as a man, falling in love with the Count Orsino. It follows both Viola and her brother Sabastian in their own seperate love stories which eventualy interwine.
I love it. : D
Oh, and the concept was later used in 'Shes the Man', that wierd film. o.0;
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Moon-any Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Shakespeare is one of the best writes of all time! If you look at romeo carefully you'll find he has something in common with the writer. ;)
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Oh trust me dear, I"m a shakespeare freak. I"ve taken Shakespeare 1,2, and advanced at Central Wyoming Colege. Been in Midsummer 3 times (Peter Quint, Hermia, Fairy), Much Ado twice (Beatrice and Don John), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), and Merry Wives (MIstriss Ford)
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