Feb. 15th, 2012

deird1: Sokka, with the picture he painted (Sokka picture)
You know, I don't consider myself to be someone who gets hugely excited over gifts. But on the rare occasions that someone brings me flowers, I go all soft and squeeful and spend the next three days smiling at them happily every time I walk past.

This has always been my experience, whether I'm receiving flowers from my mother, or my sisters, or a friend, or the boyfriend. Apparently I really like flowers from my people.

*happy sighs*
deird1: Cordelia reading, with text "Angel: pretty much a girly name" (Cordelia girly name)
Shakespeare should always be performed rather than read.

Saw some friends perform As You Like It this evening. I can guarantee you - if I'd tried sitting down and reading that play, I wouldn't have got more than two pages in. But watching it? Fantastic! It's so hilarious!

Especially when the actors get the fact that Shakespeare's comedies were more "low burlesque" than "high opera".* They're silly, and should be treated as such. Whereas when people think "Shakespeare=formal" and try treating it solemnly and giving the most serious and staid performances of their lives... it just doesn't work.

* I have an entirely different rant ready about how opera is more low burlesque than high opera - but that would go against the point I'm trying to make in this paragraph, so I'll leave it for now.


deird1: lilac flowers, with text "how do they rise up" (Default)

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