the snow-crystal reflects
the seven arcs,
(how have the arcs met?)
it was darkness,
Achilles and war,
it was light
with the Argo, the Quest;
day, night, wrong, right?
no need to untangle the riddle,
it is very simple."
(Hilda Doolittle, Helen in Egypt 199)
As for my thesis. I've hit 23 pages, counting bibliography. Time to make a conclusion, pat it together, and run. Sometime in the next few weeks, I may start posting some Roland/Olivier ficcage.
Questionnaire #7 - Best and Worst
What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you?
There was a mine cave in when I was seven and my mom wasn't sure if Dad got caught in it. That was pretty bad.
What's the best thing that's ever happened to you?
Who is your worst enemy?
Hmm - I suppose I should say any of the various people that we've been fighting. Dretch callers. The dretch. On a personal level, Peer Penthian and I don't get along well.
Who is your best friend?
Kaitlyn Finbarra, if you want someone who I haven't had sex with. She's a great woman. First female Peer of the Realm.
Tell us about your worst kiss.
Aunt Collette when I was younger. She must have bathed in perfume. She called me 'Olly.' If you mention this to someone, I will cause your plumbing to break in annoying and hard to fix ways.
Tell us about your best kiss.
.... Roland. And that's all I want to tell you. Ask him about turnip taxes.
Questionnaire #9 - Are you?
Smart enough to be a decent politician.
Meh, I suppose. It's hard to tell.
Tall, gawky, white-blond hair, and sings like a dying crow. I suppose if you go for that kind of thing. Roland likes me though.
I ..... have been told that.
*grins* At what?
If I'm mad, yeah.
Questionnaire #10 -- Marks
Do you have any scars?
A few from the war. Nothing big.
Do you have any piercings?
Do you have any tattoos?
Do you have any other markings?
Freckle on my left hip. I'm also ticklish there.
Do you wear any jewelery?
Other then the occasional silver bauble with my Peer robes? I've got an armband from my dad.
Have you ever broken any bones?
A toe or two.
Questionnaire #11 - Grab Bag
What is your favourite mode of transportation?
None. I want to be home. If I can't - well, early fall, and on a comfortable horse is nice.
Can you cook?
..... Does not burning food and cooking rations count?
Do you have big feet?
Mmm. Yeah. Pretty hard to find boots when you're this tall.
What is the square root of 169?
Square what of a what?
If you could change your name to anything you wanted, what would you change it to?
.... I don't know, really. I'm pretty satisfied with Olivier.
Are you serious?
No. I try to stay cheerful. Roland's the glum one.
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
Wind? Someone looking like an idiot?