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  • emim 1214 on 16 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: orkney library and archive   

    two moths caught 

    these two were captured at the orkney library and archive. not entirely sure whether it is a photograph or a scan/photocopy. mentally working out what exactly it is but that’s kind of half the fun and i do still like the composition of the image. somewhat alien sort of feel to it. the original blog post is available here.

  • emim 114 on 15 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , arrested development, buster, episode 12 season 3, exit strategy   

    exit strategy – arrested development 

    “oh no. i swallowed a moth.”

    (michael thinks buster is trying to speak arabic with the taxi driver like earlier in the episode but he is corrected.)

  • emim 1201 on 14 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1941, hangover square, p b shelley, patrick hamilton, perrier's, roget's thesaurus of english words and phrases, the third part   

    hangover square – patrick hamilton 



    earnest, wistful, eager, breathless, fer-vent, -vid; gushing, passionate, warmhearted, hearty, cordial, sincere, zealous, enthusiastic, glowing, ardent, burning, red-hot, fiery, flaming; boiling, -over….

    impressed-, moved-, touched-, affected-, penetrated-, seized-, imbued &c. 820- with; devoured by, wrought up &c…. enraptured &c. 829.

     Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

    I can give not what men call love;

    But wilt thou accept not

    The worship the heart lifts above

    And the Heavens reject not:

    The desire of the moth for the star,

    Of the night for the morrow,

    The devotion to something afar

    From the sphere of our sorrow?

    P. B. Shelley

    indifferent, lukewarm; careless, mindless, regardless; inattentive &c. 485; neglectful &c. 460; disregarding.

    unconcerned, nonchalant, pococurante, insouciant, sans souci; unambitious &c. 866.

    un-affected, -ruffled, -impressed, -inspired, -excited, -moved, -stirred, -touched, -shocked, -struck; unblushing &c. (shameless 885); unanimated; vegetative.

    callous, thick-skinned, pachydermatous, impervious; hard, -ened; inured, case-hardened; steeled-, proof- against; imperturbable &c. (inexcitable) 826; unfelt.

    Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

    this book was recommended by a friend and features a character whom he refers to as a ‘vacuous bitch’. each part of this book is prefixed with various non-diegetic material to contextualise the forthcoming narrative. it’s a pretty neat idea but that which also gives the reader some space to exit the fiction world and relate it to the real world. the third part begins with the above. the poem, which contains the moth, is sandwiched between very opposing clusters of words which alter the meaning of the poem. this is half of a fairly well-known poem by shelley and the moth is used to describe the nature of his love for the person this is addressed to (something akin to idolatry perhaps). the moth which is insignificant desires the star which is a bright light, out of this world, you get the idea, used for dramatic/exaggerative effect. but between the thesaurusising, it is read as unrequited love which i think is not the original intention of the poet. and unrequited love is a huge theme in hangover square. despite being seen as insignificant i think moths are also constantly contextualised and recontextualised in terms of their ‘creative potential’.

  • emim 531 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , pencil sketch, vashti kristensen   

    emperor gum moth – vashti kristensen 

    a lovely sketch by good friend vashti of the moth below the pencil capturing the delicate/decrepit nature quite well. it shall be the new header image here hurrah.

  • emim 414 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: moths of the world   

    moth hiatus over 

    it has been a long time and i have probably forgotten how to do this but regardless moths by the way will be back very shortly to expose the moths again.

    • Magdalena Wiklund 753 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply

      This reminds me about my childhood. I had some of these dead and in a glass as a painting in its frame. But they were real and I wouldn’t like it today. I prefer to see animals alive. But your picture is gorgeous with all its colors and it really reminds me about it.. Thanks for sharing.

    • Magdalena Wiklund 842 on 13 January 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks a lot :-) But I´m happy just looking at it at your blog. I´ll visit it from times to time. See you!

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