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Wh… December 12, 2007

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…en my collection is big enough, I’ll start thinking about this



Star… November 13, 2007

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…dust the movie is good :p

Liked the book better though, more… bittersweet :p
There are lots of differences, but I think the significant one was the opening and the ending. Anyway… can’t complain :p Now on to beowulf… Gaiman’s writing the script (co-writing actually) so I hope it’s a good one, better than the 2005 movie hopefully :p


Ever… October 22, 2007

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…ybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.


Hau… October 16, 2007

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…nted Palace

Edgar Allan Poe
The Haunted Palace
In the greenest of our valleys
By good angels tenanted,
Once a fair and stately palace—
Radiant palace—reared its head.
In the monarch Thought’s dominion—
It stood there!
Never seraph spread a pinion
Over fabric half so fair!

Banners yellow, glorious, golden,
On its roof did float and flow,
(This—all this—was in the olden
Time long ago),
And every gentle air that dallied,
In that sweet day,
Along the ramparts plumed and pallid,
A winged odor went away.

Wanderers in that happy valley,
Through two luminous windows, saw
Spirits moving musically,
To a lute’s well-tuned law,
Bound about a throne where, sitting
In state his glory well befitting,
The ruler of the realm was seen.

And all with pearl and ruby glowing
Was the fair palace door,
Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing,
And sparkling evermore,
A troop of Echoes, whose sweet duty
Was but to sing,
In voices of surpassing beauty,
The wit and wisdom of their king.

But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch’s high estate.
(Ah, let us mourn!—for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate !)
And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.

And travellers, now, within that valley,
Through the red-litten windows see
Vast forms, that move fantastically
To a discordant melody,
While, like a ghastly rapid river,
Through the pale door
A hideous throng rush out forever
And laugh—but smile no more.

Vinc… August 31, 2007

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…ulus’ (or rather John Uskglass / The Raven King) prophecy:

I reached out my hand, England’s rivers turned and flowed the other way.
I reached out my hand, my enemies’ blood stopt in their veins.
I reached out my hand, thought and memory flew out of my enemies’ heads like a flock of starlings.
My enemies crumpled like empty sacks.
I came to them in mists and rain
I came to them in dreams of midnight
I came to them in a flock of ravens that filled the northern sky at dawn
When they thought themselves safe, I came to them in a cry that broke the silence of a winter wood

The rain made a door for me and I went through it
The stones made a throne for me and I sat upon it
Three kingdoms were given to me to be mine forever
England was given to me to be mine forever.
The nameless slave wore a silver crown.
The nameless slave was a king in a strange country
The weapons that my enemies raised against me are venerated in Hell as holy relics
Plans that my enemies made against me are preserved as holy texts
Blood that I shed upon ancient battlefields is scraped from the stained earth by Hell’s sacristans and placed in a vessel of silver and ivory.

I gave magic to England, a valuable inheritance
But Englishmen have despised my gift
Magic shall be written upon the sky by the rain but they shall not be able to read it
Magic shall be written on the faces of the stony hills but their minds shall not be able to contain it
In winter the barren trees shall be a black writing but they shall not understand it

Two magicians shall appear in England.
The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me
The first shall be governed by thieves and murderers, the second shall conspire at his own destruction
The first shall bury his heart in a dark wood beneath the snow, yet still feel its ache, the second shall see his dearest possession in his enemy’s hand
The first shall pass his life alone; he shall be his own gaoler
The second shall tread lonely roads, the storm above his head, seeking a dark tower upon a high hillside.
I sit upon a black throne in the shadows but they shall not be able to see me.

The rain shall make a door for me and I shall pass through it
The stones shall make a throne for me and I shall sit upon it
The nameless slave shall wear a silver crown
The nameless slave shall be a king in a strange country

From the excellent book (albeit a slow start.. think Austen / Dickens slow and you will not be far off :p) Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell


“Go… August 30, 2007

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…od luck to you Mr. Mandrake.”
“… You don’t have to call me that, ” he said.
“It’s your name.”
“No. My name is Nathaniel.”

Hihihi good books, read it people

Unex… July 22, 2007

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…pected… expected, quite recommended, I don’t think it’s a book for kids anymore though :p

Guessed some, missed some, frowned at some points, some loose ends (won’t talk it here though, people might be kinda angry if they get spoilt *or is it spoilered? spoilert?* xD), some good un’s are bad some baddies are good un’s :p So… grey, Vergere would’ve approved xD

Good read.


Sud… June 14, 2006

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…ah, begini sudah cukup… jangan takut

terus nunggu bertahun-tahun dah buat lanjutannya… sial yaah sabar lah 😀

hmm… apalagi yah.. neh lucu:

When I was at the hospital being prepared for surgery, the floor nurse asked, ‘Which eye is to be operated on?’ I answered, ‘The left eye is the right eye. The right eye is the wrong eye.’

Well… hmm… yeah… go figure xD