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Eeeee! I never knew that baby sloths were so inclined to peeking. Out of cardboard boxes. Oh, teh kyewt!

If you don't belong to baaaaabyanimals you should join. It gets me through the harder days.

I finally let my Mom talk me into picking up a copy of the Da Vinici Code. I'm only a few pages in, and so far I have to say, it sounds pretty much like your standard non-genre work of fiction that does not contain any aliens or vampires. But I will bravely soldier on. Mom promises I will love it.

Have a great weekend, everybuggy!

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boadiccea
Mar. 11th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
I got pretty into the Da Vinci Code once I got a chapter or two in. Then again, there's controversy and all sorts of things. I didn't buy it, often got annoyed with the characters, yet still couldn't put the thing down. YMMV. :)

Okay, and I must have a baby sloth-peeking-out-of-a-box like, IMMEDIATELY. *dies of cute*
fenriss
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Eee! Don't they almost look like some sort of leetle Edward Gorey creature? *loves them*

(I will be very interested to hear your insights regarding Da Vinci Code when I'm done.)
rikibeth
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)
They look like the Doubtful Guest! minus the scarf, of course.

And, GIP.
fenriss
Mar. 12th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
Master and Commander?
rikibeth
Mar. 13th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
Photo from movie, yes. Quote from... oh, somewhere around the fourth book in the series, I think. :)
rionnkelly
Mar. 14th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
I loved that movie, even if Russel did let himself go a little to pot and makes for a really, really scary blond.
sparkymonster
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
I finally let my Mom talk me into picking up a copy of the Da Vinici Code. I'm only a few pages in, and so far I have to say, it sounds pretty much like your standard non-genre work of fiction that does not contain any aliens or vampires. But I will bravely soldier on. Mom promises I will love it.


It's slow going at first. I had the same "Eh, wtf" issue. Then it becomes completely batshit. If I ever want to promote a radical theory about religion, I will totaly embedd it into a fast paced thriller.
_blackjack_
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
Eh, there's nothing radical about it. Erroneous, but not radical. It's the same crock that has been circulating in various forms for 25 years now.

The more general idea, that there were sects with very different views of Jesus in the 1st century, is really not radical, since it is explicitly stated in the Bible and the Patristics.
minniethemoocha
Mar. 12th, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
Totally read The Magic Circle by Katherine Neville, if you're after that sort of thing. She gets a little Anne Rice what with everyone's improbable level of good looks, but still, good potboilers, with tons of pseudohistorical gobbledygook. Fun.
chadu
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
I haven't read DVC, but from what folks who have say, I've read the purer, unadulterated, mainloine batshit for it: Holy Blood, Holy Grail which is F'ing awesome.

CU
_blackjack_
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
The pure, unadulterated bull--not bat--shit would be the original forged documents plated by Pierre Plantard. He'd been running his «je suis le roi» scam for decades before he got Beigent, Leigh and Lincoln to shill for him in HB/HG.
chadu
Mar. 12th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
Righty-right.

The only problem (for me) is that the documents were in French -- which I can barely read at a child's level -- and are now missing from the Biblioteque Nationale.

I find myself wondering, hough -- did Plantard come up with this gimmick, or is he the inheritor of a long-standing historical con-game?

Most folks previous to. . . ah, dammit, who wrote that book and what was its name? Life of Christ? I think it was a French guy... Renan? Dammit. Screw it, let's say Jefferson, with his non-miraculous New Testament and thus posing Christ as soley a man. . . before the publication of that, did the "Christ had decendants" concept have any currency? I vaguely recall a few refs to descendants of Christ's relations, and self-identification with JC (usually with a spiritual heritage) himself or even as inheritor of his tradition by would-be Messiah's was always popular.

But I'm not sure about the bloodline aspect.

CU
_blackjack_
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Read Foucault's Pendulum instead. It's essentially the same book, but written for smart people, with full awareness of its own absurdity.
chadu
Mar. 12th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
I don't know if I'd agree with that, Jack. I'd say FC is closer to something like John Fowles' The Magus. Maybe HBHG is between FC and The Magus.

CU
_blackjack_
Mar. 12th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
I was comparing TdVC, not HB/HG, to FP, though FP quite consciously drew from the ideas of HB/HG.
chadu
Mar. 12th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
D'oh!

My bad, then.

Appo-logies.

CU
_blackjack_
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
slothssss
Awww... Aren't they the cutest li'l evolutionary dead-ends you've ever seen?
surreallis
Mar. 11th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
Ah, that book is on my 'to read' list. Considering how people gush about it, I'm afraid that even if it's a great book, I'll feel let down unless it's the BEST BOOK EVER.
tworiversgirl
Mar. 22nd, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
Oh joy, dear daughter! So good of you to humor me...

As I said (I think), DVC isn't a "great" book, but it is one hell of a story, and the theme of the "supression of the Divine Feminine" is immensely appealing to those of our ilk.

Love always,
Mom
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