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I found this a couple of days ago. It's a Gustave Dore illustration from Milton's Paradise Lost.*

I always really liked Paradise Lost for Satan, which I guess isn't much of a surprise, since most people do. But this post isn't about that, or anything else in particular. I just had the Dore image and I liked it--I like a whole lot of Dore's art, actually, and since it's out of copyright, I sometimes wonder if it would be possible to take his artwork, and write a new piece around it. Just for kicks you know? But then you get all sorts of problems, I suppose, and in truth I don't know how this shit works, so I'm sure there's a law or something there to stop me (apart, you know, from common sense). If you're curious to see more of Dore's art, go to this website, scroll down to his name, and click away.

In other news, I've completely fucked up my neck, run out of credit for my phone, and writing hideous job applications has given me a story idea.

* There should be a little line over the 'e' in Dore, but I've no idea how to make it right at the moment.


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May. 25th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)

That'll give you the "é".
May. 25th, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
Doing it that way's actually a bit unsafe, since if someone's viewing that on a computer or o/s that's different from yours (or perhaps even in a different browser), the character may come out as complete nonsense.

Safer is to type:
and that'll give you é. Works whenever you're editing HTML.

Other fun ones:
è = è
ö = ö (useful for Björk)
µ = µ
and if necessary:
& = & (that's how I got it to show what I was typing!)
May. 25th, 2006 10:51 am (UTC)
May. 25th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Maybe it's just me, but it looks like Satan's faceplanting into a big love heart.

I like that.
May. 25th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
heh. i never noticed that before, but it kinda does look like that.
May. 25th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you for my new wallpaper. Quite fitting with my mindset.
May. 26th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
i am here to help :)
May. 25th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
That's really gorgeous. The artwork somehow depicts exactly what made me (as it seems to have made everyone) feel such empathy for Satan in Paradise Lost. What is it, a kind of descension into beauty, something impossible to resist, the sadness in knowing it's fatal? I'll have to check out the site; I know we looked at Dore when studying Milton, but it has been a long, long time.
May. 26th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
they didn't show me ay gore while studying milton. in fact, i didn't study milton for very long, to be honest. a couple of weeks in a course called revolutionary texts. was a cool course, though.
May. 25th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
Fucked up neck. :-(
May. 26th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
getting better though :)
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