Greetings from afar.

Discussion in 'Greetings!' started by Thy Fearful Symmetry, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Thank you, Oddrun.:D

    @Senekha - it was a reference to William Blake, who was quite brilliant in a weird kind of way. I love unconventional people, and he was more unconventional than most if you believe even half of the stories about him. Anyway, it is from his poem The Tyger that I took my name:

    THE TYGER
    By William Blake
    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

    In what distant deeps or skies
    Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
    On what wings dare he aspire?
    What the hand dare seize the fire?

    And what shoulder, & what art.
    Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
    And when thy heart began to beat,
    What dread hand? & what dread feet?

    What the hammer? what the chain?
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil? what dread grasp
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

    When the stars threw down their spears,
    And watered heaven with their tears,
    Did he smile his work to see?
    Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? ​
     
  2. Senekha

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    Oh!!! Wow, makes sense now. I should have seen that - I'm familiar with his poetry. Guess this proves that my brain has been fried by this year's exams.
     
  3. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Hee hee, I'll forgive you. This time...*cue sinister music.*:D
     
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    It shan't happen again. *scouts honor*
     
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    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Your own avatar is pretty foxy, I must say.:D
     
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    Killbot608 prototype killing machine

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    funny... looks mostly human to me. althought the horns are confusing
     
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    Honoured Greetings Thy Fearful Symmetry. Enjoy your stay in our halls, relax, and make some new friends. I agree with Senekha that your icon is quite interesting, though I agree with you in that Senekha's own is foxy.

    And Killbot, the horns look like a kind of helmet or crown.
     
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    ya i know, i jest :D
     
  9. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    *Bows.* Thank you, Sinfulwolf.:draught:
     
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    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    Hello! *waves* Welcome to TFF! :D
     
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    Thank you, oh fan of Doctor Who.:D (I remember the bad old days of Sylvester McCoy.)
     
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    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    LOL - Ah yes, the days we struggle to forget - LOL

    You're very welcome, Thy Fearful Symmetry! I hope you enjoy it here :)
     
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    Thanks again; and yes, I've already met some lovely people.:D

    As for Sylvester, I may have been a tad harsh; the BBC did cut the show's budget, so perhaps it wasn't entirely his fault that things turned out so...tepid, shall we say.
     
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    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    Glad to hear it! :D

    Yeah, you're right. And let's face it, there have been worse shows out there. I'd still have to say "Doctor Who"'s pretty cool....no matter which Doc it is :D
     
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    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    I started watching during the transition between Tom Baker and Peter Davidson, so they'll always hold a special place in my affections. Ah, the good old days...:)
     
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    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    LOL - I certainly understand, though I met those Doctors in reruns. I first started watching with the Ninth Doctor and have been hooked ever since. Thus far, Ten's been my fave :D
     
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    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    They do say that your favourite Doctor is dependent on when you started watching, so I can understand why Doctor 10 is your favourite. Similarly, this is why Baker and Davidson are mine (though I have to admit the special effects have improved since then; I can still remember the horrors that passed for SFX back in the late 70s and 80s!):D
     
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    LOL - Yeah, I can understand what you mean about the SFX of the 70's and 80's in general...though you have to admit...they were decidedly better than those in the 50s - LOL
     
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    Welcome Fearful. Enjoy your stay!
     
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    Thank you, scary purple monkey!:D