Thursday, July 5, 2007

Our Heroine Borrows Wholesale

...from Eve Tushnet, so awesome.

But the angel said to me, "Why marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not and is to come."
--Revelation 17:7-8

Creepiest beast ever, y'all. It's the absence of present-tense: beast tomorrow and beast yesterday, but never beast today. So scary and real.

4 comments:

Frank said...

I'll show you the Beast

http://www.circletrackplus.com/2006_02/photos/preview/JeffGordon_WC.jpg

Frank said...

Take the test!

http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level | Score
Purgatory | Very High
Level 1 - Limbo | Low
Level 2 | Moderate
Level 3 | Moderate
Level 4 | Very Low
Level 5 | Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis | Very Low
Level 7 | Low
Level 8- the Malebolge | Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus | Low

Lily said...

You'll have to sit and tell me more about this beast...

Lily said...

NICOLE!!

I'm FINALLY reading Middlemarch... ! You have to come to Venezuela, and we need to talk about this book