Soemtimes when I’m bored I go on Omelege and try to find other Phans.
I never found one.
So I asked random literature and movie questions.
One was: Who was the better Dracula? Bela Lugosi or Gary Oldman?
And I just thought it was precious when Stranger1 answered:
”is bela that hot chick form that gay vampire movie”
Mythical creature…hm..I guess it’s the Vampire, he is known in so many cultures under so many names and in literature and media he’s this classy aristocratic, living in a caste, saying such omnious sentences like: I never drink……..
On one hand the original myth is interesting, people in the middleages seeing dead people who commit crimes and lie in their graves for weeks but looks fresh and alive and all that stuff.
On the other hand the media vampire is interesting because he has to deal with eternal life on this earth and if he still has some human senses, sometimes struggles with killing people.
What I especially liked on the take Roman Polanski had on vampires in the musical “Tanz der Vampire” was, that the count was really conflicted. He hated himself for what he was, that he’s not human but also not a complete monster, doesn’t knowing what it does, and that everything he reaches for has to die. He also has to deal with eternal life on this earth, which is to be honest, a cruel perspective. And his hunger, his hunger for blood, and for life he can never truly fullfill, which mirrors the hedonism of todays society, and he reveals it as the real reason for the downfall of men.
Yeah, Polanski really shows his own nihilistic mindset and I think it’s very interesting for a vampire to think like that.
Ah, I babble.
Spiders scare me like hell! I mean, WHAT PERVERSE AFFECTION DO THEY HAVE TO ALWAYS HANG AROUND MY BED.
I leave you alone, so please leave me alone!!
It’s not that I scream when I see one. Only if it’s unsuspected very close to me, OR RUNS WITH SPEED TO ME.
I mean we all had this “What-Erik-said-about-spiders-and-himself-made-me-really-emotional-I’m-never-going-to-kill-a-spider-again” attitude after we read Susan Kay’s novel. But you know what Erik?
You’re not a spider, you’re a guy. Get over it!
Oh, always winter. I’m not made for summer, when it’s really hot or worse, sticky, I sweat like hell and can’t move anymore.
I don’t drink coffe but I love chocolat more than anything. So
be nice to people
bc most people are already sad so like
why be mean
All my life it was a battle between being invisible or flying.
If I could have only one I’d take flying.
It must be the best feeling ever. At least in my hyper-realistic dreams it always is…
I think it’s beautiful.
It’s the most beautiful ending of any versions!
I mean, sure, she chooses Raoul, who is compared to the Phantom quiet boring. But neverless a good choice. He has flaws but he’s passionate, brave, has his own will and truly lost his heart to Christine.
The beauty of the ending isn’t defined with whom Christine ends up. It’s the transition Erik made. That he get’s redeemed by love is the great part of the Phantom story in general.
And the difference between the original ending compared to Susan Kay or Webber is that the kiss on the forehead, which Christine gives Erik, is completely a pure symbol of her compassion, frienship and feelings for him. Because it’s free of any force.
He decided to let her go before, he understood how good she was by the sacrifice she made by staying with him, and he loved her for that, and let her go!
In the other versions it’s arguable if Christine kissed him only or partially to free her and Raoul, a device to change Erik’s mind.
I take this as a chance to post a link to a text that I printed out, so I could read it over and over, because it just discusses this kind of topic so beautiful. You find it here.
Oh Anon. You won’t get an answer.
You will get lists.
The phantom of the Opera-Gaston Leroux (obvious)
Phantom-Susan Kay (also obvious)
Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife- Sam Savage
The Hunchback of Notre Dame-Victor Hugo
Les Miserables-Victor Hugo
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
I guess it’s Tarzan at the moment…
also Robin Hood will always have a special place in my heart.
And I adore the style in which Disney did The sword in the stone and Sleeping Beauty!
Gustav Klimt ( that lines, his women have mysterious faces)
Mike Mignola (impossible shadows, extraordinary drawing style)
Juanjo Guarnido (expressions, dynamic, mood, backgrounds, detail, ALL TRADITIONAL)
Bernie Wrightson (detail, light and shadow)
Adam Hughes (faces, colors, anatomy correctness(exept size of boobs))
J.C.Leyendecker (brushwork, style)
Norman Rockwell (appeal, anatomical correctness, expression)
Gil Elvgren (faces, poses, color, anatomical correctness)
Auguste Rodin (form, ecpression (I always feel the urge to touch his sculptures))
Charles Dana Gibson (hello..lines!, style)
John Singer Sargent (brushwork, the look of the people he portrais is so lifelike!!)
Henri de Tulouse Lautrec- (style, brushwork, lines)
Glen Keane ( expression, dynamic, appeal, movement, style)
Milt Kahl (clean drawing style, perfection, great sense for motion, expression)
Fav kind of music:
Well it’s not very specific. But I will never be a fan of Hip Hop or most forms of Heavy Metal (all forms where they scream and it just sounds like noise) and Techno… and…ugh…german folk music.
I love Queen, their music is the soundtrack of my life. I also hear Meatloaf (mainly his old stuff) and in general crazy 70’s, 80’s music. With a lot of pathos! A lot classical stuff (Rita Streich, Natalie Dessay), I really like summer from Vivaldi’s Four Season. I basically love them all.
ISN’T THAT OBVIOUS???? -.-‘
haha Just kidding. Yeah, I think I ship it. But only under circumstances! With that I mean that in their future Erik doesn’t kill anymore, doesn’t blackmail anymore and in Kay!Erik’s case doesn’t do drugs anymore (and doesn’t die anymore). Yeah, I think E/C could only happen after “the final lair” in book and musical. When Erik’s obsession with Christine turned into a life-giving love and Christine matured enough to have developt an own mind.
And in the unlikely case Erik’s mental scars are not so deep that he can live a quite normal life with Christine and adjust as much to normal human company to earn a living in a normal way.
In the happy ever after Christine would tell Raoul that Little Lottie still loves him, but she, as an adult, developt a love for Erik. And after struggle Raoul would accept it, swearing at Erik that if he ever hears that he hurts Christine he will come back an kill him. After still caring for Christine some time, he also get’s a happy end with a wonderful woman he falls in love with and marries.
Erik and Christine marry after some weeks and still stay under the opera house for a while, arranging everything to move out. Like Christine gives up her apartment, talks to Mama Valerius. Erik is searching for a nice, calm place to live and works as a architect again and publishes music under a pseudonym. They move into a nice house in the countryside, or even another country.
There they live peacefully. Erik would always wear his fake nose and glasses when outside, the mask is only rarely in use.
After three or four years they would get a child maybe. Erik would go depressive hearing that and Christine would have a hard time convincing him that regardless how the child looked they both would love it and it would be happy.
And for sure their child turns out to be healthy and everything is wonderful.
The end. :B
Pff. I think I’m quiet uncreative regarding such questions.
Fictional I would like to (this get’s very embarrassing now) just wake up in the bed in the Louis Phillipe room, wonder how I got there, dress up in a wonderful big victorian dress, make my hair, step out of the room and see Erik sitting there at the breakfast table reading.
He would look up, smile, ask If I slept good. To which I would nod, take a seat on the table and spent a wonderful day with a very intelligent and entertaining gentleman.
I often daydream about that. Or when I had I really bad day I think of this when I’m going to sleep. It’s my imaginary feel-good corner.
In reality I would just love to spend at least a year in Paris, but only if my parents were rich so I didn’t need to worry about the money.
I just was one day there but I saw all the important places, thanks to the Metro. I just love the city, maybe not the people in particular, but the buildings, the city was just so beautiful. I would go crazy with drawing!! And visiting all the places I only know from novels, just spend time with the places and the atmosphere there.
But I’m young, I have not seen much of the world but I want to change that and with that my opinion will probably change…
You can ask me anything!! :D
I just want to talk to my followers from time to time.
Seeing if they’re still alive.
Fav old movies?
Well, my fav silent film for sure is “The man who laughs”, Conrad Veidt has so sad eyes in this film.
“Metropolis” is for sure amazing, and “Freaks” is haunting.
I really need to watch more of this films but they are just so hard to get! Some aren’t available on DVD and you see them very rarely on TV. Youtube is often the only possibility to watch them. And my Internet is very slow…
Oh, and I saw a screening of Nosferatu in a cinema with live music not that long ago. Partly it was hilarious and sometimes still..not creepy but unsettling.
I’m an old lady inside so I just tell everybody that such movies should be respected. No sound doesn’t mean no good, or no fun.
Hah! Good question!
It’s the carrot soup and potatoe pancakes (in the Siegerland (an area in Germany) where I live they’re called Reibekuchen) my grandma makes.
It’s super delicious, and normally you put stewed apple upon in but I just put the soup on it.