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Sunday, March 13th, 2005
2:23 am - Does anyone else here...
Does anyone else here have a crush on any of the Socratics? I'm talking about the folks who show up in the dialogues of Plato, like Phaedrus, Critias, Charmides, and the rest. Reading the dialogues, I can imagine this huge soap opera going on behind the scenes - I mean, what did these folks do when they weren't discussing the nature of Justice? I can only imagine. ;-)

I've got a huge crush on both Critias and Alcibiades. If any of you have seen statues of these two, you'll know why. They definitely belonged to the League of Extraordinarily Pretty Greek Boys.

And, their lives were so fascinating! I know, I know, Critias was a tyrant who overthrew the Athenian democracy and pretty much ruined everyone's day, but I still can't help myself. Sometimes I just fall for the bad seeds. And, I honestly can't blame Alcibiades for all the (for lack of a better term) *stuff* he did. Sad, isn't it? Well, at least it distracts me from Wilde.

Incidently, anyone else here have a thing for Harmodius and Aristogen, as it were? They were sort of the balm for me after the last election, because I had a vaguely slashified crush on Kerry and Edwards and... yeah long story nevermind.

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Sunday, October 10th, 2004
8:51 pm - Would anyone be interested in this?
I thought I would ask around and see if anyone was receptive to this idea and would want to be involved. I've been thinking about starting an RPG based around American politics, because I so dearly love the system (sarcasm? maybe.)

In case you aren't familiar with RPGs (role-playing games) in their Livejournal incarnation, they aren't like offline RPGs at all. The closest thing to them would be a live-action RPG like Vampire: The Masquerade. Livejournal RPGs are based around an lj community. Each person portreys one or more characters, and interacts with other characters either through commenting or through AIM. It really depends on how the players decide to set up the game. There are many ways it can be done. The important thing is that it is plot-based and there are no points/scoring or anything like that. It's all about the narrative.

I was thinking perhaps I could start an RPG based around political figures, in which the participants could portrey anyone from Michael Moore to John McCain (who goes both ways in D.C.) It could either be silly or serious, depending on the consensus of the participants. We could have secret dealings, affairs, etc. One of the reasons I'm asking here is because slash would be a wonderful addition to such an RPG. (Assuming said slash does not involve Michael Moore.)

Some of the ideas I've had for characters include John Kerry and John Edwards, of course, Howard Dean, George Bush and Dick Cheny, Bill Clinton, Hillary, Tony Blair, and whoever else wanders in. I think this could be a lot of fun. Anyone interested?

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Friday, August 13th, 2004
6:26 am - FIC: Lethe (Dorian Gray)
Title: Lethe
Author: erisacles
Fandom: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Pairing(s): Dorian Gray/Lord Henry Wotton
Warnings: None
Summary: He was like a young god, eager to cleanse himself in the river Lethe where memory met it's solvent.
Disclaimer: These fine chaps belong to my main man Oscar Wilde. I don't think he'll mind, really.
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6:22 am - Fic: Lethe (Dorian Gray, PG)
Title: Lethe
Author: exampleusernameErisacles</lj>
Fandom: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Pairing(s): Dorian Gray/Lord Henry Wotton
Warnings: None
Summary: He was like a young god, eager to cleanse himself in the river Lethe where memory met it's solvent.
Disclaimer: These fine chaps belong to my main man Oscar Wilde. I don't think he'll mind, really.
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