i don't think that word means what you think it does
Over the last thirty years or so, this has happened to me on ...
Posted by mrfisher , 7/14/2007 7:31:19 PM [mrfisher has 20 reviews]
at least three occasions.
In some cases with a person I'd known for several years and had gone on several overnights with.
It sucks and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.
It's one of the downsides of this otherwise buccolic hobby.
July 15th, 2007 4:00pm
so what does "ATF" mean in the OP?
July 15th, 2007 4:08pm
Read the FAQ's -- All Time Favorite.
July 15th, 2007 4:09pm
go Hubble. Who knew?
July 15th, 2007 4:12pm
not me, that's for sure.
July 15th, 2007 4:14pm
It's spelled 'bucolic'. I never used that word, thought it meant disagreeable or something awful. Seems it actually means something more like rustic-pastoral-idyllic.
bucolic: "a country life of arcadian contentment"
Huh. I guess that's my life. What's arcadian?
July 15th, 2007 4:32pm
The term "Arcadian" has gone through many transformations through the ages as well. A native race of the wild hills of the Peloponnesos in southern Greece, the Arcadians were "a tribe older than the moon" certainly pre-dating the Dorian invasions, or "the birth of Jupiter" and the establishment of the Olympian Pantheon. According to Curtis N. Runnels in the March 1995 issue of Scientific American they may have inhabited the area as early as 50,000 years ago causing, through millennia of poor land management, the severe erosion that created the wasteland of dry shrubs and rocks we visit today. The popular term "Arcadian," describes a utopian garden paradise where serene pastoral folk drink, dance and lounge around in an endless summer. It is here in this untroubled land that Nicolas Poussin's shepherds first encounter the solemn reality that all things must pass.
This atmosphere of nostalgia in Utopia has survived as the philosopher's definition of "Arcadia," leaving behind a vital and ancient tapestry of folklore. In the reality of mythological Arcadia there were many terrifying dangers, the least of which was death, for its vast population of nymphs, dryads, naiads, satyrs, fauns, Cyclops and lesser gods such as Pan and occasionally Dionysus. Perhaps it was these disenfranchised deities who brought with them the carpet of lush vegetation that transformed the rocky wasteland into the wild and crazy playground of Ovid's "Metamorphoses". In a sense, classical Arcadia was never a Utopia, and its character is as complex and mysterious as the human psyche.
It may indeed be the place where the clear and rational Olympians banished those untamed and unnamable qualities, far from the ordered hierarchies needed by a dynasty of tyrannical sky-gods. Arcadia is then the anarchist state inhabited by uncontrollable misfits where Pan keeps vigil over his domain, scaring away rational beings with his unearthly howls and screeches. Maybe Poussin's painting has more of a lesson than even he realized. Death is not in Arcadia, because the wasteland of Arcadia, like the subconscious, like the moon, like cyberspace, is the realm of the imagination, where all things are possible.
July 15th, 2007 4:33pm
"Arcadia is then the anarchist state inhabited by uncontrollable misfits where Pan keeps vigil over his domain, scaring away rational beings with his unearthly howls and screeches"
Yeah, that's definitely here. Cool. Did not know there was a word for it.
July 15th, 2007 4:35pm
Oh, that's a board for reviews of prostitutes, is that what it is? Interesting. I didn't catch that right away.
July 15th, 2007 4:37pm
arcadian : someone who spent their formative years playing space invaders.
July 15th, 2007 4:42pm
July 15th, 2007 8:26pm
that's good. i can't top it for directness, and i did try just now.
July 15th, 2007 8:48pm