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Friday, December 31st, 2010
10:17 am
Here's some strange trivia. I was in a Planetium yesterday and they showed the symbols that represents each planet. The one for Earth looks very familiar!!
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
8:26 pm
Went to Budapest last weekend. Very pretty city. Anyway, saw this statue - and the horse's bridal (near the ears). Am now wondering if this Hungarian king/general was a really and Old One or another general of the Light... (and against which Rising :p )

In other news, I now, due to the Tazo logo, suspect the Light of fundraising :p
Friday, June 5th, 2009
11:14 pm
Cader Idris 'conquered'!
I’ve long wanted to climb Cader Idris and see Llyn Cau. Finally during the last weekend of May (2009) I did!! The path was actually much, much easier than we expected (I convinced the bf to come) but this was due to our rather disastrous walking on one of Mt Blanc’s summer paths.

The path is the black line. We left from the car park and went to Llyn Cau before climbing the heights and doing the full ridge top loop back to the car park. Including the stop at the lake, the whole walk took us 5 hours. As it was a nice day, we were by no means to only ones climbing the ‘mountain’.

This is the path on the way to Llyn Cau.

Llyn Cau. Cader is the half seen hill to the right.

Here I tried to take a photo showing how the lake has a short, flat shallow area before plunging down, down, down. I think that it would be very eerie and scary to swim in as the water is so clear but so deep that you can’t see the bottom (it’s apparently nearly 50m deep!) (I’ve swam in Fraser Island's lakes which have a shallow shelf and then plunge down into darkness).
I tried the water with a hand. Very cold.

Llyn Cau seen from Craig Cau.

The path and ridge of Craig Cau. (Tal-y-llyn is hidden on the other side of the ridge) seen from the slopes of Cader Idris.

Llyn Cau, Craig Cau (middle) and Cader (right) seen from the direction of the Myndd Moel.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008
11:48 pm
I just finished the last Harry Potter book. It was a good read (the ending a bit anticlimax though I felt).
However I can't help thinking that if Voldermort (who makes me think of Venger from the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon series) is/was supposed to be scary he should have taken lessons from DiR Black Rider. No matter how much I re-read DiR, the Black Rider and the Dark (and the Light for that matter!) are still as chilling each time.

Plus, while HP is I think, supposed to be in an atmosphere of fear (and hope) I still don't think it comes close to atmosphere in the DiR series (especially DiR itself).
or maybe I'm just too much of a DiR diehard :)

Strangely though, the Potter ending makes me somehow appreciate SoTT's ending more. Not knowing what happens really sets the imagination free!
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
11:10 am

Blodwen Rowlands smiled as the card slipped in to the post box. It was not a nice smile, in that moment, with a strange gleam in her eyes her husband would not have known her.
The wind swirled and the White Rider urged her horse forward to take her place with the other lords .. and the great black mist took them to Huntercombe manor.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
9:51 pm
Now have the Japanese version of TDiR. Obsessed like I, I have cecided to collected them in several different languages

So far:
1) Uno Spicchio di Tenebra (Italian)
2) Wintersonnenwende (German)
3) A l’Assaut des Ténèbres (French)
4) Japanese title is in English and Japanese.

The main DiR verse (first verse) looks really cool in Japanese. Spent a while looking up the words for their corresponding sigil and poem seems pretty true to the English version.

8:58 pm
Because I now have TDiR in Japanese and have managed to work out the sigils for Light, Dark and Black Rider..

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