marți, 29 iunie 2010

Dante's Inferno

"Through me the way into the suffering city,
Through me the way to the eternal pain,
Through me the way that runs among the lost.
Justice urged on my high artificer;
My maker was divine authority,
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.
Before me nothing but eternal things were made,
And I endure eternally.
Abandon every hope, ye who enter here."

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!

Guarded by the Minotaur, who snarls in fury, and encircled within the river Phlegethon, filled with boiling blood, is the Seventh Level of Hell. The violent, the assasins, the tyrants, and the war-mongers lament their pitiless mischiefs in the river, while centaurs armed with bows and arrows shoot those who try to escape their punishment. The stench here is overpowering. This level is also home to the wood of the suicides- stunted and gnarled trees with twisting branches and poisoned fruit. At the time of final judgement, their bodies will hang from their branches. In those branches the Harpies, foul birdlike creatures with human faces, make their nests. Beyond the wood is scorching sand where those who committed violence against God and nature are showered with flakes of fire that rain down against their naked bodies. Blasphemers and sodomites writhe in pain, their tongues more loosed to lamentation, and out of their eyes gushes forth their woe. Usurers, who followed neither nature nor art, also share company in the Seventh Level.

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very High

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test

vineri, 30 aprilie 2010

Soul - Confused?!

So I took another personality test...It doesn't surprise me anymore cause it's the same result. The test was called "What is your soul like?". And do you know what is my soul like?! CONFUSED!
I think this confirms again the title of my blog...

So this was the result: "Not to be mixed up with tired or destructive, you are a confused person who just can't seem to make up your mind. You really do like certain aspects of life, but you tend to focus on the negative. You like to try and occupy yourself, using projects, new ideas, things to do to fill up your time and avoid what's bothering you... After all, you get plenty of time to think about that before you go to bed. There are just certain things that bother you, maybe past experiances, dread of what the future holds, maybe it's just the place you are right now... You like to stick youself to something and apply what you've got as far as talents for it, though sometimes when it gets rough, you drop it and go on to something new, sporadically. You dislike most challenges and obsticles you deem unnessessary. You either give up far to easily, or keep going on even though you know it's not going to work. You enjoy the more artistic forms of life; be it painting and sculpting, to music and writing. You are very smart, though sometimes have trouble believing it. . . You have a hard time with self worth, though people recognise your talents every day. Live it up, you'll find the clearing through the mist."

So I ask myself again is it bad to be like this? As I said before there are many out there having trouble with this kind of personality or maby they just leav it "on the hands of time" just like I do....because if not, maby I could have got insane untill now.


I was searching for another good book to read and I found an article (which is written by a student in the University 'Lucian Blaga', Sibiu) about "Black Dogs" by Ian McEwan and it magnetized me from the beginning...
So this is what I'm talking about:
"What if you could see the world through the eyes of somebody else? That is what the postmodernist McEwan does at his best in his writings. One of his most valuable skills as a novelist is to show different faces of reality, according to different characters' perception of the events or even according to the same character's change of perception in time. What the reality is in fact and how the characters perceive it are different things. This difference leads to conflicts and misconceptions that affect in a deep manner the lives of the main characters."

Ian McEwan is one of the writers of the postmodern world who actually shocked
the reader. His concern with exploring various manifestations of violence-such as
sadomasochistic sex, incestuous relationship, dark and pathologic obsessions, crimes etc- in
his early works1 brought him the nickname Ian Macabre.
Although his concern for Gothic elements remained, McEwan has broadened his
area of interests, making his novel much more complex and believable and much less
pessimistic. It seems to me that the writer’s attitude towards his violent characters and
violence itself has changed: in his first novels the author seemed somewhat fascinated by
violence and the dark side of the human nature, being satisfied with just describing it in
details, while later McEwan stopped showing the fascination for the macabre and started to
investigate it as objective as he could.

The events in the Black Dogs (1992),
are set on the
background of the Berlin Wall. T
he events are seen through the eyes and memories of a narrator
embodied by Jeremy, a young man who, as an orphan having lost his parents at an early age,
confesses his fascination for other people’s parents.
The preface gets the reader acquainted
with Jeremy's background and introduces the main characters of the novel -the parents of
Jeremy's wife Jenny - June and Bernard Tremaine, who
met as members of the
Communist Party and fell in love with each other but eventually their personalities turned out
to be totally opposed.
She searches for the hidden truth of the universe while he believes there is no truth
that science cannot ultimately reveal to humanity.
The narrative of the novel does not proceed
chronologically but it seems to be centred around an incident in 1946, when June and Bernard
were in their honeymoon, in a village in France. One day, when they were out walking, June
let Bernard far behind her and was confronted by two ferocious black dogs, which had been
used by the Nazi to torture the prisoners during the war. Miraculously, June managed to
escape, but the incident had a deep impact on her later life. That horrifying moment turned out
to be some sort of spiritual awakening for her, a somewhat mystical experience which made
her rediscover her belief in God. Unfortunately, it also meant the beginning of the rupture between June and her husband.....

If this catched you attention than you should read it!
I think that the part about being a person who is spiritual and than suddenly finds out (unfortunatly because of a bad event) that the belief in God is not the way you thought, it is a well known truth that concerns everyone of us or that we asked ourselves about ... at last once.