Monday, March 2, 2009

Le Miserable

Okay, first let's establish that I am just being silly...

I am guilty of committing the unpardonable error! *Ahem!*When I type Unpardonable Error, I am referring to one of two things. The first is calling an Alpaca a "Llama" in the presence of an Alpaca lover. What happens when you call an Alpaca a Llama? The aforesaid alpaca lover turns slowly, with murderous eyes and gives a look that could quell Porthos if he weren't already dead. On this green earth, you will never receive such a look. These Alpaca people are dead serious when it comes to Alpacas, and it is a deadly trial to them to hear their Alpacas (of which it must be stated are much cuter) called "Llamas." (Exception: Amy! She is too nice to give murderous glances that chill the heart. Go read her blog: Sunny Sky, in my sidebar.)

The second is perhaps ten times as worse; it is to skip the 30 page description of the Battle of Waterloo in Le Miserable.

As I have laboured in the vocation of Alpaca Pasture Maintainer for almost three years, it is highly unlikely that the first fault is mine.

No, I have done the worst: I skipped that passage! With a smirk of triumph on my face, I flipped, and flipped, and flipped and flipped and flipped until finally! I came to the almost end, you know, the part where Thenarder is looting the battlefield. Then, I proceeded to read as if nothing had happened! And I don't even feel the least guilty because I am reading the tome solely for enjoyment, and that everlasting passage did certainly most NOT provide any enjoyment of mind or soul.

I guess now that I've made clean of it and made my poor gentle readers read about my lazy reading, I have ultimately decided that it is not an unpardonable error to skip the battle of Waterloo scene. There now remains only Alpaca name calling.

7 COMMENTS:

equus delirus said...

that is not cool that's like calling a black horse black when it has a white patch on it. =}

Libby said...

I'm sorry(Amy), I can't tell a Llama from a Alpaca. They both look like small Camels to me-AND they spit like them too!

:-p

Peach said...

Hey Equus-

Are you going to allow a comment section on your blog?

(Sorry, Ophelia, that I have to communicate with other bloggers through your blog!)

Peachy Keen

Bracie said...

Do I know Equus? Show yourself!

Karen said...

Libby, that made me laugh...Now, a goat? A goat is a goat is a goat.

Amen.

The Berean Academy said...

To all those concerned Equus is aka Will and yes his comment link has been fixed :p !!!

Nicole said...

You did what?!? But I can't accuse you because I don't see the difference either (between the two animals), and I have never read the book.