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CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog

CapriUni 08 Dec 09 - 03:02 PM
The Villan 08 Dec 09 - 03:21 PM
CapriUni 08 Dec 09 - 03:27 PM
Joe Offer 08 Dec 09 - 03:34 PM
The Villan 08 Dec 09 - 03:47 PM
ranger1 08 Dec 09 - 03:49 PM
CapriUni 08 Dec 09 - 04:00 PM
The Villan 08 Dec 09 - 05:04 PM
John MacKenzie 08 Dec 09 - 06:17 PM
CapriUni 08 Dec 09 - 07:17 PM
open mike 08 Dec 09 - 09:41 PM
katlaughing 08 Dec 09 - 10:09 PM
CapriUni 09 Dec 09 - 12:39 AM
The Villan 09 Dec 09 - 02:06 AM
CapriUni 09 Dec 09 - 02:21 AM
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Subject: BS: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:02 PM

Just thought I'd drop in to let you know I've actually started a real, live, blog, with an actual focus and intent:

Treasures of the Heart

It's focus is / will be folktales, myths, rhymes, etc., and the language we use to tell them, because I've collected so many stories over the course of my life (including stories about the dire consequences of keeping a story or song to yourself) and there is so little opportunity to bring them up in casual conversation. I've therefore decided not to be casual about it, anymore.

It only has two posts, so far, and I'm still tweaking the settings.* Also, a friend gave the first post a beta-read, and told me the comment link was dead. It worked for me, but that could be because I'm the blog's admin, or something.

Anyway, I'll try to post fairly regularly (at the very least, twice a month, if not every day), and I'll try to keep it more or less seasonal. Specifically Christmas/winter tales are easy pin to a calender, but others just strike me as evocotive of other seasons, too. And when I'm stumped for a story, I'll pull a word from the dictionary, to discuss more obscure definitions and etymologies. There's always a word for something.


*Google, which runs Blogger, seems to have lumped me in with medical blogs, or with parents of autistic kids, so I've been tugging on different bits to see if I can get grouped with storytelling folks, instead. ...I do have an interest in disability rights and education access, but I won't be talking about that, here, so I don't know what their alogorithm is picking up on... Maybe the word "Heart" in the title?


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Subject: RE: BS: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: The Villan
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:21 PM

Capri, Why have you marked this as BS. I don't think it is.

Les


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Subject: RE: BS: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:27 PM

Well, it's non-music.

(I know 'I could have posted this as Folklore, or even tech... But frankly, the BS section is in greater need for something positive)


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:34 PM

Yeah, but it really does belong above the line, since it is valuable information that has a pretty close tie to music and folklore - so I moved it up top.
I think I would have initiated this thread with no tag, which puts it in the "general music" category.
Nice to see you around again, CapriUni.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: The Villan
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:47 PM

Out voted Capri :-)


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: ranger1
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:49 PM

Cool stuff in that blog!


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:00 PM

Villian and Joe: Okay, then... This is why it's good to try and see what we're doing from outside our own heads; sometimes, what we think are diamonds in a dung pile is actually the dung, and sometimes, what we think is dung is actually diamonds (or at least, a nice bit of turquoise).

Ranger1: thanks! I just hope I can keep up the momentum...


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: The Villan
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 05:04 PM

Get the Viagra down yer Capri :-)


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 06:17 PM

Women take Viagra too do they?


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:17 PM

... Maybe one of these days, when I'm stumped for a story, I can talk about the differences between "momentum" and "stamina."


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: open mike
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 09:41 PM

inertia?
grezt to "see" you here again..
i will check the blog...
and add that storytelling
is celebrated in festivals..
and yours might be an on-line
storytelling fest!

www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org
www.timpfest.org
www.storytellingcenter.net

do you know of a story telling resource to add?


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 10:09 PM

Wonderful blog, CU. Classic CU! You used my favourite Christmas story. In my early days on Mudcat, I posted it as Golden Cobwebs and in 2001 I taped it for Ron Olesko's Mudcat Christmas radio show. I loved the way my grandma read it to us.

There are more Christmas stories HERE.

That is really interesting about the Grimm brothers. Thanks for the links.

(BTW- I tried to leave a comment, but when I went to Preview, I got a blank post.) How did you find out what group google had placed your blog?


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 12:39 AM

Hm.. about the preview: do you have some sort of blog account?

There's this thing you can sign up for, called OpenID (It's free) that links your email address to a password, and you once you've logged into it, you can leave messages all over, and your identity will be verified anywhere on the Internet. Anyway, Blogger needs you to be signed into something like that before you can post.

I signed up for openId years ago (it's linked to my LJ account --I think you have an lj, too, right? you can use that). It makes commenting on new blogs I find much easier, because I don't have to register separately with each one.

As for discovering what group I'm in (may change, eventually), I just clicked on "next blog >>" up in the bar at the top of the window.

(and that's a great version of the spider/tinsel legend; I love the way the author described the spiders crawling in from every corner.) :-)

The thing that makes me happy about the Grimms is that they were university professors and librarians -- geeks after my own heart (except they were also early-nineteenth century men with culturally-typical ideas about "proper gender roles." But you can't have everything).


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 02:06 AM

John
I think I got Capri confused with another mudcatter in the Uk :-)
Les


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 02:21 AM

Ah... I see, Villan.

No, I'm on the other side of the pond...


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: The Villan
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 04:24 AM

I was thinking of Capo De Monti :-)


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 01:04 PM

Ah... I see.

Well, if it makes it any easier for you to remember, my Mudcat name (and LiveJournal User Name, and Blogspot User name, and basically everywhere -- I believe in being identifiable across the 'Net) is derived from "Capricorn-Unicorn", with the common denominator canceled out.

Some people have wondered if I've been a student at University in Capri. But no... Nothing as grand as that.


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 01:53 PM

Thanks, that explains it. I was signed in on my google blog account, just didn't choose the right drop down option. It looks as though they aren't quite sure where to put my blog. Flipping through the next ones, I see anything from healthcare to politics to self-expression. I assume they go by whatever tags we list at the end of each blog, right?

I'll look into that ID thing. Sounds a lot easier. Oh, yes, I do have lj, but I don't use it. Don't know why.

Anyway, I love your blog!


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Subject: RE: CapriUni's new folklore &c. Blog
From: CapriUni
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 02:49 PM

Thanks, Kat.

Frankly, I think their alogorithm math is just plain bad, and nothing we put in our blogs has anything to do with it: Today, hitting the string of "next blog" links has pulled up a few pages by rap artists, three blogs on various aspects of sexuality, a page about a basketball team, several pages on surviving addiction, and finally, back to the "special needs" children.

So I've decided to stop worrying about that part of it, and just keep focusing on what I want to, and eventually (especially if I update on a regular basis, and every so often, post links to my new posts here and on my LJ) people will be able to find me fairly easily through a simple Google Search.


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