squishythings in which maggie post pictures of things she made (mostly)

18Mar/110

sharks and whales

My favorite movie is Jaws. I watch it all the time. Always hope hope hope that somehow the mayor will get eaten by my hero the shark, but sadly, he never does.

For a long time I resisted reading books on my iPad, but finally became a convert last October. I'm still into paper books, but the wide availability of free classics in electronic format is just too good to pass up. I've been reading Moby Dick, and it's taking forever because I read at night, and only manage about ten pages of brain whir before I pass out.

Anyway, I was thinking about how Quint's quest for the white shark is a small bit like Ahab's obsession with the white whale. But only a little bit: Quint's thing is that he's a jerk, not that he is seeking revenge, though the shark did eat some people. People are tasty. Whatever. O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!

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