I watched Battlestar Galactica
2x 19, kinda anti-climatic after Downloaded
, but it was to expect and now there's one week to wait until the finale...By the way does anyone remember how Baltar called Six on Caprica before the attack in the miniseries? I'm pretty sure we heard her name then but I can't recall it.
Secret/hidden names is an old plot device in literature and of course it was used in the Jossverse, obviously in Ats with the Jasmine arc and a bit more subtly in BTVS with Anne
and with Dawn and the Key arc, which was foreshadowed in Buffy's dream in Restless
but also, according to me, in Willow's deam when Tara and Willow wondered about the kitty and her name, a name she hadn't told them yet!
Weeks ago I read a thriller by John Katzenbach, The Analyst
, that besides being a good mystery novel, made me remember AT LAST a fairy tale from my childhood I'd been trying to recall for months. I think I even asked syderia
about it once, although in such a confusing way that she couldn't help me.
is about Dr. Frederick Starks , a psychoanalyst who receives an anonymous letter one day from a villain who calls himself Rumplestiltskin. Starks is given 30 days in which to guess the villain's identity. If he can’t guess it, Rumplestiltskin will begin killing off people close to Dr. Starks, and he’ll keep killing, unless Starks kills himself. The fairytale
was written down by the Grimm Brothers. Because I'm lazy, here's a summary from Wikipedia
In order to make himself appear more important, a miller lied to the king that his daughter could spin straw into gold. The king called for the girl, shut her in a tower room with straw and a spinning wheel, and demanded that she spin the straw into gold by morning or be executed. She had given up all hope, when a dwarf (or mannikin) appeared in the room and spun straw into gold for her in return for her necklace; then again the following night for her ring. But on the third night, with nothing left, the strange creature spun straw into gold for a promise that the girl's first-born child would become his.
The greedy king was so impressed that he married the miller's beautiful daughter, but when their first child was born, the dwarf returned to claim his payment: "Now give me what you promised". The queen was frightened and offered him all the wealth she had if she could keep the child. The dwarf refused but finally agreed to give up his claim to the child if the queen could guess his name in three days. At first she failed, but before the second night, her messenger overheard the dwarf hopping about his fire and singing:
- "Today I bake, tomorrow brew,
- The next I'll have the young Queen's child.
- Ha! glad am I that no one knew
- That Rumpelstiltskin I am styled."
In case you wonder to where I was leading you...I wrote this whole entry just to
post something I nicked from beanbeans
, a meme about what your name means !Find there
( My Result )