Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Is there a subject when there is no king?

Well, I've looked at most all my friend's recent entries, made some comments, not made some comments. And now it's late and I'm not sure I am awake enough to write anything on my LJ.

I wish I was better at keeping up with all of you. I feel so left out of things. Out on the fringe of life . . . well, at least on the fringe of online life. I get these times when everything is hectic crazy and I can't keep up with everything and I quit checking LJs. Then things slow down but I'm out of sync. And the trouble with that is if you don't post regularly, people quit coming to visit and miss it when you do post. I don't expect many comments to this as I doubt I'm getting checked on much.


I'm still writing fanfiction.

I'm still reading fanfiction. (Which, when it's busy with lots of posting, that's where I spend most of my time)

I'm trying to get the Family Readiness Group going . . . still.

I'm still playing my fiddle.

I'm still fencing, though not as often as I should.

I miss you all. I miss feeling a part of the various circles of friends.

Off to bed. Maybe I'll have something happy to post tomorrow.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 17th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)

Tell me about the Starved Rock thing; I missed it.
Oct. 17th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Well Hi Ros!!

Wonderful to hear from you :-)

Starved Rock Moot was a great time! I've only made it to one other and it was fun as well. There were ten of us there.

The park is beautiful. We had a lovely picnic spot. We don't just talk Tolkien, but most Tolkien fans are nice sorts who are interesting and well rounded (and not just in a hobbity way ;-) ) I went hiking with Corvar from TORn and we talked about all sorts of stuff in between me needing to catch my breath. It is quite hilly and I'm horribly out of shape. He, Wednesday and I also talked a fair amount about the ORC and ELF conventions. I've never been to any and am going to go to ELF in Chicago come hell or high water!!

We had a hard time once we had to move into the lodge in the evening as there was an Octoberfest going on and the lodge was very crowded. We couldn't all sit near each other for awhile. Everyone missed Balin (Greg) especially Kunga. She mentioned to Nancy that it just wasn't the same without him there. I hope she doesn't stop planning these because of that as they really are nice and a fun way to get together. She did say at one point that she might have the next one in June in hopes of moderate temps. It was rather chilly.

I didn't know you knew about it. I'm sorry you couldn't make it, I would like to see you again. I ended up with a very weird and busy summer and never did make it up to see the Tut exhibit :-( Hopefully we'll see each other sometime soon.

Thanks so much for saying hi!
Oct. 17th, 2006 04:14 am (UTC)
Well, it WAS a lot chillier than usual! Usually it's a nice time to go out there. Hey, Tut is still going on...

Thanks for the update. I had thought I'd be away that weekend, and when I found out I wouldn't be, I didn't get my act together in time. But I'm glad you made it! *S*
Oct. 17th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hey Ros! The next Starved Rock Moot is set for sometime in June. Maybe you can make that one!

Pearly! Love ya! It was great getting a chance to catch up with you.

Oct. 19th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
Is there a subject when there is no king?
Cher LPT,

I have been giving this a wee bit of thought f/ a couple of days now. But first there are a couple of points which bear a bit of defining.

Definitions as per my American Heritage Dictionary:

King -n. 1. A male monarch.

Subject -n. 1. A person under the rule of another, esp. one who owes allegiance to government or ruler: a subject of the Crown.

Crown -n. 2. b. The monarch as head of state.

Queen -n. 2. A female monarch or ruler.

So, based upon the above, I must conclude that there can most definitely be a "Subject" when there is no "King" as gender has nothing to do w/ it - lol. I think that I would in some cases, a la M. Dumas's "La Trois Mousquetaires", sum it up more as there existing "a loyalty to a personage perceived to be of a higher rank, order, or goodness than ones self".

My best to you,

Oct. 19th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Is there a subject when there is no king?
Oh well done, Cap'n!!

I'm glad to have provided a mental exercise for you :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.

All the best to you and LL :-)

Oct. 20th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: Is there a subject when there is no king?
Non, merci a tu, madame!


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )