At one stupendous evolutionary moment in pre-history, one of nature’s creatures...– Owen Lee, author of Wagner’s Ring: Turning the Sky Round
I’ve become so obsessed with this anime, Gankutsuou. It’s an anime version of The Count of Monte Cristo, but that’s not it’s selling point. The show samples real-life patterns overtop its animations, creating multiple planes of movement. It’s so beautiful!
“I do not think the gods delight in ambrosia or nectar or Hebe filling the cups and I do not listen to Homer who says that Ganymede was carried off by the gods for his beauty to serve as cup-bearer to Zeus. Homer imagined these things and attributed human feelings to gods: I had rather he had attributed divine feelings to us.” - Cicero, “Tusculanae Disputationes”