Totally sick Renaissance tragedians! England hath need of thee at this hour.
At least, Aishwarya and I think so.
(18:03:27) aishwarya: I'm thinking. The image of stagnation and rot in hamlet and the duchess of malfi..
(18:04:04) aishwarya: are they an element common in revenge plays, or is this a coincidence?
(18:04:23) supriya: i dunno, dude
(18:04:39) supriya: what image, exactly? is it a single metaphor or like part of the framework?
(18:04:44) supriya: all i can remember about revenge tragedies is BLOOD
(18:04:49) supriya: ZOMBIES MUST HAVE BLOOD
(18:04:52) aishwarya: they're there throughout.
(18:05:03) supriya: YUMMY WARM RED BLOOD SLURP SLURP
(18:05:11) supriya: ZOMBIEEEEEEEEEE.
(18:05:19) supriya: ME HIERONIMO. YOU JANE?
(18:05:22) aishwarya: I mean, malfi the court is supposed to be stagnant and scary and ...you scare me!
(18:05:29) supriya: yeah, i know. :D
(18:05:44) aishwarya: and "something is rotten in the state of denmark"
(18:06:13) supriya: yeah. but that's how tragedy generally starts out, right? i mean, you take a bad situation for a good man (or woman) and then watch him wallow
(18:06:27) aishwarya: true, true
(18:06:33) aishwarya: I haven't read hamlet in years
(18:06:35) aishwarya: I need to.
(18:06:39) supriya: i haven't read hamlet at all
(18:06:44) supriya: i really should.
(18:06:56) aishwarya: *nods*
(18:06:59) aishwarya: tis the best
(18:07:59) supriya: macbeth: NO. I AM BEST.
(18:08:07) aishwarya: =-O
(18:08:23) supriya: macbeth: … please? let me be best? or my wife'll make me kill hamlet. and i won't like that.
(18:08:34) aishwarya: LOL
(18:09:07) supriya: othello: i'll kill him anyway. i'm JELUSZZZZZZ.
(18:09:34) supriya: king lear: yes, yes, alright. but does he love me best? more than aaaaany other daddy in the world?
(18:09:40) supriya: lear: *licks lips *
(18:10:05) aishwarya: elizabethan audience:wtf?
(18:10:08) supriya: lear: come on. come to daddy.
(18:10:54) aishwarya: webster:oi! I'm the one that writes incest!
(18:11:27) supriya: will shakespeare: suck it up, johnny, i was doing this when you were eating rats in the green room of the rose.
(18:11:44) supriya: will shakespeare: * goes back to reading tom stoppard to plagiarise for his next masterpiece*