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(Berkeley Lab)   If you want to give something back to the community, and are a fan of 14th-century Italian literature, why not teach your local prisoners about Dante's Inferno?   (today.lbl.gov) divider line 11
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2013-12-04 08:26:05 AM
Because it minimizes and mocks their suffering.
 
2013-12-04 08:28:50 AM
"Through me you pass into the city of woe:  
       Through me you pass into eternal pain:  
       Through me among the people lost for aye.  
       Justice the founder of my fabric moved:  
       To rear me was the task of Power divine,         
       Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love. 
       Before me things create were none, save things  
       Eternal, and eternal I endure.  
       Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
 
2013-12-04 08:52:20 AM
As someone re-reading the Inferno in preparation for a D&D game i'm about to run, i'm getting a kick...

/almost 30
//yes, i'm married to a very patient woman
///yes, i still know how sad it is
 
2013-12-04 08:57:42 AM

thekingcobra: As someone re-reading the Inferno in preparation for a D&D game i'm about to run, i'm getting a kick...

/almost 30
//yes, i'm married to a very patient woman
///yes, i still know how sad it is


It is only sad if you let it be.

I'm sure it is far more interesting than a murder mystery dinner party - at least, the pretend kind.
 
2013-12-04 09:19:12 AM
I've always found the Paradiso more interesting.  The vision of Hell in the Inferno are more sensational, but some of the ideas of the Paradiso are pretty cool.  Nature of God, Heaven, imperfect people getting in, etc. - it's one of those things you read, put down for a second to think about, then pick it back up and read some more.  I do admit it gets a little sappy and drawn out at times.

Read the Inferno. But if you get tired of imagery of people being tortured in Dante's revenge-porn fantasy, move on through purgatory and up into heaven.
 
2013-12-04 09:21:57 AM
Because it's chock full of catholic/religious metaphors? I remember reading about the first hundred pages and the binding was almost broke from having to flip to the footnotes.


/carnal sins my friend, carnal sins...
 
2013-12-04 10:38:29 AM

ph0rk: thekingcobra: As someone re-reading the Inferno in preparation for a D&D game i'm about to run, i'm getting a kick...

/almost 30
//yes, i'm married to a very patient woman
///yes, i still know how sad it is

It is only sad if you let it be.

I'm sure it is far more interesting than a murder mystery dinner party - at least, the pretend kind.


Meh, i'm not really sad, just being snarky.  Its actually been fun planning it out.  I've been trying to update things a bit though, putting more modern and relevant people/characters in the various levels.  For instance, George Carlin will be with the heretics and Amy Winehouse with the gluttons.  But i have to admit, its been a lot harder than i'd thought, being so judgmental and such.  I've even considered fictional characters without much avail.
 
2013-12-04 10:51:57 AM

thekingcobra: ph0rk: thekingcobra: As someone re-reading the Inferno in preparation for a D&D game i'm about to run, i'm getting a kick...

/almost 30
//yes, i'm married to a very patient woman
///yes, i still know how sad it is

It is only sad if you let it be.

I'm sure it is far more interesting than a murder mystery dinner party - at least, the pretend kind.

Meh, i'm not really sad, just being snarky.  Its actually been fun planning it out.  I've been trying to update things a bit though, putting more modern and relevant people/characters in the various levels.  For instance, George Carlin will be with the heretics and Amy Winehouse with the gluttons.  But i have to admit, its been a lot harder than i'd thought, being so judgmental and such.  I've even considered fictional characters without much avail.


Trouble being judgemental? What are you doing  here?

/Submit a link to FarkUs and you'll find your levels of hell filled in fifteen minutes
 
2013-12-04 10:56:23 AM

Ecobuckeye: thekingcobra: ph0rk: thekingcobra: As someone re-reading the Inferno in preparation for a D&D game i'm about to run, i'm getting a kick...

/almost 30
//yes, i'm married to a very patient woman
///yes, i still know how sad it is

It is only sad if you let it be.

I'm sure it is far more interesting than a murder mystery dinner party - at least, the pretend kind.

Meh, i'm not really sad, just being snarky.  Its actually been fun planning it out.  I've been trying to update things a bit though, putting more modern and relevant people/characters in the various levels.  For instance, George Carlin will be with the heretics and Amy Winehouse with the gluttons.  But i have to admit, its been a lot harder than i'd thought, being so judgmental and such.  I've even considered fictional characters without much avail.

Trouble being judgemental? What are you doing  here?

/Submit a link to FarkUs and you'll find your levels of hell filled in fifteen minutes

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2013-12-04 11:28:31 AM

DubtodaIll: Ecobuckeye: thekingcobra: ph0rk: thekingcobra: As someone re-reading the Inferno in preparation for a D&D game i'm about to run, i'm getting a kick...

/almost 30
//yes, i'm married to a very patient woman
///yes, i still know how sad it is

It is only sad if you let it be.

I'm sure it is far more interesting than a murder mystery dinner party - at least, the pretend kind.

Meh, i'm not really sad, just being snarky.  Its actually been fun planning it out.  I've been trying to update things a bit though, putting more modern and relevant people/characters in the various levels.  For instance, George Carlin will be with the heretics and Amy Winehouse with the gluttons.  But i have to admit, its been a lot harder than i'd thought, being so judgmental and such.  I've even considered fictional characters without much avail.

Trouble being judgemental? What are you doing  here?

/Submit a link to FarkUs and you'll find your levels of hell filled in fifteen minutes


Well, I would have said TFD, but that would cost him five bucks.
 
2013-12-04 12:22:31 PM
I bet many of the recently sodomized could relate to the She-Wolf of Incontinence.
 
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