". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lost Girl - Season 5

Lost Girl was renewed for a season 5, but some reason none of the search engines brought the news for me until just now ... curious internet behavior ... however, the news was out to everybody else back in April.  That's what I get for watching via netflix rather than tv.  But then, I don't have to be annoyed by the supremely annoying SYFY channel....

And guess what, or rather, who is going to be a guest star?  Charisma Carpenter, playing ... " Freyja, who is “well-known in mythology as the most renowned of the Norse goddesses.” She is a goddess of love, sexuality, fertility, war and death ...." Going for a more of that Vikings action, with Tamsin the Valkyrie, and with Kenzi in Valhalla?

Some people seem to know things and aren't happy.

From the link at the top:
.... The group is all back together again. A big theme this season is 'family,' and these are all Bo's family. We've seen some of them get torn apart, but now's their chance to come together."

That makes me at least happy. Among the situations that most disturb me in watching / reading action-adventure is when "our Group" gets broken up.  I'm like a herd dog that way -- I want to go ranging and get everyone back together asap.

Except -- spoiler --

Hale will not return.  He's gone, dead and gone.

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