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« on: April 19, 2008 01:36:21 PM »

I made these postcards for English class after reading the Odyssey... or a 50 page version of it (I HATE my teacher!)  Fortunately, I've read the real version too, so I don't feel too guilty about reading the hacked-apart one.  Well anyway... I made these out of scraps of paper, a hong-bow (chinese new year money envelope thing), a paper towel, magazine/newspaper clippings, a gold colored cardboard box, a candy wrapper...  I think that's it Wink  My favorite is "Helio's Cattle," but I am not happy with the cyclopes.  It's looking a bit blah.  And is the soldier too far away from his hand?  Maybe I should move it.  Any suggestions are appreciated.  And I know these aren't anything super special, I just wanted to share Smiley  THanks for looking Kiss

The Lotus Eaters

Helio's cattle

Polyphemus the Cyclops


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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008 02:01:56 PM »

super nerdy goodness! that's nuts that you read the condensed version for class and the real verion on your own. it was so the other way around when i read it high school.  Anyway- I think they look great and they appeal to the nerdy english major in me!
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008 03:18:52 PM »

Thanks, shelleibean!  My teacher is the complete opposite of normal english teachers.  She kept telling us how "stupid" (yes, she used that word!) Greeks were for believing all that "crazy" mythology!  And then, just to spite her, I said I needed clarification about the definition of "myths" and asked if, perhaps, the Bible would be called a book of myths?  I don't have anything against the Bible or anything, I just wanted to make her mad.  And it worked Wink
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Il y a un monstre dans le lac, et il s'appelle Jean-Claude.
Mon ami le monstre sort du lac quand l'eau est trop chaude.
Le monstre vient au Lac du Bois pour jouer de la guitare.
Il aime bien manger les villageois et les monos bizarres. RAAAARAH!
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008 05:07:15 PM »

hey these are really good!  i think my favorite is the lotus one, although i like the cattle too.

i agree about the cyclops one being a little blah (it's not bad, though... it's still dramatic) but not sure how to fix because the background needs to be plain or you can't see the story ...

hmmm...
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008 08:10:13 AM »

those are really awesome.. good job!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008 09:00:16 PM »

I like the blue silo you left behind the dogs (cows?) and the big blue eyeball!
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 10:57:36 AM »

And I know these aren't anything super special

On the contrary, SuperSow, I think your collage postcards are magnificent! I especially liked The Lotus Eaters and Helio's Cattle. To my shame I've never read the Odyssey (full or abridged versions  Grin), but I've got a little sneak peak into it, thanks to you!

Did you show your class your work? And what do you plan to do with them - use them as decorative pictures in your home?

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008 03:37:12 PM »

aww, thanks verde Kiss I don't know if I can get them back b/c the teacher still has last year's postcards displayed in the classroom.
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Il y a un monstre dans le lac, et il s'appelle Jean-Claude.
Mon ami le monstre sort du lac quand l'eau est trop chaude.
Le monstre vient au Lac du Bois pour jouer de la guitare.
Il aime bien manger les villageois et les monos bizarres. RAAAARAH!
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008 05:08:49 PM »

I hope you can get them back, but then again, lots of people will enjoy them if they have to stay in your classroom.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008 07:34:16 PM »

These are beautiful!  And good for you for wanting to read the whole story.  Smiley

Would it be too awful to point out, though, that the name is "Helios" so it really ought to be Helois' cattle?  (the "-os" ending in something translated from ancient greek just means the word is masculine) 
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