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Old December 2nd, 2010, 06:23 AM   #11

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Perhaps a poignant addition to this thread would be, what are you going to do with your writing when it is finished?
Marvel at our own exuberant, hot-windedness?
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Submit and be grilled in a 3 hour long oral exam. Publish it hopefully.
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A dissertation, which essentially consists of an original screenplay, for my Uni course in film production. And, unrelated to that, a script for a graphic novel adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
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An Alternate Constitution for Ireland, although I have only just started.
I intend to ignore it, maybe even destroy it when I'm finished, for only revolutions have a use for new constitutions.
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This is an excellent idea, Salah. I'll be following this thread closely.
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An Alternate Constitution for Ireland, although I have only just started.
I intend to ignore it, maybe even destroy it when I'm finished, for only revolutions have a use for new constitutions.
You could always opt for a parliamentary revolution there Big Fella. Get yourself elected, join a committee and lobby for alterations - otherwise known as the tedious democratic route. Unless of course you intend to give the ould Bunreacht a complete makeover; in which case armed revolt is probably the best option. And these are propitious times for budding revolutionaries what with economoic chaos reigning all about us. Simply harness the collective angst of the masses and pour it onto the page. Despite its shortcomings I've always had a soft spot for Dev's labours though, shame to see it go.
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You could always opt for a parliamentary revolution there Big Fella. Get yourself elected, join a committee and lobby for alterations - otherwise known as the tedious democratic route. Unless of course you intend to give the ould Bunreacht a complete makeover; in which case armed revolt is probably the best option. And these are propitious times for budding revolutionaries what with economoic chaos reigning all about us. Simply harness the collective angst of the masses and pour it onto the page. Despite its shortcomings I've always had a soft spot for Dev's labours though, shame to see it go.
Ah, It would never work. As I right it, I find myself far more radical than I imagined. To be honest, I would be quite partial to a revolution of sorts, I want Fianna Fáil gone, obliterated. Also, I'm considering the benefits of a monarchy...

Ah, Dev... The only work I can abide of his is the constitution, but it's days are numbered. But, Gile, what do you think of revolution, genuinely? Is it even an option? Or idealistic romanticism?
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'Atrocity Propaganda and political opportunism in the aftermath of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 I did the same thing for my dissertation but I've decided to strip it back and make it more focused as I feel that when it was first written I under sold myself, although it was third year of uni when I wrote it so I was hammered pretty much the whole year.
http://1641.tcd.ie/using-faq.php

Your probably aware of this new site then which was launched a few weeks back that contains all the 1641 depositions. I was surprised Trinity College (well, not really) didn't preface their FAQ page with a prominent health warning vis-a-vis the reliability of much of the information obtained. Surely, when presenting historical documents of this nature to a public who will by and large view it and read it at its face value it's advisable to provide more background as to the means, methods and operational conditions by which
these testimonies were secured.

"Propaganda and political opportunism", indeed.
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Ah, It would never work. As I right it, I find myself far more radical than I imagined. To be honest, I would be quite partial to a revolution of sorts, I want Fianna Fáil gone, obliterated. Also, I'm considering the benefits of a monarchy...

Ah, Dev... The only work I can abide of his is the constitution, but it's days are numbered. But, Gile, what do you think of revolution, genuinely? Is it even an option? Or idealistic romanticism?
I've often considered the benefits of a monarchy myself and confess to being stumped at explaining any of its supposed attractions. It's not something that would have any mileage in the Irish context I'd imagine given our tortured history of trying so long to extricate ourselves from one. There was a time for all that maybe after the first flush of the French revolution had exhausted itself and Empire 'reconsolidated' thereby making itself a more attractive option for government.

Maybe between 1830 and 1870 with O' Connell and Smith O' Brien there were candidates for such a thing - there was a tremendous store still placed on the old Gaelic lineages back then with many a proud family vaunting their heriditary ties to chieftainship; so if Repeal had been passed by O'Connell or if he had grasped the nettle at the last Monster meeting instead of caving in to Peel's ultimatums he would have been a possible candidate for some kind of 'monarchical' arrangement perhaps, though with a Gaelic twist.

Plenty of countries around the globe in more dire need of a revolution IMO; off hand I can think of half a dozen African crony states most of whom are being sacked by foreign oil companies.
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Writing World War II story with two main characters.

Milij Szymanowski- Former Polish soldier reminiscing how he was a POW escapee and joined the Russians to fight the Nazi's. Final battle at Berlin.

Kaspar Müller- German soldier who indirectly meets Milij at beginning of story. Final battle at Berlin. Will meet Szymanowski at end of story.
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