Where does the elision of universe
originate? I know it from the television show Firefly
(aired late 2002) and recently noticed it used casually in The Chronicles of Riddick
(released mid-2004), but it seemed unlikely that the screenwriter would appropriate a bit of slang connected to someone else's failed project from barely a year earlier. It seems to me I have heard it again since, but I cannot recall where. I read very little sf these days; did both these I mention draw it from elsewhere?
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Jun 16, 2014 -
I'm looking for poetry that makes exceptional use of enjambment, both positively and negatively. [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Do you honestly enjoy reading free verse? Can you explain to me why I should enjoy it, too?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 24, 2011 -
Help me appreciate poetry (I suppose specifically blank verse by the examples below of what I've read) by teaching me to understand the merits of the poet's constructions! I enjoy literature because of their content, and not so much the aesthetics or specific construction of sentences, words, meter, rhyme, and so forth. For the most part, this has been fine for me because conventionally at least when one comes across poetry, its not in the manner of an epic tale and so I don't feel like I'm missing out on too much. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ
on Jan 11, 2011 -
Pop-rock songs with unusual/unique constructions, structures, patterns, tempo changes, time signature changes, instrumental/vocal interplay, etc... Stuff you probably don't realize upon a casual first listen. And not necessarily something obvious like "multiple songs in one" (eg "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"), or songs with no chorus. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jul 24, 2010 -
QuotationFilter: "Serious over my cereal, I broke one morning my fast, with something-to-read-searching retina ... " [more inside]
posted by paduasoy
on Apr 25, 2010 -
What are the technical and scientific reasons most pop music is structured so there're 3 or 4 verses and a repeated chorus? [more inside]
posted by st starseed
on Mar 7, 2010 -
Help me find a non-cheesy short poem/quote/verse to put inside a Mother's Day card. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on Feb 24, 2010 -
So, I'm running a Firefly/Serenity roleplaying game and I'm looking for recommendations for some suitable background music... [more inside]
posted by timpollard
on Apr 18, 2009 -
I'm designing a funeral handout for a young woman who has died suddenly. Help me come up with ideas for a poem or verse or quote or something to include. [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller
on Aug 3, 2007 -
Hope me Romeo, you're my only hope. What will you be writing to your sweetie in your Valentine's Day card tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by FreezBoy
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Ogden Nash made quite a splash.
And somewhat darker, Dottie Parker.
Silverstein was near divine,
And all revere old Edward Lear.
But now I suffer from a curse:
My thirst for rhyme has grown perverse!
I need a doctor or a nurse;
My problem is becoming worse.
So lest I end up in a hearse,
Please point me t'wards some more light verse!
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jul 13, 2006 -
If you would have to choose a quote, verse, lyric, poem or other textual message to have tattooed on your body, what would it be? In what way is that text significant to you? Which body part would you put it on? Which representation system would you use?
posted by koenie
on Jul 24, 2005 -
Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
How did Blake get away with this rhyme? [MI] [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Dec 27, 2004 -