10 09 2012

I’m in the middle of reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for fun, not for school), and the brilliance and comedy is beyond amazing.  I do have to say that I find the character of Helena really interesting; there’s one line of hers in particular that stood out to me:

“No, no, I am as ugly as a bear,
For beasts that meet me run away for fear.”

When she can’t land the man of her dreams, Demetrius, and only gets rejection after rejection from him, she starts to think that maybe it’s because that it’s her fault.  The irony is that when Demetrius falls in love with her via Puck’s doing, she doesn’t believe him.

I find that to be quite sad, actually.

Saturday Morning Documentary: BBC Natural World: The Dolphins of Shark Bay

29 01 2011

Yet another episode of Natural World, this is about a family of Bottlenose dolphins living in a bay in northern Aussieland.  Puck, mother of already 8 children, is pregnant again with what will probably be her last.  She and her baby face dangers in the quiet waters though, because of, as you may have guessed, sharks.  Tiger sharks come to the waters for a few months during the year to feast on dolphin young and dewgongs (all I could think about when they were talking about dewgongs was the Pokemon…).  Samu, the baby dolphin, then faces challenges like adapting to the water, breathing, hunting, and the possibility of getting separated from his mother.

I don’t really have much else to say about this episode other than that it was another well-made, well-filmed, high def. work from the BBC.  And dolphins!  Yay!  What’s not to love about them?

Samu on top, and Puck