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19th-May-2009 10:48 am
Busy Obi-Wan
THE BOOK ARRIVED !!! *does a little happy Scottish country dancing*

Now, I'm going to read it REALLY SLOWLY to make it last longer - as if I'm enjoying some food that's INCREDIBLY TASTY !! So...it's going to be like watching a TV mini-series I greatly look forward to every night !! X}

Okay. *clears throat* Rumour has it Ewan('s character) is kind of showing off his studly man-chest more often in the book. *cough, cough* Not that IT's the only thing I have in my mind while reading, though. *huffs, trying hard not to think about how hairy he is, how smooth his skin is and....*

Anyways, since I HAVE already seen the film, I'm sure I will read and hear the lines being said in my head in the exact voices of the actors and actresses ! ^_^;
19th-May-2009 02:27 am (UTC)
LOL...if it's the hairy chest scenes you're interested in, you can skip to chapter 114 and start reading there!
19th-May-2009 06:15 am (UTC)
His hairy chest is NOT the only reason why I'm going to read it !!! XD

But...I cannot tell a lie. My hands took control of my brain and moved towards the book and opened it against my own will. *swallows* Oh ! I was nearly tempted to read the whole chapter of 114 !! But I managed to shut the book far before I read any part of it. XD

Mmm...*looks up "Begone ! I will have no more of thee !"* Oh ! No, no, no... I'm not talking to YOU, Deborah ! I'm just talking to my own weak will... :|
19th-May-2009 11:22 am (UTC)
No no, stay strong and read the book all the way through. Besides, even though there are more references to the camerlengo's cassock "hanging open" it's far from a "Young Adam" style appearance by "little Ewan!"
19th-May-2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
His cassock ? - hanging open ? o_O

Um...having read the part where the first victim is found dead over at CERN, unlike the one seen in the film - it seems this branded man ( Vittoria's adoptive father ) has been stripped naked(!). Now, Deborah-san...THIS has forced me to think that Camerlengo is ALSO going to get himself...you know, right in front of... or...have I guessed wrong ? *feels dizzy*
19th-May-2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Yes to this, savor it slooooowly ...
19th-May-2009 06:30 am (UTC)
I will ! *smiles broadly* I'm going to start reading it...TONIGHT after I watch The Clone Wars TV mini-series ! X)

Btw...does "St.Peter's Basilica" in A&D mean "Roman Catholic Church" ? :{
19th-May-2009 07:14 am (UTC)
This is a basilica. It's the great big church in Rome, but it's a building, not the religion itself.
19th-May-2009 10:56 am (UTC)
Arigatoh for having it all clarified for me ! *hugs*

So... "this" building in Rome IS the very place in which the Pope and some other senior/junior priests reside, I take it ? *cocks head to one side*
19th-May-2009 11:26 am (UTC)
St. Peter's is the church Vatican City where the Catholic Church is based. It is believed to be built over the tomb of St. Peter who was crucified, upside down, on Vatican Hill at the beginning of the Christian movement. As pronker said, it is emblematic of the church, but the "Church" is the Catholic faith, not the building.

It's an incredibly beautiful place, large and open, and yet the ellipitical design of the plaza also seems to embrace you and welcome you when you're standing inside it.

And, the Sistine Chapel where a good part of the book takes place is simply breathtaking.

I have only been to Rome once and would LOVE to get back there in the future when I can spend more than two days!!
19th-May-2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Arigatoh - !! What you just told me about the building has JUST reminded me of some particular scenes from A&D ! *hugs!*

Now...I've already read 50 pages so far and it seems I'm already beginning to LIKE this Prof. Langdon ! His ramblings and thoughts ( especially when he's in the presence of no-nonsense Kohler ) are always hilarious ! *laughs* Oh...they are "opposites", aren't they ? XD
19th-May-2009 02:13 pm (UTC) - Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.
It's where religious ceremonies take place. The Papal Residence is a palace, which is where he lives. The Vatican is a group of buildings inside Rome.
20th-May-2009 02:06 am (UTC) - Re: Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.
Um...okay..."the palace" is where they( Pope and priests, etc. ) actually "live", yes ? I'm almost there, understanding it all. Uh...I just took out the Angels & Demons book and...I can see a map of Vatican City in there, too. But...where IS the Papal Residence you told me about, I wonder ? "The palace", I mean ? *blinks* It seems I'm having some trouble finding the place... :{
20th-May-2009 02:26 am (UTC) - Re: Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.

I'm thinking that you want to know about his bedroom and stuff like that, his actual apartment where he does mundane things, so this is the link to the information. The palace adjoins the Basilica. If you're thinking that it's a separate building, like Buckingham Palace, it's more like a designation for a particular part of the enormous buildings ringing St. Peter's Square. I remember thinking that the Vatican is all city and it sure looked like that when I was there. The Pope appears in his apartment window/balcony to bless the travelers in the square each Sunday.
20th-May-2009 02:41 am (UTC) - Re: Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.
Oh ! Arigatoh so much for the link ! *smiles* I'll go read the article later, then ! ( Time to go study Boheki=International Trade... *grumbles* )

Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all this information ! *sends mental hugs* :D
20th-May-2009 11:33 am (UTC) - Re: Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.
Hi, Pronker-san ! It's 8 at night over here and I finally had some time to visit the linked page. ;)

MY ! *sees the enlarged picture of the Papal Apartments on Wiki* They're practically looking like all those palaces in Greece, aren't they !! O_O

Hmm...I will visit this beautiful city of Vatican one day, I hope - if I get enough money to go all the way over there, that is ! ^_^

Oh...before I forget. Is it true that Catholic priests ( including Pope ) cannot get married while Protestant priests can ?? ( A friend of mine asked me this question just the other day but I just couldn't answer it 'cause I didn't KNOW the answer... )
20th-May-2009 02:37 pm (UTC) - Re: Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.
I hope you can visit someday. I bought a rosary (prayer beads) from there and treasure it to this day.

Roman Catholic priests and nuns cannot marry, but there are branches of Catholicism that allow marriage, especially people that become priests who are already married. And Protestant ministers can marry.
21st-May-2009 02:23 am (UTC) - Re: Vatican City is its own country, the smallest in the world, perhaps.
Arigatoh for the info. ! You're kind, really ! :)

So...those Roman Catholic priests and nuns are practically married to the Church ( Um..."brides of Jesus" as the Wiki article put it. ) just the way the Jedi have been married to the Jedi Order ( well...sort of ) ?

Well, I will share this info. with my friend as she's coming over to my house on Sunday ! :D
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