Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
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Two questions, no linkspam

Two questions, one more important than the other:

1. WOW SO IMPORTANT! My stepfather sometimes plays drum for reenactments at the Colonial Village. Where, perchance, might he get a basic black tricorn hat? I think he also needs a red army coat--he's reenacting an American drummer, but apparently they wore red rather than blue. Probably to signify "Don't shoot me." His fellow drummers got theirs for, like, $1400, but I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has a black tricorn and a red coat for three digits or less.

2. No, seriously, I'm not kidding, that was the important question: I valiantly try to explain what a professor once told me was the difference between terror and horror here. This made a deep impression on me at the time, but I can't find the notebook I actually wrote it in two years ago, and so I cannot think of the correct wording. Has anyone else ever heard of this before? Because it's probably a well-known Deep Thought from a philosopher or literary critic. I just don't know who. If it helps, this was my Sentimental Literature class. Maybe Devendra Varma's take ("the difference between terror and horror as the difference between awful apprehension and sickening realization") is actually it, and it's just my professor's rephrasing that made such an impression. I don't know.


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