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The Demon Barber of the beginning of the world. [Apr. 13th, 2008|09:13 pm]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvKbNSOVJO8&NR=1

Disco Sweeney Todd. ;)


Been awhile since a creation story, so here you go. :)

n the myths of Northern Europe it is said that before the world was created there was just space. Then Niflheim, a world of clouds and shadows, formed in the north. And in it a fountain spurted cold water that turned into rivers of ifce. In the south was Muspellheim, a land of fire. Warm air blew from this fiery region onto the icy north and started to melt it. The melting water created a sea named Ginunngagap, and out of it was born a giant whose name was Ymir.
The ice continued to melt, and a cow was created out of it. The cow licked salt, so she licked the salt off of the icy rocks. One day as she licked a rock, a hair appeared. After three days of licking, a man emerged. His name was Buri. Buri's grandchildren became gods. They did not like Ymir and killed him. When he died his head became the sky and his flesh became thland. And so the world began.
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-04-14 02:24 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the Johnnie Depp version yet.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:15 pm (UTC)
Its okay.

Helena Bonham-Carter is a terrible singer, and it really distracted me from the rest of the show, but visually the film is stunning.

If you get a chance you should see a stage production of it. :) It's an incredible show.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-04-14 02:25 am (UTC)
I've read this before, and reading it again...well, it's still bizarre. But, then what creation story isn't?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:16 pm (UTC)
True enough. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: silvergloss
2008-04-14 02:30 am (UTC)
Ahahah, disco Sweeney Todd... It was amusing, but I've never seen it before so I can't really compare it to anything. For some reason I kept expecting Michael Jackson to pop up in the middle of the group and start doing that "Thriller" dance... xD

And that creation story; a cow was essentially the source of the gods? Talk about the importance of milk, dang, haha.. ^^;;
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:18 pm (UTC)
Wouldnt it have been funny if they had included Thriller in there? Id be all for it. ;) -- And if you get a chance you should see the stage production of Sweeney Todd. It's incredible, when done well. :)

And yeah? These creation stories are always so awesome.
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[User Picture]From: siilenti
2008-04-14 03:26 am (UTC)
I've used the name Niflheim as the name of an icy, dreary city in one of my bits of writing.

I didn't read the whole story that went with it though. Sweet!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thats awesome! It's a great name for a city. :)
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From: christinaathena
2008-04-14 03:27 am (UTC)
Aurgh! You're deliberately posting when I'm not at home, aren't you? How'm I supposed to get first place when you do that? ^_~
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:30 pm (UTC)
lol! Im sorry! I just post when I can. No rhyme or reason to it. Sorry darlin'!
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-04-14 03:50 am (UTC)
LOL not 12 hours ago did I see the Johnny Depp version of Sweeny Todd! hahah, good show!
It's always so interesting to read different culture's telling of how the universe and earth was created!!!
xoxo, MErci
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:31 pm (UTC)
Isn't it fun to read different accounts? :)

What did you think of Helena Bonham-Carter's singing voice? That was really the only downfall of the film for me. Sweeneys been my favorite musical since I was 12.
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-04-14 03:54 am (UTC)
Disco Sweeney? Loved it! lol. I've seent the stage version before (I have that on DVD), but for some reason when the music started I though they were going to sing/dance to Thriller.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:32 pm (UTC)
Isn't it awesome? :)

I love Sweeney so much. :)
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[User Picture]From: mizzzjulie
2008-04-14 08:44 am (UTC)
It's funny you posted this story! My 7-year-old almost-stepdaughter & I just read it in a book of myths for children that we just bought on Saturday. Prior to then, I had never read it or heard of it, yet now here it is on LJ. Tres bizarre!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:33 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! =) Good timing, I guess. What did she think of the story?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:35 pm (UTC)
Have you ever seen any other version but the film? Helena Bonham-Carter has such a bad voice ( I think) that it really distracted me during the film.

If you haven't seen the two dvd's of the musical you should really check them out. :) Lots of music that was cut out of the film on there too.

And that's cool. ;) I'll take a look.
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From: pixiepancake
2008-04-14 02:01 pm (UTC)
hey, i know this story!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 07:36 pm (UTC)
It's a good one! :)
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[User Picture]From: sparkly_sparky
2008-04-14 08:18 pm (UTC)
oh very interesting story! hadnt heard that, thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-14 08:21 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! :) Glad you enjoyed.
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[User Picture]From: ravenesquedeath
2008-04-16 08:31 am (UTC)
How did Buri manage to get grandchildren if there was only a cow and another bloke?

Loved Sweeny Todd. But I think, for the most part anyway, the songwriter should be shot. The singing voices were fine, in fact I thought Johnny Depp was pretty good, even with the pigswill he had to sing.

The story was great, the direction was great, the acting was great, but the songs (not the singing) had to be endured.

In fact, while it was also pretty cringeworthy, the disco song was better than any featured in the film. Were they the same songs that were in the stage show? Might explain a bit.

I went out clubbing dressed as Mrs Lovett not long ago *grin*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-16 03:43 pm (UTC)
Woooow. Stephen Sondheim is arguably the most talented musical theatre composer and writer ever.

You just don't like musicals in general then? What kind of music do you prefer?
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