April 6, 2008

Masqueraaade, Paper faces on parade!

Posted in I didn't know that!, Misc. tagged , , , at 10:32 am by Olórin

Halo all! How’s everybody doing? Long time no see!

The past few weeks were torture, and what’s coming is worse! *sob* Don’t you just hate busy weeks?! If you hear me say I want to take a seminar during a busy college course, SMACK ME, hear that avocat?! *ya far7itich 9ar 3indich 3ithir tikfi’7eny* 00;

Last night I went to Horton Hears a Who for the second time! You’d think we’re taking a child with us, but when two girls in their twenties go to a children’s movie twice, you gotta admit there’s something wrong with them! Meh it’s a funny movie!

Piece of advice, if you go to the movies, get your own chocolate with you! Grab your favorite chocolate and put it in your bag, (or pockets for the lads). The chocolate they offer there is tastelessly cold and the collection is quite narrow! They even changed the popcorn, it’s now buttery..Yay assfat!

*Yaaaaaaaaawn* Lovely weather lately, right? Me likie.

Anyway, as the title indicates, this post is about Masquerades! My favorite ball! You all know what they’re about, right? Beautiful masks and lovely waltz, but lets expand your knowledge a little bit!

A masquerade ball is an event held by the upper class in Europe back in Medieval times. Around the 15th century in Italy, it became a part of public festivities, especially in Venice (Carnival of Venice is an example).

One of the most famous balls was “Burning Men’s Ball”, it was intended to celebrate the marriage of a lady-in-waiting of Charles VI of France’s queen in Paris in the 14th century, what was interesting is that when the dancers came too close to a torch, they caught fire. (I don’t know if it was intended 00;)

And what’s a masquerade without masks?! The Mask-makers back then had their own stature and guild, not to mention a considerable reputation!

But it wasn’t always a bed of roses, Gustav the III, king of Sweden was assassinated during a masquerade.

Many anti-masquerade movements rose alongside the Masquerade balls themselves, the writers stated that the balls encouraged immorality and foreign influence but that did not convince the doge!

But unfortunately, due to the fall of the Venetian Republic at the end of the 18th century, the tradition of using masks disappeared. But around 1979, a group of awesome young Venetians had the idea of reviving the Carnival of Venice and it was back ever since!

Thanks Wiki for most of the info!

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18 Comments »

  1. nice info..
    every time i come here i learn something…

  2. N. said,

    Wow! Very interesting, didn’t know it actually had such a history. You changed the music… *teary eyes* I love your blog (and I can’t stress that enough).

  3. Amethyst said,

    Wanasa.. I want to wear a mask with a little black dress.. HOT!;p

  4. suspic said,

    The fluffy qola crap, I refuse to wear that. =O

    All in all, interesting stuff.

  5. Linus said,

    Very interesting.
    About the movies, me and me friends snuck in many times full McDonald’s meals to the theater without getting detected 😉 DO IT! IT”S WORTH IT!

  6. Olórin said,

    Shosho:
    I’m glad!

    N.:
    Awww! Thank you!

    Amethyst:
    Or a purple one!

    suspic:
    LOL the fluffy qola thing isn’t that popular anymore lat’7af. Masks look awesome on guys, though.

    Linus:
    LOL That sounds like fun bs a7is dihin o 7osa!

  7. Amu said,

    interesting!! can i get that mask please? 😛

  8. Olórin said,

    Yup! You can pick it up from the box near the door on your way out, colors available are gold,red,black and purple!

  9. Nicole said,

    It could be more rain out there though 😉

  10. suspic said,

    You want to hide my face? =(

  11. Olórin said,

    Nicole:
    One can only hope!!

    suspic:
    Ja!

  12. F. said,

    I love masked balls! I WANT!

    I love picture by the way 😉 great choice.

  13. vixenfatale said,

    You reminded me of my art history classes.. I miss them : )

    Lovely Music!!!! Your site is open all day on my mac!:D

  14. Olórin said,

    F.:
    Thanks it’s the one in Wiki lol, me wants too!

    vixenfatale:
    Wow I’m glad I refreshed a nice memory 😀

  15. avocat said,

    i dun think everyone knows wuts Ja means ;p latifalsifain
    w abt the seminar thingy , mita we gona get our degrees ? hefffttt !!

  16. Olórin said,

    Hao! shkithir nas y3arfon shno ma3nat ja! hmph! insay ya36ona il degrees now, lel7een ma 7a99alt il shirts illy sawooha ley, and that was more than a month ago!

  17. slai7e6 said,

    Yenfa3 a6eg lathma ? ;p

  18. Olórin said,

    E laish la2! Ya36ee flavor 3arabiya san3a! ra7 ykhtar3on illy hnak but its okay LOL!


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