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My New Phantom of The Opera (1925) music video :) [21 Nov 2010|06:52pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

I thought this would fit for Kay!Erik too, no?
My new Phantom of The Opera (1925) music video

To the song from the French Musical Notre Dame de Paris: Tu Vas Me Detruire (translation included in the vid description)

Direct Translation into English:

Cet océan de passion This ocean of passion
Qui déferle dans mes veines Sweeping through my veins
Qui cause ma déraison Causing my insanity
Ma déroute, ma déveine My defeat, my bad luck

Doucement j'y plongerai Gently I plunge into it
Sans qu'une main me retienne Without a hand to save me
Lentement je m'y noierai Slowly I drown myself
Sans qu'un remords ne me vienne Without remorse, it doesn't happen
Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me
Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me
Et je vais te maudire And I will curse you
Jusqu'à la fin de ma vie Until the end of my life

Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me
Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me
J'aurais pu le prédire I could predict
Dès le premier jour On that first day
Dès la première nuit From that first night

Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me
Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me
Tu vas me détruire You're going to destroy me

Mon péché, mon obsession My sin, my obsession
Désir fou qui me tourmente Mad desire torments me
Qui me tourne en dérision It mocks me
Qui me déchire et me hante It haunts me and tears me apart

Petite marchande d'illusion Little market (merchant?) of illusion
Je ne vis que dans l'attente I live only in anticipation
De voir voler ton, jupon To see your skirt flying by
Et que tu danses et tu chantes And for you to dance and sing

Moi qui me croyais l'hiver I thought I was the winter
Me voici un arbre vert Here I am a green tree
Moi qui me croyais de fer I thought I was a man of steel
Contre le feu de la chair Far from the heat of the flesh

Je m'enflamme et me consume This fire consumes me
Pour les yeux d'une étrangère For the eyes of a stranger
Qui ont bien plus de mystère Which are far more mysterious
Que la lumière de la lune Than the light of the moon

*This is my very first attempt at making Phantom of The Opera (1925 ) phan video. No flames, please.

Please comment and rate, if you like.

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This reminded me of Kay Erik's Opera [05 Apr 2010|10:03am]

[ mood | curious ]

OK so I found this fan music video by AnNaViDsGr (not POTO related but still) and it reminds me of Kay Erik's Opera, well it's not classical, but the atmosphere just reminds me of it Great video, I think: (just watch from the beginning to end and you'll see what I mean)...I know in Erik's Opera there were different parts with different types of moods in it...I think that's how 'the beginning' of it might have sounded...mood-wise I mean

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100 years of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! [22 Oct 2009|12:48am]

 Fans of all incarnations of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA might be interested to know that we are now entering the story's 100th anniversary year! The original novel by Gaston Leroux was first serialised in a French newspaper between September 1909 and January 1910, prior to publication in book format by Pierre Lafitte in February 1910.

To celebrate this milestone achievement, a brand new Phantom Twitter stream was launched during Vegas Fans Week to spread the word of the centenary and the latest news and developments concerning the Opera Ghost. Eventually it is hoped the stream will be used to release exciting new ongoing research currently being undertaken into the novel and all its subsequent adaptations (including, of course, the susan Kay novel) in areas never previously explored. It'll also be a sort of starting point perhaps to test the viability of bringing fans across the world together in 2010. 

The more fans who join the stream, the better, so we can spread word of the centenary to the wider world and draw attention to all things Phantom!  The Leroux estate is also aware of the feed, so it would be good to show Leroux's descendants just how beloved this story remains across the globe!

Please follow by following @fantomedelopera on Twitter ( http://twitter.com/fantomedelopera ), or, alternatively, going to http://phantomslair.com for further details.
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Erik's Opera 'Don Juan Triumphant' in Kay's novel [14 Oct 2009|02:10pm]

[ mood | okay ]

Hmm, this place has been quiet for ages...

I was wondering what Erik's Opera (Don Juan Triumphant) in the Kay's novel [the part he played to Christine] might have sounded like and for some reason the song that comes to my mind is Enigma's 'Sadeness (Parts I,II,III)' and also Enigma's 'Principles of Lust' (which might be Sadeness part II)...I know that the song by Enigma is modern sounding, but I think the overall atmosphere and meaning of it would be similar to Erik's Opera (the part he played to Christine)...at least that's my opinion

I also want to share this related link I just found.

Sadeness (Reprise) by Enigma (this part has more piano in it, which I think is beautiful):

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Awesome Kay's Phantom fan trailer by poto94! [23 Sep 2009|05:10pm]


I think this fan trailer captured the atmosphere of the Susan Kay's novel really well!

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letter to erik [26 Sep 2007|08:05pm]

I don't believe Erik has an official fan club, where you can send fan mail to. I know certain characters do, and Erik definitely deserves one. Well, I'm not forming one, but I would like to propose a little project that I thought of:

I would like to gather together a list of names of women (and I imagine there would be some men) who adore Erik and who would basically give themselves to him without question or hesitation if they could. I would like to send it to Box 5 at the Opera Garnier. It doesn't matter what actually happens to the letter. It's pretty much like writing a letter to Santa Claus. So, who would like their name to be on the list? You needn't include your last name, if you don't want to.

This is crossposted, so please only submit your name once, to avoid confusion. Thank you for indulging my childish fancies.
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i come bearing gifts [20 Sep 2007|11:39am]

It's been a long time since I posted in any Phantom communities. I'm reading Susan Kay's Phantom for I think the third time? and this time my copy is tangible. I finally ordered it, for about $16 on Amazon. I remember when the going prices were ridiculously high. Thank God it's back in print! It's like my Bible.

So, I have some art of my own to share, as well as a fic recommendation.

My Kay!Phantom ArtCollapse )

This phic, though sadly never finished, is one of the best and one of the most graphic phics I have ever had the pleasure to read. It's entitled "The Most Wretched of Creatures" and was written by katu. Her gallery on deviant art also has a lot of Phanart.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Enjoy ^_^.
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*waves hello* [19 Sep 2007|12:33am]

How could I not have known this community existed? Phantom is one of my all-time favorite books and I’ve been dying to talk to other fans about it for ages!

Alas, I don’t have too much Phantom-related to share yet except for this small review I wrote after re-reading for the [insert number of times here because I lost track]th time. Though I definitely have some ambitions of writing fic, at some point, so hopefully I’ll have more to share in the future :)

Speaking of which (not sure if this link’s been posted or not), has anyone else read Blood, Flesh, Bone by isabeau? I adore that fic. ♥
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my POTO vid to song "Bittersweet Symphony" IMO song fits Kay version too [09 Jul 2007|05:48pm]

[ mood | busy ]

this video is no longer available...I've deleted my youtube account...I haven't deleted this entry, because in comments I answered some questions etc

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'The Crow' (1994) [03 Jan 2007|12:58pm]

A tragic love story..oh and another dark phantom-like hero named Eric (ok with a 'c' but still) he's a musician, an assasin in a way, wears white mask (Ok it's painted on but still)...anyone agrees with similarities?

How tragic that Brandon Lee died while making this movie...I remember reading article about it in the newspaper in 1994
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Hello! :D [01 Jan 2007|09:27pm]

[ mood | happy ]

I just joined, yay!
I loooove this book, tis so good! :)

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Happy New Year [30 Dec 2006|09:20pm]

Dear everyone!

Happy New year!

I wish you lots of good health, luck and happiness.

Take Care,

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Kay Erik and Darth Vader [13 Dec 2006|08:31pm]
Anyone see any similarities between these two characters, other than that they both wear masks to cover a hideous disfigurement? I'm thinking particularly of the way the Star Wars prequel handles Anakin's character development, which reminds me somewhat of the way Kay developed Erik.
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KAY BOOK MOVIE PETITION [15 Nov 2006|08:21pm]
I came across this today. Goes under the title of:
SUSAN KAY'S PHANTOM MOVIE CAMPAIGN'S PETITION. Bit of a mouthful or what? I guess someone thought that since an online petition got the book back into print, this might work too.

Anyone else here seen it or signed it?

How do you feel about the possibility of them making a film of it? Do you think they could do it without ruining the book?
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[02 Nov 2006|10:59pm]
Did anyone see the pic of Howard McGillin in this month's Reader's Digest in full makeup, REALLY CLOSE UP? If it weren't for the out of character shit eating grin, I'd say it rival's Michael Crawford's closeup photo in the Complete Phantom book.
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[22 Oct 2006|11:44pm]
Some might call me obsessed. Meh, it's normal life for me. I had at one point a library copy of what I call "My Bible," Susan Kay's Phantom. I lost it after lending it to a friend, and have obtained another near perfect hardcover, ex-library copy. It cost me $200... but well worth it. I plan to pass it on to my daughter when she is old enough to understand what it means to me.
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The "small jar" line [04 Oct 2006|06:04pm]
So how did you react to that (in)famous line.

Did you smile and think "this man has really got guts"? Or did you think it was just an opportunity for an arrogant man to brag about the size of his assets in public.
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Great News! Someone found the rest of that song which might have inspired Leroux's 'Lotte' fairytale [30 Aug 2006|04:15pm]

See below for operafantomet's, Jennie's and falluke-elskeren's combined translation:

Barnets første sorg
The first sorrow of the child

Den lille Lotte tenkte på alt og ingenting
Som en sommerfugl hun svevet i solens gull omkring
I sine gule lokker hun vårens krone bar
Og hennes blikk var himmelens, så lyseblått og klart
som hendes blik var sjælen saa lyseblaa og klar.in the version quoted by falluke-elskeren

Little Lotte though of everything and nothing
Like a butterfly she flew about in the gold of the sun
In her golden curls she the wore the crown of spring
And her gaze was the like the heavens, so bright blue and clear

Hun kjelte for sin moder og var sin dukke tro
Hun så på sine kleder og sine røde sko
Men over alle elsket hun dog en liten fugl
Som faren hadde fanget på sneen siste jul

She wheedled her mother and was true (took good care of ) her doll
She looked at her clothes and her red shoes
But above them all she loved a little bird
Which her father had captured on the snow last Christmas

Den satt og frøs ved vinduet i vinterkulde og vind
Og så så bønnlig just i den varme stuen inn
Da strødde faren korn ut og lokket den inn
Og Lotte la den varlig imot sitt varme kinn

It sat by the window, freezing, in the winter's cold and wind
And pleadingly it looked into the warm room within
Then her father put out grain to tempt it to come in
And Lotte gently put it towards her warming cheek

Og Lotte var lykksalig, alene fikk hun lov
Å pleie og å passe den lille gjest fra skov
Hun brakte den sin føde og kysset den i blund
Snart lærte den å spise fra hennes røde munn

And Lotte was so happy, she alone was allowed
To care for and to comfort the little guest from the forest
She brought the bird its food and kissed it to sleep
Soon it learned to eat from her red mouth/lips

From falluke-elskeren:

Den kjendte hendes stemme og hendes lette gang
Og takked’ sin veninde med mangen lystig sang.
Tilsidst da sad den traurig og stille i sit bur,
Den hørte vaaren kalde fra grønne skognatur.

It knew her voice and her light step
And thanked its friend with many a lively song.
At the end it sat sad? and silent in its cage
It heard spring calling from the green forest

Da slog den ud med vingen og vilde fly sin vei;
Men lille Lotte smilte - ak, hun forstod den ei.
Hun lukked’ buret sikkert, hun gav den vand og frø;
Men fuglen vil kun frihed, hvis ikke maa den dø.

Then it spread it wings and wanted to fly away;
But little Lotte smiled - alas, she understood it not.
She closed the cage securely, she gave it water and seed;
But the bird only wanted freedom, if it was not to die.

En morgen løb hun tidlig til fuglen ud med mad
Og jubled’ høit paa veien og var saa sjæleglad;
Men, da hun kom til buret, da glemte hun sin sang,
Den kjære fugl laa udstrakt paa bunden stiv og lang.

One morning she ran early to the bird with food
And laughed loudly on the way and was so delighted;
But, when she came to the cage, then she forgot her song.
The dear bird lay outstretched on the bottom stiff and long.

Hun tog den ud forsigtig og kyssed’ den saa ømt;
Men den blev kold og livløs, - det var ei blot paa skrømt,
Dens hoved sank tilbage, i øiet døden laa,
Da slap hun den forskrækket og stirred’ taus derpaa.

She took it out carefully and kissed it so tenderly;
But it remained cold and lifeless, - it was not a joke,
Its head sank back, in the eye death lay,
Horrified she let it fall and stared silently at it.

Og, som hun stod der stille, hun blev saa underlig,
For hendes klare øie en taage lagde sig,
Den søde barndoms-rødme fra hendes kinder veg,
Og langsomt op fra hjertet en dunkel smerte steg,

And, at she stood there silent, she became so strange
Before her clear eyes a fog grew
The sweet childhood blush faded from her cheeks
And slowly from her heart a dark pain rose.

Hun kunde ikke vide, hvad denne smerte var;
Men sorg i hendes hjerte sin første rune skar
Og præged’ dybt sit biled i hendes bløde træk.
Nu flød den ikke mer med den sidste taare væk.

She could not know, what this pain was;
But sorrow had written its first rune in her heart
And marked its image deep on her soft features
No longer did it disappear with her last tear

Hun tænkte paa sin moder, men ei saa let som før,
Og nye verd’ner dærmed’ bag sorgens sorte slør:
Thi som et blik paa havet fra kystens mørke borg
Saa livets udsigt aabnes ved barnets første sorg

She thought of her mother, but not as lightly as before,
And thus new worlds dawned behind the black veil of grief:
Like a look at the sea from the dark fortress of the coast
So the possibilities of life are revealed by the child's first sorrow.

This is how I found it. I went to Deichmansks Diktregister (Poem database) and search for “Den lille Lotte tænkte” (make sure to spell it with æ and not e). And all the information on it comes up. I went to Deichmanske to “Munch, Andreas samlede skrifter B. 1” but they couldn’t find it. So I went down to the children/young adults section. Asked for “Erichsen, Andreas Emil. Norsk læsebog . B. 3 Kra : Fabritius, 1886”, but they didn’t have that edition and finally I found the poem in ”Kobberstad, Jakob N. . Norsk læsebog Kra: Aschehoug, 1882”. It was in vol no. 2. (The page numbers behind the books refers to the page the poem is on.)

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Kay based music vid of Erik's childhood by Unforgettable (for those who didn't get chance to watch) [13 Aug 2006|04:27pm]

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[31 Jul 2006|06:55pm]

Ok, this is pretty lame...but whatever.  I'm sharing.

I recently started dating a new guy...and his name is Erik.  And also, he's a tall skinny dude.  What are the odds? ;-)

K, done being nerdy for the moment.
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