I went to the pool. I first did 16 laps (25m each) then practiced (depth) diving for a while then another 6 laps, so that's (16 + 6) * 25 = 550m. Last time I did 250m, so that's 800/590 000 since I'm doing Carthage to Rome by swimming.
While I was practicing diving a 10 year old wanted me to teach her how do dive, which I tried to do. My favourite moment was
Her: Do you have short hair or long hair?
Her: How short?
Me: *dramtically rips off swimming cap* This short.
Idk, it was nice. It was also nice to know I can still do my initial horizontal dive to 5m precisely pretty much every single time.
Also, I recently saw a headcanon about Padmé as an Once And Future Queen type of legend on Naboo and my reaction was essentially FIRST OF ALL HOW DARE YOU. Then I took a deep breath and remembered that Anglophone Arthuriana and I work on two entirely different planes of reference -- and that while I associate the "once and future" type of eternal sleep to Merlin, here it was in reference to Arthur. Which is still wrong but not on the same level.
BUT SERIOUSLY Leia describes Padmé -- somehow -- as "beautiful and sad" and that's Lancelot to a T (and L?). And if you're going with the waters of Naboo as a significant theme, as said post implied, then she's the Lady of the Lake or possibly Morgane. All the people of the Lake, basically. There's always been a strain of melancholyAnakin
is Arthur, because Palpatine is Merlin. (This makes Obi-Wan Guenièvre, lmao.)
This was the last week of verbosity
. It was a great comm and I'll be sad to see it go. I won this last week so I'm posting the celebratory stamp.