History Creator / OscarWilde

3rd Nov '17 11:09:07 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]), as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there. (Another example of ValuesDissonance within the scandal is that many of these young men may have been underage during their liaisons with Wilde -- although the youngest we know of for certain was fifteen, which would today be technically legal in [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Sicily]], where the affair took place. Wilde's affairs would still be frowned upon nowadays, but for different reasons than in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.)

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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]), as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there. (Another [[note]]Another example of ValuesDissonance within the scandal is that many of these young men may have been underage during their liaisons with Wilde -- although the youngest we know of for certain was fifteen, which would today be technically legal in [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Sicily]], where the affair took place. Wilde's affairs would still be frowned upon nowadays, but for different reasons than in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.)
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3rd Nov '17 11:08:25 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]), as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there. (Another example of ValuesDissonance within the scandal is that many of these young men may have been underage during their liaisons with Wilde -- although the youngest we know of for certain was fifteen, which would today be above the technical age of consent in [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Sicily]], where the affair took place. Wilde's affairs would still be frowned upon nowadays, but for different reasons than in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.)

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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]), as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there. (Another example of ValuesDissonance within the scandal is that many of these young men may have been underage during their liaisons with Wilde -- although the youngest we know of for certain was fifteen, which would today be above the technical age of consent technically legal in [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Sicily]], where the affair took place. Wilde's affairs would still be frowned upon nowadays, but for different reasons than in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.)
3rd Nov '17 11:07:12 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]) as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.

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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]) bisexual]]), as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.
there. (Another example of ValuesDissonance within the scandal is that many of these young men may have been underage during their liaisons with Wilde -- although the youngest we know of for certain was fifteen, which would today be above the technical age of consent in [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Sicily]], where the affair took place. Wilde's affairs would still be frowned upon nowadays, but for different reasons than in UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain.)
28th Oct '17 8:01:19 PM dlchen145
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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish[[note]]Traditionally, the British like to say Wilde was a British author but [[NoTrueScotsman an Irish convict]][[/note]] playwright and journalist of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful fairy tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').

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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900) (16 October 1854 30 November 1900) was an Irish[[note]]Traditionally, the British like to say Wilde was a British author but [[NoTrueScotsman an Irish convict]][[/note]] playwright and journalist of the Victorian Era; he lived in VictorianLondon. A huge celebrity of his day, known for his wit and social commentary. He habitually made perverse and snarky quips, and often immortalized them in his work. His most celebrated play, ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest,'' is still often performed today. He also wrote poetry, most famously ''The Ballad of Reading Gaol'', one novel (''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'') and several beautiful fairy tales, including ''Literature/TheHappyPrince''. He once wrote a break-up letter that became world-famous (''[[http://upword.com/wilde/de_profundis.html De Profundis]]'').
23rd Jul '17 12:04:06 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: In "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," a palm reader tells the titular character that he will commit a murder in the future. Quite sensibly, Lord Arthur decides to get it over with quickly so he doesn't have it hanging over his head. In an extra dose of irony,[[spoiler:he ends up killing the palm reader.]]

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: In "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," a palm reader tells the titular character that he will commit a murder in the future. Quite sensibly, Lord Arthur Arthur, who was not previously inclined to murder, decides to get it over with quickly as soon as possible so he doesn't have it hanging over his head. In an extra dose of irony,[[spoiler:he irony, [[spoiler:he ends up killing the palm reader.]]
23rd Jul '17 12:01:37 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: In "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," a palm reader tells the titular character that he will commit a murder in the future. Quite sensibly, Lord Arthur decides to get it over with quickly so he doesn't have it hanging over his head. In an extra dose of irony,[[spoiler:he ends up killing the palm reader.]]
8th May '17 7:58:54 AM EraserheadBayB
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"[[FamousLastWords Either this wallpaper goes or I do]]."

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"[[FamousLastWords ->"[[FamousLastWords Either this wallpaper goes or I do]]."
8th May '17 7:58:12 AM EraserheadBayB
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Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde-->-- '''Oscar Wilde'''
8th May '17 7:57:44 AM EraserheadBayB
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"[[FamousLastWords Either this wallpaper goes or I do]]."
Oscar Wilde
8th Feb '17 3:20:23 PM Jhonny
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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]) as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contras to the US, truth was not an absolute defence against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.

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His fun was interrupted when he sued for libel over being called homosexual. He was indeed homosexual (or maybe [[BiTheWay bisexual]]) as a significant number of young men testified at his trial. British law would still have found for him if that had been considered irrelevant.[[note]]In contras contrast to the US, truth was not an absolute defence defense against libel in British court cases until 2014.[[/note]] Instead, he lost, and since homosexuality was illegal... yeah. RealLife DownerEnding, there.
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