hobgoblinn: (Giles - multitasking)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dragonydreams for the link to her lovely icons page, whence I snagged this lovely gem. I have some others, though, that I have no idea where I got them, and the guilt is weighing heavily on my soul. Does anyone know where these three came from?

http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/57280084/11102969
http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/57280043/11102969
http://p-userpic.livejournal.com/57600886/11102969

Also, I just got done reading the latest installment of JK Phillips' "Unchosen," and man-- if you haven't read it, start it now. It's refreshing reading Buffyverse fic this good, and at the same time reminiscent of stuff I read when I first came to the fandom. I don't know how to explain it, except to say that there's a freshness to it similar to the fics spawned by earlier seasons, before the bone crushing angst of later seasons took hold. It's not light and fluffy, but it's not as ponderous as later stuff I've read, either. Or maybe, as later stuff I've written is fairer. At any rate, here's the link to her site.

Finally, Wee Hob is determined to go swimming today, despite the fact that it was 40 something degrees (Fahrenheit) last night, is in the 60's now, and I've said No repeatedly. If he asks One More Time he will not go swimming until after school lets out in another week and a day, even if it's a hundred out there.
hobgoblinn: (April2 - JunoMagic)
First, the irony. Many people said nice stuff about my new chapter of In Loco Parentis, particularly the handling of Harry's illness and transformation. Thanks for that, everybody. I'm up over 100 reviews! Pretty exciting. Perhaps too much so.

Well, I didn't have the transformation, but I did get some completely unnecessary firsthand experience with some of the other aspects of that scene. And I have a headache and fever this morning, so I am staying home to work today. My boss is happy I am keeping my germs to myself. I'm wondering if in addition to the other problems, I might not have some problem with my esophagus. Acid reflux I had while I was pregnant. But this was like something seeping back up and getting breathed into my bronchial tubes. Like a valve that is not always staying closed. Not the most fun way to wake up I can think of. Luckily the new insurance kicks in today and I can go get a real physical and find out just how much my body is falling apart. Can't wait.

Enough of the TMI. I was much cheered to see chaucerhathblog pop up on my f-list this morning. I put it on a RSS feed, and you should, too, if you like words and geeky Medievalist/ Academic jokes and finding out Middle English is not nearly as hard to read as it first appears. And really, really funny parodies. I am indebted to the Great Lady [livejournal.com profile] gillo for turning me on to this blog. And today, on this first day of Aprille, good Galfridus Chaucer asks us to "reden of my werkes" and "declayman (read out loud) my tales." He even has a suggestion for an audience:

For charitees sake, ye coulde declaymen them to beggares, leperes, or humorlesse rogues who studien engineerynge. Wherever ye proclaymen them thogh, do yt so in loude voyse and cleere, for yt is only fooles who think a poeme lith on the page aloone.

"Humorless rogues who study engineering"-- that would pretty much be my coworkers. Except, they are pretty humorous, and studied no harder than I did.

Finally, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] juno_magic for the icon, which looks like it captures Chaucer's "and the yonge sonne/ Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne" lines. The image comes from another one of my favorite Medieval books, the Book of Hours of the Duc de Berry. Here's a link to her blog, which gives some fascinating information about the book, some links to where it lives on the web, and a bunch more icons.
hobgoblinn: (klingon house)
Before I head back to more writing, I thought I'd share one of my new "Things I'm not allowed to do at Hogwarts" Icons. It kind of hurts my eyes looking at the whole collection, but anyone who wants to see all 58 can go here. The artist who put these together did a really great job.

These are in the grand tradition of 100 things Xander's not allowed to do at the Watcher's Council, and the original, which is, I believe, 213 things Skippy is not allowed to do in the US Military. The whole lists are tedious, but in small doses, these are fun. You can google "not allowed to do" and get several such lists easily.

Ok, bought new Buffy comic (yes, I'm late, what of it? It does rock, though), had bath, recovered from harrowing writing ordeal. Now need to read from the beginning and write the end in a shifted POV incorporating the new material. Yeah. I can so do this. Right?

Yeah.
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