Just from back from seeing Eva 3.0 with a (male) friend.
Holy SHIT. That was AWESOME. And INTENSE. And FUCKING TRAGIC. And seriously did no one think to actually sit Shinji down and explain a few things, because I think that more information might have influenced his decisions just a TAD. Or at least meant he had his breakdown sooner, in WILLE’s custody, away from any Evas…
Also, I keep thinking I have reached the point of Ultimate Hatred for Gendo Ikari. And then I watch more, and I discover that I have depths of hatred not yet plumbed for this character. I respect his Chessmaster skills, but seriously. Worst. Father. Ever.
My friend and I spent the whole trip back talking about Kaworu and Shinji and WHY CAN’T THEY BE TOGETHER AND HAPPY.
Great time: had.
I’ll probably cry later, but I think right now I’m experiencing too many conflicting emotions to focus on just one.
(On the index front: choosing to do this in two rounds - first for Bible verses, ancient authors, modern authors; second for subject index. Halfway through round one. Linguistic and theological education expanding in leaps and bounds. Also, remind me to tell you guys about Hutchisonian theology sometime. It’s hilarious.)
There is a very good reason for that!
That reason is this:
Yes Georgia, I hear you say. That is a folder with a lot of pages. What does this have to do with your utter failure to update your drabble collection in over a week?
I will tell you.
I mention in my sidebar introduction that I am a student of ancient languages. I’ve still got a long way to go (and a lot of learning to do) before I’ll be a proper part of it, but I’m sorta kinda already involved with a research group in Classical Syriac. A couple of weeks ago, my mentor called me up and asked if I’d be interested in being the index editor in an upcoming volume of articles about Syriac lexicography. If you’re me, you reply ‘tell me what I need to do, and I’ll give it my best shot’.
So he told me what I needed to do, got the publisher to send me the proof and copies of two previous volumes for reference, and said ‘have at it, and we’re just on the other end of the phone if you need help’.
Basically I have the fun task of going through the proof and finding everything that needs to be included in the indexes (there are four - references to Bible verses, references to other ancient texts, index of authors, and the actual subject index). And I’m not being sarcastic when I say fun. This stuff is FASCINATING, even if it is several steps above what I’ve dealt with before in linguistics. (Becoming so absorbed that I forget to highlight is a serious concern.)
But the long and short of it is that it’s quite a time-consuming task and I’m not going to be around much (possibly at all) for a couple of weeks.
I am still contactable via email and asks and the like, so by all means drop me a line if you want! But my presence on Tumblr and elsewhere is going to be minimal for a while.
Wish me luck, guys! I’ll see you soon.
MY LATIN APP NOW HAS A PARSING FUNCTION THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve been so tired these past fews days that I haven’t wanted to write.
I still don’t want to write.
Thinking about it makes me groan like a zombie.
ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY GLOW CLOUD
NIGHT VALE TFIOS MASH UP EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL.
(People who don’t listen to Night Vale: What are you doing with your lives?)
if you love something, let it go
unless it’s a character
then don’t let go
just continue to love
and get frustrated
and maybe take on some of their personality traits
Excellent. Absolutely excellent, and the very best part, the part where he nailed it because I could never get past all the rest, is identifying that we need to ask questions about John, about what is going on with men.
I agree with the above statement, we nee to start figuring out why men are hitting women, why are they raping women, and why a lot of them aren’t taking responsibility in it. You can have all of these women self defense classes and shit to get people to learn how to defend themselves from these acts but until you attack this at the root it’s just going to keep growing back.
I fucking love this guy so much omfg.
TINY DRAGON RING, GET ON MY FINGER!
… this is literally what on said on twitter earlier. OUT OF MY BRAIN.
Ahh, the migration of the rare golden retriever fish. What a rare and beautiful sight in nature.
IT GOT BETTER
quick scribble after finishing work for the day~ naptiiime
w8ing for a friend to get back online i feel like a needy puppy
sometimes u just gotta hug it out