Friday, November 23, 2012

It's genetic, you know

This year for Christmas my dad gave me a copy of Dickens' A Christmas Carol published in 1903. I shall have something for show and tell when I go back to class!

Also, remember when I giggled about Robin Hood being a Peddler of Pottys? I told Dad about this and he went a little crazy with the alliteration. By the time he and I were done, the final product was:

A pretty petty peddler of pottys preambulating perpetuum on the path to perdition

...probably.

There's a reason I'm an English major.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh, the sordid festivity of it all


Driving up to Dad's for Thanksgiving. Will try and get some pictures from the Dickens Fair up while I'm gone. Back on Monday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This week in unintentionally inappropriate Robin Hood

From Robin Hood and Little John: "Lo! see my staff; it is lusty and tough"

Overcompensating a bit, aren't we, Little John? I guess you kind of have to when your surname is Little.

In other news, I discovered that you can sing Robin Hood and Allin a Dale to "The Criminal Cried as He Dropped Him Down" from The Mikado. It matches up perfectly, no joke. Try it for yourself.

http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/teams/allin.htm




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The answer: very


A scholarly essay on female roles and fears of reverse-colonization in Le Fanu's Carmilla.

Men's pajamas

A sleeping cat.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Baby Dracula


Happy Birthday, Bram Stoker!

It's Bram Stoker's birthday, you guys!

I feel like I should have made cupcakes. If only I didn't have to finish a paper between classes and had access to the kitchen. Damn.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Timmy resents your inane questions



While we're in the realm of vampires, did you know someone wrote a Pride and Prejudice fanfic where Mr. Darcy is a vampire? For realz. In fact, there are several. One of them has him as a werewolf. I guess that's one way to explain why the asshole's so friggen aloof.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hurry, Watson, to the Library!


This means I only have four more weeks to finish my history thesis. FML...