aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Geoffrey)
( Jan. 1st, 2012 05:28 pm)
A new entry is up at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, as of last week: "Ryddles for the Holidayes." I was so bold as to post possible answers to some of them (skipping the ones that others had already answered with what I thought to be correct answers).

I've been waiting for Geoffrey to drop by again and confirm or deny my answers, but he hasn't. I think I'm right.
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Geoffrey)
( Jan. 1st, 2012 05:28 pm)
A new entry is up at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, as of last week: "Ryddles for the Holidayes." I was so bold as to post possible answers to some of them (skipping the ones that others had already answered with what I thought to be correct answers).

I've been waiting for Geoffrey to drop by again and confirm or deny my answers, but he hasn't. I think I'm right.
This discovery is awesome: Anglo-Saxonist Elaine Treharne, showing students an early printed text of Chaucer, found a Latin poem pasted in back that other people must have seen but ignored. So Prof. Treharne, in a sense, discovered a new, early modern Latin poem, by a woman, to her tutor. Read the article here; it's not long, and lots of fun. Patrick Conner, another Anglo-Saxonist, manages to get mention in the article as well.

Anglo-Saxonists can work in later eras and often do, quite successfully. Take that, pro-modern bias!
This discovery is awesome: Anglo-Saxonist Elaine Treharne, showing students an early printed text of Chaucer, found a Latin poem pasted in back that other people must have seen but ignored. So Prof. Treharne, in a sense, discovered a new, early modern Latin poem, by a woman, to her tutor. Read the article here; it's not long, and lots of fun. Patrick Conner, another Anglo-Saxonist, manages to get mention in the article as well.

Anglo-Saxonists can work in later eras and often do, quite successfully. Take that, pro-modern bias!
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Geoffrey)
( Sep. 23rd, 2011 09:36 pm)
New post at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: A Message from the Pardoner About Synneflix, about the splitting of Synneflix into two businesses, one for penance and the other for indulgences.

It might have been even funnier if I'd first read "An Explanation and Some Reflections" from the Netflix Blog, but frankly, I can't be bothered to get through more than a few paragraphs of the latter even now.

(This is the only entry at Geoffrey's Blog where I've noticed serious slippage into Modern English, but it's only a couple of clauses.)
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Geoffrey)
( Sep. 23rd, 2011 09:36 pm)
New post at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: A Message from the Pardoner About Synneflix, about the splitting of Synneflix into two businesses, one for penance and the other for indulgences.

It might have been even funnier if I'd first read "An Explanation and Some Reflections" from the Netflix Blog, but frankly, I can't be bothered to get through more than a few paragraphs of the latter even now.

(This is the only entry at Geoffrey's Blog where I've noticed serious slippage into Modern English, but it's only a couple of clauses.)
They had to go and do the Middle Ages, because no SF&F show is complete without a nod to ye olde medieval timez. sigh It could have been worse, I suppose. Spoilers from here on out, of course.

Not all my complaints are related to the Middle Ages, believe it or not )

Redeeming Features )

Questions for Discussion )
They had to go and do the Middle Ages, because no SF&F show is complete without a nod to ye olde medieval timez. sigh It could have been worse, I suppose. Spoilers from here on out, of course.

Not all my complaints are related to the Middle Ages, believe it or not )

Redeeming Features )

Questions for Discussion )
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Aug. 19th, 2008 10:30 am)
I had pretty much stopped reading Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog because it has been updated so rarely the last year or two. Brilliant Husband alerted me: there have now been two updates in the last month.

Radical change! Read New Order first! Even my non-Chaucerian friends need to read the answers to questions 4-7 here. Trust me. You'll thank me later (as Monk would say--that's Adrian Monk, not Chaucer's Monk, whom I wouldn't trust farther than I can throw, and I couldn't get Chaucer's Monk off the floor).

I must post a response, I think, but I'm not sure what to say!
aelfgyfu_mead: (helmet)
( Aug. 19th, 2008 10:30 am)
I had pretty much stopped reading Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog because it has been updated so rarely the last year or two. Brilliant Husband alerted me: there have now been two updates in the last month.

Radical change! Read New Order first! Even my non-Chaucerian friends need to read the answers to questions 4-7 here. Trust me. You'll thank me later (as Monk would say--that's Adrian Monk, not Chaucer's Monk, whom I wouldn't trust farther than I can throw, and I couldn't get Chaucer's Monk off the floor).

I must post a response, I think, but I'm not sure what to say!
Legos first: [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris posted a link to a Stargate Lego set-up.

That reminds me of one of the greatest Lego creations I have ever seen: Amy Hughes's Abston Church of Christ. It's amazing. Go through the galleries. Thanks to my brother, who put me on to this years ago; I have been sharing it ever since.

I am also grateful to that same brother for pointing me to Beowulf vs. Grendel. Click on each thumbnail to see a larger one. His favorite bit and mine is in the upper right-hand corner of the first photo; I think you'll know which one.

Academic geekery after the cut )
Legos first: [livejournal.com profile] loriel_eris posted a link to a Stargate Lego set-up.

That reminds me of one of the greatest Lego creations I have ever seen: Amy Hughes's Abston Church of Christ. It's amazing. Go through the galleries. Thanks to my brother, who put me on to this years ago; I have been sharing it ever since.

I am also grateful to that same brother for pointing me to Beowulf vs. Grendel. Click on each thumbnail to see a larger one. His favorite bit and mine is in the upper right-hand corner of the first photo; I think you'll know which one.

Academic geekery after the cut )
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