• This Isn’t New #2

    Me, doing reading for class: why do I know so much already? Is it all going to be basic common knowledge stuff?

  • New books!

    My next set of books has arrived!! I’m really excited. I’m pretty sure that of the 6 I’ve gotten so far, only 3 are mandatory for the class. The rest were just because I’m a nerd.

  • This Isn’t New #1

    Okay I want a section for posts about things that remind me that I’m not just chasing down a momentary special interest.

  • Random Facts (I maybe should have known already) #1

    Yiddish is written with the Hebrew alphabet. For anyone who doesn’t know, Yiddish is baaasically German moved slightly to the left. I need to look into it more, but I’m fucking fascinated to see how that works and to see if it could help me understand the Hebrew alphabet better. Or if it’s just super weird. Edit: it’s really reductionist to call Yiddish German. It is legitimately its own language, with some different grammar rules and a lot of other languages worked in as well. My description was mostly a joke and is a way that I conceptualize it to understand it better.

  • Actually reading Genesis after having read any of Neal Stephenson’s work is a little trippy, but especially after reading his most recent book. In Fall, Stephenson has this whole creation arc that is aggressively allegorical and I recognized a lot of what was happening at the time, but now I’m like recognizing it backwards and that’s weird.

  • Intro and Such

    Hey all you cool cats and kittens... sorry, we're not doing that anymore, are we?