Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Morning Medieval Miscellany

Now that my guests are gone, I'm getting a lot of work done -- a lot of writing, and a lot of reading. Here are a few of the things I've enjoyed reading:
Yes, yes, I know I promised a response to Jeff Sypeck's "Applied Medievalism" post -- I'll get to it, I'll get to it!


  1. I confess I've not read word-one of Goodkind.

    Be glad of this. The man is obsessed with torturing women.

  2. I suspect the answer is because once you've decided how to translate "snog," the Harry Potter books are basically translated, whereas you could spend days on a single sentence of LotR.

    I think you may be onto something. *snicker*

  3. Oh, and also, you're a bore. What's wrong with silly?

    Hear hear! Also, coincidentally, I was just discussing the relatively recent re-elevation of the word "silly" from derogative to positive connotations. Though I doubt it will find its way back to meaning "holy."