my world of warcraft nom de guerre
ragbag: kennings have been on m’mind ALL WEEK. here is a tasty little trivia-nugget brimming with kick-ass eths and thorns regarding recursive kennings » The longest kenning found in skaldic poetry occurs in Hafgerðingadrápa by Þórður Sjáreksson and reads nausta blakks hlé-mána gífrs drífu gim-slöngvir “fire-brandisher of blizzard of ogress of protection-moon of steed of boat-shed”, which...
Sharks are totally badass. But cats are REALLY cute.
I’m back, this time for real, from the land of salted codfish and no internets
“…In that Empire, the craft of Cartography attained such Perfection that the Map of a Single province covered the space of an entire City, and the Map of the Empire itself an entire Province. In the course of Time, these Extensive maps were found somehow wanting, and so the College of Cartographers evolved a Map of the Empire that was of the same Scale as the Empire and that...
turning and turning →
serendipitous acquisitions of the last 36 hours:
Letters by Elizabeth Bishop The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles My Sister’s Hand in Mine by Jane Bowles All that for less than $20. I love you, dinkytown bookstores
aquabooks: “I don’t really see what’s important about other people’s lives” — Aqua employee Andrea Vaile on the general uselessness of Twitter oh, this is precious.
Yesterday I made three people (including head of the Archives, a benevolent and beautiful woman named Cecily) try to break into what turned out to be someone else’s locker. We also called the maintenance guy and left a number of messages. Fun fact: a couple of days earlier I forgot my locker number, so this time I made a conscious effort to remember. And I did. I just remembered the wrong...
meanwhile, jane bowles is a badass and she will... →
walkwhilereading: I’m going to apologize in advance for the over abundance of Paul Bowles content on Walk While Reading in the coming weeks. I’m 100 pages into A Sheltering Sky and I’ve become immersed with one of the greatest books ever written. If you’re like me you may not have heard of Paul Bowles before. I hadn’t until a bookstore employee mentioned his...
I saw Mos Def playing bongos tonight
We moved on through the cavern to the stairs where the dead men lay and went...– quite an interesting collection of favorite last lines from science fiction novels: here.
excuse me, are you German?
oh, au contraire
maybe a bit over the top but come on, a JB tribute...