Midnight and Noona

Ä’ostre At Midnight Old English Ä’ostre (also Ä’astre) and Old High German Ă”starâ are the names of a putative Germanic goddess whose Anglo-Saxon month, Ä’ostur-monath (Old English “Ä’ostre month”), has given its name to the festival of Easter. Eostre is attested only by Bede, in his 8th century work De temporum ratione, where he states… Continue reading Midnight and Noona

Gender

I looked up the wiki article on gender neutral pronouns again tonight because I was discussing them with a friend on Facebook. She is writing an essay on the gender of our English language. Anyway, I snipped wiki’s table because I couldn’t get it to share using the Posterous toolbar without messing up the layout of the… Continue reading Gender

Pwn4g3 In Literary Criticism

The writing reminds me of the surreal, experimental use of language of Samuel Beckett in Waiting For Godot. Or perhaps James Joyce’s lucidity combined with Hemingway’s brevity. The user has thrown off convention’s shackles, which dictate the use of plot, character, chapters, paragraphs, spelling and proper grammar, and created a masterpiece in the process. The… Continue reading Pwn4g3 In Literary Criticism