|From Doctor Who. Damn, I saw horns.|
Norse, Of CourseOne of the things they do have is an Old Norse course. Ooooh, I can hear your mouths watering on the link to the class on Old Norse. They also have Icelandic, but you're going to have to look for that. Unfortunately I don't see anything for Elfdalian, which makes me sad.
Of course I have to take Old Norse class. This to me is a hat trick for dead languages because I was crazy enough to take Latin in high school and college, and Anglo-Saxon in college. Working with languages, whether Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Japanese, Italian, or computer languages is really enjoyable. So, Old Norse makes sense. Here is the link for it again. You're welcome.
If you want to really be a literary snob, learning dead languages are the way to go. Yeah, they're cool. If you want to become a writer, I highly recommend learning Latin, Anglo Saxon, and probably Ancient Greek to understand English better. Old Norse is just my way of learning something that works with our gods, and of course, reading Eddas.
I will possibly be talking about the classes I'm taking for fun as well as my thoughts about heathenism in future posts. Oh, and the occasional snide scientific comments.
No, No Horns!
|I know "disapproval" is misspelled. I didn't make the meme, I just use it.|
It's stuff like this that drives me apoplectic. I really considered the notion of not continuing to watch the rest of the season because of the huge gaff, and because I'm not too fond of the new Doctor. He's getting better, but I really miss. David Tennant. Even then, the Brits have no clue how firearms should be handled and it's obvious throughout the shows. So I am mentally correcting them throughout. But that's for another day.
Loki's Hand at MatchmakingThis goes under: sometimes you can't make this shit up. I want to share an experience I had with an old friend who isn't much of a friend any longer. (Long story that, in and of itself.)
This friend was a geek and really cool until got married and became "Born Again" because of his wife. His mom, for whatever reason, became Wiccan. I don't know all the background behind this. At one point, his mom was remarrying and she invited her son and his wife to her wedding.
Now, can you see the mess this is leading up to?
I'm not Wiccan, but I understand that Wiccan can encompass the goddess and god, and a number of other deities. I don't know what was said as an invocation, but the daughter-in-law thought she heard the name of a demon mentioned. (Look, I have no fucking idea -- I heard this from the son.) So the son and daughter-in-law turned with their backs toward the mom on her wedding day. No, they didn't just leave. No, they didn't try to understand what was going on.
Sometimes karma is a bitch. What warped god came up with slamming those two together? I'm thinking Loki -- it has all his earmarks on this. It is funny in a warped sense, and it is tragic at the same time. Loki tries hard, but even he loves mischief. So, I really should do a blot to him just for the bizarre humor of it all.
So, what in the hel is this post about? Nothing really. Sometimes I just write about shit that's on my mind. I also wanted to share with you a cool site I thought you'd like. I also had a chance for a Doctor Who reference.