cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
Here's one of the open posts [livejournal.com profile] caprine noted when she was discussing Sei Shōnagon being one of the very first bloggish folks a thousand years ago.
cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
Seriously, I dare you all to pick up her Pillow Book, grab a few random entries, and close your eyes. It reads like somebody's snarky dw/lj, doesn't it? Add Lady Murasaki, Lady Sarashina, and the author of the Gossamer Diary, and the fun multiplies. If there were comment threads, the snark would get poetic.

(yes, I love reading Heian Japanese lit)
cynthia1960: me from Wiscon Chronicles v. 3 (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] pegkerr made my morning by pointing me to the Regency-style lyrics for "Baby Got Back". I have just finished one of my periodic re-readings of Pride and Prejudice, so this is timely.

To return the favor, I pointed her to the Harry Potterized version of "The Waste Land" that [livejournal.com profile] ataniell93 and others have been raving about. I went through an Eliot kick in my twenties, and this brought back memories.

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