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solaciolum: King of Night Vision, King of Insight (galileo)
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 06:28 pm
Dreamwidth saved a draft for me from June, 2012. Thanks, DW, that was nice of ya.

Updated my profile to reflect the fact that I'm not really here anymore- but I figure I should sweep the cobwebs off the lintel once in a while.

Life continues apace; I live in Ohio with the girlfriend now and I work for a mental health nonprofit, while juggling some part time retail and market research bullshit on the weekends.

I haven't written anything in over two years, and I do miss it. There are still stories in my head, but they're much quieter than they used to be. And I'm happier than I have been in a while, I think. Or maybe I'm too busy to notice if I'm unhappy, but I'm pretty sure what I'm feeling these days is contentment. So maybe my words will return now that my life is a little bit more stable.

Shit, maybe I am back- I've been lamenting the fact that tumblr is just no good for proper, instrospective, navel-gazing nattering. In the event that I do end up posting here more than once a decade, it'll probably be under limited access, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens, I suppose.
solaciolum: Yoshitaka Amano Tarot: The Magician (magician)
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 09:48 pm
Much to my eternal disappointment, I was booted from Syntax for the sin of not being a linguistics major or minor; being myself and not someone with, say, a spine or a tendency to expend effort in arguing with bureaucracy, I let it go. I'll see if I can't get into one of the mid level classes next semester, but I intend to find a copy of the textbook on the cheap and do my best to follow the syllabus anyway.

So! Only four classes for me this semester: my study-hall-equivalent required survey course, my Arabic and Persian classes, and Framing Islam in the Media, which is going to be like delicious candy in critical thinking form.

I've been studying Russian again in my spare time, as well (spare time being defined as "time in which I ought to be doing other work"). This is in part because I'm still working through Mayakovsky- I'm stalled about fifty pages from finishing, because the problem with many biographies is that you know how they're going to end. And this one is going to end with Mayakovsky putting a bullet in his brain at the age of thirty six. *sigh* I've also been listening to FYE's cover of "Love is War" on repeat quite a bit and I recognize just enough words to get frustrated about not understanding more of it.

I made a very silly pair of earrings the other day- I think they're called "The Salmon Hungers." I still have too many beads shaped like tiny fish and bears, though; perhaps I will make a matching bracelet- but perhaps that would be too silly. Perhaps not.