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and you all who thought Beowulf was boring...

WRONG!
("Beowulf ond Godsylla", Tom Weller 1987)

The Rest

Dec. 17th, 2005 09:47 am
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A continuation of the Dirty Big Online Resource List

Resources Part 2 )

And therein we are done. .::collapses a little::.

Feel free to direct as many people as you wish here; I appear to be off the [livejournal.com profile] despatches checklist and my brain's too off-track right now to go hunting for posting-grounds.


.::passes out tea and rout cakes::.

Yours eternally,
Mel
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Yes, December 16, 230 years since our beloved Jane's birth.


So look, I'm going so use this as an excuse to (finally, after months of collection!) share with you:
A Great Big Dirty Online Resource List! )
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...or, I think I got that rather right... it's completely from memory. *coughcough* ANYWAY.


LET'S TALK ABOUT 18th CENTURY (NAVAL) MEDICINE!
'cause that's one of the things I have been so not able to ferret out.

any pointers? my Fantastic Historical Geekery Kim Wilson Links List is mostly early 19th century. and I? I'm thinking... pirates.

I'm also thinking zombies, and ye olde brain troubles. *slight cackle*


If I find anything useful, myself, I'll stick it up here, too.


thxyall!

[ETA: Fuller, Thomas, 1654-1734.
Pharmacopoeia extemporanea : or, a body of prescripts. In which forms of select remedies, accommodated to most intentions of cure, are propos'd. London: printed for B. Walford, 1710.
]

[ETA2: Mental Health History Timeline - 18th Century Asylums ff.]

[3: 18th-Century Theories of Melancholy & Hypochondria -- esp. looking at unnatural melancholy, here]

[4: Bethlem (Bedlam) at Wikipedia]

[5: Bedlam schoolman. Or, Some lines made by an English noble man, that was in Bedlam 1700, DOCUMENT IMAGE]

I?

Oct. 29th, 2005 10:36 pm
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am speechless

GOD I LOVE JANE AUSTEN, and.
AM GOING TO, LIKE, PERFORM THIS. AT THE NEXT OPEN MIC.

I shit you not.


Because, Jane Austen and The Pussycats?
SO FUCKING AWESOME.
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...
Yes, I am bringing a notebook with me to the Maine Maritime Museum.

What did you expect?
And it's best he knows the full extent of my dorkiness asap, while he's still got the chance to run away screaming.


Love, darlings, and I'll report back tonight.
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Ew, Austenwank. Careful, dear critics. We snub the uncultured like you for breakfast.

Though I'm sure they're just jealous because Janeites get the best hotels.


(thank you AustenBlog, as usual)
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Aside from writing 500 words of my Crane ficathon piece and editing that down to 300; eating the second-most-efficient dinner (possibly the most efficient, considering I had to walk all the way to Thorne instead of Moulton) I've done this year; folding mad amounts of laundry and thus impressing my roommate, lying on my bed reading the Batman comics George pulled for me; yammering with [livejournal.com profile] shrieking_ell about bad muses, good costumes, and boy-wonders in girls' undies; and determining that Karma Chameleon is really about the Batman/Scarecrow/Robin triangle... (all of which was very scary and did not occur in precisely that order)...

I also made icons.
Finally making use of those "Prussian Butt" and "Austrian Thigh" uniform scans.

7 uniform icons: 3 bases and 4 texted )

.::shakes head::. ... "Loving would be easy if your colors were like my dream / Red, gold and green" ... I'm sorry. It's just. WAY. too...

yeah.


I'm out now.
Back to work.
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Digital video recording of the Trafalgar re-enactment, thanks to BBC News. Upper righthand corner, 'Watch the re-enactment of the battle'.


If you haven't seen this, you damned well should.
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Major brainfart over here, liek whoah. So, humor me if you please, and...

can a lieutenant have seniority aboard a ship yet still be younger than his junior officer(s)? not saying he's at the top of the ladder, just... a few rungs up. and fragmentationally (oh that is SO a word; shut up) younger than ... the rungs beneath him.

Ee?
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This site here has a great selection of period maps -- you know, the old kind where the countries look all funky and you have no idea what the names are nowadays -- and it's quite user-friendly. AFAIK there's no way to search for maps from a given timeframe, but I've only been poking around there for 20 minutes or so. Keyword search would probably work, I guess.

Anyhow, before I head for home, just thought this was a cool thing to share, as I've been getting muchly questioned recently as to whether I know where people could find maps as they were seen then.

V. cool!

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