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I admit it. - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet.... — LiveJournal
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
I admit it.
I've become a shameless Little Britain fan. They've been showing ten minutes of LB skits after Doctor Who and I have come to love the skits with Vicky Pollard and especially the ones with Sebastian and the Prime Minister (ah, Anthony Stewart Head...). Slash ahoy! I should really consider the dvds....

Well, it's eleven o'clock on a Saturday night. I still have no life. Uni is going great guns, though. Latin is gruelling as ever. I severely underestimated the complexities of Virgil. Not to mention, our teacher John Whitehorne doesn't exactly stop to let us catch our breath. We've been pushing ahead to the point where we were getting ahead of ourselves for translation this week. It's a lot different from Tom, who would let us debate for ten minutes on a single point of grammar in a translation and ensure that everyone was clear on the harder aspects like the subjunctive. But then, we've been Latin students for a year and a half now. We've learned everything there is to know about the rudiments of the language. Why go slow?

Either way, I'm still enjoying myself.

My other classes? So far, so good. I have an American professor by the name of Edgar Conrad for Controversies in Biblical Interpretation and Prophets, Seers and Visionaries. He's very aimiable, which is good in terms of the latter class, because there are some scary people taking it. Especially this one militant Christian mature age student who sees fit to put her hand up at every opportunity and mention that she's already written an essay for the course that's due on the ninth of September. Grrrr. They're good classes though, and there's been some excellent discussion and debate that's going on.

And then there's Myth, Magic and Religion, which is also going swimmingly. I love Sonia, the lecturer....she put a picture of Brad Pitt as Achilles in her slides and rubbished Troy for the lack of mythology in it and the director's disregard for Homer's wonderful work. Huzzah!

Reproductions of Lucius Malfoy's amazing snake-headed pimp cane are available to order online. For US$95.00. Don't deny that you want one, it's one of the coolest props in HP fan/geekdom. *covets*

I'd say more, but then there's not much more to say. I ended up buying a Loeb edition of Horace's Satires at the Borders student sale last week, and ended up with yet another voucher. Damn them for making me go back to buy more books. Still, 25% is an excellent discount. *contemplates what to use voucher on*

Current Mood: tired tired

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