lunadelcorvo: (Casavir (NWN2))
(especially in light of serious things going on with folks - no disrespect meant),...but I have paladin problem. Or a paladin/templar problem. In particular an angsty, damaged, conflicted, vulnerable-under-all-that-gorram-armor paladin/templar problem. Triple threat range if they have either a wickedly dry wit or an insanely odd sarcastic humor (and they all do, one or the other). Yep. Big problem. Why? Can't get enough of 'em. Want to pinch them and scruffle them and squeeze them to bits, in ways that don't really bear sharing.

"Hello, my name is Raven, and I have a paladin problem. It's been 15 minutes since I gamed with one of my boys....."

lunadelcorvo: (Pen to paper)
Because I'm a complete geek: Better shots of the restored pens I posted before. The images I originally put up just don't show the amazing colors of the marbled resin. Under a cut, lest I be just obnoxious with my pen porn... )
lunadelcorvo: (Golden Gem)
But things are coming slowly back to life.... Bit of shuffling about with fall classes (and may I say how nice it is that this means teaching, not taking these days?) but it will fall out as it will. Honestly, I'm not worried, and I'll enjoy whatever I end up with. (I am totally going to keep working on that Dante Social Justice course though!)

My class is going great so far; I'm really enjoying it. We are finally past all the intro & background (a few snow days will mess up the most carefully plotted syllabus!) and into the real material, and I finally have them talking! Yay! Second stack of papers to grade this evening/tomorrow. This is new enough that I am tickled by it. Give me a year, and I'll be moaning in proper academic tradition, never fear...

Got a new phone (per previous post) and am liking the tech shiny. Yes, it's a 'droid (no iPhone for me - I'd love one, but AT&T IS the evil empire....) Mine, unlike the photo, is a most pleasing shade of purple-burgundy. (Purple smart-phone - yay!) I am now trying to find a hard-shell case for it that does not simply scream 'bling-addled-Twilight-wannabe-fluffball." This is far harder than one might think, so I am thinking basic black may be the answer. Nevertheless, my inner magpie is most pleased, but can someone please tell me where the hell the apostrophe is? *snerk*

Otherwise, there's a few pen happenings coming up that I am ridiculously excited about. I shan't go into the gory details of nib-grinding, section removal, or plunger gaskets; suffice to say it's good days for this pen-geek. Oh, and finally, I will keep it brief, but as a former Cheddar-head, I have to say: Way to go, Packers! My grandpa would be proud!
lunadelcorvo: (Teach the Controversy)

Having a) just finished a course on the formation of Eastern and Western Christianity and b) just been sharing geek squee with [ profile] sentimental13 over Coptics minutia, (to say nothing of end of semester insanity) this just strikes me as unbearable funny! *wipes tears*

You may return to your regularly scheduled programming.... *snorfle*



Things I need to remember:
• Asking for help is not, as it turns out, fatal.
• Laughing is easier than pulling your hair out, and doesn't have the unfortunate side effect of making you look like a plague victim.
• Even the biggest tasks can be defeated if taken a bit at a time.
• I can write a paper the night before it's due, but the results are not all they could be.
• Be thorough, but focused.
• Trust yourself.
• Honesty, always.

Historians are the Cassandras of the Humanities



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