Dec. 11th, 2010 09:25 pm
elirrina: (Marian)
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I finally got around to seeing The Secret of Kells, and I'm sure this will come as a great shock, but it is now one of my new favorite movies.

Special Collections has a gorgeous facsimile of the Book of Kells, it's full size and has everything reproduced, including the holes where moths ate through the membrane.

Next semester I'll probably get to go back to spending half of my time Special Collections - I only got to go in a few times this term for tangential research and the librarians say they miss me.

Now that everything is turned in and I finished helping Dr. J grade finals, I'm going to sit down and paint before I head home.

Date: 2010-12-12 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
PANGUR BAN IS A CHARACTER!! And the awesome white wolf girl has my name! And the main character is named Brendan! And.. and... and... SQUEEEEEE!!! It's a medievalist's dream come true!

Date: 2010-12-12 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heeeeee! I know, right? While I watched it, I was thinking "Pangur Ban... that sounds really familiar... OH HEY!" And Kells is laid out like a T-O map of the world! And! And! And! So many cool things about it!

Date: 2010-12-12 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I didn't even notice the T-map!!
omg we are such nerds. lol i love it.

Date: 2010-12-13 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha! Yessssss!

Did you decide which period of lit you're going to work on with your PhD? (am I remembering correctly that you were thinking about Renaissance or Medieval?) If you do Medieval, and ever come to the International Congress at Kalamazoo, you'll have to let me know! I'm not planning to go this year, but then I probably will next year.

Date: 2010-12-13 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, I'm going to be doing 18th/19th Brit combined with current pop lit. Kalamazoo sounds like such fun, tho!


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