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Greetings, traveller! Welcome to Highly's House of Batshittery. Here you will find musings, rantings, sniggerings and occasional coherent thoughts on life, friends, medievalism, the Internet, and the oddities of expat existence. Oh, and cleaning. I tend to talk about cooking and cleaning a lot.

need medievalists for Nerve.com invu

Date: 2008-03-11 03:11 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hi there,

I'm a writer for Nerve.com, the culture website based in New York City. Each week we run a column called Dating Advice From . . . which features people with fun hobbies, skills, and experiences, and asks them theoretical dating and relationship questions. The
answers are fun, but, hopefully also a little helpful! Here are some
past ones I've worked on:




So, as you can see, it's irreverent, and smart, fun, and hopefully a
little helpful. Right now, I'm working on a Dating Advice From Medievalists and am wondering if you, or anyone you know, might be interested in participating--I would need you to answer some Q's about hypothetical dating situations, and would need a photo and a first name--no other identifying
details, but we can link to your blog. Please e-mail me at anna.davies@gmail.com if you are
interested--hope to hear from you soon!

All best,


Date: 2008-03-22 05:57 pm (UTC)
ext_38975: (Default)
From: [identity profile] torenheksje.livejournal.com
Here via [livejournal.com profile] niamh_sage who is usually right if she says someone is worth a look-see. I'm a Renaissance history geek, myself. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts. :c)

Date: 2008-03-23 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
Hey! Good to see you...

At the moment I'm in the process of putting together a blogspot account (http://nakedphilologist.blogspot.com/) to house my more coherently nerdy medieval thoughts. Presently, since it seems that blogger are about as annoying as LJ, the whole blog is frozen for fear that I'm SPAM, but hopefully i can get that sorted when the long weekend is past.

In the meantime, ye olde LJ will continue to house rantings and musings and so forth...

Date: 2008-06-13 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tragic-peculiar.livejournal.com
Just wanted to say hi, since I added you. So - hi. There we go.

I have a Medieval blog too: http://missmedieval.blogspot.com

Looking forward to reading more of you :o)

Date: 2008-06-13 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
oh, that's YOU!

*adds back*

Date: 2008-07-28 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kitty-iii.livejournal.com
Okay, so you are highly eccentric. That's very cool. I added you as a friend, hope you don't mind.
Keep up with the blog, BTW. Good work.
Wes thu hal!

Date: 2008-07-28 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com

Friending is AOK by me :) And I do intend to keep up the NP, i've just had to take some down time right now, that's all...

King Cnut

Date: 2008-08-17 04:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Re: "Observed many interesting things (eg- King Cnut, once crowned King, never went north of Oxford or east of Shrewsbury)."

According to my Macquarie Atlas of the World, Shrewsbury IS north of Oxford, and Oxford IS east of Shrewsbury. So where ed zachary did Cnut hang out? (I'd look it up in my Carter & Mears, but, umm, you've got it at the moment!)



Re: King Cnut

Date: 2008-08-17 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
er, possibly I got Shewsbury wrong. It may have been Sherbourne?

Date: 2008-10-07 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anachronisma.livejournal.com
Was backreading (thanks for adding me!) and I have a few thoughts:

1: Oh my god you're a person who knows who Aethelberht of York is! Somehow 2 characters in my robin hood universe got named Aethelberht and Thomas Beckett (brothers) by their extremely devout mother. I swear, I did not name them that way, they showed up that way. (I partially blame [livejournal.com profile] fisher_queen, though.) YOU ARE THE PERSON I AM WRITING FOR WHO GETS THAT JOKE.

2: You mentioned you are interested in hagiography. Squee, because... I wrote a paper on St. Patrick's hagiography by Muirchu as a record of the social dynamics of druids at the time of Patrick's life last year. Rock on.

3: Final squee, this spring I wrote a paper partially excerpting The Wanderer for a comparative poetry paper (compared it to a poem by C.S. Lewis in his pre-Christian days just after WWI, and a contemporary Russian poet by Anna Akhmatova) about the way people express loss and separation. I got to read it in Anglo-Saxon to do so, and that was fun, but I don't think I'd make a career of it. Awesome to see someone who loves it more than I do though, it's definitely cool.

Uh... SPAM. You can has it.

Date: 2008-10-07 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
1. *alarmed* I know who AEthelbert of York is?

*googles* It appears that AEthelbert may be another name for an Ealdorman Thored of York, who was around at about the time of the Norman Conquest? I don't have my copy of Stenton to hand... Or do you mean AEthelbert, Archbishop of York in the late 770s?

2. Ahaha, I worked on the Patrick hagiography for a while. Compared to to some random Norse bishop, for no good reason.

3. Ehehe, I read the Wanderer a couple of months ago. Only good thing about it as far as I'm concerned is the passage which Tolkien nicked, because it made me giggle. Bloody morose elegaic poetry. Gimme cranky celebate saints any day.


Date: 2008-10-07 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anachronisma.livejournal.com
1: Ahem. Sorry it was late I should have finished that joke I forgot to finish the joke I'm a horrible person. AEthelbert (after the archbishop, yes) is called Ash. Everyone except his brother calls him Ash. That's the big joke. Aside the fact their mother gave them both dishearteningly unwieldy names to prove her piety.

2: ...XD. sometimes I think I'm going to write a paper about St. Brigid lore and hagiography enhancing the role of women in Irish Christianity but that's actually not my period or even my geographic location that I'm most interested in.

3: That's actually the part I was comparing it to. Uh. Because I really liked that part. I think The Wanderer is just awesomeshit mostly because I can read it without taking out an investment of several days (unlike, see, Beowulf.)

Date: 2009-07-19 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irisbleufic.livejournal.com
WOMAN. Send me your snail-mail address!

Date: 2009-07-19 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highlyeccentric.livejournal.com
WOMAN IT IS ON MY TO-DO LIST. I got home last night, posted posts bitching about stuff, and then fell into bed. Now I am at work and have lost my phone, etc, woes.

Date: 2011-07-24 10:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] khalinche
Hello! Didn't take long to find you. My LJ is where most of the action is at, but DW is better, isn't it? Hope the rest of your trip goes well.

- E (late of Jon's kitchen)

Date: 2011-12-24 02:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] peroxidepirate
*waves* Can you add my DW account if you don't mind?

Date: 2012-05-19 06:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] levitsa
It's [personal profile] anachronisma, I have changed journals and neglected to tell everyone as soon as I should have. Can I have a re-add?


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