Saturday, February 25, 2012

Can you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?

I'm watching this lecture series on linguistics and learning all sorts of interesting things. It is bringing back memories of the many times throughout the years that I tried to create my own language. That is something I've been doing from time to time since high school.

I took a year of Spanish while I was freshman in high school. Never really liked that language, but I suppose, all things considered, I should have tried a little harder to learn that one. In college I took a semester of Latin. I really enjoyed learning Latin. I wish I wouldn't have withdrew from classes the second semester of my Latin, and that I would kept up my Latin practice, because now I can't remember any of it. I also started a semester of German, but withdrew and dropped out of college that semester.

So English is a Germanic language with lots of loan words borrowed from Latin, through French, thanks to William the Conqueror bringing the Normans into England. So my various studies should help me to understand English better right? Well not really, but I do understand why so much of it doesn't always seem to make sense.

So where does this leave me you might wonder. I have no idea. But I think I might take the time to come up with a simple language that I can use in some story some time, if I ever do get around to trying to write some epic adventure novel like I've always wanted. Chance of that are pretty slim, since I can never seem to come up with any ideas. And even if I did I can't seem to maintain any focus on the idea long enough to start writing anything.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A plethora of ideas

Ok, in the last ten minutes or so I came up with about 3 different ideas for blog posts, so before I forget them I'm going to post a little upcoming posts post to let you know what I plan to talk about in the near future as well as to remind me of these ideas in case I forget between now and then.
The first idea is sex is good, or more broadly that pleasure is not evil. The second idea is that the soul is god, or more closely that the soul, god, and the universe can never be fully understood. The third idea is already forgotten! See even trying to write things down right away I forget them. Oh wait, bringing up my labels reminded me what the third idea is. It is that reincarnation is like lock picking, keep trying a new key until you eventually unlock the gates of heaven.
Ok, now I just have to find the time to flesh out these ideas. Oh and I have a couple of home projects I might be working on in the near future that I will tell you about as I work on them.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Not important

OK just a quick note. I had to change my comment settings to block anonymous comment postings. I was getting way to many spam comments that I have to delete.

In other news I recently bought an electric guitar and am trying to teach myself how to play it. My fat fingers aren't agreeing with on this plan yet but I'm still working at it. And I have plans to try to make a stupid little song and music video. I want to use stop animation and green screen effects to make a video of Lego's doing something. Haven't decided on what just yet.

I plan on getting back to make regular postings soon. I've just been distracted lately and haven't had much to say. Or what I have to say isn't in any coherent organized form yet for it to make any sense. So I'm working on that.