regndoft: (Herodotus!)
First of all: welcome to new friends from the friending meme! I kind of disappeared off the face of the earth of the last two days, as I for the first time in ages actually left the house and spent time with other people.

Remember how I should go to a museum? Well, friday I mostly spend quality time with friends and made the last arrangements for Dimensions in october (and kind of fixed my sleeping schedule by staying up for 24 hours straight), but yesterday [livejournal.com profile] stalkerbunny and I went to the History Museum for the first time since they renovated.

(Turns out they weren't quite done renovating, but...)

Some random photos behind cut )
regndoft: (Vestal {Ab Antiquo})
I am ridiculously late with... everything I should have finished during the weekend, both fan-wise and school-wise. I don't have any entirely good excuses for this.

Was supposed to work thursday-friday last week, but as I had to meet up with a classmate to plan a presentation on the Presocratics and she didn't have time any other day of the week, I had to prioritise that. Not that I'm complaining about not having to work - but it does make me feel guilty, and I need the money.

But even more importantly, met up with [personal profile] stalkerbunny in the afternoon. We had Indian for relatively reasonable prices before going to the Mediterranean Museum; they arrange several seminars and open nights every month, and last week the theme was non-binary gender identity in ancient Greece and Rome.

So obviously, we had to go! I even dressed up nicely for the evening (that's how rarely I get out, folks). There is visual proof of this.

Read more... )

Other stuff that happened this weekend:

- the books I ordered a while back arrived. Images of Classical Myth for uni, but also John Ajvide Lindqvist's Lilla Stjärna and The Secret History by Donna Tartt. I'm looking forward to reading both of them, but right now I'm caught up with The Life of Pi and Seeing I (for henriettastreet).

- Daphne Ashbrook (who played Grace Holloway in the Doctor Who TV movie) has a Tumblr. I have known this for a while, but this weekend it was taken over by Daleks. My show, you guys. There's nothing quite like it (or its cast, presumably).

- Am currently doing the history of Greek literature at uni. Not entirely unsurprisingly, it just makes me want to write fanfic.

(If I wrote about Doctor/Master in relation to the purpose and narrative devices of the Greek tragedy, would that be fun or just super pretentious? Hmmm.)

- I'm a bit busy atm so the drabbles have been put on hold, but I promise they'll happen. As soon as I've finished the summary for my presentation on wednesday. :)
regndoft: (Swe/Fin :3)
Awwwright. Yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] gluecookie and I went to the Army Museum, on a guided tour about the Swedish Empire and to see the new temporary exhibition about Poltava. There's been a lot of attention given to the commemoration year 1809-2009, but not much at all to 1709-2009. Which is interesting, because while the loss of Finland was important in shaping Sweden of today, I think the beginning of the fall of the empire was too?

I suppose there is a lot of shame connected to Poltava, but... Not even the Hetalia fandom has noticed this. Hello, guys? The Battle of Poltava?

Bought three books: one about the Dano-Swedish wars in the 1600s, one about ghosts and haunted places in Stockholm, and one about Greek myths and their function through the ages. ^^

Ah, and yes. Last post on Oslo. Here goes.

There are naked people behind this cut. )

Edit: leaving this open for a while... Also, I just realized that next week is the Pride week! And the Army Museum is contributing by showing a photo exhibition of three of our former regents as flaming gay. Sometimes I love my country.

Also, the National Museum of Historical Antiques are having tours about how the hetero norm have shaped our view on vikings, and how it REALLY was... :D

My combined geek and slash fangirl is showing.

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