happy dead week.
what i’m up to
i started the greek duolingo course this week. while i’m not particularly good at keeping my duolingo streak, i do like to pick up new courses every once in a while to see what’s up — i mainly focus on learning mandarin, but i’ve started at least five others just for fun.
i just find it really interesting to check out the beginning of different courses, especially when there’s another alphabet involved — regardless of how much greek or korean i ever end up learning in my life, i think there’s something to be said for having a basic understanding of how their alphabets work & how to pronounce things.
i also, as you may have already seen, started slowly rebuilding my website from scratch. and i’m having fun.
i finally got a copy of emily wilson’s new translation of the iliad and have been slowly making my way through her (fantastic, imo) introduction. i also spent christmas morning reading bryan doerries’ translation of ajax in all that you’ve seen here is god, which i loved. i’m excited to read the rest of the plays in this collection.
a year after i originally started playing ffxiv, i’m finally about to finish the seventh umbral era quests. i also recently got an analogue pocket (!!!) and have been playing castlevania: circle of the moon & fire emblem: the binding blade — both for the first time.
i picked up roadwarden from the steam winter sale and then played it for four hours straight until i had a headache from reading a lot of tiny video game text on my steam deck in the dark without moving. it’s so good.
i saw napoleon a few weeks ago — i wish it had committed more to being one of the several different movies it was trying to be all at once. to make up for it, i really want to find time to see maestro & the boy and the heron sometime soon.
i haven’t really been watching any new tv shows, but i did decide (after watching this video) that i want to watch andor. i’ve also been hearing a lot about doctor who again lately, which is kind of making me want to get back into it.
(i’m still going to call these weeknotes, even if i write them way less frequently than weekly.)