image Courtesy of Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

Hodie, descripta mediavale, quae mihi placent maxime:

(nonnullus senex, nunnullus nova)

And the contents of Wikipedia continue to disturb me; did you know about “Necropants?” Got Medieval

Trust me, you don’t want to sit next to Beowulf on a trans-atlantic flight…McSweeneys

“Hic sunt lacrimae rearended!” Best use of “ripper-offer” in Middle English, and I’d like to read the Aeneid + zombies, please  Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

I can hath cheezburger? Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog


I’ve often thought to myself, “if Hell was real in the exact Biblical-sense, then practically anyone worth knowing is going to end up there.”

Well, here’s where I’m going, apparently: (I blame the 8th level mostly on my belief in fortune-tellers, because, why not?)


The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell – the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Low
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Moderate
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Low
Level 7 (Violent) Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) High
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Moderate

Take the Dante’s Inferno Hell Test


Chaucer Blogger Revealed!


Now, go buy the book. Ye shall enjoy.


I would just like to say, for all you people out there who know what I’m talking about: image


   I know who the Chaucer Blogger is. 




And the rest of the world shall not know until next week at Kalamazoo, so I shall not reveal it here, but can I have an OMG??!

And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must visit Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog. Because it is hilarious. And written in middle English. And discusses not only the weak user of metaphor that is John Gower, but the culture of pops as well. [And if you think that only 7 people in the world know about this, you are so wrong. There is not only a book, soon to be released, but 10+ pages of different shirts available from Zazzle. which proves that it’s legit, yes?]


I have a sudden urge to start my own blog where I pretend to be someone else. And if I spoke certain other languages better, there so would be.

How about “Catiline Diurnalis Interrete Habet” (Catiline has an internet diary/blog): various whining about how women stink, and I will not longer love them or write them poetry, but also how I’m the prize of the classical world. Indeed. Ita est.


Also, I must say that I am becoming very much interested in the field of medieval monster studies, it really could end up being my focus in the future, and what could be more fun? Plus, it has the benefit of really being on the cutting edge of development, and therefore very “current.” (Which in English, is half the battle.)

image Rawr.

P.S. If you are as big a dork as me, and know the value of a well-placed online academic journal, let it be known that Palgrave, the great publisher of journals, is giving everyone FREE access to it’s site and articles for the month of May. Perhaps you should take a gander? May I suggest Post Medieval? This issue’s theme is “When did we become post-human” and the journal is about, wait for it, medieval cultural studies. WIN.

image Palgrave Journals, Post Medieval