Hello, I’m alive! Summer’s eaten me alive and spat me out just in time to let school stomp on me. Here’s some relevant news, then some not relevant news.
Two incredibly exciting things.
Myths of the Near Future’s a prose and poetry e-zine for 16-25 year-olds, and it’s equally as great, and they’re always open to submissions. Inkscrawl’s a poetry e-zine/journal thing, of less than 10 lines, fantastical, speculative, mythical, minimal poetry, one that I’ve read for a long time and loved for an equal amount of time. It’s one of the few minimal poetry e-zines out there, I think. This is actually the second time I submitted to them – the first time, I got rejected – so, you know, there’s a motivational lesson if you need it!
I’ve been to England: London, Oxford, and Cambridge, respectively. I know which universities I want to go to now, for linguistics, so that’s fantastic, if extremely worry-inducing. I’ve also done two courses: an Introduction to Language course from UCLA, which was fantastic (linguistics is amazing), and Archaeology from Brown University, which was cool.
In less accomplishment-worthy news, I saw Pacific Rim, which was amazing. Hearts in my eyes. I’ve read a lot of books, I mean, a lot, I’ll update my GoodReads and you’ll know how much. You can find more at my deviantART page, but they include everything from Wuthering Heights to V For Vendetta with a lot of Sappho’s poetry (Anne Carson’s If not, Winter is amazing) in between.
Unfortunately, school’s starting tomorrow (actually, tomorrow), and this is my last year, so I’ll not find a lot of time for the internet – I will try, but not a lot, because, it is my last year, and I’m terrified, to be honest. Wish me luck.
About the title – it’s a phrase I heard in Walking In The Rain by Grace Jones (who is amazing, listen to that song, it is amazing) and it’s cool. “trip the light fantastic” means to dance nimbly or lightly, or so the Wikipedia page tells me; it first appeared in a poem by Milton, and it’s been viewed as a cliche since 1908, which, I’m fine with that, fine, I think it’s brilliant.