A Conlangy Dream
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 9, 2003, 13:28|
So i had a very weird dream last night.
For some reason, i was taking a class at the local community college (a
few of my friends who go to the same university as me do that because
certain classes are easier or have better teachers there). It was an
English class, and the professor was Sally Caves! She wrote stuff on the
blackboard and gave some kind of introduction to the class (it was the
first day), and wrote out our homework assignment on the blackboard. It
seemed to involve reading mostly essays, but one of them was by her and
she said specifically to pay attention to the "Teoh" references. And i
have no idea why my dream was calling Teonaht "Teoh", but i could tell
which of the words on the blackboard were Teonaht because they were
surrounded by decorative wedge-shaped diacritics. So of course i started
planning how i would go up to her after class and introduce myself, but
then the dream's scene shifted and i was somewhere walking along the
southern bank of the Susquehanna river, westwards, and i was thinking
"this makes no sense... i can't walk to Rochester!" and then i
'remembered' that the class was given at some kind of extension of the
community college campus (which is actually in a different direction),
near me, and not all the way in Rochester, and then i thought "wow, how
does Sally do such a long commute?" so then i kept walking towards where
the class is, but then the dream ended.
"look, i've got a vampire in the attic.
could we make your withholding of information a little more snappy?"
~ riff, from 'sluggy freelance' www.sluggy.com yesterday