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Ancient language doth not work

I’ve just finished my novella/short story, Once Upon a Midnight, which has a section set in Elizabethan times. I wanted, as usual, to be as accurate as possible, and set about researching the exact speech of those times and inserting it into my manuscript. 105 more words

Anachronisms: Love 'em or hate 'em?

Ah, anachronisms! A powerful rhetorical tool when used effectively, a fascinating rhetorical indicator species when used by accident. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say on the subject: 265 more words

Rhetoric And Semiotics

Have you made a cake of yourself??

There’s a phrase I come across fairly often in my reading of books set in 19th century or early 20th century England. A person will say he has “made a cake of himself.” Or… “She really made a cake of herself.” 297 more words


Authenticity- the what and the why

This time, to break the monotony of combat tips, I shall indulge on the authenticity, and my personal views on it. Authenticity, as the names says, is the standard by which we judge how historically accurate an item is. 711 more words

Early Medieval Reenactment

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving. A day when people eat so much they should be thankful they are alive. Draco celebrates by watching Macy’s parade. Draco generally doesn’t enjoy parades but Macy’s does it. 34 more words