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February 12th, 2007

Happy Birthday, blue_panther!

And happy belated birthday to kyrincat! For your present, here's today's Forgotten English!

hogenhine
[Literally] "third night own servant". He that comes guest-wise to an inn or house, and lies there the third night, after which he is accounted of that family. And if he offend the king's peace, his host was answerable for him.
--Thomas Blount's Law Dictionary and Glossary, 1717


Feast Day of Julian the Hospitaler,
a pious fiction who became a patron of innkeepers and travelers. Imaginary or not, Julian -- for whom at least seven churches were named -- was the subject of a strange and checkered legend in which he accidentally killed his own parents. He purportedly earned his forgiveness by opening a house for wayward pilgrims back when the word travel was more closely related to the French travail, suffering. Fyne Moryson's Itinerary (1617) offered some precautions for travelers who wished to take undue travail out of their travels: "In all inns let the traveller bolt or lock the door of his chamber; let him take heed of his chamber fellows, and always have his purse under his pillow, but always folded with his garters, or some other thing he first useth in the morning, lest he forget to put it up before he go out of his chamber."

"Fyne Moryson" is just a cool name.

-The Gneech

Not Going to KatsuCon After All

The only panel I was asked to be on was Friday night @ 6:00 -- which would mean zooming down there straight from work and trying to get registered and in. So I'm going to bow out for this year.

I might still go down there as an attendee on Saturday afternoon, depends on the weather and my mood. We'll see then.

-The Gneech

Art Trade With _litho_!

Sometime last year, during one of those rare moments that I actually got to chat with _litho_, he asked me for an art trade, deliverable when we were both not incredibly busy. Well, here's my half!

Brody Coyote Meets Ryan of 'Dream...'Collapse )

Hope you like it, dude!

-The Gneech

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