Personal, Plural stuff
I don't know if anyone follows me here, but I'm back today after about a year of not fronting. It feels weird to be here again after so long, but also good to be back. I want to get into Greek again; I think I'll be able to pick up more or less where I left off, but I guess we'll see. Anyway, hi. This is mostly just to leave a landmark that I'm back.
Body affirmation, surgery
There are definitely things I don't like about my body, and I'm excited to get surgery soon to start fixing some of them, but it is very good in the meantime to remember that there are already a lot of good things about it that I /do/ really like.
It turns out having things explained to you helps you learn them.
In undergrad: "Ugh, Greek is so irregular, how the fuck am I supposed to remember every single one of these weird exceptional forms?"
Working from a textbook that actually explains the morphology: "Oh, it's just /that/? I don't even need to write that out; it just makes sense."
My headmate @glitternoodle commissioned this awesome new pic of me from @/lilbeemichael on Twitter and I couldn't be happier with it! My account has my face on it now! Thank you so much, Bee!
Like everything, I don't think I ever learned it super well, but there are some fragments buried deep in there somewhere. It'll come back. I'll learn it right this time. It makes me feel good. Excited. Determined. It's gonna take me a while, but I'm gonna do it right this time. It's gonna be so good.
I flipped way ahead in the Greek textbook the other night and found myself in the perfect tense section, and even though I couldn't have produced any of those forms from scratch, looking at them, I actually remembered some of them from undergrad. All the reduplications and the kappas and stuff. I was like, "Oh yeah. I always liked the perfect system."
Oh fuck yeah, the online Ancient Greek textbook I'm working through uses the ridiculous lion story graphic. I'm so pleased: https://ancientgreek.pressbooks.com/app/uploads/sites/48881/2016/03/Prepositions-Image-3.jpg
Lefty Classics gay living in someone else's head.
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