There is a British guy in my History of the British Isles course. Here is my question: why would you come to America to take a course about your native land when you could take that course in your native land? Open your horizons! I guess I'm preaching to myself, since my favorite subject is American history and I live here.
Let's play a game of "what I would write if I were not working on this project and I had more talent," shall we? My answer: steampunk! Firstly, it's the "in" thing. Everybody else is doing it, Mom! Also, steampunk just threw fantasy out of a closed window. Steampunk is the literary Chuck Norris. Too bad. It sounds way too hard. And I am unfamiliar with it. But if anyone has a good steampunk reading recommendation, I'll be happy to take it. Leave your answer to the "what I would write if I were not working on this project and I had more talent" game in the comments.
I have to read Beowulf this week for HIST British Isles. Lucky it's short. I've only read the Wishbone version--but I consider that legit. Back when the world was better and I was a whippersnapper, TV had smart shows that made kids learn about classics, instead of dumb shit consisting of slapstick fart jokes. So anyway, I have hope that Beowulf will be decent. It's about a Scandinavian guy beating up crazy monsters. How wrong can you go with that? Eighth century Anglo-Saxons had good taste, even though most were illiterate, eh?