...or rather of NOT being serious.
I've just noticed a fun fact about my academic writing. I am absolutely unable to write just about anything decent in a document with a serious title. You know, I sort of create a new WORD document, give it an appropriate title, do all the formating, set that table of contents, start the first paragraph aaaaand...... nothing! I can just stare and stare at it for hours. And even if I manage to write just about anything, it comes out really bad and clumsy.
However, a notepad file saved under an absolutely ridiculous name (like "O__o.txt" or "OMG WTF.txt") can contain an absolutely adequate text. I mean, seriously. All the really important stuff on my drive has the stupidest titles ever. I only change those before mailing them to my advisor.
You know, it happens sometimes that it's hard to just start writing in a new perfect notebook and many people actually write much more easily on scraps of paper, old newspapers, table napkins and such. I can understand that. But being unable to write in a new WORD document? Now, that IS absurd.
Oh, sorry. Not very exciting, I know.
Even less exciting: I've learned about an important book on Tolkien that I really ought to own: Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. I'd ceratinly buy it, but the problem is... it costs 200 dollars. TWO. HUNDRED. DOLLARS. That's a lot for a book that probably doesn't even have pictures in it! D: