Hajimemashite… Antigone?

Hajimemashite! Watashi wa Random Gemini, anata wa? Doso yoroshiku!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, it has happened. The Random Gemini has finally started taking Japanese! This quarter we’re learning hiragana and some of the more basic kanji. Next quarter, it’s katakana and more kanji. So by the time I’m done with my degree, I’m hopeful that I will be able to read enough of a Japanese website to get the gist of the articles. That would be so neat!

What’s up with the high schools these days? I’m reading Antigone (again) in my Philosophy class. I read that when I was a sophmore! So here I am, reading Antigone… again and not really finding it that earth shattering a story. To be honest, I’ve read lots of stories about people fighting for what they think is right, even if it flouts a royal decree. Assuredly, these stories have their roots in Antigone, but as a result make Antigone seem… well… tedious.

Anywho, that’s the news from the random!