Feb. 28th, 2011

serenissima: little red dragon (imagination)
I'm at my parents' house for a couple weeks — they hadn't seen my son since last September. Their house is packed full of junk accumulated over 35 years, so I've tried to cull some of the stuff I left here after college. While tidying my old room, I came across a paperback novel [livejournal.com profile] aristeros gave me years ago: Siege of Shadows by Lynn Abbey. I liked the story well enough, but the frustrating thing about it is that the book ends at the climax, clearly anticipating a continuation of some kind... but no sequel was ever written. Does anyone know why? The author has written many books and doesn't seem to have ended her writing career.

Also, a meme! It's been almost two years since I did one. I got this one from [livejournal.com profile] purrzah. It says I have a vaguely northern accent, which I've been told before.

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

If you are not from the North, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Southerner who hates Southern accents and tries really hard to "talk right"; or
(b) A New Yorker or New Jerseyan who doesn't have the full accent

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?


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