This Page Intentionally Left Blank

Before you appears a young nobleman of the Middle Ages, between the ages of seven and fourteen, with an empty expression.

Actually, this post is a post to inform you that there will be no post in the accustomed place today. Now that you have read this post, you’ll probably respond that the above statement is just as true as the title. If you were looking for something deep or serious, you won’t find it today. This morning my sister and I were working on a book project, this evening we’re going to be at a concert she’s playing in, and in between I sort of forgot what day of the week it was. Now that the semester’s over, my days aren’t as structured as they used to be, and an absentminded writer is lost without a schedule to tell her what to do and where to be and (most importantly) when.


About Nolie Alcarturiel

Creative Writing major and Philosophy minor, contemplating a Master's degree in Medieval History. I enjoy practically anything to do with medieval history, including the domestic arts, with an especial emphasis on the Anglo-Saxon Era. In my spare time I read endlessly, do medieval living-history, hold philosophical debates at the drop of a hat, and write books on even slighter provocation.
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9 Responses to This Page Intentionally Left Blank

  1. parkhurstj says:

    Quite alright, my dear. I’m in much the same place, but for a number of other reasons- unexpectedly teaching alone this week and, especially in the next few days, moving. I’m sure we’ll both have plenty to post on in the next few weeks.


    • noliealcarturiel says:

      You’ve got a far better excuse than I do, anyway, doing all the grown-up things. But congratulations (is that what people say in this context?) on getting such a nice house without having to live with dogs.


      • parkhurstj says:

        Hardly a comparison. Supporting your sister is a wonderful thing. I’m currently feeling rather wretched that I won’t be able to make it home for my sister’s graduation. Thanks on the house though. I think congrats works in this case, though I’m hardly one to ask.


  2. Caleb and I were going through a technical manual while repairing some machines, and we kept coming across that term with which you have titled your blog post, and laughing madly each time. Oxymorons are so much fun; like cliche paradoxes, I suppose. ‘This Page Intentionally Left Blank’, jumbo shrimp, live recordings: contradictions like that.


  3. You never know, you know.


    • noliealcarturiel says:

      Sometimes people will actually say “You can’t be certain of anything” or “You can never know anything for sure”, which, unlike the usual sort of oxymoron, they actually believe to be true.


      • thegermangolux says:

        Religious and philosophical oxymorons are the best of all. “There is no such thing as truth.” “You Christians need to respect other religions.” The list is long.


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