I'm (sort of) back.
I am, however, going to make two quick responses to recent google searches that have landed people on this blog.
To the person who searched for "kalevala fanfic": I love you. Please e-mail me! I want Kalevala fanfic too! Well, good Kalevala fanfic, but I should hope anyone who took the time to write such fanfic would have enough care with it so that it wouldn't be horrible, at least.
To the person who searched for "jason from medea misses the aristotelian mean": Jason misses the entire BOAT. In fact, he misses the entire boat so much that a plank falls on him and kills him. I wish I could say things like this in essays, but that's why I have a blog.
Lastly, I have a brand new favourite piece of art: The "gorgon" head at Bath. It is, of course, not a gorgon head, because it's not a woman. But it's an excitingly odd mix of a gorgon and the Celtic influences and reminds me a lot of the "Green Man."
Ok, so it's not quite the Pan & Goat statue, but still--I love it. So there.
And you may attribute the oddness of this post to residual delirium from my illness.