Friday, August 27, 2010

Good-bye

It has been a week since I have last updated this thing. After much thought, I have decided to take a long break from blogging. Maybe in time I'll return with renewed interest.
Until we meet again, CaptainCraft.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Legacy and Laughter

Today I read a few stories on fictionpress. The first one was a fable about how laughter came into the world. Which is called: The Boy Who Tamed Laughter http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2826048/1/ By Punslinger.
The second story that I read was a chapter update of Darket's story: The Legacy of the Drifter. http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2825122/2/
http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2825122/3/
Both stories are entertaining and worth checking out. After I read these stories/chapters on fictionpress, I checked my feeds to see if anyone had updated their blogs, etc. The only update that I can report is by DeutschOnlineLernen, a video on YouTube that teachers the viewer German. They put a lot of effort into these videos and are well worth checking out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sqDbZ_KFq8&feature=youtube_gdata

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Friday, August 13, 2010

France, Legacy, and Pipe Tobacco

This week has been a hot one for me. So it was nice to finally get to Friday, so that I could catch up with my reading. I still have many more stories to read, but I'll give you a run down the stuff that I've read and saw today.
First, I read a short story by Punslinger called Hot Times in Old France. The story was a satire piece about the final days of Joan of Arc. http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2822718/1/
Second story I read was by, one of the best writers on fictionpress, Darket. It's a sequel to one of his earlier stories and promises to be a good character study. I only had time to read the first chapter, but here is the link. The Legacy of the Drifter http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2825122/1
After I read those two stories, I checked my Rss feeds to see if anyone had updated their blogs. The only that had was pipemannow, he discussed his first experiences at smoking a pipe and what pipe tobaccos he uses. Here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYLzkPtQCoo&feature=youtube_gdata

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Friday, August 06, 2010

More Esperanto Links

I cannot believe that summer is winding down. This morning I read a collection of Haikus about the Korean War by Punslinger on fictionpress. I thought they were an interesting historical perspective about the Korean War from a Korean War veteran. Here is the link to this poetry collection: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2821377/1/

I was going to finish reading the rest of the stories that's been piling up in my inbox, but I received some feedback and links concerning my last post on Esperanto that I thought I would repost the links here. The links that I received were pretty good. The first two seemed pretty good for beginners and the last two seemed good for more advanced learners. They should give me plenty of material to study this winter.

Here they are:
http://en.lernu.net/
http://www.ikurso.net
http://esperantofre.com/edu/kino01a.htm
http://esperantofre.com/edu/kino02e.htm

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Esperanto Links

I have been falling behind on my reading of stories on fictionpress and my inbox is stuffed with story alerts. So tonight I read a short story called Accidental Predator by Greyfox Cowgirl. The story was complete, which is always a plus. If you spend any time at all on a storysite, you quickly realize that the biggest drawback to it is the fact that there are so many incomplete stories. But, on the bright side, this has taught me that it is not necessary to see or read a story to the end to get some enjoyment out of it. Anyhow, the short story was a werewolf teen thing, not too bad if you enjoy that sort of thing. Here's the link check it out for yourself: http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2820340/1/

In my last post, I gave out some German links that I thought was useful in studying the language. Here are some links useful for leaning Esperanto. I surfed through YouTube and found most of their offerings kind of useless. Most of the videos had weird background music and other annoying distractions, but I found one that was pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAXrgugUUhc&feature=youtube_gdata

The last link I found that I think is useful is a text and audio links of the book: The Esperanto Teacher by Helen Fryer. I plan on downloading the audio and listening to it while I read the text version of it. Here are those links

Text Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/esptr10h.htm

Audio Link: http://www.archive.org/details/esperanto_teacher_0808_librivox

Take care of yourselves, dear readers, I shall return.

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