About Me and This Blog

This is a blog dedicated to my love of anime and religion–a unique combination.  I have oft wondered what the cashiers at Borders thought when they saw The Desert Fathers, the writings of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, and three volumes of Black Cat placed simultaneously on the counter.  At any rate, you shall find a diverse assortment of anime–nova et antiqua–on this site, with commentary from a religious perspective.  Otherwise, articles on religion abound, and you shall find posts on my other hobbies from the old days when I blogged about anything.  Enjoy!

The slight use of Latin above marks another interest of mine: classical and foreign languages.  Latin, Ancient Greek, Japanese, and French are most familiar to me, added to which, I possess a smattering of Croatian and German along with a strong desire to master Old English.  And then, Russian, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Korean, Spanish–all the languages of the world will be at my command!!!  Bwahahaha!  At any rate, I really love the sounds and perspectives offered by the knowledge of different languages.  Also, my maternal grandfather had mastered Croatian, Italian, German, and English; while my paternal grandfather possessed fluency in eleven languages.  So, you can say that they have set a goal for me which I’d like to exceed.

At any rate, most of my interests are of the non-vigorous type.  In the future, I should like to lose the slight timidity I feel whenever I handle firearms and take up hunting, but I doubt whether I should aspire to anything more strenuous.  My other hobbies include chess, go, shogi, foreign films, reading, writing, cooking, baking, cocktails, and fine drinks.  What I consider a fine drink ranges from rare teas and expensive coffees to microbrews, fine wines, and the various spirits produced around the globe–especially cognac and single malt scotch.  In particular, I shall never forget the 18 year old Macallan of 1976 my father gifted me.  I count the experience of more value than the $650 which that bottling had accrued since my father purchased it.  I was ignorant of this; though, I will confess that knowing its worth might have caused me some hesitation–about as much as it did my brother before he opened his while in full knowledge of its value!

In my prior about page, I confessed to having two dreams: becoming a world renown novelist and one unnamed dream, which would be accomplished partially through the study of philosophy and theology.  The latter was to become a Catholic priest, but my experience in the seminary manifested that this was not God’s will for me after all.  Thus, I find myself adrift in the world as a moto no shingakko no gakusei–former seminary student–with a rather artistic temperament, I might add.  But, I had faith in God before I entered and find that there is no reason to doubt that He shall use me according to His beneficent providence and place me where I belong.

My personality has been dubbed British or Hobbitish, even though no English blood runs through my veins–at least, to my knowledge.  At times, my drive to achieve certain ends, stubbornness in persisting in my opinions and phlegmatic patience in their defense, patriotism, and loyalty to friends is reminiscent of Ulysses S. Grant.  Curiously, I appear to be more wise in advising others than in ordering my own life.  My bookishness combined with the desire–even though the action is lacking–for adventure approximates Theodore Roosevelt.  My belief in the potential for the holiness of all persons and necessity of prayer for salvation are reminiscent of St. Francis de Sales and St. Alphonsus di Liguori, to which piety is added the consciousness of sin and failure found in St. Augustine.

Well, I’d say that this adequately describes me.

You may contact me at medievalotaku@gmail.com.

May you enjoy your day!

33 comments on “About Me and This Blog

  1. thompdjames says:

    You can only speak Latin when drunk… we all know that!

    • Latin’s not meant to be spoken! Unless you live in Vatican City or are assisting at Mass–that’s where I do most of my Latin speech these days. When most everyone outside of the choir and the priest stop singing, I continue. Drinking does make me less worried about grammatical errors; hence, I’m less worried about speaking it at length.

      But, I’m presently reading St. Augustine’s Confessions in order to keep my Latin skill at the right level.

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  4. gpcox says:

    Very nice to meet you. I’m certain this site will prove to be interesting.

  5. Thank you for your visit and following. Anime and religion sounds interesting enough, keep on going!

  6. An otaku…a religious (Roman Catholic, perhaps?)…a polyglot…whoa…Your complexity is freaking interesting and freaking amazing! So this is your main blog, medievalotaku…Hmhm.

  7. jesseevans says:

    Hey great site here. Love your interests. I will be flowing you. Also thanks for the reblog.

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    Hello,
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