Friday, 4 June 2004

The Famous First Post

Welcome to my blog. Anyhow, please allow me to introduce myself. My nom de guerre is Mercurie. For those of you wondering about the name, it is the Middle English version of modern English Mercury. I chose this as my pen name for the reason that I have always felt an affinity for the Norse god Odin, called in Old English Woden, who was identified with Mercury in Roman sources. As to why I used the Middle English version of the name, well, the name as it is in every other language was already taken!

Of course, I am not going to give you my "real name," nor my email address. It seems on the World Wide Web these days one cannot be too cautious. I will tell you that I am a freelance writer, although one who does not make much money at it. I will also tell you that I live in Missouri, in the region still called by some "Little Dixie." I will also tell you that I am a pop culture buff with an interest in classic movies, television, music,fantasy, science fiction, role playing games, comic books, medieval history, British history, and so on.

As to the name of this blog, it is taken from canto iii stanza 113 of Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (the quote in the blog's description). I have always liked that poem and that stanza in particular. I must also say that the name has the added bonus of being unique--I haven't seen any other blogs with the name "A Shroud of Thoughts!"

By the way, if you don't recognise the template I'm using, it is because it is Rounders 4 tweaked to look more like Herbert with the colour scheme of Split Pea. I looked through the templates and I really didn't care for any of them, so I altered Rounders 4 to look the way I wanted it. I must admit, it doesn't look like many of the blogs I've seen.

On this blog, I will primarily be discussing pop culture here. You probably won't see any discussions on politics or religion on this blog. On the one hand, I think there are already a lot of blogs dedicated to these topics. On the other, I would prefer to stay away from anything controversial, which both topics tend to be.

Be seeing you!

1 comment:

chimaya said...

Hello,
A quick introduction from my end-Iam Chinmaya from Bangalore,India. The reason for my mail is that I understand that the "sons of the desert" are having their next convention at Hollywood and would want to know if you are attending it. You may check this for more details- http://www.laurelandhardywood.com/ .
Incase you or anyone whom you know are,please let me know as there are somethings that i want to discuss regarding the same.My id is-chimayaprakash@gmail.com Else,you may ignore this.

Regards and best wishes,
Chinmaya