I’m Andrew Sploopst – a biology student in the UK with an interest in fungal and botanical biology, especially the application of these fields to areas like architecture and technology. I have a pretty broad array of hobbies and interests (arguably too many) that I like to flit between, so this blog will hopefully help document the things I make, do and see.
The smiley face – unfortunately – doesn’t mean anything 😉 It’s less noticeable in these examples, but the language isn’t a direct conversion from the typical alphabet into a different one, but rather a translation of the phonemes. For example, when writing “Minute” in Gregg – you might expect to turn that into the phonemes:“M-I-N-I-T”,… Read moreRead More Adventures in Gregg Shorthand
Part of the charm of ℍ𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕖 of Leaves, I think, is the dissonance between the authors. In a way, too, Navidson can be thought of as an author, but the focus shifts between the goings-on at the 𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕖, to Navidson’s own personal life as Zampano writes – making Navidson simultaneously author and subject. Zampano writes… Read moreRead More “ℍ𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕖 of Leaves”, Mark Z. Danielewski
Interesting choice for a first post, I know. So, this book absolutely captivated me – and I don’t know how to feel about that. I first came across this book when watching “To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newmar“, a film with a cult-following (predominantly with gay men, such as myself) due to its… Read moreRead More “D.V.”, Diana Vreeland