Already, a consistency problem. If I make every blog title a corrupted Shakespeare quote, I am eventually going to run out of recognizable quotes. Hmph. I graduated in Technical Writing - consistency in titles is of grade-level importance to me, for good or ill.
Solution: Corrupt other things. Yay.
(I don't promise to not get lazy about said corruption. If you wake up one morning and I've named something "Whiteout, oh where are thou, Whiteout," you'll only have yourselves to blame. In legal terms, I will 12(b)(6) you - dismiss suit for failure to state a claim).
This, being my first post on this new blog and written at a time when normal, sensible mortals are sleeping, will likely ramble and make little, y'know, sense. You have been warned.
First, why a new blog when I'm heading into the final month of my first semester of law school? Well, posting will be erratic, but I've been wanting to start one of these for a while, and I'm very awake with nothing (lies - law students always have something) to do, so here we are and welcome!
Second, the title. Hard Light Breaking from a Near Window is Whittney-style corruption of "But soft, what light from yonder window breaks?" from Romeo and Juliet, and I'm not going to cite that because Shakespeare is in the public domain and I don't have to cite it, dangit!. I was trying to think of something that encompassed law school and me (Torts, Tartes, ?), but something about this just... strikes me right. There's a poetry to the sound of it. I like it. Then again, I tend to like weird, obscure, and occasionally abnormal things. But I don't have a problem with that.
Third. An ongoing part of this blog will be "Things I Learned in Law School". I'll throw these in at the bottom of posts when I remember/think of something new.
There will be more of me and my ramblings at a later date; I'm going to try to get a little sleep.
Things I Learned in Law School:
1. It is possible to become so tired that it physically hurts.
2. Due to the contrary nature of the universe, this will lead to two hours of sleep followed by a night of insomnia.
3. And thus, the blog was born.
Advice from Shakespeare (again, not citing, neener neener neener, from King Lear) (though I guess that counts as a cite, sort of...)
Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less than thou owest,
Ride more than thou goest,
Learn more than thou trowest,
Set less than thou throwest;
Leave thy drink and thy ...,
And keep in-a-door,
And thou shall have more
Than two tens to a score.
(King Lear, ACT I, SC. 4. Fiiiiine. I'll cite. Cite. See? Cite.)