Everyone always speculates about House Sotha, Sotha Sil’s dead house. But let’s look at the facts.

Ald Sotha was a little town on the coast, probably a fishing village. They were a minor house at best that only ever produced one notable person, and Sotha Sil apparently spent his boyhood carefree and outdoors.


House Sotha were all redneck fishermen. The reason we’ve never heard Sotha Sil speak and why he remains silent is because he’s got the dunmer equivalent of a heavy souther-cajunesque accent. Now of course, there’s also his uncle Sotha Billybob who weren’t none too happy bout Sil coming home with his fancy college educashun talking and his dang ole robot army, acting all high and mighty just cause he could cast more spells than the ability to summon a fishing pole. That boy seems to forget the time Billybob had to chase a nix-gator out of his momma’s house.

Sotha Billybob was of course, grandmaster of House Sotha, having caught the biggest gorddamn slaughtertrout y’all ever seen, s’gonna feed his family for a week see. Ain’t no fancy clock city gonna do that, that’s good ole homegrown fish that is. And all that stuff bout Anu? The only three-letter word a Sotha man needs to know are U S and A.

State Mottos (What they should say.)
  • Alabama: Hell Yes, We Have Electricity
  • Alaska: 11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!
  • Arizona: But It's A Dry Heat
  • Arkansas: Literacy Ain't Everything
  • California: By 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda
  • Colorado: If You Don't Ski, Don't Bother
  • Connecticut: Like Massachusetts, Only The Kennedy's Don't Own It-Yet
  • Delaware: We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water
  • Florida: Ask Us About Our Grandkids
  • Georgia: We Put The "Fun" In Fundamentalist Extremism
  • Hawaii: Haka Tiki Mou Sha'ami Leeki Toru (Death To Mainland Scum, But Leave Your Money)
  • Idaho: More Than Just Potatoes...Well Okay, We're Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good
  • Illinois: Please Don't Pronounce the "S"
  • Indiana: 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free
  • Iowa: We Do Amazing Things With Corn
  • Kansas: First Of The Rectangle States
  • Kentucky: Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names
  • Louisiana: We're Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That's Our Tourism Campaign
  • Maine: We're Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster
  • Maryland: If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It
  • Massachusetts: Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden's (For Most Tax Brackets)
  • Michigan: First Line Of Defense From The Canadians
  • Minnesota: 10,000 Lakes... And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes
  • Mississippi: Come And Feel Better About Your Own State
  • Missouri: Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work
  • Montana: Land Of The Big Sky, The Unabomber, Right-Wing Crazies, And Very Little Else
  • Nebraska: Ask About Our State Motto Contest
  • Nevada: Hookers and Poker!
  • New Hampshire: Go Away And Leave Us Alone
  • New Jersey: You Want A ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right Here!
  • New Mexico: Lizards Make Excellent pets
  • New York: You Have The Right To Remain Silent, You Have The Right To An Attorney....
  • North Carolina: Tobacco Is A Vegetable
  • North Dakota: We Really Are One Of The 50 States!
  • Ohio: At Least We're Not Michigan
  • Oklahoma: Like The Play, Only No Singing
  • Oregon: Spotted Owl... It's What's For Dinner
  • Pennsylvania: Cook With Coal
  • Rhode Island: We're Not REALLY An Island
  • South Carolina: Remember The Civil War? We Didn't Actually Surrender
  • South Dakota: Closer Than North Dakota
  • Tennessee: The Educashun State
  • Texas: Si' Hablo Ing'les
  • Utah: Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus
  • Vermont: Yep
  • Virginia: Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
  • Washington: Help! We're Overrun By Nerds And Slackers!
  • Washington, D.C.: Wanna Be Mayor?
  • West Virginia: One Big Happy Family... Really!
  • Wisconsin: Come Cut The Cheese
  • Wyoming: Where Men Are Men... and the sheep are scared

My brother once told me that my Uni’s library reminded him of the bunker, so I took some sneaky snaps when it was dead early one Saturday morning. It’s down in the basement of a Neoclassical building from the last half of 18th Century, hence all the vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork. All the lightwells are covered with scaffolding at the moment, so it’s not normally this dark all the time!

I’ve been feeling kind of lost and apathetic in regards to starting back at uni this term and it’s been stressing me out and stopping me from diving back into academic work, so I decided to go to the British Museum early this morning to kind of, remind myself why I’m studying what I am? And I’m so glad I did - not only did it re-establish the connection to objects of the past that is my motivation, I also on a whim went to check out the room with objects from the rough period/location that I’ll be studying next term, and I found an object that has re-inspired me for my final dissertation topic. Now I’m looking over my course document and I’m still a lil scared and anxious but also excited to start making progress again :) :) :)