Prithee, good sirrah, take heed of these glad tidings which unto thine ears I hasten to bear.
I learned, a little too late to take part in the festivities, that yesterday was Talk Like Shakespeare Day. (It still is, depending on one’s time zone.) We’ve had unofficial observances of this kind before – remember International Talk Like a Pirate Day? – but another calendar-filler can’t do any harm, especially when the person on the other end of the conversation doesn’t realise that “clamperton” is an insult.
And if you’ve got loads of time on your hands, waste some of it by editing a softsub or two to make your favourite anime characters spout Elizabethanisms like the Bard himself. (Got no softsubs? Try scrubbing out and rewriting manga dialogue bubbles.) Hearing – or rather reading – Kyon reprimand Haruhi with a fancy “What hath thee wrought!” would be a refreshing change from the usual.
Now if thou wouldst kindly give me leave, I must hie me off to pare down mine growing anime backlog, for in sooth it shall not by itself be watchéd. And if thou wilt not, then I say thou art cupshot and fie on thee, shandy rapscallion!