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Wednesday, 7 September 2011 06:04 pm
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
So earlier I started writing a post and then scrapped it, because I couldn't really remember what I wanted to write about. Then I remembered! That was five minutes ago, though, so I can't say exactly how similar this will be to what I actually meant it to be.

As it turns out, I actually did do some of the stuff on my to-do list: I had to ask Kay if she still had emails for the Gold Award (she didn't), I had to transcribe "stuff" (I did it), and I had to add quotes to my essay (I don't have the exact quotes but I know what they're about and where-ish they are). Of course, I haven't edited the essay, done my media log or any of my other homework, or worked on the map activities for the Gold Award, so... yeah.

I'm going to be so happy when this essay is done, you don't even know.

Of course, after that I get to work on earning scientology money, but at least that's doing stuff I actually like to do. (Sorry, Scientology money, Firefox insists it isn't spelled right if it isn't capitalised.) I actually wrote out some ideas yesterday, but I didn't have my sketchbook so I couldn't really thumbnail or sketch character concepts (I tried anyway, but it didn't really work) and then today I was going through my WIP file and found a different story that would work equally well if I finished it and polished it up a bit. Writing and drawing sci-fi/fantasy stuff for the win~! (I actually have a playlist that I think I'm going to end up listening to through all the work on this particular set of scholarships, because it fits the concepts oddly well... but I made the playlist like a month ago. I guess that means I like angsty concepts! I don't want to know what that says about me.)

If I ever have any free time ever again, anyway. The deadline for this quarter is the end of the month. Guess what else I have to do by the end of the month? Find my volunteer hours log Finish the Gold Award! :D (That smiley is sarcastic. I feel this needs to be pointed out.) So there's that.

Also, I found the library and the cafeteria. Additionally, yesterday morning I lost one of my favourite pens. This afternoon I found it... smashed to bits in the street. /: That was my favourite blue pen, too. (Actually I think it was my only blue pen... but I still really liked it.) I bought it and several of its friends five years ago. I have never seen them sold anywhere ever since. I now only have one of them, out of eight. That makes me very sad. ):

Finally, statistics class is a lot more fun with the Mass Effect soundtrack applied to it. :3

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011 12:22 pm
eighthphase: (keats//in the stacks)
I think I figured out why I can't connect to my school's wireless network - because the security certificate is out of date. (It also appears that my operating system isn't supported either; how weird is that?) Awesome! All I can say is, I'm so grateful for unsecured wireless networks; if it weren't for them, I wouldn't have any internet access right now.

And that would be terrible.

So I actually have this whole long to-do list, buuuut I am probably not likely to do any of it. At least not right now. (Maybe some of it, like the essay thing. I wrote 1000 words of Atlas blaaaaaargh yesterday, but it needs heavy editing and things like, uh, quotes for evidence. Still, I wrote like the whole thing in half an hour, surely that deserves some kind of praise, right?) And there's Gold Award stuff I'm supposed to be doing - but I'm rather annoyed by it at the moment, so I'll do it later. (Procrastination, yeah!)

I'm thinking of dying part of my hair green. Like, my fringe, or a streak or two, or something. It's weird, sure, but I still kind of want to.

Anyway, off to do unproductive things. That's what I do best!

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Monday, 5 September 2011 06:40 pm
eighthphase: (persona//sinking with the melody)
I want more Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake. It will never not be awesome. To this end I looked up some fic! Basically all the fic on ff.net is Marshal LeexFionna shipfic, which is immensely ironic considering Fionna's declaration at the end of the episode (well, right before the end, anyway). So it's really weird, right after watching that, to see tons of fic where Fionna laments her lack of boyfriend.

(Also, if I hadn't read that Fionna was based on Sailor Moon I would have figured it out after seeing her dress, because it is literally identical to Princess Serenity's. ...I think I'm going to go look for crossovers now.)

Atlas Shrugged essay still in the works; I was going to start it yesterday today but got distracted, plus I just remembered the reading I have to do before class tomorrow! So there's that, too.

I just painted my nails; they are now purple. My toenails, too. I think this is the first time I've ever painted my toenails.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2011 08:15 pm
eighthphase: (persona//sinking with the melody)
When I wrote my last entry I neglected to mention that I was writing it on my phone, which should account for its oddness. But now I am on my computer! This is particularly important because it means that I got my replacement A/C adapter! :D I didn't think I'd miss my gorgeous laptop so much, but I did. ;__;

Still working on that Atlas Shrugged post; I need to work on the essay, as well, which is the really annoying part. Once I do that, I should have a post incoming. I just have to, you know, write the essay first. (Also my mum said we'd buy some books - her exact phrasing was "splurge on books" - after I finished the essay. I, for one, am excite.)

My stats class is pretty boring, I found; it's an online course, no matter what the professor says. I'm mildly terrified by my public speaking class, but then I turn bright red just giving an answer in class, so that's not surprising. Both my mass media and English classes seem pretty cool; the professors are both pretty chill, so that's okay.

So the first day actually totally sucked - I lost my wallet, which was horrible. I spent my entire stats class freaking out about it. Fortunately somebody turned it into student services, so I got it back. Even more fortunately, everything was still in it! So that was significantly less sucky.

I think it was something of a mistake to dive headfirst into high fantasy right after Atlas Shrugged; I'm pretty burned out on long epic things, and I can't tell where things are going or who I'm supposed to like or anything (although I managed to figure out that the queen and her twin brother were the bad guys, but they shoved a kid off a roof because he saw them doing the nasty, so that wasn't all that hard to figure out). I probably should have read some YA fantasy to get me back in the "reading something because I actually want to" mindset... but I've already read all the YA fantasy that I have, so perhaps not.

(I'm watching Iron Man: Armoured Adventures right now, and their Justin Hammer looks a lot like Rufus Shinra. Thought it merited mentioning.)

Anyway, my brownies are done, so I'm off to take a shower. I don't know why, but I kind of feel like I deserve one. /:

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Sunday, 28 August 2011 03:57 pm
eighthphase: (noctis//look back on last november)
I, ever-curious, decided to look through my brother's GBA "collection". Imagine my surprise when I found that a good third of the games in it were actually mine! Most of them actually really sucked, so he can keep them, but I was not happy upon learning that the Phantasy Star Collections cart that I had so desperately searched for was with him all along. (Ironically it's the one cart I actually replaced, so he gets to keep it, since I don't need two. But still, it's the principle of the thing...!

Yesterday I finished Atlas Shrugged. I need time to collect my thoughts about it (and I'd like to have my actual computer with it's whole keyboard...) but I'll throw up a post about that once I've thought things through.

Today I started reading A Game of Thrones! Little did I know that the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire, which I had seen countless TVTropes references to, had been sitting in my mum's headboard for as long as I can remember. (Seriously, though, that particular printing has existed since 1997 and I'm pretty damn sure we've had it since 1997. And yet my mum only just started reading it earlier this year... and gave up on it, which is why I've got it now.)

Tomorrow I begin college. I don't know what to think, or even really what to expect. I only have two classes tomorrow, with a huge block of time between them during which I can't really leave or go anywhere (since I don't have my license, and therefore can't drive myself anywhere) so I get the feeling I'm going to get to know the campus really well, whether I want to or not. Well, either that or I'll end up making a beeline to the library and holing myself in there doing ~*~research~*~ for my stupid Atlas Shrugged essay.

I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but every time I type "Atlas Shrugged" I want to type it "Atlus Shrugged" because I'm more used to seeing the game company's name than the titan's name. It's really weird and I end up doing it basically every time.

Where the hell has today gone? It feels like it's about noon, but it's like four o'clock. /:

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Monday, 22 August 2011 08:46 pm
eighthphase: (Default)
Okay, let's see if this works. So earlier I was complaining talking about Atlas Shrugged; more specifically, I was talking about how I was talking about it.

This time let's see if I can't just talk about it!

this is really tl;dr but still nowhere as tl;dr as Atlas Shrugged )

tl;dr: Atlas Shrugged is really really tl;dr.

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Monday, 22 August 2011 06:00 pm
eighthphase: (joshua//pulling the trigger all wrong)
So there was totally a post about Atlas Shrugged and Pottermore (mostly Atlas Shrugged, because if I have to read the entire stupid thing I am definitely going to want to rant about it) but then LJ decided to do something stupid and ate it! (I knew I shouldn't have gotten rid of the add-on that saved all my text-box text.)

Suffice it to say that I still haven't gotten my Pottermore email yet and that Atlas Shrugged is the most monumentally boring book I have ever read. And I've read the entire Sword of Truth series. (Come to think of it, that might be why I can't stand Atlas Shrugged.) Rearden and Dagny are, so far, the only particularly interesting characters, and nothing will convince me that Francisco d'Anconia is not an evil mastermind trolling the country to destroy it so that he can rebuild it in his own image. (Spoilers: That sentence is only partially true, but the book would be better if it were entirely true.)

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