05 May 2010 @ 01:44 pm
Academic-mind, ACTIVATE!  
No time for slacking! I've got 15 mins to write half an essay!

Today I watched 40 Priests vs Onyxia and, 40 Paladins Vs 40 Shaman, just coz I could. (Actually, the girl next to me in the Lab was watching it and then it turned into a very academic discussion with several other people of the addiction of WoW.) Now I have to go to a class where I have to figure out what to ask people about what they thought of certain religious elements in specific video games. Or something.... stupid research.

In other news, Autumn is awesome and beautiful. And I have no time. AH! WHEEE! (This post was brought to you by apparently nothing at all, have a nice day.)
Current Mood: busy
27 April 2010 @ 01:06 pm
Sweeet relieeef~  
Just got my first essay back for the semester, I have been having NIGHTMARES about this essay it was SO BAD. It was a complete MESS. The ideas were alright but I patched it all together like a plastic surgery failure. I thought I would get a B or something. Ugh. But, I got an A-! YAAAAY! Soooo relieved you have no idea! (NIGHTMARES! NO JOKE!) Which gives me hope that the NEXT essay, which is due in 2 weeks, if I don't turn into a massive spaz, might even get an A.

I'm not normally the type that worries at all about grades, when I was in first year I was just happy to PASS, however now that I'm doing post-grad your chances of getting scholarships really is hugely affected by your GPA and mine just... hasn't been the best. So the goal is to get first-class honors so that I can use THAT to get masters scholarships. As such I need to be getting a minimum of A-, but I'm aiming for A/A+ so that if I drop the ball here or there the average will still be alright.

Anyway, that's probably not very interesting to anyone but me but I'm SO RELIEVED I had to post. The postyness overcame me.

In other thesis news I've got to play all kinds of really weird and interesting games lately. Spacewar! is one of the first video games ever made. (it wasn't even on a PC, it was on some crazy computing machine that they had before then!) It's fun, go try it! Hunt the Wumpus was also a very early text-based game (that's a picture-based version, but you get the general idea) that came out way back when. It's really interesting looking at how games have evolved, and reading stuff about Japan as a fantasy-space for the West. I love my research so hard right now I'm gonna shut up. :D

In other news, I'm sick with a never-ending cold at the moment and if you haven't read it and are looking for a good fantasy book, The Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson is definitely worth reading.

Oooo, oooo, just to make this post more media-filled, anyone who hasn't played Robot Unicorn Attack should go do it now, most entertaining thing to play when you've been trying to theorise for hours ever.
Current Mood: cheerful
24 September 2009 @ 02:21 pm
I just got very confused as to why I had a tab open in the corner of Firefox that appeared on first glance to be about the Satan Bible. o_0

Then my brain engaged and I remembered that all of oh, ten minutes ago, I was looking up references to Satan in the Bible for the fic I'm writing. But yeah. Confusion moment. Today I am at 600 words and counting. (Fic is at 5,600), about another 3-4 scenes to go I hope before it's done. Looks like my estimate of 10,000 words will be about right.

I had an awesome night and Kung Fu yesterday, I actually was getting a lot of stuff right, and so were most of the other newer students and our Instructor was getting really excited that we were so in the game. Was a real buz. Anyway, I have to stop writing here or I'm not going to have time to finish this scene before uni this avo. Might be making Pavlova tomorrow! Exciiiiiting! (My first! It'll probably flop but I DON'T CARE!)

EDIT: 1,000 words and scene 1 is done! (I skipped it earlier because I wasn't sure what the show would do and if I could work it in.) Getting close to the finiiiiish. I am exciiiited. It's been so long since I've put up a complete story!
Current Mood: busy
13 September 2009 @ 06:57 pm
A rare moment of gossipyness from Page  
Uh, is this one of those 'let me announce I'm engaged subtly' things?

Danneel and her bro

It seems very pointedly placed. I love Danneel, she seems like a very cool chick and Jensen seems totally besotted with her, so if that's what this is then a resounding congrats from my end.

(only about 10% of my brain is going, 'DAMN!' right now)

If it's just totally random, then n/m.

I've had a really bad hypoglycaemic crash today so I've annoyingly got very little done. Just starting to stabilise now, (7pm) so someone kick me until I finish fic! Or at least reply to comments or SOMETHING.

ETA: FUCK I SUCK AT PRESENT-TENSE! Why did I decide this fic should be in present tense? Because I'm STUPID, that's why! I can't write 10,000-ish words of this tense, I really can't. When I read present-tense, MY BRAIN AUTOMATICLY CORRECTS IT TO PAST-TENSE! No really, it does, I don't even notice anymore. I DO NOT KNOW how grammar works when I'm doing this. It's PURE MADNESS.
Current Mood: tired
01 March 2009 @ 05:58 pm
weekends are love!  
I have had such a nice weekend. I've been getting through a lot of homework, I spent like, 4 hours yesterday playing WoW with my brothers (I hit level 60! Huzzah!) It's lovely weather today and it rained yesterday, my parents have made contact from the U.K. My tattoo isn't hurting much today, I just baked a tray of cookies and I also just finished typing up the draft of DMT_07! Yaaaaay!

Still lots more to do before the sun goes down and work resumes next week. :/ But getting things done is SUCH a nice feeling. Especially when you have the time to watch cute animes about vampires in between being efficient.
Current Mood: accomplished
05 February 2009 @ 11:28 am
Layout change  
As you may be able to see (depending on how you are viewing this entry) I have a new layout! I am very excited about it. It only recently came to my attention that you don't have to be an awesome graphic designer to have pretty layouts, you just have to be able to follow instructions and find someone who IS an awesome graphic designer. Thus! Pretty!

This layout is by [ profile] fading_melody who is actally a queen of icons but since I'm still stuck with my boring 6 I can't justify using any of those right now.

I am going to edit this entry later once I get back from check out the new design for my tattoo. WHEE!
Current Mood: cheerful
25 January 2009 @ 12:36 pm
La la homwework la la  
I got this completely wack letter in the mail on Friday, which said something along the lines of, 'You are really awesome and the Anthropology department would really like you to use your awesomeness to get an honours degree.' But in a fancy generically-generated letter way. Which was a) really nice, because I hadn't calculated my average in Anth and I hadn't thought my marks were that good, and I was freaking out about getting my marks up enough this year to get into honours. and b) really funny, because I'm not even close to graduating. I still have a year and a half before I can get into honours. XD;;;;; I accidentally clicked this teeny tiny button when I enrolled last year and it meant the computers think I'm graduating. I keep getting sent post-grad stuff, but this was the only one that was related to my actual results, which was random but nice.

I am trying to be efficient today and sort out a whole lot of enrolment crapdooza. This is actually sort of working. Yey.

I am also typing up some of my play for Uni, and maybe if none of the guild is online after I post this then I'll do some work on my Xander/Spike fic. I wrote a whole lot of it at work yesterday (slow day!) and I'm watching Buffy 5-7 with my flatmates lately so it's a good time to work on it when the voices are fresh in my head.

Spn 4x12 was really good! *pumps fists* yeyey!
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Plaid - Double Figure