nomoreuturns: "I may not look like much, but I'm pro at prentending to be a ninja" (Ninja Zi)
Handed in my last assignment for this semester last night! The task was to write 2 x 500 word "critical appreciations" for one poem each from the Renaissance/17th Century and 19th Century. I ended up analysing John Keats' "La Belle Dame sans Merci" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 73". I did a lot better with the former than I did the latter...with the "La Belle..." appreciation I had to cut out words, while with the "73" appreciation I was struggling to meet the minimum word count. I had a tiny bit of a temper tantrum towards the end, with time running out and my stress levels rising and my sugar high (the tail of which I am just starting to come down off, by the by...I haven't had so much sugar in AGES, omg) off the freaking charts...I completely blanked on what to say for "73" and ended up just doing a basic breakdown. I'm hoping the "La Belle..." appreciation will carry my mark to a Credit, at least.

Only one more assessment piece to go: an exam for News & Politics, 50 questions, multiple choice. I'll be sitting it on the 15th of November, so I've got two weeks to prepare...I'm going to give actualfax studying a go instead of just relying on my memory and read through all of my notes and readings and the lecture slides. I think it'll be OK...I test a lot better on exams than I do assignments, so it should work out all right.

NaNoWriMo kicked off yesterday! I went to the Kick-Off Party on Sunday at the Roma Street Parklands and met a bunch of really nice people. It was great to meet so many other writers, who I could talk to about insane plots and rogue characters and XKCD and not come off like a was nice to interact with people, period. Don't get me wrong, I talk to people at uni and at the store and stuff, but actually having conversatons with people and connecting on a level deeper than "yes, I sign with my credit card" was a lot of fun.

Unfortunately, because I spent pretty much all of yesterday writing my assignment, I wasn't able to do any NaNo writing. However! I did have a couple of scenes that I'd jotted down in the couple of weeks between getting the idea and NaNo starting up (because ignoring the scenes because they're a little early is just a waste, really), so I plugged them into Scrivener and ended up with 1291 words! Which is pretty exciting...I've started my NaNo!

yay word count!

There's a write-in on Wednesday that I'm going to go along to, at a Coffee Club in Milton that is apparently down with the whole "swarm of writers descending to buy out all their coffee, take up all their tables, and take over all their power-points" thing. I'm not sure if it will be fun or not...sitting in an air-conditioned cafe, drinking a frappe, and hanging out with other writers whilst I write has got to be a good thing, yeah? *shrugs*'s late, and I need sleeeeeep. Time for bed.

Oh, wait: mum bought a HiFi system today that has a goddamn phonograph. I set it up when I got home from uni and listened to Revolver by the Beatles! Tomorrow I'm going to listen to The Black Parade while I'll be great! : )

And now to bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
nomoreuturns: Have a flower... (Flower)
OK, so I bought a pair of domain names, and am now looking to set up the websites; anybody know any decent web hosts? I've Googled web hosting and am browsing the results, but only criteria at this point is a decently-priced host that has its own site-builder. Any suggestions?


Uni is being frustrating and interesting and scary and fun, which is pretty much par for the course, I guess. Roughly half of the frustrating and scary bits are my own damn fault, unfortunately, because I never did learn to start an assignment early, and therefore this week will be one big scramble to get my social issues article and two debate speeches completed. *facepalm*


INFP - "Questor". High capacity for caring. Emotional face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

And the breakdown: )


Blah blah melodrama blah. Hope everyone is doing OK.
nomoreuturns: "I may not look like much, but I'm pro at prentending to be a ninja" (Ninja Zi)

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
J. R. R. Tolkien

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I input the first passage from my book, and then all of the text that makes sense, which yielded the above results...I write like the bastard love-child of James Joyce and J R R Tolkien. Yay?


I'm going in for testing with Defence Force Recruiting tomorrow...well, today. A little nervous, but I think I'll be OK. Wish me luck?


And here is a picture of my partially purple hair! My hair is up in a reversed pull-through pony-tail, because otherwise the purple is very hard to see, since it's the under-layer of hair.

Purple! )

Pretty stoked with it, still. It's starting to fade a little, but it just looks more brown...nothing bizarre. I need to get my hair cut to show it off better; get some layers put in, and my fringe cut properly. Maybe on Monday...which, incidentally, is the first day back of uni. Eeep! News & Politics straight up...shoud be a blast.
nomoreuturns: "That was pretty fucking ninja." (Generation Kill; Pretty Fucking Ninja)
I just checked my Griffith Portal, and I'm back in uni! I've been accepted to the Bachelor of GPA was too low to get me into the Bachelor of Journalism. The plan now is to work my way through the requisite 80CP, picking classes that are applicable to both Communication and Journalism. Then, I'll switch switch degrees - and perhaps universities - at the end of the year...provided my grades are high enough. My final goal is to be studying the Bachelor of Journalism at QUT, and (hopefully) to be completed by 2013.*

Am now becoming cheerfully reacquainted with the frustrations of class scheduling! The lecture for my Effective Writing class is on Fridays from 3.00pm to 4.50pm, which is great, but the tutorial is on every day except Friday. Correction: except Friday and Wednesday, which is the other day I would have wanted. I've settled on Mondays from 8.00am to 9.50am, which - while not ideal - leaves the maximum amount of time free for work.

Speaking of which, there is a job currently open for applications that I am really hoping to get: it's a part-time administration position at QUT. It'll slot in perfectly with studying...I can work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, which gives me Monday and Friday to study. There's a little bit of a scheduling conflict with Krav Maga; Krav Maga is on the coast Mondays and Wednesdays and in Brisbane on Tuesday and Thursday, so I wanted to work Tuesday-Thursday-Friday so I could take advantage of those days. Alas, foiled! Oh still depends on me getting the job. *crosses fingers*

I'm a uni student again! \o/

* Unless the world ends. In which case...bugger.


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a pessimistically optimistic realist

October 2012



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