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21 April 2009 @ 10:06 pm

I would like to teach you all a word. Provided that you don't already know this word. Which you may.

I'm not making any sense, and you're about to learn why. XD

–verb (used without object), -quesced, -quesc⋅ing.
1. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts.
2. to melt away.
3. the process by which Tierfal is reduced to a puddle when walking a mile uphill to class in eighty-five degrees.

Yes, it was warm again. XD

Uhhhh, it's not summer yet, California. No, I'm serious. NO, I'M SERIOUS.

But it's supposed to rain later this week. (What do you mean, I love my Weather Channel Widget too much? XD)

The bad news is twofold:

Fold One: If this poised-to-pounce phlegminess isn't allergies and is, in fact, my roommate's week-long cold-of-death, there's going to be a murder-suicide in my future.

Fold Two: THE PEEPS ARE GONE FROM THE STORES. There were a ton the other day, but they got rid of the rest. ;_____;

Therefore I only have EIGHT AND A HALF BOXES. XD Whatever will I do? XD

And my fruitless quest for Peeps was not entirely useless, because I saw two cute guys holding hands on my way back. And it just makes me happy that I live in a place where nobody gives a shit. ♥

Except the yaoi fangirls like me, who start smiling to themselves. >______>

I re-encountered this the other day, and it is still the greatest thing in EVER: Showdown: HP vs. Twilight.


Oh, and I forgot to mention yesterday that I signed up for the first two of my classes for next semester. Friends, I am going to learn Swedish. XD

I'm utterly horrified/really excited. XD The last time I started a new language was literally seven years ago, with French.

So it should hopefully be awesome. And my mother will glee about it and cut me some slack and put up with my bullshit more happily. And I can write letters to her cousin Chel in Stockholm, provided that I figure out how to compose a letter entirely in the present tense from a vocabulary of about fifty words. XD

Because that's always how first-year language classes go, isn't it? XD

Anyway, it sounds like the teacher is the nicest woman on the planet, so that should be fun.

Speaking of nice teachers, I actually went up after class and mentioned something slightly-intelligent to my Milton professor you know, the one I have a HUUUUGE girlcrush on. One more person in the English department who knows my name now plz. XD Next we will go out for coffee and then we will get a civil union in Vermont and sit around analyzing literature in our rustic cabin ♥



The other class I signed up for... just makes me bounce up and down inside every time I think about it:

English 190
Section: 17
Title: Dystopian Fiction and the Fate of the Body

Book list: Atwood, Margaret: The Handmaid’s Tale; Gibson, William: Neuromancer; Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World; Ishiguro, Kazuo: Never Let Me Go; More, Thomas: Utopia; Orwell, George: 1984; Wells, H. G.: The Time Machine; a course reader

Films: Children of Men, The Matrix

Course Description: Dystopian fiction often radically redefines the body, both euphorically imagining its future and registering anxieties about the decline of more traditional bodily forms. The body, redefined through forces such as technology, environmental changes, social power, and evolution, is the site through which dystopian fiction enacts many of its central conflicts. Despite the apparent exoticism of its fictional bodies, however, dystopian fiction asks fundamental questions about what a body is, and how it is produced, altered, and controlled by outside forces. Tracing a course from More’s Utopia through the ascendance of the virtual in more recent fiction, the course will ask how dystopian fiction speculates about the future, but also affords a critical distance from which to engage with contemporary political and social contexts.




I'm excited. XD

In other amazingness, eltea and I randomly started RPing on the end of that Gabe thing. Do not ask me why this happens; simply accept that it does. XD

I should get back to work before I get my throat slit -- by college, figuratively speaking; and then by my mother, literally, upon seeing the resultant GPA.

And then you dears can return to your regularly-scheduled lives. *pats*

I've got some fic that needs a good beating, and some Script Frenzy that needs to go die. BAI FOR NAO. ♥

Feeling: hothot
On the Radio: "The Interview" - A.F.I.
crazyboutremmycrazyboutremmy on April 22nd, 2009 08:35 am (UTC)
O HAI THERE! I MISSED YOU! *glomps over continents. thought i suppose glomping over the internet would be more plausible.*

1984 IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK ON MY LIST, AND I'M SO GLAD MY TEACHERS DECIDED TO PICK IT AND DIDN;'T SHIRK AWAY FROM IT CAUSE IT WAS A UNI TEXT. However, adults do find it disturbing that a girl who looks about 12 argues insistently that 1984 is a brilliant book.


*whispers* i have never watched the Matrix.

SWEDISH? I fail at languages. I know English, Bengali and very choppy French, and choppy Hindi, but that's about it. Ask icequeenrex, I spent 15 years in Malaysia and STILL cannot speak Malay. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS FOR THE WIIIIN! But Rex was still very awesome and picked it up. Darn her.
Vitamin C: Red or Blue?tierfal on April 24th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
*return glomps!!* :D

Hahaha. XD I think "regular" English classes here read it in tenth grade... or was that Animal Farm... but I was in HONORS ENGLISH, where we did less work and got an extra grade point. I loooooved honors classes. XD But yeah, I'm really excited to read it, 'cause I've always meant to. 8D

\m/ XD

OMG SRS. It is the greatest movie in the universe. o____o Srsly, I blew eltea's mind with it last summer; you can ask her. :P I saw it the first time when I was like eleven and didn't really get it beyond DUDE THAT WAS AWESOME, and every time I watch it now, I get more out of it. XD It's crazy-cool. XD

Ha, you beat me! XD All I've got is English and slightly-mediocre, un-accented French. XD
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Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 24th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
It is the magic of yaoi fangirlism. 8D

I KNOOOOOOW you should come, and I'll drag you to class and be like WE AS A CLASS ARE ADOPTING THIS AUSTRALIAN KK? 8D

Yeah, the half-Swedish bit is most of the reason I've always vaguely wanted to learn it. XD And when you throw in my mom reminiscing about how she used to kind-of-speak-it Back in the Day when her family visited Sweden more often... well, you, more than most people, probably know how that goes. :P
CHAMYL!: Bond James Bondchamyl on April 22nd, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
NEMOAR. My dyslexia thought it was funny to make me read it as "EMONEAR". Oh my.

Oh noes D: Where are all the peeps D: Stupid peeps killers D: (COOL THOUGH, men can hold hands in your contry? I want to come *__*)

Swedish? o.O How did you even think about Swedish? XD IT'S SO COOL!!

Are you telling me you'll be studying Keanu Reeves in college? ARE YOU?!?!
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 24th, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I've always wanted to write an AU where Near was the frontman for a rock band.

Not really an emo band, but I'm sure there would be all sorts of emo-making involved. XD


Peep-slaying should be illegal. XD

(And yeah! XD Well, at least in this part of the country -- the West Coast is notoriously liberal, and Berkeley and San Francisco are... probably the two most notoriously liberal cities on it. XD0

Weeelll, I'm half-Swedish, genealogically and whatnot, so I've always been sort-of-interested, and then I saw the class and was like OKAY. 8D

AND YES. >DDDDDD Well, probably more "studying the movie" than him specifically, but who cares. XD
I MUST: Sexy Hotbedsabriel75 on April 22nd, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Ha... LOL, you're going to be a miserable mess after that class. So much hopelessness and fate left to others impugning on your young nature! Oh but I love it. I want to come and take it too! But I do hope you aren't getting sick... crazy weather everywhere!

Children of Men is one of my favorite films. Oh but the Mr. Clive Owen is such a beautiful man with a beautiful accent with a smart, fantastically humorous mind to go along with all that beautiful. And the Matrix, what can you say about it that hasn't been said already? Cinematic treasure.

My later years, when returning to school for a "you must get a journalism degree" and decided to get an English degree with emphasis in Creative Writing and Journalism instead because well, if I must go back, may as well do it right? Right? I took a class on Apocalyptic literature ;) Dr. Mitchner required an art project. Art, Literature and the end of the world... now that was a good class too.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 24th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Hahaha, yes, I shall, I shall... XD

I did get sick. Sick panda. XD

I've heard really good things about it, so I'm excited to see that one, too. :D And yeah, I don't think I could see the Matrix too many times if I lived to be a hundred and fifty. 8D

Ohhh, that sounds fantastic. :3
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Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on April 24th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
I am secretly laughing at my brother, who goes to UC Davis. XD

Cold of doom acquired. Next step: slow death. XD

Yay new languages! :D And yeah, I thought before that they lumped Swedish, Danish, and Finnish into one class here, but I'm glad I was wrong. ^^;

\o/ And yeah, high school tried to ruin a great deal of books for me. XD
goddess of this and that: sunakohappy_mystic on April 22nd, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I wanna take that class. And learn Sweedish. Seeing as I'm,like, 30% and only know the lyrics to Caramelldansen.
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 24th, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
I'm fifty percent and know about three words. XD
Eltea: Unrealistically Pretty Meeltea on April 24th, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
Well, I’m fifty percent Jewish, and half of the Hebrew/Yiddish words I know are from the dreidel game, and the other half are things I’ve heard my grandmother shout at bad drivers. XD
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 25th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Yes, but those are the useful ones, like the ones I know in Chinese! :D

All I know in Swedish is, like, "gingersnap" and... "yes." :P
Emma Daiou: what theemmadaiou28 on April 22nd, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Oh, we fangirls and our unstoppable smiling-when-we-see-gay-couples habit. Which reminds me, I saw the two most ADORABLE guys coming out of the theater (er, pun?) when we saw Watchmen. They were doing that thing where you walk side by side and each person has a hand in the other's butt pocket (there should be a name for that walk!)... It was difficult not to grin. X3

...Knoxville must just be the liberal capital of TN. XD I'm pretty sure we have the most gay bars and kickass drag shows at least. >3

Your class sounds awesome, btw. And I wish we'd had some more diverse languages... Wouldn't expect much at le community college, but even uni only got as weird as Chinese. Which shouldn't even be considered a weird language to host since, technically, most of the human population speaks it. XD
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on April 24th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)

And ohman I might not have been able to stop myself from squealing. XD

\o/ Sadly, my only experience with Knoxville is occasionally ending up in the airport en route to Oak Ridge. XD

They've actually been cutting our language programs a shitload due to uber-budget!fail in CA, so I'm pretty surprised it's available. XD
Charlottekoneko_zero on April 23rd, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm exhausted and my internet time is currently being monitored by parents (they say I need to get out more, ugh) so I'm afraid this isn't a very good reply to your awesome-possum entry, but I feel the desperate need to come and pester you. It's been so long since I did it last!

I love the word. I shall endeavour to use it regularly. =3

Awww, sweetheart, evil weather, possible "cold-of-death" and lack of Peeps?! *huggles* Oh, my dear... *sympathy-sympathy*

... Are Peeps nice, by the way? I don't think we have them here. Yes, it is indeed sick and wrong, but we are British and therefore (supposedly) above your immature bird-shaped candies. =P ... So, are they good? Do I want them? *curious face*

Fangirl joy is definately one of the best kinds. ♥ That sort of thing always makes me so very happy, for many reasons, but the fangirl part is always the most enthusiastic. =]

Best of luck with the Swedish and the lovely Milton professor and the epically awesome sounding class (memo to self; READ THOSE BOOKS NAO DAMMIT), m'dear!

Love you! *huggles and ♥*
Vitamin C: Merlintierfal on April 24th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
*looks accusingly at your parents*

I think I should slip it into normal conversation someday just for the looks on people's faces. :P

*hugs* I'm making do, as it were. XD

Hee, um, Peeps are... well, if you like marshmallow, you'd probably like them. XD They're really just marshmallows, in shapes, covered in sugar. XD

And PSH you British people are way too good for our shitty American candy, honestly. 8D No, jenwryn has noted on multiple occasions that American candy is WAY sweeter than what most of the world is accustomed to, which is probably slightly alarming. XD

Yes indeeeed. ♥

Thank you! :D And I love you toooo, darling! ^^ ♥
Rex: DN - matt + near +puzzleicequeenrex on April 24th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Except the yaoi fangirls like me, who start smiling to themselves.

Uhm...I was one of them as soon as you mentioned two cute boys holding hands...X3 Hey, Happy Yaoi Fangirls right? 8D

And ooh to your book list!! YAY! I read Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro aaaaages ago, but not the one you've mentioned. Still, Orwell and Atwood are pretty damn awesome! :D

And yay to Swedish! I can possible help you later on since I can kinda speak Danish, therefore am able to sort-of-kind-of-accents-mixed-up understand Swedish XD

And...no to hot weather please...>___>
Vitamin C: Neartierfal on April 25th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
Heee, we yaoi fangirls are (a) predictable and (b) easy to please, both of which are probably good things! XD

*waves arms* BOOOKS are happy-making. XD

SWEET!! You will be my Super-Special-Awesome Resource. 8D Especially since... eltea could help me with French, but in the Scandanavian language arena, I'm pretty much on my own among my RL acquaintances. XD

I KNOW RIGHT. -___-' Now it's mostly just windy as all hell. XD
Rexicequeenrex on April 25th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Haha, I've taken French for more than seven years and still can't speak it well at all. I guess it's because I started, moved, started again, moved again, got sick of it and just gave up because I wasn't getting anywhere. XD

Wind is cool. I like wind; at least it blows the heat away. :P
(Anonymous) on April 26th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I've taken... well, French 1 was divided into two years, and I took a break between high school and then taking more last semester, and... my accent sucks, and my vocabulary's still kind of limited, but I'd like to think it wasn't a total waste of time...? XD

idk, French lol. XD

Me too! XD And much for the same reason. XD
Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on April 26th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Umm... that was me... I was signed in... LJ lies. XD
Rex: DN - matt + nearicequeenrex on April 26th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
D8 It's a conspiracy against us!!

I dunno, I love French and I can speak more than I think I can, it's just that I guess I've become bored of it over the years and therefore enjoy trying out others instead. XD