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15 April 2008 @ 08:33 pm
Divers and Sundry Items  
Assortment of WHAT, you ask?  Why, of useless tidbits regarding Tierfal's day, of course!

Happy Ides of April. :D

I. Writing

Not all that much to report... Got a small idea for a melancholy Dramione in my head while I had an hour to myself (after finishing my midterm frighteningly early, of course), then decided as I started that maybe I shouldn't mention any names, which would mean that I could claim it as original fiction, allowed it to progress that way and diverge from the Dramione base a bit more, and then... decided that I didn't like it that much.  It's not terrible; just kind of mediocre.  I think I'll probably just leave it in my notebook there, and someday when I'm dead or otherwise incapacitated, someone will rifle through said notebook, read it, and be like, "My GOD, this is brill... actually, it's kind of mediocre."

On the Script Frenzy front, it took me until today to realize that I have been doing something typically Tierfal: reducing the 3.333 pages necessary per day to a round three.  Ergo I realized today that, while I am by my formula ahead, those thirds of pages have now added up, such that it is halfway through the month, and I am three pages behind.  This is not irreparable damage by any means, but it amuses me immensely.  I am SUCH an English major.

I need to learn how to write original fiction again.  Huh.

II. Music.

NEW CANDIDATE FOR MOST AMAZING SONG EVARRRRRR: The Safety Dance

You've probably heard it and don't know what it is.  I have had it stuck in my head all day.  It makes me want to get up and commence dancing around the room without much regard for how it looks.  Or much skill.

Also, Wikipedia would have me know that the dwarf dude (are we supposed to call them 'little people'?  I swear they changed that, but I can't keep track of the PC terms for the life of me...) operated Jabba the Hutt's tail in "Star Wars."  NOW YOU KNOW.

Also also, I want to run my fingers through Ivan Doroschuk's hair.  PRETTIES.  Mostly I think I just want to be transported into this video, such that I can frolic around its supersaturated world, at which point I can dance if I want to.  And NO ONE can STOP ME.

III. Assorted Other Media

Now that that stupid midterm has worn itself out, I'll have two weeks or so of relative quiet before the final papers and then the actual finals kick in.  So, other than, you know, the usual insufferable busy work, the paper rough draft I'm a third of the way through, all the books I've put aside and BSed discussions of, and the observation project for astronomy, which I think is a substantial portion of my grade, and which I fail at because I suck at finding Mars and am generally too lazy to try in the first place.  This does not look good for our hero.

I'm considering actually reading a book for the first time in eons.  I read The Golden Compass the first week of school, and I still haven't read the second one.  Shame on me.  Maybe I'll be brave and crack it open, come what may.

I had another medium that was supposed to go here, and I forget what it was.  Oh, the failure.  Dang, I think it was cool.  I lose.  I have a couple of useless treatises in reserve, but I'll save those for a treatise post sometime or something.

I am beginning to worry that I have a sugar, and in particular, candy problem; yesterday, I spent a fair amount of the day actively wondering when I was next going to get chocolate.  Did the same thing over the weekend, except that I made a great deal of trips to the basket with leftover Easter things.  Back and forth.  This is addictive behavior.  I'm getting clinical.  Oh, dear.  Oh, dear, dear, dear.
 
 
 
Marm: Thomasmarmaladefever on April 16th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
I. I don't know what script frenzy is. Alas.

II. I always thought he was saying, "Save the dance!" It's safety dance? Dude! And that was, like, the coolest music video ever!

III. My sister read The Golden Compass series and complained about how it had a really horrible, depressing message.

As a fellow English major, I'll tell you that the only non-school reading I get done during the school year is fanfiction. I don't think we're meant to have time to read. It's an oxymoron. We who love to read cannot. But if you have time and have not already, read Twilight! So good! I read the first three books in one week over Winter break and preordered the fourth.
Vitamin C: Blue Rosetierfal on April 16th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
I. Script Frenzy is the wondrously stupid counterpart to National Novel Writing Month. The idea is that you challenge yourself to write a hundred-page script in the month of April. :D

II. I had it randomly stuck in my head in the shower the other day, then I found it on YouTube, and since then, I've been partying it up like nobody's business...

III. Odd that your sister should say that. Admittedly I've only read the first one thus far, but it seems to me that the message is something along the lines of "Think for yourself." o_o

Yeah, once I finish (sometimes) all the school reading, I usually don't want to read anything else...

I read a bit of the beginning and a bit from the middle of Twilight, and I really didn't like the characters, didn't like the prose, and was just generally underwhelmed. Which is something that it's intimidating to say for fear of getting mobbed and devoured by fangirls....
Marmmarmaladefever on April 17th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
I. Aha. I gotcha.

II. I think she said that it doesn't become apparent until you reach the end of the series.

III. (Mobs and devours you.) j/k To each her own, I say.
Eltea: Treeeltea on April 17th, 2008 07:44 am (UTC)
I. ^_^!

II. ^_^!!!

III. The ending is not a fairytale, picture-perfect one, but I wouldn’t really call it depressing and would never call it horrible. But it’s the kind of ending that you hate until you accept that it makes sense. :/ I really don’t want to spoil it, but there’s another fantasy story whose ending was quite similar that I know you liked a great deal. :)

And I’m sorry to all the Twilight fans out there, but I gave up on it too, and I have to say - PERCY JACKSON IS WAY COOLER.

<3
Ellie: Edward...turtlecaptjackspeanut on April 16th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Lol. You and Draco can join a group for your chocolate problem...though I would probably be there too.

I've been procrastinating more now that my history paper is done and in the professor's hand. It's horrible I know, but it's sunny outside and that's rare here.

3 pages really isn't that bad to be behind...I hate when I get lazy about how many pages I should be writing for things and go...nah, I've got time. *smacks forehead*

Fanfiction will be the death of me. I read for 3 different fandoms, then normal books and then school books. It's amazing I can do anything at all.
Vitamin C: Trust Metierfal on April 16th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
If you happen across a support group, let me know; I'll need it. :P

I have become a MASTER of procrastination. And I used to be such a good student, too...

By a feat of amazing not-doing-homework-ness, I actually caught up after I posted this entry. Yay for no homework. :P

I'm pretty impressed with your reading skills, no lie. :D
Elliecaptjackspeanut on April 16th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I read so much to the point that I have no idea what is going on in the real world...not that I want to.

I am glad you got caught up. Yayness for no homework!