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Sickle's Random Points of Random: Read more... )

Meme: The 28th GIF in your folder is our new president. How screwed are we? Read more... )

Meme: Cross off the things you've done: Read more... )

Meme: Bold What's True: Read more... )

Meme: Ask some invasive questions: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Wikipedia, "Loneliness", here
A person who feels lonely regardless of if she is at a family gathering, with friends, or alone is experiencing chronic loneliness. It does not matter what goes on in the surrounding environment, the experience of loneliness is always there.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
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Sherlock: Read more... )
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Random: Read more... )


* Marshall McLuhan
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
Things I want to learn how to do: Read more... )

Sickle's Television Schedule: Read more... )


Quote of the Day: Tupac Shakur, "Keep Ya Head Up"
Since we all came from a woman, got our name from a woman, and our game from a woman, I wonder why we take from women, why we rape our women, do we hate our women? I think its time we killed for our women, be real to our women, try to heal our women, 'cause if we dont we'll have a race of babies that will hate the ladies, who make the babies. And since a man can't make one he has no right to tell a women when and where to create one.

Links of the Day:
Random: Read more... )


* Hartmanncara, here
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Sickle's Random Tid-Bits:
  • I finally watched an episode of Battlestar Galactica, which I've been meaning to watch in full for ages. Obviously it was a Mark Sheppard episode - 3x18, "The Son Also Rises" - and he was basically the reason I watched it. And, it turns out, the only reason I liked it.

    Sure, I was jumping smack in the middle of the third season with only a basic knowledge of the whole series' storyline, but I didn't enjoy it because I got lost. And it wasn't because I didn't feel for the characters, because I did, for some, even without knowing their life history. I don't know, I think it was just all the politics and intrigue and all that type of happenings that made me not like it, because I've figured out that that is just not my genre. Thrillers and spies and politics - even if they are in space! - just isn't my thing.

    But that said, it really is a good show. Good pacing, good look, excellent writing. And by that I mean I absolutely adored all of Romo Lampkin [Mark Sheppard]'s speeches. His character had a slight Irish lilt to it, which was charming once I actually figured out what accent it was I was hearing - because previous to that I was just all ears going, "What? What accent is that? Where is that from? Is that, what?"

    I actually had to extract some of his speeches and made them into MP3s (wanna listen?) because I just loved them so much. Mark, damnit, do audiobooks.

    So in sum, I'll be watching more BSG, but only the kind with Mark Sheppard in it, until and if I get hooked on it and want to watch the whole thing.

    Oh, and on a completely different not, the president? Couldn't keep her apart from Doctor Who's Sarah Jane Smith in my head. I'm okay with that.

  • The newspaper did an article on prostitution zones in Rome, and so I learned that there are two zones in my neighbourhood. There's seven women right around our place - which doesn't surprise me, as I knew of five and actually walk by their hang-out place which is a little park every day to and from work - and some twenty-one a bit farther away - coincidently, where one night my mother and I were walking and were called at from a car and we knew they'd mistaken us for prostitutes. So that makes almost thirty prostitutes right in my area. Huh.

  • One of my co-workers, who's camping out at a friend's place until he can find one of his own, got robbed. In his apartment. At night. While he was sleeping. Someone ninjaed in through an open second-story window and took his friend's TV, his iPhone and wallet. Apart from being freaked the fuck out over someone being in his house while he's sleeping, he didn't have a dime on him. He went to his folk's for the weekend, to recover a bit until he could move in to his new place. The worst thing? This is totally not an unheard of or even uncommon thing in Rome.

  • I just realized today that it's going to be ten years since I graduated from highschool and started university, and I've got a friend who's at that stage right now. (The best thing? We're both like, "What age difference?") Ah, squishy ♥ And since it's that season, there's a few Tumblr things about starting university which mean a lot because I can remeber it all happening, and because I'm seeing it happening to my squishy. So this.


Supernatural Season 7 Promo-Spoilers: One tiny little screencap of squee )


GIF Meme: You're stuck in an elevator...: Read more... )

Quote of the Day: Sneebs
It's better to belong where you don't belong than not to belong where you used to belong, remembering when you used to belong there.


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Firefly: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Terry Pratchett
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
When Google Fails Me: I'm setting up a pdf of a selection of my stories for my supervisor, and working through author's notes, adding links and so on. In one chapter of a story, I reference a [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes - or possibly a comment on a [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes, which, yay.
[livejournal.com profile] ultra_lilac: People should never be baked into pies, you monster! The pastry overpowers the delicate bouquet of flavours in human flesh!

Goddamnit, I can't find it on the internet to put in the url. This is driving me crazy! (Yes, I am that nitpicky.) I figured out that the quote has to be older than December 2005, but any googles give me only my own post about it. So after having skimmed through half of 2005, I'm going to start at the begininng (2002) and head on from there. I will find it even if it kills me. Grr.

Sickle's Rant: How to Feel Underappreciated with Just Two Brief Emails: Read more... )

Sickle's Review of Charlaine Harris' Grave Sight (Audiobook), Chapters 1-4 Read more... )

Sickle's Review of The Land of Painted Caves, Chapter 1: Read more... )

Sickle's Review of Grey's Anatomy, "Song Beneath the Song" (7x18): Read more... )

Sickle's Review of Paranormal Activity 2: Read more... )

Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 17: Character you would never put your close friend in a room with, unless they had done something to make you really hate them. Read more... )

Day 18: Character you most think would make a great parent (father if you are female, mother if you are male). Read more... )

Day 19: Listen to the last ballad you remember hearing. Which character does it most remind you of? Read more... )

Day 20: Pick three favourite characters, each of them apearing currently in a different fandom. One of them has to be killed off from the current fandom you like them in, one of them has to become the star of their fandom, and the other has to be written out completely to never have appeared at all. You decide. Read more... )

Day 21: Character you'd most like to be for a day. Read more... )

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] kambriel, here
Let the things you've suffered, endured, survived show.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Charlaine Harris, From Dead to Worse
bending_sickle: (But I won't like it)
Yesterday's meet-and-greet at Organization went well, even if my brain flatlined a few times and I found myself unable to string words together without stumbling over them. Apparently talking to someone I don't know makes me forget grammar and vocabulary in any language now. The person I spoke with gave me some suggestions - basically just to email people directly involved in projects I'd be interested in, saying, "hi! I'm here! if you ever need anyone! hi!" - and will circulate my CV around.

Today there was a nation-wide transportation strike, which meant I woke up an hour early to catch the last metro and waiting outside in the cold until I could get in the office. I started writing an SPN fic while I was at it, because apparently I can't finish fics. *sigh* Then, to get home, I decided to walk the hour back instead of wait around for four hours for the metro to start up again for a brief shining moment, or try and squeeze into any available bus and take three hours to get home like last time.

The rest of the day I spent working on a variety of fannish projects and watching Dharma and Greg. I was going to watch Paranormal Activity 2 tonight, but I figure it's a touch too late for that now.

In other news, my right eyelid's been twitching on and off for the whole day now, and it's really annoying. The Internet says I probably need more sleep, less caffeine, or less stress, to which I say, fat chance.


Picspam: Misfits' Iwan Rheon guest starring in Grandma's House, and Simon Amstell crushing on him adorably: Read more... )


Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 13: Form of transportation from a fandom that you wish you had yourself. Read more... )

Day 14: Fandom home you wish you lived in yourself. Read more... )

Day 15: Fandom location you’d most like to visit, even though you couldn’t meet the characters. Read more... )

Day 16: Character you’d most like to steal underwear from. Read more... )


Quote of the Day: Unnamed Professor of Pharmacology, here
In the early 1900s, Bayer, the same company that makes your aspirin, advertised diacetylmorphine as the first non-addictive form of morphine. Today, we call it heroin.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
I'm slowly working my way through my WIPs. For example, I finally installed a video editing programme which is better than Windows Movie Maker and, hopefully, will not freeze everytime I look at it. The installation went by without a hitch, but now there's the problem that I have no idea how to use it. Instantly intuitive, it is not. For the moment, I'm going to stick with WMM because I finally have the omgworkonfanvideeee bug back, but I will, eventually, learn how to use the new programme. Once that's utterly dominated, I will be able to make a wee dent in my gigantic To-Do fanvid list. So while no progress was actually made, I've re-re-replanned out the last few verses and who knows, I might actually work on a line sometime this week. I will finish that bastard even if it's on my 90th birthday!

The muse for the written word continues to be MIA, but I'm making good progress on the screencapping-and-snarking project for Friday 13th. Yay progress! (Well, progress is easy when all you do is resize and adjust contrast, but still.)

What I have accomplished, however, is watching a lot of television and film. For example, I watched all of Dharma and Greg's season 2, and now I'm whipping thrugh Grandma's House because Simon Amstell is adorable and that's pretty all that passes through my head as I watch it. Oh, Simon, listen to your mum! Get back on Nevermind the Buzzcocks!

Also watched was Waitress which was very good, a bit sad, had VERY GOOD PIE OMG, and was completely misrepresented by the trailer. (Light romantic comedy my ass!) It's made quite a bit sadder by the fact that the director, writer and co-star was murdered shortly after.

Oh, and I finally got paid for the Actual Proper Work I did in January. I has bling! ...I has no plans for said bling.

Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme:

Day 6: Character that you feel would not get along with you in reality, whatsoever. Read more... )

Day 7: Character that you know must be good in bed, even if you wouldn’t sleep with them. Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Misfits: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Oscar Wilde
bending_sickle: (OMG)
OMG! Aslksldfkj! Guess who's in the preview for Secret Diary of a Call Girl for next week! Misfits' very own, Iwan Rheon! Lookit! And he's a client! Read more... )


Meme: 30-Day Fandom vs. Personal Meme: Read more... )


* Secret Diary of a Call Girl
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
I've recently zipped through Dharma and Greg's Season 1, because light-hearted comedy about nice people who love each other is perfect and just what one needs sometimes. Strange to think that the season is 14 years old now...

At the end of each episode, the executive producer Chuck Lore would leave a little text tid-bit for the pause-button quick. They're lovely little musings, totalling 13, and can be found below. Enjoy.



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* Greg, Dharma and Greg
bending_sickle: (Invisible?)
...gnah. Playing catch-up is just down-right cruel. Since I'm all maxed-out and couldn't string together a sentence even if you hamsters on a flying saucer would be wicked cool I'm going to aerodynamic bumblebees don't exist just leave the Links of the Day here along with some there should be a name for the fear of snapping your neck memes and other things of the day.

Oh, and Supernatural's "The French Mistake" was brilliant and hilarious and had second-hand embarrassment and why didn't I like Misha in it?!? That's as coherent as I can be for now.

Also, why didn't anyone tell me that Misfits was all up in the science fiction and fantasy and people with ~*powers*~ zone? That's my cup of tea!

Also also? Brain won't write, but damn will it come up with images I can't bloody draw.

Meme: What colour is your rainbow?: Read more... )

Meme: What animal is your Golden Compass daemon? Read more... )

Meme: Good Things:
Day 22: Palermo & crostata! & the best candied orange slice I've ever had!
Day 23: Palermo & Manuale d'amore 3!
Day 24: Palermo & cannoli!
Day 25: Supernatural made me LOL for real :D
Day 26: The sister of a friend of my mother's said there was an opening at her company, so I spoke to her and sent her my CV.
Day 27: I sent out 4 CVs!
Day 28: I sent out 10 CVs!

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] emerald_embers, here
Holding a small furry animal close to your chest is the closest to being God you will ever get. I love it.

and here
Today a customer casually chatted to me about his boyfriend while we were fixing his broadband fault. Earlier this week another customer mentioned that her girlfriend's computer was connecting fine though her own wasn't.

As a society we still have a lot of improvements to make, but the fact that there are people who feel safe enough mentioning their same sex relationships in conversation with a complete stranger means that there's no doubt about it, there have been improvements since I was a kid. And that's a good, comforting sign, even if those improvements are taking more time than they should <3.

Video of the Day: Rammstein music video (with cartoons) XD Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Heroes: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Kin Hubbard
bending_sickle: (But I won't like it)
Today was sprinkled with suck, apparently. Consider that it started with my not getting out of the elevator at warp speed, so that it flew right back up to the very top floor when a neighbour rang it. "But I saw the button go dark," he said, referring to the "I'm free! Call me!" button. Yeah, but dude, you have to give me time to get out once the elevator lands.

Then there was work. Work was frustrating because I'm editing the format of a bunch of articles for a collection, and by gods are the articles in some serious need of formatting. Some only give half their references, others throw in copy/pasted lists, and still others decide that one-line paragraphs are teh awesome. Why can't people do things right the first time, or at least be consistent in their own article?

But that wasn't it, either. The office is cold. Like, very cold. Like, I wear wool sweaters and fingerless gloves and sit next to the portable radiator while the heater is rumbling on in the background. That's cold. But my co-worker - the substitute secretary who's from round-about my generation - insists on forgetting to close the door behind her whenever she leaves the room. Rant is ranty )


Also, my mother's back, as I might have mentioned, and we're back to me sucking and me not being able to breathe without being a rude daughter and obviously not even trying to get out of a house I'm just leeching off of which I am trying to keep my head together and not die a little support would be nice. Oh look, another rant. )


I think you can see why I'm not really up to posting or writing or anything at all these days. Like, I have a queue list on YouTube from October, and a fanfic I haven't touched in almost four months, and fanmixes that have been live for two months and still haven't been pimped, and it took me like two weeks to revise my CV and rant continues )

AND I KEEP GETTING SPAM COMMENTS ON MONTHS-OLD LIVEJOURNAL POSTS WTF.


Meme: Good Things:

Day 13: I had the house to myself for the almost-three hours between internship and German. Also, there were cookies.
Day 14: I watched New Moon with Rifftrax. What, it made ma laugh.
Day 15: ...I'm going to watch John Simm and Philip Glenister and other people be awesome on mad Dogs 1x02 and it will be good.

Quote of the Day: [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda quotes her mother, here
"Your job," she says, "is to call for help."

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda, Twilight in Fifteen Minutes
bending_sickle: (Fangirling)
Meme: Good Things:

Day 4 - Thing 1: OMG. Aadslkfjsoefj! Slkdjfgosierf! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!




Thing 2: My internship supervisor brought me something from Argentina! Read more... )

Thing 3: Pillars of the Earth Parts 2 and 3 and the sexy, sexy men it has. Cut for teh overpowering smexyness )

Thing 4: I edited my CV! WHOOT WHOOT, MOTHER-LOVERS! Whoot the shit out of that thing \o/


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Awesome!)
Chances are I'll finish Nanowrimo this weekend \o/ And I know what scene I'm going to finish it with! (Even though I don't quite know how I'm going to end it.) Basically, there's just some Comfort to balance out all the Hurt and a little dream sequence of a Happy Ending, because they sure as hell ain't getting it in real life. Fictional life. Whatev'.

In other news, there's been no Castle, Grey's Anatomy or, I'm assuming, Supernatural to squee over this week. Damned Thanksgiving Week hiatus!

Also, I was listening to the audio of Misha's panel at the Asylum Convention, and for the first ten minutes I had to fight my brain. It kept telling me I was listening to Patrick Dempsey (i.e McDreamy) instead of Misha (i.e. McSnarky or just plain McAwesome). This was very distracting and strange and it doesn't help that I still think they do sound alike.

This has left me with the strange desire to rewatch Blonde, "the perv edition" (i.e. the heavily edited-down version with only the This Is relevant to My Interests clips left in), with Patrick Dempsey and Jensen Ackles as Marylin Monroe's simultaneous (douchebag) lovers. You can see why fans would want the perv edition ;)


Quote of the Day polikia22u, here
Look at your comment, now back to mine. Now back at your comment. Now back to mine. Sadly it isn't mine, but if you stopped trolling and started posting legitimate comments it could look like mine. Look down, back up. Where are you? You're scrolling through comments, writing the comment your comment could look like. What did you post? Back at mine. It's a reply saying something you want to hear. Look again the reply is now diamonds. Anything is possible when you think before you post. I'm on a horse.

Meme - Very Good Taste's 100 Foods Everyone Should Try Read more... )

Meme - Let's Talk About Stories (aka. ask me stuff!) via [livejournal.com profile] lienne Read more... )

40 Days of Supernatural Meme: Day 39 - If you were a director who you would like to direct (Jared or Jensen) and what kind of movie? Read more... )

Excerpt )



46749 / 50000 words. 93% done!


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
The Walking Dead: Read more... )
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* [livejournal.com profile] emerald_embers, Livejournal Subtitle
bending_sickle: (Now time for the weather)
ZOMG. *flops about in exhaustion* I'm back. I'm all caught up on the flisters except for the [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter. I'm still behind on the lengthly replies of emails. I'm behind in Supernatural squeage, although I watched it last night. I'm also behind in the psotage of photos and recounting of tourism exploits, but that's going to be ages yet. I'm just going to post this before everything explodes.

Yesterday - back when "yesterday" was still Thursday - I saw there was this Supernatural/True Blood crossover fanvid for Sam/Eric and at first I was all o.0 and "that wouldn't work" and "dude, it's Eric," and then I was all 0.0 because hello, demon blood and on nom nom and ZOMG YES. So now I kinda sort need fanfic. *sigh* ETA: And then, on Friday, I realized I had to write said fic. Also pending.

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Common expression
bending_sickle: (Default)
- Remember how I said I've never made a fandom fanmix? Yeah, that was me completely forgetting Soemthing's Not Right for Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). Which, I've just realized, totally fails at not having Tom Wait's What's He Building In There?

- As for jobhunting? I can't do this anymore. It's been months and months and all I've gotten is one writing test request and one interview and nothing now for ages. Read more... )

- I've finished Grey's Anatomy Season 6 - oh, my heart - and I'm still miffed at the Emmy's for spoiling the penultimate episode by showing the scene where Character verbs Character. *shakes fist*

- Life still sucks. My (unpaid, dead-end, at-least-I'm-doing-something) translation internship resumes tomorrow.

Have some photographs!

Villa Borghese: Read more... )


Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Human Target: Read more... )
Sherlock: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Livejournal Shenanigans: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* The National, "Mistake for Strangers"
bending_sickle: (Obsessive)
Television Shows I Want to Watch in Their Entirety: Read more... )

Television Shows I Want to Watch Most Of: Read more... )


* Lee Lovigner
bending_sickle: (Default)
I'm a bit hooked on Echo Bazaar :D I'm a bit frustrated with the waiting for new actions thing, but I'm slowly working on getting my skills up. Oh, and I finally realized that I wasn't wearing the dress I'd bought, or had my weasel alongside me. Oops.

In other news, I finally went to my ex-Italian-class school and asked for my "Whoot, you passed the course!" diploma, which I'll have to pick up tomorrow.

Also, I'm reading Howard's End (a tad meh and slow, but alright) and listening to How to Ride a Dragon Storm, which is book number gods-know, but I'm not lost. Also, it's read by David Tennant, which is awesome. I really ought to watch How to Tame Your Dragon.

30 Days of Doctor Who: Day 02 – Your Favourite Classic Series Episode Read more... )

30 Days of Supernatural Meme: Day 2 - Your least favorite character Read more... )

40 Days of Supernatural Meme: Day 2 - Which season has your favorite storyarc? Read more... )

Links of the Day:
Supernatural: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
True Blood: Read more... )
Other Fandom: Read more... )
Multifandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Echo Bazaar
bending_sickle: (Samndean)
Today I signed up for a week-long ski trip with the international students, because it would be good for me to be social, and I'll never again have the opportunity for an event that cheap, and because my parents think I should.

Skiing scares the shit out of me, I'll have to say. It's the speed and the thought of falling downhill, like there's a precipice at the end of the hill and I'm just going to fall off. I can ski decently well, but it feels a bit like I'm about to freakin' die of fear.

The fear of speed is a lovely little psychological scar from the time I was riding a particular bastard of a horse Read more... ) So that's why the sensation of speed freaks me out, and why I don't quite enjoy skiing. But I've signed up and I'm going to go and hopefully make friends and have people to hang out with for a week somewhere in France. And two days after that, in March, I'm hopping over to Rome again, because I've got to experience Easter Mass with the Pope and all that jazz.


Apart from that, I've skimmed through 420 job placements in the biology section of a search page, eaten cake, watched Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and failed at life.


I was trolling through my old entries yesterday looking for stuff, when I came across the entry for March 21, 2008 and I realized, with horror and disappointment and defeatism, that I'm at the same place as that post. Almost two years later, and I'm in the same fucking corner.


Meme: Comment to this post and I will tell you a reason why I like you/love you/think you're fucking awesome.

Meme - 30 Days - Day 06 - Whatever tickles your fancy: GIFs )


Video of the Day: Craig Ferguson speaks on his past problems as an alcoholic and why he will not ridicule Britney Spears and her shaved head crisis. Embedded )

Alternatively, a happy animated video of Nom Nom Noms. Embedded )


Links of the Day:

Supernatural: Read more... )
Watchmen: Read more... )
Lost: Read more... )
Random Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* "Loneliness is Better When You're Not Alone", Hello Saferide (listen to it)
bending_sickle: (Awesome)
It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.*


So my graduation has come and gone. I got there half an hour early and waited outside while Important People fiddled with papers. As one of these people walked passed me and into the room, she asked if I was alone. Yeah, it's just me. I could hear them a bit later, saying how I was helemaal alleen** and I felt just awful about it, not having a single soul present with me. Any friend I might have had at the graduation was out of the country - including Willy - as were my parents and brother, and my supervisors were also out of the country and my program supervisor had gotten fired last year during the department's Epic Shrinkage.

There were three people seated at a long table and I sat across from them in a chair, a bit like this (but in a nicer room, with less space away from the table and with no drugs anywhere). The guy in the middle read out a little speech about the program I'd done and my average grade and how he was "delighted" (yes, with air quotes*** and all) to give me the diploma.

But first, Maarten (the prof' who'd helped me with the ArcGIS program) had a few words prepared, which he read out, mainly detailing what I'd done, just listing it out and the like. There were brief references to anecdotes or somesuch and a few comments on myself as a student and as a person. Then he read out a bit that my supervisor had sent, which was totally unexpected and really sweet of him. Then I got my papers, signed the giant Guest Graduate Book.

Then Maarten accompanied me to the Sweating Room (where students used to wait before their exams) to add my signature onto the wall amongst the thousands of others (including, protected behind clear plastic, those of the Queen, a few Princes, Mandela and Churchill). The walls were packed. Maarten took a couple pics, which was very sweet of him - I'll post 'em when I get 'em.

He then invited me for a coffee, seeing as I had absolutely no one. Pity coffee, I can has. But it was, again, very sweet of him and I actually had a good time talking with him for an hour and a half. He even gave me a graduation gift! A frame photograph of Amboseli with Kilimanjaro in the background, taken from the Observation Hill and overlooking the swamp and incoming elephants. (Yes, I know exactly where it was taken.) I am just blown over by his kindness. I have no idea what I would've done instead - wandered around like a sad wet wraith, I guess.

Photographs! )


Video of the Day: David Usher, "Kill the Lights" - Words! Everywhere, pretty words! Embedded )


Quote of the Day: The Zoo Gang (1985) - Part 1 here
If this is legal, the law sucks!


Links of the Day:

Supernatural: Read more... )
John Simm: Read more... )
Watchmen: Read more... )
Random Fandom: Read more... )
Random: Read more... )


* Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
** Completely alone.
*** Not actual word air-quoted, but one similar. My memory fails me.
bending_sickle: (For fuck's sake)
Current Life in Sickledom: Sucktastic. Still not finding anything in my field, or anything I'd be qualified for. No panic today, but then also less work done. Trying to put shoulder to the wheel, but am lacking in carrot-onna-stick to help me do so. In sum: argh.

Video of the Day: Opening for the (fake) Watchmen Saturday morning cartoon series. - Oh my gods, it's hilariously aweful. Although Eddie/Laurie DO NOT WANT. See? I do have an incest squick. It just..has low walls. Embedded )


Links of the Day:

Life on Mars / Ashes to Ashes: Read more... )
Watchmen: Read more... )
Doctor Who: Read more... )
Firefly Read more... )
Supernatural: Read more... )
Random Fandom: Lost, Hercules, House, La Femme Nikita, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney )
Random: Read more... )


* Mort, TPratchett
bending_sickle: (Booyah - SPN)
Status Report: Gods bless antibiotics!

I woke up with my heart racing because my phone was ringing (shock, I know). It was mom, being all, "I has money for phone! But I can not spend monies, so bye!"

Then I made an appointment for the emergency weekend doctor, Read more... )

So off to my pharmacy which was...closed. Permanently. So off to a - ooh, I can't think of the word now, not-pharmacy, Jean Coutu without the prescription meds sort of place - to ask for directions, then a wait then pills. \o/

Then I bought terribly greasy food at the market (like, "Oh my gods, I feel so ill, let me never eat that again," greasy, no matter that it's fish), had lunch, and crawled into bed.

Cue Grey's Anatomy marathon. Whilst crying, because that show has yet made an episode that will not make me cry. Honestly, I'm just watching Season 2 for the Jeffrey Dean Morgan scenes, which will be awesome. And someday I'll need to re-watch PS: I Love You because holy gods, JDM and Irish accents!

At the moment I feel like I've chewed out the inner lining of my lower lip, have a headache (still) and am hungry yet nauseaus (stupid greasy food). Sushi! And Dollhouse! Then back to Grey's Anatomy, with knitting, and another pill just before sleep. Ah, medicine, how I love thee.


* Grey's Anatomy

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