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General Blog #9 - The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had~
by, May 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM (341 Views)
No significance to the title, other than that I'm listening to Mad World at the moment and was stuck for a title for this entry. xD;
SO. Busy busy busy. This happens a lot to me when it comes to blogging: I was going to write this yesterday, but I put it off. So I'm forcing myself to write it now, because if I don't I never will, and I know how heartbroken you would all be if I stopped blogging...after all, I barely post.
Some results for my unit marks came back through the other day...better than anything else I've done so far; if I do a good dissertation (which I intend to) I should be able to get at least a Merit; that's a Master's equivalent of 2:1, for anyone wondering, which is what I was aiming for originally, and was worried I wasn't going to get up to this point because of my dreadful first semester marks, which plunged me into misery and are one of the reasons (albeit a small one) that I took so much time off the forum. I...don't handle failure well. Personal failure; not actual failure. I passed all the units, but I have standards, and the marks were well below my standards.
Anyways, a Distinction (1st) would be wonderful, but...postgrad is HARD. Seriously. But I'm still waiting on three unit results, and I felt the second semester went better than the first (because I was doing subjects I actually wanted to do, not finance for the fifty millionth time) and I've calculated that if I can get 18 marks above the merit borderline across the three of them and then do a REALLY good dissertation, I could scrap a Distinction. That'd make me a very happy bunny. But I'm not getting my hopes up; I'd settle for the Merit. I've just been on edge because of all this, because I got a 1st in my undergrad, so the expectation that I follow suit with the postgrad is there, and it's awful, because there is MASSIVE leap in difficulty between the two.
So, will have to wait and see. Will keep you posted. If I vanish again, assume things went badly. Tomorrow I have a meeting with my supervisor, so I'll sort out stuff with him then. Should be interesting.
Job hunting, which I am currently taking a break from, is...actually quite exciting, weirdly. I see some of these jobs and I know I'm qualified to do them, which lifts my spirits a bit; it means I'm not a total moron. There is an interesting Finance Officer position at King's College London that I intend to apply for as soon as I sort out the application form and whatnot. Commuting to and from London every day sounds like hell, but I really want to get to know the city better and, whilst the money isn't as good as I'd like, for the job it's reasonable. There is a position at Sussex University (which, coincidentally, over half of the people I went to Secondary School with went to) I might consider as well. Whilst I would very much like to teach, I may need to get some practical experience first...get a full-time job, do PhD whilst doing full-time job. Seems like a good bet. Five or six years on that and then I can move on to lecturing...there are a lot of Accounting lecturer positions at the moment. I'm not TOO worried about things right now...I have all of June to find a job before I swallow my pride and sign up for JSA. Maybe. That's an awfully bitter pill to swallow, to be honest.
In the less important aspects of my life:
I've started writing my scripts again. Discussing soft porno Caius Ballad in the shoutbox will do that to you. Or at least, it did it to me. Now I'm writing both scripts simultaneously. I bloody well WILL finish them. Go read them; whether you like or hate XIII, maybe it'll give you a laugh. That's my hope, anyway. I'm no LittleKuriboh, but I do my best with the material and limited creativity that I have.
Finished watching Babylon Five. I NEED to review this series; I can't believe how amazing it turned out to be, arguably the best science fiction series I've seen. Much as I love Stargate, it follows a very predictable pattern...B5 was all over the place; I was in shock when they finished what I thought was going to be the main plot in the third season and then had two seasons of politics which turned out to be even more interesting than the whole Shadow War was. The cast was also excellent, although I have to wonder what the point of Elizabeth Lochley was when she was barely in it. Crusade could have used a proper conclusion, although I believe it was supposed to run for five series and got cancelled...a shame. Galen was epic. About the only thing I didn't like were most of the movies...In The Beginning was good, and River of Souls was fantastic, but the others were pretty crap. Needs must write a proper review...add that to my ever-growing list of things I need to write.
Oh, and I have Atelier Meruru now, and I LOVE it. Even if I am stressed I'm doing a shit job of managing my time and will wind up with a bad ending. I have Totori now (FINALLY; means I can ditch Lias) so all is well. I have no idea how they're calculating friendship in this one, since there are no friendship requests...both Lias and Keina have been in my party for exactly the same amount of time, at identical levels. Keina's friendship is over 50. Lias' is under 30. What the hell? Not that I'm complaining; I adore Keina. There have been more Keina cutscenes than anything else, so maybe it's because of that. I dunno. I don't think this game has individual character endings - thank the gods; Meruru and Totori had one for every damn character - though, so I'm not sure how much use it's going to be. I'm still learning what to do, really...and trying not to fangirl when Filly starts shipping Meruru with Keina. I don't recall her being like this in Atelier Totori. xD
I'll write out a first impressions blog entry for Meruru later. Right now, I need to do some more job hunting...and then watch the next video for my XIII-2 script. I'll try and keep a chapter ahead of schedule so things are consistent...after I write chapters 2 and 3 of XIII-2, I'll write 8 and 9 of XIII, then release 2 and 8, and so on. It's good to keep ahead in case of writer's block. I also need to sort out my RPs...so much to do, so much to do
That's about it. Expect more blogs on other stuff over the next few days.0 Thanks, 0 Likes