Laughter and books make life a little easier

So, what’s up?

Hi everyone. This is a new – I hesitate to say regular – feature. It will give me the opportunity to post updates about things that happened to me or to other people away from the cartoon updates. It can also serve as a platform for me to share an opinion about something that happened in the world, if such an opportunity arises. I’m doing this on weekends, separately from the normal cartoon updates, on purpose so that people who are more interested in the laughter can skip these personal posts and those who are maybe more interested in text posts – I don’t know if there are any of you – can read these at their leisure. So welcome to…

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This time I’m just going to have a long string of updates, as the blog has been a bit abandoned of late and I thought I’d share some pictures of what happened. They’re all of books, don’t get too excited. Every one of these updates won’t be as personal as this, but let’s start off on a human note. In a way, it may also have been inspired by the Noon Photoproject that I did during March. You might have seen me doing it. I got used to regularly updating stuff and I want to continue it.

But let’s go back to the end of March, when I stopped blogging. Since then… It has not been a good two weeks. Or however many weeks it’s been now. But, you know, the thing about bad weeks is that they pass. The easiest way of updating is going into my social media and check what I had to say, rather than type huge block of text.

My being-not-impressed-ness started when Goodreads made their big announcement. You know I don’t like Amazon while Goodreads is one of my favourite websites. I don’t want Amazon messing that up.

I felt slightly better after reading that article in the above tweet. But I still don’t trust them.

31 March

Editing my Shakespeare assignment. It wasn’t that clean anymore after I’d done with it.

On the third of April, it was graduation. It was boring, the chairs were uncomfortable and I was cold. But it was better than I expected. I don’t actually remember my actual moment of graduation – I was completely zoned out on stage fright. I remember hearing the Dean mispronounce my name (but I was expecting him to, so whatefs) and shaking hands with the Vice-Chancellor and then I don’t remember anything really, until I got off the stage again. At least I didn’t trip and my hat didn’t fall off… 😉

Also, I ended up being wrong about the amount of people graduating at the same time. Languages ended up being lumped with Sports and Theology (so yes, everyone who doesn’t matter in today’s world) so there were about 400 graduates eventually. It was kind of funny, because the Theology-faculty wears purple sash-thingies with a purple tassel on the hat while Humanities wears orange. Yep, the hall was filled with horribly clashing colours.
From that stack of books to this assignment

From that stack of books to this assignment. My Shakespeare paper is finished.

I handed in my Shakespeare paper and then promptly got sick. Yeah…

And then being sick meant that I lost two days of writing my next paper. I was starting to get desperate by that Sunday (the paper was due for the Tuesday), as I’d spent two days sleeping the flu off, instead of researching. By that evening I had to admit defeat and decided to ask for an extension.

It actually felt good going back to class.

Too many books.

Too many books to work through.

Even getting the extension I wanted didn’t lessen my frustration with this assignment. Mostly, I just never want to see it ever again.

Incidentally, that dedication says: “To the most high, mighty and magnificent empress renowned for piety, virtue, and all gracious government Elizabeth by the grace of God Queen of England France and Ireland and of Virginia, defender of the Faith, etc. Her most humble servant Edmund Spenser does in all humility dedicate, present and consecrate these his labours to live with the eternity of her fame.” He also didn’t like commas much.

Seriously, world? I was using a headlamp to see my notes and praying that my laptop battery would last. I probably shouldn’t have wasted time by tweeting about it either… We got another cut the next morning as well. Someone had it in for us.

Too many papers

Too many papers. This was later that evening, after the power came on.

My bed was absolutely covered in papers. Yes, I work on my bed. Generally I work on the floor when I have that many papers to refer to, but I was cold.

Assignment, you've just been pwned!

Assignment, you’ve just been pwned!


Finally, it was finished. I also removed all the books, papers and notes from my bed and made a huge stack of them.

Now I never want to see it ever again. I handed it in last Tuesday and I’m so over struggling with that spelling. But I’m probably in the wrong business if I don’t want to struggle with spelling anymore… I don’t know why I always take pictures of my assignments, but I always do. A weird habit, I guess.

And that’s what’s happened since you last heard from me. The most interesting thing that happened to me in that whole time is I got chased by a sprinkler. And that wasn’t very interesting at all. Mostly, it was just embarrassing. After all that writing, I’ve become extremely lazy again this weekend. All that I’ve written in the past two days was this blog post and a fanfiction.

How has your week been?

7 responses

  1. “They’re all of books, don’t get too excited.” Whoa, now. I got all excited because you posted about books!! And those look like a good stack of books, both in size and content! I’m sure you’re probably sick of ’em, but you’re making me kind of jealous and missing my high school days.

    I’ve had a pretty eventful week, but I need to get over my blogging laziness and post about something, so I should probably update there with pictures or… whatever fun stuff I can do. 😛

    April 21, 2013 at 07:33

    • Haha, you’re probably one of the few people who gets excited about stacks of non-fiction library books! They were all of literary analysis, with two history books mixed in, because my annoying assignment was about historical allusions in Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene. I couldn’t even complain about this topic, because I picked it myself! 😛 I certainly miss the amount of work I got in high school, but high school itself? Not so much!
      Yes, and if you make a post I can come comment on everything! That’ll be fun! 🙂

      April 21, 2013 at 19:41

  2. hi elana how are u ????????? yet again u come with something unique ok if u don`t mind i like to suggest u some cartoon series famous in my country one is chota bheem and other one is krishna and balaram since u like cartoons so much . good bye .

    April 25, 2013 at 09:41

    • Thanks for the suggestion, but I don’t like animated cartoons all that much. I like webcomics, actually. I should probably start clarifying that difference.

      April 25, 2013 at 21:24

      • ok i got that .but plzzzzzzzz can u tell me where can i find web comics and download theme for free can u tell me .have a good day

        April 28, 2013 at 13:06

      • I have no idea.

        April 28, 2013 at 21:58

  3. all right then good bye have good day dr word sign out

    May 2, 2013 at 09:14

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