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Saturday, July 5th, 2014 08:52 pm[personal profile] verloren1983
verloren1983: (*facepalm*)
- Orientation happened. I got lost approximately 284732979 times, but nevermind. XD It's just going to take a semester (or two, or three, or four) to figure out where the hell everything is, that's all. So that went pretty okay, minus that. Got a few things done that needed to be taken care of, like I have my student ID and my minors have been declared and whatnot.

- There was some angst about class scheduling stuff before orientation, as some of you on Tumblr might've seen, but it's fixed now and I have my schedule. I did put in for six classes, so I just have to decide if I'm keeping that or if I'm going to take one of those off. I'm of two minds on that, really: I do have to take 18 credits one semester, so I might as well get it over with now while I'm not taking any upper level classes. On the other hand, this is a new school with probably higher expectations, so six classes could be way too much for my first semester here. :/ Anyway, I haven't made the chart yet, but classes include Sociology of Gender, Classics of Western Literature, Women Creating Change, Intro to LGBTQ Studies, Intro to English Studies, and Intro to Writing in English Studies. All are things they're either making me take (see: all the English stuff) or count toward the minors. No fluff!

- Finished the first season of Once Upon a Time, and predicted that they jumped the shark really badly. Sure enough, I'm two episodes into the second season and I'm BORED. I'm not even sure why I'm still watching it, actually, aside from pure masochism.

- Also finished season four of MLP (not as amusing as earlier seasons, not gonna lie, but the best episode by far was the one with Flutterbat. :P), and the new season of Free! has started. I don't really have any commentary on that so far that I haven't put other places- mainly that they're openly begging for AU fic with that ED, and they're trying to make me a Haru/Rin shipper. I don't appreciate the last point. I'll be honest here, I'd probably ship it already except a) Haru/Mako, dude; and b) RIn's teeth freak me out. Like, how is he supposed to do stuff without causing unwanted bodily injury? It's a huge DO NOT WANT for me.

- Managed to finish NPT, somehow, even though I mostly left it to the last minute and I really, REALLY shouldn't have. XD But I had a super seekrit someone look over it and apparently it's not completely terrible, so there's that. XD (Man, I wish I'd realized during Shipswap that you can edit fics right up until they go live. I totally could've traumatized Ai with that Nico/Leo thing. XD) So now it's just Hikago Exchange that's due soon, which I actually have two fics half started for, it's just a matter of which one I finish first. XD Oh, and I have a prompt from Tumblr that I'm working on (at last count, it was over 700 words, oops). And all the fic, basically.

- I also lost my ID at some point? :/ I tore my room completely apart, but I didn't find it, so I guess I need a new one. Good news is that I was able to order a new one online in about two minutes because I wasn't changing any information. The wonders of the internet. XD Of course, we all know that now that I've done that, I'll find the old one in a place it shouldn't logically be- a winter jacket or somewhere I've looked ten thousand times already or something else totally insane, but what can you do. XD On the upside, I have my passport card should I need an ID between now and when the replacement arrives in two weeks or so.

- Facebook is so much more trouble than it's worth, honestly. Ugh. I insta-defriended someone from high school the other night after he wrote a horrifyingly sexist rant that I can basically sum up as "not all men, it's women too, it's your own fault if you dress like that, whine whine whine." I guess that's the one good thing about FB showing me comments people make on other people's pages, which is a practice that normally horrifies me on principle.

- Will probably be scarce the next few days- Kelly apparently managed to fuck up her computer, so guess who gets to make it all better when she comes over with it? *sigh*

Aaaaand now back to "Why the fuck am I doing this to myself: Teen Wolf Edition" XD Yes, I've apparently decided to torture myself with this shit again (I'm on episode 3 of season 1), mostly because I have Amazon Student anyway, so I figure I might as well use it more than once a semester. XD

Date: Sunday, July 6th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] februaryfour
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LOL at the traumatizing. XD I'm really glad you can edit fics after posting--I always discover typos on the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth read-throughs... T_T

Date: Sunday, July 6th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] februaryfour
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*patpats* It happens. Sometimes it just takes hold.

Date: Monday, July 7th, 2014 04:41 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] chagrined
chagrined: gd i love this panel (vore bleeding)
I don't think Rin's teeth are intended to like, "actually" be that sharp, I think it's just a stylistic thing since they associate him with a shark and all. So I mean, if you were writing fic that was trying to approximate reality more, obvsly a human being wouldn't have sharp teeth like that anyway so he'd just have normal teeth. I'd only make them weird inhuman shark teeth if the fic were about someone getting their dick bit off or something. (Ahh, my solitary swimming anime kink meme fill!)

Date: Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 08:50 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
qem_chibati: Coloured picture of Killua from hunter x hunter, with the symbol of Qem in the corner. (A cat made from Q, E, M) (Default)
That was my assumption too! Especially since we see Nagisa's teeth do the same when he's mimicing Rin.

Date: Friday, July 11th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] stillskies
stillskies: but don't take love off the table yet (RP [Aisling])
Ugh. Good luck with school. ♥ If you can manage to swing the 18 units this semester, my advice would be do it. Even with that many, most universities are divided by department, so you'll probably be in a central location. But yeah, if you do it now with all lower level? It will make your life so much easier.

As for higher expectations... Depends on the university, I guess. I had thought DU was going to be hard ass, but it was actually easier than the community college I went to. Until capstone. Capstone was hell.

Date: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] stillskies
stillskies: love something that loves me (Hikaru no Go [Hikaru & Akira & Yashiro])
You can do it! :D

The 100 level classes, in my experience, are a walk in the park. If it's the only 100-level you need to take, then taking it with five other classes makes sense. It'll give you that needed break that intro classes provide. Once you hit the 300 and 400 levels, depending on your teachers, it just goes downhill from there. (I may or may not be cynical. The graduating euphoria has already worn off.)

If you know anyone there, ask them what the expectations are. Rate My Professors also has some good info on what the teacher is like in terms of personality and grading. So. ♥♥♥♥

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