Truth

May 31, 2010 at 14:29 (Uncategorized)

You can count on your mother to tell you the truth.

I dropped the flat iron on my shoulder on Saturday afternoon and burnt myself rather seriously – blisters and all.  My mother’s comforting words were ‘you are monumentally clumsy’.

Still looking for work…

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Ignorance is bliss – really…?

May 25, 2010 at 17:04 (Uncategorized)

Some years ago I got a green beanie and I thought it would be really funny to put cat ears on it.  So I did.  But then I started learning Japanese and got into manga.  And that is where I came across kittie girls and boys and now I can’t wear my kittie ears beanie.  I’ve taken the ears off but while they were being removed I couldn’t help thinking of all the times I had worn the beanie and other people had known about kittie girls and boys…

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Publishing

May 24, 2010 at 11:18 (Uncategorized)

I do not think having work published is as simple as throwing some text at an editor.  But it does take a moment to decide which magazine to try.  It is also slightly tricky as I don’t know much about submitting articles or much about publishing in general.  But I finished my exams on Friday which is good – still unemployed which is not so good and so while I endless send out my CV, I’m going to look up some stuff on publishing.

I also need to buy two textbooks this week.  Semester two and third year start on Monday.  Third year – final year.  But next year is the actual final year.

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Four… Three…

May 12, 2010 at 10:08 (Uncategorized)

Some time ago I bought four guppies and put them in a big glass jug.  When I fed them last night there were three.  I’m looking at Ludo for this one.  He drinks water from both the fish bowl and the fish jug.  While he is not keen on getting his paws wet, there is the added factor of the guppies swimming happily to the surface thinking his tongue is somehow food.  In a way it sort of is but not for them.

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The End

May 11, 2010 at 08:35 (Uncategorized)

The end of Alchemist has arrived – June issue of Shounen Gangan, next month’s issue.  I’ve been reading Alchemist since 2004 – six years of highly detailed art, smoothly flowing action panels, clever dialogue, concise yet full plot, excellent characterisation and a epic blend of action, humour, philosophy, fantastic abilities and a touch of romance.

I am going to miss my monthly dose of great manga but I would rather it ended than dragged out or additional chapters added.  End it and it will be good always.  A fair number of television series should follow that line.  This is probably the last time I’m going to say this – I can’t wait for the next chapter!  I had an idea of how I thought it might end but that idea has been crushed – now I just don’t know.

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A little positive…

May 7, 2010 at 13:20 (Uncategorized)

I’m fairly sure I’ve passed this module.  And I’m really hoping that I have.  But I’ve mentally prepared myself for a fail.

I’m feeling strangely detached today.  I think I’m going to eat something crap and sugar laden.  Actually now that I think about, I haven’t had any sugar today and it’s after one, and I’ve been up since six.

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Plagiarism

May 6, 2010 at 14:52 (Uncategorized)

I finally got my assignment for COM2025 [I write tomorrow].  I was told that my lack of citation in my answers ‘points to plagiarism’ and so received no marks for technical presentation.  But not once did I claim the concepts I was writing about as my own – the answers were mine but they were other peoples’ theories and concepts.  This lead me to the thought – every time you answer a question, are you plagiarizing?  Do I have the wrong definition of plagiarism?  I didn’t but it got me thinking about citation in assignment and exams, and more importantly, how is someone suppose to accurately cite something when you don’t [or shouldn’t] have the book on hand?  Author date – no problem [sort of] but page numbers?  And then having to remember all the book details at the end?  I get in a panic just because I’m being tested – I also get into a panic when fighting a Boss but that’s something different.  And then I got thinking, what if it is a closed question?  And if they ask for an opinion answer?  And what if I press ‘square’ instead of ‘triangle’ and waste a healing potion!  Doomed~

I’ve just had so much frustration with this communication module’s lack of  communication, the tiniest things just set me off the edge.  I’m waiting for the day, I can step back from the edge.  And it was kind of funny that as I was looking up plagiarism, my ‘Word of the Day’ email was ‘plagiary’ 😀

EDIT:  I should also add I’m terribly hungry but my mouth is still numb.  On the plus side, it’s pain free.  On the down side it might not be if I chew my tongue instead of my sandwich…

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