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Post Mortem

Thank heaven the term is over. I think my academic motivation tank is running even emptier than usual.

On the bright side - I saw a white rabbit darting across Quad on my way home. And the Gateway's yearly joke issue had me in giggles again. What's there to say? I may be sick of school, but I love this campus. :)

First pair of exams is on Monday - Psych and Number Theory. Nice and easy to get things started. Though really, the only ones I'm really worried about are my Calculus exam and maybe Set Theory. This has really been one of my better semesters since the disaster that was my sophomore year, but that can't quite make up for the fact that I'm really just sick of this whole bloody business. Maybe the break will lift my spirits. I'm sure seeing Kim will do a number on them. And if nothing else, that should be more motivation for me to work even harder and make damned sure that this is my final year as an undergrad.

Of course, should and would build no bridges.

I just heard from my mother - she's booked her bus tickets to leave on the 12th and be back on the...15th, looks like. So I guess I have some cleaning to do in between studying. Only some, though. I've actually done a decent job, with a lot of help (Thanks to Amanda and all my other party guests. :D). Probably because there's a limit to the mess I can make in the house all by myself. :)

Does anyone else find this as amusing as I do? Apparently America's biggest Muslim-bashing TV network (do I really need to tell you which one?) has a Saudi prince as a major shareholder, and said prince does not hesitate to exercise his influence on their editorial decisions. At least in this one rather amusing case.

And yes, I read the Corner at National Review. Blame Andrew Sullivan. I have no problem with conservatives as long as they show evidence of having brains in their heads instead of channeling the millenia-old ghost of Saul of Tarsus. He must really get tired of having all those mouths to talk through.

I want to go see Aeon Flux tomorrow or Thursday (Friday is the LAN party, and I am not missing the LAN party. :) ). Nathan, I know you're interested - when're you free? Anyone else? Yes, I'm told it's no Serenity, but really, how bad could it be? :)

I also want to see Syriana, which I imagine as just my kind of spy movie, but since that opens Friday, it'll have to wait until next week. Pity. Not to mention that I may skip one or the other because of budget concerns and wanting to actually buy some Christmas gifts this year.

And as a parting gift, I leave all of you with this new Nintendo DS game. I think I actually lack words this time, and will have to settle for maniacal laughter. I will only say that this is just one reason why more women designing games can only be heralded as a Good Thing. If only for the sheer novelty value.

-D.

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skloak
Dec. 7th, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
!

Siddig el Fadil is in Syriana! Um, Alexander Siddig. Stupid name changes. I just saw a commercial for that (first time I've seen one; had forgotten about it until now). I hope he plays something where he gets to purr at the camera. I'll have to watch it just for him. He has such a nice purr.

Then there's Pirates 2. I'm not sure about the sequelness, but I'll be watching it anyway. I can ignore the plot (or lack of) if I have to.

And then there's that Smallville ep Anna told me about last week with James Marsters in it.. oh my god, his Rs were terrifyingly fake-sounding, but he's still got *his* purr even without the british accent, and drool.

What? You weren't talking about pretty boys? Silly me.
megami_no_ushi
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
*sniffs* I wanna read the joke issue. Actaully what I really want is for someone to pick up an extra copy of the purity test copy and mail it to me. *hint hint*

And yes the premise of that video game is quite disturbing. By all means let women understand their own sexuality (blah blah blah) but last I checked me reaching orgasm has nothing to do with getting little blue bunnies off.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 7th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
You mean you don't see little blue bunnies? I uh don't either! Really! God, someone save me. I am sick unto death of packing and unpacking. I feel like Scrooge this year, too. Or, alternately Scrooged. Don't be surprised if you see me stapling antlers to some innocent dog. Kethry
generationxwing
Dec. 7th, 2005 08:59 am (UTC)
Wait. Wait. You're -paying- to see Aeon Flux?

The movie that's being called 'Charlize Theron's "Catwoman"'? Poor fool.
skybaby19
Dec. 7th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Your DS Bunny link isn't working anymore... and I don't think it was actually designed by a woman. It appeared in Dose too, and I think a guy invented it. Oh well! I'm not complaining.
evilgetyours
Dec. 7th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
The Getaway this year is fantastic! They really don't spare any details.

*hearts Andrew Sullivan*

Hmm. That new game looks intriguing. Good lord, a bunny?

A very nice update. :) I enjoyed this.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 8th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
This year's Gateway comedy issue was awesome. I especially liked the half-page devoted entirely, for some bizzare reason, to happenings at McGill; seeing the names of people I used to work with at the SSMU re-arranged into comedic zingbusters was a very bizzare moment, I tell you what. Sticking Serenity quotations in the middle of articles was also a pretty big plus in my book.

And Turnbull downloaded Aeon Flux, and I tell you, C, it ain't worth your money. I haven't seen the original cartoon so I can't comment on the adaptation, but the closest I can describe it is if The Handmaid's Tale was written by a man, and then turned into an action movie. So basically you've got a futuristic society where a buncha chicks are being oppressed, but they're all really hot chicks, and they all spend 94 minutes running around in skintight outfits* while the screenwriters pull an Evangelion and just sorta make up crap as they go along. But I'd definately go see Syriana with you.

I'll call you tonight about the LAN thing. It's looking like I just might drop in to say "hay guys", as I should really spend tomorrow crackin' the books.

-Nathan


*Charlize Theron's little number being the highlight of the whole movie
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