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May 7th, 2009 (04:45 pm)

current mood: bouncy
current song: Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

Me with my pink slip of JOY!
No more FYP!! Well, until I get my result, but until then...

Helen [userpic]

Excuse me while I go weep with joy...

May 4th, 2009 (12:09 am)

current mood: ecstatic
current song: Turn Me On - Norah Jones

More writing..
Eating lots of crap..
Living in the KKB..
Yet more writing..
Lack of sleep..
Still writing..
Bit more editing..
Write a tad more...



Helen [userpic]

Brain? ...brain?

April 28th, 2009 (07:52 pm)

current mood: cold
current song: Für Elise - Beethoven

Wow, I'm tired. It's been a pretty hectic few weeks. Only one more to go, at least...
The FYP is coming along pretty well. I've finished my creative piece and have 700 words done out of my 2000 word rationale (am hoping to finish the first draft of that tomorrow). Am feeling pretty knackered at the moment, and this is the earliest in ages I've just sat in my room and chilled out (that is partly the fault of a couple of nights out for meal/pub, but still). I don't feel ill, exactly, but definitely getting a touch of the run-downsies.
At least I only have a week to go, and I'm hoping to have it all completely done and dusted by Sunday. A girl can definitely dream.

Not a long post, but just a quick update for those interested. Will return once again after I've tackled this monster completely.

Helen [userpic]

"Judy's a big POO!"

April 20th, 2009 (06:18 pm)

current mood: blah

I want to post here, but it has stolen my brain. Watch this space, kids.

P.S. Don't you know about the bird? WELL EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE BIRD IS THE WORD!

Helen [userpic]

What's that in the distance? A distraction!

April 8th, 2009 (03:39 pm)

current mood: calm

I'm rubbish at doing work. I really am.
I blame the internet really. I have at my disposal facebook, the forum, deviantart, LJ and much more... Plus listening to the Scott Mills show on iPlayer that can be a bit distracting. Oh well. Otherwise, my FYP isn't actually going all that bad 5,400 words out of 8000 and I know exactly what I need to do to improve my story, so it could be a lot worse. It's nice not to be feeling really stressed out - unlike many who have done less than me - but I'm still a bit rubbish at getting stupidly distracted by the internet.

Ah well, I'm working slowly but surely and I'll be grand.

In other news, home times this weekend! Can't wait to see my family, really miss them lately. It's Niamh's birthday on Monday, so I'll enjoy celebrating that with her - particularly since there'll be a bouncy castle - and generally be very silly and immature. Great banter. I also know a nice present I can get for her, so I'm looking forward to next week muchly.

Right, back to work now. Meh..

Helen [userpic]


April 6th, 2009 (02:47 pm)

current mood: annoyed
current song: The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky

Why won't my brain work recently? I just can't get it to think any remotely intelligent thought, and writing is really difficult lately.
It's likely caused by the fact that I have no appetite and I've been sleeping badly recently, but I only get this stuff when I'm stressed out about something, and I don't really know what it is. This is a really bad time for my brain to give up, as well. I kinda need it to write my FYP.

Damn it.

Helen [userpic]

Right, well...

April 4th, 2009 (01:49 pm)

current mood: irritated
current song: I Want You - Kings of Leon

A few things..Collapse )

Helen [userpic]


April 3rd, 2009 (09:06 pm)

current mood: geeky

Dear self,

After having no appetite and living off sandwiches and crisps for a week, it is probably not the best plan to get back into hot foods by ordering Dominoes pizza. Even if it is yum.

What Is Left Of The Rational Part Of Your Brain.

Helen [userpic]

I think I'm a little bit in love...

April 3rd, 2009 (02:31 pm)

current mood: chipper

...with my FYP tutor. For my FYP (Final year project) piece, I'm doing two fairy tale adaptations. I finished the draft of my first, a modern re-telling of Cinderella, and sent it to him yesterday. He's a great lecturer, but I'd heard from people that he's pretty harsh with first drafts - apparently he told off one of my friends for still being indecisive about her plot idea - so I was a bit worried I'd get a reply reminiscent of 'This is shit, do it again!'
Thankfully he replied earlier with a rather nice email full of constructive critisism. I have plenty of ways to change and improve, but without feeling like it's a load of crap. I even got a point about something he liked:

(10) I like the fairy-godmother copying the essay onto a memory stick idea

He said it's overall okay, so I'm glad about that. All I need to do now is change it and make it lots better.
Oh, and write my second story. Gotta love FYP...

Helen [userpic]

Frakkin' awesome

April 3rd, 2009 (01:45 pm)

current mood: cheerful

I was rudely awakened this morning by my housemate throwing a comic book at my head. It did prove effective, though. But that means that I now own all eleven of the available Fables comics. I will be reading the three I haven't later in a big read-a-thon, and it will be awesome. Gotta love them Fables.

In other news, the second series of The Inbetweeners started last night, and I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint. Between Will's impressions of Yoda, Jay's desperate attempts to find the local MILF, and Neil's experiences with the school pedophile, I was as amused as I was last series. And let's not forget Neil punching a fish to death and Simon's penis in a sock. Great comedy.
It's nice to see that really good comedy programmes still do exist, even with Mock the Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks in between series. Which reminds me that I should remember to watch the Horne and Corden sketch show... Ah well.

I also caught the latest Star Stories episode last night, depicting the life of Peter Andre and Katie Price. It was funny, but nothing close to the Bono episode from the last series. I know you can do better, Star Stories, I believe in you.