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First (proper) week of Uni is finished... now I have a ton of papers to read!
OMG! So much stuff to read on the same subject.
But I'm having a blast, finally I can the interconnectedness of my subjects, especially in Literature where I've taken all the intro courses where yeah, there's a lot of repetition but there are a few differences and I can see where the basis will help me later on when I want to do my own research for deeper courses.
The Literature courses are by their nature very conservative, in the second Semester we'll be learning the more post-modern interpretations and readings, which to me are far more interesting, but one has to see where it came from.
It does, however, balance really well with the more edgy and somewhat subversive content in Women and Gender studies, seeing as Feminism, by it's nature (at least IMO) is a post-modern idea - at least where's it's implemented best and most effectively.

So yeah, much fun... though quite tiring.

And now a quiz, which in a fun way reaffirms my idea to maybe be a Librarian )
Via [ profile] bitter_moss
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An Embuggerance


I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early
onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke".

We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and possibly with a mild optimism. For now work is continuing on the completion of Nation and the basic notes are already being laid down for Unseen Academicals. All other things being equal, I
expect to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments but will discuss things with the various organisers. Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there's time for at least a few more books yet :o)

Terry Pratchett

PS I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should
be interpreted as 'I am not dead'. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as
will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it's too soon to tell.
I know it's a very human thing to say "Is there anything I can do", but in this case I
would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.
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And that means it's Towel Day (In Memory of Douglas Adams Z"L), take a towel wherever you go and be prepared for anything wherever you are.

It's also fictional holiday found in Terry Pratchett's excellent Discworld novel "Night Watch" when the Treacle Mine Road Uprising Memorial Day, where we fight for Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love and a Hard Boiled Egg!
Wear a lilac... or just light purple.
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It's the Treacle Mine Road Uprising Memorial Day!
Any of you who has read Night Watch by Terry Pratchett was there and knows that we must fight for Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love and a Hard Boiled Egg.
Join me in Remembrance and wear a lilac.

See how they rise up!


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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