beast_trash: ochako from bnha lookin very determined. (determination!)
So yesterday the history department here at the college invited a speaker to give a talk.

And before that the provost and the department chair hosted a dinner for her and I was invited.

It was pretty good, the dinner and the talk. I have major anxiety so it was tough for me to walk over tbh but it worked out in the end.

The chair knew the speaker in grad school and we were trying to get stories out from him and they refused to share any awww.

I also found out a little more about my study abroad site, the University of Leeds. Apparently they have an armor museum there that's made up of extra armor that didn't fit into the London museum.

They also have elephant armor, yes.

The history department here is great, honestly I really wish I hung out with the profs more because they are very interesting and fun people. I've been working for them as an assistant for over two months now and I'm still nervous around them. I need more courage I guess.

I also had to write a paper for my graphic novel class that I was dreading about. However, my roommate I sat down Tuesday night in a classroom and just wrote for almost five hours straight.

(We took a break about three hours in to get a snack that we both ended up getting sick off of, thanks Sodexo.)

It was actually a pretty easy paper to write once I sat down and pumped it out. I wrote about how graphic novels could be used to teach history in classrooms. Why WOULDN'T it be easy? If I knew it was going to be this easy I would've gotten it done this past weekend honestly.

So with that paper turned in, I can finally chill for a little bit. I don't have any assignments I need to do in the immediate future which is really nice.

I still have things to do for the semester, so I'm not home free just yet. But I am significantly less stressed for the time being.

I am also currently 103.6 lbs, that being after eating the Thanksgiving dinner they made tonight. I'm better than I was this summer (I am pretty sure I was 95 lbs at my lowest) but my mom is still worried about me.

I'm trying to eat more, but it's difficult. Anorexia is a bitch.

Also Jessica Jones comes out tomorrow and I'm very excited about that, but I'm sure I'll talk more about that later.

Sheets

Nov. 16th, 2015 10:05 pm
beast_trash: gintoki from gintama who hates love and everything having to do with it. (fuck no)
Some guys around campus wrote some #____LivesMatter on some bedsheets and hung them outside one of the dorms.

There have been a lot of criticism thrown their way, some from conservatives and some from other people who believe in #___LivesMatter but disagree with the presentation of the protest.

I fall in line with the latter.

I think it's oversimplifying things, and by putting them all together you're neglecting the individual needs of each movement. The both have their own issues and by putting them together you're making it seem like those issues are all the same when they really aren't at all.

It's a very roundabout way of saying #AllLivesMatter without saying it directly basically.

And since we're indirectly saying #AllLivesMatter, what about disabled rights?

Oh yeah

Most social activists don't care about us anyway, lol?

And the guy who put this together apparently stole and burnt a confederate flag. Not sure how true that is but damn son. I agree that the confederate flag is a symbol of racism I'm not gonna steal a flag from a townie and burn it. It's obnoxious af, how is it solving the problem?

In lighter news, tenting has begun here. Tenting is a 30 year old tradition that my mom's roommate started because she wanted really good seats for the Madrigal dinner the school hosts.

It's gotten very complicated since the 80's, it's extremely competitive.

It's also very loud outside rn because my dorm is close to the tenting location.

There goes a week worth of sleep smh.

I also finished my paper, only one more to go! (I am so screwed.)
beast_trash: a cool godzilla wearing sunglasses (rad)
Today was productive, as it also wasn't.

Campus was extremely busy today, we're hosting NCAA volleyball regional championship along with a football game and a open house for prospies. There were so many people here today.

There was also a Quidditch tournament that my friend was participating in. Apparently in this version of Quidditch a person carries the Snitch and they can shoot silly string at the players? Okay.

I finished up my project for art class. We had to make a "personal map" of ourselves, I was kinda running low on time so I decided that I would draw a map of Pennsylvania from my perspective, I hope it's alright since it uses none of the techniques we've used in class lmao.

Japanese club hosted a dinner that was fantastic. You can't go wrong with yakisoba and sushi tbh. Also my roommate Michelle took part in the dance! It was really good.

A night without Sodexo food is a good night tbh.

I should probably mention the Paris attacks shouldn't I? My solidarity is a given, but I can't say I would pray. I guess I never understood praying, I don't see is as helping that much tbh. For me, I would rather continue the discussion on why this happened and how we can prevent it in the future.

And I'm not being critical of people praying to cope. I totally get that. This is just me personally, I guess it doesn't help me.

Anyway, the Democratic Debate in on now. Let's see how it goes (Sander's already avoiding the question lmao.)

Ehh

Nov. 12th, 2015 10:52 pm
beast_trash: shitty drawing of me. (Default)
I forgot I had a journal here, but it hasn't been updated in a year and I don't use the username I signed up with anymore so I guess it's time to start from scratch and try again.

So hey.

Today was a pretty good day.

My prof pushed our paper back to next Thursday which is great because now I only have to deal with one paper on Tuesday, which was the original due date for the first one.

They also announced Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow for Virtual Console, complete with wireless trading/battling.

Back in 2013 before they announced X and Y and people were speculating on Bulbagarden about what the next Pokemon game would be, I brought up that the announcement might be RB ported to Virtual Console. They laughed me off the board because there was no way in hell they could program wireless trading/battling.

They also said that there was no way in hell they were announcing generation 6. lmfao.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure that was the last time I ever posted on Bulbagarden. I couldn't deal with them after that.

I also registered for classes, got into every single one I needed. I'm doing 18 credits next semester and I'm already struggling with 16 this semester.

Hoo-boy.

Anyway I just ate almost an entire can of mixed nuts, this can't be good for my health considering I haven't gone walking this entire week.

Hopefully I'll be able to get out tomorrow.

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