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|Friday, March 21st, 2008|
I've just remembered I have an LJ account... wheeee!
I can't believe it's more than 18 months since I failed my finals, my how the time flies. I've been in the same job for a whole year, they still haven't given me even a sniff at a permanent contract (this is the NHS after all) and I'm married. Oh, and there's Maelstrom (squee!).
Now all I need to do is start studying with Open University (I spent 3 years at Uni, dammit I'm not giving up until I have a degree!), get a car (money-dependent), and come to some sort of ceasefire with the housework. Current Mood: chipper
|Friday, December 1st, 2006|
|Thursday, August 24th, 2006|
| [Unknown LJ tag]
And Requiem's one:
|Tuesday, August 8th, 2006|
|Sunday, April 16th, 2006|
|Friday, April 7th, 2006|
I have a shiny. See here
|Sunday, February 5th, 2006|
And, once again, it's been months since I updated. Lectures are okay-ish at the moment I guess; I've missed quite a few in the last ten days or so but I'm putting that down to general unwellness caught from other people. The sheer exhaustion appears to have passed, but now my lungs are doing the 'gradually filling up from the inside' thing. *sigh*
I ought to be better at this organisation thing - I certainly need to be. I desperately want to get a 2.1 in my finals after getting a 3rd last year. Unfortunately this means work, and after two and a bit years maths is definitely beginning to lose its attractiveness as a subject. Looking on the bright side it's *not* as bad as last year - the things I'd hoped help are helping, requiem_17_23
, my housemates and working in the CMS are what's keeping my head above water. Now if only I can finish the Linear Analysis sheet by this afternoon...
Reffing TreasureTrap is wonderful, especially when the players do something totally unexpected. A prime example of this is yesterday's linear - I *really* hadn't expected them to bring the Elemental of DHOOOOM!!! home with them, but we can work with that. It'll mean re-writing what we thought would happen in the next few weeks, but that's FUN, and the opportunity to let the PCs' actions influence what's going on is well worth it.
The last few months have made me realise that what I really enjoy doing is having a huge task and breaking it down into manageable bits and converting cool ideas into things that will actually practically work. Wooo! Transferable Skills! Now if only I could actually get around to writing a CV I might even apply to a few jobs. Current Mood: mellow
|Saturday, January 7th, 2006|
|Sunday, May 1st, 2005|
General's Visit was so much fun!
I originally intended to just pop out for maybe 20 minutes or so to ambush by the CMS but was too late, and ended up staying for the entire thing. Many soakings were enjoyed by both sides, then it was time for the final showdown at Reality Checkpoint. The Retinue were all dressed as Ninjas so the Pirates, seeing the common bond, offered to change sides...
After a rather sneaky backstab to allow the Ninjas onto Parker's Piece unmolested we formed lines... and people got wet. Very wet. Yay!
Afterwards I walked back in Flying_O's long black cloak (want one!) and had muchfun teasing tourists.
|Friday, April 29th, 2005|
I currently have a rather strange tension between being absolutely terrified that I haven't done the work I need to do and looking forward to after exams. Oh well, should get on with it I suppose...
|Sunday, March 13th, 2005|
|Friday, January 14th, 2005|
|Thursday, December 16th, 2004|
|Be afraid. Be very afraid...
I Am A:
Chaotic Evil Elf Ranger DruidAlignment:Chaotic Evil
characters are the most 'evil' people out there. They are willing to do anything to get ahead, and will kill anyone who stands in their way. A chaotic evil person sees no value in order and governments, and believes to the utmost in the tenant that 'Might Makes Right'.Race:Elves
are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.Primary Class:Rangers
are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.Secondary Class:Druids
are a special variety of Cleric who serves the Earth, and can call upon the power in the earth to accomplish their goals. They tend to be somewhat fanatical about defending natural settings.Deity:Talos
is the Chaotic Evil god of storms, forest fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and destruction in general. He is also known as the Destroyer. His followers fear him more than worship him, and they revel in the destructive fury of nature - while praying to be spared from its wrath. Talos's symbol is three lightning bolts, of different colors, coming from a central point.
Find out What D&D Character Are You?
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|Saturday, December 11th, 2004|
Last night garath_jj
and I decided neither of us had been to the cinema this term, and so went to the The Incredibles. It wasn't a terribly good
movie, but it made me laugh until I cried - so I'm not going to complain.
Made me think though, lately there have been a lot of movies based on what children were watching and reading 40-odd years ago. Directors and writers and drawing ideas from, and being influenced by the things they saw in their childhood - the Marvel Comics, LOtR, Star Wars. And early next year The Magic Roundabout: The Film is being released!
Not too impressive so far? But go further. Today's society and culture is being influenced by the material available to the children of yesteryear. So in 40 years' time culture will be influenced by the Telly Tubbies, Barnie the Purple Dinosaur...
I didn't sleep too well.
|Friday, December 3rd, 2004|
| You scored as alternative. You're partially respected for being an individual in a conformist world yet others take you as a radical. You have no place in society because you choose not to belong there - you're the luckiest of them all, even if your parents are completely ashamed of you. Just don't take drugs ok?|
Upper middle Class
Luxurious Upper Class
What Social Status are you?
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|Monday, November 29th, 2004|
Well it's getting near to the end of term - advent's begun, I've been to a carol service and eaten my first minced pies of the season. Unfortunately I've still got a few lectures, two supervisions, and my CATAM coursework to do before I can go home. I'm also getting a little nervous about the panto i'm in - I have to sing a verse by myself and I am not
the best of singers, especially when I have to transfer from a 'monkey voice'.
Never mind, tis nearly over, the Banquet's around the corner and I may yet get all my work done!
|Thursday, November 25th, 2004|
|Tuesday, November 16th, 2004|
|Thursday, August 19th, 2004|
I am so excited! Tomorrow I'm going to the Discworld Convention! I'll see Terry Pratchett!!!
Of course, this means that today I have to pack, and get the house in a fit state for mum to return to this evening (the boys are on holiday and she's been away so it's just me and Dad). It's not toooo bad, but still.
Oh well, better get cracking. Current Mood: excited
|Sunday, August 8th, 2004|
|Ooh! An Update!
Much has happened recently, but I am far, far too lazy to LJ it. A brief rundown, however:
Sleep, eat, work in shop, spod on internet... and a week helping with a playscheme for disabled children and their siblings. This was exhausting but surprisingly fun - getting an autistic girl to laugh with pleasure was a highlight. Working with disabled children (3-8yrs) I developed an immense respect for their parents - we put on the playscheme at £1 per day per child, mostly because quite a few are single parents with multiple disabled children. It was so totally different to anything I'd ever done before!
This was last week however. This
weekend was LAMC (Live Action Mornington Crescent) = FUN!!! No we didn't actually 'play' MC, but we still did insane stuff. The 'Battle of Waterloo' and 'Dambusters' seem to stand out - as does freaking out entire carriage loads of people by loudly discussing various random things. king_of_wrong
seems rather upset with the train journey home, it was vaugely unpleasant but we drank mead and had conversations, and I fell asleep and now have a nasty
crick in the neck...
Oh well, am in Cambridge tomorrow for various fun and spodding (*bounce*).