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Writer's Block: Dream On

Do you ever have recurring dreams? If so, are they good dreams or nightmares?
I tend to have a lot of nightmares that feature zombies :/

Writer's Block: Wardrobe Malfunction

Broken zippers, split seams, straps that come untied at the most embarrassing moment possible—what's your most memorable experience with an unexpected wardrobe malfunction?
Not necessarily a malfunction but I once stabbed a coke bottle with a compass and it went all over my school uniform. I was sticky for the rest of the day. It was not pleasant.

Back to uni

Huzzah! Uni starts again after three long weeks for easter. Tis too long off I say. I haven't done a scrap of work since I've been off and all my deadlines are for the end of the month, plus exams! Bloody holidays. On the upside I worked every day for the easter hols so when I get my pay I'll be rich. I would be richer (since my student loan came in over the weekend) but I owed my parents 500 quids so now I am less rich but infinitely happy. So there.

Finally got all the arrangements sorted for my week in York this July. Will be going on holidays with my friends for the first time evers! Really looking forward to it though am a little worried since when I'm on holidays I take on the role of crazy organiser and no one likes that person
:( I shall keep a lid on it and just go with the flow. Should be good fun.

Am writing lots and lots which is awesome. I can't wait until second year when we get to do a whole module in creative writing! Score. Then in third year (assuming I make it that far) I will be taking on two modules in creative writing and hopefully go on to do my masters in creative writing. Watch out world, here come my awesome stories.

So anyway, I think I've run out of things to say.

Writer's Block: LiveJournal Book Club

Out of all of your favorite books, pick just one you'd recommend everyone read. As a bonus: why did you pick that one?
The Wee Free Man by Terry Pratchett because its so quietly beautiful and easy to read

Writer's Block: Heavenly Bodies

If you discovered a new planet, what would you name it?
I happen to be in uni this morning with nothing to do so I thought I'd blog (since I haven't in like forever).

So far I've been in the library, reading books that don't pertain to my course and have made up a short story which I have emailed to myself so I can fix it when I get home. Normally I'd be freaked out if I had just spent half an hour in a dimly lit room on my own but it was full of books so I'm fine. Books have a very calming effect on me. Especially old musty books full of wisdom and such.

My degree is going good, I'm passing so I'm happy. I may have been the first in my year group to hand in our first essay of the semester so I'm feeling good about that. Either that or everyone else is lying about their own essays. Also, I'm applying for the position of peer mentor next year, a position that I will be paid for (I didn't know that when I applied but happily, do now) and basically requires me to hang out with first years in a cool sort of second yearish way. Wisdom will be bestowed upon the masses.

Interestingly, most of the books that we have been assigned to read feature a male protagonist who happens to be an academic having it off with pretty young students. My buddies and I wonder what kind of message the male teaching staff are trying to send us. Baffling.

I'm also planning a holiday this summer with some of my mateys who went to England to study. We'll meet up in York and hang out for a week then go our separate ways. So far it seems to be quite economically doable. My other job in the treatment room pays pretty damn well and so long as I'm sensible (which I generally am) I always have enough to last the month with a little left over for good measure.

Another benefit of uni is the weird and wonderful films I've had forced upon me in film studies. Palestinian cinema has been the best so far. I highly recommend Divine Intervention. The soundtrack alone is worth it. The downside of uni is the lack of personal reading I get to do. I book the Gargoyle, which is very good, but have only made it to the third chapter. In my defence the chapters are long. Also I still have to read the Historian, Nightwatch and a pile of comics. Such is life.

Right. I'm off.

Writer's Block: More Island Time

You're packing your bag for that other desert island—the one with no electricity—what 5 books do you take with you?
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
The Stormthief by Chris Wooding
Sabriel by Garth Nix

Writer's Block: AKA

What's the story behind your username?
Brisp is an old characters name from a story I wrote a long time ago when I was in school.
Forgot how that stupid song goes!

Anyway, it seems I haven't posted anything in ages! Mostly because I don't have much freetime on my hands anymore. Queens is pretty demanding but I feel I'm coping. The main problem that I'm encountering is the huge increase in creativity that comes with hanging around literary types all day. I'm writing more than I've ever written and I like to think that uni is a positive influence on my talent. Especially the creative writing group that I joined. I only realised recently though that most everyone else is a Masters student! How intimidating. Well, it would be if I was insecure. But I ain't! ;) Not yet, anyway.

So aside from uni and writing I'm not up to much. I'm off to Aus (again) for christmas which sucks because I have so much bloody studying to do not to mention essays that need to be in pretty much as soon as I get back! Large amounts of hair are being pulled. I'm sure I'll manage it just isn't a very ideal situation. I'm also working in the local treatment room basically as an assistant to the lovely nurses. I mostly do all their paperwork and computer stuff but I'm really enjoying it.

On a sadder note we had to put our dog Tiny down on Friday. It was so sad but she was suffering so it was the right thing to do. Seeing her in pain was worse than having to put her to sleep. But we've already been out and bought two puppies! The guy who sold them to us said he would hold on to them until we get back from Aus so as soon as we land (pretty much) we'll head over and bring them home. Yay! Puppies are cute.

That's all the excitement in my life so far. Have a happy holiday and a groovy new year y'all.

Writer's Block: Costumes

We have to ask: What are you going to be for Halloween this year? And can we see a picture?
I'm not actually going to any Halloween parties but if I were I'd go as an evil angel; black feathery wings, black corset, black mini skirt and big ass black boots! Scary or what? ;)