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21 April 2011 @ 11:55 am
dear RL, you're disappointing me. and other things.  
1. Hiiii. I haven't posted a real update in ages. What news. Though I guess it can be blamed on convention aftermath. Anyway you mught see me commenting randomly late on some stuff of yours in the Easter weekend or so, mostly because I'll have downtime and I'll be at grandparents' with nothing to do except headdesking over university related drama.

2. Regarding that drama, which is about the group project I was talking about last month: So the thing was, people had to volunteer in order to talk about ten different articles published on a companion. Some articles - like the one I volunteered for - required two people, and until the Tuesday before the convention no one had volunteered. On that Friday I obviously didn't go because of said convention (and it was a very wise decision). On the next Tuesday, I'm informed that apparently no one else stepped forward and so I have to do this directly with my professor. I don't want to know how it went on. Best that I don't. So after a minor freak-out I'm like fine, more opportunities to work with someone who knows stuff, and I have until May 13th so I can do this properly. Except that last Tuesday this girl supposed to be on May 3rd suddenly says that she has to go on vacation. Right. With dates set for one month. So the two people on May 6th get asked if they can do it three days earlier. Answer: 'but the whole project would turn out less good'. For THREE DAYS. Right. Guess what?

I'm now supposed to do this crap on May 3rd. And I was idiot enough to say yes, but I hadn't realized that there was Easter break in between so that leaves me ONE day to talk with my teacher and I need to do all the rest via e-mail. Clearly my work doesn't suffer, if I have ten days less, does it? And to top it all off, during the next lesson it turns out that the girl who was supposed to go on vacation on the third NOW will be doing two articles instead of one. I suppose that having ten days more will give you time to do it and look like an overachiever, right?

Yes, if it doesn't show I'm still totally wanting to kill everyone in that class. And maybe I doth protest too much but I can't help feeling like no one gives a shit about the fact that I'm getting too many short straws. Argh. There's a reason I hate group work and I never volunteer for anything. And me thinking I'd either meet someone or put some nice references for when I actually have to do the master's degree thesis. Now I just feel like it'll be a miracle if the whole thing doesn't turn out half-assed because I had to do it in five days and not in two weeks. And thanks to this I've been in a total bitchy mood since it started. It's not really good also because I don't like to snap at people not having anything to do with it. /rant

3. And being half-down because of point 2 is probably the reason I went and signed up for dc_everafter even if I had swore I wasn't going to do more than two fic challenges this year. But The Apartment was up for grabs and I couldn't resist. Now I just need to finish my spn_j2_bigbang which turned out being NOT anything I had thought up at the beginning, but thankfully I should be able to finish somewhere between 20000 and 25000 words so I can totally make it before May 1st. And I'm probably saving the Regency AU for the D/C bigbang since I'd have all summer to write it. Or most of the summer. Planning fic is way funnier than dealing with university, oh yes.

4. In better news, at least Jus in Bello 3 is a go, which means another year of obsessively saving money. But I had so much fun again this year that I don't think I can quit it yet. Though I'm very happy they are waiting for Easter holidays to be done before selling tickets as I might come up with some extra money before the end of the month. *hopes* and there's the SPN wester ep to look forward to! Hoping I can download it at the grandparents'. Mmh.

5. In worse news, local politics are making me want to smite myself. Anytime I hear some people in high positions saying that we should get out of the EU I want to start headdesking, and every time I read reports of what's coming out of my PM's trial I feel like there should be a warning for possible triggering material.

6. Aaand RL news is sadly over. And I sadly don't have anything to lighten up this post further. Next post I'm doing a picspams of Misha close-ups or something like that just to have some pretty to look at. That said uh, hi new friends? If I know you and I friended you back then welcome and sorry for the gloomy post you get, if I don't know you and I didn't friend back, should I? Drop me a line? I don't bite, really.

7. Well, okay, I was linked this last day in the midst of a Very Interesting Discussion and since I want to pretty this entry up, have a random Misha close up. I have no idea of the credit or who took this shot but damn I could stare at his face forever. Right, now I feel way nicer just for having stared at it.
feeling: bitchybitchy
hell on wheelsgalain_7 on April 21st, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
ugh, classmates (course mates? People you go to uni with?) sound like douches.

Don't get me started on local politics. The fact that our PM is on trial (again!) and he's still the PM is enough to get my blood boiling. And the bullshit he's spouting (again)!

Yeah, I don't think I'm ready to quit conventions, either. Especially when there's one as amazing as JIB. So, uhm, I'll see you next April? XD
the female ghost of tom joad: GIUSEPPE!janie_tangerine on April 21st, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah course mates. They're making me want to learn all the possible ways to choke someone. X_X

And yeah, ikr? I think I really need trigger warnings. When I read what the two girls who didn't go with him said I was about to vomit. I can't take him.

Lol I think we can't quit that one, at least. See you indeed! <3
cassiopeia7: Cas&Dean: ampersandcassiopeia7 on April 21st, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
I always dreaded "group" projects as 3/4 of the "group" always seemed to do as little work as possible. And I know the feeling of drawing all the short straws, believe me. I feel your pain. :(

You're going to do The Apartment?? Holy crap, you have no idea how excited I am about that! \o/ I love, love, love that movie and I'm already looking forward to your fic.

Dean = CC Baxter? Castiel = Fran Kubelik? ;)

&hearts "Shut up and deal." &hearts

*immediately volunteers beta services*
the female ghost of tom joad: the apartmentjanie_tangerine on April 21st, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
I usually dread that too - but since this time it was supposed to be pairs I figured it might work. Except that I'm not even in a pair. *smites herself* <33

And haha yes I am! I sort of had wanted to for a while so I couldn't resist. And you're almost right, but I think I'll go for Dean being Fran if only because whenever I do fusions Cas always ends up being the girl and for once I wanted to switch. ;) and yeah. TOTALLY RE-USING THAT LINE. ♥

Good to know! :DDD (and since you volunteer so nicely would you mind if I send you some mail later regarding the casting? I have clear-ish ideas about who else I want to cast, but I might need some advice re a point because I'm undecided and it'd probably be better to talk to someone who saw the movie. ;) )
cassiopeia7: &hearts!cassiopeia7 on April 21st, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, you've even got the icon! \o/

Dean as Fran? Yes, I can totally see it. Love it! ;o)

*eagerly awaits your e-mail*
the female ghost of tom joad: the apartmentjanie_tangerine on April 21st, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
I found it somewhere and I was like DO WANT IT. ;)

Well, he has the suicidal streak, the relatives and the snark. Also he wouldn't cook spaghetti with a tennis racket, but Cas totally would. *cough*

Yay, then I'm going to avoid doing uni work and doing that now. ;)
cassiopeia7: Dean: LIKES!cassiopeia7 on April 21st, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Well, he has the suicidal streak, the relatives and the snark.

!!! I never thought of that. I am so totally in awe of how your brain works.

Also he wouldn't cook spaghetti with a tennis racket, but Cas totally would.

Cas isn't the only one. It was because of that movie that the teenaged me once tried to drain spaghetti with a tennis racket. The end result was . . . messy. And mostly inedible. Maybe the holes in tennis rackets were smaller back when the movie was made? *snicker*

the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean 2.0janie_tangerine on April 21st, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
Lol well I managed to BURN spaghetti without the tennis racket. So I can only get both you and CC. ;)

Ehe, see? He does have the right CV for the role! ;) [mostly my brain likes to re-cast movies too much. But thanks. ;)]
elliotsmelliotelliotsmelliot on April 21st, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about the short straws. Is the professor aware of how you have been shuffled back and forth? How annoying. But I'm sure you'll do great.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost charlie doesn't approvejanie_tangerine on April 21st, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I think he's not too aware. In the sense that he's probably too nice and he thinks that it's all in good faith. I'm not that sure of that but right now I just want it to be done with, sigh. Thank you! <3
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the female ghost of tom joad: assbut!!!!!janie_tangerine on April 21st, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
They're also very prissy people I fear. *headdesk* but yeah, ugh is my basic reaction to the entire thing.
ciaimpala: rachelgetitrightciaimpala on April 21st, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
I hate group projects too! I always would end up having to do all the work.
the female ghost of tom joad: tangerinesjanie_tangerine on April 22nd, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, word about that. And this time it fits the deal more than usual. :(
Creature Of Hobbit: faramirtellshannon815 on April 22nd, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Ugh, your coursemates sound hard work! I wish I could tell you that it gets better when you're in work, but I can't!
the female ghost of tom joad: lotrjanie_tangerine on April 24th, 2011 09:14 am (UTC)
They are *sigh* I'm going to personally blame them for spending Easter headdesking over coursework instead of eating chocolate. And ha, well, I'm pretty sure it doesn't get better but sure as hell I'm not doing it anymore until I'm in university.. ;)
A.vella_amor_dm on April 26th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
2. group work is the biggest pain. i'm so glad i haven't had to do much at all (and none this year) since coming to uni!

5. i'm glad they actually put him on trial. hopefully some sort of charges stick.

the female ghost of tom joad: supernatural dean 3.0janie_tangerine on April 26th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
I know? and the best thing is that I'm not even doing it group-wise. Why did I ever volunteer.

Oh, I am too. But now he's trying to CHANGE THE FREAKING CONSTITUTION in order to have charges dropped. X____X I hope he doesn't manage.
A.vella_amor_dm on April 26th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
just think of it as a good learning experience ;) it may seem awful now but you'll be glad you've done it when you look back <3

well, i guess his potential for success depends on how many government members/officials he has in his pocket.