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Comment fic fest! I will try to fill some of the lovely Classic Who prompts... although I feel like anything I write would be too short/bad to be worth reading. Bleh.

This week has been... surprisingly stressful, considering I haven't done much of anything. Ordering tickets to Dimensions (yes, apparently I'm going to my first convention in like, six years-- not sure whether to be terrified or excited about that) means booking flights and place to stay in Newcastle has become a priority, which means money is a pressing matter, meaning getting a job seems more important than ever, especially if I have to move into student housing in august (if I get an apartment. Which I hopefully will).

I've applied to a job as guide at the National Museum of Economy on thursday, and although the woman I spoke to was very enthusiastic I haven't got a reply. Right now I feel like... maybe I should try to find more options, but it's so late my chances of finding anything are close to nil.

Went to Uppsala on thursday with stalkerbunny for hopefully the last time before august to fetch a written assignment-- passed, incidentally, and am one of few people in class who doesn't have to complement it (yayyy). While there, we also visited the university library Carolina Rediviva to look at their exhibits (high points being: the Codex Argenteus and Olaus Magnus' Carta Marina), had pricy but worth it lunch at café (cheesecake w. ice cream and fresh fruit-- v good) and visited Uppsala Cathedral (still big. Sad the reliquaries weren't where they should be).

Other than that, I've listened to a lot of Big Finish-- I'm on the fifth season of Bernice Summerfield and have discovered the benefits of actually reading novel tie-ins (seriously-- how much better is Death and the Daleks when you've read Life During Wartime? the answer is: much better), about to start the second season of Sarah Jane Smith (the stories don't really grab me but Sarah and Josh have great banter? also it's interesting to compare to SJA; I like both, in different ways) and have started Jago & Litefoot season 7 (SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE I'm gonna marry this boxset).

Have spent today mostly talking about Six/Ainley 30s night club au, baby!fics, Swedish animated movies and Disney's interesting approach to copyright issues. Explained to sis why Star Trek counts as utopic fiction (and why utopias =/= boring world where everything is perfect) and ended up prompting doodles to each other.

Aaaand tomorrow is mum's birthday, which I frustratingly enough didn't forget, I just. Misread the calendar and didn't buy a present on time. 8)

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May. 19th, 2014 07:06 am (UTC)
Comment fic fest! I will try to fill some of the lovely Classic Who prompts... although I feel like anything I write would be too short/bad to be worth reading. Bleh.

Aw, first, just leaving prompts is awesome (nothing happens if that doesn't), and secondly, it's a comment fest. Short is the order of the day! As for the rest, I'm quite sure that's untrue anyway.

Good luck with all the rl things. (Rl, always so awkward. ♥)
May. 20th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
Aowh. And yeah, I just feel that way because I... fear disappointing strangers on the internet. Huh.

Right now I'm doing a pretty good job of pretending rl does not exist tbh. >____> But thanks, I need it.
May. 20th, 2014 01:41 pm (UTC)
I've had a pen friend (paper - I'm old) who went to Newcastle and they said it was great, but she was staying in the city centre it & it was a bit hair raising at night si I hope you find somewhere safe to stay if you've not been already.

Apparently you have to apply to shedloads of jobs to get an interview, so keep going!
May. 20th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
Yeaah, we've found a hostel about 15 minutes from the con-- it's a biiit expensive for four nights, but it's so close and has proper rooms rather than dorms. And I'll have three friends with me, so hopefully we'll all be fine. :)

Urghhh, yes. And then they don't want you anyway because you don't have three years' experience of waitressing or whatever... still, there's nothing to do but keep trying.
May. 23rd, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
Oh good I'm glad you've got protection, other than that it's a great city apparently - enjoy:)
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