Monday, December 1, 2014

If you're looking for me this week, I'll be paper writing next to this crackling fire...

This is our common room.  They've decorated it up for the holidays and someone stokes the fire every hour or so.  It's marvelous!

As for the papers themselves, I'm working on a 10-page piece that is half-review of theories of adaptation and half-application to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  Then I have a 20-page piece for next week looking at the use of impressionism in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now--also using adaptation theories.   Those are the biggies between now and break.  Wish me luck!

And, finally, Happy Advent!


Update: Just submitted the first paper of my grad school career!
Also, who ever decided the term for "approaching something as a whole" should be "holistic" rather than "wholistic"?  Lame.


  1. I hear you on this too, I just wish I had a pseudo Hogwarts common room to go to. ;) Moving, finals, new job, life is an adventure indeed. Can't wait to hear more about your papers...or just read them because they sound super interesting! :)

  2. Okay - writing about what you are passionate about is THE best. I can't wait to get to that stage in school :) Thanks for the inspiration and hope for the future!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement and the enthusiasm, ladies! They are fun topics...but getting back into academic writing is no walk in the park. But here is to pursuing dreams and doing the hard work it takes to get there! *raises glass*

  4. Your university looks so much nicer than the one that I went to! At my university there this was this one really nice Victorian building that was used in all of the souvenir postcards and the rest of the campus buildings were ugly and modern. Ironically enough, the most ugly building was the Architecture Department building :D

    I completely agree with you on your last point and good luck on your paper!

    Have you actually deleted your Facebook page? I tried to go on your profile earlier because I wanted to send you a link (I can't even remember what it was now sadly) but it said link broken.

    1. Hannah, thank you! This is one of the nicer spots - it's not all like this, but I do rather love this spot.

      And yep deleted my account for Advent, but I'll be back :)