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Today I attended the information session for the post-grad program I'm hoping to get into. And according to said session they accept less than 20% of the people who apply. I knew it was difficult to get into but... O.o

So wish me luck. lots, and lots, and lots of luck.
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For my final paper in linguistics I choose to write on fanfiction. This would probably have been longer if I hadn't run out of time. However, that's probably a good thing since, as is, it's close to six-hundred words over the recommended limit. Anyway, I'm posting it here to give full disclosure to my 'research subjects' heh.

 

 

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Hmm, I’m not sure whether to be chuffed or terrified, but my SCARY linguistics prof. (honestly, the class went from 52 to 12 in two weeks… SCARY MAN!) likes my paper topic and was very effusive (well, for him) in telling me so.
 
However, I am now scared out of my mind because if I let this dude down he’ll probably fail me (he’s like that, which is part of why he’s so damn frightening). Though, on the up side I got a compliment from the scary man, and he doesn’t do that much... actually, he’s far more likely to be smart, and scary, and vaguely insulting. Though, he did buy us all cake that one time, and I've been wondering lately if the scary front might just be a façade.
 
*wibbles*
 
Anyway, the paper is on fanfiction and the reclamation of stories by the people from the corporation. Since methinks most of the people reading this lj have opinions on the matter of fic I open the forum up to you. Are there any places you think I can gather good ethnographic information? Do you know any sites which give good definitions of fic? Also, do any of you happen to be Star Trek fans; mostly because, as far as I can tell from my research, the trekkies were the ones to invent the fanzine (but please correct me on that if I’m wrong, also it’s two ‘k’s right?).
 
Cheers,
 
Clocket
Apr. 11th, 2008 02:33 am

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Now that I've sworn never to procrastinate again... some of you may be happy to know that I got the paper done and handed in on time. *I* am happy at least, or will be, perhaps, when I get the marks back later this month. 

Anyway, thanks to everyone who kicked and encouraged me until the damn thing got done and out of the way.

(and as a historical footnote, I don't really hate goats, wheat, or archaeology. I just get mildly displeased with them from time to time)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
And einkorn wheat, and barley, and stupid BP/BC dating systems tht are confusing as hell. I hate the Levant, and annoying early Natufian site in Turkey with strange accent marks. I hate hunter-gatherers and I hate early farmers and I HATE this stupid annoying essay that I've been working on for two weeks straight with a grand total of 0 words and a due date at 12 tomorrow and i am SO SCREWED!!! And I HATE my stupid TA who didn't give us essay subjects until two weeks before the thing was due, and now I've got 12 hours to write 2500 words, and it's going to suck so bad. And did I mention I hate goats?

Right, enough procrastinating. Enjoy my rant. Now that all that's out of my system I'm going back to work. 

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