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andthedescent
04 December 2012 @ 07:09 pm
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Anything fandom related and otherwise innocuous is public. Personal stuff tends to be private.

If we've spoken before or if we have stuff in common and you think you'd like to get to know me, comment to be added.

 
 
andthedescent
26 April 2010 @ 06:46 pm
I suck at being an LJ friend. Sorry.

I have exams in my immediate future and thus far all attempts at motivational group revision have morped into picnics in the sun. Das ist nicht gut!

I'll be back once they're over, providing that my neighbour stops singing Disney songs at three in the morning, thereby forcing me to kill her and get myself arrested.
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andthedescent
16 January 2010 @ 03:37 pm
Back at uni and working hard...

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Seriously, though. I had three exams this week and I'm fairly sure that I didn't completely fail them, which is always good.

Now I'm working on an assignment on the body's response to trauma. Trauma as in the sort of damage caused by RTAs and the like; broken bones, crushed limbs, significant blood loss. What with all the preparation for dissections and revision on reproduction I was doing before Christmas, if the tech guys at halls happen to check what I've been searching, they're going to think I'm one twisted individual.

(Also, I sort of want to write some sort of horrific fic where one of the characters is badly hurt, just so I can use all the stuff I've found out. That's weird, right?)

Also, also, my reaction to the first episode of this series of Being Human, condensed into two words because only two words are necessary: Oh, Nina.
 
 
andthedescent
07 January 2010 @ 09:32 pm
Wow. I am a terrible LJ friend.

I do, however, have a ton of uni work at the moment so I can assure you that it's not intentional.

Hope you guys all had good Christmasses and that the new year has started off happy! Hopefully I can catch up with people soon.

(Also, while I'm here - does anyone have any good suggestions for snake names? I've had the little cornsnake for a month now and I'm still calling it 'the babysnake'. Gender doesn't matter because it's not been sexed, and I call my female beardie by a boy's name anyway :D)

Also, also, Being Human is back soon. I don't have a TV or iPlayer at uni but I'm sure I'll find some way to watch it, even if it means nicking someone else's laptop for an hour. I can't wait!
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andthedescent
14 December 2009 @ 12:11 am
If a loved one got diagnosed with a painful, terminal illness and asked you to help them terminate their life before they deteriorated, would you do it? If so, would you want to be present during their last moments?

In a heartbeat.

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In short, it’s not about you, as the family member and the person watching. It’s about the patient, and doing your best to make things as easy and dignified for them as you can. If they would want you to be there then you be there, even if it is difficult to watch.

... wow. How morbid am I? Sorry about this, guys.

 
 
 
andthedescent
12 December 2009 @ 06:04 pm
Firstly, halls internet = really annoying. It keeps going down, I keep reporting it and maintenance keep not doing anything to fix it.

Secondly, I still have the babysnake. So far she's shed, eaten twice and got quite friendly. She's a bit hissy but she hasn't bitten me once, which I think counts as a victory. Housekeeping haven't discovered her yet. I really want to keep her! I'm going to try taking her home at Christmas and asking my uncle if he minds looking after one more reptile for me. Haven't named her yet because I was sort of terrified that housekeeping would find her and take her away, but as long as my uncle, who is looking after Norbert for me while I'm in halls this year, is agreeable then it looks like she's here for good. Yay :)

Thirdly, anyone who lives in or near London should go to the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. One, ice skating is amazingly fun. Two, after dark all the fairy lights are really, really pretty. Three, there is nothing more Christmas-sy than the smell of mulled wine and roasting chestnuts on cold night air. And four, there is a singing moose head. I don't care if it's cheesy and touristy and all the food is ridiculously overpriced, the singing moose head made my day :D (Also, one of my friends from uni got into an argument with the guy selling the 'therapeutic' salt rock lights and tried to design an experiment to prove that his claims that they could help with arthritis and asthma were incorrect. She actually told him to look it up on PubMed. Funniest thing ever xD)

Also, I'm having a very strange day.

I woke up feeling like the living dead, dragged myself out of bed at about 1pm, got dressed and wandered to the shops to get some painkillers and apples (which is the ultimate hangover cure, btw). While stumbling along in a zombie-ish state, I heard cheering coming from near the station. I turned the corner and there were several hundred santas standing around outside the World's End, drinking Carlsberg and shouting 'Merry Christmas' at passers by. A lot of them wanted me to high five them. Most of them were slightly drunk. In the supermarket, there were a load more of them buying alcohol and peanuts.

What. The. Hell?
 
 
andthedescent
14 November 2009 @ 05:48 pm
Got up at 3pm today. Got dressed. Wandered to Sainsburys. Saw Ralf Little. Bought Chocolate. Came home and had this conversation on the phone:

A guy from my uni -"Are we meeting at Cat's tonight?"
Me - "Yep."
"Where does she live?"
"Next door to me."
"Where do you live?"
"You know where. You came back to mine after Black Cap last Sunday."
"... I went to yours after Black Cap?"
"Um, yeah. You stayed for a few hours and fell asleep on the stairs, remember?"
"Um... no. I just remember waking up on a train at Uxbridge the next morning with a bag of puke and no idea where I was."

Ah, university.

Also, I'm looking out for a dongle I can afford. Thinking about getting the vodafone pay as you go one. Because I miss being able to read fic that my uni would disapprove of, damnit!
 
 
andthedescent
30 October 2009 @ 11:39 pm
I'm going home tomorrow!

Despite the state of the underground (Tfl doesn't want anyone going through East London this weekend, it seems =/) I have figured out a way to get home. I'll be there for a week because the glorious, blessed thing that is Consolidation Week has arrived. I have one 1000 word essay to write and I have to read and analyse one paper, so I think I've got off pretty lightly.

I'm looking forward to a week of sleep, my brother's surprisingly good cooking and, most importantly, an unlimited download limit! For some reason BBC iPlayer isn't working on my computer at halls, which means I have no TV and no means on catching up on what I've missed, which is VERY. BAD. Hopefully I'm going to get a dongle in the next week which means that I will be able to watch TV on websites of debatable legality, read fic with a rating higher than PG and generally surf what I want to without wondering if uni is going to deep it "inappropriate for a university network" and take away my internet. And I get to see Jess, Bobby, Norbert and the guinea pigs. Yay!

(Also, I've signed up for NaNoWriMo. I wasn't planning on doing it but two days ago a novel literally popped into my head practically fully formed. I actually have everything worked out. And it's interesting. And I want to write it. So I'm going to give it a go and see how I get on. I'VE GONE MAD, HAVEN'T I?)

I swear I'll catch up with you all in the next week, f-listies! I feel so out of touch! =(
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andthedescent
15 October 2009 @ 10:22 pm
I am actually alive, just to let you know.

I moved into halls okay. This is the end of my third week of uni and I love it.

My room is pretty nice, actually. Apart from the fact that the data port for the internet was broken when I moved in, and it was only fixed at five o'clock today, so this is the first time I've been able to use the internet.

I don't have a TV and without iPlayer, I'm very, very behind on fandom-y stuff. It will probably take me a while to catch up on my flist, too. But I'm alive, I'm having a good time and I have actually written some stuff since I've been here, which I will get around to posting at some point.

I've missed you all, these past few weeks!
 
 
andthedescent
25 September 2009 @ 09:51 pm
:/  

The girls went to my mum's today. I spent the whole afternoon setting their cage up in her spare room. I miss them already.

They're long haired and light coloured, so they need a lot of grooming and attention to make sure that they don't get tangles or look all dirty. And while Maisy is very sweet and amiable, Daisy (the one on the left in my userpic) is an irritable little thing. If she doesn't like something she has been known to bite 'till you bleed and she has the unfortunate habit of peeing all over you if she sits on your lap for any length of time. Clearly, my mum is going to have a brilliant time looking after them.

... Actually, maybe I should have warned her about the peeing thing.

On the plus side, I've packed my clothes now. And they all fit into one suitcase! I'm deeply shocked. Maybe my stuff will fit into the Fiesta after all.