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22 April 2008 @ 01:22 pm
The Globalization presentation tanked.  We are talking jump off the deep end, water covering your head, rip tide pulling you out to the ocean kind of tanking.  People were interested in the films but I had to spend so much time explaining them that I didn't really get the chance to explain their connections, or why I'd chosen them, or what the heck was going on.  And the Prof actually said "I don't see any value in literature, I just don't" so I have to address that in my paper somehow too.  Now the really frightening part?  I was kind of expecting the last bit - that's part of the reason why in the past I've stuck closer to his perspective, and this time I decided I'd take the chance and do my own work for real... so we'll see how that turns out.

And since it's that kind of day, I have two memes for you:

gakked from dwg :

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Tell me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.

gakked from swsa :

Ask me for my Top 5's of...anything, I guess.  Movies, tv, celeb gossip (and i kinda have opinions), fandom, literature, language, whatever. And I'll endeavor to come up with something brilliant...
xanzpet on April 22nd, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Eeee! The scary presentation! How well I remember! *shudders*

Let us speak of more pleasant things, such as memes:

1. I love opinions, especially my own, but I believe I would enjoy yours, as well. Therefore, please give me your honest opinion on the power of tabloid media in this country. Has it gone too far, as in the case of Britney Spears? Patricia Arquette made the argument that Spears has Stockholm syndrome, and is now identifying with the paparazzi, rather than fighting their intrusiveness. Thoughts? Of course, others say that she creates these frenzies by tipping them off as to where she'll be and when. Is such behavior necessary to become a celebrity, and are the currently popular celebrities actual personalities or are they creation of the media? Finally, who is ultimately responsible for this cult of celebrity: the photgs for stalking these people, or the public for buying the photographs?

2. Give me your top five favorite fandom cliches (from any fandom).
my monkied brain: faith - Lustkatekat1010 on April 23rd, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
dude, this guy is my bane (but i know i will look back on this as a learning experience, i just know i will)

PS - that is a HELL of an awesome icon.
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on April 22nd, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)

Top Five Board Games?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on April 23rd, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
*squishes* i'm getting over it - can't let these things get to me too much, after all, i am studying japanese cyberpunk ;)
i will write in words of fire: [mood] time for a rebellionposhlil on April 24th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
A blog about your music, and what music you listen to when you're stressed or angry, or any other particular moods that you want to mention. With samples if you have the time. :D