media studies

Day 61 – I’m Just A Crosshair, I’m Just A Shot Away From You

Cheat entry

Seriously though.

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I really need to plan exactly when I’m going to be writing these entries. I just keep ignoring them.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Went for a stroll with A 🙂
  • Celebrated with KT. Congrats on finishing that MA, babes. You’re an inspiration to us all.

    Apparently it's not a myth. it can be done.

    Apparently it’s not a myth. it can be done.

  • Had dinner with JK and GR. JK’s first attempt at cooking for people. You go, girl!

    You definitely did better than this :)

    You definitely did better than this 🙂

Random ‘here we go again’ lyrics:

Your eyes tell me how you love me
Can feel it in your heart beat
I know you like what you see
Hold me, I’ll give that you need
Wrap your love around me
You’re so excited, I can feel you
Getting hotter, oh baby
I’ll take you down, I’ll take you down
Where no one’s ever gone before
And if you want more, if you want more
More, more, more
Jump! For my love!

– The Pointer Sisters

Day 58 – They’ve Got Me Runnin’ and Hidin’ All Over Town

I feel slightly incompetent today. I wrote the wrong grade in for one of my students and I feel pretty bad about it. Everything worked out fine but BAH I hate screwing up something that I checked over and over and over again. It just means next time I’ll be even more anxious and paranoid about the things that I do for tutorials.

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I still haven’t gotten around to watching Pretty Little Liars. What is this? I wonder if there is reasoning behind my reluctance to keep watching this show even though I always enjoy it when I do. Is this reasoning something that I can incorporate into my thesis?

ANSWERS. I NEED ANSWERS.

Things I did instead of working:

  • Met up with L. It’s so great to meet people that you have a lot in common with. I find it so inspiring to talk to aspiring writers, I wish I had their kind of passion and sense of certainty about what they’re doing.
  • Went to JG’s birthday dinner! Karaoke woooooooooo
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  • Set up meetings with C and A. I’ll allocate second letters once I know, haha.

Seriously though, my weekend is looking so busy now. I have so much thesis stuff I want to do this weekend. THEY MUST BE DONE!

Random lyrics I shamelessly sang at Red Hill. Own it, babes:

You know you love me, I know you care
Just shout whenever, and I’ll be there
You are my love, you are my heart
And we will never ever ever be apart

Are we an item? Girl, quit playing
We’re just friends, what are you saying?
Say there’s another and look right in my eyes
My first love broke my heart for the first time
And I was like…

Baby, baby, baby oooh
Like baby, baby, baby nooo
Like baby, baby, baby oooh
I thought you’d always be mine (mine)

– Justin Bieber

Day 57 – Please Forgive Me, For Forgetting To Blog Like I Do

Cheat Entry 😦 😦

What is wrong with me? I really am a goldfish.

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Just kidding. I’m not forgetful, I’m just really lazy.

I did spend some time thinking about the dead girl trope in Pretty Little Liars and how I can use that to consider the trickle-down effect of innovations at the high-end of television. I feel like there’s something there but I am starting to worry that perhaps I either chose the wrong case study or I am heading towards somewhere very different from what I originally intended. Oh the joys of postgrad.

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Bought an e-reader. Guess who’s gonna be reading about fan cultures and Pretty Little Liars on the bus?
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  • Spent all night telling five different people about my thesis and going into detail about how I plan on going about it. For fun. I’m that boring person at the party that talks about work.

 Random lyrics stuck in my head:

I got a Black Magic Woman
I got a Black Magic Woman
Yes, I got a Black Magic Woman
She’s got me so blind I can’t see
But she’s a Black Magic Woman and
she’s trying to make a devil out of me

– Santana

Day 56 – Please Forgive Me, I Know Not What I Do

Cheat Entry 😦

For shame

For shame

I don’t even remember what I did today. I apologise.

I think I did a lot of photocopying. Oh yes, and I read from Matt Hills’ Fan Cultures book. I also vaguely remember feeling unwell.

Am I a goldfish?

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Swiped right and left. It’s amazing how many matches you get during stormy weather. I guess there’s nothing quite like being alone on a cold night to make people want to window shop on Tinder.
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Random  lyrics for the stormy seasons:

Love is in the air
Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don’t know if I’m being foolish
Don’t know if I’m being wise
But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when I look in your eyes

– John Paul Young

Day 51 – Awooooo, Werewolves (and Vampires) of Wellington!

I picked up some of my late essays today. I’m pretty sure my weekend will now be spent marking them. Ah well.

Yet another weekend spent at uni. Woooooo!

Speaking of uni, we’re about to get a new officemate. Yay! From now on, he shall be known as DB:

Welcome, welcome!

Welcome, welcome!

Things I did today instead of working:

  • Started planning out my costume for my final tutorial. But which version of the Khalessi do I want to be???  I asked life’s toughest questions today.
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  • Watched What We Do In the Shadows with JK. I have a feeling that since the final season of True Blood is premiering this Sunday, there will now be a lot of vampire talk on this blog. I am such a sucker for supernatural/horror fantasy with a comedic twist. I’ll probably even rewatch this movie. It was so good!wwdits

    There’s also really nothing like seeing your hometown on-screen. There’s a certain charm to walking out of a cinema and entering the exact street the movie was filmed on. Oh Wellington (or NZ in general), I love you and your weird small town feel. You are the Stars Hollow of the world.

    I like to think of WWDItS it as a Shaun of the Dead / Death Valley hybrid. Death Valley was one of the greatest things MTV ever produced and it is a damn shame we never got a second season!

  • I'll remember.

    I’ll remember.

  • Started watching Orphan Black. I am really enjoying this show so far. I had heard of the name but never actually looked into what it was about. Someone told me that the less I knew, the better so I just started watching without knowing the plot. It’s pretty great.  It actually reminds me a lot of this book series I used to read called Replica. I’m pretty excited about it. It’ll probably become yet another show I would rather watch than Pretty Little Liars.

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    I always wanted a twin… or twelve.

Random lyrics that’s not about vampires but totally could be:

Here we go again
We’re sick like animals
We play pretend
You’re just
A cannibal
And I’m afraid
I won’t get out alive
No, I won’t sleep tonight

Oh oh
I want some more
Oh oh
What are you waiting for?
Take a bite of my heart tonight

– Neon Trees

Day 50 – If You Can’t Hear What They’re Trying To Say, If You Can’t Read From The Same Page…

…you’re probably really tired from marking assignments.

CHEAT ENTRY (This is getting ridiculous… get your act together!)

I woke up really early so that I could finish my marking. I was pretty stoked because I got all of them done in time.

Then I got to uni and realised seven essays had come in late.

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That’s Saturday’s problem now.

Oh well, 39 essays is still a pretty decent (torturous) amount to get through in a short period of time.

Things I did today instead of working:

I wish I could tell you more about my day yesterday but I am so tired, I genuinely don’t remember.

Random flaky lyrics:

So take me as I am
This may mean
You’ll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that
When I start to make you nervous
And I’m going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change
And today won’t mean a thing

Meredith Brooks

Day 49 – Keep Movin’, Don’t Stop Markin’

I spent the whole day just marking in my living room. I think at one point even my dog felt sorry for me.

Do you remember people? I miss people.

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 I saw a little bit of a Gilmore Girls rerun though. So I have that going for me.

I am so very, very close to being done though. Just need to keep pushing on…

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Things I did today instead of working:

  • I watched an episode of Twin Peaks when I woke up.
  • Watched the latest episode of After Hours. I love you Soren, thanks for the lolz.
  • …that’s it.

Random 90s rap lyrics:

Here I go, here I go, here I go again (again?)
Girls, what’s my weakness? (Men!)
Ok then, chillin’, chillin’, mindin’ my business (word)
Yo, Salt, I looked around, and I couldn’t believe this
I swear, I stared, my niece my witness
The brother had it goin’ on with somethin’ kinda…uh
Wicked, wicked (oooo) – had to kick it
I’m not shy so I asked for the digits

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