I had my first MA meeting today. Earlier, I was a little nervous about meeting with my supervisor because I was feeling a little ‘over’ Pretty Little Liars. It seems as though I am no longer in their target demographic because I barely give a shit what’s happening in Rosewood these days. Luckily the meeting reminded me that I’m not actually interested in the programme as such but rather, the significance of the young-adult audience. So much better. So really, they can have all the problematic love stories they want and as long as they’re still pulling in an audience, my thesis will remain interesting to me. You go, 12 – 21 year olds. Do your social media thang. I’ll just sit here with my academic theories, making claims about your behaviour and significance to ABC Family. You just keep doing you.
In fact, I was so excited today that I started working on my ‘A’ wall, which will hopefully help me keep track of the hierarchy I am looking at. From ABC Family, to the show, to the fans and to the tweets. I really need to get BL’s noticeboard soon so that I can have a full on serial killer wall. My notice board will look like it’s investigating an intense conspiracy theory with the occasional Jennifer Lawrence quote.
My notice board also has photos of my old friends and my 2012 Honours class. It took me awhile to get everyone because for some reason we were never all in the same place. After getting BL’s Don Brash photo up on the wall, I knew my job was done. I will be looking up at them during my darkest postgrad hours and hopefully they will inspire me to keep going. You are all with me even when you’re far away 😥
Things I did today instead of working:
- Spent about 30 minutes panicking that I “broke” my computer. Turns out the plug fell out… Thanks for rescuing me from my stupidity, KT.
- Got so entranced by an old photo that CH had to ask me if I was all right before I snapped out of it.
- Had a long discussion with FS and CH about the sexual charisma of Alex Turner and his ‘dad-dancing‘.
- Thought long and hard about The Gos. No context. Just thought about him in general.
Random “Ruh-Roh” lyrics:
It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn’t right
There was not another soul in sight
Only you, only you
So we walked along,
though I knew there was something wrong
And the feeling hit me oh so strong about you
Then you gazed up at me and the answer was plain to see
‘Cause I saw the light in your eyes
– Todd Rundgren