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i (predictably) have not read my flist since i got back to school, but tonight i am procrastinating hardcore, so i have come crawling back! HALLOOOOO, WORLD. i have really nothing to say except that i have twelve days to write two conference papers, so i am going to do the only possible logical thing and share two songs wot i have been playing obsessively the past couple of days.


cannot stop watching or listening. it has been stuck in my head forever, so i am hoping to infiltrate your brain too so as not to be alone. HUZZAH. is also a really excellent break-up song.


this one has no video, but it is an awesome awesome song about addiction, which automatically makes it my favorite ever.

PLEASE DISTRACT ME FROM CONFERENCE PAPER HELL, FLIST. I EVEN HAVE UPLOAD LINKS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED! HERE IS "THE YOUNG THOUSANDS" AND HERE IS "SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW." PLEASE BE MY FRIEND SOMEBODY TALK TO ME I HAVE BEEN STARING AT THIS SCREEN FOR SO LONG OH GOD WHAT IS SLEEP

Date: 2011-12-05 03:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quadruplify.livejournal.com
Twelve days to write two conference papers? And you mentioned that each paper is about 20 pages long, right? OK. You can write four pages per day, five days per paper, leaving two days to procrastinate/relax/catch up on stuff you didn't finish during the other ten days. And if you already have outlines done up for both of them, so much the better. And it won't take you that long to write four pages per day, so you can spend the rest of each day procrastinating and goofing off. If you want to leave your days as a high school student behind, you gotta stop working like one! XD

....Unless you have lots of other homework on top of those papers. In that case, I don't know what to tell you. ;_;

That Gotye is really good, BTW. This is seriously making me consider doing a huge music share post where I upload a bunch of albums and stuff. Even though I'm way too lethargic to even think about doing such a daunting task these days. :PPP

Date: 2011-12-05 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
If you want to leave your days as a high school student behind, you gotta stop working like one! XD

oh, believe me, i have. i would not have made it this far if i were still "working" like i did in high school. (i use "working" very loosely, because i would be remiss to call pretty much anything i turned into high school "work.")

i do have a lot of homework on top of those papers! no worries, i'm just handling it by not sleeping ever :D :D :D.

you should you should you should! especially IF you're feeling lethargic. all the more reason to!

Date: 2011-12-05 05:03 pm (UTC)
coniferous_you: (For cats? .....Yes!)
From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
I'm amazed that you're writing conference papers in your first year. You Americans do some things right, I admit. Our schools don't push the conference thing until we are ready to graduate with our first degree. Then, of course, in grad school it's all conferences all the time. Is it an undergraduate conference? Because we did have those, but I'm imagining you're jetting off to Switzerland to win a Nobel Prize.

I'm not distracting you from that, that's the most wonderful time of the year.

Date: 2011-12-05 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
if by "you americans," you mean "you sarah lawrence kids," then yes. a lot of american colleges are kind of like high school: the sequel; slc is kind of the exception. conference work is worth 2/5 of a credit for one semester; every undergrad also has conference work to do for every class. except for me. i'm just jetting off to switzerland to win a nobel prize RIGHT NOW. boo yah.

heh. it really is! but occasional distractions are necessary for preservation of my sanity :P

Date: 2011-12-06 03:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
Pardon my ignorance, but I leaped at the chance to praise the education system of the United States, as we criticize it a lot in my program. Mostly because there is less literature on the Canadian system. Anyway, I don't know what your plan is after Sarah Lawrence, but all of this conference work will serve you well. I know students who have been produced by the "do conferences if you want" system and now they are entering into their PhD and being told that they have to get more conference experience and are having a harder time learning how to do it at that level.

Good luck with the Nobel Prize! That will be one less prize going to a celebrity, if nothing else.

Also, what are you presenting?

Date: 2011-12-06 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
there's very little to praise about the education system of the u.s. i know very little about the canadian system, but can it possibly be worse than ours? :P lol that's assuming i HAVE a plan after sarah lawrence (spoiler alert: i don't!). oh god. i can't think that far ahead yet.

good luck is unnecessary. i got this shit in the baaaag.

one of my conference papers is about audre lorde and adrienne rich; the other is about the book of daniel in its original historical context.

Date: 2011-12-06 10:43 pm (UTC)
coniferous_you: (For cats? .....Yes!)
From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
Don't worry about a plan yet! I'm just saying that being able to defend your ideas and speak in front of people are good skills to have.

So what about these topics are you presenting? I can't be there to ask annoying questions, so I'm curious now.

Actually, I'm opposed to annoying questions. At the last conference I attended, the lone Undergrad did a cool presentation about hip-hop music and social justice. It was great, but some old woman insisted on tearing her apart. I couldn't help but try and talk about Canadian East Coast hip-hop as a way of getting this horrible woman to back off (her angle was that hip-hop was vile and kids should never ever listen to it ever).

What conference is this? I wouldn't have heard of it probably, as I no longer live in Lit Studies world, but it sounds at least interesting.

Date: 2011-12-06 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mandaffodil
SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW, I LOVE THAT SOOOOOONG. Kendi used to play it all the time and I was like, "What is this majesty???" and now it's mine. (He has very beautiful eyes, also. They're entrancing. I may be addicted to this video.)

I HOPE YOU DON'T SUFFOCATE (LITERALLY, THAT COULD PROBABLY HAPPEN I MEAN THAT'S A LOT OF HEAVY PAPER) UNDER THAT WORK LOAD, BECAUSE I WOULD BE AFRAID OF THAT HAPPENING IF IT WERE ME. I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!!

Date: 2011-12-06 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
GUESS WHAT I AM LISTENING TO IT RIGHT NOW! AGAIN! FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME! oh god it is such wonderful perfection, esp. with where i am now. i need to make a playlist of apropos break-up music. now and then i think of all the times you screwed me over, but had me believing it was something that i'd done~~ I DON'T WANNA LIVE THAT WAY, READING INTO EVERY WORD YOU SAY~~~~ YUP. (he does! the friend who showed me the video has an enormous crush on him.)

THANK YOU I WILL TRY MY BEST. IF I START SUFFOCATING, I WILL CALL A HOTLINE OR SOMETHING, I PROMISE.

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