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ahem. i have an announcement to make.

i don't know how to tell this to ya, but...

I JUST GOT INTO SARAH FUCKING LAWRENCE

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i would post something a little less incoherent, a little more representative of my "compelling [...] qualities" as a ~~~promising young writer~~~ BUT I THINK THIS JUST KNOCKED THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OUT OF MY HEAD?

HOPEFULLY NOT FOREVER

I REALIZE THAT WHAT I AM DOING IS HAVING PAROXYSMS OF JOY ALL OVER MY KEYBOARD AND NOT FORMING ACTUAL SENTENCES I PROMISE I AM USUALLY A BETTER WRITER AND THERE IS A REASON SLC ACCEPTED ME BUT RIGHT NOW THIS IS KIND OF ALL I'M CAPABLE OF

PS: sarah lawrence also said my "insightful proposal on the connections between dystopias and real-world politics is perfect for slc." AND THEY WROTE "PERFECT" WITH TWO UNDERLINES fkjbsdfjkdnsfklsndlkfd

PPS: OH YEAH, i also got into smith, which is awesome, and i also got into bard, which is...bizarre. because they also sort of insulted me in my acceptance letter. no srsly. AND I QUOTE: "The Committee has reviewed your application with particular care and it is abundantly clear to us that you possess considerable talent. However in our judgment, it is also apparent that you have yet to consistently achieve academically at a level commensurate with your abilities. [...] Our offer of admission emanates from the belief that you can prosper at Bard and that you will take the responsibility to address whatever impediments exist to your academic success. We encourage you to seek assistance when necessary and expect that you will utilize the College's support services." LOLWHUT. 1) i told you i have clinical depression and ptsd, you dumb motherfuckers; 2) "our offer...emanates from the belief" sounds really dumb, and "utilize" is the most pretentious word ever, for christ's sake, you do not sound impressive because you know a synonym for "use," DO YOU SEE WHY I AM CHOOSING SARAH LAWRENCE OVER YOU YOU FUCKWITS ALSO I HATE YOUR EUPHEMISTIC BULLSHITTERY SERIOUSLY GO FUCK YOURSELVES

ANYWAY YEAH

I GOT INTO SLC AND NOW I CAN DIE HAPPY THAT IS ALL

Date: 2011-03-26 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usakeh.livejournal.com
CONGRATULATIONS!

You are such a rock star!

Date: 2011-03-26 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
:D THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i cannot fucking BELIEVE this shit.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usakeh.livejournal.com
You deserve it, 100%. You are amazingly talented. I think you will really enjoy yourself at SLC!

Date: 2011-03-26 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
i know "that means a lot" has become a pretty hackneyed phrase, but that really does mean a whole lot <3.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
haha, and thank you for the virtual champagne bottle! xD

Date: 2011-03-26 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usakeh.livejournal.com
You're welcome!

Date: 2011-03-26 08:11 pm (UTC)
coniferous_you: (A L'ecole.)
From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
PS: sarah lawrence also said my "insightful proposal on the connections between dystopias and real-world politics is perfect for slc." AND THEY WROTE "PERFECT" WITH TWO UNDERLINES fkjbsdfjkdnsfklsndlkfd

Sounds amazing! My jaw always drops at schools (or professors) who use anything but standard grammar, which gives you a sense of my background. Sounds like you're picking a nicely progressive university. In comparison, I got "congratulations, here is some paper to waste" and also "congratulations, pay your acceptance fee you deadbeat."

I've been called inconsistent before too, but all I have to say on that is "why am I in French class if I'm not allowed to speak it?"

Congratulations again!!! (Three exclamation points, look at me break those rules!). I hope you are taking some time to celebrate; this is where it all begins...

Date: 2011-03-26 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
AHAHAH yeah, i think what i got from bard kind of takes the cake though. "congrats, now get your fucking shit together OR ELSE. also, we know you have the crazycakes and WE DON'T LIKE IT but we are putting GROUNDLESS FAITH IN YOU YOU SCHMUCK also we know you have money please pay your acceptance fee nao."

I've been called inconsistent before too, but all I have to say on that is "why am I in French class if I'm not allowed to speak it?"

HEE :D! that is the best possible retort to anything ever.

AND THANK YOOOOOOOOU :D! currently, i'm just celebrating by treating punctuation like it's a bag of confetti, but i'm sure i'll figure something better out ;).

Date: 2011-03-26 08:22 pm (UTC)
coniferous_you: (Smile!)
From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
This is HUGE! It wasn't that long ago since I was accepted to where I am now, so I can still feel that electricity when you tell your story.

Oh man, personalized acceptance letters in general - how do they work? I got an e-mail from someone in the department, but that doesn't really count.

Yeah, murder some periods now before your big day. Get it out of your system. Are you going into English? Or is this the Publishing, Editing, et al. course? (Some would assume they are the same thing and, indeed, in Canada they kind of are; but I disagree...).

HAPPY!

Date: 2011-03-26 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
:D IT IS KIND OF THE BEST FEELING EVER. I AM FUCKING GOING SOMEWHERE. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SHIT.

i have no fucking idea. i already had very little desire to go to bard, but now that has dropped to zero. NOT THAT IT MATTERS. BECAUSE SLC WANTS ME. AND SO DOES SMITH. AND SO DOES EMERSON. *IRREPRESSIBLE GLEE*

iiiiii do not know, exactly. sarah lawrence doesn't have majors; you sort of get to design your own "concentration" (they are AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME). i'll definitely be doing something in that area though.

:D :D :D

Date: 2011-03-26 08:54 pm (UTC)
coniferous_you: (A L'ecole.)
From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
sarah lawrence doesn't have majors; you sort of get to design your own "concentration"

So basically you're going to university in the future. That's amazing! We sort of have that here, but it's not the standard and the onus is on you to trawl around the two campuses and find three faculty members willing to supervise your crazy project. Let's hear it for "Special Individualized Project," ladies and gentlemen.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
HAHA YES EXACTLY. slc is definitely not the standard in the u.s.; i don't know of many other schools like it. it's been my dream for the past two years and i cannot believe they actually fucking want to take me OH MY GOODNESS.

Date: 2011-03-26 09:05 pm (UTC)
coniferous_you: (For cats? .....Yes!)
From: [personal profile] coniferous_you
I've never heard of a school like that before! Well, they must know what they are doing to have picked you; just keep that in mind and you're set!

PARTY??

Date: 2011-03-27 10:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-26 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archy-the-roach.livejournal.com
REDUNDANT FUCKING CONGRATULATIONS, CUNNINGHAM. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOU DESERVE THIS SO MUCH. YOU ARE WONDERFUL.

Date: 2011-03-26 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
REDUNDANT FUCKING THANK YOU, SIRRAH <33333333333333333

Date: 2011-03-26 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] usakeh.livejournal.com
Random, but: I adore your icon!

Date: 2011-03-27 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
:D. it's a great one. i think it comes from [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon.

Date: 2011-03-27 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archy-the-roach.livejournal.com
REDUNDANT FUCKING YOU'RE WELCOME, SIR. 8DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDFOREVER

Date: 2011-03-26 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cool-rain-kiss.livejournal.com
LOL BARD.


YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD, HORNY. I AM SO FUCKING PROUD OF YOU. ♥♥♥♥♥

Date: 2011-03-26 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
NO U <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

I LOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU STILL CALL ME HORNY

(and BARD LOL WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU)

Date: 2011-03-26 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcollinknight.livejournal.com
That's amazing!!!! Good for you, that's so fantastic. So prouddddd ah and happy for you :DDDDD

Date: 2011-03-27 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcollinknight.livejournal.com
SERIOUSLY THOUGH, SLU SLC*. GOOD JOB, YOU. DAYUM.

*oh right, American, not Canadian. WHOOPS :P











Edited Date: 2011-03-27 09:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-27 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
AHAHAHAHHA okay i don't actually have my own supply of gifs with which to respond, but suffice it to say I LOL'D AND AM GRINNING THIIIIIIIIIS BIG, WITH ARMS WAAAAAAAY OUTSTRETCHED <3

Date: 2011-03-26 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eska-rina.livejournal.com
congrats! :D

Date: 2011-03-27 09:46 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-27 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quadruplify.livejournal.com
And once again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I did tell you once before I was considering SLC, right? :3

Date: 2011-03-27 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
:D :D THANK YOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! sfkjhskf i am still so fucking shocked and ecstatic i could keel right the fuck over.

heh, and yeah, you did! it's a damn good school :D.

Date: 2011-03-27 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xstarlesscity.livejournal.com
oh dude oh dude oh dude oh dude oh dude oh dude OH DUDE DUDE DUDE

omg i will tell you everything this is so funny
since coming to the us i have met so many fuckin' lj/bandom people idek this is so weird i am so glad
the internet in my real life


CONGRATUFUCKINGLATUONS MOTHERFUCKER

Date: 2011-03-27 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FUCKING THANK YOU THIS IS SO AWESOME I CANNOT EVEN

i actually do have fuckloads to ask you because i don't actually KNOW anyone who goes there (except you \o/). LIKE, IS THERE ACTUALLY A UNICORN FARM AND A RAINBOW FACTORY ON-CAMPUS <3______<3

no but srsly my most pressing question is uh. i know slc is also known for its drugs and booze. how easy/difficult would it be to stay away from all that? i have kind of had ~~problems with that type of thing in the past. <--awkwardly cryptic question even though aforementioned ~~problems are discussed fairly frequently in my journal.

Date: 2011-03-28 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xstarlesscity.livejournal.com
personally i find it really easy to not do any of that (i do occasionally, but it's very much on my own terms and when i don't want to people respect that). i remember orientation week was a little more "WHOO LET'S PARTY" so if you get here and there's a lot of that, don't be shocked, but it doesn't last. i mean, drugs, i think the seniors are fond of their adderall to get their papers done, but i honestly don't even feel like drugs and booze are a big deal here... it's not like we have frat parties. i don't feel that it's true at all, actually, outside of the older kids who like abusing their prescriptions. where did you even hear that?

Date: 2011-03-28 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
my cousin, but she graduated ten years ago, so, uh, yeah, that may have changed. and various sites that claim to give you the inside scoop like collegeprowler and whatnot, but i'd yet to have found anyone to actually ask. anyway, that is v. good to hear.

Date: 2011-03-28 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xstarlesscity.livejournal.com
do you have aim? we can talk more about this there if you want, i love blah blah blahing about school

Date: 2011-03-28 08:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
i do indeed! i'm gardeniaxtalk. i would love to hear you blah blah blah about school at some point soon :D!

Date: 2011-03-27 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robinoli.livejournal.com
YEAHHHHHH GUUUUUUUUURL <33333

Date: 2011-03-27 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
*HIGH FIVES* :D :D :D :D

also, DUDE. how the fuck are ya?

Date: 2011-03-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kyuukumber.livejournal.com
I'm so so so so so so happy for you!! you are now well on your way to becoming even more awesome <3

also, I wish I could be surprised by Bard's pretentious bitchery, but honestly, I'm not. I applied there and got in as well, but I visited and just...it might be the most haughty, pretentious place I have ever been. It gave me Bad Feelings.

Date: 2011-03-27 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
HEEEEEEEEE <3. well, i do try.

ACTUALLY reed might be slightly more pretentious. i sort of felt like they were the west-coast version of bard? however, i would like to state for the record that their rejection letter was a lot more respectful than bard's acceptance.

Date: 2011-03-28 01:18 pm (UTC)
ext_67746: (Default)
From: [identity profile] laughingrat.livejournal.com
Wow, that's some kickass ableist lecturing from the Bard people. SHOVE IT, BARD

Yay Sarah Lawrence!

Date: 2011-03-28 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
I KNOW RIGHT?! i was most unimpressed. and actually kind of shocked, because i am naive and wasn't expecting it from a ~renowned liberal arts college~. i started reading it out loud to my mother, and i'm pretty sure my exact words were: " '[...]that you will take the responsibility to address whatever impediments exist to your academic success'--GO FUCK YOURSELVES, WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT."

hee hee. but YAY, SARAH LAWRENCE indeed <3 <3.
Edited Date: 2011-03-28 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] imortlnoctrn.livejournal.com
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFOREVER~!!!!!!!!!!111111111ONEONEone

proud and jubilant and excited of/for you! go kick some literal (lol) ass!
Edited Date: 2011-05-04 11:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-13 02:55 am (UTC)
ext_12246: (yay)
From: [identity profile] thnidu.livejournal.com
SL, Smith, & Bard. Yay you!

I applied to 4 colleges, got into one: St. John's in Annapolis.
(A tall, lean, pedantic chap -- with unruly light-colored hair, a great many pockets overflowing with markers, pens, and slips of paper, and a striped scarf that brushes the floor at both ends -- approaches thnidu and asks to take over the keyboard for a few moments.)

Eh, imho "utilize" isn't so dumb here. It's dumb when the recipe says "Utilize a spoon to stir the mixture", but I think of it as more or less equivalent to "make use of" or "take advantage of" -- which, to me at least, seems more appropriate for a set of services than for, er, part of a dinner service. (Sorry about that, the pun engine just exploded.)

He bows and departs, leaving a card:
Dr. Whom
Consulting Linguist, Grammarian,
Ortho√ępist, and Philological Busybody
Maybe it's just old fogies writing to up&comers. I've been blasted pretty much like that for writing like an academic, which I be.

Don't die before you get there. Preferably, don't die for a very long time filled with good life.
Edited Date: 2011-06-13 02:56 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-14 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-grey-rooms.livejournal.com
:D :D thank you! i got into six out of eight colleges, which was six more than i was expecting.

I applied to 4 colleges, got into one: St. John's in Annapolis.

i...really? seriously?

heh, my vitriol was directed towards bard's--as [livejournal.com profile] laughingrat so aptly put it--"kickass ableist lecturing," and then it kind of overflowed in the general direction of their diction. "utilize" is fine there; you're right. (but i still think "our offer...emanates from the belief" sounds pretentious and clunky :P.)

and yes, i am working assiduously in the field of not dying. so far i've done pretty well!

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