I’m sorry I haven’t been posting on here in ages, not really because I’m busy (I am, or at least, I should be) but just because I’ve been rather lazy.
Anyway, school’s been alright recently, which is good. I didn’t flunk anything too badly, which is good. (I’ve sank so low that I’m celebrating every teeny achievement because they don’t come very often nowadays, sigh) I’ve managed to get a C for the economics paper which wasn’t very well done for the cohort, so that makes me a little happy. I’m a tad pissed that I could have gotten a B for history if I sorted out my thoughts better and had more clarity in my essays, but that’s okay. I’m also rather annoyed at how I’ve made so many mistakes that shouldn’t have been made in my math exam…I really need to control my exam anxiety because it makes doing math much more difficult than it already is for me. [sigh] And let’s just not talk about GP because I get second hand embarrassment from the fact that I’ve written such a horrible essay (even I acknowledge how badly it’s been written) and that those poor teachers actually had to read and grade my essay. I’m still thankful they didn’t fail me though, cause I would have. I’m just going to bury that essay somewhere in my room and never look at it again because it’s an utterly horrendous piece of work.
On a happier note, I managed to get an A for the A Level project work so that’s the second A that goes into my university admissions score. Hopefully I’ll manage to pull up my rather dismal grades by the end of the year so I’ll get a perfect UAS (I’m not even sure what it does but it’ll give me a teeny sense of achievement.)
It’s awfully abnormal how I’m so focused on my grades this year, but I guess I shouldn’t be all too surprised since the A Levels are in less than 7 months. I have absolutely no idea how I’m going to cram two years’ worth of the course syllabus into my head but hopefully I’ll figure something out by then.
Meanwhile, there are more important things at hand like the exhibition this Friday which I’m supposed to be curating….surprisingly it isn’t as stressful as compared to last year, probably since we aren’t collaborating with other clubs this year. Also, it isn’t that much of a big deal this year since the school got our funding cut by the ministry [screech] so we can’t afford to spend that much money on publicity resources and fancy exhibition schtick. But either way I’m still glad we still have the opportunity to organise the exhibition as it’s been a while since I’ve done any exhibitions (the last one was in year 3 and it was a collaboration between the art departments of our school and our sister schools and we held it at this gallery in the arts school and the friends and I had quite a fun time frolicking around pretending to be fancy and cool….also, free food on the opening night.) The artworks…or my artwork at least, are completed (I did mine digitally so it didn’t take too long. I probably shouldn’t rely too much on digital medium though, since I can’t paint as well as before now and it scares me a little) and we’ll be putting them up soon, in time for the exhibition on Friday. [whispers] this is actually really exciting but i usually don’t let my enthusiasm about such stuff show but…it is really exciting.
And this is a teeny preview of the actual artwork. I’ll post up digital versions of the artwork and pictures of the actual work (since it’s an installation of sorts) when everything’s done.
Aside from the exhibition, I’ve been keeping myself really busy these days with my newfound obsession with Doctor Who. One of my friends is a huge whovian who knows practically everything about the show and because of her I’ve been tempted to watch Doctor Who since last year but I’ve put it off (too much anime to watch last year…and I was rather busy with Sherlock series 3 earlier this year) until recently and now I’m hooked. And I swear it’s not just because Matt Smith’s cute…partially because Matt Smith’s cute and silly and I just wanna cuddle him cause he’s such a dork, but there are obviously other reasons behind this newfound obsession of mine that I can’t really explain.
The whole premise of Doctor Who is amazing because there are endless possibilities for what could happen in the stories (dinosaurs on a spaceship…yeah, that’s already happened) and also because the show could run on forever as long as the doctor doesn’t run out of regenerations/get killed in such a way that he can’t regenerate – it’s already been on for 50 years and if you were to watch all the episodes and movies (including Classic Who) it would take you about 370 hours. This show’s just filled with everything I like and probably some stuff that I don’t really like (eg. some of Moffat’s rather sexist and misogynistic lines – I don’t actually mind him that much as a writer but there are just sooome lines that irk me a little) but thankfully there’s so much more to like about the show to make up for the things that I don’t exactly like. I love how it’s a comedy, romance, thriller, action series all at once – maybe not all in the same episodes, I absolutely love the two episode Neil Gaiman’s written (He happens to be my favourite author. The Doctor’s Wife is one of my favourite episodes so far and it makes me chuckle how the visual imagery in that episode’s so characteristic of Neil) and I love the idea of travelling around in time and space. Sometimes I wonder if British kids want The Doctor to take them away on these incredible adventures as much as I wanted Peter Pan to take me to Neverland when I was little…I mean, Amy Pond’s story arch basically parallels Wendy Darling’s, in which the person she’s idolised for so long comes to take her away on an adventure in the middle of the night (in The Eleventh Hour, when The Doctor invites older Amy to travel with him, she’s wearing a nightdress not unlike the one Wendy wore in Peter Pan) and let’s just say that running off with a stranger in the middle of the night is a rather irresponsible thing to do, characteristic of kids/youths/non-mature creatures. Throughout her adventures she then comes to terms with the idea of growing up and at the end of the adventure she leaves Peter/The Doctor to live a proper grown-up life…but of course, that’s only when her thrill-seeking appetite has been satisfied. Ah well, I think I’ve probably explained to myself why I like Doctor Who that much after all, since I’ve been a huge fan of Peter Pan since I was a kid. uwu
Yeah, so I guess I’m a Doctor Who fan now, but on the “novice to nerd” scale, I suppose I’m still at the “novice” bit since I haven’t watched any bit of classic who and I still haven’t finished watching David Tennant’s run as the doctor. (I started from Matt’s series first because he’s cute but please don’t hate me for this I like all the other doctors just as much. It’s just that I’ve got a soft spot for the bow-tie-wearing alien.)
So this has been a pretty comprehensive round-up of the things that have happened in the past month or so, I might or might not be posting more frequently in the next few weeks since my second rounds of exams are coming up.