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Well, it's me, back with an update after an embarrassingly long period of silence. Which means this will most likely be a long entry as I have much news!

I did not get into Oxford, although I enjoyed my interview very much - I think I hadn't read enough older literature, which is a shame, as I started reading lots more from that era over the summer. I did, however, get into Southampton, which is where I am currently sitting, in my room, getting concerned looks from parents who have come to visit their kids and are disturbed by the sight of a 19 year old in a blanket fort.

Sadly, it turned out I couldn't fit any modules of Latin in because I wanted to keep all the English modules, but I don't really mind, because I get to learn Old English! We have a module called 'Language, Text and Culture in the Early Middle Ages', which currently involves studying a lot of grammar, but in the future will involve reading Heaney's Beowulf, and the original. Add to that 'Poetic Language' - for which I have the best seminar tutor ever - and 'Narrative and Culture' (which is the same kind of novel analysis I did at A level, only harder) - and I'm having a rather wonderful time. My cooking is proving interesting, though.

Society-wise I'm having trouble fitting everything I hoped to in - self defence is at the same time as pianosoc, and creative writing is at the same time as the feminist society, which is just awkward and unhelpful. I've applied for advanced piano lessons with pianosoc though, and hopefully by next week will have decided whether to go there or to self defense. I went to the first femsoc meeting a few days ago, which involved much joyous smashing of the patriarchy by drawing ridiculous pictures and ranting and watching the feminist version of 'Blurred Lines'.

Sadly, I am the only person I know who has gone down South for university - all my friends went North (you traitors) and have left me here, 3 hours away from home. Woe is me. But there's an independent bookshop and multiple libraries and an ice-cream parlour that sells the most amazing ice cream I've had in a long time, so I'm managing. Also the worst club in Europe (there was a poll and everything), but I have yet to venture in.

How are you all? What are you doing? Have you discovered any new and lovely poetry lately? (or stories, or music, or art - anything new and lovely really) What are you reading? What astonishing thing have you learnt recently? Let me know! :heart:
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
  • Reading: Sense and Sensibility
  • Watching: Agents of SHIELD!!!!
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: water

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Megan
Artist | Student | Literature
United Kingdom
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...
~ Allen Ginsberg, Howl

Current Residence: Southampton, UK
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just popping by to say hello and see how you are. :heart:
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for the recent fav! :heart:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :heart:

Just a side note: totally love your LOTR webcam slideshow up there. It made me smile.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
happy birthday, darling soul <3
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Writer
happy birthday!
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cality Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! :hug:
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to #PoeticalCondition!
We are happy to include you as one of our members and look forward to your contributions.
We hope to see you as an active part of our humble group.

Your Founder, RiseandBe
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm so far behind in my message center, it's not even funny. :blushes:

:thanks: Thank you for adding me to your :+devwatch: nearly a month ago, as well as adding Massacre of the Innocence to your :+fav:'s.
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raindroponacloud Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
It's a shame the NaPoWriMo thing is finishing indeed, I really enjoyed them all :)
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