L-O-V-E’s not what this was

[Starstrukk – 3OH!3 ft Katy Perry]

Should I go meta and explain why I haven’t been writing? Nah, the truth is I have just been plain lazy.

I finished my assessments for Semester 1…last week, and despite the fact that it became a last minute rush, I finished to some degree of satisfaction. And now I am living in that blissful constant, where whenever I feel like I should be doing something, I don’t really have to do it.

Except, of course, I really need to get my exchange process going. Yikes.

So yesterday I watched The King’s Speech finally (obviously not in the cinemas), and I know I probably missed all sorts of auteur references and all that stuff, but the one thing that really struck me about that movie was how Helena Bonham Carter played her character’s love and support of Bertie. Without overusing physical affection, she managed to convey how much pain she was in to watch her husband stutter through his first speech, and how his victory is as much hers as Lionel’s. I think it’s a very succinct way to depict how, when it comes to monarchy, the Queen is usually pushed to the sidelines, when most of the time it’s her love and support that makes the King who he is – Helena Bonham Carter played her Queen with a quiet and determined dignity, never questioning her husband’s decisions, but always supporting him when he starts to waver.

And that’s my rant on that movie.

In other news, my friend Clem helped me get the game Portal, and I’m learning how to play it properly – kind of stink at solving the puzzle, but I think it’s a good game to get me used to FPS games.

Got my midnight tickets to HP7.2 already, and very excited to be going! I should probably start deciding if I will dress up, and if I do, how.

Alex.

Motivation, Such An Aggravation

That’s a line from “Motivation” by Sum 41.

It’s true, but. I’m in my 2nd week of Year 12, and I still don’t really find it that fun to do studying and homework. I have an English SAC soon, and I haven’t really even started on that scrapbook. I mean, I don’t actually even think that the scrapbook will be tedious, it’ll be good to sort my thoughts out…but…

I’ve just had a qaudruple free. My Methods teacher was on a conference today, meaning I didn’t have to go to class. In English I drew in Ly’s planner, in Legal I froze my ass off in the WAY TOO COLD dungeon room, and then it was a free, which I spent in the library reading some stuff for English (I didn’t get far) and then recess, assemblies, lunch, and I just had a free with Dani during which again I didn’t do anything. I have a double free now, and look, I’m online. At school.

I sorted something out with Bee today. It turned out to be another one of our getting-to-be-famous misunderstandings.

I’m starting to¬†feel really tired when I’m by myself. That is, I find myself constantly wanting to be around BRuCe and Dani just because when I’m with them I feel more alert and awake and ready for my future. It’s strange, isn’t it?

Keep Cool (keep working, dammit!)

D.F.

It’s all good…

As expected a lull in my enthusiasm to do well has appeared. I’m finding myself not doing anything this afternoon because I hadn’t taken home the reading I should do for English or English Language. I suppose I’ll do them tomorrow. I’m slightly ahead in Methods, thanks to Jack, and I’m on par in Legal, as are everyone else. Chinese hasn’t started kicking in yet.

I wasted my triple free this afternoon. I doubt I will next week. I should’ve done reading. Instead, though, I hung out with Nug, which in itself wasn’t too bad. I like hanging out with that girl, she’s always up for a decent laugh.

I drew 2 pictures on the Common Room board today, I don’t know if anyone’ll notice or like it (seeing as maybe someone might rub it off…aw). One was Nug being sick (or Doojed, as it should be pronounced), and the other was a Pon & Zi character. I signed them both as D.F. so people who read this blog might know.

Settling into school-life is rather synonymous with “not much to blog about”. I don’t think anyone would want to hear about what happens at school. Besides, everyone’s still into that “gotta study” phase, and until that wears out not much fun will happen. I haven’t really hung out or been around my form’s group much, I’ve spent more time with Dani. I think she needs it, poor sod’s been separated from her “joined-at-the-groin” Hamwu.

I’ve done something odd to my right elbow. I can’t bend nor straighten it to its limit, which is a worry. It’s constantly sore, and gone a tad swollen. Maybe I picked up something too heavy? There are a few other ailments as well; Nugen (Doojed) is drastically ill from not having dried her hair at camp (neither did I but I’m okay). My princess had a headache and went home early, leaving me to take the train with the Yr 11s, which, admittably, isn’t too bad. Carmaine says she reckons she’s coming down with something (or something along those lines of not being 100% peachy), and Vasper (ha in joke) is feeling crummy as well. I have to be careful. I mean, aside from the fact that my “ee-byood zisdub” is rather the awesome, I still have to be careful. Which reminds me, I should go put on socks soon.

Keep Cool (and in your heart the 131 confirmed so far, and the many to come, who have lost their lives in the darkest weekend Victoria have come across thus far)

D.F.