April 1st, 2009

Utena: With Sword

If this keeps up, I may need a Wednesday weirdness tags

And it it is once more time for posting about the weekly Wednesday weirdness that is my life.

- In my Psych lab, we discussed the psychology behind how magic tricks work. Which I will have to write an essay on. Based on a paper which included quotes from a trained professional pick-pocket.

- In Star Trek club, we watched the fabulously well suited combination of an episode of BSG, and Lego animations of Izzard jokes. And 6 straight minutes of dreadful puns.

I don't normally watch BSG, so I couldn't tell you which episode it was. All I know, is that in it Baltar declared himself a tool. Instrument of God, same diff.

- In Novels, we discussed the fascinating combination of Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, and Alice in Wonderland. As one does.

- There was a guy on my tram who had brought a keyboard. As in the instrument.

And while it's on my mind, for my Novels class we are supposed to come up with, well, a novel. We don't have to write the whole thing, just the first ~3000 words, and have a brief summary of the rest of it.

My problem? I have no idea what my "novel" should be about.

Now, I have been vaguely considering writing about something to do with ghosts. Or the end of the world. Or both. And someone in my class was fascinated when I was talking about the psychology behind magic with them, and suggested I write on that.

But I have no ideas whatsoever about what kind of plot I should have going. Anyone have any suggestions? Or could prod me into inspiration?