May 24th, 2009

Utena: With Sword

I was actually trying to avoid fannish stuff while I wrote this essay, but...

Oh, Universe. What a mad, mad place you are.

So, I Googled the APA Citation Style Guide, to ensure I'm doing the citations on this stupid Psych essay properly.

Which is all well and good, until I notice that the first example on the first site in the Google search is the following:

Devine, P. G., & Sherman, S. J. (1992). Intuitive versus rational judgment and the role of stereotyping in the human condition: Kirk or Spock? Psychological Inquiry, 3(2), 153-159.

Cue a literal double-take when I actually realise just what it is this is saying. And probably a really great WTF face if anyone had been watching.

Though I'm still not entirely certain why a university would choose to use entirely Star Trek examples on a page about how to cite things in a Psychology paper.

In other news, last night I went and saw Billy Elliot with Mum and The Sister (and her boyfriend). It was actually very good, though our seats were literally in the back row, and we couldn't see some of the stuff going on in the upper part of the stage. I really must see the actual movie that's based on at some point...

Incidentally, I have no idea what my Mum is getting me for my birthday, but apparently she was going to get it at the Southbank Art and Craft market this morning. If anyone has any guesses, feel free to let me know