December 10th, 2005
|11:24 pm - Doctor Who killed Snarry!|
I love fandom_wank. That place is utter crack. Utter, utter crack. It never fails to cheer me up.
Basically, there was wank involving the owner of a Snarry fic archive. Naturally, people at f_w are vaguely amused by this, in a "people are silly" sort of way. Someone comments that this wank could have happened in any fandom, and list Who as one of them. I comment on how there's probable DW shipper-wank coming up in the future, and manage to spawn a Doctor Who comment conversation that dominates the entire thread. (And gain a few members for my flist)
Later, the wanky archive owner closes the archive, and f_w gets stormed by Snarry fans, angry that we supposedly killed off Snarry. A rather sane (if annoyed) f_wer explains just what went down in the thread - mainly Doctor Who - and that blaming the death of Snarry on f_w is essentially blaming it on Doctor Who.
I am now suffering from an intense desire for iconage.
Damn, it was entertaining, though.
Which I kind of needed, in the wake of some stuff that happened yesterday.
Firstly, the exam results.
I failed Maths. Again.
I think I've kinda got the hint now: Maths is NOT my thing. Kinda funny for someone who skipped a year in the subject and won prizes for Maths at school, but hey, I no when I'm done.
Passed all my other subjects, mind, which was good. Scraped my pass in Programming, which I had been slightly worried about, so was pleased there. Didn't do as well as I had hoped for Psych (Pass, 63%), seeing as I had gone so well on the lab report, so I mustn't have done all that well on the exam. *sighs*
What I was happy with was my Creative Writing Results. Got a H2A, which seeing as I only barely scraped that for my weekly tasks, meant I pretty much must have gotten H2A on my folio. Which is quite good, really, seeing as some of the stuff I wrote for it was a bit...different. Like Subject 1452, which still has to be the strangest thing I have ever written.
But, in other less that cheerful news: Apparently VSU has been passed. Fuck. And it's all because of bloody Family First. No deals with the government, my arse.
And just to keep up the theme: The Mary Cooke Lounge Conversion is going ahead. I repeat, fuck.
I mean, where else am I supposed to lurk with my friends between classes and all, when I have nowhere else to be? Yeah, some of the Old Second Floor types seem to have been whinging about the MCL getting crap, but newsflash, I've only been around one year! I don't know any better! And for me...it was a place to be, you know. A place to go, to meet up with people, to have fun. And now it's going.
I mean, half the Second Floor people around I would basically never see if it wasn't for the Mary Cooke. And the thing that worries me most is that as far as I am concerned, the social life in the MCL practically is Second Floor. And if we lose the Mary Cooke, I'm worried about loosing that.
Which is a big thing for me.
It's going to sound terribly melodramatic and cliche and all that, but when I came to Melbourne, I knew nobody. Literally. And finding this place, with people who were fun and interesting and shared my interests and liked me was a huge deal. For once, I could be myself. I'd spent so many years being the slightly odd, quiet, smart girl, always watching and listening, and never saying what I was thinking in case I got laughed at for it, shut away reading because I preferred the company of books to people. But here, I could be who I wanted to be for once, a hyperactive, talkative, opinionated, obsessive geek-girl. It was so freeing.
And I've enjoyed this yearmore than any other I can recall. It was so much fun. And I don't want to loose this community, these people, and if we don't have our place, our spot to be, this area where we can just be, I'm afraid that this might happen.
Gods. No wonder I sat up for hours talking Doctor Who on fandom_wank.
And just because I felt like a bit of randomness, an amusing sign I found in the city the other day:
Speaking of random, a piece of advice: Don't fall asleep after long periods of messing around on LJ. You end up having dreams about LJ entries.
Now, my next Links List should be in the works soon. Fifty plus links, and some really good stuff, it'll be up before Christmas.
*whistles as she wanders vaguely in that direction*
|Date:||December 10th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)|| |
As to your rant about 2nd floor... "Here here!" Bout time someone acknowledge it was good instead of going on about how bad it's become. If it was so bad they wouldn't have gone there, so it must have had some goodness to it, and I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. (even if the ones about being able to be an obsessive geek-girl don't really apply to me...)
I think a lot of it's the oldbies going on about "Back in the old days..."
They forget that for First Years and the like, we haven't had this sort of thing before, it's new to us. Especially when you consider a lot of us have come from school that never had this sort of thing - I mean, I was my schools geek community.
I've had quite a few conversations with people in which they mention being somewhat of an outcast (or at least not particularly popular) at school. Second Floor, and the MCL, give us our own little community. The oldbies know all these people already, they've made their friends. But what about younger people? What about us, what about future Second Floorians? How are they going to meet up with people, find their community?
Err...sorry, but this is just something I have some strong opinions on.
|Date:||December 10th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)|| |
Hey that other comment actually did self-destruct...well kinda.
It's OK, I agree with your strong opinions. Sure it will suck for us now we won't have anywhere to meet up TO go and do things, and I truly believe my social life will suffer and it's not that strong as it is. But most of all I feel sorry for next year's geek/nerd intake. They won't have the same chance to bond and make friends as we did, which I think is a great shame.
Sure, playing 500 for hours on end might be tiresome, but it beats going home straight away after class everyday to sit on your computer and speak to people you've never met...
I know, I am quite thrilled about my self-destructing comment. Still, it got it's message across, which is all that matters.
I agree with you fully there, you know. It's the future potential Second Floorians that loose out, because they'll never get a chance. I mean, even if they join the clubs and all, half of them are never actually advertised or anything, and you never know if there is a meeting or not, so it would be bloody hard for them to get involved.
And I really must agree on the last point, even with my utter dislike of 500.
|Date:||December 11th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)|| |
I think either we move second floor - either to first floor or the space outside bullwinkles or somwehere - or we permanently book rooms on second floor, provided short courses can't book them first. Rooms are bookable by individuals, after all.
Yeah, it's just having somewhere to hang in all those random gaps between lectures that I'm all on about. You can't exactly book a room all day, and cetain other areas always seem pretty damn full to me.
|Date:||December 11th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)|| |
If it wasn't for short courses booking rooms we could - individuals can book rooms. If we had three 3-hour bookings per day (15 per week, and some would be club functions) that would do it. I'm sure we could get enough people involved if we had to.
Ah, screwing with the system.
It'd take a bit of work, but it might be doable. Depending on the bloody short courses, I suppose.
|Date:||December 11th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)|| |
I totally agree with the second floor rant. And I do think it's sad that a lot of the people I most respect on second floor seem to not want to be there anymore, and I don't think their leaving will help us, so I am being selfish and wanting them to stay.
I guess it's up to us now to make it work somehow, make sure there is somewhere for us and all the newbies to go to fit in, when we're in need of friends or somewhere to feel safe.
I really like second floor just being there, without feeling like I have to work really hard to have friends. I'm really sad that it won't be the same anymore. But for the sake of us who need it, somehow we'll find something to fill the gap. Somehow.
It is sad, indeed, that people are leaving. A lot of them are fun and interesting and I like spending time with them, and that's going to be bloody hard if they aren't on second floor. When will we see them then, the occasional movie premiere?
And I now it sort of comes down to us, but it brings back a lot of my secondary school paranoia, that feeling I get when I would turn up late for something, and my friends weren't there. And I wouldn't now what was going on or where to find them, and there would be this little voice in the back of my head saying, "Look, they've left you all alone, they don't care about you."
So yes, selfish, but it still burns. And I'm sure something will happen, it's just what that bothers me.