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Querying My Future

Querying My Future

Job hunting and querying are extremely alike, I’ve found. Cover letters are basically just queries for yourself; an interview is a full or partial request (depending whether it’s the first interview of several or the only one); and those offers of representation / employment seem hard to come by. Also, I’m rapidly losing my nerve with the whole thing, though unlike querying, this is not because I found a plot point that will alter my entire life and therefore need…

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#studyspoonie

#studyspoonie

I don’t know whether you guys are familiar with the concept of studyspo, but I come across it quite a lot, on both Tumblr and Instagram. Both platforms have their own studyspo communities (studyblr and #studygram respectively) of people who post aesthetic pictures of their notes and schoolwork to inspire and motivate others to study — as well as to celebrate their own progress, of course. There are some particular hallmarks of the kind of things people tend to post,…

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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

I hear the refrain healthy body, healthy mind quite a lot. (Well, I read it quite a lot. Usually on people’s blogs as they try and inspire other masochists to get up at 6am and go for a run. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YOURSELF?) Mostly, it annoys me, because as someone who is chronically and mentally ill, both a healthy body and a healthy mind seem out of my reach. However, I’m trying to work on the basis…

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Operation ASNaC

Operation ASNaC

I’ve taken to referring to anything relating to schoolwork as Operation ASNaC.  For those unaware, ASNaC (Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic) is the subject I want to study at university, provided I get the grades in my A-Levels to go to Cambridge. It’s the reason I’m neither blogging nor vlogging as often as I’d like to, and also why I’m not taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. There are several reasons for this name: I’ve reached a point, particularly with…

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Things You’ll Hear Me Say

Things You’ll Hear Me Say

“Everyone keeps saying I’m a sociopath.” “What do you mean, get rid of some of my books?” “I broke my headphones again.” “I’m wearing this hat for a reason.” “Live long and koala.” “Aifa [female character, a fairy] is totally a giant green rage monster.” “How to tell if a piece is from the Star Trek soundtrack – the title includes a really bad pun.” “Why are there still handcuffs on my desk?” “I keep getting texts from Heimdall and…

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10 Steps To Getting More Done

10 Steps To Getting More Done

I am really bad at disciplining myself. Like, really bad. Right now I’m supposed to be revising for a Chemistry exam and instead I’m writing this blog post. Yet I managed once to write 127,000 words in about two and a half weeks. So I must have been doing something right. I know how to discipline myself, I just don’t do it. Here are my steps – maybe you’ll have more success following them than I do: Get up earlier….

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Experiments In Tea

Experiments In Tea

My last post, my rubbishy updates post, was my 200th post on this blog. How awful is that? I was planning to do something special and failed completely! This however is number 201. It’s a Tea 101. No, it’s not. But whatever. I’m tired…excuse my rambling… I’ve been told, by people and books the world over, that the English drink tea. Arthur Dent of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, is famous for his liking for tea. I am English….

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Technology And I

Technology And I

Technology hates me. No, I’m being serious. I don’t mean that occasionally I can’t program things to solve simultaneous equations – the last time I did that it took me four hours, then the computer crashed and I had to do my maths homework by hand. Oh no. Technology is a sadist, and I am its unsuspecting victim… Those of you that have been around my blog for a while will know that I’m experimenting with YouTube videos. If you…

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SAVE ME!

SAVE ME!

I will be absent for the next two weeks or so. Sorry about that. “But why?” you are asking. “Where could you possibly be going that’s more important than blogging? Why do you leave us?” Um, readers, I’d much rather be blogging, actually. I’m not going anywhere. I’m sticking my butt in a chair and revising for two weeks, with a few hours off where I have to get myself into school, take an exam, and then come back again….

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The Doctor, Christmas, And Revision

The Doctor, Christmas, And Revision

First of all, the Doctor. Well, what can I say? I’m sure there are some people out there that couldn’t tell me three facts about the Doctor off the top of their head, and there are also probably people who are sitting there going, “Is she ill? Why is she telling us about the doctor?” But I’m not. At least, I’m not telling you about the doctor. I’m telling you about the Doctor. Yes, there is a difference. However, these…

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