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things that are happening [Apr. 2nd, 2014|05:09 pm]
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RL Stuff
—I have a summer job/internship. (Internship…because I’m not getting paid. But on the other hand, most IL summer jobs are unpaid. Slave labor I tell you. Actually, I read an article some time ago that talks about the ridiculous growth of unpaid internships, especially for those who have already graduated. It’s insane.) I’ll be working at the local Disability Rights Legal Center. The good thing is that it’s really close by – as long as I’ll be at their main office (which I probably will be unless I have to go somewhere to see clients or something) I can basically get to work in 10 minutes. The legal area here is also somewhat relevant to me and I’d say I’m interested. Nothing beats having the summer off of course, but well…
—I feel like I’m struggling this semester a lot more than last semester. Not sure why, but it worries me.
—I’m dancing, so that’s good! We still have two more comps to go this season. Hopefully, nothing happens over the summer that would leave me partner-less again. I don’t want to go through that again. As much as I would like a Bronze/Silver partner, I’m pretty happy with my current partner and it’s certainly MUCH better than no partner at all.
—My computer is acting kinda weird. Specifically the fan. I can’t really figure out why sometimes it works so hard, even when my computer isn’t hot at all. And it makes a slight whining noise sometimes which I don’t think it has done before. It’s irritating because this is a new computer (hardly a year old) so it shouldn’t behaving any problems. I had my old one for three years before it started acting up. It’s also kinda frustrating because it doesn’t seem, objectively, like anything weird is happening if you’ve never used my computer (not most of the time, anyway) but I feel like it’s acting differently than it used to before. Which worries me but I don’t know what to tell our tech person because it’s hard to say “there’s something wrong with my computer” when it doesn’t really seem like it. Also, the last time I brought it in, when we booted it up it was completely fine and silent, even though just a few minutes ago while I was in class the fan was going crazy. IDEK.

Fandom Stuff
—I had to drop out of landofart. That was one commitment I couldn’t carry anymore. Don’t think I’ll be leaving HiH but I’m not sure how my plans to be more active there are going to pan out.
—I’m in kind of awkward position with my hp_holidaygen fic. The fest was supposed to end in January but they stopped posting randomly in December and there has been no news on the comm since then. I tried to contact two of their mods a few weeks ago to see what was up, but neither of them have gotten back to me. It’s an anon fest so, technically, we’re supposed to wait until reveals but I’m not sure if those are going to be happening anymore. I kinda want to claim my fic but I don’t wanna like…step on any toes or anything. If nothing happens, I’ll claim it eventually, just not sure atm when.
—I’m really struggling with my History BigBang fic. It just…doesn’t want to be written, I feel like.
—On a good note! Game of Thrones is coming back on Monday! I hear people talking about it all the time, even in RL so I’m really, really excited.
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[User Picture]From: ars_belli
2014-04-04 03:41 pm (UTC)
I feel like I’m struggling this semester a lot more than last semester. Not sure why, but it worries me.
I think everyone has that semester when things start to snowball and feel slightly out of one's grasp. How long do you have left? (I've completely lost track of term time now that I'm a postgrad, the entire year is just one long semester!)

I can’t really figure out why sometimes it works so hard, even when my computer isn’t hot at all. And it makes a slight whining noise sometimes which I don’t think it has done before.
I had the exact same issue with my PC. The advice I was given was to put a vacuum cleaner next to the fan (or better, open the tower) to hopefully remove any of the dust. It definitely helped with my PC, but being lazy I haven't tried it on the laptop yet.

On a good note! Game of Thrones is coming back on Monday!
*sulks* No cable TV at my place! It is amazing how pervasive that show is, perhaps even more so than Harry Potter.
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[User Picture]From: alley_skywalker
2014-04-04 05:28 pm (UTC)
Finals are the last two weeks of May, so like three-four more weeks. This is my first year on the semester system (I was on quarters/trimesters for undergrad). Can't figure out which one I like more.

I'm taking the computer to our school tech guy today I really do hope it's just some dust and nothing serious.

Lol. I don't know if it's more pervasive that HP - fandom wise, I don't think anything beets HP. But yea, it's pretty popular. I've finally caught up on all the books. I don't have HBO, it's not even regular cable, you have to get it specifically, so I just watch the show online.
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