Oh, okay then, because I am merciful, I'll give some brief reviews.( SPN, Lost and House ramblingsCollapse )In other news!
My first exam is swiftly approaching and I need to start revising. Unfortunately I have this horrible habit of...not. I mean, it really shouldn't be that hard, I just need to refamiliarise myself with the texts (or in some cases, start/finish reading them), look back through lecture notes and make sure I'm aware of important themes and link them in the texts. It's not that that I'm particularly averse to - in fact, I like the majority of the texts I studied for American Lit - it's just the very idea
of work, of having something I have
to do that puts me off doing it.
And I find multiple distractions. In the form of The Internet, other books I'd much rather read, eating (what? I can't work while I eat!) and Watching Stuff. One of those distractions has been cruelly confiscated. Which makes me sad. BUT I have found further distractions, which may be why I'm currently giving this update...apart from the fact that it was sorely needed.
But anyway, today, instead of revising, I've been thinking dissertation-y thoughts, and went hunting for jester-related resources, as I want to write about the role of jesters in literature. There's this awesome site that I've known about for a couple of years called The Jester's Mask
which I reckon will be invaluable to me next year. It's got all sorts of info on jesters, like quotes, books, plays, poems, costume info, analyses, lists of all the different kinds of jester...It's just what I need, and I really do find it all incredibly interesting. So I've been scouring that site and a couple of others it linked me to.
Sadly, that site doesn't seem to get updated often. But some of the resource links are even worse. There was one or two sites I came across in my search that hadn't been updated since 2001. And it's so weird to think that there must be so many of these dead websites out there, just floating around, not being used, the links dead, the pictures vanished. It's just weird and kinda creepy. Kinda reminds me of this book I once read called Exodus
which was set not too far into the future where the world has been almost completely flooded and technology has become practically obsolete. The protagonist has a rare object that allows her to access the internet, or what remains of it, and the way the author describes it makes it seem like a sort of junksite, or a graveyard of information. It wass haunting in a way. None of it was alive anymore, none of it being used - no one was there. Anyway, that's what it reminded me of, stumbling into a far corner of the internet where no one ever went anymore.
And now I'm going to go take a shower. Off out to see Star Trek soon. Yay?
Ack, my lurkiness appears to be increasing! Aren't lurkers supposed to gradually de-lurk, rather than, um...en-lurken...ise? No, I don't know what I'm going on about either. Basically, I have been a very bad LJ user and haven't updated in something like 2 weeks. Which means I haven't been reviewing my shows! Blasphemy! And because I'm lazy, I do not really intend to. Yes, I'm sure you all find it tragic and feel you can't live without my amazing reviews now that you have had those brief, delicious tastes of them, but you'll just have to find a way of coping.