I had SEVEN HOURS of mock exams on Tuesday. Seven! And only one half hour break in between. Bloody ridiculous. I always get to this point about 2 hours in where my brain just rebels and refuses to churn out any more information, but I have extra time, so it’s even worse.
Never mind though, only one left now. Should be studying for it really, but then I’ve already completely flunked my last two RS ones, so I’m tempted to just except my fate. English was alright though, and one of the wonders of studying art is no art mock (‘cus art’s like a 20 hour exam or something). Anyway, just to top it all off I’ve got a theatre trip for English tomorrow evening. It’s a good play, ‘translations’ by Brian Friel, but not what you want just after exams. Plus it’s got the most utterly unsatisfying ending.
Oh yeah, and I’ve discovered a whole bunch of new tv programmes to become addicted to (’cus it‘s amazing the things you can suddenly find to do when you‘re meant to be studying for an rs exam). I’ll be the first to admit that most of the tv I watch is rubbish. To be honest I like things on tv that don’t take too much effort. I hate soaps and reality tv but I love those weekly, episodic sort of programmes. You know, the type with slightly over melodramatic storylines and usually some element of fantasy. I did look up Battlestar Galactica, ‘cus I keep hearing around about it, and have come to the conclusion that I really don’t like hard sci-fi, which I find quite encouraging. The ones that really scare me are those that have actual science in them. Feels like they’re trying to teach me stuff while I’m not looking. Plus why bother with real science when you can just say “I’m going to reverse to neutrons on the hyper-temperal-wavelength adjuster” and sound twice as impressive. Ok so I’m a dork, but not a big sci-fi dork. Doctor who totally doesn’t count, that’s fantasy. Right so programmes I have discovered while I should’ve been revising through half term:
Heroes -another one that I’ve been hearing about absolutely everywhere(now finally showing in the UK, yay!). This one however is genuinely very interesting. Gets me all ooo, what’s going to happen next? I love all the different characters (especially the little Japanese guy). They do seem to have stolen most of their ideas from whoever invented X-men, but fortunately have better taste in costumes.
Witch Hunter Robin -Talking about people with cool powers, sure she’s named after my step dad, but she’s pyrokenetic (can you believe that someone actually bothered to think up a word for that) so we’ll forgive her. I do like Anime, but most of it’s awful, so when it’s always nice to find something that’s vaguely decent. However it’s only uploaded on youtube up to episode 15 so I’m going to have to search out the rest. And it was just getting interesting darnit.
Supernatural -I am so addicted to this program now. I was watching it earlier tonight on tv actually and Robin was doing a running commentary on how awful he thinks it is. Ok so it’s not exactly high brow, but I love a bit of horror, and it’s nice to have characters that know what they’re doing so that it’s not all screaming blonds. Plus I never get male relationships so I find them hugely entertaining to watch. If I wanted to see a whole bunch of girls, I’d go to school.
Charmed -This is more of a rediscovered this actually. I never liked this program much before, it always seemed so cheesy, plus the tv channels are stupid and kept changing the time so I could never follow it. But I’ve found out that if you watch it in bulk it’s really quite addictive, and some of the storylines are rather interesting. Of course it helped that I watched the series with drew fuller in it first. What? I go to school with four hundred other girls (yes I know I’ve used that excuse already today) all those teenage hormones have got to be directed somewhere.
One day I will have a car, and a job (probably not in that order), and subsequently a social life. Until then, thank God for youtube.