Still Time to Enroll in Gender Through Comics Course
Ball State’s Gender Through Comics course starts April 2 and you still have time to enroll. The Massive Open Online Course is free although there are required reading materials that have to be purchased. You can see the syllabus here.
The course is designed by Christina Blanch of Ball and will feature guests including Terry Moore, Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Mark Waid.
There are over 5000 people enrolled in the course including me. I’m looking forward to it!
I just signed up for this course. So freaking excited!!!
Guess who got his results today? Passed my Commerce subjects, and never have to do another finance subject again!!
Now, to finish Ancient Greek and knock over this Arts degree….
I don’t think the ancient Greeks had a word for “consent”
Me, legitimately searching for words in a dictionary for my Ancient Greek conjugation homework.
After promising my self I would go to class this semester, I didn’t. And now because of the crap timing of everything, I am having a minor freak-out/panic attack about my Intro Personal Finance exam on Tuesday.
It should be fine, but I don’t think it will be, and I can be ready in time, but what if i’m not, and I can’t handle!
Why I need to finish Uni….NOW!!
Wait…. WHAT?!? MY ESSAY IS DUE NEXT FRIDAY?!?!?! SO I’VE BEEN SPENDING ALL MY TIME ON THIS THING AND IGNORING MY FINAL YEAR COMMERCE SUBJECT BECAUSE I GOT THE DATE WRONG?!?! OH COME ON!!!!!!!!
On top of this, why schedule the due date a week into exams. Why not have it due on the first day after swotvac, LIKE EVERY OTHER ESSAY HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS!!!!!!
Film student problem: I can’t decide whether to write on the wanderer in Lost in Translation, or masculinity in crisis and the city space in Fight Club/American Psycho.
Life is hard!
Word count: 250/2500
Time until essay is due: 14.5 hours
Ok. 10% in an hour. That’s not ideal, but it’s not bad either. The only problem: These words are the introduction and the brief summary of the Scott Pilgrim comics. So I haven’t even really started.
I’ve hit a bit of a brick wall. I know what I want to write, just not how to get there and make it smooth. So i’m going to go eat some Bok Choy.
Because that will fix everything, right?
OK. Here we go again…
Word count: 0/2500
Time until essay is due: 15.5 hours
Time for another instalment of “Dave can’t manage his time well, so all night essay writing”. Every time, I swear I will manage my time better on the next essay and it never happens.
Anyway, time to write 2,500 words on how spectatorship of Scott Pilgrim vs The World changes as you move from one medium to another. Yeah, my course rocks!
Hey, jerk-faced tutor! Fuck off!!
So i’m struggling with some stuff right now. Stupid, “real-life” bullshit that has been on my mind constantly, messing with my sleep patterns, and generally making my life shit.
Obviously, this has made Uni hard. I knew one of my essays was going to be handed in late because of this. I figured 4 days late, 8% off my mark: I can handle that. To be nice, I gave my tutor heads up and told her I’d be handing it in late. She recommends I apply for special consideration so I can keep the 8%. I figure sure, why not. But this means I have to waste time dealing with Uni admin and IT to apply for the consideration. And because this isn’t a regular “illness”, I can’t back it up with a Medical Certificate. So suddenly I am at the police station getting a Statutory Declaration witnessed. A fair bit of work for 8%, but I get it done.
Suddenly, three weeks later, my tutor emails me. Apparently, she can give short extensions on her own, and she only just worked this out now! And casually asked me to bring a “certificate, etc” to support my extension.
WHAT THE FUCK!!!
a) Do your damn job!!! If you can give extensions by yourself, know this shit!!! You are my tutor, AND the subject co-ordinator. These are the exact kind of things you should know!! Don’t make me waste a week on a formal, Uni Admin-based waste of time when you can just say “sure, no probs” and all would be fine
b) As i’ve already discuss with you, I don’t have a fucking certificate!! Do you know how much easier my life would be right now if it could be summed up by a Med Cert! Do you think I would be getting a Stat Dec from the police when I had a Med Cert?!?!? Learn to listen to your students!
c) Thank you for all your help. I was just thinking how shitty everything was, but it will get better soon. Then you came along to take a giant dump on my optimism. I needed that grounding. Thanks! /sarcasm
I know I will come back and delete this when I feel better, but until then, fuck you and your stupid subject!!!!
"Operation: Gym and essays" is a go!!
All my uni classes are over! Ok, so technically I have another week of classes left, but I have told work I would do a shift then so I am not attending. So this means my time is free for essay and exam revision. And beside the occasional work shift, nothing else.
So here is my plan: Write my essays and study in my regular messed-up sleep pattern. And when I am not doing this or need a break, I will go to the gym. This will keep me sane, and make up for my laziness this semester. And I will hit the holidays slighter more intelligent and slightly more fit.