So this is what happens when you go deep into research mode. Everything, all communication with the outside world fails. Or at least, all communication with the virtual world fails.
So what have I been up to?
Well, I gave my presentation/pitch for my research project, and did pretty darn well. I have come to the realisation that I don’t feel I have a department. Well, I guess I have “Media, Culture and Creative Arts,” but here I am, with a Performance Major, an Internet Studies supervisor, as well as the interest/understanding of Literary and Cultural Studies and Film. I feel very supported yet slightly lost.
I wrote my second essay, this time using Foucault’s concept of Panopticism to explain the discipline function of Tragedy in theatre. That was fun, I think I linked things together, but the marker felt there was a lot more I could have looked at. So I got a good mark, but not a great mark. Whatever. Next semester and The Final Thing are far more important.
Right now, I’m writing my “Literature Review,” which, for me, is essentially a big first draft of my exegesis, sans-introduction or conclusion. It’s currently sitting at around 3k words, which means I’ll have another 2-3k to play with in the future.
In a day and a half, I’ll be flying across to the other side of the world to be with my boyfriend for maybe a month. This is after an absence of about four. It’s surprising and very nice that we managed to stay together. Don’t ask me how we did. I’ll also be seeing Tim and Jess, as well as Ian (if things go to plan!) Huzzah for seeing people I haven’t seen in a while!
Game-wise, I’ve been obliterating Plants vs Zombies (PopCap) and trawling through The Path (Tale of Tales). I’ll review them soon. Not that there’s much to say about PvZ except it’s great. Also had a brief (ie, maybe four hours!) play with The Sims 3. There’s a reason I’m not buying until post-October 30th. Honours will suddenly disappear!
I’ll try be better soon, I promise!