So, the faint of heart should beware. What lies ahead is a glimpse into the abyss that is my brain.
I was attempting to read my Literary Theory textbook. Not exactly riveting stuff, that. It’s not strange that my mind wandered while trying to slog through Jean Baudrillard, but where my mind went was very strange indeed . . . and, much to your doom, I had a notepad beside me to record my straying thoughts.
(Academically-relevant material is in italics. As are book titles, because that is the proper way to reference them.)
Possible Essay Topic: Baudrillard’s simulacra and modern popular fiction.
—-the presentation/enjoyment of simulacra made real
—-ex.: Harry Potter?
Guy Gavriel Kay . . . Hmm, maybe the library has Sailing to Sarantium and the second book. Damnit, what’s the second book? . . . Lord of Emperors!
I ought to order The Fionavar Tapestry online. Or order them into the store. Guy Gavriel Kay is just fucking FABULOUS.
I ought to read for pleasure more often . . . damn university.
Oh, fuck this. I need to check the library’s catalogue for GGK’s Sarantine Mosaic or I’m never going to be able to concentrate . . .
You know, this is what I hate most about university. This loss of personal reading . . . I was such an avid reader in high school, and I miss it like burning. (Context: I used to read a novel a day, sometimes more, when I was in high school.)
Although, to be fair, a lot of my reading has simply moved online . . .
—-I think I need to return to book reading. Especially since all the good
fanfiction online writers seem to be on hiatus.
Speaking of writing, when did I last update [story]?
—-I ought to update it again, since the next chapter is ready to go . . .
—-Ok, it was last updated on Sept 22nd. So the next update can wait until Oct 22nd. Though I do need to get to work on the next update . . .
What time does the library open, damnit? They have The Fionavar Tapestry and I want to read myself into a literary hangover . . .
Huh. It’s probably strange to everyone else that I know how to use the library’s online catalogue to search for books, place holds, etc. And it’s probably even weirder that I can navigate the cataloging and tagging system to find whatever book I want after I’ve looked it up.
—-I wonder if I can list “library navigation” or “fluent in Dewy Decimalese” on the skills section of my resume?
I need to call and cancel [Dr. appt.] when I have a moment of mental coherence . . .
Possible Essay Point on Baudrillard Reading:
—-we live in a world of zombies! (simulacra)
OK, I’m officially ticked at Professor Dick. He could’ve had us reading Guy Gavriel Kay for Contemporary Canadian Fiction, but he, instead, made us suffer through David Adams Richards?!@!?#$
—-At least I have the satisfaction of knowing that he’s going to hell for this. (Because, yeah, there is no forgiveness for that.)
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