Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick Update - Voting and a Busy Weekend Ahead (yay, I have no life :D)

Today was the election for some thingy magingy student council president...or something. I don't know. All I remember is going downstairs to get the beagles with a friend and bumping into 2 girls who gave me a lollipop and a sticker so I could vote for Kaitlyn. So I did. It's not like they're gonna do anything. Then for the sophomore thing I voted for Jen, because...I know her. I knew the other girl too, but I'm more friends with Jen, although I still don't know if they're gonna do anything.

After school, when I was waiting for it to be 3:30, I was in the library when this dude and Robert walked in, sat in the computers next to me and flipped because they had to write 2 papers each for a sociology class. They wrote about a paragraph and gave up (we tried to come up with ideas as to how they could pull out an excuse to get extra time, but they finally decided on "oh well, we tried.") After they left I sort of wondered what I would have done.

I probably would have given up too...

I got most of my resources for the research paper down and now I need to highlight them, summarize them, and some other things. I am not gonna have fun this weekend, even though I got a recommendation for an anime I really want to watch :P

I'll have to finish the beginning of the research paper, study for drama, study for math, do some homework for the latter, type a lab report, reprint an H.R Diagram (because apparently I wasn't suppose to print out a blank out; nobody told me!) go over some CPT English assignments, and finish editing the video for my best friend's birthday.

Plus I should update Broken and write a little on my SciFi story.

Yaaaay....

...

I'm gonna go pass out now,
Becky.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Research Paper

I just got back from CPT; I still have to do some homework so I'm gonna make this quick.

Since I had a "panic attack" (a migraine and the need to throw up, which I guess isn't really a panic attack :/ I'm lame) on Monday, I ended up missing my English class and couldn't do the beginning of the research paper. My teacher's cool so after I told him I had CPT he said I could turn it in on Monday. So I chose the topic of the insanity defense. I asked Debbie about it, since she's got majoring in psychology (as well as English Lit.) and knows about those things. I had to ask her because I really had no idea in what side to chose, and after reading somethings online I was leaning towards "not valid."

Debbie, though, said in the email


"Insanity is a very valid defense. Mentally ill people need treatment, not punishment.


There's this idea people have that if you plead insanity, you get off. The truth is you get to serve...awhile in a mental institution to seek treatment. For the heinous crimes, you're basic stuck there the rest of your life anyway. "


And she told me about how the evaluation for insanity is and recommended I do some more research on it. I think it makes perfect sense, plus she concluded it with:

"Helping people is much more important than punishing them"

So I'll be writing from that perspective. It should be easy now, so I'll research some cases and more on the evaluation. Hopefully it doesn't burn me out. (Either way, I like that last line that Debbie said. I could make my character quote her xDDD)

I'm starting a Trig chapter in my math class tomorrow, and I'm kind of freaked out because I can't find the book, so after I find more info on the thing I'll have to look for it.

Oh, and as for Debbie's short story, I thought it was awesome and so did the people I sent it too. At the beginning I thought I had the story figured out, but she tricked me (well...everyone xD) very cleverly. It was a great story in my opinion :D.

Peace,
Becky.

Book: Carrie
Anime: Samurai Champloo
Movie: Clash of the Titans (I saw it the same day as Kick Ass)
Mood: A little uneasy
Listening to: Cars passing by, now an airplane.
SciFi novel word and page count: 113,802 words and 188 pages (haven't written anything yet...:P)
Planning to Write: Friday.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oops

I kept forgetting to update, and school is continuing to kill me. I got into CPT classes and they've already cancelled it twice. How am I suppose to pass the math test without a calculator? I'll learn all the formulas they want, algebra's always been pretty and straightforward like that, but no calculator?

I should probably memorize all the multiplication tables again and learn how to multiply with fractions again O_o. I'm so used to writing decimals. Also, I won't be doing the Gamer Girl thing. It had annoying moments, but I re-read it and it wasn't as bad as I remembered. Cliched and wall-banger-worthy, at times, but there's character development. That's nice :D (scraping the bottom of the barrel here)

Also, in psychology class, my classmates kept talking and my teacher got angry, and so gave us a 20 page report. It started with 10, but they wouldn't shut up. He said life wasn't fair when we complained and I had to hold back to tell him that didn't mean it had to be unjust. I flipped out in the car after CPT (this was a week ago, I think) and my dad said not to worry. At the very least, I could copy and paste and add BS in the middle. I even asked Debbie, because I had a topic in mind that would help for my scifi story too, and it got pretty good. Thing was, I didn't know what specifically we were suppose to talk about. So I emailed him, asking him about it and he wrote back:

"Relax"


Then turns out I was the only one that had asked him what the hell we were suppose to do, so because of that I saved the class. No one had asked him expect for me, and no one did the paper anyways, so we got saved. Yay! I got to be a hero. After that, not much happened. Except for the house thing with my parents. Bloody economy. Then...

I updated my fanfiction, formated my sci fi story while adding more chapters, studied a little for classes, and am currently finishing a video for my best friend's birthday. I won't get to do much since I should start studying for finals, but I don't feel as afraid as...yesterday.

I freaked out so much about everything I actually got sick O_O

That's life,
Becky

P.S: I just got a magazine from Debbie where she got her short story published. She keeps saying it's lame, but I'm gonna prove her wrong xD.

Anime: Samurai Champloo
Movie: Kick Ass (which...kicked ass. Yeah, I know, that joke is overused xD)
Book: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
Mood: Peaceful (for now O_o)
Listening to: Birds singing, cars driving, and MSN alerting me.
SciFi novel word and page count: 113,802 words and 188 pages (The pages are little because I formated it differently xD).
Planning to write: Some day soon :)
"Science and science fiction have done a kind of dance over the last century... The scientists make a finding. It inspires science fiction writers to write about it, and a host of young people read the science fiction and are excited, and inspired to become scientists...which they do, which then feeds again into another generation of science fiction and science..."
- Carl Sagan, in his message to future explorers of Mars.