I wanted to give this to my mum so she can use it for art but it has almost the perfect size for my ereader, so she can’t have it.
I think this place is meant to discuss group projects. Or it’s for naps.
I just thought of something I could write about in my Middle Eastern film class. It’s great. It allows me to compensate for my lack of actual knowledge about film studies, I can learn more about Egyptian history, I get to watch war movies and I remain within even the strictest definition of Middle East that we have discussed in the class.
Now all I need is an Egyptian or Syrian movie about the Yom Kippur war with subtitles in a language I understand. I even asked my teacher if he knew something. Like a grown-up understanding her abilities and limits, recognizing them and doing something about that in a timely manner!
Scherzo oder Die verwitterte Melodie (by Hans Fischerkoesen, 1943)
I was looking for animated nazi propaganda on youtube (it exists) for class and I found what I was looking for but I also found this, an animated movie from 1942 that is about insects listening to music and is absolutely adorable.
A very strange thing:
Whenever I’m reading an English text for class that quotes German authors and occasionally uses German words (in italics), I read those German words with an English accent.
I’m still debating whether to go to their concert in a couple of weeks. On the one hand, yes, I should, for teenagehood reasons but on the other hand, I’m unfamiliar with their last two albums and seeing a bunch of middle-aged dudes singing about the terrible state of the world might be disillusioning. (For rock’n’roll and teenagehood reasons, not for state-of-the-world reasons.)
Work is extremely complicated today. I’ve written up a three page document with all the questions I have for my boss when she comes back from vacation (she’ll be so happy!) and it’s all about confusions and miscommunications and stupidity (which is exactly what our product tries to reduce but I’m dealing with people at a stage where they don’t have it in all its glory yet). And as if that wasn’t enough, two of the most complicated people I’m dealing with today have my last name as their first name, so the e-mail chains are very long and very irritatingly looking.
Everybody’s being stupid today. Everybody’s incapable of filling out forms correctly today. Everybody doesn’t know how to internet today.