I've been out of the loop.
Anything I should do to prepare my ass before watching the last two episodes of Doctor Who season fnarg+1?
I am alive!
I'm sorry I haven't indicated this for almost two weeks, but finals were rather...there. In related news, I'm considering switching to a History major with a Japanese minor, because a lot of my writing and analysis is unavoidably ideological or at least controversial and some people think the History department may be more amenable to that, and also because I had a panic attack during my Japanese language final.
The other options, considering my interests, would be Comparative Literature or Women's and Gender Studies, but in the first of these cases I'd be expected to do even more formal foreign language study (as opposed to on my own, which I am more comfortable with and actually better at), and in the latter such departments tend to be dens of pre-existing, sometimes very firmly kept-to ideologies that might not necessarily accord with my own work or focus. Though this would depend on the department and I'm not sure what that at the University of Massachusetts is like.
Anyway, by the end of the day I'll be at my ACTUAL HOUSE for the summer (yay!) and see my CATS (YAY!!!). I'm going to have a lot of fun with my family this summer and also my friends. I plan to help my mother with the early stages of learning Japanese, which she wants to do too for reasons that I don't fully understand yet.
My two final papers (as opposed to exams), for Japanese Women Writers and Legal Studies, both went very, very well, actually. I'm quite pleased about that.
Since Madoka finished I've picked up Hanasaku Iroha, aka 'Anne of Green Gables GONE HORRIBLY HORRIBLY WRONG'. I like it a lot so far. I also need to catch up on the latest two episodes of Doctor Who. Seriously. I'll probably do that at some point to-night or to-morrow, Saturday if I'm too tired and/or busy until then. I definitely want to be caught up by whenever the Neil Fucking Gaiman episode airs on BBC America.
So, how has everyone else been?
Next time, please do not resume two days after Puella Magi Madoka Magica finishes. My body was not ready. Neither was my brain. My heart would have been, but it's been feeling awfully tender ever since about halfway through 'The Only Path Remaining' on Thursday night. Large swathes of this episode were really just too much, and I'd appreciate it if Moffat and Shinbo would coordinate these things better in the future. THEY ARE NOT CATERING TO MY NEEDS OH DEARIE ME.
Elisabeth Sladen died.
She was only sixty-three.
I can't believe this...