Friday, 21 November 2008

Sixy-first and Sixty-second Day

Thursday: Starting to Write

In Starting to write it was reaviled that we have a folder to complet before christmas. Okay so we had the information before but our tutor hadn't mentioned it. I'm working under the general premis that untill it is mentioned I don't need to do it.

Not exactly logical I know.

The lesson iself was talking about character.

Friday: Language & Society

Finished off warring words I suppose I should start my essay.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Sixtieth Day

IT for writers today focused on photo shop it seems like quite a good program. I am in no doubt that the Gimp can probably do everything that photo shop can. I attempted to take Teal'c's tattoo and place it on Ainsley Harriot. It worked to begin with then something when wrong, can't say what and I lost it. In any case it was good to get to know a new system, I'll get by brother to teach it to me. With some work I could probably become quite proficiant.

Then was scriptwriting. We talked about summaries and pitches for a script. It is strange but just outlining my story helped me to focus the theme of my story. While I would not claim to be able to write like Asimov or Clarke I think I've got my script theme down. To be basic it is about people being lost in a world where it is next to impossible. The Star Trek Original series episode: For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, is quite a good example of what I'm trying to do. The story is set in a geodesic dome which is the only habitable place on the planet.

I will see how it goes.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fifty-ninth Day

In American Short Story we went over the essay, on of the ones due in before christmas. I think I now have a clear idea of how to do the essay now. Luckyly there is a certain amount of freedom, so we can be selective and only use the stories that we liked. I have a fair idea of what I'm going to do which I will embark on soon. (Maybe even tomorrow.)

Tomorrow is IT for writers and Scriptwriting. They are both quite fun.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Fifty-eighth Day

Today was writing media. Our usual teacher was away, but this teacher was actully quite interesting. She had quite a different style to her lesson, we sat in a group and although we got a good amout of work done we also were abkle to discuss more than with our regular teacher. We are currently in the process of assembling our items for the next assesment. I have a fair idea what I'm going to do. The great thing is that we have almost complete freedom. There is a world limit, but we can submit one piece or many as long as they add up to the limit.

The bad: I have two essays due in before Christmas (Three in total) I think they will be eminently do able they just won't nessesarily be interesting.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Fifty-seventh Day

Another strange Sunday.

On Sundays I feel I should just relax. Problem is I'm not sure what to do on a Sunday.

Anyway got a bit of work done and went to the shops to get the essentials. (Chocolate and Yogurt and a couple of other things.)

In the evening I popped into Smiths. I've come up with and great way of not spending too much money there, don't take much! Elegant in its simplicity.

Still lost on the machines though.

The quiz was quite good, my team didn't win. - Nor did I win at the bingo - still fun though.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Firfty-fifth and Firty-sixth Day

Friday was the last day of reading week. Got quite a good amount of work done and am now in a good position to begin my essays. I think I might be spending a lot of time in the LCR next week.

Went to Smiths, the union pub, on the Friday evening. If it had a busy period I managed to miss it completely. I went down at about seven and then again at 10ish and both times it was almost completely empty.

Saturday was a strange day. Got up rather late and the day seemed to be over very quickly. However got work done.

On both evenings I went down to Smiths and played on the games machine...gambling bad.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Fifty-fourth Day

The penultimate day of reading week. Got a good amount of work done today. Haven't actually embarked on the essays yet, but then there is other work to be going on with.

I know essay in the plural is scary!

Also managed to fill the kitchen with smoke! Just by the application of sausages. The plastic container melted and with a strong punch the sausages would have turned to dust, like so many vampires.

Tomorrow the last day of reading week.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Fifty-third Day

Today was my only lesson of this week; scriptwriting. We saw a few short films, they can be very good but are usually quite sad. We saw one called 'The Boy with Blue Eyes' , 'Re:Run' , 'Day at the Beach' and I think a couple of others. The strange thing is that the work we have to do has to have no dialogue and all the one we've see have dialogue.
Nevertheless I have a fairly good idea of what to do and I'll know when I get the mark.

So reading week continues, I have actually done quite a lot of reading. So it lives up to its name.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Fifty-second Day

Reading Week continues. I think I'm getting a good amount of work done. I'll know properly at the end of the week.

Tomorrow is my only lesson for this week; Scriptwriting. I've got the charater profile done, just needs to be checked.

My computer seems not to like Stargate season 7. It wouldn't play the first disk and the secound one is vibrating ridiculusly.


Monday, 10 November 2008

Fifty-first Day

Today was the first day of Reading Week. I have done a little more work than usual, I think it should be enough by the end of the week.

Also went shopping, just a few supplies.

Not much else to say really.

So reading week continues and I'll try to beat todays amount of work done.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Fiftieth Day

Today was Sunday.

Got some work done at home in the morning. Leaving me having done an average of 4 hours a day, 20 extra hours of work over the week. Not too shabby.

I'm working on the philosophy that as long as deadlines are met it doesn't really matter how much work I do.

Next week is reading week. It's the old free - study period argument. I'm hoping to get a good amount of work done.

We shall see.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Forty-nineth Day


Got up very late by virture of having gone to bed late. So watched the Futurama movies, the first was better than the secound.

Went out for a take away - I know that sounds like a misnomer but we were at someone elses house.

Came back via grandmas and watched Merlin, it is a strange series.

Should do some work tomorrow.

Next week reading week.

Forty-eighty Day

Well forgot to write this yesterday so this is for Friday.

Started the day with Language and Society, were going through political language and on to military language. The way that a government is able to sell war to the public. Which leads me nicely into what my essay is on, Nukespeek.

I spent most of the rest of the day in the LRC working, actually I read most of the time but I am getting my work done.

In the evening I came home and shall be spending the weekend with mum, dad and Richard.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Fourty-seventh Day

Today was supposed to be Starting to Write. It was cancelled because an author was coming in to take to us. I suppose it was vaguluy interesting but since I didn't know him or his novel I had no idea of a question to ask. I would much rather have had the lesson since it is my favourite.

Next week is reading week so it's not on next week either. Which is a bit of a shame.

Tomorrow language and society.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Forty-sixth Day

Today was IT for Writers. I think I have I pretty good idea for my essay now, it'll be on wikis and comments in general on the web. I know it sounds like a broad subject but I think I can pull it off.

Afterwards was Scriptwriting. A much better lesson than they have been previously, and sci-fi is okay as a genera.

I got my mark today for the script, 58%. Not too bad I guess. I'll up load it, right now my main computer needs so convincing to get on line.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Forty-fifth Day

Today was American Short Story. The stories seem to be getting progressively better. This one 'The Storm', was quite straight forward and the symbolism much more easy to see.

Next week is reading week. Which I guess most people call a free. It'll be a good chance to catch up
on some work - and I handed in my IT project today.

Wednesday tomorrow - the busiest day.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Forty-fourth Day

Today was writing media. We're preparing for the next assessment which will be a collection of our work. Some of it will be autobiographical but we are allowed to fictionalise it, in any case who would know. That piece of work is due in a short while after Christmas, so really we want to get it done before Christmas.

Food wise I've been able cook a strange assortment of food after the freezer went bang. All of it should be usable, I'll just have some weird meals for a few days.

Tomorrow is American Short Story.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Forty-third Day

Today was Sunday.

Spent most of today at home. Watched Battlestar Galactica, I do not see the great show that the reviews seems to but it was all right.

My IT for writers work is pretty much finished. I think the leaflet I've made is quite good. Well I'll know properly when it is marked.

Tomorrow is Writing Media.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Forty-second Day


Came home today Will soon be ready to submit my IT leaflet. I'll take it and get it checked on Wednesday.

Managed to salvage pretty much all of the food after the freezer went bang!

So come Monday should have another piece of work to hand in.

Forty-first Day

Well forgot this again.

So this is actually for Friday.

For Language and Society we only had the lecture so by 11 o'clock we were finished for the day, but we've been given our first assingment. Eeek! At least we have a good choice of questions however.

After Language and Sociect I went to the LCR to finish work for Starting to Write. That has been handed in now along with the critical review for Writing Media.

Friday was Halloweeen. Lots of people were dressed up,there was some sort of party at the union. I went down there but nobody I knew was there. The quiz and bingo has been moved to Sunday though so I'll be going to that.