emmyette
21 July 2008 @ 11:36 am
Written for my English 1302: Composition and Rhetoric II class. The prompt that I chose to write on was simply to find a symbol and explain it citing sources from the text. The actual symbol part is a bit....not obvious, but I'd rather write a good essay that's a bit meandering when it comes to being on topic than a bad one that remains true to prompt. "Miss Brill" is a short story written by Katherine Mansfield and can be found in full text here.


Although it was so brilliantly fine - the blue sky powdered with gold and great spots of light like white wine splashed over the Jardins Publiques - Miss Brill was glad that she had decided on her fur... )


Sorry about the ending--it is a bit half-assed. I just kind of wanted to get it finished so the girl I'm swapping with will have a chance to "peer review" it.
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emmyette
18 February 2008 @ 08:42 am
Well, words are coming first because I feel woefully awful for not posting them over the weekend. Life's just been hectic with mom's car in the shop and having to coordinate our schedules. I haven't been home half as much as I would have liked to have been.

ennui \on-WEE\, noun:
A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest; boredom.

Sitting in class had become so monotonous and unfulfilling that a permanent ennui had settled into her, to the point that she felt school had no purpose any longer.

virago \vuh-RAH-go; vuh-RAY-go\, noun:
1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
2. A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.

She found the orator to be a virago, worthy of admiration.

pestiferous \pes-TIF-uh-ruhs\, adjective:
1. Bearing or bringing disease.
2. Infected with or contaminated by a pestilential disease.
3. Morally evil or dangerous to society; pernicious.
4. Bothersome; troublesome; annoying.

Typhoid Mary was a pestiferous worker who made a lot of people sick. (Still waiting for that coffee to kick in....)

sine qua non \sin-ih-kwah-NON; -NOHN; sy-nih-kway-\, noun:
An essential condition or element; an indispensable thing.

As her life progressed, coffee became the sine qua non that allowed her to get to class on time everyday.


OH AND HEY PARTY CITY CUSTOMERS IF YOUR KID IS SHRIEKING AND YOU DO NOT REMOVE THE LITTLE MONSTER FROM MY REGISTER AREA I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR DAMN BRAT. I HAVE LITTLE NERVE FOR CRYING BABIES AND/OR CHILDREN AND I DISLIKE THEM EVEN WHEN THEY AREN'T MAKING NOISE. THNX FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF MY STORE.

Grawr. I hate crying....things and yesterday was Super Baby Cry Day apparently. I had no idea. If I had, I would have called in sick. Haha...I hate kids.


Umm....Saturday I went to Osaka and the Museum of Fine Arts with Cindy. That was fun. I felt really lame though, but I always feel really lame when meeting new people. She had on the cutest Hello Kitty broach and I almost died of love when I saw it. She was so nice and gave me a cute Hello Kitty valentine and the most delicious strawberry jam filled strawberry cakes. I felt so bad that I hadn't taken her anything, but my brother raided my cupcakes! Oh well, it was his loss because I only shared Cindy's great little cakes with mom. XD Osaka was pretty good, but I felt kind of lame since I was absolutely starving, but my appetite mysteriously flew out the window a few moments before our food arrived. D: Then I was struggling to eat. Blech. My appetite's been weird lately. Afterwards we went to this supposedly cute cupcake shop. It wasn't as darling as either of us had been expecting, but the cupcakes were beautiful. They tasted good too, but not as good as they looked! XD

After that we went to the museum and checked out Miwa Yanagi's exhibit and Love Tokens. I didn't mind seeing Love Tokens again, because I absolutely love miniatures--I think I want to get one when I'm finally rich and famous. (Like that will ever happen!) I had been told by several people that I would love Miwa Yanagi's work and that I even looked like someone who had just stepped out of one of her photos. Now, I don't think I looked like I belonged in any of those pictures, but I did LOVE to nth degree her Fairy Tale series. Darwin said I would like it, and I did. Guess he knows me pretty well. I think what I liked most out of her Elevator Girls series though was the architecture in all of it. It really stole the lime light away from the elevator girls themselves. What I loved most of all was the Little Red Riding Hood. Talk about surreal. Blech...but that's not the word I want to use to describe it, I just can't think right now. Maybe it will come to me later?

Then we spent about twenty hours looking at the museum's library. Oh. My. God. Uh-Maze-Ing. I also got an idea on what to do my art history super-big paper on. :D That really eased my mind. Only trouble is I've got to get off my butt and get the art review that's due THIS WEEK done before I can justifiably begin work on that stupid research thing. BUT at least I know what I'm going to be doing.

And it just clicked that it is MONDAY. The art review is due TODAY. Damn. And I was doing so well in that fsking class. Better get started on that now then... D: Oh well...at least I for sure have time to do it. Writing papers is my THING. Good thing I noticed now rather than when he called to have the reviews in.
 
 
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emmyette
01 November 2007 @ 10:24 pm
Found Keene essay. Still wondering as to whether it constitutes plagiarism if it's your own work. Big moral dilemma. I really want to write a new version, but I just don't have time. I'm not well enough to pull an all-nighter. *le sigh*

Thoughts?
 
 
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emmyette
01 November 2007 @ 09:12 pm
Blah  
NaNoWriMo word count:

2342



English paper due at 10:45 tomorrow morning?

See for yourself.... )


Yeah...I'm screwed. Been NaNo-ing and napping when I should have been essay writing. It's basically a rewrite of the Keene Modest Proposal essay from last year. I couldn't think of a topic, and I had hated that paper anyways....so now I took the same ideas, but completely rewriting them. BUT I WANT TO GO TO BED. Geez....is i plagiarism if I turn in a paper I wrote previously with a bit of tweaking? GUH!!!! *angry Klingon curses*

And now I'm freaking out about that essay he wanted to include in that magazine of super amazing NHC English students, because I think he wanted to use my lolita essay, but I wanted to send that to f-ing La Vie and if Christina likes it and decides to use it, they get publishers rights for three months and I have NO idea when Composite is supposed to come out. All I know is that it will be early next semester. Grrr....

*hate*
 
 
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emmyette
08 October 2007 @ 11:39 am
First...

Run Lola Run Essay/Review )

It's a bit rough....but whatev. I'm still looking for my Freaks essay....can't find it :\


Sometimes....I wish I were a boy.... :(


Yay Oni-Con!!!! *dances*


I need to write my paper for film class on Pan's Labyrinth....BUT I HAVEN'T FINISHED WATCHING IT YET!!! I need to write it by 2:25.... TT__TT Damn my procrastinating skills! They be too good!

Meh...I am hungry.

Some guy came to my English class to talk about the newspaper. He needs some public speaking classes or something....he was really fidgety and awkward-making. I felt bad for him. He had some great stuff to say, absolutely amazing speech, but he was so awkward in his deliverance that I don't think he captured the attention of many people. :(


BLAH paper in English on Wednesday. Too many papers on stuff I don't want to write about....why can't we write about interesting things?

ALSO I have a surprise in the works... :D
 
 
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