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I'm nearing the end of my Doctor Who/Torchwood rewatch! I always do this, where I like... get really into a rewatch/watching a show for the first time and all I want to do is watch the show and I race through the episodes and then all of a sudden I'm at the end and I'm disappointed that there's nothing left. Although, as season 5 of Doctor Who just started, at least I do have more of that to look forward to, so it's not like I have to wait very long for more. And it'll probably be much better for the sake of my schoolwork and finals and all that if I'm not preoccupied with watching TV. Anyways, I finished Torchwood season 2 yesterday (and yes, that's essentially all I did yesterday), so here are my thoughts: Torchwood Season 2 )

So now I'm on to season 4 of Doctor Who. I might watch an episode or two today, but I will not be finishing this season quite as quickly as the previous ones. I probably won't finish season 4 until maybe Wednesday at the earliest. Although, who knows. I say this assuming I'm actually going to be productive and do work over the next 2 days, but I also planned to be productive and do work over the weekend, and look how that turned out.

Registration today! Registration is less fun as a rising senior, since I have to be all concerned about requirements and if the timing of a class I really want to take doesn't work out, I don't have another chance to take it, but one thing that is awesome is that I get to register on the first day of registration so I really don't have to be worried about classes filling up. So here's what I'm taking next semester: Fall 2010 Registration )

I was so right not to do a lot of work on the research proposal for social psych today, as he pushed the due date back to Friday. I can easily write a 5 page research proposal by Friday, especially as it doesn't have to be too in depth. I think I chose correctly in my activities this weekend.
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Doctor Who - 5.03 )

Finished season 3 of Doctor Who in my rewatch!
Doctor Who Season 3 )

Anyways, now onto Torchwood Season 2! At some point I'll actually get some work done. Well, maybe not. As I said, I only have the research proposal due Wednesday, and I just don't care about it at all. I mean, as long as I turn something in, I'll get some points, and I really don't need all the points anyways. And it only has to be 5 pages minimum, which includes references. And I have an idea of what I'm going to do, I just haven't written it down yet. And the professor said that he would look at the assignment again more closely because a lot of people were bitching about it in class on Friday because it does seem like a pretty ridiculous assignment for only 10 points, so I don't know that it makes sense to do a bunch of work on it and then have him potentially change things for the assignment tomorrow. At least that's what I'm telling myself. I've also done some very minimal research for my final Mood and Anxiety paper and have an idea of what I want to do, although I want to run it by the professor at some point. But that's not due for a little over 2 weeks, so I can outline the paper and do some research this week, write a draft over the weekend/early next week, as my professor to look it over midway through the week, and then edit it and be done with it several days before it's even due. I don't know, I should probably be doing much more work than I am, but I just can't motivate myself at all, and watching Doctor Who and Torchwood is much more fun. Besides, I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm just going to let myself have this lazy (but enjoyable) weekend and I'll work harder this week and next.
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So I couldn't find my adviser yesterday, so I ended up e-mailing him about getting my pin to register, and it turns out he was on a field trip which was why I wasn't able to ever find him. But he told me I can just e-mail him what I'm taking and he'll send me the pin. now I just need to figure out what I'm taking! I'm sure about 2-3 classes, but the last one or two I'm a little unsure about. Choosing classes is too much pressure! At least now that I only have one year left and I won't have another chance to take most of the classes being offered next semester (some will be offered in the spring, but I'll only have 4 slots open then, anyways).

I got a 100 on my social psych test (so I still have 100 in the class; this is honestly one of the easiest classes I've taken here), which is great, and an 88 on my Origins podcast group project, which is a little lame. I don't care very much after how I did on the last test, but still, I thought our podcast was better than that. Oh well.

Gossip Girl )

Also, I finished my rewatch of Torchwood season 1! Torchwood Season 1 )

Anyways, now onto Doctor Who Season 3! Also, new Doctor Who today! I'm very excited. Unfortunately before I can get to both of those things, though, I have a bunch of schoolwork I don't want to do. The only major thing I have next week is this 5-10 research proposal for social psych. It's only worth 10 points and, as I said, I have 100 in the class, so it's really hard to put any effort in at all. Also, I put zero effort into the previous assignment we had that was pretty similar in terms of workload and really expected no better than a 7 or 8 out of 10, but I got a 10 on that, too, so... I don't know that it matters that I do a lot of work on it. I could probably not do it at all and still get an A in the class, but I don't think I could bring myself to not turn an assignment in. But since I have until Wednesday and I don't need to put a lot of effort in and I have nothing else this week, I'll probably just do a little work today (like, figure out what sort of research I'm going to propose) and be done. I also should start researching my topic for my final paper for Mood and Anxiety (which I meant to start doing last weekend, but then I got caught up on rewatching Doctor Who. This is why I try to avoid marathoning TV shows during the school year; even if I've already seen them before, I get caught up in them and start prioritizing them over school, which isn't a great idea, especially when there are only 2 1/2 weeks left of the semester.)
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All right, I'm through season 2 on my Doctor Who rewatch! Doctor Who Season 2 Thoughts )

For some reason I had this idea that I would be able to get through 4 seasons of Doctor Who and 2 seasons of Torchwood in one week while also attending school and doing adequate amounts of school work and having a life and such. This was a very, very silly thought. I hope to get it done by the end of next week, though, as after next week there's only 1 full week of school, 2 days, and then finals, and I maybe don't want to leave things like my 10-page final Mood and Anxiety paper to the weekend before I have 2 exams and 1 final. Just a thought. Anyways, I'm jumping to Torchwood now, and then back to Doctor Who season 3 after I'm done with Torchwood season 1, and so on. I'm excited; it's been ages since I've watched these episodes of Torchwood, longer than most DW episodes.

Some TV reactions from this week:

Glee )

Ugly Betty Series Finale )
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I'm through season 1 of my Doctor Who/Torchwood rewatch, so here are my random thoughts: Doctor Who Season 1 )

I managed to watch some other TV as well last night:
How I Met Your Mother - 5.19 )

The Big Bang Theory - 3.19 )

How is it that in 2 days we'll be halfway through April? The end of the semester is starting to go by really quickly. It's good because at this point in the semester I'm always so tired and ready for a break, but it's bad because oh crap I have a million things to do besides schoolwork even, like figuring out what I'm doing this summer and what I should be doing to prepare for applying to grad school in the fall and figuring out where I want to apply and if I'm sure about what I'm planning on doing and ugh. Too much for me to handle.

I got a 99 on my Origins exam (well, 97 plus 2 extra credit points she gave to the entire class because apparently a lot of people did really badly and only 3 people got As. But I actually did better on this test than the last one, which is weird). I was feeling a little nervous about this class, especially because of the podcast project thing, but now I think I should really be fine. So I'm nearly guaranteed an A in 3 of my classes, but who the hell knows about Mood and Anxiety. As of now, I have an A-, but that's only one assignment; I could easily bring it down or up with my group presentation (Thursday), the class facilitation I already did but don't know how well I did yet, and the final paper (I should really start that sometime. I was going to start researching this weekend, but then I watched Doctor Who instead. oops).

I have an exam on Wednesday, a group project on Thursday, and a short German essay on Friday, so I sadly won't be able to watch Doctor Who as non-stop for the next few days. I kind of want to get the full series rewatch done by like Sunday because after that, there are really other things I should focus on, but I doubt I'll get done by then. We'll see, though.
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So I was stuck between having the urge to rewatch all of Doctor Who and Torchwood and the fact that I really really wanted to watch a couple season 4 episodes immediately and not have to wait to get through the rest of the show to see them (and plus, I was aware that I really should not be starting giant rewatches when I have schoolwork and crap to attend to). So to compromise, I decided to watch a few season 4 episodes and then do a rewatch of the entire series, including interspersing Torchwood's seasons (like, watching season 1 of Torchwood after season 2 of Doctor Who rather than all of Doctor Who and then all of Torchwood). Yes, I am totally crazy for doing this when there are only a few weeks left in the school year and I know I really should be working on other things. I also haven't decided whether or not to watch Children of Earth. On the one hand, most of it is really, really awesome (i.e. the first 3 parts) and it makes me actually like Gwen (which will help after watching 2 seasons of her annoying the crap out of me). On the other hand, well, there's the obvious. I'd rather keep the relative happiness of the season 2 finale in mind than what happens in COE. But back on the first hand, I am kind of in the mood to just get emotionally wrecked (as evidenced by the decision to rewatch Doomsday out of all the episodes in season 2 I could have chosen. Seriously, as much as I love it, the only times I've watched it were when I first aired, and then when it aired on SciFi network and I was watching all of season 2 with my mom. But for months after it first aired, I couldn't think about it or even like... make icons of it or anything without starting to cry. It definitely destroyed me. Much as COE did!). But we'll see. I know for sure that I'm going to skip the Christmas special of Doctor Who preceding season 4 because for one thing, it's not on Netflix Instant Watch (as the rest of Doctor Who, including The Christmas Invasion, so I'm not exactly sure why this other special isn't up, but whatever, and as Torchwood is also up on Instant Watch, including COE), and for another, I just really don't like it and have zero urge to rewatch it. The same goes for all the specials from last year except for The Waters of Mars and possibly Ten's final episode, as I only watched it once (the first part I watched twice) and because I want to see Ten saying goodbye to everyone again. So anyways, that's the plan for this week! As I said, I am crazy. But first, random thoughts on the 4 seasons 4 episodes I watched yesterday:

Random Doctor Who Season 4 Thoughts )

Anyways, after I watched those episodes, I started the whole rewatch, and I got through The Doctor Dances and have random thoughts on all the episodes I watched, but I think I'll wait to post them when I'm done with season 1.

On a different note, has anyone ever watched Wire in the Blood? I remember seeing it mentioned once or twice by someone or a few people and I think the reviews were positive? idk, I found it on Netflix Instant Watch and the plot summary seems interesting, but I don't usually just jump into shows blindly; I typically have a good idea of at least some of the things that will happen. I don't know if anyone's watched it or not. Also, Spooks (or MI-5? Whatever it's called wherever you are)? I remember hearing more about it being good, and it has freaking Matthew McFaddyen, so I'll probably get to it much sooner, but any info on that? I have this urge to check out shows I haven't seen before, and once the school year is over (which is only 3 1/2 weeks away!) I'm going to be pretty bored and will need entertainment. Any other show recommendations would also be appreciated (you can see pretty much everything I've ever watched in my profile).

Time for class, and then more Doctor Who this afternoon/evening! And I have to work on a group project for an hour or so, but whatever, I'm focusing on the positive.
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Legend of the Seeker - 2.16 )

Doctor Who - 5.02 )

I've been in such a Doctor Who mood recently, and yesterday I was getting strong urges to rewatch older episodes. And, I mean, seasons 1-4 were all put up on Netflix Instant Watch, so they were all there waiting to be watched! At first I was thinking about rewatching an entire season, but then I decided I was only in the mood for certain episodes. And then I was going to do my favorites from each season, but I thought that might take too long, and I felt like if I watched anything of season 1, I would get too hooked on the season arc and want to watch everything. So instead I decided to watch some episodes from season 2 and season 4. Last night I watched The Christmas Invasion, The Rise of the Cyberman/Age of Steel 2-parter, and the Army of Ghosts/Doomsday 2-parter. This afternoon I'll probably watch Partners in Crime, maybe Midnight, and then Turn Left and The Stolen Earth/Journey's End finale (clearly I'm in the mood for Ten/Rose stuff). But first I have some random thoughts about the season 2 episodes I watched:

Doctor Who Season 2 )

So as I mentioned, I was planning on watching some season 4 episodes today, but now I kind of want to just rewatch the whole series. And then rewatch seasons 1-2 of Torchwood. I so don't have time for this. I mean, I have more time this week than last, but still. It's not the best idea I've ever had. We'll see.

I kind of took yesterday off. I don't know if that was a good idea or not. idk, I just felt like I was working non-stop for the past week. I was doing schoolwork and studying and doing research and everything from the Thursday night before the 3-day weekend until this past Thursday night. So I felt like I needed a break, and I don't have a lot to do this week (although I have plenty of things a little further on that I could be preparing for, like the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference and my final Mood and Anxiety paper, and my social psych research proposal, and so many other things). Hopefully I won't become too rushed/busy the next few weeks. (Rewatching Doctor Who and Torchwood this week probably would not help anything, but I still have the desire to do it. ugh.)
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Torchwood: Children of Earth Days 1-4 )

Anyways, all in real life is going well, I guess. Pretty boring, really, but I'm enjoying it. It's a nice rest from how busy last semester was. I am sort of missing being at school, though, which is kind of weird. Last summer I didn't miss it at all and kind of dreaded going back in some ways. I mean, a large part of me doesn't want to go back because I'm terrified about some of my classes (mostly Directed Research), but I'm excited for a lot of stuff, too. It's weird that it's already July, though. It doesn't feel like I've been gone that long, but I've been out for 2 months now. I still have a ways to go, though.
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Apparently Peter Berg is coming to speak at graduation here in May. If you don't know who he is, he's been in various movies that you can find on imdb (none of them I've seen), but more importantly, he wrote the Friday Night Lights movie screenplay, is involved in the development of the show, and he directed both the movie and the pilot episode of FNL. It turns out that he went to my school, which I feel like I knew before but forgot. Unfortunately graduation is at least a week after I'm planning on leaving, so I don't get to hear him speak. Pretty cool, though.

Torchwood 2.13 )

I watched the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica and totally loved it, but I actually think I have more to say about the last 15 minutes of the season 3 finale. I watched the end of the finale right before the premiere since it was showing on SciFi, and I didn't talk much about the episode when it originally aired, but holy crap, the end just kills me. I totally just have goosebumps for the entire last quarter of that episode. Everything is just brilliant and amazing and reminds me why I love the show so much. And now I desperately need to rewatch the entire series, especially since I've only seen season 1 and the first half of season 2 twice, and season 3 and the second half of season 2 once. This is, of course, in no way feasible considering the ridiculous amount of work I have left this semester. I'm hoping to be able to do it once the semester is over. I should be able to, but there are like a million shows I've gotten the urge to rewatch in the past few months, so I don't know if I'll still want to in a month.

I've actually managed to get some work done today already, which I'm really proud of. I usually only get anything done on Saturdays if I have a paper due the following week. So far I've finished the reading for Film Analysis that... ok, was due Thursday (but I didn't have time to finish it during the week because of my Drugs and Society test and... my incessant procrastinating), but I've also finished the reading for Engilsh that's due on Tuesday. I'm going to keep working on various things until dinner (so, another 2-3 hours) and then I can relax for the rest of the night and hopefully have less work to do on Sunday and during the week as a result. I totally said I was going to post the photo meme today and that's clearly not happening. The plan is to post it tomorrow, but at this rate, it'll probably be up by, like, July. ugh. I fail.

Impatiently waiting for the Doctor Who premiere to pop up! I want it desperately (even though I'm supposed to still work for another few hours and wouldn't be able to watch it until after dinner anyways).
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Wheee I got Pretty. Odd. today! I totally didn't expect it to come until, like, Thursday, because Amazon claimed it wouldn't be delivered until Wednesday and the school post office is so. slow. that I figured it would take a full other day to actually get it to me. But I checked my box after class and it was there! And, ok, I've been listening to the leak pretty much non-stop since last Tuesday (I did stop to fall in love with The Hush Sound, though. I now have all three of their albums), but it's still exciting to have the actual CD in my hand. And I can listen to the songs on shuffle with other songs in between! And listen to individual songs on repeat! This might not seem like a big deal, but there are some songs that I just wanted to listen to on repeat for like an hour (mostly Folkin' Around. I think that's my favorite on the CD, partially just because it's just so short and every time I listen to it I feel like there needs to be more. If that makes any sense. And also partially just because it's awesome), and I got tired of listening to all the songs in the same order over and over. And now my Honda Civic Tour playlist is complete! (Well, I only have one Phantom Planet song. But whatever.)

As I mentioned above, I now have all three The Hush Sound albums and I am totally loving them. I think Goodbye Blues is the best, then Like Vines, and then So Sudden, but I still love them all. And ha, I had such a stupid moment when I was listening to Like Vines for the first time. Don't Wake Me Up came on and at the end I was like "Huh. Bob sounds kind of like Patrick here." And then I went through the album a second time and it came up and I was like "HOLY SHIT THAT IS PATRICK." And I TOTALLY KNEW BEFOREHAND that he produced that CD AND I heard that he sang on one of the songs. AND I EVEN THOUGHT "WOW THIS VOICE SOUNDS LIKE PATRICK'S ISN'T THAT INTERESTING?" and it TOTALLY didn't connect. A similar thing happened when listening to The Cab's new song last night. I recognized Patrick's voice right off the bat (and flailed accordingly), but it took me a second time to recognize Brendon's. And this was after listening to the leak of Pretty. Odd. all afternoon and hearing his part and thinking "This voice sounds REALLY FAMILIAR and totally isn't from The Cab BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO." ugh. I fail.

Anyways. Non-bandom related things now! Well, just one thing. Torchwood 2.12 )

By the way, I totally am still planning on posting the photos from the photo meme, even though it may appear that I totally forgot about it. I was going to do it during break, but I kept telling myself that I had time left during break and that I didn't need to do it yet and... then break was over. But I will do it! Soon! Just... not now. And probably not tomorrow or Thursday. But definitely by Friday! Probably.
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Back at school now. Not very happy about it. I've already bitched several times about how much work I'm going to have to do in the next 6 weeks, but there's also the return to 30 degree weather (which would have been warm to me a few weeks ago, but I just spent the week in CA, ok? It was 80 on Saturday and Sunday. It was a lot of fun figuring out what to wear Sunday for both 80 and 30 degree weather) and the fact that I'm just tired of 3/4 of my classes in general and I just want it to be summer (I kind of can't wait to get a job just because I feel like I've been spending so much money and haven't been earning any, so it'll be nice for that to happen, and there are the two concerts I'm going to that I'm ridiculously looking forward to). sigh.

My return home was only made worse by the fact that taxi driver who took me from the airport to school had no idea how to get to the street I said. And the thing is, he was on the right street, all he had to do was keep going and then it would intersect with the street my dorm is on, turn left, and... it's right there. But he was like "Grand intersects with Fairvew right?" and... I don't know the neighborhood very well, so I was just like "...uh. The place where I want to go is on Grand right between Macalester St. and Snelling" and Snelling was the street he was on, so of course he took that to mean he should get off Snelling and go onto Fairvew and then he somehow managed to miss Grand and we went like twice as far as we normally would have had to and ugh. It pissed me off. Especially because I had to pay for the extra 15 minutes we spent driving around and I then ended up getting back to school 5 minutes too late for dinner in the Campus Center so I had to buy dinner myself. ugh.

Also, I somehow never adjusted the time change from MN to CA, so I kept going to sleep at like midnight and waking up at 7 or 8 AM. But even when I went to sleep later, I would still wake up ridiculously early and not be able to get back to sleep. I thought that would be solved when I came back here, but I went to sleep at midnight and woke up at 6 AM. Which makes no sense, since that's 4 AM CA time. blah.

Anyways. At least I don't have much work to do this week, so I can just kind of get used to being back here and not have to start getting stressed out until next week. I watched Torchwood 2.12 on the plane and I may or may not make a post about it later, but in any case, I totally loved it, especially Ianto's part. I hate that there's only one episode left, but at least Doctor Who is starting up right after it's over.
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I bought The Hush Sound's "Goodbye Blues" on a whim since they're playing Honda Civic Tour and I remember hearing some music of theirs before and kind of liking it and OMG LOVE. I am enjoying this CD SO MUCH. Now I'm looking forward to Honda Civic Tour even more than I was before (and I was looking forward to it before an insane amount as it is).

Ugh, spring break is close to being over. Do not want. I am really dreading the second half of this semester. I have 3 papers (10 pp, 8 pp, and 4 pp), a major rewrite of a paper (the rewrite is worth 15% of my grade, which is actually more than the paper itself was worth), 5 tests, 1 in-class essay, and a short, abstract film. Plus, when I go back, I get to get the grades back from the tests I took right before break! Oh, fun. Speaking of school stuff, midterm grades are in, and so far I have two As, an A-, and a B+. Pretty happy with those grades, but I feel like the A- and the B+ are going to drop by the end of the semester. Oh well.

I have just a few comments on this week's episode of Torchwood. Torchwood 2.11 )
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So I officially have tickets to Warped Tour at Pomona on June 20th! That's only 6 days after seeing Panic/MCS in Anaheim. That'll be a fun week.

Finally caught up on TV stuff. (Well, I only had two hours of TV to catch up on.) I don't really have anything to say about Torchwood or Skins other than Skins was amazing (and I'm pretty sure Chris is my favorite character of the show, which I always forget when it's not his episode because he's really not very present in any other episodes, unlike a lot of the other characters, but then it's his episode and I reminded about how awesome he is) and Torchwood was just ok.

Lost 4.07 )

I'm still kind of not over the fact that Lost is actually been really good this season. It's like with The O.C. where it had a great first season, the second and third seasons pretty much sucked (The O.C.'s moreso than Lost's, though), and then the fourth season is all of a sudden good again.

The Return of Jezebel James 1.01-1.02 )

Ok I have a headache because my sleep schedule is all screwed up from the time difference (I feel like 2 hours shouldn't make that much of a difference, but it does) so I'm going to go take a nap or something.
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I am home! It is Spring Break! Neither of the two tests I had this week went particularly well, but they're over, so it's not like I can do anything about them now.

I watched Torchwood and Skins on the plane (loved Skins, ok with Torchwood) and I may post about them tomorrow, but I am absolutely exhausted now (1 AM Minnesota time, and I didn't get much sleep the past few nights). I may also post about Lost or The Return of Jezebel James, both of which I haven't seen yet but plan to. I'm pretty sure The Return of Jezebel James is going to be absolutely awful, but... Michael Arden! So I have to see it.

Ok, I'm going to collapse into bed now. I will have more interesting things to say tomorrow (maybe. I probably shouldn't promise anything).
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Torchwood 3.09 )

Anyways. Need to study now, but please request photos for the photo meme! So far only one person has, and that doesn't make for much of a picture post.
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So I did end up rewatching all of Doctor Who S3 without commentary this weekend. I actually didn't mean to go through all the episodes, but I really wanted to get to the last 3 since I've seen up to Blink twice through but the last three episodes I'd only seen once, and they're totally brilliant, so yeah. Anyways, I'm going to go back through now more slowly with commentary and watching all the special features and such. I'm also planning on doing a season 3 picspam of random things, but I have to wait until I get PSP again. My trial ran out so I ended up finally buying it (the second time in the span of a year! gah) but this time I bought the box version rather than just the serial key code thing, so I'm hoping that means I'll be able to install it again the next time I get a new computer. Unfortunately, though, as a result, I'm going to have to wait until it arrives to do the picspam. I also want to make season 3 icons because I have none (well, I made a few back when it originally aired, but I don't like them very much, so I want to make new ones) and I'm also definitely going to make a new layout (which is definitely going to be Farscape related), but both of those things will also have to wait.

Random Doctor Who Season 3 Thoughts )

So now I really have the urge to rewatch the other seasons of Doctor Who. My mom bought season 2 for herself, so I can rewatch that at some point, but... it's hers, so I can't take it to school with me, and so I can't see it until either spring break or summer, which sucks. And season 1 I don't have at all (I really need to get that. On the plus side, I'm pretty sure my mom's going to buy it for herself since she wasn't aware that we didn't already have it, and when I told her we didn't she was like "What?! We need to get that!" Hee. I love how I got my mom obsessed with this show).

Totally unrelated, I've also felt like rewatching the entire series of Angel. The thing is, I've only actually seen seasons 1 and 2 all the way through (they're the only ones I have on DVD). Season 3 I've seen parts of and read the transcripts of the episodes I haven't seen (yes, it was so long ago that I was getting into Angel that it was way more difficult to download episodes, if it was even possible at all, and I don't think DVDs were out either, so I read transcripts to get into shows). Seasons 4 and 5 I've seen random episodes, including the finale, but most of them I haven't. So I feel like going through all 5 seasons, but... I only have the first two seasons (which are at home, too), so I don't know how likely that's going to be. We'll see.

Ok, now I should probably start on the work I have for this week. I have loads of reading and a test on Wednesday (and unlike the Drugs and Society one, this one I can't drop, so I actually need to study), so I should probably not spend all day looking up Doctor Who related things and getting all excited for the fourth season (!! I'm so excited now! Does anyone know when it's going to start, exactly? Or is there a premiere date even set yet? It's really good that Torchwood's going now, or I'd be going crazy over the wait) and not doing the loads of work I have to do.
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All of these are kind of random and not really specific episodic moments (some, but not entirely) but more general season comments focusing on those episodes. If that makes any sense.

Eli Stone 1.03 )

Torchwood 2.05-2.06 )

Lost 4.02-4.03 )

Supernatural 3.09-3.11 )

Ok, so now I'm maybe going to rewatch Doctor Who S3. I'm not sure if I want to watch it through once without commentary and then a second time with, or just start the first time with commentary. I don't know. Maybe I won't start rewatching just yet, and instead make icons and a new layout. I also kind of feel like rewatching Firefly. So who knows what I'm going to do. (Such decisions! My life is so hard, I know.)
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Ok, you know last December when I posted about how the fire alarm went off at 4 AM and it was snowing and cold and it was the weekend before finals and how awesome that was?

I found out last night something even more fun: the fire alarm going off while you're in the shower! Although it was at 10 PM rather than 4 AM, so slightly less fun of an hour, it was really awesome walking outside in Minnesota in February in FLIP-FLOPS with WET HAIR. Want to guess what was even better? (Because ok, I could handle being outside in flip-flops. I mean, it was 19 degrees. Not bad for Minnesota.) IT WAS SNOWING. Like, not just a little snowing, but THERE WAS ALREADY AN INCH OR SO OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. I WAS WEARING FLIP-FLOPS. GAH. Dorm life is so awesome.

I really hate Tuesday/Thursdays. Like, not hate, I mean... my classes aren't terrible. I actually really liked English today, and we're going to start getting to actually watching movies in Film Analysis next week, which is the whole reason I took the class and not for the culture theory stuff. But there's just so much. And this is only with class from 10:10 to 11:40 and 1:00 to 3:00. I'm planning on making it even worse. Starting next week I have preceptor-led discussion groups for my abnormal psych class where we watch a movie on Tuesday night and discuss it Thursday night. It should be fun and interesting, but it's going to be 2 more hours gone on Tuesday and Thursdays (probably from 8:00 to 10:00). And if that's not enough, I'm looking to volunteer somewhere (not entirely sure where yet because I haven't worked out a schedule yet, but right now it's looking like tutoring elementary school kids) which would also be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:15ish. ugh. I am crazy. (I am looking to try to volunteer on Fridays, when I have absolutely nothing after noon, but I don't know how likely that is.)

Ok, time for class and then studying all afternoon for my Drugs and Society test tomorrow (which is on four chapters, none of which I've read). I really want to watch the two episodes of Torchwood that aired, but I am clearly not going to be able to do that until tomorrow. Stupid schoolwork.
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I am so bad at updating this. gah. I mean to, and then... I don't.

Anyways, I've been back at school since Sunday night and have had all my classes. All the professors are really awesome, and I don't have a final in a single class, which is awesome. I also don't have to write any real research papers. I mean, I have papers (three formal ones in English, one 10-page one in Film Analysis, one kind of informal 5-page one in my abnormal psych class), but none of them require research, which I like. I mean, I actually like doing research more than writing the actual papers, but last semester I spent twice as long researching for the various papers I wrote than actually writing the papers, so at least they won't take as long to write. And the longest is the 10 page paper, and then after that it's 8, 6, 5, and 4 pages, and 5 pages is like nothing. So that's good. On the downside, I have a test a week from today in my Film Studies class on all this theory stuff we're doing which is highly confusing and I'm not looking forward to that. At least once that's over, we can start actually watching and analyzing movies.

We're watching the 1930something version of Reefer Madness, and oh god, it's hilarious. My favorite part is this scene where this guy who's trying to make everyone aware of the hazards of marijuana talks about this one case where this girl started doing marijuana and then killed her entire family with an axe. Everyone in the class burst out laughing at that. A very close second is where they say that marijuana is a more dangerous drug than heroin or cocaine (especially since we read a chapter from our textbook for the class which says that more people die as a result from cocaine use than any other drug). Oh god, it's awesome. We only watched half of it yesterday, so I'm looking forward to seeing the rest Friday or Monday.

Um, what else. I've been waiting for the next episode of Torchwood that aired last night forever (or at least since I found about this one thing that happens in it, which you can probably guess if you've seen the episode and know me, like, at all), and I have it, ready to be watched, but I have class in 25 minutes. gah. I wish I had gotten back fro lunch sooner, but lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays takes forever if I go right after class, because it seems like everyone has class from 10:10-11:40 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Plus, this is my longest class, too; it's 2 1/2 hours long, so I won't be able to watch it until after 3:30. ugh. At least the only work I have to do for tomorrow is 5 pages for my abnormal psych class, which will take no time at all, so I won't feel guilty for watching it the second I come back from class.
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So Monday was my 19th birthday. It was pretty blah, since I basically just sat at home all day. I got Leopard and a copy of Windows XP for my birthday from my parents so I can finally use Windows on my Macbook because Paintshop Pro only works with Windows and I like PSP more than Photoshop and Photoshop is like a billion dollars anyways, and I bought PSP last year when my computer died and I had to get a new one for $80 and only used it for a few months before I got my Macbook. And now it turns out that I can only use that copy of PSP on one computer. gah. So I don't know what I'm going to do about that now, but I really don't want to have to buy it again. sigh.

I celebrated my birthday with Jackie, Galaxy, and Justin yesterday by having a Colin Firth marathon (which was really more watching Love Actually, 3 episodes of Arrested Development when Justin had class and Galaxy had to go to this thing for a friend, and the first Bridget Jones movie). It was fun, though.

I watched the season premiere of Torchwood this morning. Torchwood )

I am very, very happy that BBC America has decided to air this season basically as it airs in the UK (only a week and a few days behind), since once I go back to school, I can't download torrents any more (well I can, but the connection is ridiculously slow, and I might as well just wait until I get back home to download them all), so at least this way I won't have to wait months and months to see this season.

Also making me very, very happy: the new movie rentals system on iTunes and Netflix allowing unlimited online downloads of movies (not for all plans, but my parents have the plan that allows that) so I can watch movies when I get back to school. It's like the universe realized "What? The movies your school library has mostly suck and you're going to run out of movies there you actually want to watch very quickly? Well, here are two ways to make life easier for you so you can still watch a ridiculous amount of movies!" (Because yes, the universe does revolve around me.) Very awesome.


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