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10 June 2012 @ 09:16 pm
Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. But also, icons!  
Whew, I made it through the month of May.  That was the fifth May since I started doing the annual screenplay contest/festival extravaganza, and I think it may have been the most work and the most stressful.  (The very first May, my last semester in grad school, may still take the cake, though, since I was doing all of that on top of my master's thesis.  That was right before most contests switched to online entries, and I will never forget finding out the post office closed at 4:30 instead of 5:00 like I thought, and having to literally sprint across campus to get my script postmarked on time.  And since it was May in Austin, it was totally like four thousand degrees that afternoon, too.)  I continued to do revisions after getting the thing done at the beginning of the month.  Then finally got my ass in gear to do the revisions on my TV pilot, which ended up entailing a lot more work and rewriting than I had originally guessed. 

So I finished all of that Tuesday the 29th.  The last major deadline was June the 1st.  Instead of just submitting and being done with it, I decided that since I had three days, that was totally enough time to bang out a Game of Thrones spec script.  (It wasn't.)  (I did it anyway.)  Then I got to work the kick-off summer reading weekend immediately following, and got a new project on my second job, and, and, and.  Well.  Let's just say that I'm still really fucking tired, pals. 

I'm finding myself still sort of not feeling the whole internet thing right now, though.  Not sure why.  I think some of it is that I've come to associate the internet with feelings of guilt over not writing and being productive; I'm sure that will sort itself out soon.

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cath822cath822 on June 11th, 2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Hurray for May being over! What did you submit where?

I feel you; I wrote over 50 pages of my dissertation in April and May and edited the living daylights out of it. I just got my last (for a while) revisions from my advisor, so tomorrow, I'm going to print out copies for the other two profs and then go home for the first time since March.

Good luck with summer reading! :)
Shannon: ad buster boobskungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
Scriptapalooza: The House of Bathory (feature).
Nicholl Fellowship and Page Awards: The House of Bathory, Some Passing Shadow (feature).
Austin Film Festival: The House of Bathory, Some Passing Shadow, Paradise (TV Pilot), Florian and Jonquil (Game of Thrones spec), On the Hunt (Miranda spec).

The House of Bathory and On the Hunt I wrote last year and resubmitted, and this year I didn't even take them out and dust them off, as it were. Just submitted the same PDFs. Which, two years ago, when I advanced in Nicholl and at AFF, those were second-year submissions. If they don't do anything this year, then they get retired.

You are sure doing a whole hell of a lot more work on your dissertation than I did on my thesis; I really lucked out with my advisors on that one, along with the fact that no one from the Tower actually read what we submitted. When's your final deadline, and when are you all done for real?
cath822cath822 on June 11th, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
The expectation is that we do a lot of work on it, particularly since if we want to be tenured professors (oof), it will probably be our first book. I will have finished it in a year, and I'll be the first one of my class to graduate. Most people in my program stay on for a fifth year (seventh if they did their Master's here) via some kind of fellowship, but as much as I love Columbus, I wanted to be done.

I'm turning in the first copy to my committee today (except my advisor, who's read it 286 times), and probably a second copy at some point in the next month. I defend July 13, my revisions are due August 1, and I graduate August 12. So, a month until I defend, two until I graduate.

Wow, that is a ton of work! Congratulations! I hope this year goes well for you. :)
Shannon: bsg you slay me gaiuskungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
I was petrified that I would have to defend my thesis, and I'm so glad that wasn't a requirement for us.

Eh, we'll see. I maintain low expectations so I don't get disappointed.
Martine: Community/Anniela_loony on June 11th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC)
What did you submit this year?

Icons just helped me out with the decision of the day, which shows I should start watching now (summer break always is my time to get into all the shows I miss in fall seasonXD). Parks&Recs and maybe Leverage. Finished Community last week (and I wish I could watch more right now^^).
Shannon: community chang anniekungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
Scriptapalooza: The House of Bathory (feature).
Nicholl Fellowship and Page Awards: The House of Bathory, Some Passing Shadow (feature).
Austin Film Festival: The House of Bathory, Some Passing Shadow, Paradise (TV Pilot), Florian and Jonquil (Game of Thrones spec), On the Hunt (Miranda spec).

The House of Bathory and On the Hunt I wrote last year and resubmitted, and this year I didn't even take them out and dust them off, as it were. Just submitted the same PDFs. Which, two years ago, when I advanced in Nicholl and at AFF, those were second-year submissions. If they don't do anything this year, then they get retired.

Heeeee I use icons/graphics as a way to decide what I'm going to watch next, too! naushika had a Community icon post back in the day that prompted me to finally check out the first disc. You won't go wrong with Parks and Rec, but I'll warn you: the first season, which is short, is also kinda...not all that good? Just don't give up, is what I'm saying.
Martine: Community/Anniela_loony on June 11th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Wait House of Bathory sounds familiar...wasn't that the Vapire script that stills lies on my desk printed out and is not fully readxD?

I hope so much that Community is not over after season 4. Just to good to end already.
When I saw that it's in the mocumentary style like The Office I knew I had to give it some time just to get used to it^^ Will hang in there, I didn't feel like stopping right away when I watched the first 2 eps for breakfast this morning so I think I can make it through season 1 and see where it goes.
Shannon: community britta smokeskungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's the vampire script from last year, heh.

Parks and Rec is very Office 2.0 when it starts, but it does find its own tone and footing pretty quickly.
nhpw: zoya grinnhpw on June 11th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
Hey! Welcome back! Sorry things have been so busy, but good for you getting lots accomplished!
Shannon: b5 gkar daffy hatkungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC)
Hello! My mom had noticed how run-down I was and asked why, and I told her (duh-doy, Mom), and she was like, hmm. Well, do you really want to be a professional writer if it's that much work? And I was like, if I'm a pro writer, then I won't also be working two other jobs, y'know? That's what makes it truly killer. I seriously wish I could have just taken a month off work, LOL.
Ms Dref: Heroes - coat omgdref22 on June 11th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
These icons are superb, I love the way you used textures. Too bad I'm not watching Fringe anymore, I would have snatched 21, ugh.
Shannon: heroes hrgkungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm trying to branch out from just slapping a light texture on everything.
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Shannon: b5 delenn atonementkungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Although I find it hilar that 36 was the icon that got me kicked out of a LIMS in the third round.
singer_shaper: wheredeyatsinger_shaper on June 11th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you've been productive! And I really like indignant!Britta in #15.

Edited at 2012-06-11 08:17 pm (UTC)
Shannon: cate bwkungfuwaynewho on June 11th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
LOL, productive is an understatement. At least now working on the novel will feel like a treat and not something I have to do.

Indignant Britta is one of those caps that icons itself.
ghanima sun: communityghanimasun on June 12th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Wow I can understand why after all that work the internet wouldn't hold much interest. Awesome job though!

And very pretty icons as usual; I'm definitely snagging a couple (That Annie one is perfection)!
Shannon: community chang anniekungfuwaynewho on June 13th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think next time I do a Community rewatch, I'm going to cap/picspam/icon as I go along, since it's not exactly like I haven't seen every episode like ten times apiece or anything.
fragrantwoods: laura reddress NCfragrantwoods on June 15th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Lovely! snagging 037 and will credit!
Shannon: bsg duck mirrorkungfuwaynewho on June 17th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks!