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I've been super quiet on the internet lately! It is because everything is ridic busy. My last substantive post was in, wow, mid-February.

Here is a short summary of what I've been up to since then, I guess?

- High School state champs in fencing went really really well. I'm super proud of my fencers and reasonably confident that I'll be asked to coach next year. It was a great experience.

- Midwest club champs happened, and I did okay the individual day and then my 2-person team didn't manage to advance on the team day. It was super close, agh. I won all three of my bouts, and my teammate won one and then lost one by a point. The invisible ghost person didn't win any bouts. There were some fun times and also some drama with my least favorite teammates, so all in all it was a pretty normal competition, haha.

- My friend who also coaches a high school team introduced his team to the wonders of BY THE SWORD. Oh my god. They loved it. Also apparently some of the girls jumped right on the Maestro/Suba train. There was legit gasping during the scene where they're fencing with their hands and Suba slaps the Maestro and the Maestro touches his face and chuckles. Which is right. That is a moment of glory. Also during the Maestro's topless sword exercises, one of the high schoolers kept saying 'there should be more light in this scene. I can't see his muscles.' These kids truly understand the wonders of BtS.

- I guest lectured at a Public Opinion class for a friend who had to go to a wedding. It was actually super fun! I always think I'm not interested in teaching as a career, but I enjoy the process of it a lot.

- I turned in the final paper for one of my classes, because it was only for half the semester. Supposedly I will now have more free time, except I ditched a lot of important things in order to keep up with coaching and my course load and research. I will still not have free time.

- Last week was spring break! I flew down to Texas and hung out with my parents and did almost none of the work I brought with me. Instead I cleaned sheet pans and went to a chiropractor twice and wrote 17,000 words of Hawkguy AU. I don't know. I'd really like to finish that while I'm still rolling and motivated, but I'm suspicious that it's going to turn out to be 25k+.

- I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel in Texas with my mom, and it was super amazing. I don't have anything coherent to say about it, except that Tilda Swinton was fabulous and totally unrecognizable.

- I got up at 4.30 this morning, got on a plane in Dallas, flew back to the Cities, and landed in the snow. Majorly unhappy about the temperature change (it was briefly 75 in Texas! it is 20-30 here!), but I will cope. Accomplished practically nothing today, except hanging out with my cat, some repairs on my fencing jacket, and mainlining the first four episodes of Agents of SHIELD. It's okay, it kind of feels like it's starting slow (which people warned me about).

- Can we talk about how good Elementary has been lately? I feel like the bits with the roosters were straight out of the best kind of fanfiction.

I think that's it? In the next two weeks I'm going to a lot of academic talks, supposedly writing a draft of another term paper, doing a fun team competition in Iowa, going to a Bastille concert, going to a Caravan Palace concert, and probably collapsing into a puddle of exhaustion. And I'm thinking I should sign up for Remix and aralias' romance novels thing. And getting somewhere with this Hawkguy AU. Woo!

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justice_turtle
Mar. 25th, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
I keep thinking about signing up for UnconventionalCourtship (the romance novels thing) myself, or at least doing... like, a drabble series based on the concept... even though I really dislike writing getting-together fic. (Established relationship shenanigans all the way, me.) But it looks so cracky! :D
neveralarch
Mar. 28th, 2014 01:33 am (UTC)
You could always write an established relationship romance fic! Here is a list I found online - all gay romance, couldn't find anything for het weirdly enough.
justice_turtle
Mar. 28th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
...ooh, there are established relationship romance novel serieses? *head-tilty* *reconfigures brain* :D
jacketpotato
Mar. 28th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
gosh, you're so busy! I'm glad that you had time to take aa break and go to Texas. I really, really am looking forward to seeing Grand Budapest Hotel! Happy to hear that you liked it.

The weather here the last week was just...whatever. It's gonna warm up. This winter will die eventually....

The Bastille show on the 1st?? I really wanted to go to that! I suck at paying attention to shows in time to get tickets haha. I hope you have an awesome time!
neveralarch
Apr. 1st, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
It's a great movie! I hope you'll like it. Some of the violence was a little shocking to my mom (it's pretty cartoon-y violence, but still), but she really liked it also.

The Bastille show sold out suuuuper fast - I think within two days? I didn't think to buy more than one ticket, so I'm going alone, haha. I've never been to a concert without two or three other people at least. New experience, I guess!

I know it snowed earlier today, but at least it's melted now? Idk, I am so over winter. More 60+ weather please.
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