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Becca
07 March 2013 @ 12:11 am




S E M I | F R I E N D S | L O C K E D

FAIRY TALES DO NOT GIVE THE CHILD HIS FIRST IDEA OF BOGEY.
WHAT FAIRY TALES GIVE THE CHILD IS HIS FIRST CLEAR IDEA OF THE
POSSIBLE DEFEAT OF BOGEY. THE BABY HAS KNOWN THE DRAGON
INTIMATELY EVER SINCE HE HAD AN IMAGINATION. WHAT THE FAIRY
TALE PROVIDES FOR HIM IS A ST. GEORGE TO KILL THE DRAGON.


-
G K CHESTERTON




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Becca
07 March 2013 @ 04:45 am
dear beloveds

your mission if you choose to accept it is to write me a post-thesis celebration niall/cali fic based on this song:



or write me anything let's be real

oh man i cannot wait for this thing to be done (two more days hopefully argh)
 
 
how've you been?: workingworking
tune?: i like you so much better when you're naked - ida maria
 
 
Becca
13 August 2012 @ 09:57 pm
things i have done while being abroad this summer:
  • been to brighton an inordinate amount of times
  • spent a hideous amount of money (thanks dollar for doing so shittily against the pound)
  • got addicted to cheesy chips
  • cried over the olympics like a billion times
  • went to a fun. concert in london
  • went to an olympic women's football game
  • went to stonehenge
  • went to salisbury cathedral, devil's dyke and a bunch of other places for my folklore class
  • got an a- in my folklore class
  • had my hard drive die, erase itself and had to get a new one installed
  • met ridiculously awesome people (you will meet them in my next post)
  • went to london pride and had a girl kiss me
  • lost about 7 pounds to a carnival claw machine
  • napped in a huge wide open field
  • finally taught both my parents how to use skype
  • danced in the ocean at half past midnight and crawled across the beach looking for my shoes
  • had a screaming argument with a random english boy over the "boot of the car" vs. "the trunk of the car"
  • wrote a 22k big bang fic! (i'll let you guys know when it gets posted)
  • bought an inordinate amount of souvenirs
  • followed morris dancers across half of brighton while they were on a pub tour
  • went to more clubs than i can count
  • went to amsterdam!!!!!!! and decided i want to live there forever
  • while in amsterdam:
  • went to the red light district
  • tried edibles
  • took a canal ride
  • went to the van gogh museum
  • went to a brewery 
  • basically had an awesome time
  • developed a truly atrocious english accent
  • MET KIM! :D :D :D (and her brother! :D)
  • managed to get kim and her brother LOST while they were doing the kind thing and driving me back to uni late at night
  • took a couple hundred pictures
  • wrote some things in my creative writing class that i'm actually kind of proud of
  • had an amazing time
  • five days left! let's see what else can be added :D
 
 
Becca
04 July 2012 @ 11:56 pm
oh, by the way, i made it to england safe and sound :D i'm having a ball.

buuuut this update is not about that. this update is about the fact that i had a bad day and sometimes i feel like i don't deal with those well.

cut for angstCollapse )

 
 
Becca
24 June 2012 @ 07:07 am
trapped in a german airport until mz flight to gatwick takes off#

and there is no wifi and the kezboardon this internet thing is reallz wierd and i onlzhave 12 more seconds kasljdfklasjdklöfas
 
 
 
Becca
23 June 2012 @ 12:53 am
sooooooo, guess who's getting on a plane tomorrow to go to england?

that's right, this girl!

so hopefully i don't perish on the journey and hopefully i don't forget anything key to my survival and/or happiness.

also, just a note, unless you have an iphone, texting is NOT gonna work because hey-o, verizon hates england. and don't worry about texting me if you DO have an iphone, it's all set so that it won't cost me anything/hardly anything, so feel free on that front. but i'll still have internet and stuff while i'm at school/in the dorms, but i don't know how reliable it'll be.

so feel free to drop me an email if you want to keep more seriously in contact or make sure you have a direct line to me, because that's gonna be the most reliable thing (@ becca.harbeson@gmail.com), or even an address if you want a postcard while i'm abroad :D comments will be screened, so no worries on that front.

uhhhhhhhhhh yeah that's about it.

so hopefully this trip will contain me seeing kim, and hopefully me meeting rai and basically me hanging out and meeting cool people. hopefully they won't suck. (the cool people, not rai and kim. i KNOW they're not gonna suck.)

peace out, bean sprouts.
 
 
Becca
okay, so this is the epic life-update post you've all been waiting with bated breath for. or something. I'm sure. in list form! because we all know how I love lists.

1. so classes end on wednesday and then I have about a trillion essays to complete before they're going to let me go home. I WOULD be heading home on the 3rd or may or something, but I have a hardcopy hand in for a final paper on the 10th, so I have to stay a full extra week. SIGH.

2. I'm also right in the midst of handing in my thesis prospectus, which I will also have to DEFEND to PROFESSORS ie. give them ACTUAL REASONS that they should let me write a YA novel instead of a gross paper next year. since most of those reasons revolve around "I don't want to write a gross paper" I probably need to work on that.

3. so yes, I actually do have a premise for this forthcoming novel but I don't want to bore you all since not all of you are here to hear me whine and natter on (even though that's like 90% of what I do on this journal), SO! if you are interested in being apart of the thesis process this summer and next year, ie. be privy to drafts and my epic complaining and probably existential crises, just comment on this entry and i'll add you to my thesis filter and that way everyone's f-lists will be happy. :D

4. speaking of thesis stuff, i've had a pre-thesis tutorial this semester on princesses. (so i basically read YA fiction and watched disney movies all semester) with the most AWESOME grad student named christina who is literally a disney princess. (she has perfect hair. ALWAYS.) and christina has kindly and wonderfully offered to be my thesis advisor, which would be wonderful beyond belief because we work really well together and she's awesome and i want to grow up to be her. AND THEN SHE INVITED ME TO HER WEDDING.

no you guys, she's literally perfect. she's so sweet and adorable and nice and aksld;fjasdf. i would marry her in a friggin heartbeat.

5. we just got our housing for next year, which is perfect and brilliant and awesome and we're going to have KITCHENS and beautiful hardwood floors and kals;djfasdf I'm so excited. we were literally FIRST in the housing lottery because we've been shafted for two years running and we just got to stroll in, steal two of the best rooms and waltz out. it was such a beautiful thing. mwahaha.

andddddd that's all the news for now. :D

(5.5 OH OKAY I LIED SO I'M IN LOVE WITH NASIR AND AGRON FROM THE TV SHOW SPARTACUS AND THIS IS A LOVE THAT WILL NEVER DIE PEOPLE OKAY THEY MAKE OUT ON SCREEN AND THEY'RE PERFECT AND BADASS AND AWESOME AND ALL NEED TO RESPECT K? K.)
 
 
tune?: don't cry baby - etta james
 
 
Becca
18 April 2012 @ 11:22 pm
So I'm writing a young adult novel for my thesis next year.

Guess who I'm gonna make read all of my drafts?

If you guessed "me", then you would be utterly correct. Ya'll are gonna suffer through my writing, no complaints.

Just letting you all know. :D
 
 
Becca
28 March 2012 @ 06:08 pm
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how've you been?: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Becca
27 March 2012 @ 01:21 am
Guess who just got awarded a $6500 grant to pay for her trip to England?

THIS FUCKING GIRL.

I'm stunned, I was honestly expecting maybe a thousand bucks at most, but this is like 3/4ths of the total cost. I'm floored by how wonderful this is. My parents are thrilled, I'm thrilled - I mean, I know they were willing to drop the money on this trip no matter what, but it makes a huge difference to me that this doesn't mean they're sacrificing so much for a few months in order to make this happen for me.

This trip is going to be awesome.
 
 
how've you been?: relievedrelieved