celestialfray: (I am a winner)
So all of London passed by very quickly, as I am now in Dublin, Ireland. Have lots to update about, but I never have the time to sit down on the internet and do so. Someday, maybe...

Dublin is very entertaining and walkable. Though I'm really disturbed by the freaky thin bunny statues that are in the city center. Why? Lots to see. Went to pubs last night. Lots of drunk irish guys. Got nearly accosted by two (not in violent way, just in a "I'm drunk so let me try to become touchy with the nearest female" which isn't necessarily fun either. I had to use smaller people as protection as nothing seemed to happen to them). We were guided around by two very high italian people, who promised musical pubs and dancing pubs, but didn't really provide either. Still pretty fun, seeing the drunken nightlife.

The hostel we're at is very awesome. Called The Avalon House. Very nicely located downtown, great atmosphere, free internet, tv/laundry and all the fun practical stuff. I hope Edinburgh's hostel is just as entertaining.

Now Dublin in passing by very quickly too as tonight is our last night here.

More to update, sometime I'm sure.

Next on the Itinerary: Edinburgh. Then Bath. Then HOME! possibly. Maybe I'll just disappear into London forever and ever (or until my money runs out, which actually coincides with how long I'll really be there.) Stupid awesome expensive city.
celestialfray: (No Airbanding)
So our Pub Crawl was very crawl-y. Basically it was an excuse for the class to get together, visit historical pubs, and get drunk. Some people were successful. The fratboy radar of somehow safely stumbling home rings true, even when in a foreign city. It's like magic.


Things I've learned:
    -Beer/Ale = meh
    -Westminster Abbey is gorgeous
    -If you're gonna have sex in a bar's bathroom, try being a little less obvious. Like maybe waiting longer than 10 seconds before following your partner in. And not staying with said partner in there for over half an hour. (Though everyone outside the bathroom was very impressed at the implied stamina. And lighting a cigarette afterwords, well they should have just bowed as they left bathroom together.)
   
Also, I've received my first proposal of marriage. It was outside the local tube station. The guy was all like, 'Excuse me, what time is it' I responded that it was near midnight, then he asked, 'Will you marry me?' Of course, I was flattered, but unfortunately, my dad would like me to learn a guy's name before I say yes, so it wasn't meant to be.

I actually responded that I was taken (to cut the conversation short, as I had to get home) which after asking me my sign (which, call me an old fashioned gal, should happen before the proposal) he ended telling me, 'He's a very lucky man' which changed to 'She's a very lucky woman' when he saw my roommate coming out of the station. Aw, at least he was progressive.

Next destinations on the agenda:
    -Paris
    -Scotland
    -Ireland
    -Windsor
celestialfray: (Meedia Conslutant)
Weee, exciting: Random things:

First, so I'm going to London this Summer as a last (and first) study abroad harrah before graduating into the real world. Will be very fun, I'm sure, though a bit hectic. I'm staying with a homestay family. That should be interesting. Random british people. We were warned about odd things, culturewise. Like how we americans have odd bathing habits, with our whole needing to bath every day. And that not everyone owns dryers and how power is really expensive. We'll see how that goes. Though the apparently not being as electronically wired may drive me crazy. ::clutches Internet::

Anyway, I do have to mention the name of one girl in our program. Her last name is England, which is random enough of a coincedence/funny thing, except for the fact that her parents are awesome/evil and have given her the first name of...::drumroll:: <b>London</b>. So her name is actually London England. This should be entertaining, especially going through immigration/customs. They'll be all like:

"Name?"
"London England."
"No, not where you're going/coming from, Name:"
"London England."
...

She'll probably never want to go back there again after the millions of coversations she'll have about this. It'll be like living the whole "Who's on first" routine...

The other people in my group are pretty entertaining. There are some geeky Harry Potter fans who want to visit all these random HP related spots. Not that I would participate or anything... ::ahem::


Other randomness:

Something I'm really exciting about: For my Adaptations class (which we focused on Adaptations like Star wars, frankenstein, ghost world, Hamlet, and all the theory that goes with adaptations) we get to do a final project of our choice. It's supposed to be web based, theory incorporating, and either Creative or Critical but the topic itself is up to us. I'm very tempted (and very likely) to do something within the Whedonverse, which is awesome because I usually never get to do schoolwork on stuff like this.

It has to be something adaptation related (in that there's a source text that has be transferred into other forms/genres/types) but Joss' shows all fit. Buffy the TV show is an adaptation of the movie, and then with that there are 3.8 million extensions (comics, games, books, etc...) Angel is a little tetchier, but it's still adapting the Buffyverse into a new concept and has its own adaptations. And then Firefly is a tv show/movie/comic book.

I'm really excited now, though I have all these ideas. I'm leaning towards Buffy. I could do a critical analysis of the show's adaptation from movie to TV. Or I could do a creative project. I'd have to pick an argument/point, but I could do something about youth narrative/fragmentation a la Patchwork Girl (a hypertext novel based on Frankenstein and other things wherein form and narrative are very much fragmented) wherein I'd restructure various aspects of Buffy (clips, sound, quotes, text, images, interviews) into some kind of patiche of craziness. But craziness with a point. or not. I haven't decided, but it's up there. Will have to research this.

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