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Nov. 4th, 2004

I have a new mouse pad with a shiny, clear, red, super squishy gel wrist rest thingie. I love to poke it.

My current lust for books on CD has caused me to buy Jane Austen's Northhanger Abbey. I hope I like it.

It is my fond hope to get more than 6 hours sleep tonight for the first time in a week.

Current word count: 8,089. Yeah, baby, back on track. Fear my buff writing arm.

Incidentally, I write just about as fast as I type - roughly 1,000 words an hour. So that means I could write my thesis in about 10 days if I really felt like it. Or closer to 14 days if I wrote for 8 hours a day and took breaks occasionally. See? Nothing to worry about.

... whimper...

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delwyn
Nov. 4th, 2004 05:13 am (UTC)
I should get me a couple of them squishy gel things - at the very least one for home... gaming tends to be more mouse intensive than work :)
morgan303
Nov. 4th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)
Northanger Abbey rocks. If you've read any other gothic fiction, it's also an hysterically funny and biting satire, but if you haven't it's probably still very enjoyable - it reads surprisingly modern-ish, and Austen's characterisations are super.
Hope you dig it.:)
gadge
Nov. 4th, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)
That's what I was coming here to post! Drat you! Drat you all to heck!

*shakes fist*

Now, let's get back to the Austen.
morgan303
Nov. 4th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC)
"I shall turn around and accuse you of being a goth"
Hah! Our gothfic-fu is strong!

If the delightful Miss Rynn is interested in immersing herself in ginu-wine Gothic Fiction, I heartily recommend Matthew Lewis' The Monk, one of the best ever examples of the breed, and in my opinion the best read of the lot (though I haven't read Mysteries of Udolpho yet, to my shame). It's got everything you could want: demon possession, gender changes, swooning fits, vile murder, poignards, evil clergy, visions, mysterious pointing fingers...you name it, it's there. Completely and utterly recommended.
drzero
Nov. 4th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: "I shall turn around and accuse you of being a goth"
Poignards!

Oh how I love poignards. Especially in the spring with the wisteria blooming all around. Gives me a right attack of the swooning fits it does.

*ahem*
bishi_wannabe
Nov. 4th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC)
>>If you've read any other gothic fiction, it's also an hysterically funny and biting satire<<

Probably the reason why I found it a bit lame compared to the rest of Austen's work, not having read so much of the gothic :)
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