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Thesis. I am totally going to have a t-shirt printed that say, "Why yes, I AM writing my thesis". I know the whole 'shouldn't you be writing your thesis' thing is a running joke I am perpetrating the most, but quite frankly I am not going to have enough data to write my thesis on for maybe, if I'm lucky, only six months. If I am unlucky? 12 months.

So yes, I *should* be writing my thesis, but at the moment I can't actually write up. So there, nyer.

Life. I now have life-time membership with Infinite Images Role-playing Club of Melb Uni. Which puts me in the illustrious ranks of several, and amongst some people I'd be happy if I never saw again in my entire life. Sure, very few people at the club know who I am anymore (the young whipper-snappers), but I'll fix that with Unicon this year I am sure. It's kind of nice, almost as if my long connections with the club are finally being recognised. That and it reminds me of the coup we staged to usurp someone vastly unpleastant when I became President. :) Back in my day, when I was on the committee, the idea of life-time membership was rejected by one of the first people who recieved it. Which I find hypocritical and funny. Anyway, just random babble.

Unicon. I've talked it over with bishi_wannabe and mousebane at least briefly, and we are entering into talks about getting our asses into gear to plan our games for Unicon 2005. At this stage, we will all of us be there with our three games, and continue in our secret and devious plans of world domination.

Given my time is a mysterious and changable beast, if there is anyone who would like to help me run at Unicon (on the off chance I can't actually make it) please feel free to volunteer yourselves! I'll be running a faery kind of a game, in case you didn't know. Getting back to my roots and all that. :P


May. 5th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
Oh dear.
This is a very amusing statement of ideas.

Why was it created? Because at least one of us wanted to commemorate the dudes what made II what it is today, the people that started the club. IIRC, I put the proposition forward in the mintues, but in my decrepid old age I did many things to II to keep it running so who knows who originally put it forward. *thinks about unicons start*

Is Jenni still a very attractive man?
Problem is, usually, life membership discriminates against people like me who actually finished their degrees ontime, put 5 stinking years into the club then didn't get life membership because I actually went and got a life.

Not that I am bitter or anything.
May. 5th, 2005 06:06 am (UTC)
Is Jenni still a very attractive man?

Absolutely :) Although fewer than 5% of the club actually have any idea who he is, these days... his attractiveness is still printed in black and white.

II still has only about 5-6 lifetime members, years after the option was put into the constitution. Partly, that's because of the nightmarish amount of paperwork required to hold a formal meeting since the crash & burn of MUSU (clubs & societies has been in limbo for at least a year, as the student union is no longer a legal entity, and may never become one again).

Mostly, though, it's a rare thing to see new people added to that list because the committee (in any given year) can only speak from experience about people that they know/knew. In Becka's case, it's taken a couple of years until the paperwork actually went anywhere... the club still see her at the start of each year though.

It does discriminate against people who got their degrees and got out to get a life. I'm just not sure what can be done to stop that, though.
May. 5th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
He he he, How about the condiments?
Not much can be done, I was just bitching *grin*
It comes down to the committee at the time. And that will always be the case.


MUSU went belly up? No one mentioned that to me. That must suck. But at least II is still going strong. I still see the GM bribe Tshirts Paul and I made floating around. You should do another run of them, they were very popular. People pay decent money for them.
May. 6th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)

I'm not actually in the committee, and never have been - it's been much easier to do things for the club over some of the, er, "disorganised" years without having to fight the committee to get anything done :) I'll mention the shirts to them though.

Actually, after asking around I think mister Jennings was ammended to a Freakish Yam at some point in the past - no idea when that happened, but the consitution seems to have changed. The Condiment Clause was discussed at the AGM though, to the bemusement of the firsties who have never seen a club constitution before ;)

MUSU was torn apart by the university after the President and General Secretary extorted huge sums of money (spending some of it on overseas jaunts), brokered favourable deals for their old business partners (worth enough money to bankrupt the whole place) and ammended the constitution to make it virtually impossible for any group to run against them in the elections. It'd be funny, except that I was in four committees that relied on MUSU financial support... and their little joyride through politics is being held up as a reason to make all student unionism voluntary.
May. 6th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
I believe the "Freakish Yam" change was put into place either in my presidency or in cameronisbest's following mine. This was due to Jenni having confided in people privately that the "Attractive Man" clause made him feel a might uncomfortable.