21 June 2007

I passed

With top grades, yaay. It wasn't too difficult actually. I had pretty much memorised the presentation, and the conversation part was a joke; the examiner only questioned me for three minutes and then I was sent out of the classroom. The only time I actually got tongue-tied was when that plotbunny jumped up and bit me in the leg. I knew I had to write it down asap, but I didn't have a pen or anything with me in the classroom. I was *this* close to asking the examiner if I could borrow his pen for a minute because j'ai un lapin de plot...

Well, it's not much of a plot yet, it's more an idea. The part of the Agricola I'm referring to is the part where a Roman fleet sails around Britain and confirms that it is an island. Imagine all the fun you could have with a Roman fleet. It'd be incredibly easy to get rid of annoying walk-ins too - you could just toss them overboard, or get a random sea monster to eat them. That big battle in the end is awfully tempting as well, of course (and it has Batavians!), and the bit with that Irish king. I'll do a bit of research this summer and then hopefully have a good plot before November.

I will also try to finish my current novel (well, the first draft anyway). It's getting more and more difficult every day. I have to write the battle of Trier, but the chronological order is all messed up, and as though that isn't enough Geravan has decided to cause trouble again. He actually punched Embric in the face and broke his nose and now they've drawn swords and are about to kill each other (and I need them both, argh!). My characters seem to enjoy doing stupid things like this; it's the second time Geravan has gotten into a fight with Embric and Marcus almost whacked Cerialis around the head with his crutches a while ago. I'm starting to think that they actually want to get themselves killed.

Anyway, today was the last day of school. I got my grades - top grades for everything except phys. ed., and I'll never have social studies again (woohoo!). I won't have ancient history next year either, but the teacher is so annoying that I doubt I'll miss it.
It's time to start thinking about what I want to do after high school, I guess. Eeks.


Gabriele C. said...

j'ai un lapin de plot... in the middle of an examn. ROFLOL

I should not drink anything when I read your blog; the screen isn't the right place for coffee. :)

Congratulations on your grades! And that bunny sounds quite exciting.

Celedë Anthaas said...

I think it's a good thing that I managed to keep my mouth shut about the bunny and continued talking about Les Misérables, lol.

Gabriele C. said...

The presentation was about Les Misérables? Well, there are definitely worse topics. ;)

Celedë Anthaas said...

Actually, the topic was Victor Hugo, his life, his importance in French lit. hist., and why he is still so well known today, but of course that includes Les Misérables :)
And yeah, it could've been much worse. Nuclear physics for example. Or anything to do with social studies.