So, I’ve been away for a fair while due to the fact my degree was getting wayyyy heavy. Seriously, the amount of stress I was under this time two weeks ago was crazy, I’ve never felt so under pressure in all my life, I was constantly on the edge for a month straight. At one point I cried over chicken kievs. Chicken…kievs. Little pieces of breaded chicken and garlic sauce should never cause that much sorrow in a person, it was insane!
Anyways now I have finished my degree and I’m unemployed so have loads of free time to sit and tumblr and eat and get fat. Woo fun times! Too many things have happened since the last time I blogged and I have way too many thoughts, feelings and emotions to write down now so I’m just not going to bother. Also, I feel my blog is mainly geared towards posting about various forms of media I’m interested in (books, music, movies etc) and feel long winded diary style entries should be kept to a minimum (although this post now completely throws that out the window, as do the various selfies I’ve been posting lately).
So instead I’m going to talk about nineteen eighty four. I’ve had hardly any time to read in ages but finally got round to finishing this today. FAVOURITE BOOK EVER. Very rarely do things really stick with me, like, I consume media all the time but there are certain things that afterwards I just sit there and think FUUUCCKK and I just can’t stop thinking about them. They have a profound impact on me and I find myself dwelling on them for long periods of time. Recently this has only happened with nineteen eighty four and the film requiem for a dream (which stirred up emotions I didn’t even know I had). For a relatively short book it goes into incredible detail. It’s in three parts and part three was just one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever read. I think what makes it so scary is it almost feels like a premonition (although obviously the year 1984 is long gone). It is not impossible for this terrifying future to become reality one day. For a work of fiction, it seems very real and that is truly a horrific thought.
If people haven’t read it, read it. Now. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get round to reading it but now I have it’s definitely affected me and will stay with me for a very long time,
Before finalists Friday last night, first night out in 5 weeks after finishing the dreaded dissertation and exams. The degree is officially complete!