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28 March 2013 @ 01:26 pm
Lazy as fuck  
I haven't posted anything in a while because I am lazy. I set out to say, "Because I don't have time," but I have time to do everything else I want/need to do, so that excuse falls apart pretty quickly.

We're starting to gear into Research Paper Time, and I have two different ones to plan. The Rhetoric one I'm not sure about yet, but I'm pretty sure I want to write my Gay and Lesbian Lit paper on Angels in America. She said if we decide to compare two texts, the other text can come from outside the class (so long as it's queer in some way), so I'm all jazzed up about using Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I have a decent idea and everything.

I've been spending the rest of my time that isn't devoted to homework on researching parts for a computer. After growing very, very tired of all the pre-made gaming computers having great CPUs and shitty GPUs (seriously, what's with the sub-standard graphics cards? THAT'S KIND OF THE POINT OF A GAMING COMPUTER), I've decided to make my own. Which isn't as difficult as it seems, but if you would like to tell me I can't do it, feel free to join the chorus of voices that have already told me.

(Honestly, my brother's response was, "Well, I could build it." You shut your mouth you little shit. You know those chips on motherboards that compute information? I HAVE WIRED MY OWN. I think I can handle plug-and-play computer construction.)

The only problem is finding all the parts I need, because it requires a lot of research. And I am indecisive as fuck, so it's taking me even longer than it would "normal" people. Like, I've narrowed down the case to eight options. EIGHT. THE CASE.

On the other hand, I'm finding the entire ordeal super-fun, so at least there's that.

The guy I talked to at Newegg suggested buying all your parts at once, so you can check for mechanical fault before running out of the 30-day return policy. The voice in my head that sounds like my mother, which chastises me every time I buy something more expensive than $30, is crying out about all the potential money I could save waiting for deals, but ... he raises a fair point. And I'm already saving somewhere on the order of $500-$800 doing all this myself.
 
 
 
Elle: pic#120423369elleavantemm on March 28th, 2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Will Grayson Will Grayson! Writing papers on books you like is so fun, and that is such a great book.

Research paper times. Uuuuuuuuuugh.
ashemikuashemiku on March 29th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
I tend to like the research part, and I enjoy writing, but somehow putting it all together just makes me go uuuuugh as well.

I was sitting in class frantically thinking, "What outside-class queer lit could I use that would even fit?" The sickness and invisibility metaphors were just way too good to pass up. Besides, more papers should be written about Will Grayson Will Grayson because it's amazing.