Well, I haven’t blogged in a while, so it probably seems like I’m just being lazy; sorry. I was planning to have a “first impressions” article on The Searchers written by this time, complete with my notes on the Western conventions displayed by that film. Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, I haven’t actually watched the film yet. That’s right – I still haven’t watched a proper Western.
So, if I haven’t been watching Westerns, what have I been up to? Well, I’ve been trying – and thus far failing – to complete my Music Technology recording 2, which has to be finished by Friday or I’ll be dropped from the course. I’ve been preparing for an English essay involving a comparison of the way that a chosen theme is presented in two novels of my choice (I’m comparing the consequences of man as creator, as portrayed in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein). I have failed to see Cloverfield, which is a movie I was really interested in seeing (I’m hoping I’ll be able to see it soon), although I did get to see a very good school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve stormed dramatically from a classroom, seriously annoyed the daughter of a well-known British talk show host, and finally gotten hold of a copy of Radiohead’s Airbag/How Am I Driving?, which I’ve wanted for ages.
I’m writing all this from one of the school computers, because this morning the anti-virus checker spotted a virus on my home computer, and I’ve left it to deal with it. The school computers are not without their drawbacks; I am, for instance, finding it difficult to read BBC news at the moment, because one of the most popular current stories contains the word “r*pe” in the title (that “*” should be an “a”, but I don’t want this page to get filtered too). I don’t know what the idea is behind Impero filtering that word. I mean, it’s a pretty negative expression, so the filter is more likely to be blocking serious news sites than dirty ones. I did manage to read enough to know that repairs are underway on the damaged Internet cable, although they still can’t confirm the cause of the damage; Egypt are denying that it was a ship’s anchor, but then they probably would anyway.
It’s been raining a lot lately. Monday it kept drizzling, but the sun was really bright. I couldn’t see a rainbow anywhere though. Yesterday was just near-constant downpour, though.
I’m blogging about the weather. Perhaps I’d better draw this post to a close. Don’t worry, this blog will be back to normal once I’ve got more organised, and then regular, relevant updates will resume.
Current listening: Pendulum, “Girl in the Fire”.