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I really appreciate the fact that my new advisor seems to implicitly know that I have a serious need to be reassured that I’m doing well - 

"You’ll see a billion comments below, which you should take as a sign that we’re past the heavy lifting and you are zeroing in on a final product. Congrats."

"But in short—great work! This is a fun project and I’m enjoying seeing it develop."






Sherlockians of tumblr, I need your help!

In two weeks, I’m giving a presentation about portrayals of Holmes as violinist in recent screen adaptations. I’m really excited about it, but I’m running into problems. I am going to be talking about the Guy Ritchie films, Sherlock, and Elementary, and obviously I’ll be showing video clips from each. However, I am having serious problems getting my programs to rip the DVDs, and I really don’t want to be switching between DVDs during my presentation. I managed to rip Elementary, but each time I try it with the others my programs crash.

So, does anyone have downloaded copies of the 2009 Guy Ritchie film and BBC “The Sign of Three” that they would be willing to send me? I would be eternally grateful!!






For you, FinalProblem.

We watched the BraveStarr Sherlock Holmes (in which this lovely song occurs) yesterday in the Chat, and wondered why no one had done this before. So I took it upon myself to remedy that situation.






Alright, tumblr friends, I need an opinion.

Tomorrow will mark four weeks that I haven’t been able to live in my apartment. Now, I can understand that no one expects the spanish inquisition a lightning strike, and there are some things that were out of their control. But the only things that needed to be repaired were the insulation and drywall of six units. This should not have taken four weeks. I don’t have friends or relatives here. I’ve been basically homeless, bouncing between hotels and my parents’ house (in a different state) and this is just getting ridiculous. Maintenance problems have been fixed quickly in the past (though there were a few annoying incidents where the maintenance men tried to tell me I didn’t have a clue what I was talking about when, in fact, everything that I said was wrong with the air conditioning was actually wrong) but lately it just seems like they don’t much care. At the very least, they should update me when things change (like, for the past four weekdays when they told me I would be able to move back in and it turned out to be a lie).

So the question is this: My lease up at the end of the month. Do I just suck it up and go with this place again, despite the horrible way things have gone for the past month? OR do I find a new place to live and go through the upheaval of moving again?






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nerdyholler:

My contribution to last night’s Giant Chat of Sumatra. We watched They Might Be Giants, a movie from the 70’s with George C. Scott as a man who thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes, not the band (sadly). It was something.

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If you were there, have some gold stars and a piping hot bowl of jelly donut soup to celebrate.

So I was watching House Hunters tonight (for those unfamiliar, it’s basically just a show about people looking for houses to buy and it’s awful and I don’t know why I watch it but I can’t stop) and someone said the bathroom was “adequate” and I lost it.






prtcj replied to your post “[[MOR]I STILL can’t into my apartment. I seriously don’t understand…”

Can you leave the house to work in a library or coffee shop? I have been in a similar situation, & having “office hours” helped so much. Sending good vibes & productive juju.

Yeah, there really aren’t many libraries near my parents’ place but I did spend several hours at the coffee shop which helped a bit. Now I’m back at the hotel, waiting for confirmation that I’ll be able to get back in to my apartment tomorrow. Not holding my breath, but maybe I’ll be surprised.


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You know you’ve been living in a hotel for too long when you go to check in and the guy at the front desk recognises you from your last stay.






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galtori replied to your post “THERE ARE THREE WASP NESTS ON THE SIDE OF MY PARENTS’ HOUSE. ABORT…”

ABORT ABORT!! WE HAVE AN ABORT CODE!!!

The wasps are now dead. All of them.


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mcreynne replied to your post “THERE ARE THREE WASP NESTS ON THE SIDE OF MY PARENTS’ HOUSE. ABORT…”

So there is a wasp nest that they built into my screen….like they made a hole as the nest grew…….not pleased

NOT OKAY


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songstersmiscellany replied to your post “unreconstructedfangirl replied to your post:Alas, just got the…”

:( You’ve probably heard this before, but rejection often says nothing about the quality of your proposal. Something as simple as the geo setting of your project may make it less needed because of where the conference is set, etc.

Yeah, and to be fair I kind of had to wrangle my proposal to fit the conference. There will be others.






THERE ARE THREE WASP NESTS ON THE SIDE OF MY PARENTS’ HOUSE.

ABORT MISSION






:-( Sorry.

No, it’s alright. It was unrealistic to think I could go through an entire academic career without being rejected from a conference.






Alas, just got the official rejection from the third conference I submitted an abstract to. Logistically, this is fine, since the conference was right in the middle of when I should hopefully be doing phd interviews, but it’s still a bummer. I was hoping to keep up my acceptance streak.