I'm glad you're enjoying living on campus, I guess it's a nice change and definitely a new experience and with regards to the 'thirty minutes away from a shopping centre' I am here hoping that there is a…"
"BTW! I just finished reading TFiOS. I think it's a very, very good book. I like it a lot. But I still think that Alaska is my favourite. I will say that sometimes I think that John puts in swear words when he doesn't actually need to...…"
"You are indeed correct! Environmental Engineering/Arts it is! :) Congratulations with you getting into Pharmacy as well! Everyone got what they wanted! Hooray! (Well, everyone that's in this conversation anyway! :P)
To be honest, I haven't…"
"Congratulations on getting into Monash!!!! That's wonderful (Environmental engineering/Arts, isn't it?) How's Melbourne? I've only been briefly before and I didn't really see the city (it was either the inside of the…"
"I was very, very happy with my results. Not long after you sent that message, I received my VTAC offer for Monash, and yeah, so here I am now, living on Campus at Monash. I'm really happy about it! I think it's awesome, everyone's…"
"I'm from the little known city of Adelaide. :P Melbourne seems so much cooler, from first impressions anyway. I'm going to Monash, actually, I'm staying on Campus, but I don't think the other guys at the hall are as interested in…"
"just moved to melbourne for university so I don't know much about the area and I pretty much know no one, so this sounds absolutely perfect! I'm not that much of a social butterfly, though, I'll be honest..."
I hope you were happy with your end of year results, I was quite pleased but am anxiously awaiting uni offers (I would've liked to do slightly better but I should be able to get into Pharmacy regardless). I haven't got my…"
"Hey! It's been four days since the release of TFIOS, so I was just wokdering if you'd got it yet? I know shipping to Australia's always slak, so yeah. Anyway, if you do habe it, how is it? And what colour sharpie's your J.…"
"Don't worry, I've been preoccupied with watching Friends for the past couple weeks anyway. :P
I guess I'll have to check Chains out then, sounds good!
Haha, probably should sen that letter, but I don't think the guys at Dymocks…"
"Hi Louis, I'm really sorry I didn't reply to your last note...sometimes my computer doesn't alert me to important happenings. Sorry.
I really liked 'Chains' it was a well written and engaging novel and anything…"
"I haven't read much classic American literature either. The first one I read was To Kill a Mockingbird, but we read that in class in year 10, so that hardly counts. Apart from that, I've only read The Catcher in the Rye, when it comes to…"
Environmental, philanthropic, europhilic and traveling kind
I'm a first year, Earthbending Hufflepuff studying at Monash who loves learning new languages and experiencing different cultures, especially through traveling. I would love to live in Europe, Germany especially, but alas, I'm stuck in Australia.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Books - Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Matthew Reilly, John Green.
Movies - Good Will Hunting, Forrest Gump, Dead Poets Society, Hot Fuzz, Pokémon Movies, Disney, Harry Potter, Shawshank Redemption.
TV Shows - How I Met Your Mother, The Graham Norton Show, Community, "Original" Pokémon (the ones with Ash, Brock AND Misty), The IT Crowd, Scrubs (Pre-Season 9), Avatar: The Last Air Bender, Any '90s' Children's TV Show
Music - Jack's Mannequin, Snow Patrol, Philipp Poisel, Whitley, Jack Johnson, Keane, Owl City, Pigeon Detectives, Lifehouse, Athlete and so much more...
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
I'm glad you're enjoying living on campus, I guess it's a nice change and definitely a new experience and with regards to the 'thirty minutes away from a shopping centre' I am here hoping that there is a fantastic place to order coffee on campus :) I'm sure there is, I'm fairly certain student coffee consumption is rather high.
The Great Ocean Road is gorgeous. A few years back my family and I drove up to Apollo Bay and the scenery is ridiculously stunning, I loved it to bits regardless of the insane winds that were close to blowing us over.
You'll have to tell me how the Melbourne gathering went, perhaps I can work on converting some friends to nerdfighteria and doing something in Adelaide and the gossipers are telling me that a friend's new boyfriend is a nerdfighter so I should probably get to know him also. I saw him at a party but said friend and him were too busy being in semi-nerdfighterlike to be too involved in conversations.
I love 'Looking for Alaska' but I still think I like TFiOS a little bit better, maybe I just fell in love with Augustus Waters just a little bit, I also felt this was the first book I had read where a middle aged man could write the voice of a teenage girl so convincingly. I agree with you that the swearing can be seen as unnecessary but then again most people our age (much to my annoyance) swear unnecessarily. It may not be particularly pleasant to read but it lends a sense of accuracy and perhaps creates this flaw within otherwise intelligent characters.
Congratulations on getting into Monash!!!! That's wonderful (Environmental engineering/Arts, isn't it?) How's Melbourne? I've only been briefly before and I didn't really see the city (it was either the inside of the Space School or the airport that I spent my time). Do you like living there? I really hope you make it to the gathering.
I'm really glad though because I made it into Pharmacy in the first round of offers and I start in approximately one week and I'm super excited to start!!
It must be hard living far away from your family, I'm really lucky in the sense that most of mine live in Adelaide so it's quite easy to see one another although we aren't incredibly close to our extended family we do love one another and it's simply comforting to have the, nearby.
I ended up ordering TFiOS from The Book Depository and it's amazing. I can't wait to hear what you think of it. I utterly adored it, simply put it was a beautiful novel. I was once more lurking in Dymocks the other day and to my great surprise they'd placed the copies of TFiOS on its own stand and attached a paper star that said DFTBA to it. I nearly keeled over in shock and excitement. It was certainly a welcome sight :)
I certainly hope you are enjoying university as much as it is keeping you busy,
I hope you were happy with your end of year results, I was quite pleased but am anxiously awaiting uni offers (I would've liked to do slightly better but I should be able to get into Pharmacy regardless). I haven't got my copy of TFiOS yet...I can't wait though. I'm super excited to receive it. You mentioned that you were out of Australia? I love stories of foreign travel...I will be an attentive audience if you wish to regale wonderful stories of your adventures. I've just spent a wonderful week on Kangaroo Island with my family myself. I hope you're having a wonderful time overseas :)
Hi Louis, I'm really sorry I didn't reply to your last note...sometimes my computer doesn't alert me to important happenings. Sorry.
I really liked 'Chains' it was a well written and engaging novel and anything involving a fight for equality generally hooks a reader. I didn't know all that much about New York during the American revolution so I suppose it was good to get a bit of a historical back ground as well. I agree with you regarding Maureen Johnson, only having read this one book though, it does appeal to a more female audience. The main protagonist is a teenage girl and while there is an interesting paranormal plot there is defiantly a series of events that make more sense to people the same gender of the protagonist. I'm not going to say guys wouldn't enjoy it but it is marketed at a female audience.
You're probably smart for not listening to TFiOS yet...I really want to know what happens next. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on a copy soon!!
I'm glad you had a good time at the Reilly signing, I actually haven't read any of his work *makes mental note to get onto that* and it's a shame the notes are gone :( Maybe we should send them a letter. "If more people become nerdfighters, more people will buy books. You will profit"
I just heard from another friend who went to the same school and apparently their principal didn't speak for all that time...thank goodness she was exaggerating, that truly would have been awful. I really need to read 'The Great Gatsby'. I actually need to read a lot of classic American literature, I've read hardly any and should I feel that I should probably get a move on with it.
I loved the second chapter of 'The Fault in Our Stars' and I can't wait to read the rest. Did you like it?
I found your note in a copy of Paper Towns and I left one along with it and another in a different copy of Paper Towns as all the others had sold out!!
I just finished reading 'Chains' by Laurie Halse Anderson and have moved onto 'The Name of the Star' by Maureen Johnson. Hopefully Forrest Gump in book version is less sad. Let me know how it goes!!!
I'm sorry for not replying to the comment before last...so I suppose this shall have to cover both. I'm sorry that your graduation was boring...the best thing about my school is they keep it short, it was really only an hour and a half long which had to cover three speeches, two musical item, awards for yr8-11 and the presentation of year 12s. However, at my friends' school the principal spoke for an hour and forty five minutes!!
I haven't actually seen any of the movies that you mentioned. I must look into them!
Thank you so much for asking at Dymocks :) I think I may still order it through amazon to be safe though...after hearing the first chapter I can't wait to read it. I also need to buy the latest novel in the Inheritance Cycle. Have you read them?
Our note disappeared!!!!! Next time I go into town I'll try to put another in. So many nerdfighters out there that just don't know about us...
Yep...I've only ever been to one party with underage drinking. It was the formal after party and it was very small, very cold and rather awful.
On a positive note I had my graduation ceremony today. I was the valedictorian as well which was exciting. On another much more pressing positive note what movies did you watch on the weekend? What sort of films do you like?
It would be absolutely wonderful if you could ask at Dymocks! Thank you so much. Go wild with your book voucher...they're always the best gifts
Yes...the MAC thing was weird. I know a few people who had photos taken while drunk. Another friend nearly died of alcohol poisoning. On the other hand I had a few friends that didn't drink at all...regardless the whole culture/loud music/people I don't know in large numbers all being sweaty and drunk isn't appealing.
I like the idea of non-schoolies schoolies :)
Maybe you could pre-order TFiOS and have your parents send it to you in Melbourne??
I think I'll pre-order 'The Fault in Our Stars' through Amazon...but then I was wondering if it was possible to have Dymocks or another bookstore pre-order it for me...as the whole first printing will be signed...I think I'll call and ask
I worked on schoolies weekend as well. I just don't understand the attraction of getting hideously drunk (or Victor Harbour for that matter). The fact that society accepts this festival and legitimises it as a 'rite of passage' annoys me.
Yes...I like the pin/map town cover of Paper Towns the best as well. I also like the hardback cover of 'Looking for Alaska' they had in stock...which I desperately need to read. Although, I was privy to a massive spoiler thanks to the twitter newsfeed on John Green's website :(
I didn't go to schoolies...not really my scene. I had a rather ordinary weekend. Did you?