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... But that's one of the very few bad things about his works.
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 had a real chance to explore Melbourne yet because Monash is a fair way out of the CBD but I really like living on Campus. The one thing that is a little annoying is that it takes 30minutes to walk to the nearest shopping area, but I guess a little exercise never did anyone any harm! :P
We got here by road, along the Great Ocean Road and I don't know if you've ever had the chance to go down it, but it is SPECTACULAR!
I saw the stand but I didn't see the star! Maybe it was put on afterwards? But that's really cool! Maybe there WILL be a Nerdfighter gathering in Adelaide soon. And I will most certainly be attending the gathering! :)
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 really nice and friendly and there's just not a minute spare! I'm sorry for the huge delay, but I've just been super busy. I hope you got into Pharmacy! I'm sure you did! :)
The trip was amazing! I got to see all my relatives, so that was good. I'm kind of jealous of them, that they can see each other so often! I mean, some of the younger ones will have forgotten me by the next time I'm back! :( I have a cousin who is a month younger than me and it was great fun spending time with her. I find that cousins are amazing because you get the familiarity of a family member, but without the annoyance of a sibling! That's just me.
Also, I got my copy of TFiOS from Dymocks in Rundle before I left. They've actually got a whole lot of them! Except none of them have J. Scribble! Which I'm a bit annoyed about, because now mine doesn't have J. Scribble! Oh well. I've only read a few chapters because I've been so busy, but I have to read it before the 26th, there's a Nerdfighter Gathering in Melbourne which I want to attend. Pity there aren't any in Adelaide!
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. Scribble? :P I'll get a copy myself as soon as possible when I get back to Australia.
Hope the new year is treating you well and DFTBA! :)
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 like us very much. I feel guilty whenever I use my Dymocks Card... Don't know why! I'm not doing anything bad!
I heard the SACE scores came out, how did you go? Get what you wanted? Hope you did! :)
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 classic American literature, or classic literature in general. I had the same feeling as you, that's why I decided to read Catcher in the Rye. Also, it was on special at Dymocks, so I thought, why not!
I would love to tell you how Forrest Gump is, but I still haven't started reading it... And it's all because of TV! I started watching Community a few days ago and I got hooked! I'm hoping to start reading The Great Gatsby tomorrow and then Forrest Gump after that, but I'm not even sure I can go along with that plan... Reading is the new school, the thing I'm procrastinating from, I guess, even though I want to read them. :P
I've never heard of Laurie Halse Anderson. What did you think of Chains? Would you recommend it? I've never been interested in Maureen Johnson's books. I guess the audience for her books is an extremely feminine one.
I haven't actually watched any of the vlogs where John read parts of TFiOS. I guess because, firstly, my internet quota doesn't allow me to, and secondly, I don't think I could take the suspense of not knowing what happens next! Whenever I read a book, I always have to finish it in one sitting, nowadays. I can't sleep unless I finish the book...
I noticed that all of the books except two had gone as well when I went to the Matthew Reilly signing (Who is an extremely nice person, by the way). I don't know whether it was management or whether someone's actually buying his books! I sure hope it's the latter.
Don't sweat! I know that this isn't your only commitment. :)
The principal talked for ONE AND A HALF HOURS?! That is crazy! Although our head of senior school was at the microphone for one hour or so, but that was because he was calling everyone's name out and giving everyone a citation. That was really boring and awful, because it was clear he didn't have anything to say about some people. The whole thing went for about two hours, although that was only for year 12s. The other years have another ceremony later on.
All three movies made me extremely sad at the end, Forrest Gump and Dead Poets Society for similar reasons. I would definitely recommend them! But it's not a matter of life and death.
I didn't want to watch those videos because I want to read them myself for the first time. John's read chapter two as well. I have not read much of the Inheritance cycle. I say not much because I read The first few pages of Eragon and got bored. I just bought The Great Gatsby and Forrest Gump this morning. I'm surprised at how short The Great Gatsby is. And I got the book version on Forrest Gump because it seems a little less sad.
I'll try to put one in as well. I think I have to go to town tomorrow, so I may put one in tomorrow.
Your welcome, in regards to the asking business, but honestly it wasn't a huge deal, I wanted to go buy the books anyway :)
So the guy at Dymocks said to call them or drop by a month before te release date to preorder because at te moment they can't promise anything. BUT, he also said that there IS an Australian stock and there should be some copies of it there on release. :)
Also, the book with our note has disappeared! But it's weird because two John Green books were gone, both of which were Paper Towns, so I'm thinking that it was management. :(
Yeah, I've been to two drinking parties and I've just rejected all invitations to the ones I've been invited to afterwards. I just don't see how it's fun!
Congrats being graduated! :) Don't know about yours, but our graduation ceremony was extremely boring. And congrats on being the valedictorian! That's quite the achievement. :)
I watched Good Will Hunting, Forrest Gump and Dead Poets Society and I love them all! Good Will Hunting is probably my favourite movie now. I'm not actually sure what movies I like... 'slong as it doesn't have too much gore, I'll watch it, I guess.
No problem! I'll tell you on Saturday if they can pre-order it then.
I haven't heard of any incidences with my friends, so I guess that's a good thing! I just don't understand why people think they need to drink to have a good time! I think that I would've had less fun if I had gone down to Victor. I spent the time watching movies which I definitely would've preferred over getting drunk or being with random drunks.
I agree with you completely, I don't go to parties because I just don't like hanging around with a bunch people I don't know who are off their heads.
I'll probably head into Dymocks on Saturday (Are they open on Saturday?) I've got a book voucher, might as well use it! I needed to go in anyway. I'll ask for you, if you want? :)
I was considering preordering through Dymocks, but then realised I won't even be here when it comes out...
It's stupid that the government (MAC is part of the government, right?) endorses it. It's as if they condone underage drinking...
Was there a hardcover of looking for Alaska? I've got a paperback, it's the one with a loveheart on it. I don't really like it, but oh well!
Reckon they'll have signed copies of the Fault in our Stars here in lil' ol' Adelaide?
I didn't go either, I personally didn't want to spend a weekend with a bunch of drunks. Would not have enjoyed myself. Spent the weeking working instead. :P
Don't be sorry! :P I had an inkling that that may have been you. I don't usually use internet forums, but I just thought that the Ning shouldn't be too big a deal, I mean, Nerdfighters aren't giant squids of anger! They wouldn't do anything bad! And apart from a few trolls, I'm yet to be proved otherwise! :P
Also, I hate the Australian cover of Paper Towns, I was so happy when they had the 'normal' cover with the map and the pin.
On a completely different topic, did you go to schoolies?
I went to Dymocks today and they hadn't taken my other note! (I left two) anyway, another nerdfighter by the name of Saffron Ronson left her message on it as well! More Nerdfighters in Adelaide! :) John's got a pretty good spot, I must admit.
Nah, it's fine, I've met freakier people. This is nothing! :P
I personally think that for the subjects I took, the papers were really good. For me anyway. But I guess that also probably means that the grade boundaries will be higher, which sucks. Oh well, guess we can only wait for January (well December for you).
I love German. Actually, I'm with you, I love all languages, European languages especially. I wish I never took Physics and did French instead...
When I read Dramione (that is really hard to pronounce...), I thought AVPM straight away :P Then I read on about the overlord bit. I don't think there's an overlord in AVPM, is there...
I want to move to Melbourne (I know... Poor old Adelaide :() for the Environmental Engineering/Arts Degree at Monash. TER's 90 or something. It's annoying because it's a new course, so I don't know what to aim for. For the Arts degree, I'm planning on doing a German major and a French minor :)
Wow... That analogy was actually so good! It made me smile, it was that good. And it fits the scenario perfectly! :) I couldn't agree more.
I haven't had much free time yet because mum has got me doing chores for most days so far, but I do love the spare time I do get. I've found that I don't use the computer as much either... Don't know, maybe it's because I don't have anything to procrastinate from?
I think I did well enough in all my exams. I'm sure I can get into the course I want to get into, but yeah. For Maths, Chemistry and Physics, I'm pretty sure I screwed up a paper each, but I think I did well in the other papers to redeem myself. German, being my best subject, I'm confident. English and Geography should be decent, I guess. Which maths do you do? Because I heard that the Spec (Spesh? Specialist :P) Maths was insanely difficult.