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I wanna roll with him a hard pair we will be [Nov. 3rd, 2009|04:27 pm]
Alex
So I've spent all day transcribing, which is probably the worst part of being a journalist next to going out and meeting people and doing research and having to produce something publishable.

While Thursday will be the final push for this assignment, I want to get a lot of it out of the way today. I dread listening to and possibly transcribing yet another interview before I get on with it. I dread planning out and then writing the article. However, part of it provides me with a little thrill of actually producing something, if only for academia, and that's something that I almost never get from work that has to be submitted.

I'm hoping from this experience I'll learn to work harder and better and maybe even gain some more faith in my own abilities. As a great man once said to an accountant: we can do it.
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Alex Goes to Church [Nov. 1st, 2009|11:54 pm]
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I can't imagine putting myself in my story, but I also can't imagine having gone to church without sharing the tale.

Alex Doenau Goes to Church: An Adventure in UnitingCollapse )
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There's nothing that can stop you/ from becoming popular ... larrr [Jul. 15th, 2008|05:56 pm]
Alex
This isn't actually a post about my desire to learn the proper poise when I talk to boys (nor about hanging with the right cohorts and being good at sports).

No, it's actually me saying that I passed university, have therefore earned my Bachelor of Arts and am never fucking going back ever. Ever.

(Also, it's not about aptitude, but the way you're viewed).
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Sydney Film Festival tickets going begging [Jun. 20th, 2008|07:17 am]
Alex
I have seven passes that can be exchanged for film festival tickets going for $7 each! Please tell me if you want them!
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One month at sea, I was sure we would drown! [Jun. 18th, 2008|11:51 pm]
Alex
Well, having almost killed Sweeney Todd for myself, but failing because Stephen Sondheim is a great guy, I finished my essay. It was severely undernourished: it had the seed of a good idea behind it, but I was way to lazy to capitalise on this and just presented something half arsed. I really shouldn't be writing this online in case it somehow affects the cosmic balance and I get worse marks than were already coming my way, but there's not much I can do about it now.

So let's hope I get a pity pass, and then I take everyone out for a night on the town to celebrate the slaying of university! The definitions of "everyone" and "a night on the town" will change as I deem fit.

Work is starting to sour, but I bought about ten video games today. I hope they all turn out okay! Hah - as if I'm ever going to play them!

Catch you dudes on the flip side.
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No, in all seriousness [Jun. 17th, 2008|02:43 am]
Alex
This essay is a goddamn travesty. I only need to get 45% to pass, but can I pull that off? I honestly don't know anymore.
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Blandventures in Academia [Jun. 16th, 2008|11:55 am]
Alex
This is going to be the most boring essay ever presented. And I really doubt my ability to stretch it to 5,000 words. Why do people tell me that they're sure my productions will be great when clearly they will not? I'm trying, but I really haven't done enough research to spin this into something interesting.

Why do I need to do research anyway? I prefer presenting my own opinion rather than farming those of others.

Just think, Alex: put this in tomorrow, no more university. Ever.

Also, I drew this new avatar. Simpler than the Iron Man one I did, and cleaner.
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Who has bad academic work ethic? Me! [Jun. 12th, 2008|03:56 pm]
Alex
Anyway, I'm sitting here at my computer, not strictly working on my accursed Sweeney Todd essay (who decided that getting people to devise their own questions for 5,000 word essays was a good idea?) and some kid at the school across the road is playing the Indiana Jones theme on a saxophone or clarinet. Of course, I've been drummed out of the union for having enjoyed Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but that doesn't mean I can't listen to one of John William's few works that isn't a piece of sameness.

In an amazing true story, Jiao says that National Treasure: Book of Secrets was a better movie.

PS. Now they're playing "Iron Man".
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The brief and mystical ventures into uncharted waters [Jun. 9th, 2008|07:16 pm]
Alex
I don't tell you very much, my dear Livejournal, because there's never very much to tell. Today I cancelled my subscription to World of Warcraft, not because I had a crippling addiction to it, but because I got it in January, played maybe 40 hours of it, and never bothered again after that. I have no idea why I did the six month subscription bit - I saved $12! - but one could argue that I actually lost somewhere in the area of $55 because I didn't actually use the account.

I have a new "girlfriend" in the form of Anna, with whom I used to work. She abandoned our office so she could do legal work experience, but we still keep in touch. She's like Liz Mk II except she actually responds to my messages. I think she's pretty cool, much moreso than my stalker (but my stalker is a story for less public consumption).

The following anecdote is something that I worry about relaying, given my potential audience, but I'll tell you anyway. Yesterday I caught a train. Some Chinese people also caught this train, and conversed in Mandarin (I think; honestly, I can't tell the difference off the top of my head). There were also three people sitting at the front part of the carriage. At least one of them had a blacked out tooth. They, too, could hear the other passengers talking, and one of them said to his girlfriend "This is Australia, cunt, speak English or fuck off. I'm going to go to China and not speak their language to them. Fucking rude."

I was surprised that there are people who think and talk like this. I mean, really, who gets offended that there are foreign languages? But I really shouldn't be shocked. This is the world that registered "niggerobama.com" as a website (and I honestly can't tell if it's real or satire, I mean ... surely people can't be that stupid? Or perhaps satirists don't have to try any more because frequently people are unwittingly self parodying?). Well, it was charming, I'll tell you that.

The other part of yesterday's adventure involved two guys looking at a poster for Wanted, and one of them saying "Angelina Jole is Wanted! By who I don't know; she's a fucking skank." I felt vaguely better about having gone out after all.

I'll leave you with words that aren't my own. You shouldn't watch this if Nathan Lane or guys in dance belts offend you. Keep in mind, Hillary never campaigned in a dance belt, and that's where she went wrong.



"Cause I've got Tony fever, Mister Nathan Lane!"
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I am? [May. 3rd, 2008|01:01 am]
Alex
Hey guys, Iron Man is pretty good. You should probably check it out and stay for the end credits.

This here! is my initial review, which is a bit all over the shop and if you hain't seen the movie don't read past the bolded section.

This harrr! is the follow up, when I saw it the second time.

Laws of the world, my friends. Laws of the world.
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