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Last night I had a dream that I was presented with a multiple-choice question.  The first three answers were about Rory.  The fourth answer was about both Rory and Martha.  The fifth answer was about overloading the constructor method while programming in C++.  Well, I guess my subconscious looks...pretty much how you would expect it to.

Also, I don't think I've mentioned this, but one of my best friends is getting married later in the month!  I finally got to see my bridesmaid dress since it got shipped to my parents' house.  It's floor-length with short sleeves and it's sage green.  I think it's taffeta or some such?  I am not usually much for girly things but I did a little happy dance on the inside when I saw it, because it does really look kind of princess-y, but very moderately so.  Also it makes me think of the green dress Belle wears in Beauty and the Beast when she gets her library.  I have a lot of feelings about that scene, okay? :P

And I got ~400 words done on my [ profile] yuletide fic.  Which I think I said once before, but I have started over twice since then.  I think this draft might actually be workable.  I tried changing the POV and it helped a lot.  

Also, if you are bored and looking for things to read, I have a couple of recs!

[personal profile] kass has been writing a bunch of light- and holiday-themed stuff for Chanukah, including this Firefly ficlet and this Eleven + Ponds ficlet, both of which are adorable and very sweet.

For more Doctor Who, [ profile] lonewytch has "All Follow This and Come to Dust," which is absolutely gorgeous and perfect down to the details.

Everyone likes Calvin & Hobbes, right?  So maybe you have heard about the story where Calvin is roommates with Jason from Foxtrot.  It is pretty famous.  That is not what I am here to talk about, though.  If I told you that there now exists a story where Russell (the little boy from Up) is Calvin's college roommate, would you be so excited?  You should be so excited.  [ profile] rumpledlinen wrote it for me in the multifandom unusual request ficathon [ profile] portions_forfox is holding.  The story is here.  It is about the pains of growing up and how the people you love in all different ways help you through it and it is super sweet.  Uh, I guess I should warn that there are mentions of offscreen death-in-the-family sorts of things, if that is a thing you are avoiding.

And now...I feel like I should have a conclusion, but I do not.  

Date: 2012-12-14 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ANSWER FIVE. Then program the computer grading your test to score every answer correct for you :D

Ohh, the dress sounds really pretty! Though in my experience, most taffeta dresses tend to be strapless, so that's a bit odd.

Date: 2012-12-14 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha that would be an interesting way to do exams for a computer science class, actually. You pass if you can write a program to take the exam for you. :P

I checked and you are in fact correct, it is not taffeta. Apparently it is satin.

Date: 2012-12-14 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha I love to hear about other people's dreams. There should have been a sixth choice that was A, B, and C only. Because yay Rory!

A Belle dress? That's definitely worth a happy dance. Plus, in the grand scheme of bridesmaid dresses, there are definitely far worse things that people have been made to wear in public.

Loving ALL of the fic recs! I never would have found the Calvin & Hobbes ones without this.

Date: 2012-12-14 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha if only all my finals could have been about Doctor Who instead of math. :P

It is a quite reasonable thing to be made to wear in public. :)

I am glad you liked them, too!

Date: 2012-12-14 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay, congratulations to your friend! And that dress sounds lovely. I have ~feelings about that scene in Beauty and the Beast too, haha. That library is amazing.

Date: 2012-12-14 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks. :) And it is quite a special library, isn't it?

Date: 2012-12-14 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The fifth answer was about overloading the constructor method while programming in C++.

LOL. I have so had those kinds of dreams. Mostly they were about pointers, but yes.

I will definitely check out the recs.

Date: 2012-12-14 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, pointers. There was a question about them on our final, and I wouldn't have known what it was asking if you hadn't told me about them because in our online notes it always just said things like "call by reference" and "reference variable." Although we may have gone over it in class and I just spaced out when that was happening.

Do pointers become more or less confusing in dream logic? :P

Date: 2012-12-14 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ha, well I'm glad I could help you out from afar, as it were :D

Like all dream logic about strange subjects, pointers not only become less confusing in dreams, they become the lynchpins of deeper understanding of how everything in the universe is connected, and how you can unlock the secrets of reality when you arrange them just so.

Then when you wake up, they're back to incomprehensible and miniscule concepts, and you're like, what the HELL was that?

Date: 2012-12-14 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL the universe would be a very interesting place indeed if its deepest secrets rested upon intimate knowledge of pointers.

Although I did have a professor once who said he meditated upon the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus until he reached enlightenment. :P

Usually when I have dreams about these things, it is the opposite, and they involve my brain trying and failing to reconstruct whatever math I couldn't figure out, and making it EVEN MORE COMPLICATED. So I just sort of panic about it in my sleep for a while, and then when I wake up, I'm like, oh, that's not even real. :P

Date: 2012-12-14 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If I can find a copy, I'll scan the "grad school dream" comic I wrote back when I was in my first or second year. It had to do with a quote from a friend in my cohort when we were talking about dreams. I had said, in dreaming about math problems, there was always something in the dream that makes perfect sense as you're dreaming it, but that is completely WTF when you wake up.

Her answer was, "Yes! In the dream you are going along the proofs and then it's like, 'Well, we don't have to worry about that; the giraffe will do that bit'. And you just keep going."

(so afterward, "the giraffe will do that part" became our stock answer to all the homework problems we couldn't quite get)
Edited Date: 2012-12-14 04:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-14 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL that is fantastic. Did you actually put that on your homework, or did you just joke about it when you were working on it?

Date: 2012-12-14 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We didn't write it into any homeworks... but i did draw a very rough comic sketch about it. If only I had known how much web comics with stick figures, were going to take off, I would have spruced up the ones I drew in my notebooks!

Date: 2012-12-14 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha. Do you still have your notebooks?

The non-math in my math notebooks is mainly ridiculous things my professors said during class. There are a lot of these, as my professors have been prone to saying very amusing things. :P

Date: 2012-12-14 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still have most of my notebooks, yeah. And back before I went on LJ I had some bound journals wherein I sporadically wrote things and/or doodled. Very low tech these days!

Date: 2012-12-14 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I still have a paper journal, although it is just, like, a composition book. I don't write very much in it, though. Mostly quotes. I used to do a lot more of my writing by hand, at least, like, brainstorming and things.

Date: 2012-12-14 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, thank you so much for the rec :D

Lol at your subconscious! I've been having very vivid dreams recently - but none about Doctor who, alas. Yours show your main preoccupations, right? ;)

Date: 2012-12-14 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are very welcome! :D

Haha, yep. Apparently most of what I think about is Doctor Who or schoolwork, which doesn't actually surprise me. :P

Date: 2012-12-20 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, sounds a lot like my college dreams... or like that time I was so exhausted I literally fell asleep in class and woke up with something about Stephen Sondheim and the Miðgarð serpent scribbled in the middle of my notes on binary search trees. Or the time I woke up in a moment of perfect clarity and realized I understood the Halting Problem, which lasted... about as long as the aftereffects of dreams usually last. *facepalm*

Date: 2012-12-20 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL, what did you study that your mid-lecture napping resulted in you mixing serpents, Sondheim, and binary search trees? :P

Date: 2012-12-20 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
XD It was during a data structures class, but I also had a load of translations to do for Old Norse and... well, I have no excuse for the Sondheim.

Date: 2012-12-20 04:05 am (UTC)

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