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28 September 2005 @ 04:08 pm
Honestly, I love college campuses... there are all sorts of nutjobs trying to recruit you and you're constantly trying to play king of the hill with the professors. ("Clearly [insert author name here] is trying to say [insert odd, usually sexual, metaphor here]." -- "But the evidence more clearly supports [insert extraneous factoid here].") Of course there is the ongoing hatred of UAF too... but everyone should be angry with Fairbanks, they get all the money and we have the most students.

Anchorage and Fairbanks have this long, long rivalry... all stemming from the fact Anchorage is cool and Fairbanks just plain sucks. Okay, mild bias there. Fairbanks, long ago, was the big city in Alaska, but that title has long since been passed to Anchorage. We have the port and the biggest airport. I guess I've just never heard anyone give a rousing amount of support for Fairbanks. Winter in Fairbanks it gets -60 degrees (fahrenheit), without windchill, and nothing will start. Anchorage can get -20 degrees, without windchill, but the car will still start. In conclusion... I don't think I really had a point.

Oooooh, and a discussion over at gravi_muse_meet just relieved a bunch of stress I was having over the timeline of a Gravi fic I want to write. *throws confetti*

Question, for anyone that would like to put in their two or three sense. We were discussing genre in my class today, specifically biography/autobiography and memoir. What would you consider the difference between the two to be?

I should start working on my Beowulf paper...
Aja: booksimayb1 on September 29th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
I think of a biography as a reporting of someone else's life.

An autobiography becomes a reporting of one's own life.

I think of memoirs as less formal and not necessarily linear/chronological. I think of those as selected, collected memories and feelings of one's own life.


I'm glad a GMM post relieved your stress! I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. ;D
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on October 1st, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
That's sort of what we came up with as well. *nods*

Unfortuantly, there are so many fics I wanna write and having that stress was a good way not to start on that fic. (Though it's a story I really wanna write!) :P
Aja: 2 heartsimayb1 on October 1st, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
You may want to have another look at that gravi_muse_meet post. There may be new information since you last read it. :D
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on October 1st, 2005 10:42 am (UTC)
Argh! There is, and now I have more of a conundrum... or do I?
Aja: Tohmaimayb1 on October 1st, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
Is it the one regarding the timeline in NYC?
Genesis Greygenesisgrey on October 2nd, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
It is indeed.
Aja: 1. gold smirkimayb1 on October 3rd, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
Maybe this Gravi timeline will help.
Aja: 2 heartsimayb1 on September 29th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
By the way-- thank you for your review! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. :D