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Exams: 1 down, 3 to go. (Also: Evil Bunnies.)
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Exam was okay. Finished and got out early. A few true/false that I wasn’t sure of, but I think I did well in any case.

Humanities tomorrow promises to be my most challenging exam for quality of thought. Pyschology on the 18th will also be tough, but only because it’s a memorisation exam and I hate learning by rote.

I started reading Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. It had been sitting in the bathroom since... well, sometime between last January and this summer. It’s a found copy, actually—I found it in a box with “free” scrawled on it that proved to be full of books, outside a house on my block. The cover is torn and creased and the first few pages will be loose sooner rather than later, but it’s in otherwise good condition. My favourite artifact of its used-ness is the sticker on the back. Above the hood of a figure—who, by the suspicious colouring on the wall behind its head, looks to be a dead body—there is a sticker of a blue bunny carrying an enormous Easter egg. Apart from the juxtaposition of the pagan/secular image of the Easter Bunny on the back cover of a book about Catholic monks, it also looks like the bunny is gleefully carting away the murder weapon used on the hooded figure:

A scan of the back cover and bunny sticker


The look on the bunny’s face just serves to further convince me of his guilt. I haven’t read very far in the book, yet, but I won’t be surprised if the murderer is lagomorphic to some degree.

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Ohh.. you'll like the end fight when the bunny shoots eggs with his pink bazooka.. but I don't want to spoil the book (which is one of my favourites by the way).

It's a shame they cut the bunny out ot the movie, though. I bet it claimed too high gages.

Oh, that reminds me... no, wait, this is completely off-topic. Or maybe your icon reminded me. But anyway, there is a comic you should read: Count Your Sheep.

Also, I had to make an icon from one of the comics. It's a sheep in a raincoat (his name is Ship), so I thought you might like to use it:

Ship in the rain


No-one else I know has a thing for sheep, after all. :-)

Thank you so much!

I know the comic, though. I read it whenever it is updated and work my way through the archive to get them all read.

I love the icon! *takes it* And so are the 50 icons full. I feel weird now.

Funny, my sheep-dom only started when I took the alias chili_das_schaf (Chili, the Sheep, you see her in my default icon now) as yahoo ID to participate in an online RPG. People started calling me Chili and Sheep then and as they became real life friends more and more people used it and also started to give me sheep-related presents. Then I started to collect and when I got my LJ I themed it after Chili, the Sheep and by now everybody I know who has an LJ thinks of me when seeing sheep. :-D I love it.

I kinda did the same thing with "Saxifrage" who started out as a rat. I've collected rat icons like this one and other rat-related stuff just because of that relation.

"Sax" has also been a leopard in the past, though, so the relation between the screen name and a particular animal isn't quite so strong. It's funny how things like this shape our reality, though, isn't it?

Yes, it is really funny. If khamura calls me by my real name I'm always puzzled. It sounds weird - though it should be weird the other way round, being called after a dish, respective herb, is not that common ;). Even his family calls me usually "Chili".

You get used to it, though, don't you? :-)

My sweetie is called "Mouse" by most, though that's not her real name. It feels strange to call her by her given name since "Mouse" is such a part of my mental image of her. So, I know what it's like, somewhat.

Yes, that's exactly what it is: mental images. You have to consider that we knew each other longer via net than in real life. We had no clue how we looked like because while we still just met online there were never flying sparks (or at least none which we were aware of) so there was no picture exchange. Only a few days before I met him I got a picture from him from his sister. Our mental images of each others were our LJ default icons - he told me later that at the beginning he still thought of me as Chili, the Sheep - and the colour schemes (my friends, always forgetting is ID called him "the pink guy").

It was strange for me when I got to know his real name and it felt odd using it at the beginning. As Chili is a legitimate real life nickname he had the easier part, he never had to switch *g*

Oh, and would you mind if I'd add you? I think I never commented so much on anybody else on my /friendsfriendslist :">

Of course! You comments have added a lot of interesting discussion. :-)

Thanks :D

*adds you*

Ahh.. now I'll stare at the Evil Icon whenever I read my friendslist.

Oh and I read your friends policy, so.. being an attention whore it would of course be great if you'd add me back but if you don't feel like it, I'm not offended. Strange how some people take their friending so seriously. I have seen much LJ-drama developing from this.

Watch out--that rabbit's dynamite!

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