Hey everyone. It's me, the long-lost the boy of stars and death.
I've been stalking around for a bit more than a week, but I'm soon to be able to actually make an effort to get caught up on the nightmare that is also known as my inbox. Oh, before anything else, take a look at `PurpelBlur's Devious Minds: StarBoyDeath.
So why not start by saying hi and explaining where on earth I've been for the month of May?
For the first few weeks of May, I was writing my grade 12 IB exams. We're talking like, 80% of my mark relying on these papers big deal, right? So yeah, I skipped out on deviantART so I could focus on rocking those, which I totally did. I feel super about pretty much all of them. The second math paper was mildly difficult, but on the other hand, I am now done math forever
, so I'm just extraordinarily pleased about that. And I think I might not get perfect on my French exam, which pisses me off parce que comme vous pouvez lire, je peux écrire parfaitement en français I just made some mistakes that may or may not count against me. We'll see in July.
So now I'm done IB forever and essentially done school!
So, you ask, what have I been doing with my time since the exams finished? Well
Believe it or not, I actually feel busier than I did during IB. Seriously. Everything came crashing down in a hurry and I've been in charge of really way too much lately. Spirit challenge:
I'm in charge of organizing this year's spirit challenge at my school a month long series of challenges and events for classes to compete in to see who's the most awesome class. It sounds like a lot of fun and it sure is but it's a lot of work when you're organizing
it. It's been great so far and it's going to be over this Monday! Craig Kielburger came to my school:
And again, I was involved in organizing that event. For those of you who don't know who Craig is, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. When he was twelve years old, he founded Free the Children
, which has become the world's largest organization of children helping children through education. Read his bio
he's absolutely incredible. So yeah, having him come to the school was an extremely big deal. It was a great day. I introduced him, danced crazily at the kiddies who came to hear him speak, ate lunch with him, got a bunch of signatures and even more hugs from this incredible guy. I can't even describe how inspirational that was.Peer-tutoring:
This is the official reason I'm still coming to school I had one non-IB class because I'm too cool to take a spare. I actually had my first kick at being a teacher today I did my culminating activity of teaching the class. Super fun.Ontario Youth Parliament:
First of all, PROM
and I are defying the restrictive laws of prom-night romance and going to each other's proms. In doing so, we have sparked a wave of controversy among our friends who can't figure out why Mariko is going with me and not her actual boyfriend. Apparently it doesn't occur to them that Mariko and I decided this long, long ago, and we are close enough friends that she wouldn't consider ditching me for some boy that she's fallen in love with. Which pisses me right off like you wouldn't believe because some of our friends are making a really big deal about it, and that's stupid. It's like ... bros before hoes except we're different gender, okay.
I'm going to a camp with IB graduates from all over Ontario next Wednesday and Thursday, then my darling mother is driving me home to attend Conference from Friday to Sunday, which I am absolutely psyched about. I have a big speech to write (more on that to come) and OYP stuff to get caught up on.
And then things go back to normal and I
yeah, that was a joke. Things never go back to normal.
I went cloud chasing a couple of days ago, which involved me climbing on some roofs. The problem was, it had just rained (hence the epic clouds) so the roof was slippery. I fell and cut my feet pretty badly. And I have a broken toe, too, so walking is just brutal these days. Also!
Because we have so much free time (theoretically) at school, my friend Michael (who, by the way, was accepted to Fine Arts at the same university as me!) and I have been getting up to all sorts of shenanigans. The latest of which involved hot chocolate and lawn chairs for first period sitting in front of the office windows like the classy gentlemen we are.Also!
I bought a new wardrobe at my church rummage sale. I know have a lot of awesome 25¢ clothes.
Okay I'm going to stop randomly coming up with things. Suffice to say I've had some marvelous adventures that you've missed out on.
I know this is probably irrational what with all of the fantastic people and burgeoning artists here, but right now I'm feeling kind of alone on deviantART. !GwenavhyeurAnastasia
resignation was hard to take. She was a pretty close friend. And it's just hard to see someone so positive and passionate turns so harshly against deviantART, you know? And there's a lot of other big shots that are missing. =julietcaesar
haven't been around for a while, and ~the-photographicpoet
nearly deactivated completely early this month. `phoenixleo
was gone for a while, too. Even !lonealphawolf
deactivated temporarily. And !Redriddle0
is still missing.
It's kind of scary to see all of these people giving up on deviantART. Like, I wonder if I'm going to go that way too. I don't want
to, but if you'd asked them months ago, they'd have said the same thing.
And it's sad to lose them.
It's not like I don't recognize that I have plenty of active and awesome people to interact with here. I do. But it's disconcerting. And, like, a lot of admins in #theWrittenRevolution
are leaving to take care of exams and that scares me too.
Whatever, just thought I'd write down how I'm feeling.
Writing is such a gift, you know? I feel better just from being able to put my emotions into words.
I'm back, cheerful and busy as hell.
I'll get on track. Eventually.
(I've got a lot to upload; I'll do my best to space it all out.)