(I wish we had a punctuation mark called a sincerestrophe or something to show when you’re not being sarcastic – I’d probably use them with every other word)
I feel like I’ve not sat down and had a chat with you fine folks for a while; there have been comment threads on posts, but those largely pick up on a single idea from a post and we collectively spin it out into a much longer, and more enjoyable conversation, so I want to start some of those conversations right here. I’m also aware I’ve not really told you how things are going beyond generic jokes about me not paying any attention to my degree, so I’ll start there; this post’ll hopefully turn into a bit of a catch-up for everyone interested in this blog.
Recently I’ve played in the handball first team against Brunel and, to my great surprise, not only didn’t lose, but didn’t end up single-handedly costing us the game! Seriously, considering my UCL second team was beaten by the abysmal scoreline of 55-20 by said UCL first team just a week before, I thought I’d end up noticeably and disastrously worse than everyone else on the team; and my suckiness may have been noticeable, but it wasn’t too game-ruining, so I count that as a success. I’m also probably going to have a poem [published in a UCL magazine in a few weeks, in said magazine’s first print edition; I don’t want to harp on about it too much in case it doesn’t happen, but that’s a pretty rewarding thing – to have a thing you create not only seen by people, but even complimented and rewarded by them – that I’ll update you more on if/when it happens.
I’m also going for a committee position for the UCL Dodgeball Soc – Publicities Officer, where I’ll be able to put my long experience of endlessly posting shit I write on Facebook until all my friends are sick to the back teeth of me to good use – and maybe Karate, because I’d like to do more to help out the club and the entirety of the current committee is stepping down next year, so someone’ll have to run the damn thing. I’m just hoping my inability to actually do karate won’t be as much of an issue as it might be.
But how have you guys been doing? I can’t really ask any more specific questions than that, considering some of you are still in school, some have jobs, and some are doing both with the kind of superhuman time management skills I can only dream of having, and I don’t want you to feel like you have to respond in certain ways, or at all. As with most meaningful interactions with people I care about, the content of what we talk about is rather secondary to the fact that we’re talking, and engaging with each other in a halfway intelligent manner, through complicated things like words and gestures that animals and shit can barely conceive of – basically, a badger can click a ‘like’ button, but a badger can’t really hold a conversation in the comments.
Feel free to talk about whatever you’re comfortable talking about, or ignore this entirely; I’m just terrible at keeping up relationships in real life (which I’m making a conscious effort to work on this term) and don’t want that to seep into my online life, and have all the friends I’ve made on this unexpectedly sociable site to collapse into lists of followers and numbers of likes.
So do what the bar beneath this post tells you, and we’ll speak soon – leave a comment to prove you’re human.