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Heading to Wales again today (well, overnight flight to London today, by tomorrow afternoon I'll be in Wales) for my academic debut, presenting at a proper academic conference.

That said, it being an interdisciplinary pop-culture conference (looking at Doctor Who and its spinoffs), it's an international geek fest, with more nerding than you could probably shake a stick at. And, you know, critical discussions of a long-running television series. People are presenting papers on colonial identity, gender politics, fandom, Lacan, nostalgia embodied in the Sarah Jane Adventures... Me, I'm talking about electronic music. \o/

And I'm going shopping, oh how I'm going shopping.

(Trivia: I think the Welsh word for "interdisciplinary" is "rhyngddisgyblaethol".)

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Date: 2008-11-12 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thucyken.livejournal.com
Have the best time ever and be sure to knock people over with your learnings!

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Date: 2008-11-12 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Thank you! And I will! I'm so having a massive pre-travel freak out right now, so hopefully I'll be better when I get over there. I've been in a too-nervous-to-eat mode for the past few days, which is just the condition that one wants to be when one is going on a trip. It's all new and scary...

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Date: 2008-11-12 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennybenz.livejournal.com
Have a safe trip over and lots of fun!

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Date: 2008-11-12 04:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Thanks! And if my roommate wakes up before I leave, I'll even have pictures!

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Date: 2008-11-12 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amyisyellow.livejournal.com
Agggh! I've been staying at Dan's because we have the worst cold ever (normal cold with added bonuses of chills, fever, nausea, feeling like you've swallowed fiberglass insulation (i didn't know my throat could itch) etc, so I've been trying to not give it to you and Reana. But now I don't get to say goodbye!!!! WAHHHHHH!

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Date: 2008-11-12 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
I'll be back by the time you're better, which is the important part. I long-distance hug you!

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Date: 2008-11-13 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firstgold.livejournal.com
Have an awesome time in Cardiff, and if you get to see Gareth David-Lloyd, fangirl enough for the both of us, please!

In the meantime, have some non-spoilery SPN crack to giggle to: Jensen Ackles lip syncs "Eye of the Tiger" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Fz_egtEgc).

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Date: 2008-11-20 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
There was restrained fangirling. No pictures, though, 'cause it felt really weird to banter about rugby and then ask for (another) picture with him. Straaaange.

And ye gods that Ackles is a cutie-pie.

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Date: 2008-11-25 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firstgold.livejournal.com
That Ackles really is a cutie pie. :D

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Date: 2008-11-25 03:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
For some reason, all my conversations come back to how awesome pie is. Me like pie. Apple, pumpkin, Ackles...

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Date: 2008-12-10 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firstgold.livejournal.com
It is because pie is just that awesome. *nods*

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Date: 2008-12-16 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
As is Jensen Ackles. My sister doesn't watch SPN, but the other night (when we were getting drunk and watching DW fanvids... I love my sister) we agreed that Ackles is a cutie-pie. (Pie pie pie.)

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Date: 2008-11-13 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serrico.livejournal.com
Good flight, good con, good shopping! And then another good flight back, 'cause it'd suck if you had an awesome time and then a crappy flight home.

I am rambling. Perhaps now I'll stop. (How exactly would one *pronounce* "interdisciplinary" in Welsh? *That* is the question!)

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Date: 2008-11-20 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
It was certainly an adventure. :D

I'm not certain how to pronounce it, but I did manage to find some political broadcast where people were speaking Welsh. I've never heard Welsh being properly spoken before. It sounds kinda like it's spelled. (...no wonder there's a Rift in Cardiff.)

You say 'Welsh word' like it's a real language.

Date: 2008-11-14 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alfadir.livejournal.com
Have fun! Figure out what's Welsh for "allons-y"!
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
We actually ended up talking about why the TARDIS doesn't translate the French...

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Date: 2008-11-17 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fides.livejournal.com
Heya. This is Faith from the Whoniversal Conf. It was great meeting you. Hope you had a good flight back. :-)

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Date: 2008-11-20 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Hello! Thanks again for that massive fic dump - so far I've managed to hit (by random) a whole lotta Due South stuff. I'm a happy me.

I have noticed you don't have a folder for [livejournal.com profile] sam_storyteller: highly recommended. :)
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