Have been rather busy lately. Steve and I made a trip through the Whirinaki National Park last week, which was muddy, tiring and so much fun! I’ll definitely be putting in some pictures in the near-ish future. In the meantime, I have an essay to write (on “the grotesque”), a screenplay to think about writing tomorrow, and I’ve just handed in a new preview for the Superman Returns game to NZGamer, who I’ve recently started writing for.
So far I’ve only done a couple of previews, on Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code, and The Movies: Stunts and Effects. Both were pretty fun to write and research, though I’m looking forward to doing some more reviews. It’s just nice to have a few little projects on the side, I guess.
I’ve also applied for a couple of jobs, though I’m not sure how that department is going at the moment. I didn’t even get an interview for a library job I applied for (part time even!), and had a phone call yesterday for a testing job at Trade Me. You never know though, so I’m not going to start holding my breath. If something happens I’ll be pleasantly suprised. I don’t really want to bad mouth where I am at the moment – it just has a slowed-down, not as happy feeling these days. I’m just not happy. But yeah, I’m working on it.
I’ve also been tossing and turning about whether I should do a research topic as part of my honours degree or not – and I’ve finally decided that I think I’d be happier if I gave it a shot, rather than wondering if I should have done it or not. I want to do it on Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, tying it in with gothic. It feels like something nice to write about.