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05 January 2006 @ 09:20 pm
I hate it when they run out of booze and I have to lick nail varnish  

We have to keep a 'learning log' for Behavioural Science. It means just this: twelve weeks' worth of filling in utter tripe about my reflections. "Yes, well, today I got up and the spot that ate Christmas was perching smugly on my chin. My hair looked like I'd been dragged through a hedge backwards. All in all, for me, I looked fabulous." Fair focks to me, though, I've been doing it. I am totally the little med student that could.

Then, today, I finished it. And an unquenchable urge to correct the woeful grammar in the actual questions, introduction, advice (PAH!) etc., did descend upon me like the Holy Spirit plus red biro.

Every time you mis-use a comma, God kills a little fluffy kitten.

'Our office is open on Tuesday's' <-- This blatant abuse of the common apostrophe made me CRY.

As a rule of thumb, use 'which' after a comma and 'that' otherwise.

Recall the little fluffy kitten.

NB I am the sort of person bureaucrats loathe.

I have a feeling I shall get in trouble for this. If not from the Faculty of Medicine, at least from my mother.

*

All the wank slash gossip (now that's one mofo good OTP) about nocturne_alley has killed dead any interest I had in trawling through it to see what the hype was about. However, it got me thinking: people bitch about fandom politics being taken too seriously, but IMHSO, they top real politics by about five metres and a baked turnip. And it's sort of the same hate that people have for politicians being wanky and corrupt and, I don't know, driving Mercedes, only that the Mercedes is a flist or something.

SO I CAME UP WITH A POTTERVERSE FANDOM GOVERNMENT, HO YEAH.

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service: epicylical, duh.

 Poet Laureate: </a></a>sarahtales

Constable of the Tower: copperbadge

Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland: bookshop

Chancellor of the Exchequer: amaunensis1

The Attorney General: samenashi

The Lord Privy Seal: </a></a>emmagrant01

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster: </a></a>ladyjaida

 The Lord President of the Council: </a></a>ataniell93

The Paymaster General: </a></a>switchknife

Departmental Ministers in the Cabinet: miints sionnian inell geoviki lizardspots sherant flimsy linnpuzzle dorrie6 heidi8 weatherby zionsstarfish mirabellawotr silentauror iscaris petulantgod celestialsoda circe_tigana tarie shaggirl marksykins goldie lovedoesthat anjenue themostepotenteblythely lazy_daze bookofjude hydraspes yamapea glockgal nimori nebulean christiangirls dementordelta gmth starrysummer spectacular pen_and_umbra atrata musesfool sistermagpie

Ministers with Portfolios:shocolate (Minister for the Education of Purebloods)

Marauding Band of Mercenaries/Guy Fawkes: evilsource furiosity fourth_rose

Special Ambassadors Avec Swanky Sashes: mizbean

Alcoholic Backbenchers: kabeyk (The ginger Scottish alky soon-not-to-be-leader of sucking up to bigger parties, and falling over a lot and being ginger) thrupenny

Taker of Notes and Things That Are Shiny: lunacy

The Speaker for the House of Commons: rosina_alcona

Ministers without Portfolio: Anyone with a flist of 700+ and is a fanfic writer or fanartist for the small wrinkled god of HP.

The Shadow Cabinet: Anyone with a flist of 400 -- 700 and is a fanfic writer or fanartist for the small wrinkled god of HP.

... okay so I'm bored now. I ganked all those names from a) anon memes b) general popularosity c) heard of 'em somewhere.

So what do you, the voting public dupes, say? Anyone you wanna add?

HA HA I DON'T VOTE.

I love that my flist stands at 169.

ETA: Why is flimsy gone? Woe.

 
 
Current Mood: deviousdevious
Current Music: why is the celine dion gone? why?
 
 
 
Loyaulte Me Lie: all grown upshocolate on January 5th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
*is absurdly touched*

And loves the idea of confused Americans trying to be The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Weasley is our Kingscoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
I spent half an hour, after looking up a random page for the British gov, filling this out. I have no idea what any of it means, which perhaps makes me an honorary Yank-for-the-hour. Yay!

I think you can pick your own Ministry, though. Up for grabs. I am not quite tired or insane enough to do that.
(no subject) - shocolate on January 5th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
not your typical annihilatrix: Slytherin: Behind the curtainfuriosity on January 5th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
Your Honour, I object! Since my attitude towards governments can be best described as 'sneerful', I would more likely belong to a marauding band of mercenaries (or pirates, or ninjas) under the able leadership of evilsource. XD
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm going to edit that it. All good. Icon love etc etc.
(no subject) - fourth_rose on January 5th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - evilsource on January 5th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 6th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Beer and Skittles: ? - Amelieliadlaith on January 5th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
I don't get it . . . what's so great about Lancaster that it gets a Chancellor and . . . um . . . *tries to think of some other duchy* Cornwall! Why doesn't Cornwall get a Chancellor?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Caesarscoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Dude.

'sides, Cornwall has surfies. And Prince Edward. 'snuf for it.
(no subject) - liadlaith on January 5th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - liadlaith on January 5th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 6th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
jacked up on cheap champagne: Snotty Boydmizbean on January 5th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yep, thegraybook is the big kahuna! I'm just a plebe.

flimsy is now flimpy
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Darcy Squeescoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
Would you like to be a special-mention pleb? Party for the Opposition? Anything? The floor is yours!

YAY! OFF TO FRIEND LIKE A GOOD LITTLE FANGIRL.
(no subject) - mizbean on January 5th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
patron saint of the mediocre: sassy_kath; walkingthrupenny on January 5th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
I like this, although I'd promote heidi8 to head of the Civil Service or something, as Fictionalley is at least as difficult for the hapless plebe to navigate.

I'd like to be a lowly backbencher who only turns up to heckle during PM's question time, gossip about who's an alcoholic and fall asleep during speeches.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Quite appropriate, I guess. You know, anon memes are like the House of Lords!

Sure thing, babes. Goodness, I'll put K there too.
(no subject) - thrupenny on January 5th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 5th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - thrupenny on January 5th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on January 5th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
i'd kiss you if you weren't so damn ugly: Fantasy - Redheadtakewing on January 5th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Haha you make me laugh. :P And I am actually genuinely surprised that such government positions exist across the pond. 0.o
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: *begs*scoradh on January 5th, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
So it would seem.. All I know is, all Irish political titles sound like a sneeze.
denial_girldenial_girl on January 5th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
We get official memos from head office with the worst spelling and grammar in them. One came in the other day about our new uniforms -- we now able to wear "Skirt's or Pant's" but skirt's or pant's what I don't know.

Your British government site broke my internet. I'm sooo blowing up Parliament for this!*

*Kidding! I better shut up because Goerge Bush is probably bugging me and he's supposedly Britain's ally or something...
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Beastscoradh on January 5th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)
Skirt's and pant's porn novel made No 1 on the New York Times bestseller list?

No, he wouldn't, because he's just so damn tired.
Zilch. Zero. Nothing. Nada.inmyth on January 5th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
Every time you mis-use a comma, God kills a little fluffy kitten.

Shoot me, I'm a murderer.

Only politics I'll come to know is the day I shall rule Iraq as the President and everything would be warm sunshine and rainbows. Oh and also, as you were looking for some Fred/George smuttiness:

Here
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 5th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
It's kittencide. EBOL.

It'd have to rain, for there to be rainbows. Thanks for that, I shall check it out verily!
(no subject) - inmyth on January 5th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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wemyss: torieswemyss on January 5th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
After Long Service as MP for Henley...
... I suppose I can become resigned to being the livejournal Tory leader in the Lords. (I'm so much more svelte and attractive than Tom Strathclyde.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Aslanscoradh on January 5th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: After Long Service as MP for Henley...
A real politician! Why, I'm all of a flutter. Would you like a special mention?

Margaret Thatcher = immediate word association with Billy Elliot.

Oh dear. Films pwn my political brain.
Ack! No, No... - wemyss on January 5th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Ack! No, No... - scoradh on January 6th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Tiniest ranting sexpot trollopgoldie on January 5th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
akdkhf.

It's posts like this that make me wish I'd realised earlier that you weren't on my flist.

Emo tear etc.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: blah blah blahscoradh on January 5th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
I get hives from flattery. Good thing it doesn't happen all that often. What with the handlebar moustache and everything. ♠
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flimpy on January 5th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
QFSDJK I AM FRIENDING YOU BASED ON THIS POST ALONE. :))
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 6th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
Okay then! Have a (free!) spade: ♠
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Reality failurescoradh on January 6th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm not flattering them. I actually think its rather irreverent. Anyhow, all positions are open to the floor! Would you like to be an alcholic backbencher? (I'd put myself there, only I'm a non-voting prole.)

Besides, if I don't keep you sweet you'll never beta for me again, and my fics will stink to high heaven and ... that would suck, you know?

I want to use many smilies here for reassurance, but I'm trying to wean myself off them ...
Insufferable, man.: pills - davechickencynicalpirate on January 6th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
I wish I had your time on my hands.

(And I know that sounds vaguely innuendo-ish, but don't hate me, for I shall probably be able to post some BB stuff today! *pleased grin*)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 6th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
I was studying for six hours beforehand, if that's any justification. It's probably not, though.

HOT DAMN.
rosina_alcona: cedricrosina_alcona on January 6th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
oooooh!!!

Can I be the Speaker for the House of Commons??

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on January 6th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC)
I now wave the magic wand of fairy fandom politics. Or some such.

YOU ARE NOW.
kabeyk on January 6th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
Can't I be the ginger Scottish alky soon-not-to-be-leader of sucking up to bigger parties, and falling over a lot and being ginger? Or standing in the corner dressed stupidly and looking stupid, for that matter.

And do I have to drink Brandy, because it makes me gag, and vomit is hard to get out of velvet.

Who has a f-list of 700, apart from people that don't talk to me? *pretends she's heard of all the people you mentioned, then crawls back under the table*

kxx
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Draco's realismscoradh on January 6th, 2006 08:21 am (UTC)
I'll just pretend to know to what you are referring with the whole 'ginger' thing (besides an obscure sexual practice. I know more about sex than world politics, le jeez). However, your wish is my command.

No, you can have special-order meths if you like. REFERENCE.

Well, lots of people that I don't really know about either.
How did you MISS these people? You are living under the fandom rock. Still, all the better for you, honestly.