08 May 2010 @ 12:32 am
In Case You Were Wondering...  
 I am officially done with one class this semester. I still have to keep up with copyright stuff but that is not going to happen until I have gotten all my shit together for my thesis presentation this Friday. 

Basically for this class I had to select images, turn them in, get them approved or fix them and repeat for about two months. Then I had to email publishers and copyright holders about prices and then resubmit the images with more new images as well as captions about the paintings and the artists. It doesn't sound like much, and it really wasn't in comparison with the amount of reading/editing/etc. that other students did, but it was a lot of work and I am glad to be done with the majority of it. 

Once this gets rolling I will end up with my name in a published book and will get a copy of it.

Now I need to work on a power point presentation and edit my prospectus into a speech for this Friday. I went to the history awards banquet tonight and found out that other people know about it because of an email so now there is going to be all these people I've had classes there watching me. Fail. 

For my other class I am powering through a bunch of articles and books and writing notes about how the European powers planned towns/fortifications in colonies. Which does not sound interesting, but it is heavily tied into ideas from the Renaissance as well as the Enlightenment. So basically the Enlightenment kind of gave European powers the idea that the Americas were an uncultured blank slate so Spain and Portugal created laws governing the development of towns in order to use Renaissance ideas of organization to test potential construction styles for the Metropole. Montreal, however, was developed much more organically and after the French left the social and economic needs of the town were ignored in favor of military projects and citizens. 

It is really interesting to look at the different approaches and how this shows different insights into the Colonial-Metropole relationship. 

Ok I am off to google people like Frantz Fanon. It's such a hardship to finally get to write about what I want! 

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[identity profile] seratonation.livejournal.com on May 8th, 2010 08:41 am (UTC)
lol good luck for the presentation from now! i didnt understand much of that but im glad your talking about school again (i dont know why, im a nerd :P)
[identity profile] gisforgreen.livejournal.com on May 8th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Also I would have posted more but it was basically the same thing like every week except for my spring break and when I got sick. I can only say so much about this!
[identity profile] seratonation.livejournal.com on May 8th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
lol no its cool, i get it, its just nice to see where you are, everyonce in a whle, i was just making a comment, not wanting more XD

i think i might spam you with jons face now, for no reason :P
[identity profile] gisforgreen.livejournal.com on May 8th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
yes! I wish I had more to share about this this semester but seriously. Rinse and repeat.

Hahaha Back when he was a real boy!
[identity profile] seratonation.livejournal.com on May 8th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
he's back to being a boy! i hope :/ look at the scruff! maybe he'll grow out a beard again \o/


though spencer will always be the prettiest. :P


(lol forgot a link for proof!)

Edited 2010-05-08 09:56 pm (UTC)
[identity profile] gisforgreen.livejournal.com on May 9th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Finally. Did someone tell him he looked like an ugly girl or what?

spencer is seriously the prettiest ever. even if Bden is somehow my favorite because he is too nice for this world. The end.