College Speech class, or as it's called where I go, COM 115, is a ridiculously hard class.  Maybe it's just my teacher, who is amazing, but expects a lot of her students.  Anyways...yesterday I spent four hours on my informative speech assignment, finishing up research, filling out an outline, writing a "Works Cited" page, and preparing a power point presentation to go with my speech, which requires a visual aid.  Four hours.  Then, then today I spent another 30 minutes or so, just writing up my speaking notes.  And after my fabulous fish fingers and custard dinner, I have to go and practice the speech, in front of a mirror, in front of my brother, on recording...for probably two hours.  Oh...

It's a fun class, though.  She makes the lectures fun.  It's just a lot of work!  But I'm good at it.  Forensics has helped me a ton with all of it, though, especially doing extemp, cuz extemp taught me attention getters, final thoughts, speech structure, thinking on my feet, confidence, eye contact...pretty much everything you need for a speech.  Not that I"m perfect.  Not in the least.  I tend to stress out over time (something I learned from extemp, but the oppostite).  With extemp, I'm always afraid I'll go under time, so I try to make sure I get over, but with this speech class, I'm trying to stay under time about 90% of the time...which makes me talk faster sometimes, and makes my audience connection a little weak.  Also, my general personality shies away from being animated, and exciting in my speech-giving.  So I have to be someone not myself to actually interest my audience, and give a good speech...

My biggest wonderment though is how much of this class I can transfer to extemp.  Am I allowed to be animated and fun in extemp speeches?


Time flew, huh?  Well, something I learned was that if you don't update your blog regularly, your views die...miserably...So here I am, posting.  I'll be honest:  I don't want to do a review of season 6, chunks or no chunks (still a gross word).  Suffice it to say, it's my favorite season.  And I don't like River as much as I do Rose...it's a problem I refuse to get over.

And...season 7 has started...and ended...I've seen the five episodes that have aired, and they were pretty good.  In fact, I just finished episode 5, the Angels Take Manhattan, like 20 minutes ago or something.  It was really good.  So basically, in season 7 part 1, we encountered Daleks (and *spoilers* Jenna Louise-Coleman before her official debut at Christmas), dinosaurs (on a spaceship), cyborgs, evil cubes, and weeping angels.  And we said goodbye to the Ponds (*tear*).  I'm not terribly sad for Amy, though I did like her.  I'm more sad for Rory, who's in my top two companions list.  Amy is number three.  (Number one is Rose.  Duh.)

Tonight we are feasting on some fish fingers, chips, and custard.  For those of you fellow Americans, fish sticks, french fries, and pudding. The perfect Doctor Who meal.  Now there's 85 days til the Christmas special, when Jenna Louise-Coleman will debut, and the Doctor is in Victorian England.  It looks like he'll be revisiting the Charles-Dickens-era, but hopefully minus the Charles Dickens (the last time we saw Charles Dickens, things got weird--watch Season 1, Episode 3).  But the Doctor gets a bowler hat, so even if Charles Dickens did show, I would be okay.

Let's see...other Doctor Who things...I think that's pretty much it.  Though...

I really loved how the Statue of Liberty was a weeping angel.  I'm sure most die-hard Whovians have seen the meme (either the Philosoraptor one, or the Confused Keanu one) where the memes ponder whether the Statue of Liberty is an angel, but has never moved because someone has always been looking at it...I always loved that idea, and to see it perpetuated...was awesome.  It was so cool.  Signing off!


I apologize...

...for my lack of posting lately.  School just started, and it's not like I'm swamped, but when I have free time, I'm doing homework, or...enjoying my free time...so I apologize.  But I have finished season six for the second time round, and watched two episodes of season seven of Doctor Who, so I have reviews for both of those to do.  I also have stuff about school I could talk about!  But not today.  Sorry.  I must apologize again.  Soon!

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