I am back from the dead; maggots do not suit me.

What’s up, blogosphere. It’s been awhiiiiiiiiile, I know. I had no internet for four fucking weeks. FOUR. As much as it sucked though, I was reading like crazy. I read at least a dozen books, including Trash by Dorothy Allison; Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut; Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth; a reread of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath; and a rereading of the complete Harry Potter series (the internet returned while I was finishing up Goblet of Fire [book four, for those who are unaware] and I’ve got about a third left in Order [book five] ). I’ve reread all of the books at least two times (at most upwards of 6 or 7 times) except for the last one, Deathly Hallows, which left me feeling rather upset and confused and mildly unsatisfied. But that was over two years ago and, as I tried to explain to Andreas, rereading the series is a sort of closure thing, since I haven’t reread any of them in full since reading the last one  and also a way to see the books from a different perspective and see how they changed and grew throughout their run. I will probably end up writing epic blog about the politics and moral implications of the books, of which there are many. But after I finish rereading the series which, given the last two books’ statuses as Door Stoppers, probably won’t be for another month or so.

In other news: on the 19th of this month I am leaving for two weeks to be in Minnesota with Andreas and that makes both of us very happy geese indeed. I am very excited; I’ve never been able to travel on my own before and I’m excited to do so now. And also, I really need to get the fuck out of this town for awhile before I set the place on fire (and it doesn’t need that again).

More news: THIS BITCH IS GOING TO COLLEGE. Which is wonderful, scary, amazing news. I got my acceptance letter the same day I lost my internet, which was fucked up and annoying. So I’m currently in the process of doing financial aid/worrying about finding apartment (my campus doesn’t have on campus dorms)/other stressful shit. But regardless I am happy and excited; I will not rot in this town, yayy.

So hm…forgive my lack of really interesting things to say; I’ve had interwebz back for a week and it’s taking me awhile to get back into the cyber groove. So this is just a little update. I now leave you with Harry Potter art that makes my inner fangirl squee with glee:

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