Conversation Between Niki_girl and FuzzySheep
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Haha it is! It's all such a relief Indeed you did, I'll let you have that as well Hope you're having a lovely evening!
I know, I know, hindsight is a beautiful thing! But...I said the same to you! Just getting ready to go out to dinner with my mum and sister now... and then later with my friends!
Awww thank you! I'm still in absolute shock, I keep checking Track just to make sure I wasn't seeing things! I see you're into Oxford, you must be over the moon! Congratulations, and I have to say it, I told you you'd get in I hope you're doing some celebrating tonight!
Just saw that you got into Bristol! WELL DONE, all of that worrying (although I was exactly the same! )
I'm so happy for you!
Thank you! I know it's not long now but I've also started to avoid the A-level threads it's just too real!
I honestly think that you will make your Bristol offer, you must have been predicted AAA or something, and isn't your offer AAB? That gives you some leeway, in case an exam went badly or something, and there's always coursework marks, which I'm sure that you would have done well on! You can also count on last year's UMS Either way, you can't change anything now, but I really don't think you'll be in Clearing anyway, because don't you have an insurance choice?
I'm not sure about Clearing, sounds bad, but I'll have to decide on the day, depending on how's actually offering spaces! I know they say don't decide on the day, but how can you not if Clearing lists aren't published until the 16th? Also, you'd have to consider things that whether it's worth waiting for the results of a re-mark, after phoning of course! Either way, cross that bridge if and when you come to it! That's what I'm doing, not panicking about Clearing, but then not committing to it either.
I'm really can't stay home another year. I don't hate it, but this summer has been enough, I'm so bored of random, temporary part-time work, driving lessons and sitting at home. I want my own life, and I want somewhere new to explore!
Have you started reading 100 years yet? I've just finished "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett, which is a really good book.
Anyway, we'll probably speak again before Result's Day, but good luck (though I don't think you'll need it!) and thank you again! I think I'm going to do some art or something productive this afternoon (for once)
Also have to post a new message
Aww, don't look at videos like that, they're only there to panic you. I'm generally staying away from the A Level forums on here and occasionally whining in the other thread, heh. I don't know how I'm going to cope if I don't get into Bristol this year, staying home will drive me crazy but at the same time I worry that Clearing will be too much stress for not much gain.
I think you're right, the suspense is the worst part! Fingers crossed for us both (but like I said before, I will be REALLY surprised if you don't get your grades, you've worked so hard!).
Hope you're having a nice week so far
Awww, I can understand why you would avoid going. I know you've been told this countless times by others, but I completely believe that this time in 8 days you'll be posting on here about how much you shouldn't have worried. Even you on a bad day is really smart and able to write damn good essays. I would be really surprised if you missed your offer.
It was a bit miserable this week, but the nice weather seems to be coming back hopefully! I'm glad you had a good week
Haha aww, well both your texts sounded really interesting! I haven't actually started it yet, I'm still trying to finish off Jane Eyre! It's okay though, I adore Jane so I can deal with the length.
The writing and the imagery itself is pretty beautiful, I usually find it hard to imagine the whole of an author's world but his description was so vivid and lovely in parts it made it much easier. I really didn't like Florentino at all! He seemed a bit of a hypocrite, claiming his fidelity to Fermina and having these countless encounters. I wouldn't have minded, but it seemed to me like he really was being unfaithful to Fermina, and like you said she was the strongest character. I can see why people justify his relationships as being ways to show different types of love and to demonstrate how passionate his character is, but he just irritated me a lot. The whole thing with America was, er... well it took me a long time to process. I had to reread several sections in that part of the novel because I couldn't believe it! But then again, it can be said to demonstrate how powerful his love and influence is. But then it doesn't make it right! I agree, definitely messed with emotions too. I enjoyed the novel, but not in the most conventional way. I will have to read 100 years and get back to you on what I properly think of Marquez!
Had to post another message, to finish off, because I was over the character limit (there's a 2000 character limit apparently, who know).
I'm glad I've made you feel slightly better, but I still have my moments! Especially as someone on the Result's Day thread just posted a video of a girl who sat virtually the same History paper as me (which I'm already worried about) on OCR B and got a U after being predicted an A*!
I'm going to act like I didn't watch that, I've just decided :yep; oh well, all's well ends well I suppose (what does that even mean?) only 9 days left until we know, one way or another, and that has to be better than the suspense. I think some of it is just fear of the unknown, like Schrödinger's cat
I feel like such a stalker, looking down the messages on your page, I seem to take up a lot of space
Haha, it doesn't matter, it means that you have something better to do instead of just sitting on TSR, like me. I hardly have any work this week, as the kids are going on day trips to Oxford...and yeah, I couldn't face it 9 days before results day. Such a wuss, but I would have cracked up!
Canterbury was cool! I love the town centre, and the archway at the end of the shops, such a nice place! However, it rained almost constantly :/ welcome to the "English summer" I guess!
Thanks - but we also had to study Robert Cormier's "Heroes" for GCSE, which was a really weird book that no one has heard of - I wish we could have done something more classic and well known for our exam!
How are you getting on with 100 years of solitude? Anything exciting happened yet? (Just realised that that is a very subjective question, lol)
I've finished Love in the time of cholera I think I really like this author now, I loved the descriptive element of the book, the talking parrot, and the street of windows etc. It's also great how your sympathy for Florentino increases throughout the book I think, because after the death of Dr. Urbino you get really angry that he is trying to get back into Fermina's life - because you've just gotten to know what her married life was like and everything. Then, when it goes back in time, you find yourself appreciating the depth of Florentino's love, but at the same time you still like Dr. Urbino? I don't know, that book messed with my emotions! I found some stuff just plain weird, like Florentino's relationship with America Vicuna, and Fermina's character is deifnitely one of the strongest in the book. I think Marquez writes matriarchs really well, they're always complicated characters, with long backstories. I'm not sure if I prefer it to 100 years of solitude, now that I've read both novels I find the style similar and yet the plot incomparable, so I'll wait and see what you think!
I hope you had a nice week away in Canterbury! Sorry again for my late reply, I'm not very good with TSR anymore
Jane Eyre + Fight Club is a weird combination, I agree! I just finished Fight Club today, it's sort of terrified me, this is the first time I've ever been scared by a book! Not yet finished Jane Eyre. That's the first time I've heard of someone doing it for GCSE, you're very lucky!
Did you finish Love in the Time of Cholera? I'll keep an eye on the names in 100 years of Solitude then, thank you for the heads up - I love magic realism so I should technically really like it too!
I just saw your post about not panicking so much about results next week, you've got a good attitude about it and it made me feel better so thanks Hope you've had a good week!