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  1. Aslan
    3 Weeks Ago 11:20 PM
    Oo, A Secret History has a lot of cultural references to other texts etc which is really cool!

    Hahahah, that perfectly captures the entire album. We're All Gonna Die x 57 is not the most joyful soundtrack to listen to but for some reason, Sufjan Stevens makes it quite... relaxing even though it is very melodramatic. :D

    Ooo the jazz + his voice was perfect together. It definitely is a song that could be played whilst travelling! Chicago sounds perfect, from what you've said - did you end up going to a lot of the major tourist attractions in the city? Architecture is incredible - it is part of why I enjoyed going to Europe so much and want to go back. There is something very breathtaking about seeing historical architecture (such as the Roman Forum) and how buildings were constructed hundreds, if not thousands of years ago. Modern architecture is also interesting!

    That does sound very haunting, and I can see why it is something you remembered based on the story. Ahh Stephen Hawking! That's really cool you had an interest in him and his work since you were young. I have a very small understanding of what he contributed (have never really found out as Physics hasn't been an area I've explored). Starting up a business is a risk but if it's what you want to do then I'd definitely suggest going for it, considering that the alternative option of research seems to pale in comparison. What sort of function would you be looking to offer with your business? If you ever do start it then let me know how it goes, that sounds really amazing!!
  2. Aslan
    3 Weeks Ago 11:36 PM
    Wait, did you say Sufjan Stevens?! I listened to some of their songs a few years ago! Haven't heard Chicago but just gave it a listen and it did a really great job at capturing the nostalgia he had. But that's really amazing that there's a song out there that captures your trip exactly. I remember listening to their Carrie and Lowell album a few years back, they're a very wonderful. Do you have any other albums that hold fond memories for you? Based off Chicago and also Casimir Pulaski Day (which came on autoplay just then), 'Illnois' sounds like a really promising and good album.

    Ahh, I see. That's understandable. Also graduating uni at 17?! Kinda reminds me of those stories about people aged 13 or 14 who end up being successfully admitted to schools such as Harvard and achieving their PhD by 16 or 17. Some people are truly incredible. That sounds good that you have a professor who has such connections though, sounds like he is very experienced. What would you be looking to do as a job after you graduate by the way? Would you be doing research in a sense, or?

    I'm glad you found something you were really passionate about early! For a long time I wanted to become a clinical psychologist (but then realised that whilst it would have been rewarding, wouldn't have really worked for me as I have never been too fond of studying science). But then I got to senior school last year and took subjects such as Legal Studies, Economics etc. which made me realise that I would be really interested in working in international relations as I've always wanted a job that can make an impact and help others and it would be in a field I'm interested in. Not sure if it will change again but for now it's what I'd be interested in, for sure. Did you ever think about going into any other degrees when you were younger, or were you always quite firmly set on going into maths?
  3. Aslan
    4 Weeks Ago 8:49 PM
    I agree, the ending was really emotional and well-done. It was a perfect ending to the novel. Also I remember you mentioning your Chicago trip! The one with your religious and close friend, right? The image of two people eating pancakes with steak at IHOP late at night was amazing, ahaha. How did it end up tasting by the way? Mmm you talked about that trip really fondly so I hope that novel helped you remember some good memories <3 I think that's one of the nicest parts about books - it allows us to remember some of our best memories, or feel like we are part of one that we've never experienced. Were you looking for a specific CD when you were browsing, or?

    Ahh GH Hardy, is he the one who expressed an appreciation for Pure Maths in his novel? It's really interesting hearing about all the authors you read as someone who isn't overly familiar with maths / philosophy. How do you end up discovering most of these authors? Also yes! The English high-brow attitude was really well-written. I love Stevens, ahhh.

    Hope your differential geometry went fine by the way! What do they teach at the uni level? And yea PC tends to pull people in when they have other things to be doing... it's almost 4pm on a Sunday afternoon and I have a lot of work to do but here I am. :D
  4. Aslan
    4 Weeks Ago 2:22 AM
    Any time, I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed it <3 My memory is hazy when it comes to those two novels as it has been a while since I read them but were there any particular moments or characters you enjoyed a lot? I’m not sure if you’re looking for another recommendation but may I recommend The Secret History by Donna Tartt? It's a classic American campus novel which has a remarkably similar vibe to Never Let Me Go. I’m not sure how to explain the plot without spoiling too much but it gives a lot of insight into how individual’s morals can be tested, and the consequences of acting too freely without thought. Definitely holds the same sombre vibe if you’re into those novels (though I feel like it's not intended to be inspiring) so I’d recommend it if you ever want to pick up other similar novels.

    Also I am very sorry for not getting back to you on your PM yet ;; School started back up a few weeks ago and I kept trying to find a time where I could sit down to write out a proper thought out reply. I think I will have a lot more free time at the end of this week though, so I'll make sure to VM you my reply by then!
  5. MysticalNinetales
    January 23rd, 2019 6:50 PM
    Thank you so much! I've actually been accepted already! Regardless of that, I'm still trying to maintain my grades. Anyways, good luck to you as well.
  6. MysticalNinetales
    January 12th, 2019 4:12 PM
    I feel that on a spiritual level. Finals are coming up for me and I'm trying not to think about them!
  7. MysticalNinetales
    January 11th, 2019 9:13 AM
    Yes, I started school again on the 7th but I had a wonderful Christmas break and I hope yours was wonderful also! How have you been? :)
  8. MysticalNinetales
    December 24th, 2018 11:06 PM
    Merry Christmas! ^-^ Have a wonderful day.
  9. MysticalNinetales
    December 14th, 2018 11:57 PM
    Oh, thank you so much! My birthday was last Sunday and it was an amazing day. But yes, feel free to message me anytime you want to chat! :)

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