Creature of the Capitol – that’s not only the title of the bachelor thesis I’ve been writing these last couple of months, it’s exactly how I felt – a slave to the Capitol doing it’s bidding, writing, writing, … oh, have I mentioned writing already? No? Well, writing. 60 pages, if you want to know. Which you don’t because you’re probably sick and tired of my whining – at least if you follow me on Twitter. I really don’t know how my lovely ladies managed to cheer me on all the time. They were probably on their knees begging to let it be the 17th already while they tried to shut me up.
A couple of them also had the doubtful pleasure of proofreading this monster, which is an analysis based on Goffman’s theory on total institutions and pretty much states that Katniss is manipulated, shaped, and depersonalised by several total institutions until she is just a shadow of herself, the perfect, cooperating inmate, the creature of the Capitol. Fortunately, the Capitol didn’t manage to turn me into a killer, but I came close. There were times when I would like nothing better than throw my laptop out of the window and set fire to these damned books. Really, I can’t see them anymore.
But now it’s finally over and I’m back! In case you’re wondering, I really didn’t have the time for blogging; I didn’t even have the time to read! The last book I finished was on the 13th of January. I really don’t know how I survived this, especially since Cress came out and I still haven’t managed to read it while everyone else is already raving about it.
So, what to expect? Well, first of all I have to do some catching up, e.g. reading Cress. Then, I want to finish my book census including ‘a’ bookshelf tour as soon as I get my new DSLR camera. I also want to introduce you to some great music that got me through the last weeks and I have a couple of ASoIaF projects for March in honour of the fourth season that starts in April.