Currently | October 09

Friday, 30 October 2015

I feel like drowning. Not in the most melancholic and melodramatic sense. I feel like I'm drowning in studies. In a sea of papers and essays and pens. Papers due, essays to write and pens that run out of ink in just a week. I have written so much, I think I developed carpal tunnel. 

October was not filled with gore or blood or horror. Unfortunately, October was filled with the worst thing in life. Exams. My insides are curling inward.

So how did that go?

Doing | You may not know this but I have exams now. Ginormous exams. I'm writing this during my fifteen minute break. In all honesty, it makes me want to knit myself into a cocoon and become a larva. I don't even need to become a butterfly, just let me sleep. 

Watching | I thought I was done watching Ryan Murphy's shows. That is until American Horror Story: Hotel and Scream Queens premiered. While I'm still watching them, I don't know why. His shows, while aesthetically appealing, are just not good anymore. Scream Queens is sexist trash. AHS: Hotel relies more on disturbing the viewer than having a good storyline. Perhaps a few more episodes may change my mind but it's doubtful.

Listening | I study best when I listen to music. Specifically, instrumental study music. I don't have any instrumental music in my iPod so I've been using 8tracks. There is no specific playlist I listen to often. Night In The Library is absolutely beautiful though.

Loving | With all the stress of exams, I keep calm by looking at all the lovely comments on Fright Night. Creating Trypophobia, Visceral Carnage and Zombae for this month has been such fun. I realize how much I love creating makeup looks that I do so rarely. Maybe after exams, I might do some more.  

Making | It is during examinations how old I am mentally. I knit a lot during exams. I have made two simple baby hats in just three days. Also, currently knitting a mini version of my Georgina hat here. It's for my niece, or any toddler who can fit into it.

Planning | Oh look! Mind maps, flash cards, essays galore! All piled as I sit on the floor. Wishing I had more time to moan and groan. Nope, exams come first and they just hurt. I thought I was smart but all I am is filled with regret. Everything including trying and becoming. Whoopsies.

Reading | Oh look. Same things I've been reading for the past four months. School books. Must I truly who sold Stalin pierogi? 

So that is my October. Instead of really cool gory stuff like the last month would imply, I was focused on exams. My brain is exhausted in the membrane. By studying and papers, and didn't start until yesterday.

It's going to get worse, I assure you.

So my October was filled with studying and exams. How was yours? 


  1. Hope you can start to relax more soon! I'm loving scream queens at the moment! I was crying it's so funny! One of the best things on TV atm in my opinion!

    Happy Halloween for tomorrow!

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  2. That honestly sounds like the worst thing ever. Me and exams are mortal enemies. Hope you get the chance to relax a little more in the near future!! I've not really been up to much lately to be honest...what fun!

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  3. Good that you're focusing on your exams! Good luck!

    Danika Maia

  4. oh dear, I hated exams so much! Good luck with it all, hope you get some chill time soon!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  5. My October is exactly the same :( studying and nerves and deadlines and essays galore! good luck with all your work! :) xxx

  6. Hmmm, sounds like a stressful October. I'm glad my exam week is over because I hate that time of the semester. X!

  7. I have just had to start studying again myself and I hate it! I love Scream Queens and AHS: Hotel though :)

    Lauren x |

  8. I used to hate exam when I was student as it use to make me sick in my stomach as I was so nervous etc. Good luck!!! xxx
    PS: loving the mug on the first picture.

  9. Haha! Looks like I'm not the only one who is stuck into papers... I feel you, Bash! And yep, babe! You HAVE to know who sold Stalin pierogi! LOL Those are actually really yummy with jam, btw! ahaha!
    My fingers are crossed for your results, dear!

    xoxo Ira

  10. It's so rubbish your October was so stressful with exams! AHS Hotel is amazing though x
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  11. Oh man, good luck with your exams, Bash! I know they must be super stressful so try to take time outs now and again, too. I know what you mean about AHS relying quite a lot on shocking the viewer rather than a good plotline! I just started watching AHS Freakshow (I’m a bit behind). I will definitely check out Night In The Library :) Happy Halloween tomorrow and hope you have a lovely weekend!! xox

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  12. I'm totally going to copy this style of post if you don't mind haha for my final October post Bash! You're such a smart cookie. Loved all the gory posts this month lovely!

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  13. I've only just watched the pilot of scream queens and im really baffled by it.

  14. Ugh, I feel you on the exams. I'm an art student so we don't really get exams - but we do get a ton of projects and if you're a procrastinator like me you'll have to spend all-nighters finishing them up ;( I almost thought you visited New York from the mug, hahah. I hope exams went well for you!

    becky ♡ star violet

  15. Hopefully Exams will be over before you know it and it will all be worth it in the end. =D


  16. Bless you, plough through. As cliche as they sound, they'll be over before you know it - thought it may not feel that way right now. You got this!

    As for Scream Queens, jesus - I should have known that show was not for the faint hearted! Never again ....

    With Love, Fatema |

  17. Awh exams suck, I hope you're (more or less) alright, and getting enough sleep! It's great to hear from you on the blog, and hopefully things will start looking up soon.

    I have to admit I didn't really get Scream Queens, and the pilot was very confusing, but the fashion is definitely on point. How To Get Away With Murder is my newest addiction!

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  18. I know how you must feel about the exams, because I'm going through the same things you are. It's all really time consuming and exhausting, we pretty much can't find time to do anything else. But oh well, there's not much we can do about it, unfortunately. When it comes to AHS, I've also been kind of disappointed with the storyline, because nothing interesting has happened so far, but I'm not giving up on this show!


  19. Good luck in your exams honey ! There's a really good app called Calm with free guided meditations on for when your stressed, I find it really helps me :) I love planning with mind maps and tick lists , in exam season you can barely see the walls of my room for all the mindmaps hehe :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

  20. All the best for your so glad to have that part of school behind me!
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  21. Aww! I have an assignment due tomorrow, which I've furiously worked on all day (since 6am) and I'm glad to say I've finished..Sometimes ill health does not help :( Good luck with your exams!

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  22. Sending massive hugs your way! Good luck on your exams and I hope you get the results you want <3
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