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Vigilo
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Hi, I'm V. It's not my real name - not even close - but I'm Vigilo here, and I've been other V-beginning pretentious Latin usernames elsewhere on the internet for around six years now, so V works!

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I have so much news. This is a bit long-winded. Sorry. 

Firstly, belatedly, thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely one in London with my parents and later on, a friend of mine. 

So, my parents and I arrived in London on the 9th. There was orientation for three days; nothing too exciting there, except during, my mum and I went to visit the British Museum instead, with my mum, which was amazing. We saw the Rosetta Stone, and I now have an iPhone case that is a picture of the Rosetta Stone, which is amazing. Also, the Museum had a bookstore, and one thing led to another, and now I own this gorgeous (hardcover!) book of The Epic of Gilgamesh. It is beautiful and I am in love. (You can see it on the desk in the second photo of my dorm!)

Anyway, I'm capping it off there RE: the first week, because otherwise this entry would get really long. So, more about uni life. I love London as much as I'd expected to since I visited it for uni tours last years - and as much as I love Shanghai, already, except I've only been here for slightly less than two weeks! My dorm looks like this (it's slightly messy, bear with me, I'm still figuring things out): 

Untitled by Vigilo Untitled by Vigilo

I really do like it. I guess for some people it might be a tiny space, but for me, it's pretty much perfect and I think it's great.

So, I moved in, I made a few friends, and on the 17th, Wednesday, we had Induction, which essentially meant we (finally) met everyone who was doing linguistics. Up until then I hadn't met anyone doing my course! But, I went, and I met some great people who have the same interests as I do and had some really lovely conversations! (I talked about accents with two other people for about a hour. It was fantastic.) 

Also, I found my schedule the other day and I'm still slightly amazed by it. I have nothing - absolutely nothing - on Mondays and Fridays for Semester 1, meaning I have a four-day weekend for a semester, and as for the other days... well, in total, for my lectures, I have around 6 and a half hours of attending class maximum, and my latest lecture ends at 2.30pm. I mean, I'm sure I'll have a lot of "work" (is it really work if I'll be loving 90% of it?), re: assignments, and reading, and writing, but still.

Speaking of lectures: the best thing about where I am is that my campus is literally right across the road. I cross the road to get to all my lectures, every day. It's amazing. I can actually wake up at 9am every day if I so wish (my lectures all start at 10.00am onwards). 

As for friends... I've to admit, it's been a bit difficult, finding people who don't go clubbing, or have the same schedule as I do (where I get up at 7.30am and go to bed at 10.00pm) - I've been pretty upfront with my epilepsy and what events I can and can't go to, and it's a bit of a conversation killer at times. It's ... kind of made it difficult to make friends. But, I have met a few absolutely wonderful people - who don't mind if I don't go clubbing, if I have to leave at 9pm, etc., which has been great.

On Thursday and Friday, we had Freshers Fair and more Induction. Induction was slightly boring, basic stuff - academic writing (which the IB, as it turns out, was really useful for) and library services, but I got to talk to my friends again, so that was lovely. Freshers Fair was... intense! I joined a few societies that looked neat (like the Indian society, the Intersectional Feminists society, the LGBT society, etc), got a few freebies and student discount-related things, so that was nice.

I also found out about the AKC - Associateship of King's College which is essentially an extra course thing I can do alongside my degree, about ethics, religion, and theology, and it sounds amazing. There's so much there about religion and art - all I have to do is go to a lecture a week, read a few books, and do one exam for it each yea -  and if I pass, etc., I get to put the letters, AKC, after my name! I'm definitely doing it because it sounds absolutely fascinating - here are some lecture titles: Poetry and Piety; Lost Women, Lost Sexualities: Reading the New Testament in Cultural Contexts; Music and Atheism; The Idea of Beauty in Islam; Learning from the Wise: Proverbs and Other Wisdom Literature. And there's more! 

Right, lastly, today, Saturday, I went to an art/science exhibition with one of my closest friends, who's at the University of Arts, London - she was with me in my school in Shanghai and we're both in London together now, which is really lovely. Next week, my classes start, and I'll be going to an LGBT coffee social hosted by the LGBT society with another friend, so - that's exciting! (I've met so many fantastic LGBT people already. It's really ... wow. I don't have words for it!)

I'll keep you guys updated on what happens this week, but (seriously) enough about me already. How are you? :heart:

featuring: smileykaya


smileykaya has some really lovely artwork: check it out!

Don't hate me. by smileykaya  Mumbel fur practise. by smileykaya  The Auroraphrax -- Dragon of the Northern lights. by smileykaya  Nessie the gatekeeper. by smileykaya

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Why the fish-men are so many, and we, so fewKois flock like rainbows, trellis vines
evolved to curl to the Moon and dine.
We are rivers, but from gold mines,
the rails align and we find birds
evolved to curl. We are rivers
given to furnish vacant land.
We are rivers, but forgot, and
evolved to curl fish to brigands.
Past canopies foresaw this dirge:
we are rivers (evolved) to curl.
   How to Be a Smoker    I fucking hate the rain. Some people like how it sounds and that’s nice, and some people say it cleans up the streets. All I know is that my shoes are dirty enough without having mud on the inside, too.
    Students are already filing out the door when I figure that it’s been another hour of class wasted wondering how nasty my socks are now. The rain is pounding against the thin roof of the lecture hall and as I head toward the doors, sidewalk outside soaked already with footprints and puddles, I realize that I don’t own a fucking umbrella. It’s the beginning of the fucking rain season and all we’ve got to show for it are two hoodies and the jacket Pierre eats in, sleeps in, and probably shits in. And before I know it, I’m bumping into the girl to the right of me with the bright yellow umbrella still tucked into her backpack. Her books spill out of her hands and I motion towards them, picking up a couple an
   Gay LoveAnthology Theme: I recently had a long, painful conversation with a new friend from work. We'll call him Paul. Paul is 24 and married less than a year ago. His husband, we'll call him Pat, recently admitted that he's been cheating on Paul. I hugged Paul while he cried and cheered him on when he raged, and offered my couch if he wanted somewhere to crash - and was incredibly proud when he said, "hell no. The cheating bastard can find a street corner for all I care." 
Love is heartbreak, sometimes. And it's pain. And it's kicking a sorry excuse for a partner to the curb. And that's true no matter who you are or who you love. 
So, inspired by Paul and his amazing confidence in who he is and what he deserves, this mini-anthology is focused on gay love. I tried to find a bit of it from every angle. I hope you'll enjoy these personal, powerful pieces of literature. I sure did.
ThisIsParanoia

You know you’re in love when you sound li


The title is from Land by Agha Shahid Ali, because I have a terrible sense of humour. :lol:


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Solarune Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Writer
I am so sorry for the lateness, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was wonderful and full of sunshine and nice things. :tighthug: I hope you're enjoying London, and that all is perfect in your life. :heart:
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Far from home, time zone-
ing across the sea, new home;
happy birthday, you.


Welcome to London! Enjoy the rain~ :cake::heart:
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VFreie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Happy slightly late birthday! c:
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday, Ilo-bear. <3
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday!!! :cake:
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcakeplz:  (advance) happy birthday! have fun. :party:
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for featuring me at Written Revolution! Every comment was really thoughtful, it was lovely to read =)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Writer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
comment here for you, miss.
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VFreie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Hi! This is right out of the blue, but I just thought this upcoming comics anthology might be of interest to you: teamparvelo.com/lepakkoluola/e…
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
It's been a breath of fresh air to see you around again, V. You know we missed you more than any of us - even those that are writers! - can put words to, right?

Anyways, you favorited a piece of my writing, and seeing a favorite from you always makes my day. Actually, just seeing anything from you makes my day, but don't let the diminish my appreciation stemming from the fact that you actually took the time to read a piece from me. ;p

All the :heart:s, V.
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Writer
You've been featured on my blog:la: Come check it out if you'd like. :heart:
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HtBlack Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
PS SOUND NEEDS TO BE TURNED ON.
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HtBlack Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thank you SO much for the points! :hug:

Also random link: www.omfgdogs.com/ .
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Darling, I was looking for that lovely poem you wrote based on Federico Garcia Lorca's poem about green. Can you point me in the right direction? Or possibly remind me what the form is called? I'm thinking of writing something like it :)
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you, love. :coffeecup:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you had a beautiful birthday, sweetheart! :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!! :party::cake::happybounce: … I hope you’re having a beautiful day!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Happy super awesome fellow september virgo birthday!! :party: :heart:
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Writer
!:cake:! happy b-day!
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helice93 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday from me too - hope you had a great day! :hug:
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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