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6/52: Conjurer's Daughter [20101024|20:19]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I've been so busy all this week (and weekend) that I haven't even had time to procrastinate, let alone work on the photo I wanted to be 6/52, so I've defaulted to this one, though it wasn't intended to be part of the project.

6/52: Conjurer's Daughter
Conjurer's Daughter 2


Tomorrow I have to go to France, by myself. I have to spend four days there, speaking French, by myself. I also have to give a science talk (in English, thankfully). I am so nervous that I packed this afternoon, while sober, a full 24 hours in advance. Dreadful stuff.

Give me the strength to leave my hotel room every morning. That's all I ask.


In the shadows

Conjurer's Daughter
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-24 19:48 (UTC)
I KNOW. I probably brought everything I need, instead of going, "Screw it, I have my passport and credit cards, I can sort it out when I get there." That's just wrong.
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2010-10-24 20:49 (UTC)
Here you go:

Internet *hugz* of +3 Intestinal Fortitude.

Wear them close to your stomach and you'll be fine :)
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2010-10-25 08:58 (UTC)

Bump

Haha I love this comment, I miss those ASCII dungeon games
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2010-10-24 22:16 (UTC)
Bon voyage! Et un petit soupçon de courage...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-31 17:29 (UTC)
I needed a good deal of courage in the end! Two extra days' worth! Ah well, it was good practice.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2010-10-31 18:55 (UTC)
And I suspect there are worse places to be stranded!
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2010-10-25 00:26 (UTC)
While I realize they are not part of your 52 project, I thought I'd comment on the photos. I like the extremes of light and dark in the first photo. I'd like to see more shadow though. I really like all the textures that come through in the second photo. And I adore your little tiny hat!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-31 17:28 (UTC)
Thank you for the criticism - it really helps! The first photo is cropped, so I can easily include more of the shadowed region.

The tiny hat was ace. I found it at Claire's (of course), which was full of teenage girls already wearing tiny hats. They had the most fantastic outfits on. I remember being that age and having time to think about clothes that much, but I don't recall being that creative.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-10-25 01:20 (UTC)
I love the look in the first one, and it was nice to see the full length outfit too!

Good luck on your trip!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-31 17:24 (UTC)
Cor, I failed to finish replying to all the comments to this post. Sorry about that! Thank you for the luck. I had to stay an extra day and a half (and I really didn't want to as I have masses of work to face on Monday) but I did my best to make the most of it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-27 16:46 (UTC)
The question now is, how am I going to spend my extra day and two nights here?
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2010-10-25 08:54 (UTC)
Oh man, I'm so tempted to come and hijack your France trip, but if I did that, we'd both end up jobless and drunk. :-D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-27 16:45 (UTC)
My conference is over tomorrow afternoon but thanks to strike action, I'm stuck here til Saturday. Come on over!
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[User Picture]From: automatic_kafka
2010-10-25 15:24 (UTC)
I hear France's streets are very wide.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-27 16:45 (UTC)
Makes it easier to avoid the piles of dog poo.
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