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Postby Josh Phillips on Sun Nov 11, 2001 11:18 am

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Postby Shatteredtower on Mon Nov 12, 2001 1:36 am

Wait a minute. Joe is looking keen to hit the books? <I>Joe?!</I> <P>Mr. "Gah-exams-are-tomorrow-I'm-dead" Page is looking eager about <I>this</I>?<P>Come to think of it, when's the last time I saw him excited this way about anything? He was enthusiastic about the pool table a while back (funny how we haven't seen it much since), but not looking quite this... this... chipper.<P>Heck, he doesn't even get this way for hockey. I don't care for it myself (not that there's a hockey team in Calgary anyway <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">), but Joe does.<P>I knew there was something about today that creeped me out. I thought it was just that Calgary felt like half its population was missing tonight, or the bus crash I saw on the way to work, at first. No, it's the fact that Joe seems to have more enthusiasm for his college application preparation than he does for Ceilidh!!<P>It's the end of the world.<P>Excuse me, I think it's time to adjust my will. Oh, wait - moot point.<p>[This message has been edited by Shatteredtower (edited 11-12-2001).]
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Postby AetherKnight on Mon Nov 12, 2001 1:42 am

Oh, no<P>I could do without reliving those days.<P>Wish I had that $400 I spent in app fees right now too (art schools are expensive)<P>------------------
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Postby Anh Minh on Mon Nov 12, 2001 1:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shatteredtower:
<B>Wait a minute. Joe is looking keen to hit the books? <I>Joe?!</I> <P>Mr. "Gah-exams-are-tomorrow-I'm-dead" Page is looking eager about <I>this</I>?<P>Come to think of it, when's the last time I saw him excited this way about anything? He was enthusiastic about the pool table a while back (funny how we haven't seen it much since), but not looking quite this... this... chipper.<P>Heck, he doesn't even get this way for hockey. I don't care for it myself (not that there's a hockey team in Calgary anyway <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">), but Joe does.<P>I knew there was something about today that creeped me out. I thought it was just that Calgary felt like half its population was missing tonight, or the bus crash I saw on the way to work, at first. No, it's the fact that Joe seems to have more enthusiasm for his college application preparation than he does for Ceilidh!!<P>It's the end of the world.<P>Excuse me, I think it's time to adjust my will. Oh, wait - moot point.<P>[This message has been edited by Shatteredtower (edited 11-12-2001).]</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>He doesn't look very enthusiastic to me. It's more like, 'hey, we've got a month's worth of hard work to produce in a week'. The same as usual, but on a bigger scale. Isn't it what's called 'maturity'? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"> And, instead of running off on his own, he turns to Ceilidh for companionship in misery. That's why they make a great couple, even better than he used to make with Alan. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif"><P>Albatross-Minh<p>[This message has been edited by Anh Minh (edited 11-12-2001).]
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Postby Sterling on Mon Nov 12, 2001 1:53 am

Great strip! A situation that is all too familiar to me. Thankfully, its now over with, and I just have to deal with the slightly less pressing deadlines of university life. To which one can be much more apathetic. ("Big essay due tomorrow? Meh. I'll finish it later." <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> )
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Postby Anh Minh on Mon Nov 12, 2001 2:13 am

Or better yet, "Big essay due tomorrow? Meh, I'll begin later..." <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>Albatross-Minh<p>[This message has been edited by Anh Minh (edited 11-12-2001).]
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Postby Symok on Mon Nov 12, 2001 4:01 am

Eee-yup. That'll be me next year. (Ceilidh, not Joe. [Dont even *THINK* about saying it, Fool]) My study habbits have been shot to Hell recently. (ie: I'm sitting at my computer typing this now instead of getting ready to go to my CoOp) I think it's because I only have one class this semester, and a CoOp in the mornings... Next semester... woah boy, I better re-learn to focus... OAC Calc, CS and English <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/eek.gif"><P>Can't wait to see how this story plays out. Will C&J apply to the same place? (What *DOES* Joe want to do with his life, anyway?) Does Ceilidh still want to do something in printing?<P>So many questions, and only One Person hold the answers ...<P>------------------
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Postby Fool on Mon Nov 12, 2001 4:53 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Symok:
<B>That'll be me next year. (Ceilidh, not Joe. [Dont even *THINK* about saying it, Fool])</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oh yeah?
Who's gonna stop me?<P>*thinks about saying it*
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Postby The Incredible Hatboy on Mon Nov 12, 2001 5:15 am

And as this runs, I've got a half-baked essay sitting unfinished on my computer. I just need to find a half-decent beginning, a worthwhile ending, and cut out the fat, and I can actually apply. Everything else is done.<P>Except that I can't seem to write this blinkin' essay.<P>Buggrit! Millenium shrimp and hand!<P>------------------
Fragmented sentance?<P>Ryan + Diedre=Good!
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Postby Symok on Mon Nov 12, 2001 6:02 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fool:
<B> Oh yeah?
Who's gonna stop me?<P>*thinks about saying it*</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ok, fine. Think about it. just don't say it, and we're cool.<P>
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Postby Fool on Mon Nov 12, 2001 6:32 am

Awwwwwww yeah!
We coo'.
We hip.
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Postby Sterling on Mon Nov 12, 2001 6:54 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The Incredible Hatboy:
<B>Buggrit! Millenium shrimp and hand!
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Don't you mean: "Buggrit! Millenium hand and shrimp!"?<P>And your style of essay writing seems remarkably similar to Mr. Pratchett's stated style of novel writing. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby dacut on Mon Nov 12, 2001 7:23 am

Some help here, please. When is this storyline taking place?<P>I don't know how things work in Canada, but most of my college applications weren't due until early January (aside from the University of California common application, which was due in November, IIRC).
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Postby Josh Phillips on Mon Nov 12, 2001 7:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dacut:
<B>Some help here, please. When is this storyline taking place?<P>I don't know how things work in Canada, but most of my college applications weren't due until early January (aside from the University of California common application, which was due in November, IIRC).</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Having been through the delightful process myself (and having double-checked it with a couple high school friends), I can reassure you that the common university application in Ontario is due some time in November. This year it could have been early November, in which case I'll claim artistic license...<P>Individual universities probably have later deadlines, but I don't know if it's a two-month difference. And I have no idea how it works for colleges. :-/<P>JOSH.<P>------------------
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Postby K A H on Mon Nov 12, 2001 8:44 am

Aaaaagh! This is cruel timing, running this storyline now! It's yet another harsh reminder that I have ten unfinished graduate school applications which have been on hiatus during the completion of "Souvenirs d'Avalon" and which, while mostly not due until January (there's one that's due in a month), are sufficiently time-consuming (and doing ten at once is no picnic either) and my essay is sufficiently awful that I think I know what I'll be spending the Christmas holidays doing. (The most irritating part? I can't seem to drum up three recommenders and time is running short.)<P>Good points all round on what this will mean for the cast, though. I'm sure I speak for almost everyone who reads "Avalon" when I say I've been wondering for a while what the cast members are planning to do with their lives once they graduate.<P>Indeed, will Ceilidh and Joe apply to the same universities (if not the same set, will there at least be an overlap?) - and if they do, what are the chances that one will be accepted and the other turned down (and I think I can guess which one would be which if that happened)?<P>What about Ryan? Where is he applying, and if he ends up getting accepted to a university many miles from Avalon, will Deirdre up sticks and head out there with him and get a job in <I>their</I> local TH (or perhaps I should say <I>one</I> of their local THs, because the impression I get from this forum is that they're sufficiently rife that there must be several in every town, especially if there's a university there)?<P>Will Alan make a specific point of applying to universities in British Columbia, or Britain or Colombia, or Bratislava or Canberra, or Brazil or Cameroon, or basically places many miles away from where Hel
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Postby Rob on Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:06 am

Foul Ole Hatboy??<P>K A H: Well, if Alan does apply in BC, he won't have to worry about any of this 'till around March. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> <P>Huh, I can't seem to remember much about application fees. I don't know if there were any. I <I>do</I> remember recycling my "autobiographical" essay - I wrote the Uvic one first, then kept extending it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> I still can't believe any university accepted that garbage, let alone offered me scholarships...<P>
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Postby Shatteredtower on Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:09 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by K A H:
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What about Ryan? Where is he applying, and if he ends up getting accepted to a university many miles from Avalon, will Deirdre up sticks and head out there with him and get a job in <I>their</I> local TH (or perhaps I should say <I>one</I> of their local THs, because the impression I get from this forum is that they're sufficiently rife that there must be several in every town, especially if there's a university there)?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well, in a city, no problem. Some cities have dozens of them. Elsewhere, it varies. I know there's one in Sackville, which seems to exist for "There's no A in..." Mount Allison, for example.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Will Alan make a specific point of applying to universities in British Columbia, or Britain or Colombia, or Bratislava or Canberra, or Brazil or Cameroon, or basically places many miles away from where Hel
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Postby podspud on Mon Nov 12, 2001 9:40 am

It should be noted that as far as university applications go, Ontario universities have this convoluted system with a central registration process. Thus, the creation of the "Ontario Universities Application Centre" You get three picks for 80$ with a *modest* fee for each additional selection of program and university, for a maximum of five. So for example, if you were applying to Guelph for admission into the Bachelor of Arts program and the Bachelor of Science program, it would count as 2 choices.<P>Needless to say that I find the process rather silly. Then there's universities like Waterloo, that send you _another_ application after you apply through OUAC. (Well, at least for engineering)<P>LOL .... as for guessing where Allan will end up, I think perhaps <B>RMC</B> (Royal Military College of Canada) might be the only safe place for him. I can't really see Helene as the "Army type", unless I missed something in the Archives *g*
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Postby Friggin' Cornflakes on Mon Nov 12, 2001 11:42 am

Ah, the story of my life. I need to decide whether or not I want to stay here after this one year program, or transfer out... I'm in a program where high school seniors go take a full freshman year at Clarkson. I love it, for the most part... what sucks is that the male:female ratio is 6:1. Ouch. Fortunately, SUNY Potsdam, about a half hour walk, has like a 1:2 ratio, so... Things aren't bad. <P>The important thing is that there is plenty of hockey games and amber beverages.<P>So, I would be working on college applications to other places, but... Civ 3 is so much fun!
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Postby K A H on Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:00 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Shatteredtower:
<B> Wait a minute. Sit right back? Seven? Thank you so much - now I've got the Gilligan's Island theme in my head.<P> You did this just so I'd go relisten to your theme music, didn't you? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You know, I never noticed that the number of AHS OAC students at the centre of the comic was the same as the number of people in "Gilligan's Island".... although since I've never seen the beginning of an episode (and hence have never heard the theme tune and so, unlike my brother and sister, I can't sing it at will - and they question <I>my</I> tastes in media!!), well, it's just an unhappy coincidence (for you, at least) that I happened to phrase my post in such a way to, shall we say, trigger your [repressed] memories of the Longest Three-Hour Tour! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"> (Smiley not meant to convey insincerity.)<P>And although it wasn't my intention, if you go back and listen to "Souvenirs" to purge your mind of the theme tune, I won't complain - it means that even if it's not entirely to your taste, there are things you find more annoying to listen to, and I'll take any victory I can get! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> (And who knows, maybe it will grow on you.... although given what didn't sit well with you, repeated listenings might not be the answer!)<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B> Good luck with the applications. BTW, what's the application fee now?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Depends on the programme, and I'd imagine the fees for would-be undergraduates and graduates are different. At some of them, it's as "little" as $40, but there's at least one that charges $70. Standard, I think, is around $50....<P>.... Holy Christ. I've never bothered to sit down and work this out before, but my application fees alone will total at least $500!! <I>OUCH!!</I> That's almost two hours' tuition!!<P>K.A.H.
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Postby Vincent Valentine on Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:03 pm

Ah, I hated college apps. Even the so-called "Common Application" didn't help me. As at most one of the schools I applied to used it. I can still recall writing an essay on why I would want to serve my country. Such drivel.<P>Vince: <A HREF="mailto:valentine@wpi.edu">valentine@wpi.edu</A>
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Postby David Adrian on Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:38 pm

My first thought was, "She's gonna KILL him..." You know, if he starts running now, he might... well, get to choose where he dies, anyway.
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Postby davey3000 on Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:41 pm

Uh-oh, is this plotline heading where I think it is? Which Universities are they going to pick? Are Ceilidh and Joe going to be torn apart by Joe picking the same Uni as Helene? Is Helene finally going to get the hint when Alan applies to a Uni in New Zealand?<P>Gah, the suspense...<P>---
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Postby Strangeone on Mon Nov 12, 2001 12:44 pm

The only thing more about college apps thats more annoying than filling them out is waiting for the reply, especially after about four months go by and you have yet to hear back from the college that you <I>reeeealy</I> want to go to.<P>Of course, that could just be me.<P>I can't even imagine what Helene would be like trying to fill one of those blasted things out. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif">
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Postby dacut on Tue Nov 13, 2001 5:35 am

Just to add to the confusion...<P>In Pennsylvania, there's Penn State University, conveniently located in State College, PA.<P>:-)
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