Cheap lolz, swashbuckling romance and essay crises

Jenny is a frighteningly bright Philosophy student, Tim is her flirtatious slacker of a flatmate. Come here to follow the life adventures of these two absolutely not stereotypical Cambridge students. You'll learn very little in the process, but I'll get better at watercolour.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Happiest Girl in the World

I've been guiltily watching a few Jane Austen adaptations recently and I thought (yes, you can think while watching a Jane Austen adaptation (well only when they're taking useless walks around the countryside (and when Mr Dashing isn't around))), and I thought, then, that I'd like to know what the rather silly euphemism 'He's just made me the happiest girl in the world' could mean in the modern world when it doesn't mean 'He's asked me if I'd be happy to acquire his surname'.

This is Jenny's interpretation. What's yours?

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Dreaming of a White Cambridge Christmas

First published in TCS Michaelmas Issue 9, 2010

Cambridge Christmas, or the stubborn, collective and annual decision in a smallish city of the UK to ignore that there is still 1/12th of the year to go until it's actually time to celebrate.

This is the last TCS comic, but fret not, for the Thursday comic will be maintained (and so will the Sunday one)!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Despair of the Indiscriminated-Against

Am I the only one who thinks that Stand Up Week discriminates against legless people?


More about Stand Up Week here! (well, it ended yesterday but better late than never)

Friday, 19 November 2010

Grumpy Old Pottermaniacs

Why this is an extra pseudo-cartoon and not a regular cartoon:

A. Because it fulfils a shameless desire from the creator of these cartoons to express her strong feelings against the Potter movies.
B. Because it's not even funny.
C. Because Michael 'DIDYOUPUTYOURNAMEINTHECUP????' Gambon is. Just. Terrible. As. Dumbledore.
D. Because the aforesaid creator of these cartoons is still going to go see the wretched production today so it's not even reflective of reality.

Do YOU want to profess your hatred for the accursed movies? let's all be grumpy together.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Endangered Species

First published in TCS Michaelmas Issue 8, 2010

Personally, I'd keep the monkey.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

The Grand Theory of Utter Bollocks

Having wasted quite a lot of nights noting down hundreds of pages of atrociously badly written, completely insane stories in the heat of a ferocious bout of midnight inspiration, I've now learnt to restrain myself and not turn on my laptop when I wake up having just had the idea of the century that's going to turn me into an instant Nobel Prize winner.

(Stephenie Meyer, unfortunately, hasn't.)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Sense and Fancybility

Yes, there is such a thing as 'Wear Fancy Dress to Lectures Week'. That's how the British have fun. But they'll never do as well as our very own very French national joker, n'est-ce pas, Rémi Gaillard!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Real World

Happy half-anniversary Jess and Kevin!

How to avoid the real world:

A. Do a PhD
B. Do a PhD
C. Do a PhD
D. All of the above.

Congratulations! you are now a professional, fully-funded Real World Avoider!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Week Five Blues

First published in TCS Michaelmas Issue 6, 2010

I don't get Week Five blues anymore. Maybe it's because I've got better at layering, and my umbrella is literally stapled to my bag at all times.