So today I ventured back up to Reading University with my dad. I made him listen to the Franz Ferdinand album on the way there, which he says sounded quite good. Having quite an effect, this band… Let us hope it isn’t a short-lived hype-high. Anyway, Reading University looked just as beautiful a second time around, and I feel even more resentful that they do not offer my course combination anymore. I really hope Leeds University has something grand to make me forget Reading… The journeys to and from Reading were relatively easy, despite getting lost in the city centre initially. We also saw a bright full-length rainbow on the way home, from the pattering of a light rain fading into an orange-black bleached sky as the sun set.
I came across a small article in the philosophy section of ‘The Culture’ (a TV and radio guide supplemented with ‘The Times’ newspaper) this morning reviewing a book by ‘Alain de Botton’ on ‘Status Anxiety’. From what I gather, it discusses a person’s place in society and how one may try to seek the approval of others to fit in or not be categorised as a loser. Well, the main thing that caught my eye was the mention of Socrates in the book, but it seems as though Status Anxiety could account for a lot of the problems we encounter. Granted, I haven’t read the book yet, but already the title has identified a whole new concept to think about. I may look into this area more if I can.
Anyway, I’ve just been downloading lots of ‘Battle Angel Alita’ images, since Yukito Kishiro’s artwork is fantastic; (lookie, new avatar! ^_^). I would like to talk more about this anime/manga, but it’s already tomorrow and I should have been in bed yesterday.