Day 673: The 30th of May

Wow. Spent nearly the whole day playing the Witcher 3. Love this game so much.

I only stopped to play for a little bit whilst my shaver charged, but I ended up playing from about midday until 1 AM. Got a lot of the main questline done, to the point where I am on the brink of finishing the main game. Of course, Persona 5 might well arrive tomorrow, which will be glorious. Can’t wait to play it.

One of the main reasons I want to play Persona 5 is to finally be free from the treacherous spoiler-filled waters of the internet. I am unfortunately one of those people who really enjoys being able to experience things firsthand, particularly in my favourite pastime of gaming. It is especially important for story-driven games like this one. It is all about the journey.

So, given that, I shall be heading to bed now, with hope in my heart that the game will turn up tomorrow. I should have been smart, like Jake, and bought it online. Then I could have simply downloaded it. But I am a sucker for having physical copies. Just better, in my opinion. Besides, it costs the same either way. And I got to play more Witcher 3 in the meantime.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.


Day 672: The 29th of May

A peaceful day. Lovely.

I vacuumed my room and changed my bedsheets today. Now everything is new and fresh. It is a pretty nice feeling. Made the start of the day feel good.

Honestly, all day was pretty peaceful. Didn’t really think about anything, just enjoyed myself. It feels like it has been a long time since I have been able to spend a whole day without worrying. It really makes me appreciate having this time off.

I’m looking forward to a night under fresh sheets. Have a good one, everyone!

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 670: The 27th of May

Just a quick update.

I have missed being able to do what I want all day long. God, it is a glorious feeling. I played ARMS, The Witcher 3 and a small amount of Overwatch and enjoyed all of it. I am also extremely tired for some reason. I mean, it is 1 AM.

Speaking of 1 AM, the final ARMS testing session starts around now and lasts for an hour, so I am going to hop on that for a little bit before bed. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 669: The 26th of May

Yeah, I’m free! Free falling!

It is like a dream, being done with uni for another long while. Honestly I thought this year would never end, it was a nightmare of a year.

I can’t wait to not have to think for a few months now. Instead, I can let all the tension drain out of me and hopefully recover some of my previous personality once again. It gets rather tense, when the work starts piling up.

Anyway, I am going to bed now. It has been a long and exhausting day and I want to have a long sleep, without an alarm set.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 668: The 25th of May

Revision is well and truly over now.

Well, it has been a busy few days, but it is down to crunch time now. Going to read one more article before I go to bed, but I am essentially done with my work. Now it comes time to hope for good favour on the exam tomorrow.

Honestly the only area that is worrying me regarding this exam is the essay question. The problem question areas I have down pretty much perfectly. The chances of me blanking on either a trespass to the person or land tort question are essentially nil.

On the other hand, the essay topic I have been revising is essentially just Rylands v Fletcher. And that is fine, since it appears to come up every year. The only two worries are: will it come up this year and, if it does, will I actually be able to answer it? That depends on how the question is worded though.

Let’s put it this way. If it doesn’t come up, then I am completely boned. I believe that it will come up though, so let us just pray.

Anyway, going to finish up and go to bed. Got to wake up early and catch the train, like old times. Wish me luck, ladies and gentlemen.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 667: The 24th of May

Got lots of revision done today. Of course, there is still more brushing up to do tomorrow.

Got about 11 pages of defamation to cover, if I feel it necessary tomorrow. Also need to grab some articles to read on the essay topics. Other than that, it is just a question of going over what I have revised over the past two days and making sure I have all the cases down.

Feeling pretty confident at this stage. I think the nerves will start good and proper tomorrow, though a couple of run-throughs of my notes should calm me down. I have trespass to the person torts down pat, as far as I can tell, but I need a little bit more work on land torts, particularly private nuisance.

Anyway, 1 more day to go now. Then it will all come down to crunch time. And we can merely pray for my success.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 666: The 23rd of May

Well. I didn’t realise that would be the number of posts I was on tonight.

Oh man, boys. We have finally arrived at the stage where we summon the devil. Maybe he could cut me a deal and get me through this exam on Friday, eh? As it is, tomorrow is going to be a busy day of revising. And Thursday is going to be equally so.

Need to check if I have pens and stuff for this exam as well. Can’t forget that, that would kind of suck. Still, I believe I do have some pens with ink, so I shall have a check tomorrow for those.

Honestly I have not reached the stage of severe stress with this exam yet. That will probably come tomorrow night, when I realise that I have 1 more day to revise the whole of this module and get some wider research done on possible essay topics.

I have a pretty good idea of what questions are going to come up, honestly. The past 3 years have all had almost identical questions on the exam. That makes me feel a bit less bad about my situation. I plan to answer a problem question on Trespass to the Person and an essay question on Rylands v Fletcher. Those two topics have come up in every exam that I have looked at. They likely will again.

Still, I will brush up on the other two possible problem question topics. The past 3 exams have had a mixture of essay questions from the three main problem question sections, so if push comes to shove and Rylands v Fletcher doesn’t come up, it would be good to have at least something to write about.

As for the final possible essay question, which has come up every year, fuck that. That is all about the law around privacy and I can’t be bothered to revise that as well. We did one lecture on it at the very end of the semester and I can barely remember any of it.

So, tomorrow I need to sit down and revise all of the problem question areas, if I can. That means ploughing through 45 pages (as I expected) of notes, each with multiple cases to memorise on them. That is where I shine though, so I expect it to go well as long as I am not distracted.

Since I can’t really leave my room tomorrow, due to my father having someone from his work in the house to work with him, I shouldn’t be distracted at all. I will sit here, chill out and memorise all of the cases and important information. And when the end of the day comes I will rejoice in knowing that I have everything under control.

Or I’ll get half of it done and spend Thursday panic-revising the rest and as many articles as I can find. We can hope not.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 665: The 22nd of May

Alright, well my coursework is submitted and I have done a bit of work towards my revision resource.

Need to still add a couple more sections to my revision resource before I can start revising in earnest though. I can get that done tomorrow and then we can finally buckle down and start revising all of Tort. I expect I can get most of it down if I put my mind to it.

We’re coming into the 3 days I have to revise for Tort now. That means I need to get a lot of revision done in the next 3 days, in other words. A lot. Currently my revision resource is made up of 30 pages in Word and I still have 2 more topics to add to it tomorrow. I imagine it will be hovering more around 45 pages when it is finally done.

That being the case, I would need to get 15 pages down in each of the next 3 days in order to have all the course covered. On top of that, I want to use 1 day to read up on some articles and stuff around the possible essay questions, since they appear to always bring up the same main topics.

So, if I get the revision resource finished tomorrow and 20 pages of it memorised, I will be in a good place going into the last 2 days of revision. That is a pretty tall order, but if I focus on the task at hand, I reckon I can get that done. We shall see how it goes.

Anyway, this is the last week of work for me for a while, so expect me to be far closer to my happy normal self once this week is over. Unless the exam goes bad, in which case I will probably be miserable. We can hope that such a terrible fate does not befall me.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.