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17 April 2008 @ 07:53 am
sometimes I realize I'm an academic dork and I get very very happy  
I have a presentation on Aum Shinrikyo this morning. I'm getting nervous(as I always do) but if my presentation on Wounded Knee earlier in the semester did well (and it did) then this one should be fantastic. I recommend reading the wiki article I linked, though. It's a fascinating New Religious Movement in Japan, and they're responsible for over 30 murders, and also the largest and most deadly terrorist attack on Japanese soil in modern history. It's the largest scale attack since the US dropped the bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

I'm really fascinated with this topic, and I really wish I could take it beyond this class. Regardless, I'm going to write a kick ass paper about all this.

Obviously I'm looking for any input if anyone on my f-list happens to know something about Aum and would like to share.
autumnflight on April 18th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
I have my "academic dork" moments. Those times are fun. But I'm never fully prepared for a presentation. I'm probably stage fright's easiest victim.

...I don't know anything about Aum Shinrikyo. Sorry I don't have anything to share.
The One Without a Name, Forevermore: ed roflfireflypenance on April 18th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Presentations always end up being less terrifying than I originally think they're going to be. I always go for a little (self-depreciating) humor >.>

My presentation went rather splendidly, though. Everyone was complimenting me on the way out <3