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29th-Aug-2011 11:29 pm - HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO

by Nemislenina
Dear fanfic authors,

first of all I’m sorry if OT posting isn’t allowed in this community, but there’s no other way for me to do this; just delete this if it isn’t appropriate.

I’m a fanfic reader and occasional fanfic writer myself, so what did I pick for my thesis in communication sciences? Fan Fiction, of course. I designed a survey to find out more about our writing habits and media use; it takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you could go here and fill it out, I’d be forever grateful. Of course I’ll publish some of the results at my journal in about a month or two, so you’ll know what happened with your answers.
The survey is completely anonymous; I have no way of finding out who gave which answers.

Please, please help a fellow fan out. It’s only ten minutes for you; it’s a very important part of my work for me.

This has been cross-posted like crazy, and I'm sorry for spamming you guys, I'm just a little desperate, too.
14th-May-2008 01:06 pm(no subject)
What Would Rodger Do
Hey guys just letting you know that I'm not a newbie, I just got a new journal. My old username was doubtfulguest87. Thought I'd let everyone know. ^^
17th-Apr-2008 04:25 pm - Hey all!
Hey guys! My name is Sparrow and I'm new. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm pretty much on Bri's Soapbox every minute of of my life. Nice to meet you all!
6th-Dec-2007 08:56 pm(no subject)
In case you haven't heard (I've not seen posts about it, so I'm going with that assumption)... Bri is the cover story for the January issue of Guitar Player!

Brought it home and read the interview, it's wonderful. ♥

x-posted @ queenfreaks & queen_rhapsody
19th-Nov-2007 06:12 pm - NOICE!
Brian May named university chancellor
November 19, 2007

LONDON --Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

May will be installed as the university's figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was "a great honor and a great new challenge."

He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute.

"Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's vice chancellor, Michael Brown, in a statement. "In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find someone who has fame, fortune and universal acclaim and yet who remains true to his core values of learning and enlightenment."

May succeeds Cherie Booth, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Liverpool John Moores University was formed in 1992 from the former Liverpool Polytechnic.

May completed his doctorate in astrophysics earlier this year. He was awarded his qualification by Imperial College London.

He was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when he joined Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor to form Queen in 1970, but dropped his doctorate as the glam rock band became more successful.

May is the co-author of "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe," which was published last year.

24th-Aug-2007 11:44 pm(no subject)

Главный праздник года надвигается))) И мы сможем отметить его вместе!!!

 5 сентября! 
(Это среда, начало party в 19.00) 

В программе:
выступление артистов мюзикла We Will Rock You, 
праздничная шоу-программа, 
и как всегда, любимая музыка QUEEN! 
... а также, на время праздника, клуб УДАР превращается в галерею лучших фото Фредди! 

Приветствуются желающие прийти в костюмах Фредди Меркьюри - для вас специальные подарки.

Brian gets his doctorate!

Queen star Brian May has gained his doctorate in Astronomy - 36 years after starting his thesis.

The rock guitarist, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, was told of his success after taking a three-hour exam to discuss his work.

The 60-year-old, who handed in his 48,000-word tome earlier this month, said: "You can call me Dr May!"

The musician will be officially handed his PhD from London's Imperial College at the Royal Albert Hall next spring.

'Very keen'

"I feel comfortable about using the title because I worked for this, and I'm going to be proud to call myself Doctor from now on," May, who lives in Surrey, told the BBC News website.

He also holds two honorary doctorates.

May said that his oral examination - or viva - was "very, very tough", but wanted his thesis to be scrutinised by academics.

"It's a bit like an album - you've got to live with it for the rest of your life, so you want it to be perfect," said the rock star.

May has been awarded a category two pass, which means he must make a few amendments to his work in the coming weeks.

The performer's thesis is entitled Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, and he has been in the Canary Islands to carry out some astronomical observations.

May said he is "very keen" to carry out some further research and added that "some pretty spectacular stuff" could be achieved.
4th-Aug-2007 03:23 pm - Congrats to the Guv'nor
Queen star hands in science PhD

Brian May (left) handed over his thesis to Professor Paul Nandra
Queen guitarist Brian May has handed in his astronomy PhD thesis - 36 years after abandoning it to join the band.

May recently carried out observational work in Tenerife, where he studied the formation of "zodiacal dust clouds".

The subject forms the basis of a 48,000-word thesis for Imperial College, London, where 60-year-old May studied before becoming a rock star.

"It's been the longest gap year ever," May said. "It was a tough decision back then to leave my studies for music."

But the star said that at the time, his "passion for music was stronger".

"I'm so proud to be here today," he told BBC London. "Astronomy has always interested me. I used to love sitting at home and watching Sir Patrick Moore on the Sky at Night."

If I fail I will fail big time - it will be a very public failure with all this press
Brian May
May handed in the thesis, called Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, to Imperial's head of astrophysics Professor Paul Nandra.

The guitarist is scheduled to discuss his thesis with the examining board on 23 August, his spokesman said. The results should be known some time shortly after that date.

"If I fail I will fail big time," May said. "It will be a very public failure with all this press."

The rock star is also preparing a concert to mark the inauguration of a telescope at the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma, Tenerife, where he completed his studies last month.

Brian May and Sir Patrick Moore
May recently co-authored a book with Sir Patrick Moore
"I have no doubt that Brian May would have had a brilliant career in science had he completed his PhD in 1971," said astrophysicist Dr Garik Israelian, who worked with May in La Palma.

"Nevertheless, as a fan of Queen, I am glad that he left science temporarily," he added.

May made his first astronomical observations for his thesis at the Observatorio del Teide in Tenerife in 1971, before his rock career took off.

He recently published a book on astronomy with The Sky at Night presenter Sir Patrick Moore.
19th-Jul-2007 10:57 am - 60!
Happy birthday to The Guv'nor :D
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