And a few hours ago I did my MA admission interview. Went smoothly, I think I at least convinced the committee that I'm a good candidate, if I did not manage to impress them. Two of them were Italians, they knew I studied Italianistics and they greeted me in Italian. Overall it was a cheerful fifteen minutes, and I still feel cheerful. They'll publish the results in two weeks, and if I managed to get 70+ from ALES, I'm quite positive that I'll make it into the Boğaziçi University! 🎉
So... I was rejected. This means a new direction for my life: I'll be moving to a different city.
I'll try my luck with three more schools. I've sent a few emails to arrange for this, but I'll have to wait next monday b/c it's holidays now. A couple months more will be spent sending and keeping up with applications.
Even tho I failed ultimately, I'm happy that I made it through the preliminaries. I take it as a sign of success, and of the fact that I need to review a bit more.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko