My almost week-long journey of fear and anxiety is over. I got the apartment. Here's what I'm getting:
So yes. I'll now live at 7SomethingSomething North MumbleMumble, Los Angeles. There's enough space that my queen-sized bed (which is cleverly disguised as an air mattress at present moment) won't totally fill the room. There's also a comically tiny kitchen. The gap between the stove and fridge is just small enough for the oven door to open all the way.
As they say, it's got a lot of potential. Allegedly 400 square feet, hardwood(?) floors and air conditioning. And a security deposit the size of Jupiter.
Yay.... Now to sketch up some shelves.