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Monday, February 22, 2010

Grad school updates...

Holy smokes, it has been a really long time since I have updated. Honestly, I am writing so much in grad school that I feel like I have updated. But no.
So what's up? How are ya'll doing?

Okay, now that we have the pleasantries out of the way, let's get down to business. I am in semester two of school. I was really sad to see the first one end because most of the people I met were in all three of my classes. We really got an opportunity to get to know each other. This lent itself to freedom of expression in our classes because everyone was supportive. This is so important in this field. We spend so much time together and we have to constantly be culling our brains for ideas. It is so vital to know that you have people who will listen without prejudice (thank you, George Michael) and help streamline stories. Most importantly, you have to have people that you genuinely like. I love this program.

Now, it's semester two. I still have tons of friends in my classes, and I get to know new people all of the time. I miss some, as I went from three classes with them to none. I am in a class with undergrads, too, which is a different kind of environment. Who would have thought? But there is a definitive difference in the mentality of people who continue school after the first four years.

I have really been doing a lot of writing and I love it. How cool is it to be able to create characters and situations?!? I have a ton to learn, and I am wildly cocky/insecure about my style, but I really love it.

I do watch films and television differently, now. AND with all the documentaries we are watching, I am afraid that I will not be able to eat anything soon. (Thank you Food, Inc., End of the Line, etc.)

The Academy Awards are coming soon, and I am already prepared to be mad. Seriously, Avatar? Best picture? Best visual effects, sure. But not best picture.

I am procrastinating doing my homework. I gotta go. Hope to see you around!