grlgoddess: (DW Eleven&Amy - hug?)
First off, apologies for sucking at the internet. Life sucks. But it's summer now (technically. For me anyway. Who really cares if it snowed during my summer break. Summer's still summer, right?), so I shall do my best to post more and comment and be ~involved~ and social and whatnot. So someone punch me if I slack off.

My sister had writing camp this week, and today she mentioned how one of the authors there was saying how everyone has a story, or something to say, and that it was a great message and total truefax. But then, the next author came up and was all "Yeah, I disagree with her. You don't need a story to tell. I once wrote a poem, I don't know what it means now, and I didn't know what it meant then." I chose to play Guess-the-annoying-idiotic-author game. "R.P. MacIntyre?" (And yes, I had to google how to spell that.) We went on to have a nice rant about what an egotistical douche he is. He talked at our school when I was in grade 12, and was also at writing camp that year. I hate him with a passion. He doesn't seem to write because he wants to, or even because he likes to, but just because he somehow gets a paycheck. And that just rubs me the wrong way. And he's just creepy.

Oh, and hello to new friends!!
grlgoddess: (DW fascinating)
Right, so I think I might, maybe, possibly, actually have a plan for the future. It's a very weird sensation.

After realising that University math sucks, I decided that Accounting was probably not my best idea as a fall-back. So it became English. Sometime last semester, I decided I was going to be an English major. The flaw in this plan is, that despite being pretty decently skilled at reading, writing, grammar, and other Englishy skillz, my English marks have always been hovering around the mid- to high-sixties range. Seventies if I got lucky. But, whatever. I guess I'm just going to have to try to learn how to write an essay. Maybe one of these days I'll actually manage to hit the minimum word count again. *sigh*

I know that with an English major, I'm probably best suited to finding a job somewhere in publishing. And I know that I definitely don't want to be a straight-up editor. I don't really like messing with other people's stuff, and I'm a terrible judge of quality. So somehow, I found the job of copy-editor. Mostly, a copy-editor will check out the grammar and structure of a piece, trying to make sure it's all internally consistent, grammatically correct, and understandable. So there's my career.

The problem with this, is that I'm probably going to have to start out freelancing. Which presumably involves people. And communication. Which I suck at. But I'm just going to have to suffer through it. I'm going to have to try and get enough money living here, that I can move to Ontario and try to get a permanent job with a publishing house.

Which raises more problems! Such as, how the hell am I supposed to survive living somewhere where I don't know anybody? Especially when I'm currently almost freaking out just because I can't go home every other weekend, or whenever I want, because my stupid job keeps me working weekends.

I should stop worrying about all of that. It's years away. I just need to calm down, get some rest, and try not to fail English. Easy enough right?

I'm screwed.
grlgoddess: (DW 11 Christmas)
The Advent calendar meme:

Here's a gift for you peoples. I have some Google Wave invites, and want to spread the wealth (and also, it's really boring with no-one to play with). So send me a comment and I'll let you in!
grlgoddess: (Default)
Apparently, that road at the end of my street is called "Park Ave."  This seems a bit high class for a gravel road with absolutely no buildings on it. I always thought it was just part of the grid, and thus went unnamed like all the other gravel roads out there.

Also, 15 years I lived in this town, and I'm only finding this out now? Fail.

In other news, I'm starting to watch Torchwood from the beginning. Granted, I had only seen the first like 6 eps before. I plan on getting through both seasons before Children of Earth. It shouldn't be difficult. If it does become difficult, I will slap myself. Especially since I got through each season of Supernatural and Charmed in 2 - 5 days. Also, that will be one less excuse for not going back and watching OldWho.

- DarcyLyn

May 2011

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