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Untitled fluff thing.

August 19th, 2010 (12:35 am)

Notes: Not sure how happy I am with this. I'll have to read it again in the morning, but I told Laura I would post it.

Read under the cut. No pretty cut text this time, sorry.Collapse )

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How It Ends

August 14th, 2010 (02:31 am)

Notes: Yes, Laura, this was written specifically to make your head spin. No, not really. I was watching SYTYCD, and Neil and Kent danced to this song, so I guess I should credit it: How It Ends by DeVotchKa. YouTube ‘Kent and Neil Contemporary’ and you’ll see what I mean. Another note: this is freakishly long for me.

It was all his fault. That night stuck with Jett for years. Collapse )

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-indie music I don't know-

March 25th, 2010 (11:40 am)
current location: Social Problems
current song: Unknown indie music my teacher's playing

So I'm not doing a very good job of being productive and getting things done. Like updating this journal, getting homework done on time. Gruh.

At least I come to Social Problems and our teacher plays interesting indie music. Good ol' Linneman, being actually cool. :)

Instead of taking notes in class, instead I'm going to talk about my degree.

So I'm getting a theatre degree, assuming i'm going to become a stage manager or a director. Unfortunately, my list of experience in the area is still dwindling. For instance, I'm currently assistant stage managing for a student directed production of Almost, Maine. Really adorable show. Last night, I spent three hours picking at my nail polish. Really? This is seriously preparing me to become a professional?

Then there's the question if I'm going to become a professional at all. Honestly, i've been seriously questioning if I'm talented enough to be a professional in the field. If I was really gifted, would I be getting more opportunities? Would my teachers be touting my skill about instead of forgetting my name? I've honestly been having serious doubts.

I know i'd be a good teacher, I'd be really good at it. I'd love teaching students. But would I be settling? Would I be giving up on creating my own success if I switched to becoming an education major? I know I kind of need to figure this out for myself, but I wish somebody who knew what I can do better than I do could just tell me what I should do with my life.

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-unintelligible asian language-

February 2nd, 2010 (02:07 pm)
current song: Asians in the computer lab.

The girls in this computer lab are being really talkative.

i should tell you about my classes, folks. Huh.

Cultural Anthropology. Taught by a legit cult. anthropologist who has done fieldwork study in Papau New Guinea. He's legit and one of those people you can tell is really knowledgable about what he does. Apparently he's also an experimental teacher when it comes to large lecture courses, so our final project is like really innovative and is 'breaking grounds' for new teaching methods in large universities. It's a pretty interesting class, but it's at 9:30 in the morning, so sometimes I fall asleep.

Social Problems. Very thought-provoking class. The teacher is hilarious and 'hip', but like actually hip and not just trying to be hip. We listen to classic 70s rock before class starts, and he's all about people getting into arguments over the stuff we talk about. I mean, we're talking about welfare and poverty and capitalism and stuff right now, and it's pretty intense. Fun, though. Similar lecture-like atmosphere, and it's at 11:30 after Anth., so sometimes I zone out.

Advanced Acting. This class always throws off my head. xD I go from two lectures in the morning to THIS. 'Okay, let's make friends with the floor... feel your body in space. Make eyecontact with the next person you see, and hold that moment. Express this color through movement and sound.' It's awesome and intense and really engaging, but sometimes after going through two lectures at the beginning of the day I don't click very well until a while into the class. Note: everybody in this class has acted on stage for one of the productions at K-State except for me.

Women's Glee. Nother fun semester of choir ahead. Low-commitment, so I just get to have fun with my choir. I'm in it with a friend this time around, my buddy Bekah. (No, not Kat Rebecca who is my sister, different Bekah who spells it different.) We are both second sopranos, which is fun. :)

Public Speaking. This is a very 'no duh' class for me. Really, I didn't know what a thesis was, thanks for letting me know. But it's a requirement for everyone in the department, so I'm just gonna suck it up. It's my first class of the day on Mon/Wed/Fri, so that's nice that I don't have to wake up early for it (it starts at 10:30.) and I just have to get through it and I'll prolly get an A. At least the teacher is kinda cool. Otherwise I would completely hate this course.

Playwriting. So, yeah. Main assignment for the course, which takes up 2/3rds of our semester grade: writing a one-act. I'm already working on it, and I'll get a preliminary reading of it in my class on the first Wednesday of March. The entire course will basically be put into writing this one-act, and I know it'll stress me out in the long run. But I've got my idea, and we've already written a scene from it for free-writing, so hopefully it'll turn out alright! I'll probably be sharing pieces of it here as I work.

So, those are my classes. Favorites: Playwriting, Acting, Glee. Indifferent: Cult. Anth and Social Prob. Dislike: Public Speaking, but it's bearable. So a pretty good semester, except my two 'gen ed' courses (Anth. and Social Prob) are both really reading intensive. I haven't read this much for classes before. It's kinda crazy. But I'll be fine. :)

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Playwriting - One-Act Practice

February 1st, 2010 (01:17 am)
current song: Silence.

So for my playwriting class, we're supposed to write a one-act play. For our weekend assignment, we were to write a two-page scene that had three moments of exposition - information being revealed about events that happened before the play/scene. Obviously, most of us are writing scenes related to our one-act. For those who don't know, I have a little brother with Autism. This play is hopefully going to end up being me telling his story.

See Cut for SceneCollapse )So hopefully in the near future I'll write a post about how all my classes are. Or maybe I won't. xD

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-instrumental music-

January 14th, 2010 (12:19 am)
current song: Summer - George Winston

This is my relaxing music, the stuff I listen to when it's time to go to sleep. Which means I should, pretty soon.

I'm back in Manhattan, which is really awesome. Give the Kelsey a pat on the back: when she told the man she would only spend the nights on weekends, she followed through. I got all of my books this morning, only to realize that Varneys has listed the wrong book for my Social Problems class. Don't have the time to return it today, so I'll have to do it either tomorrow afternoon or this weekend. Wrote a 450 dollar check to my sorority president; my dad told me to just write off all of my dues in one blow. Mom won't be happy when she finds out.

I start classes tomorrow. Social Problems is gonna teach me all about sociological stuff like criminals and deviance and like drugs and stuff. Cultural Anthropology... uhm, I'll figure out when I get there. Advanced Acting is gonna be scary. Women's Glee is going to be fun once again. And then on Friday I get to go to Public Speaking AND Playwrighting! Heh.

Some of my friends have the exact same relationship problems I've always had. Like, not having the guts to approach somebody because you think they're blowing you off, because you'd rather keep pretending that they're just really busy? Ohhh yeah. Or dating a guy because they're on the surface really similar to the last person you dated? I hope that they all work things out. My friends deserve support systems in their life that are strong and steady.

Ahh, goodness, this music is putting me to sleep at the keyboard. I should listen to what it's subconciously telling me to do.

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When I close my eyes I'm there...

January 11th, 2010 (04:41 pm)
current song: All Grown Up - bare: a pop opera

This is me not wanting to do laundry.

I'll be going back to Manhattan tomorrow. :) Yay fun stuff! I should be doing things like my laundry that needs to get done, and a bunch of other stuff. But instead I'm on my computer wishing there were people online to talk to.

PERSONALITY TRAIT NUMBER TWO: I obsess over things easily.

I am so serious. I dunno if this qualifies as a personality trait, but it's something I've always done. I obsess over things. Usually broadway related, sometimes not so much. I rarely 'sort of' like something and stick with it. Either I'm obsessed with it and do hardly anything but that thing (along with other obsessions I may have), or it fades away. That doesn't mean obsession don't come and go, though. They do. Heh.

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Information on my Alaskan Character

January 10th, 2010 (12:28 am)
current song: Mauvais Garcon - NAAST

Too lazy to go find the french lyrics from this song for the subject line.

So I'm making a character. He does not yet have a name, so I'm documenting all the information on the town he lives in etcetera here so I can keep it all in one place without having 10 tabs open on my browser.

City of Barrow, AK: http://www.cityofbarrow.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Ilisagvik College: http://webspace.ilisagvik.cc/
Character Model on Newfaces: http://www.newfaces.com/15Xander15
Barrow High School: http://www.nsbsd.org/schools/bhs
Barrow Arctic Science Consortium: http://www.arcticscience.org/
Inupiaq Culture in Barrow: http://www.nativevillage.org/Messages%20from%20the%20People/Whaling%20-%20Mary%20Lum%20Sage/HOME%20Inupiaq%20Culture%20from%20Mary%20Sage.htm

Now to try and name this fellow. I need to learn some Inupiaq names.

EDIT: I have discovered that the Inupiaq nowadays give their children regular Western names, but keeping the Eskimo surname. So my boy's last name
is: Nageak. :) No clue how it's pronounced though.

EDIT II: Keeping track of first names I like: Gerard, Leopold... Richard? Simple yet strong. People name their sons Prince? That would just be funny. xD Maybe since he's so close to Russia his dad could be Russian and he could have a Russian name? huh. so many choices. Naming characters is impossible.

EDIT III: Everyone meet Tate
Napaaqtuq Nageak! Profile is stolen from Best Kept Secret on invisionfree. Hey, Laur, I'll ask next time. ;)
Work-In-Progress Profile!Collapse )Information about Tate (developing)Collapse )

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PWPA: Whataya Want From Me?

January 9th, 2010 (04:29 am)
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current song: Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert

Title: Whataya Want From Me?
Fandom: PWPA AU – Triad ;)
Characters: Jean/Taylor/Riordan
Word Count: 2,340
Summary: Just don't give up / I'm workin' it out / Please don't give in / I won't let you down
Rating: ‘Hard R’, for sexuality and a bit of language.
Notes: Heard this on YouTube thanks to my newfound Adam Lambert obsession. And in reading the lyrics I realized it fit our AU perfectly. Oh, in case somebody reads this and is confused, mainly those who play some of Ri’s best friends; don’t worry about it. ;)

When he had been invited to join the young couple on their bed, he wasn’t sure what he was supposed to expect.Collapse )

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Take the pain, take the pleasure - I'm the master of both

January 9th, 2010 (01:21 am)
current song: For Your Entertainment - Adam Lambert

So taking a break from the 'inner discovery' phase of my LJ.

I am such a pop music whore. Dear Lord. Adam Lambert, Britney Spears, Lady GaGa... I'm becoming, like, not-Broadway half of the time. What is UP with me? Well, let's be fair to me. Adam Lambert is a favorite of the theatre community, and he reminds me a little too much of some of my characters. I actually get hints of Cruz from him - shouldn't that kind of scare me? Adam =/= serial killer.

And I like Glee? Wtf, any respectable person would cringe at the AutoTune. But I really like iiiit... and I can't wait until April when there are new episodes. I'm pretty sure this isn't the kind of show that kills off my favorite character, nor does it show signs of being cancelled. So far it's a win in my book, which is better than other shows I have loved. (-coughcoughtorchwoodkings-)

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