People constantly ask me why I’m majoring in English, which is understandable. Everyone in college gets that question. I usually answer with a “because it’s what I’m good at and I enjoy it.” The next question most people ask is what I want to do for a job. They often assume I’d be fit to be a teacher or scholar of some kind. That’s not at all true, though. I plan on becoming an actor, successful or otherwise.
“But why are you majoring in English and not Acting? It would be much easier to just major in Acting!” You know why? Because I’m not an idiot. Yes, I want to be an actor and I am very motivated to make that happen, but guess what? Many hundreds of thousands of people want that same exact thing. There’s plenty of competition and I’m very aware of that. That’s where my English degree is going to come in. With that, I have a nice back-up. A degree like that can be very applicable in most fields of work and might be more valuable than a Business degree. Do you know how many people can’t use the English language to their advantage? A lot.
I’m obviously going to pursue my acting career either way, but in case I need a real job in parallel, I’ll have a real degree other than an Acting degree, which, let’s be honest, isn’t very useful for anything other than acting.
Hey guys, I don’t think I’ve done one of these in a while. I’m not even sure why. It’s not that I’ve been busy. My life has been pretty relaxing lately. Does anyone remember when my blog consisted of only Written Thoughts, Appreci-Hates, and Random Facts. Yeah, that was like… months ago. Anywho. I’m sorry for all the really random posts lately. They’re just there because… I’m not really sure. They just are. So here’s the non-original posts you’ll see from me from now on:
I think that’s all for now. Hopefully my blog won’t be a mess now. :)
I know that as a gay person I’m supposed to think of Lady Gaga as a godess and that she’s all that. But the truth is that I don’t… Don’t get me wrong, I by no means hate her or even dislike her. I personally just think she’s a pretty good musician and has a cool style. That’s it. I don’t worship her. I think some of her “music videos” are just too much lately. They’re kinda cool and make you think. Believe me, I understand the symbolism in them and that they are art. I’m just saying that they aren’t really music videos now. They’re basically art films. I don’t know, I feel like nowadays she’s just resting on her fame and being way too into the “I’m a deep artist” thing. Just my thoughts. Feel free to disagree.
As the made-of-awesome author John Green once said, “Shut up and stop condescending to teenagers.” Now, I admit that as a 19-year-old I have a pretty biased view on this topic, but I think you’ll want to see what I have to say because this concerns everyone and every generation, young or old. As you and I both know, older generations tend not to think very highly of those younger than them with a few exceptions (e.g. John Green, Stephen Fry, etc.) every now and then.
Older people that like to discredit younger people also tend not to have any shame when it comes to that. They talk about it in front of those younger kids and don’t care who knows it. For instance, I’m sitting in a Panera and at this very moment there are older women at the next table over talking about how the young kids these days care too much about how they look. “All these 12-year-olds are putting on make-up now and I think it’s really weird. It just isn’t natural.”
I have one thing to say to these people and any other people who dislike the younger generations these days. When you disrespect us for things like this, it ultimately reflects poorly not only on your character as a person, but also on the choices of your generation as a whole. Because guess what? It’s your fault that 12-year-old girls are putting on unnatural looking make-up nowadays. Who makes them and every other female out there feel like they are inadequate? Not my generation, but yours. We don’t control fashion magazines. We aren’t the CEOs of “beauty” companies. We don’t airbrush the faces of celebrities just to sell a new product. Last time I checked, you guys were in charge of that. We’re just your consumers. So next time you want to criticize young girls for wanting to slap on make-up think about that and stop complaining.
Luckily people like John Green and Stephen Fry understand that. And they’re the ones who really matter.
Please don’t tell me how to dress. You might accidentally run into my knife. Ten times. I always hear people tell other people that they need to follow certain guidelines to make certain clothing compliment their body shape or what their make-up looks like. There are these arbitrary rules for matching certain colors with other colors and how a fabric won’t do well against another type of fabric. But you know what I always end up thinking when people get done telling others how to dress? If this is a “rule” of fashion why doesn’t every single person in fashion talk about it?
It seems like everyone you ask has a different rule about wearing grays or browns. Oh and never wear red on your lower body. But then the next person you ask says the exact opposite. And what I’ve determined through all this is that “rules” when it comes to putting fabric over your own body should be determined by only one person and you can have a free consultation with them in the comfort of your own home. That person is, you guessed it, YOU.
So next time some person tells you that you’re too curvy to wear skinny jeans or that your sin tone doesn’t go with this specific red shirt, here what you do. Tell ‘em to shove it.
I have a few thoughts on politicians who aren’t too bright…
I have a rant to go on here. It’s more of a long question to people of the Christian faith, but you know what I mean. First of all, it’s a little bit of an atheist fueled post, but I’m mostly just confused about some thing that would be nice to have cleared up for me.
Yes, as the title my have given away, I’m about to post a rant that’s all to do with pets. They just… frustrate me. Ugh
As you all may know, I am an Atheist. I made a post about that recently. (And by recently, I mean last week.) I get a weird vibe whenever I mention that, even when someone already knows this about me. It’s as if they expect me to immediately call them idiots and pull out all my anti-god talk.
People always think that every single Atheist’s sole mission is to convert every human to a non-believer, no exceptions. That’s not necessarily true. Sure, when the time is appropriate, I might start a healthy debate about it. But I’m also aware that I’m probably not going to convince most of these people of my beliefs that same way that they know they can’t convince me of their’s, but we have the debate anyway.
But my point is Atheism does not equate to being constantly aggressive and combative. It’s the same as when people assume that being gay is the same as being feminine. I have the ability to still be friendly to you and keep my thoughts to myself like any normal person. I just happen to be more rational than you. ;P
I was just watching an interview with Stephen Fry about today’s generation of kids being the first to not know what it’s like to grow up without the internet. The interview was great, but I look down at the comments and see this motherfucker saying something to the effect of “The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin and this man….” blah blah blah. This really got me wondering about something.
Why is this person watching this video if they knew Stephen Fry was gay and they knew they were going to leave a hateful comment like that?!
Do homophobic people really have nothing else going on in their lives? Is that all they do? Can’t they do something else other than just telling people that being gay is wrong? I mean you have every right to belief that lie if you so please, but you can believe it and do other things with your life, can’t you? Go believe gay people are scary while doing something productive. Please.
Also, if you are going to leave a comment like that, don’t leave it under a perfectly good and intellectual interview of Stephen Fry.