I’m not sure if I should be calling these marathons, I mean each movie is distinct and different from the last, but here are the movies I’ve watched tonight alone:
Donnie Darko (again)
and last and arguably best: Dead Man…
All of them were amazing though in their own unique respects. Devil’s Path had a nice plot with really cool elements of mystery and a connection at the end that tied the whole movie together, I did skip portions of the movie though. Slacker was just utterly fulfilling, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a film with so many characters, and what’s weird is that even though it jumps around, the characters aren’t shallow, their viable and strong, each person adding to the overall halcyon mood of the movie. If Richard Linklater was trying to convey the amicable environment of 1990s Austin, I think he did it. It provides hope for humanity! Haha, the fact that it’s so casual makes a society like that seem actually possible, I just can’t see that here where I live. That’s why I want to visit Austin…I wonder if it’s still like that? Keeping an eye out for Boyhood, which is getting REALLY good reviews. Anyways, yes DEAD MAN. Film by Jim Jarmusch 1995 with Johnny Depp. The whole story is set in black and white, and the filming fades in and out of blackness with a lot of transitions. This was a hero’s journey, when watching this I couldn’t help but draw on archetypes; Nobody as the Sage, Bill as the Outcast variant of the Hero, Colin Wilson as the Villain and embodiment of evil. I tried to pinpoint the exact moment Bill turns into a killer, and I don’t really know, maybe if I watched it again. I thought at first it was after he went to take a piss, but that doesn’t sound like a very transformative experience, so I’m thinking maybe the night before when Nobody leaves him. All this literary analysis is stemming from Dante’s Inferno, something we’re reading in English right now. Three beasts, three hunters. Rivers, contrasts between Christianity and Shamanistic religions. Bill sharing the same name as the famous English poet William Blake was a detail whose significance I haven’t picked up yet. The wound he has from the bullet that went through Thela is also important. Theme’s of death, the afterlife, corruptive love, greed, morality, and the battle between good and evil. Also character development of Bill is extraordinary. The markings on his face, isolation from both societies (West and Indian), fawn scene with the vertical blood marking….There are also characters I’m not too sure about, like the three people at the campfire, one dressed as a women, the fireman from the beginning, and, well everyone on a certain level, some more than others.
I just had a great cry, shedding tears over gay teen issues and the burden of secrets. ____ is the new subject of my intense emotional whirlwinds, and he might prove to be the most obstinate yet, never have I cried over a boy so early on in a crush. He seems to be equally parts mentally and socially gifted, it’s extraordinary! Watching him interact with gossipy girls makes me feel like Norma Bates watching Norman talk with that rebellious girl. I’m not sure when he entered so prominently into my consciousness, but thanks to it, the last boy has been pushed to the sidelines. This was also partly due to my identification of a flaw in the previous crush. ____ is seemingly inviolable right now in his life decisions, skills, and looks. His shoes have become a sort of symbol for me. The way he buttons up his polos all the way up. His aquiline nose, angled face, and bright eyes. Although his physical appearance is nice, his mental features are definitely the most alluring attribute of him. He has a great standard of morality that includes toleration and open-mindedness. When his multitude of friends become too excessive or prejudice in certain things, he displays an admirable amount of toleration and even corrects them in a completely amicable way. He seems to be able to interact with anyone and everyone, marked by his surroundings which are constantly filled with talkative friends. Even though he is very sociable, he is also reserved and pensive when he needs to be. Watching him take a test is….actually very creepy, I don’t do that. Anyways, I don’t know, but at the same time I do. ___ ____ is an incredible person, I’m just unlucky enough to be the gay creeper to fall in love with him.
Well tumblr has ads now, one of them just erased a paragraph of information I was drafting. I think I’m safe now, so lets get on with it. In laconic style, Saturday was short but also long, lucid memory of its beginning and United States of TARA to blame.
This actually isn’t much of a post! I do want to say that it’s hard, and you’ll doubt yourself a thousand times over. But the application process is really a process of grit – eventually you’ll find the right position.
A lot of it is also fine-tuning the details – making sure your online presence is updated and that in person your printed materials match the ones you applied with. I brought a printed slide deck to my interview with details on the company, why I was excited to join and sections on my pertinent experience and inexperience. If you get to the stage where you’re really excited to start a new job, it helps to focus on that excitement too.
I’d also recommend a balance between quantity and quality. If you have strong details then you have more weight for each application. Everything gets better – the process of adjusting, the preparation on top of your preparation and the eventual job itself. Top skills to practice presenting include: collaboration (your experience in teams), willingness to learn/take feedback and grow, responsiveness to deadlines and …enthusiasm. Enthusiasm for specifics helps a lot. For me that included love of books, book culture, specific aspects of the office that were nerdy and good for my manager to know that I knew..
There’s a lot more to each individual application, but I think I’ll just cut it off there for now. If you’re at all interested in books, book culture, book publishing, etc. please consider applying to my workplace: Hachette Book Group! They’re hiring for multiple intern positions this upcoming semester.
Applicable New York positions (too many other cities to include here – check their careers page for that):