I'm not good about doing journals but I do live over here! Long journal is long! XD I'll be posting a short journal right after this so that can stay on my homepage to advertise for animenext.
The Internship had been good and bad, good in that the people are super nice there,
I like getting to know the city, and seeing how things go in a small animation studio. The train is not bad at all now that I'm used to the times / how it works (Tho if I was ever going to commute on a train I'd not want to be so far, 1.2 hours is a long time, even if it goes fast cause I draw / write on the trip).
Bad in that things were bustling when I interviewed for it, but when I started they were between projects and not much was going on for me to help with. There are no animators actually animating, just the core group of producers, writers, designers, and their character designer / key animator (Who I really like getting to see his stuff)
- as yes, between projects.
So I've mostly been sitting around feeling like I'm wasting money, and doing the occasional intern things (like delivering a package, shredding paper, answering the phone, etc).
I don't mind doing those things as they have been few and far between and no one treats me like a slave whatsoever, and I like being helpful and getting to know people
Showing how eager I am to be a part of things. (If you look up internship laws it's actually illegal to turn interns into full office slaves doing nothing related to what the internship is about or make them replace what would normally be a paid employee job [link]
And my HR coordinator (who is super nice!) said if I feel like I'm not getting anything out of it I could leave early, as it is not paid and she knows my time/money is valuable. But things are just STARTING to pick up and I fear by the time I leave, that's when it will be picked up. I hope maybe I can reschedule for fall? Like complete 2 more months then? As she says business can change overnight.
I am just happy to be doing something...I'm just hoping those puppet studios I keep applying to actually reply to me. (That's what I really wanna get into, prop / puppet / creature making) In today's world you don't even get 'thanks but no thanks' letters, just....nothing.
In good news I talked to this one puppet studio down in Brooklyn (NYC). We went down to randomly visit them in person cause I never got email replies even after I made phone call, and /I called their number and got someone on the line, and I was like
"Hi! I talked to you on the phone last week? I'm in the neighborhood, could I just drop off a resume? Are you busy I don't want to intrude - "
And he was basically like "Oh yea sure! Just walk up that creepy stairwell on the side of that abandoned looking building."
And the place was really pretty, nothing like the outside at all! The guys were soooooo nice ;o; and they loved my stuff and I'd LOVE so much to work there. It'd be amazing!!
They even said they do paid internships....but were just finished with some big projects and did not need anyone.
So I'm on their call list...I hope. They said they'd definitely keep me in mind... *sigh*
Well in my defense I've not been really looking for work for like maybe a year, (I took a year off after graduation) and I could send out a lot more resumes (I barely apply to anything...as it's hard to find things that I CAN apply to to begin with). It's just so discouraging to NEVER hear anything back. It makes you not wanna do it. If I was getting rejections I'd be so much more active cause then at least I know someone looked at my letter / email. :anger:
Well economy aside...I am doing good. I'm not in a total pit of depression or anything
I love my friends
and we do lots of things i enjoy like RPing, drawing, playing Team Fortress 2, going out to town, the movies, etc. I also really wish to find true love...tho don't we all? :'D I just don't wanna end up like Jaeger and not find the one for me until I'm 56.
The dating pool is so much smaller for gay people...
My parent's understand stuff is shitty and won't kick me out on the street or anything. I pull my weight around the house, and have not been totally unemployed (I did have that office job for like 7 months, and I make/sell crafts, I did girl scouts teaching the past 4 summers, and I still look for part time work in town if possible).
So yea, keepin on keepin on.
Trying to keep busy and keep making things / drawing!