Mar. 16th, 2017

nanslice: ([Kuroshitsuji] workworkworkwork)
100% class stuff, original writing stuff, school stuff, so you may want to scroll on by, haha.

So the original piece I wrote (about a non-devout Muslim girl attending a Catholic school) was well-received by the professor, although I still only got an 8.5/10. I'm not really someone who worries too much about grades though, as long as I manage to actually learn something from the experience.

It's funny though, the differences in perspective going on. The class is primarily women (a class of twelve, there are eleven women and one man) and of course, most of them are 19-21 years old. The professor is a late thirties man. There were certain short sections of the piece that he circled and would make a comment about whether they were necessary to the overall story. However, a lot of the young women in the class circled the same sections and commented with variations of "I've totally felt this way before," "I can really relate," and "I really enjoy this glimpse into Amala's head."

Haha, it's interesting! I'm really enjoying this class, even though sometimes I feel like I don't have time to give each piece the time it needs to be written. Also, I'm terrible at writing short fiction but when turning in sections of longer pieces inevitable means I'm leaving something important out. :\ This is why I did so much better at script writing than fiction writing; our scripts needed to be at least 30 pages long while our fiction pieces have a maximum length of 7 pages.

ALSO. I've signed up for classes for next semester. It turns out I'm not going to be able to graduate next semester because godfuckingdamn it, this goddamn school refuses to hire a full time Spanish professor so there aren't any Spanish 1+2 classes that I was basically guaranteed to get. :\

So here's my proposed schedule:

Creative Writing: Non-fiction: 11:00am - 11:50am
Nature Writers: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Multicultural American Literature: 1:00pm - 2:15pm (Mon and Wed only)
Elementary Spanish: 6:00pm - 8:10pm (Mon only)

No art classes! I have all the classes I need to graduation, plus frankly I'm over creating artwork for class. I want to work on my own stuff again! ;3; Plus, if I take these I'll have enough English classes to have an English minor! And if I take the Lit version of the Trillium class (the Lit and Art magazine) in spring I'll have a creative writing minor! So how about that. :D

Anyway, I really like the above schedule and even though it's heavy on English classes, I don't think they'll be nearly as grueling as upper level art and graphic design classes. :\

Today is kind of a mental health day because yesterday was rough. In graphic design, we had a ready, set, design project where we had to create and print out a brochure for the local county. From scratch. In an hour and a half. In painting, I basically just worked on a sketch of what I want to paint (Death! It's death. Friendly death). In creative writing, I was workshopped by the entire class and then in my four hour public speaking night class, I had to do a short presentation about myself.

SO YEAH, EXHAUSTED. Today I'm going to loaf and do enjoyable things, maybe. Fingers crossed, anyway.


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