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I play with the idea of becoming a 'professional' writer constantly, but I just don't get enough kicks from actual writing for it to be a worthwhile option. At least, not when I'm feeling moody.

Other than that, I'd like to study literature and maybe languages. Probably a bit of something related to computers, and then I'll just see where all of that takes me. Hopefully somewhere :P

EDIT: Oh, (anyone who isn't still terribly annoyed with me) could you be nice enough to take a look at my homepage and read maybe one, maybe two stories there? They're practically all in English, so that's no problem. I'd love to hear opinions, if possible.
I'll understand if no one is interested. After all... who would, for me?

[ Friday, September 03, 2004 02:56: Message edited by: Ministeri ]

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I will be a social worker eventually. Or something related to that. So I have to take care of people like TGM ^_^

(This topic has avoided doom just barely)

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now that'd be nice dearie ^^

Also, expect either a Best Seller-book, or a record full of potential hit-singles from me. Don't know after which I'll be going once I get out of school.

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quote:
Originally written by Ministeri:

EDIT: Oh, (anyone who isn't still terribly annoyed with me) could you be nice enough to take a look at my homepage and read maybe one, maybe two stories there? They're practically all in English, so that's no problem. I'd love to hear opinions, if possible.
I'll understand if no one is interested. After all... who would, for me?

Oh, stop fishing for compliments and let your work speak for itself. One thing I'll say for you is that you have plenty of ideas, although I imagine your writing loses a fair bit in the translation.

There seems to be a theme of loss running through your work. It's none of my business, of course, but I wonder if you feel as if there's something important to you that you've lost.

By the way, I dig how you did the Kafka thing with the protagonist's name in Patient II.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Oh, stop fishing for compliments and let your work speak for itself. One thing I'll say for you is that you have plenty of ideas, although I imagine your writing loses a fair bit in the translation.

There seems to be a theme of loss running through your work. It's none of my business, of course, but I wonder if you feel as if there's something important to you that you've lost.

By the way, I dig how you did the Kafka thing with the protagonist's name in Patient II.

I wasn't fishing for compliments :/. Not consciously at least.
No comment on the loss. I've written enough about me that way.
You know, Edwin mentioned Kafka to me about that as well. I actually had no idea, I've only read like one of Kafka's stories. I like the Bible quotes more, anyway, but that's just me. I think they make the story kind of dramatic.

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I haven't had a serious ambition for years. Staying in education is my way of avoiding this. I don't feel I have a great purpose in life or any wish to be famous, so I'd settle for pretty much anything.

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quote:
Originally written by I Would Pay Your Wergild:

I haven't had a serious ambition for years. Staying in education is my way of avoiding this. I don't feel I have a great purpose in life or any wish to be famous, so I'd settle for pretty much anything.
Interesting. And you cannot decide yourself?
I was in the same situation. And finally I got many different jobs and professions. I'm still waiting until my life-aim will crystallize more sharp ^_^

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I'm nearly equally interested in linguistics, philosophy, science and mathematics. To put off deciding what I'm going to study eventually, I've gone for an apprenticeship for now.
Since mathematics, as of now, is the only thing where my skill even approaches my interest, I've started an apprenticeship as MaTA (Mathematical/Technical Assistant) in Aachen.

Three days ago, to be exact.

It's a sort of mixed math and programming course, combined with a university course for Technomathematics (meaning I'll end up with a diploma as well as the MaTA qualification), and I even get paid for it!

So, naturally, right now I'm feeling rather elated. :)

I don't know where I'll go after this (in three years' time, when I'm 20), but I want to keep learning for as long as I can. Gotta use the time before my brain grows rusty. :P

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I see you, too, aspire to kill God.

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Or perhaps the aspiration is to replace God :eek:
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quote:
Originally written by macrsp:

Or perhaps the aspiration is to replace God :eek:
Dude, Ben as god, nononononononononoNO!

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I think Ben just wants to be shot into space and forgotten. Could be wrong, though.

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When I left high school I went on to University to become a mathematician. A semester of advanced algebra and advanced calculus later I realised it wasn't for me.

Worked for a few years in an office then went and had kids.

Spent a decade working in government welfare organisation, but was getting more stress from management than I was from the clients.

This year daughter left home, son started university, and I went back to uni. Want to be an anthropologist. Love to write, except when its to a deadline - hmm ... maybe I should forget about academia.

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quote:
I haven't had a serious ambition for years. Staying in education is my way of avoiding this. I don't feel I have a great purpose in life or any wish to be famous, so I'd settle for pretty much anything.

Become a neurologist or a speech pathologist and help me! Even my stutter isn't normal for spasmodic dysphonia!!!! Not sure if I have it yet, but I might. We're still working on finding out.

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Nico, I have a stutter myself. I wouldn't even consider such a career.
Oh well. It doesn't matter anyways since we just found out that I have a 'clutter'. It's so rare most speech pathologists don't know about it.

[ Thursday, September 09, 2004 14:54: Message edited by: Nicothodes ]

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quote:
Originally written my macrsp:
Or perhaps the aspiration is to replace God :eek:
Fortunately enough, no. That image, for anyone who didn't know already, is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, or HUDF, showing galaxies from almost the beginning of the universe. It's quite fascinating to study things like this, so therefore is represents my main aspiration. The challenge: see how many galaxies you can count in that image. :P

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Nico, I have a stutter myself. I wouldn't even consider such a career.

Most specific careers require a specific degree and/or A-levels. A large proportion of those require said qualifcations to be in some form of science. I neither have nor want to have these. As to the rest, I absolutely do not want to be an accountant, an actuary or the like and if there's one thing my parents' legal work has taught me it's that I don't want a career in the law.

Pretty much everything else doesn't require anything specific. This, and the fact that being aimless allows me to pick the course I want to do, not the course that would be most beneficial looking ahead, mean that I consider a lack of ambition a positive benefit.

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You know, I used to feel the same way about a lack of direction, but the "real world" quickly showed me the error of my ways. Suffice it to say, if I had let my lack of direction wander down the path of comp. sci. instead of classics, I'd be standing in much nicer shoes, financially speaking.

Not that money is everything - it's not. But not having enough to do things like purchase a respectable engagement ring is a bit bothersome.
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ever since my childhood dreams were brutally shattered, i've always wanted my own game design company. yes, i'm studying Computer Science in U of T, and yes, you can laugh now.

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quote:
Originally written by Andrew Miller:

Since most of you are pretty young (though this isn't limited to the young'uns), what do you want to do with yourselves when you get older? Why?
I plan on going to a specialty school in San Francisco after I get back from my mission. I am going into the movies. I want to be an editor and director for film.

The reason to why I want to do this is because in high school I took a broadcasting class and fell in love with movie making. I took every broadcasting class my school gave. I have won twice in state competition (carry in promo and feature) and I entered into a nation competition (which I did not do so good in).

One day I hope to be a person to make a movie that becomes a "classic".

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I think you misunderstand me, AM. It's not that I do not wish to achieve anything, it's that beyond degree level I don't have a clue. This in itself needn't present a problem, as very large numbers of jobs do not require a specific degree. Which is a relief, as there aren't many places that my university applications (for Ancient History and various subjects relating to Dark Age Britain) lead directly on to.

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I guess what I meant to say was that if you don't know specifically what you want to do after college, my advice would be to get a degree in something that will pay well after you graduate. I live in the Washington, DC area, where tech, engineering, and economics job opportunities abound, and opportunities for Classics degree holders are scarce. Although I can leverage my liberal arts degree to some extent, if my degree had instead been in comp. sci. or economics, I'd have much less of a problem finding a well-paying job.

This may be a bit trickier in the UK, where I understand that students enrolling in universities specialize exclusively in one or two areas of study.

Don't get me wrong - I don't believe that money is everything, but there's something to be said for having the peace of mind brought about by being able to save as well afford the things I want, whether Spiderweb games, CDs, or a new car. :)
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Kina OT, but is there a reason that all dumb girls want to be vets, estheticians, and interior decorators?

Good god.

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Perhaps it is because all girls who have yet to encounter puberty want to do those things, and that seems to be your peer group.

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