literally absolutely nobody cares about this except me but oh my god joe hawley just tweeted a quote from bora karaca which means that there’s a possibility that he & bora are in the same place and that place might be bora’s studio which means JOE HAWLEY MIGHT BE IN LOS ANGELES AND IN A RECORDING STUDIO AND I AM GOING TO DIE
William Hartnell said from the very beginning “This [show] is gonna run forever and ever and ever” - Carole Ann Ford.
In case you weren’t aware moving into a dorm is one of the most exhausting activities a human being can possibly undertake
i just said goodbye to my boyfriend and i won’t see him until thanksgiving and honestly i’m just
well my ideal job is in the entertainment industry, in pre-production or production or even marketing! i’m not really sure about specifics beyond that but i have a while to figure it out, so i’m not too worried LOL
well first of all i’m actually in SCA’s newest major, media arts + practice, not the big famous production/writing majors that most people think of when they think SCA! MA+P is super small and relatively unknown, which might have contributed to why i got in, but also my portfolio with all of my internet-related achievements was pretty much perfectly tailored to what they were looking for, so ¯\_(シ)_/¯
but like, looking at some of the kids on the SCA facebook page who did get into the more popular majors, a lot of them had really advanced portfolios— like, fully produced short films/well-drafted scripts that obviously demonstrate their talent and experience. if you’ve got that, or if you’re willing to put in the work to get that, then i’d say you have a real shot at SCA!
in case you were wondering (i know you weren’t, but), the url of my college blog (sotries) comes from a tally hall lyric— “there’s lots of pretty people here / sharing sotries and passing letters” from their song “the whole world and you”
obviously, it’s supposed to be “stories” not “sotries,” but in the original lyric booklet there was a typo. and andrew horowitz, being, well, andrew horowitz, decided to stick with it, and so from then on (including on the album version) he sang it as “sotries.”
….god, i love tally hall
Now, I’m no Tavi Gevinson, but I’d like to think that I accomplished a lot during my high school years. I built up a D-list online web presence on YouTube and Tumblr, leading many young and adorable geeks to look up to me as a source of inspiration, which forced me to confront the idea that I am not as mediocre as I consistently believe myself to be. I delved deep into exploring the world of fan culture through conventions and social media, making amazing friends and discovered the creative potential in passion. I wrote songs, fanfiction, and thousands of thousands of terrible tweets. I developed a fashion sense, a music taste, and filled up dozens of sketchbooks with doodles and ideas and plans. I moved gracefully from Ex-Boyfriend to New Boyfriend. I got straight A’s in all honors/AP classes. I spent three weeks in Israel, two weeks in Italy, and two incredible months at my dream internship in New York City. I found new obsessions and fell back in love with old ones. Also, I made friends with Neil Gaiman!!!
(That last one is obviously the most important.)
And tomorrow I fly across the country to start my first year at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, aka THE LITERAL NUMBER ONE FILM SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY. And I’m still like, what?? How??? Why did they let me in there??? Don’t they know I’m not actually that cool, or talented, or good at things???? And they gave me so much money, this is all a terrible mistake, I do not belong in the same building as teenage cinematic prodigies who’ve already made feature films and won awards at festivals and probably brunched with Hollywood agents—
Well, I’m certainly not going to tell them now. Shh. It’s our secret.
There are a lot of things I want to do in college. There are so many things I want to do in college that I will probably get overwhelmed and legitimately achieve very few of them. These things include, but are not limited to: starting a cool band, making a short film, having a radio show on which I can interview my favorite minor celebrities, making a new best friend, writing new songs, losing six to nine pounds, getting a cool job… Oh, and also, you know, getting good grades.
Because college isn’t just a fantasy fairyland of parties and adventures and booze and hot guys and drugs, like some kind of fever-dream montage set to a Ke$ha song. I know that! My heart might have been suckered into this exciting collegiate ideal by all the university-centric TV and movies I’ve consumed throughout my life, but my rational mind knows that, realistically, most of my time during the next four years will be spent studying, writing, doing homework, taking notes, crying over the absurd prices of textbooks, and studying some more. I’m taking a full course load, my major is complex and fascinating and exciting, and my professors, according to the estimable wisdom of ratemyprofessor.com, are fond of assigning homework.
But I am much more accepting (and maybe even a little… excited?) about the prospect of my free time being non-existent than I was during high school— because at long, long last, I have reached the point in my academic where all the classes I’m taking are interesting to me. No more Spanish, no more calculus, no more of the inexorable drudgery of PE! I am so ready to be able to explore the nuances of digital communication, media arts, and the cinema without the added burden of having to run two miles in the middle of the day and then not being able to shower after. Seriously, fuck PE.
Right now, I am literally holding in my hand a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. It’s honestly fucking poetic. Tomorrow morning I’m flying 2,000 miles away from the town I’ve lived in for 18 years and entering into the next phase (really, the first phase) of my adult life. My parents aren’t even coming with me—they’re dropping me at the curb of the airport, and I’m getting on the plane by myself.
It’s crazy. I’m scared.
But I’m ready.
attention followers, i made a Real College Blog!!! i will be posting all of my long-winded pretentious musings on adulthood at sotries so please follow it if you enjoy that sort of thing!!! THANKS
this song is making me cry real tears rn fuck u boyhood
i did so many Things today wow i’m wiped. i woke up at noon i shouldn’t be this tired but here we are. i’m gonna try and finish reading this enormous book i’ve been working on for two weeks because holy shit i’m LEAVING FOR COLLEGE IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS
ahh thank you so much!!!