Like ‘gpoy’ and using ridiculous hyperbole.
I’m working on an assignment where I analyse advertising campaigns. This is why I love studying graphic design: basically everything about it appeals to me. On the one hand I have creativity and art and on the other I have analysis and psychology. I love both of these things.
At school, a lot of people would often complain about and not understand the need for analysis of texts in English. However, I loved it. English was one of my favourite subjects. Sure, I love writing, but the analytical component of English was food to me.
If I had my way I would have loved to study musical theatre at uni but unfortunately I was not ready to move to Melbourne to do that (there’s no point unless you move to Melbourne or Sydney) and my parents - though they’d never admit it now - would’ve probably been against it. They don’t seem to realise that, before I started gaining recognition through YouTube, they were against the idea of pursuing the arts because it “isn’t a sure thing that you’ll succeed or be able to survive off it.” Of course, nowadays they sometimes say “why didn’t you go and study musical theatre?” Oi vey.
But I guess God had other plans for me and he blessed me with the revelation that I have to pursue the arts. That’s why I’m in graphic design. I had to study something and if I couldn’t have musical theatre this had to be it. If it wasn’t for him I’d be studying Anthropology and Journalism or something. I shudder at the thought.
Anyway, I don’t even know why I just wrote this rant about my education but there you go.
P.S. I read through this and I have one thing to say:
Oh my god Brian Holden’s (questionable) Australian accent. fdjsklafds;fsda
so this just happened
This was NOT Australian…it sounds more cockney English. Which is entirely possible because they use the word ‘mate’ over there too. But it was just not an Australian accent at all.
This is from Kiernan’s (iclemyer) random facts. I know it is stupid for me to reblog this because as an Australian I use British English. But even so it is so true. Sorry America but you should have left English to the people who, you know, invented it. I don’t understand why you changed anything. Also, why did you have to change your Harry Potter covers and call it the Sorcerer’s Stone? FYI it is the PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. Weirdos.
This has been a “Picking On America” post.
I just wanted to note for you all that I actually, for some reason, dislike “Reblog if you *blahblahblah*” things.2
And I basically will never do them unless they are hilarious or specifically relevant. Just in case you wanted to know. I have no problem with other people doing it or anything. I just have a natural predisposition to not respond to those sorts of things. It is possibly due to the fact that I have some sort of individuality complex where I shun conforming.
On a related note, in Year 9 I did an oral in class about nonconformists and I had to explain what it was to my English teacher.
Have you ever heard the term “the author is dead?” It means that once an authors work is read by a third party they may as well be dead because what they meant no longer matters. Their work is at the mercy of the audience and anything they wanted to portray is irrelevant unless the reader picks up on it. I actually loved English and analysis so I never understand why people complain about this.
This. I don’t understand why Americans changed it. I mean, at the risk of being hated on, it may have been (probably was) because the word ‘philosopher’ might not have appealed/been understood by American children…at least from the perspective of whoever runs the statistics department.