catastrophe ~ rob

An Update on Life

Over the past year, I've been working at a movie theater, writing film reviews and essays for an online magazine.

I just recently finished applying to five grad schools: Tisch School of the Arts, SCAD, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Boston University College of Communication, and Pratt Institute. I'm both nervous and excited for where I go from here. I'm ready to leave my minimum wage job behind, most likely getting another job like this in a new city, if I'm accepted somewhere. I'd love to move before school starts and get a job there, preferably a better one than what I have here.

I've recently been getting back into graphics making after not having a good program that I felt comfortable using. I used to make picspams on tumblr all the time, but recently, I've felt like I lost my motivation just in the screencap gathering stage, maybe because I want to make graphics of things without as many good galleries. Which galleries does everyone use nowadays? Lots of my resources in my bookmarks folder are pretty outdated.

Which TV shows have been getting everyone excited lately? For me The Mick, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Good Place, Great News, Last Man on Earth, and Superstore are some to which I look forward. I have also been really loving At Home with Amy Sedaris and Lady Dynamite. I'm always looking for a funny show, especially something kind of weird and surreal.

The gif I'm using at the top of this entry is kinda bad because I made it, and I really am pretty bad at gif making. 
greendale ~ jeff/annie

Icon Requests

Hi! I would love to take icon or small banner requests, to help me get back into making graphics.

  • You can either submit themes (fandoms/celebs/etc) or specific images from which you would like icons made.

  • I will fill 5 different requests for each person. If I decide to make more than one for a certain theme or image, that won't count towards the 5. 

  • If I don't know a specific theme, I might ask for more details or ask you to provide some images.

  • I would prefer if you listed characters/ships, if you want to request an entire fandom. You can also request by character/ship/etc instead of by fandom.

  • Mention if you would like an icon or a small banner. If a banner, it would be nice if you provide the dimensions that would work best for you.

catastrophe ~ rob/sharon

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I've been applying to jobs nonstop, some which use my degree more than others. I had an interview with Publix today. Everyone was really nice, and I don't think it wemt terribly, but I felt weird that they didn't ask me a bunch of questions that you see as typical interview questions. They basically asked me if I would be okay with the job requirements, and I smiled throughout the interview, not in a creepy way, and enthusiastically said I was good with all the requirements of the job.

They asked me a few questions before going into talking about the requirements, and I think it went well, but I'm never really sure.

I hope I get the job, because I can walk to and from work, if needed. It's less than a 30 minute walk away, which is great for me.

One lady, not the one officially interviewing me though, said I had a nice smile and thought I would be good for the job. I'm actually pretty shy, but I'm also kinda happy and peppy, and interested in having conversations with people, so I tihnk it might be good. This lady also told me that Publix writes their own commercials, so maybe I'd want to do that in the future. That would be pretty nice, actually. Writing commercials for holiday salt and pepper shakers. :P

They said they had a bunch of interviews scheduled for today and they would call me later, if I got the job. I hope I did get the job, but if I didn't, I'm still looking for other options.

I'm also writing on the side, but I need a stable job, so I can earn some money while I write weird comedy skits and film essays.

I did a bunch of icon challenges yesterday, but I really want to do more. idk if I should do some icon contest comms or look for another landcomm to join. Any suggestions?
catastrophe ~ rob

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Does anyone else have a big problem with livejournal posting your comments again, 30 minutes or an hour after you've made them? I once woke up, checked a post on a comm I am a part of, and a comment was posted an additional two times, each at a different time.

It really bothers me, mostly because it makes me wonder if people think I am seriously sitting here reposting my exact comments.

It's happened for a while, but I've always thought, well it probably happens to everyone and I can't fix it, but I'm really wondering now. Can I fix this?
catastrophe ~ rob

comedy friending meme 2016

Hello! Welcome to the Comedy Friending Meme! Fill out the questions in a comment!
1. General Information you want to provide (age, location, name, etc)
2. What are your favorite comedy movies?
3. What are your favorite comedy shows?
4. What are your favorite sketch comedy shows?
5. Who are your favorite comedians or comedy troupes?
6. What got you interested in comedy?
7. Do you have any favorite jokes/styles of humor/techniques?
8. Anything else you want to mention/any gifs you want to post?
9. If you want, list any ships or favorite characters. (Real life ships are okay. The sketch world is filled with fictional versions of real people)

  • Have fun!

  • Be polite!

  • Respect each other!

  • Include anything you consider comedy, even if it's not obvious to everyone. Include anything you want that's a combination of comedy + another genre.

  • Feel free to add questions or split up questions into smaller categories (web shows, comedian musicians, current shows, cancelled shows, comedy authors, etc)

greendale ~ jeff/annie

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I graduated with a B.A. in writing & linguistics in May. I've pretty much spent my entire summer submitting applications. First, it was to a comedy film program. Second, it was to any writing jobs I could find. I finally got a follow-up email to one of the jobs I applied for. It's in Tampa at a Marketing Firm as a copywriter. I had to complete a writing sample following their instructions and format. I hope I get into the next step of the process. I really need a job, firstly so I can make money, but almost as importantly, so I can move out and start my life on my own.

I feel stuck living in my old bedroom. It just makes me feel like I'm a failure if I stay here too long. My sister and brother both had their next steps figured out after graduation. Staying here for too long, makes me feel like I am a huge imposition, mostly because I don't drive and want to move to a walkable city with a good transit score, and start my life in a place where not driving isn't going to be something people pester me about daily.

I would love help finding a job in a city that would be good for me, and one I could afford on the salary of the job. :P I've applied to a bunch of writing positions, but I'm open to applying to anything, even if my degree doesn't exactly come in handy.

My family was supportive of me getting a job somewhere else, but now they want me to work here for a few months, but I really don't want to live here while I'm working. Partially, because I want to work on screenplays and other writing stuff while I work, and I don't feel comfortable doing that here, because I feel like I can't really get anything done, when I only feel free to do my own stuff if everyone else is asleep.
catastrophe ~ rob

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I used to post prompts on a bunch of comment fic request memes and stuff like that. I thought it might be cool to do something like that, but entirely focused on graphics. Post prompts of individual graphics you'd like to see. You can be specific like you've always wanted a Wreck-It Ralph icon with Talladega Nights quotes on it. Or you can be pretty simple and just prompt a certain fandom/character/ship & type of graphic. If you want specific colors/textures/styles, include that in your prompt. Have fun! :) You can put all your interests in one comment or break them up by prompt, especially if they are more involved prompts.

I will have a thread for introductions and the rest of the post will be for prompts, in case you want to post a little bit more about yourself in hopes of making friends.

Anyone can come fill the request and maybe we'll make a few friends along the way. I don't really know where to share stuff like this, but if anyone wants to post a link in their own journal or comm, feel free to do that. 
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lwyrup ~ jimmy/kim

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I want a light-hearted post on here too. lol

So, I have started making alphabet necklaces and bracelets. Like, phrases on elastic cord.

I would love to do custom phrases or make people their own of the designs I've made already.

I don't know how much I'd charge, but it would be through paypal. I was thinking maybe just shipping + any donation. I think I might want to do a set price, but I'm not sure what it would be yet. Examples of what I've made so far are at that link.