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school is for pretentious assholes

OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited May 2011 in Singularity Engine++
i find myself wanting to drop out about once a semester

it's that time again - basically as part of my current course my professor offered to let me do a creative piece in addition to the essay

the problem is, i never had time to do both, and i regret taking it on to begin with because the parameters were never clearly set - in other words, i don't know what is expected of me

boo hoo, academic problems

it's exam season. bitch about school here.

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  • TamTam I hate art I love artRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    school got me teen pregnant

  • BerkBerk Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    what is it you study?

    I'm thinking of going to art school/ doing an art course.
    but if tuition fees are introduced next year then fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    master's degree in english literature

  • CowardlyCowardly Registered User
    edited April 2011
    A few of my friends want to drop out and start over, and I think next year the is the last time you can do so without paying the raised fees.

    Or it may have been this year? I forget

    edit: Its next year. If you enrol this year you are safe.

    edit2: Im talking UK

  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Huh

    If you don't mind my asking why did you go into it?

  • AnosognosAnosognos Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Good thing I figured out school is for fools. No advanced degrees for me.
    Spoiler:

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Huh

    If you don't mind my asking why did you go into it?

    when i initially switched from comp sci to english the condition was that i go to grad school

    here i am

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    exam time

    fucking yippee

  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I have one class this semester and it's an utter joke. A complete waste of my time and money. But it's the last class I need for to get a degree so I have to slog through it.

    It should be enjoyable, all this free time to pursue worthy endeavors, but instead it just feels wasted. It's a bit frustrating.

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  • OghulkOghulk whale oil beef hooked james k. polk middle schoolRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Huh

    If you don't mind my asking why did you go into it?

    when i initially switched from comp sci to english the condition was that i go to grad school

    here i am

    Actually, why English specifically?

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    but orikae, what if you are an asshole with no pretension

    where do you belong then?

  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Seriously my high school self would never believe that I was frustrated a class was too easy

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  • Rogue LemonRogue Lemon Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Got juuuuuust enough money to cover my last month of rent and food without going back to work, and then I get my totally awesome BA in Psychology which qualifies me for very little outside of Human Resources.

    Then I can go and live with my parents again for a while. Yay.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    FlatEric wrote: »
    I have one class this semester and it's an utter joke. A complete waste of my time and money. But it's the last class I need for to get a degree so I have to slog through it.

    It should be enjoyable, all this free time to pursue worthy endeavors, but instead it just feels wasted. It's a bit frustrating.

    That's sounds so familiar.

    Though it feels wrong to bitch about things being easy.

  • Ruby RhodRuby Rhod Multipass!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Woo, exams start this week. I also have my last English paper to write but I am procrastinating because all I can think about is Game of Thrones comes on tonight. Also there is stuff on the internet.

  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I think about dropping out maybe two or three times a day at this point. I know I'm not going to keep all my scholarships next year, and when I can't get a callback for unpaid internship positions for months on end it seems odd to bet on the degree resulting in me getting a job that will pay off the loans.

  • scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I was just checking my grades a second ago...
    think I got my first C for a final grade.
    Stupid writing, why do I have to be so bad at it? Also it may have helped if I had been reading the book when I was told I should

  • 101101 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    KalTorak wrote: »
    exam time

    fucking yippee

    I should really start revising about now.

    But urghhhhkjhnkngb

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    fucking hell

    800 frames blocked out in this animation in the past two weeks, and I'm still not done

    god damn this is way too much work

  • scarlet blvd.scarlet blvd. Bebop Cola Goooood!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Rank, what's the animation of? I am actually kind of interested learning it, but of course I didn't take the class while I had the chance, damnit

  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Animation is done at 30 FPS, right? So much work flashing by in mere fractions of seconds.

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  • FrankoFranko Sometimes I really wish I had four feet so I could dance with myself to the drumbeat Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    gotta e-mail a professor and beg for a mark

  • RikushixRikushix Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Huh

    If you don't mind my asking why did you go into it?

    when i initially switched from comp sci to english the condition was that i go to grad school

    here i am

    who set that condition?

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  • LarlarLarlar Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited April 2011
    Rikushix wrote: »
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Huh

    If you don't mind my asking why did you go into it?

    when i initially switched from comp sci to english the condition was that i go to grad school

    here i am

    who set that condition?

    Paul Riser. The guy's got serious academic pull.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    Rank, what's the animation of? I am actually kind of interested learning it, but of course I didn't take the class while I had the chance, damnit

    this animation. I'll be putting up a post about my progress i made this week later sometime tonight.
    FlatEric wrote: »
    Animation is done at 30 FPS, right? So much work flashing by in mere fractions of seconds.

    depends on the animation. This is done at 24 fps.

  • WeaverWeaver Storm coming FinallyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I missed the whole second week of Spring quarter because of superbad cold and allergies that gave me hives and had my throat swelling shut.

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Ludicolo Ludicolo Ludicolo Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Now I know which school thread to use.

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  • BerkBerk Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Rank is making me wish I'd kept up doing 3D animation and i haven't touched lightwave in years.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    3D animation is great.

    When you watch it.

    A fucking nightmare to construct without a farm of supercomputers. They help. More than you'd think.

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off. Escape while you can.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Graded the quarter's first round of lab reports.

    There is a correlation between how well my students did and how well they followed my instructions.

    Shocking.

  • AnosognosAnosognos Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Sometimes I wish I had got an education that had allowed me to work in an artistic rather than technical field.

    Then I realize I am just lazy and would not enjoy the monotony that comes with just about all jobs, regardless of field.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    I've got about 900 frames of animation total, is my estimate. Around 37, 38 seconds.

    Looking at around 24 hours of rendering time, likely. Maybe less, if my home computer can kick more ass then these shitty ones at school.

    Even still, this 38 seconds of animation took fifteen weeks to make, and I had to make compromises in practically every single department.

    Animation may be tedious, but at least it's a lot of hard work.

  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    For one of my classes we did some 3d work, it was a lot of fun. Set up IK and facial morph shapes on a pre-made model in Cinema 4D, was one of my favorite projects I've done at this college.

    It just seems like a pipe dream to pursue it though. No prior art experience or portfolio, a highly competitive field with many talented individuals, high cost for any schooling, and 2-4 more years of classes when I'm already 23 years old.

    I've heard lightwave is pretty good, and also that there's a free alternative to zbrush now. Maybe I'll download 'em and mess around over spring break.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    pfft, I didn't start school until I was 28

    that don't mean shit

  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Orik how do you feel about your english degree

    I am considering transferring to a liberal arts college and getting an english degree instead of moving forward with marketing

    i dont know what I was thinking

    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • FlatEricFlatEric Leaves from the vine, Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells, Drifting in the foamRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    That is actually really encouraging, Rank

    Thanks. Seriously.

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  • AnosognosAnosognos Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Sounds like the same reason I didn't pursue astronomy, despite really loving it.

    PhD as a minimum entrance requirement? Low paying, hyper-competitive field with vastly more highly qualified people than good positions? Extremely low paying, mind-numbing drudgery for everyone else?

    Eff that.

    I do still practice it on my own time. Just not professionally.

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    FlatEric wrote: »
    Animation is done at 30 FPS, right? So much work flashing by in mere fractions of seconds.

    It depends. 30fps is mostly seen in games. Traditional animation and stuff you see in films is usually in 24fps.

    I've never animated in 30 before but I heard instead of just animating on 2's and 4's like in 24fps you just animate on 3's and 5's, whatever feels right basically.

    Also goddamn Rank 900 frames is nuts. You will probably be looking at more than 24 hours of rendering time though. I can almost guarantee that. And even then it won't be just hit the button and then wait and you're done. You're gonna have problems.

  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Two more papers, a presentation, four exams, and I am done.

    For a month. Then I have classes starting at eight all summer. :? I keep telling myself it will be worth it to graduate next year and have time to get my master's before I'm thirty.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I have a programming project and two papers/presentations I need to make that are all due in about two weeks

    haven't started it at alllllll

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