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RX-78-2

June 14, 2012, 04:50:59 AM #15 Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 01:20:24 AM by RX-78-2
Quote from: Misha on June 05, 2012, 09:50:39 PM
You don't want to live in LA. Just sayin'. It's ghetto as hell, the touristy spots are nice, but the rest is pretty trashy. Unless you want to spend ungodly amounts of money to live in Beverly Hills or Calabasas or something. I love cities, but I only go there for a couple days if I want to get away for a while or to go to a concert/club. I like San Diego more. Still kinda ghetto, but it just feels... Brighter, or something. The weather is a little bipolar; sometimes it's sunny and hotter than hell and other days cloudy and freezing balls, but still nice. The fact that Mexico is right next door is awesome too. Or not. Depends on how racist you are, I guess. I happen to love the fact that you can drink and go to any strip club you want in Tijuana with nobody giving a poop. (just don't talk to strangers)
Maybe I should clarify. I'd never actually live in L.A., only near it, in a suburb or something. I don't really care for cities, so that's another deterrent anyway.

Quote from: Dog Food on June 07, 2012, 11:59:07 AM
Well then I raise my glass to you. Hopefully we can break through. Maybe we should conspire together or something, haha. Personally, I don't mind the LA weather, so that won't be a problem for me. It's more about the cost and living in a city with horrendous traffic. Also the fact that I live in Connecticut and I'll literally be moving to the other side of the country.
The cost scares me too, and the traffic is going to be awful--the fact that I'm a horrible driver doesn't help (I don't even have my license yet). I'd love to move to the other side of the country though. I was halfway done with my application to California Institute of the Arts, so--assuming I'd have been accepted (had I finished my application)--I almost moved to the L.A./Valencia area for college. I'm still considering it for graduate school. I just really want to get as far away as possible from home and everyone and I know. I had some success with going to college in Savannah, but it's still not far enough.

But I digress. If you were serious about collaborating on a work, I'd be more than happy to oblige you. I have a lot of ideas for movies, TV series (live-action and animation), comic books, etc. and would love to share them with a fellow screenwriter. I generally keep my ideas to myself so as to prevent them from getting stolen, but I make exceptions for people such as yourself. Who knows? Maybe we could even write a script together and complete it before we're off to the "real" world. I've been looking for potential collaborators for a while now, but--long story short--haven't had any luck with finding any writers of any kind. PM me if you're interested. I'll try to respond quicker than how often I usually log on here.

Edit: And don't worry if you read this really late; my offer doesn't expire.
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jaydee

June 14, 2012, 05:11:27 AM #16 Last Edit: June 15, 2012, 01:31:51 AM by Jason Moralius Rose
With two years left in high school, I am not in immediate concern to make a living. However, during these next two years I will probably study the field in which I will later go to college for when I graduate high school.

One would be a script writer/lead writer on a video game organization such as Bungie or Square Enix. I would probably start off small, then take on a larger role.

Another route would be to take the technological slice of the figurative pie that is the list of my career choices. That route would involve probably learned things like C++ and Java fluently, as well as how to use them correctly.

Another option would to be a sports writer. I love writing, and I love sports, so it could very well fit.

Finally, the last route I can see myself taking is probably the most difficult: business tycoon. While my cunning wit and my exquisite hunger for things I love are great, there are plenty of other unknown aspiring businessman.

That being said, all three roads look feasible at this moment in my life.


Edit: Put them into paragraphs to avoid clutter.
Edit 2: Forgot my fourth career choice. Put it in.

RX-78-2

You do know that the "video game organizations" you mentioned are called "developers", right? Just thought you should know in case you try entering the industry. =P

Anyway, your first job pick is pretty much my main occupational aspiration. I want to write for movies, TV, video games, comics, etc. I first wanted to make the concept art for video games and cartoons, but I really need to improve my drawing skills and such before I reconsider that line of work.
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jaydee

Quote from: RX-78-2 on June 15, 2012, 01:44:01 AM
You do know that the "video game organizations" you mentioned are called "developers", right? Just thought you should know in case you try entering the industry. =P

Anyway, your first job pick is pretty much my main occupational aspiration. I want to write for movies, TV, video games, comics, etc. I first wanted to make the concept art for video games and cartoons, but I really need to improve my drawing skills and such before I reconsider that line of work.
Yeah, I know. I just didn't want to use the word developers. :P

RX-78-2

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The Seventh

As much as I hate to dig this back up...I will put my own two cents in.

I decided lately to enter a community college to pick up a trade-welding.  I found it is going to be affordable...only 4.5k for the entire program.

And welders can make good money.

In fact...the program is so inexpensive my grocery store job is paying for it while I have my own small set of bills...so I hope to see something good come out of this.
meh

RX-78-2

Very good. :) I hope it works out for you; it sounds like a great deal.
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The Seventh

Quote from: RX-78-2 on August 02, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
Very good. :) I hope it works out for you; it sounds like a great deal.
Definitely.  Quite easily I could likely get hired straight out of it at a local John Deere and get tons of benefits and good pay.  A relative of mine, in fact, works there, and has to so he can support his son's medical bills...which are sky high due to his Autism and high risk for seizures.
meh

Light

My current major is Acting (BFA hopeful. Yeah. "hopeful"). I think that speaks for itself.

Yeah, I'm worried about finding a job after university. I mean, I don't know anyone who isn't. But I'm sure I'll find a way. The entertainment industry is one that's constantly growing, not shrinking. And not just the amount of jobs, but the kinds of jobs. The jobs that will be available in five to ten to twenty years from now will be things we've never heard of right now. They're being conceived every moment.

It's getting the job that's the problem. But to say that the arts is over-saturated is redundant; with unemployment the way it is, I think it's safe to say that almost every job market is over-saturated.

Quote from: Dog Food on May 22, 2012, 01:48:47 PM
That means I'm expected to fly out to LA after college and attempt to find some network to take pity on me and buy some of my scripts.


COME LIVE WITH ME WE'LL BE STARVING ARTISTS TOGETHER
Holy crap all my sigs were always poop. Best leave this space alone.

RX-78-2

Quote from: Light on October 15, 2012, 12:47:13 AM
COME LIVE WITH ME WE'LL BE STARVING ARTISTS TOGETHER
Sorry, dude; I have dibs. ;)

jk. And if you read this Mo, we'll be neighbors or something, but we can be roomies if you like (or if we need to be lol)

Supposing you're serious about your craft, you're welcome to help Dog Food and I write scripts and stuff if you're interested. Maybe we'll all be starving artists together...
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Light

Quote from: RX-78-2 on November 20, 2012, 04:46:41 PM
Sorry, dude; I have dibs. ;)

jk. And if you read this Mo, we'll be neighbors or something, but we can be roomies if you like (or if we need to be lol)

Supposing you're serious about your craft, you're welcome to help Dog Food and I write scripts and stuff if you're interested. Maybe we'll all be starving artists together...

I'm currently writing a musical so we shall see.
Holy crap all my sigs were always poop. Best leave this space alone.

RX-78-2

Sorry for the bump.

Oops for not seeing this earlier, but tell me about your progress on that when you can. I've always been interested in writing a musical, including composing for one.
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