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Author Topic: Things that made you sad today thread.  (Read 5368100 times)

Eschar

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117375 on: January 14, 2020, 05:04:26 pm »

Have you tried spite? You just do things because other people don't believe in you, and that brings you joy, because fuck them.
That's kind of the problem; everyone I know supports and believes in me and knows that I can accomplish great things with whatever I set my mind to.

Well then, Bay12 can just be unsupportive enough to make up for them!
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Actually no we cannot, as I feel terminally guilty just writing that, please don't take me seriously Kagus
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117376 on: January 14, 2020, 05:08:04 pm »

I'm good at negative feelings. I could hate any of you inconditionally if it'd make you feel better
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117377 on: January 14, 2020, 10:15:10 pm »

I've got enough enemies.
Which is only a few, but far enough.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117378 on: January 15, 2020, 04:40:54 pm »

I wanted to laugh about Oliver North on TV complaining about Iran having weapons, but then I read this.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117379 on: January 15, 2020, 08:16:27 pm »

The counterfeit currency thread got nuked before we could shitpost on it until it died a natural death :(

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117380 on: January 17, 2020, 07:10:01 pm »

Ehh, it's for the best. Deleting threads with lots of replies causes the forum indigestion, I hear.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117381 on: January 18, 2020, 08:34:34 am »

Shit is shit. And I'm at a new work rehabilitation placement and it is absolute shit beyond shit. It's shit.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117382 on: January 18, 2020, 12:25:48 pm »

I'm just fucking crushed today. I don't want to talk about it, I can't, but I'm just fucking crushed. I'm sickened with myself. I'm poisoned, my whole life is poisoned. There was no point in being born if I was just going to become this pathetic. Just fuck me, I hate myself.

I usually like to wrap my miseries up in really articulate rationalization that make it atleast SEEM that my woes are very spiritual and intellectual, lofty and important, but fuck, I'm just laid bare as the pissant I am today. I really can't say what the matter is, it's too much, or perhaps too little, and it crushes me like the shallow and worthless pissant I am. Goddamnit.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117383 on: January 18, 2020, 12:44:27 pm »

Pissant sounds like the worst thing I could order at the local bakery.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117384 on: January 18, 2020, 03:27:26 pm »

It occurs to me now that I don't think I'm cut out to continue pursuing my major. As a Journalism major, I'm currently taking a class that requires me to write a minimum of 2 articles a week.

I'm having difficulty just writing one, and part of that is because I can't come up with any ideas for stories so the one I came up with was kind of last-minute and ill-prepared. I'm sitting at my desk right now with barely 15 minutes worth of interviews (probably less since some of that recording is silence) and I have no idea how to put that into a cohesive story that isn't extremely dry.

Similarly, I'm having difficulty coming up with ideas on what I want to change my major to. The closest things I can think of are Music or Music Composition (since I do have a slight interest in both), but that requires an audition and I haven't played in years - not to mention I'm worried I'll run into the same issue I'm running into now.

Then there's the fact that I'm not sure I'm capable of holding down a "normal" job, and that I don't even really know what that is.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117385 on: January 18, 2020, 03:47:22 pm »

Fluff, pad, and extrapolate. Have enough material on a subject for half an article, but not a whole one? Haphazardly find a connection and pin it to the bottom half of another topic you can start (and summarize) with.

Look at the bullshit modern professional journalists get away with, and copy that.

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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117386 on: January 18, 2020, 07:57:23 pm »

Christopher Tolkien passed away and that makes me very sad.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117387 on: January 18, 2020, 08:10:12 pm »

It occurs to me now that I don't think I'm cut out to continue pursuing my major. As a Journalism major, I'm currently taking a class that requires me to write a minimum of 2 articles a week.

I'm having difficulty just writing one, and part of that is because I can't come up with any ideas for stories so the one I came up with was kind of last-minute and ill-prepared. I'm sitting at my desk right now with barely 15 minutes worth of interviews (probably less since some of that recording is silence) and I have no idea how to put that into a cohesive story that isn't extremely dry.

Real journalists don't really "come up with ideas" very often. They'll have templates for the kind of stories they can use to pad the paper. Go into pretty much any small business when they're not too busy, ask the owner about what they think of the local government rules that affect their business. Get a chatty person and you'll probably get hours of recording on a variety of topics. The key would probably be to ask "open" questions at first. Don't go in with a pre-prepared list of "closed" questions, because then you'll get short answers you probably won't be able to use. If you get more than one topic from a conversations, split it up and use the material to craft multiple weeks worth of stories. That'll give you some topics you didn't know about so you can fine-tune it by interviewing different people about it, or doing research and quoting other publications. And keep any quotes around from the first interview to pad out more than one story. Nobody ever said you can't quote the same person in two different stories and just omit the fact that both quotes came from the same interview.

For ideas about types of stories that you can write when you have nothing to write about, go read small town papers. That's suitably local for the type of stuff a journalism student can write. Also, go look for any student council, campus clubs, classes, workshops, meetup.com things etc that are running in your vicinity. You don't need "breaking news" two times a week. There are all types of subcultures, band fans, D&D/boardgame/videogame players, sports fans etc. Interview people about hobbies and interests. Also consider hanging round a cinema and interview people about a movie or about how often they go to the cinema.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2020, 08:22:31 pm by Reelya »
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117388 on: January 18, 2020, 09:41:13 pm »

Still thinking of going to have my major changed, but if I do decide to stay the course, I'll keep that advice in mind.  Thanks.
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Re: Things that made you sad today thread.
« Reply #117389 on: January 18, 2020, 11:09:41 pm »

Still no offers from the HSE  :-\
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