?

Log in

No account? Create an account

The Past | The Previous



yes, it's post grad humour. isn't it disgusting? so true, though.

the comic itself is kinda funny, though more directed towards that post grad work that might help people or the economy or some such thing, rather than what i do. i haven't yet seen the strip that begins with, "do you think you'll sell your novel?" and someone suspiciously like me scratches his head and replies, in all honesty, "that's not the point."

to be completely honest with people reading, it's entirely likely that most people reading this will think, "what the fuck?" to which i just shrug and say it's one of those you-have-to-be-there kind of things.

Comments

( 11 Soaking Up Bandwidth — Soak Up Bandwidth )
shadowsandice
Aug. 27th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Honours turned me off the idea of post grad. All the luck to you.
benpeek
Aug. 28th, 2004 03:54 am (UTC)
i took a two year break after honours, and did very little. actually, i had one of those personal bad moments. for two years. once i came out of it, i went back, but only because i wanted to write a novel.

having a phd doesn't mean too much to me.
bodhichitta0
Aug. 28th, 2004 05:31 am (UTC)
"actually, i had one of those personal bad moments. for two years."

I am laughing really hard here. I have SO been there--don't you wish the personal bad moments really only lasted a moment? We'd all be much better off.
benpeek
Aug. 28th, 2004 06:03 am (UTC)
actually, i think the length and insanity of those two years, while horrible, left me better off in the long run. it's sad, really, but i wouldn't change them.
bodhichitta0
Aug. 28th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC)
Oh, I agree quite a bit of personal "growth" can come from those "moments." But what I want to know is why can't you just distill the whole experience down into say, three days, learn what you need to learn and then be Okay? I would just like to um, speed up the process a bit. :-)
benpeek
Aug. 28th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC)
nothing worthwhile ever gets done quickly ;)

besides, how would i annoy my friends if it is over quickly? they'd accuse me of not sharing. or bottling things up. they're very selfish that way.
shadowsandice
Aug. 28th, 2004 05:47 am (UTC)
.........I went back for honours to write a novel. *L* And now I'm more than happy to hash it out without the 'assistance' of an academic institution. Whilst having an elongated unpleasent moment. Dr Peek.
benpeek
Aug. 28th, 2004 06:01 am (UTC)
actually, outside the rusty essay skill i have, i don't find my phd thing unpleasent. i get to teach, i get to write... it's pretty cool. i told my supervisor i wanted to write something so insanely ambitious and utterly unlike i've done before and she nodded and said, okay.

can't argue with that.

for my honours, i also wrote a novel--well, the first twenty thousand words of one.
bodhichitta0
Aug. 27th, 2004 09:40 am (UTC)
It isn't the point. And what you do does help people. More so than anything to do with science. Or the economy. Even if no one ever reads ANYTHING you write, you are helping yourself create something unique and original that you want to bring into this world. "This/that thing/the what-if/the why-not" is as dear to me as anything tangible. And I can't be the only person that feels that way. So jump through those hoops if it helps you get to the intangible and indefinable.
bodhichitta0
Aug. 27th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
And no, I haven't been smoking weed. :-P
benpeek
Aug. 28th, 2004 03:55 am (UTC)
never crossed my mind ;)
( 11 Soaking Up Bandwidth — Soak Up Bandwidth )