the worst thing about school is that they plant this idea in your brain that your intelligence is based on report cards, homework, and test results when that only shows how dedicated you are to your fucking school
Actually, it shows your willingness to do work despite unfavorable circumstances.
Let’s face the facts: You will likely hate your job no matter where you work in the future. You need to learn to deal with it and get the job done because you need an income otherwise you’re not going to be able to afford food or a home.
I consider myself lucky because I don’t hate my job (I actually love it), but there are many times where I do not quite know how to progress through a particular assignment. Consider this the unfavorable condition imposed upon me. I can either give up and quit right then and there, which would mean I would stop receiving an income, or I can find a way to navigate through said situation and do my best to get the job done. I choose to do the latter and the reward in this case is a salary.
Many employers don’t care what degree you have so long as you have a degree. For example, my sister graduated in French. Her first job was at a lobbyist firm and she never used any skill from her major at her job. She currently is an English teacher in Korea and, again, French isn’t helping her there. Employers want evidence that you managed to get through the system. They want evidence that you know how to work and, frankly, don’t care for the specifics.
A report card means nothing 10 years done the line.
Your work ethic, however, does.
Just remember: There is a correlation between your report card and your work ethic.
- Bon Iver is going on hiatus.
- LMFAO are not breaking up.
- Jack’s Mannequin posted their final song.
- Zac Farro opened up about leaving Paramore.
- A Day To Remember spent time in the studio with Chad Gilbert.
- Billie Joe had an on-stage meltdown that resulted into checking into rehab.
- Woe, Is Me confirmed their new album title and release date.
- Transplants began mixing their new album.
- The Gaslight Anthem covered Pearl Jam with their frontman.
- Thursday’s Geoff Rickly is releasing a new mixtape.
- Andrew McMahon has begun recording solo music.
- Chiodos are writing for their new album.
- Myspace are relaunching with a new feel.
- Tegan And Sara announced a new album.
- Go Radio announced a headlining tour.
- Title Fight debuted at 67 on the Billboard charts.
- Ke$ha announced a new single that was co-written with Nate Ruess.
- All Time Low released a song with Acceptance’s frontman.
- City And Colour is writing a new album.
- Owen is aiming to release a new album this spring or summer.
- Geoff Rickly and Terrible Things are doing a house show tour.
- Saves The Day are writing a positive, uplifting record.
- Sleeping With Sirens are writing for their new album.
- You, Me & Everyone We Know are releasing a new EP.
- Koji’s new album was tracked with members of Balance & Composure and La Dispute.
Good evening, aggressive tops and submissive bottoms and random lady folk who wandered in here. This is the inaugural post into something I hope will grow as gigantic and terrible and life-consuming as my last 15 blogs. First of all, I’d like to thank you all for following this blog even though there wasn’t so much as a dick pic to welcome you here. You people are the lemmings that give my spirit license to soar. Secondly, wow, I expected maybe 30 of you to follow me here and I don’t really know what to do with an audience of this size but ok whatever fuck it. I don’t expect many of you to even read this blog regularly because, like I mentioned, it will subscribe more towards the traditional format of blogging where you use words and punctuation and string those in a way that cause them to form a coherent sentence. shit a real nigga ain’t got time for on that other blog.
I’d actually already written about more than half of another post but I think I’ll save that one for another time because there seems to be a more pressing matter at hand (or rather an overwhelming number of pressed individuals that think an internet connection and a fully functioning keyboard makes them head writer of the Rolling Stone review department).
Delusion, my gentlequeers, has been bothering me. Now, normally I’d never knock delusion. It is the very foundation of internet stanning. It keeps Beyonce in lacefront wigs, Madonna in some strange pseudo-relevance we’ve yet to really define, and Gaga in enough dick-tuck duck-tape to last for at least 2 more decades of relevance. It’s an essential part of breeding icons and legends.
My problem with stan delusion comes in, when it’s applied in copious (by copious I mean a dick load) ((really)) (((just a whole lot of that shit))) amounts to “pop stars” who’ve had little to moderate success in the industry. There’s a thin line between being a really supportive representative of the artist you stan for, and claiming that an artist who can’t sell 2 dozen copies at a 7-11 music bin of something they recorded in their basement, is about to sell 2 milli first week. Normally, that height of delusion wouldn’t bother me, and usually when stans are boisterous about something they THINK is going to happen for their favorite, they mention it offhandedly from time to time and I’m just fine with that.
These are not the stans I’m talking about.
I’m talking about the stans who insist on shoving down everyone’s throat that their fave is about to steal several headpieces and make established icons book free consultations at the hair club for men. It’s ok to have an optimistic attitude about your favorite but there are other ways besides resorting to internet thuggery and just general foolishness to prove your point.
Let me give you an example of a relevancy challenged pop chiclet I lovingly stan for:
I love Marina Diamandis. I think she is a fantastic artist. I would let her hang around me to ward off the gay rumors if I was still about that closet life. She is the very air I breathe
the other 10% of the time I’m not stanning for Gaga/Bey/ye olde Madonna.Now, when Marina was about to release her latest album (title irrelevant. it’s not like your ass bought it). Did I go around and bully everyone on tumblr? Yes, but not in her name, that was for my own ego. Did I make grandiose statements about how she was about to absolutely wreck the pop game? Did I exaggerate her skills as a live performer which quite frankly are limited to ok live vocals, twirling in place on stage, and then twirling around on the rest of said stage? No. I just did the most I could do with an up-and-coming chick, I gave the bitch some goddamn money for an hour and 5 minutes of something I could easily get for free online. I would have also gone to seen her live but I missed her date in my general area (aniggabeprocrastinating). I made the investment not because I believe she well blow up 9 months from now, but because I want her to continue what she’s doing. Even the smallest vote of confidence goes a long way, folks.
Really, all I wish I could get across to you is that the civil rights movement, the women’s suffrage movement, and the lgbtqrstuvwxyandz movement, didn’t do a goddamn thing for the musical industry hierarchy. There is no equality in place, nor should there. Your fave is not a resident of Pixie Hollow and clapping your hands and believing while shouting words like “Legend” and “Queen” and “expanding fanbase” will not make them anywhere near as important as established acts. Which is ok, because no one starts out important. Everyone has to start somewhere. As the stan YOU CLAIM YOU ARE, it’s important YOU throw enough money at them, and support them as much you can, so that they can one day reach that height of fame you so tirelessly preach they’ve already achieved.
Until that day just remember
to keep my faves’ name out of your fucking mouth.
sidenote: Wow this is days late oop my bad. I kept pushing it back like a Porcelain Black album. I’ll try to be more prompt.
Taylor Swift’s new album’s tracklist
- We are never ever getting back together
- No, you hang up first
- No, you hang up first
- No, you hang up first
- Mom can you not
- (extended groan) interlude
- Gay is not a synonym for stupid wow how ignorant of you
- I think I might be bi idk
- Everyone on instagram needs to see this half empty starbucks cup
- A black man attacked me in public once
- Sympathy sales