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29 January 2008 @ 05:12 pm
riding the analytic high  
you know when people make fun of those crazy academics that sit in their ivory towers and pontificate? That crazy academic person? I want to grow up and be that person. I know, there's not much redeeming in that, but i also don't think there's much redemption in working as human resources or other type of wage slave (i speak of my own job experiences here) for the next 20 or so years. The seats are more comfortable, you get paid differently (or, for me, right now, at all), but seriously... I would pay to do what I'm doing. In fact, I am.

I'd much rather be right the hell where I am. Right here, just come from a room where all six of us rewatched Gojira in minute detail, discovering that it doesn't really matter how hokey the effects were, the camera angles and the cutting and the mise en sene all combine to create discomfort so that seeing the monster is almost secondary. How the film reimagines a Japan with a quickly mobilized military and scientific community (without mention of Hiroshima or Nagasaki or WWII) by using WWI military footage of tanks and boats. How the theory that's out there doing socio-historical analysis of Godzilla/Gojira is just ... LAME compared to the kind of analysis they should do.

In short, if I could have an academic woody, I probably would. And there's Akira-watching tonight. I can't wait.
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: wes - head boyelizabuffy on January 29th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
W00t! There's nothing wrong w/ academic highs...I get them every time I step foot in an institution of higher learning. I want to be that person, too.

*major hugs*

my monkied brain: EB Rockskatekat1010 on January 30th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
*pets you* thank you darling!! it was good while it lasted! *squishes you tight*
Rainne: NCIS - Abby - Sorry You Suckxdawnfirex on January 29th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
I think you DO have an academic woody. In fact, I wish you'd quit poking me with it. LOL. You make me feel bad for skipping school today like a punk. ^_^

Glad you are enjoying yourself.
my monkied brain: wes - bibliophilekatekat1010 on January 30th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
LOL I will try to put it back in my pants, promise!!

(and yes, i am a dork, but oh well, you knew this right?)
literate and stylish: wes/book otp!mishloran on January 29th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)

I love you.
my monkied brain: Mish Rockskatekat1010 on January 30th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
*clings* I LOVE YOU TOO darling!! how have you been??
literate and stylish: doctor who dishevelled tiemishloran on January 30th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
I've been mainly failing to get in anywhere academically, so am therefore living vicariously through the academia of my friends! ;)