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marine
14-03-2005, 06:13 PM
answer the question even if you're not planning to leave your childhood behind anytime soon.
what do you study, what job do you want to do (or are doing for the one who are working)?

I'll start, I'm a freshman at law school, I'm wondering what the hell I'm doing there, it's interesting and with work you can get your degree (I didn't fail any exams yet, but family law is killing me), I don't know what to do after and no I don't want to be a lawer.

Flightfreak
14-03-2005, 07:02 PM
Studying bachelor wood technology, hope to become a top manager in a big wood processing company as soon as possible :p
i would like to get my commercial pilot license to somewhere in between
Start a computer business, (probably an independent CAD/CAM and general automation of production processes in wood processing compagnies).
The aim is to be rich enough to stop working at the age of 35 :)

apoggy
14-03-2005, 07:09 PM
I'll be running the British Arm of Pete's successful company

Flightfreak
14-03-2005, 07:10 PM
i will hold you on that, I always liked the idea of going international. :p

apoggy
14-03-2005, 07:11 PM
As long as you dont cut off the circulation

Flightfreak
14-03-2005, 07:28 PM
of course not, fair split :p

Richard
14-03-2005, 08:40 PM
I've had my sights set on becoming a film editor for awhile. When I get to college I plan to major in film and take those, from what I hear, ridiculous CORE classes. It's impossible for me to say what I plan to do as a career.

Kelsey
14-03-2005, 10:19 PM
I'm going to have my own film/television production company.

Digital_Ice
14-03-2005, 10:20 PM
i dont know anymore....

...and i dont realy care.... as long as im happy..

Meteora
14-03-2005, 10:37 PM
Archaeologist

AND/OR

Novelist, writer, etc.

I'll be attending Sonoma State University next year, working towards an eventual degree in Anthropology.

bryan
14-03-2005, 11:14 PM
Film Director, at best. If not, then I would probably be a Director of Photography or a screenwriter.

deviljet88
15-03-2005, 12:12 AM
Wherever my marks lead me I guess.

SimplyKnightley
15-03-2005, 12:15 AM
I majored in Sociology but am currently doing something totally unrelated. Still in the Civil Service though, where I always thought I'd end up :)

JackYang
15-03-2005, 12:16 AM
Family Physician/Family Doctor, hopefully my grades in high school right now can get me to a really good university.

johnnyboy
15-03-2005, 12:47 AM
Anything that makes me happy I guess...

Preferably I'd be married to the girl I'm dating now, sailing around the world to wherever we wanted to go, but I don't know how I'm going to deal with next year, she's off to University :( Sad times next year

Dionysus
15-03-2005, 01:36 AM
well i'm a music teacher and play in a band and i never want to grow up, so...

Ashley
15-03-2005, 03:07 AM
A poor screenwriter/possible teacher. I'll probably somehow teach while I work on making living in film. However I'm slowly questioning how realistic the dream is... I could always work as a manager at McDonalds. :icon_err:

Scott
15-03-2005, 03:50 AM
Pornstar

seitanic
15-03-2005, 04:18 AM
I have no great aspirations, I just want to live a nomadic lifestyle working odd jobs around the world.

EmotionSickness
15-03-2005, 04:28 AM
I have no long-term goals or aspirations right now. I learned a long time ago that aiming high is just a waste of (my) time. I'm content just surviving from day to day.

Wait, no. I'm not content.

Liam
15-03-2005, 04:51 AM
Commercial pilot.

Aim to finish my flying training and obtain my PPL by mid-2006. Hope to convert that to a CPL with certification in heavy jets by 2008.

Mandy
15-03-2005, 04:55 AM
A successful makeup artist. I'm fighting for a job with MAC to start out...trying to get an interview w/ them. I could live with being a singer as well...not particularly rich or famous, but able to survive on doing what I love.

Flightfreak
15-03-2005, 07:55 AM
Commercial pilot.

Aim to finish my flying training and obtain my PPL by mid-2006. Hope to convert that to a CPL with certification in heavy jets by 2008.

lets do it together at the university of Delft, they have an F22 over there :D

acliff
15-03-2005, 08:01 AM
lets do it together at the university of Delft, they have an F22 over there :D


ooooo-er, consummating your relationship over semi stealth fighter jets. Jet porn, how filthy.

I want to be at a place where lots of people will work for me, and I can take the credit and make lots and lots of money. Naturally I'd keep my minions happy, but I'd keep them slightly scared... people work better and faster under fear of death.

Liam
15-03-2005, 08:02 AM
I want to be at a place where lots of people will work for me, and I can take the credit and make lots and lots of money. Naturally I'd keep my minions happy, but I'd keep them slightly scared... people work better and faster under fear of death.

The Kremlin?

welshy
17-03-2005, 08:40 AM
i wana be a soldier in the british army

hasselbrad
17-03-2005, 12:20 PM
Drunk, broke and divorced.
Hey...dreams really do come true!

keiracaleb
17-03-2005, 08:23 PM
I really want to be an actress thats what i'd love to be, and then after acting for about 10 years i'd have enough money to set up my own Theatrical Academy and i'd also like to be a script write and maybe direct and produce my own movies aswell. I'd love to be one of those actors that write, direct, produce, film, cast and star in their own movies i think that'd eb a great experiance!

Meteora
17-03-2005, 11:12 PM
Drunk, broke and divorced.
But not in prison? Your standards are too low.

hasselbrad
18-03-2005, 01:23 PM
But not in prison? Your standards are too low.

We can't meet all of our goals, now can we?

jei
18-03-2005, 02:37 PM
doctor!!!!!....
(i hope)

Meteora
18-03-2005, 10:36 PM
We can't meet all of our goals, now can we?
I think you just need to try harder.

hannahjane
20-03-2005, 12:56 AM
Hmm...I either wanna be a Barrister (think of the money and the pinstripes people!), or an author (I love to write). Obviously the former's a greater possibility than the latter. But either way, I'd be content. I've always wanted to do Jurisprudence at Uni (Law), but now I'm thinking my love of English is gonna push me towards doing Lit. (hence Wilfred Owen as my av - what a god!)

mike
20-03-2005, 01:15 AM
Hmm...I either wanna be a Barrister (think of the money and the pinstripes people!), or an author (I love to write). Obviously the former's a greater possibility than the latter. But either way, I'd be content. I've always wanted to do Jurisprudence at Uni (Law), but now I'm thinking my love of English is gonna push me towards doing Lit. (hence Wilfred Owen as my av - what a god!)

a carea in law now that sounds fun!all that cross examining and twisting truths to get a result i dont condone it but it sounds fun lol

supose its nothing like on the films tho and i know it needs alot of education and studying so hats of to you

i dont know how you people cope with colleage and uni and that goes out to all you students

and as you can tell i probly wouldnt do to well in the writing side of things as well my spellings awfull

i envy inteligent people.good luck HJ

hannahjane
20-03-2005, 01:30 AM
a carea in law now that sounds fun!all that cross examining and twisting truths to get a result i dont condone it but it sounds fun lol

supose its nothing like on the films tho and i know it needs alot of education and studying so hats of to you

i dont know how you people cope with colleage and uni and that goes out to all you students

and as you can tell i probly wouldnt do to well in the writing side of things as well my spellings awfull

i envy inteligent people.good luck HJ

Lol, yeah, I did work experience with a few Barrister mates of mine, in various courts across the UK - and being a barrister really does involve fannying about and masking the truth with correct vocab to get your (often flawed!) point across. But hey, like you say, it is fun - and it's also well paid! Let's not forget the suit, people! You're right about the studying, Mike, It's gonna be a hard slog (groan!), my tutors reckon I'll get into Oxford (I don't because I'm not publicly educated); but I'd love it if I did, because I'd get to study at the highest level of academia, with the best tutors in the world.

Mike, I don't think you come across as unintelligent whatsoever. The fact that you say you "envy" intelligent people, reinforces this viewpoint. It's the sort of people who pay blantantly no attention, or show no respect for, the academic side of life who I would class as unintelligent (though not necessarily completely thick, or by no means, useless). What stage of education are you in/ have you achieved? What where your favourite academic or non-academic school/college subjects? Even if you weren't good at particular school subjects does not mean, by any lengths, you are unintelligent. A wide knowledge of the world, and the life we live, is intelligence to me. You seem to have those qualities.

Thanks for the luck anyway - I'll probably need it!

Keira lover
09-07-2007, 04:31 PM
Junior Senator from New York, GOP, then to national office, and finally, the white house

Porcelain_Doll
09-07-2007, 05:18 PM
before Ice shoots himself (or you) because of the bump, I actually thank you for bumping this.

It'd be cool if all the members who once posted here could see what they said and compare it to where they are now.

Also, there are plenty of new members, who might like to comment.

frodo1511
10-07-2007, 02:05 AM
I'm hoping to become a geologist, with developing the super-soldier serum as a side project.

MrPink
10-07-2007, 11:48 AM
currenlty reading philosophy, so, i guess i get to be an insane philosopher that sits in the corner, shaking, after discovering true knowledge

Liam
10-07-2007, 12:05 PM
Commercial pilot.

Aim to finish my flying training and obtain my PPL by mid-2006. Hope to convert that to a CPL with certification in heavy jets by 2008.

Yeah, well. That didnt happen, did it.

Still working on the old PPL. Sigh.

Porcelain_Doll
10-07-2007, 05:28 PM
yeah, but you said "by 2008"...you've still got time, I 'spose.

I'd really like to be writing. I want to end this goddamn year I hate so much, start pre-universitary, and after those two shiny years (or at least I hope they'll be shiny); find myself filling out applications for Universities overseas.
Perhaps a BA in Creative Writing and/or Comparative Literature and Linguistics...I don't know, there are far too many options; thank God I started early and have time. : /

Liam
10-07-2007, 07:20 PM
I have time, but not the Alps-like mountains of cash I need :P

michael22
18-07-2007, 07:21 AM
With the way things have been going I will either be a lonely fry cook or a guy living in a box.

keira9876
19-07-2007, 05:26 AM
:icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol: wen i grow up i will be the same as i am now an actres

Jacoby
19-07-2007, 04:05 PM
Junior Senator from New York, GOP, then to national office, and finally, the white house

As long as I'm American I'll do my best to make sure if you're ever in the White House, it'll be for your janitorial shift from 9 - 3.

Ranman
19-07-2007, 04:08 PM
As long as I'm American I'll do my best to make sure if you're ever in the White House, it'll be for your janitorial shift from 9 - 3.

:icon_rofl :icon_beer :icon_rofl

hasselbrad
19-07-2007, 04:08 PM
As long as I'm American I'll do my best to make sure if you're ever in the White House, it'll be for your janitorial shift from 9 - 3.

:icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:

Ameriel
15-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Wherever my marks lead me I guess.

The same with me. But I hope to study the history of art in Cracow, if I'll manage. $)

.Lizzlo.Chaps.
15-08-2008, 03:43 PM
For now I plan on interior designer/ stager and eventually property developer. I'm only in highschool so who knows where I'll really end up. I also change my my constantly so I;ll prolly end up no where.

Elizabethine
18-08-2008, 12:47 PM
actress of course:D...and maybe screenwriter:) I just have written one screenplay...it is not very good but sometimes it wil be better

Richard
05-09-2008, 01:44 AM
I've had my sights set on becoming a film editor for awhile. When I get to college I plan to major in film and take those, from what I hear, ridiculous CORE classes. It's impossible for me to say what I plan to do as a career.

Now where did that come from? I hate reading my old posts.

Surely and definitely, a screenwriter. I love to tell stories on paper, but people keep telling me I should write what I know. I agree, but I woke up one day and realized I didn't know anything. So, am currently in a learning period consisting of films and books -- to broaden my imagination and, hopefully, some inspiration will strike that will lead me to think up a story for my first screenplay.

Leonie
05-09-2008, 12:01 PM
I've always found that the way to get inspiration and ideas for writing is... writing. No amount of reading will help if you don't sit down and play with it a little. Once your story heads a certain way, you're free to do research, but just start writing to create the story first. You know enough.

dave
22-10-2008, 08:07 PM
My friend Leonie is right, of course. The way to become a writer is just start writing.

Do it Now, while the soup and bread is paid for. Later you won't have time to do the creative stuff during the daylight hours. Those hours will be needed to pay for the room & board. And it really will take awhile to become a good writer.

There are two techniques you need to master. The Outline & The Daydream.

The Outline is used to plot a story and leave a trail of breadcrumbs so you can come back later and finish/modify what you started to write...

The Daydream is used to fill in the blanks in the Outline.

There is another "trick" that will help you if you actually intend to be a writer. That is to buy a Dvorak keyboard and learn to use it. There really is very little controversy left in the world of typing ergonomics. Dvorak typists can type 200 words a minute without injury. The entire "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome" was invented to describe repetitive strain injuries that typists receive from using their qwerty keyboards. All computer operating systems now come with built-in support for the Dvorak keyboard.

It's $2.00 to try it out... http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZdvorakQ20keyboardQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZR40QQ _mdoZ

Here's the Wikipedia page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard

I recommend you read this page. http://www.dvorak-keyboard.com/

And here's something from someone at MIT http://www.mit.edu/~jcb/Dvorak/

And this should convince you http://www.siteuri.ro/dvorak/

Again, I spent $29.00 to buy a PC Keyboard with the keys in the Dvorak pattern (on eBay, though he doesn't seem to have any for sale right now.) The $2.00 stickers can be used for a trial, along with a simple set of changes to windows or Linux or Mac OS system software. I'm still looking for a USB Keyboard, but they are out there.
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If I ever have to "grow up," what do I want to become?

Let's see, what have I done already?
Ceramics pourer for the largest Ceramics outlet in Northern California
high points include making a numbers matched German Luger (The place I worked was attached to a machine shop that specialized in making replacement parts for guns.)

Craft's Instructor at the YMCA
high points sculpting neat things...

Dishwasher at a bunch of places...
high points, free food.
low points, hard to get out of that lifestyle. People don't seem to think you can do more than that.

Gas Station Attendant
high points, One bright shiny day with a Cowgirl, naked on my lap in an empty house looking out the windows and making memories that, so far, have lasted for 44 years.
low points, It would be easy to become a criminal starting here.

Carny (Yes, I ran off and joined the Carnival.)
High points, Let's see if I can find it. I know i left it somewhere... Let me look around. I remember when I was twenty-one, back when I was "Second Man on the Rock-O-Plane" for Blake and Sons, Concessions, life was like this... Fast and uncomplicated. Hour followed hour.

Some hours were spectacular, like when we escaped the midway for a couple of hours up in The Dalles (Sp?) Oregon. It's an area with a very twisty river running through it that has cut canyons about 8 feet deep in the floor of this flat plain. But the river twists back and forth, like a stream of syrup on a waffle... We stole away from the Carnival for a couple of hours in the afternoon to go swimming/skinny dipping in the Dalles... And when we got there there was this girl... We had a lot of good time. And later that night, after the Carnival closed, (in Oregon, back then, the show closed at Midnight.) After the Carnival closed at midnight we went over to the club where the girl danced. She was the Go-Go Dancer at this 'sort-of" Country Western Bar in Redlands, Washington... I can still close my eyes and see her fly around whenever I hear "I'm 'enery The Eighth I Am... 'enery The Eighth I Am... I Am... I got married to the widow next door, She's been married seven times before, and every one was an 'enery, She wouldn't have a Willy or a Sam, I'm her eighth old man I'm 'enery, 'enery The Eighth I Am...""
Low points, the show closes for Winter.

Payroll Clerk, The State of California
High points, First encounter with computers...
Low points, First female boss, and her menopause.

Night Counselor at The New Mexico School for the Deaf
High points, I love children
Low Points, Children with long term disabilities.

Manual Writer, The Zia Company
High points, Making six multi-media slide shows... Writing, Photographing, Scoring, Producing them.
Low points, one month writing the Response to the RFQ (Request For Quotation) for the new contract... Everyone I knew was expecting to be replaced and everything depended on what I wrote... Never again!

COBOL Programmer, The Zia Company
High points, Sit in cubical, writing code, fed through slot in door... My first experience with total isolation.
Low Points, having to attempt to modify code written by paranoid programmer who deliberately obfuscated the code so he couldn't be replaced. Then he left. He wasn't near as irreplaceable as he thought he was.

Computer Consultant,
High points, the salary...
Low points. Companies hire consultants when they are in trouble. Sometimes it is merely a "Time Crunch" on a project, but most times it is because they have a boss who can't keep employees. A boss who is nasty to his underlings. This is not a job for beginners.

The next 17 years I spent working at Los Alamos National Lab as what they call a "Computer Technician" because I didn't have a degree.
High points, I was part of CORRTEX. We saved the world and ended The Cold War. There were eight of us, I was the peon. Look it up. I forgot to mention going to NTS (i.e. Nevada Test Site) for three Nuclear Tests. Better than the California earthquakes on the sixth floor of that office building, though the building in California (Sacramento) was much scarier.
Low Points, Working in a University environment for Physicists. A Physicist can never admit that he doesn't know the correct answer. Physicists spend the first 30 years hiding from other people, "doing Physics," and then, to be able to afford to hire them, they are hired as the Boss. Imagine working for someone who hides from his employees.

Truck Driver
High points, Sunsets on I-40 headed west. Café Risqué in Lavonia, Georgia talking with "Sunshine" or "Sky" or "Jade"...
Low points, almost any time spent driving a 75 foot long 13 and a half foot tall rig in New York City or Chicago or New Orleans...

So, given those experiences, the best AND the worst times were "writing". And the way the world is changing nowadays where everyone thinks they can write, and usually can't, so nobody actually gets paid to be a writer anymore, I suspect that the right career path is to join the Carnival and write novels all winter. Love a "townie" now and then, and never tell anybody your Social Security Number.

I almost forgot. The essential tool for becoming a "Writer" is http://www.amazon.com/Careful-Writer-Theodore-M-Bernstein/dp/0684826321

Here it is Used, but in Hardcover for sixty cents and four dollars shipping http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0689100388/ref=dp_olp_2

Perhaps I could go back to school and learn to make movies like http://tinyurl.com/Worldclass-Movies

Surprize
03-11-2008, 11:49 AM
Now I have some (a little) experience not in interpretation but in translation. I had to translate an e-mail for one company. omg. I understood everything while reading, but when sat in front of the computer I got very confused. I spent 1 hour and a half to type it and make it sound neat. And it was a small letter... Yesterday I could breathe with relief but today they've called me that they have a new e-mail... :sad:

But still, I adore English.

Leonie
03-11-2008, 05:35 PM
Don't worry, Surprize, it's always harder to translate than it is to understand. When you read something, you merely try to get the gist of what is being conveyed. When you have to translate the gist of something and make it sound fluent, a lot more effort goes into it. Just take your time - I'm sure you'll find yourself getting quicker and quicker :)

PhoeniX
04-12-2009, 02:53 PM
I'm gonna be an Aid worker I think. Or something in International Development.

angelababy
15-11-2010, 04:26 AM
I'm going to have my own film/television production company.