lifestyles of the poor and unemployed

Cover Letter

Dear Person I arbitrarily picked from the website or some general generic statement like team that oh god I hope is not unprofessional,

I am applying for your open position.  Really any open position it doesn’t matter.  I am a skilled person with lots of skills who is passionate about paying their rent on time and not starving.  I am not independently wealthy.  Your company appears to not be evil or at least will pay me some money if you hire me. Please love me.

My skills are very skillful and are skilled in the way I hope you think absolutely no one else can do.  I once accomplished this one thing but it is very overblown if it is true at all.  One of these things I’ve said I can do I cannot really and will probably teach myself to do on the job.  If I’m smart you won’t be able to tell but let’s be real here I am not that smart. Have I mentioned my skills that are very skillful?  They are so skillful you just won’t believe it.  My high school math teacher told me I had great listening skills.  I have enclosed their name and number as a reference. 

This is the part where I suck up to the company and also repeat the fact that I am the most perfect skillful person with skills.  The homeless guy on the corner tells me I’m pretty every day.  If you only give me a chance and interview me, you will discover how pretty and skillful I am.  I will knock your socks off.  Otherwise, I prefer my letter to be recycled because I care about the environment.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Unemployed Twentysomething With Lots of Student Loans


Narrative devices as used in Dishonored → 

Humour, most often in the form of Martin’s bawdy wit (“I miss your wife!”). Grey Morality in several characters, shown here with Slackjaw, who is likable and gives young unemployed men family/companionship in his gang, but sells watered down, poor-quality elixir to breadline families in the hopes of skimming off their last coin. Various Symbolism but especially Colour can be seen in most levels, with gaudy pinks for the licentious Golden Cat brothel, but also in Emily Kaldwin, who wears white symbolising innocence, and the ‘blank’ slate onto which Corvo’s chaos is projected. Poetic justice occurs through the heretical branding of Overseer Campbell, made so by the hypocritical lascivious lifestyle he was shown to pursue; a lifestyle criticised by the Abbey’s scriptures. Plot Twist abruptly swerves the course of the game from placing Emily onto the throne to Corvo striving to rejoin Emily’s side after the Loyalist’s betrayal. Tragic Irony even in Low-Chaos Corvo, as in a bid to reclaim honour lost not through his own action but the accusations of others, Corvo loses honour himself through association with the supernatural, theft, murder over the narrative’s course. Pathos is triggered not only by the Heart’s comments, but also by scenes such an Overseer tenderly speaking with the hounds. God’s Favour is given through Corvo being 'Chosen’, receiving special attentions throughout the story at the Shrines. Corvo’s Fatal Flaw is Loyalty, for through this loyalty he is driven to blindness (the betrayal of the Loyalists was quite predictable given the dark natures of the key trio already indicated) which leaves him vulnerable. Foreshadowing, with street children running fear of Granny Rags the witch, but when grown Slackjaw dismisses it as a silly children’s tale, not to take notice of. First Person as you act for Corvo. Pathetic Fallacy occurs frequently, notably with a violent storm chiming with the savagery of a High Chaos run at the Lighthouse endgame.