How would you think the companions would be like in a modern college AU?
I don’t really know how the school system works in the us so i just looked up some majors so sorry if its totally inaccurate but I hope you like it!
punk chick who is seen picking fights a lot and is probably in a
gang. Always comes to class looking beat up. Does surprisingly good
in classes that interest her. You unlock her tragic back story after
6 fights and a joint. Is very loyal to her friends and always has
their backs. Loves going to rock shows and moshing. Majors in Visual
Arts. Minors in Human rights, Music.
sweet and polite. He helps others with their homework and tutors
freshman. He likes Autumn and sometimes brings home made cookies to
share at lunch with his friends. Has a lot of blankets and pillows on
his bed. He also wears fuzzy slippers in the morning. Majors
in History and Philosophy. Minors in Medieval studies.
into learning. Will stage dive with you and wants to do everything
once. She has things color-coordinated and very neat. Has a vision
board to help her reach her goals. Is a total lightweight but loves a
good party. Majors in Comparative human development, Biological
sciences. Minors in Creative writing.
to college for sports but switched to arts. He wakes up everyday at
5:30 to workout and go for a run. Has a very tidy room. He has a
separate place for his art because he doesn’t want his room getting
dirty. He mostly hangs out with X6 when he’s at a party but he does
drink a couple of beers. Majors in Visual arts. Minors in Art
type to laugh the loudest at his own jokes. Loves pulling pranks on
his roommate. He’s really active at protests and if he’s ever banned
from somewhere he just goes there in some costume. Majors in Theater
and Performance Studies. Minors in Human rights and Comparative race
and Ethnic studies.
dog someone snuck in and now lives in the dorms.
history and often makes jokes that involve histiorian figures. His
room always smells like weed and everyone wants him at their party.
He is often seen flirting with people and smoking with Cait. He cant
stand bullies and often gets into fights with them. Can be pretty
impulsive. Majors in History and Philosophy. Minors in English
Language and Literature.
often playing pranks on people with Deacon and Hancock. He doesn’t
really know what he wants to do yet but he wants to do something fun.
He likes going to parties but also likes to just stay in and watch
bad movies. He keeps saying lame lines from movies and plays the
piano because he thought girls would dig it. Majors in Computer
science. Music. Minors in Cinema and media studies.
teacher everyone loves (and some have a crush on) He teaches a human
rights class, law and criminology. Is often seen mumbling to himself
when he grades papers. He dislikes the early classes he has to teach
and is sipping coffee 24/7.
a school newspaper the school didn’t even know they had. Is always in
debates on social media. Wants to change the world for the better and
is very passionate. Very helpful and despite getting on a lot of
people’s nerves she’s great at making friends. Majors in Sociology
Minors in Creative writing and Cinema and Media Studies.
be pretty quiet and focused when in class. Is good at working
together but wont stand for slackers in his group. He tutors people
with Codsworth and sometimes they bake things together. Majors in
Comparative race and Ethnic studies. Minors in Human rights.
call him by his last name Strong (cause he’s ripped af) because he
dislikes his first name Stephen. People are often scared of him
because he’s always glaring. He likes to paint landscapes and make
watercolour splatter art. He’s also in a theater group. Gets blackout
drunk at parties lmao. Majors in Theater and Performance Studies.
Minors in Visual arts.
call him X6 and no one really knows why. Is quiet in class and wants
to know everything. Sometimes seen at a party with a drink in hand
but no one ever sees him drink anything. He takes care of his drunk
friends, lets them sleep on his couch and makes them breakfast while
he quietly sips coffee while they complain. Majors in
Comparative Human Development. Minors
in Comparative race and Ethnic studies and Classical studies.
would majoring in film (digital cinema) and minoring in business management be a good idea? like, i really want to become a video/film editor when i graduate (i heard the job outlook for film and video editors are good), and i think this would be the perfect opportunity for me to network, learn the craft, but just minor in business management just in case i need to fall back on something. does that sound good?
funny you should bring this up because initially, i took a double degree on media studies/communication arts and marketing so i could have a fall back when everything turns to shit and i need a stable job to support me. because it’s a double degree, it puts 2 additional years on my cart before i get those two sweet, sweet diplomas, but from one film freak to another……………. just know that it aint worth it, man.
the thing with college degrees? they’re not the sole determiner on what your job is gonna be. there are business folks out there lounging around with a degree in marine biology, and if you asked them where they saw themselves in back in college, they’d mostly tell you it certainly isn’t where they currently are now. business especially, is a place where people have such diverse collegiate backgrounds, because frankly, they don’t really care where you’re from as long as you get the job done. business is business, plain and simple. so ultimately, taking up a double degree just so you would have a fallback is pretty useless. i’ve talked to several people who took the same initial degree as i did with the same concerns that we both have, and they always told me the same thing: taking another degree for nothing but a fallback would just make you suffer under classes you’re not even interested in, studying subjects you give jackshit about, spending an additional huge chunk of money, and throwing more of your time away. you could’ve spent the time and money getting a masters degree instead, and honestly it is way more impressive to look at in your resume compared to just two undergrad diplomas.
if you really want to pursue a double degree because you’re interested in both of them, then by all means go for it. but if it’s just a fallback? it’s not worth it, man.
“Trembling with rage, he grabs Jupiter’s face and makes her look at him. He glowers. Indignant, she looks him right in the eye.”
I’ve got better source material to make gifs with now, so am returning to this magical moment of personal space invasion.
To actually make an insightful point with this (beyond creeper is a’ creepin’), I’m now 95% certain that we know (approximately) what happened after the cut away from this scene. In one of the behind-the-scenes interviews, Mila rattles off a list of ways in which she (mock) physically harmed Eddie during filming. Everything is accounted for except her slapping Eddie, and I’m going to presume that the slap would have come in here. So somewhere, there’s probably footage of Jupiter slapping Balem (to break his hold on her face) and presumably telling him to give her some fucking space.
(And yes, I consider the conspicuous absence of this scene a minor crime against cinema.)
Look around. In this very moment, you can do anything you want to, limited only by your physical limitations in time and space. Lick the window. Drag your knuckles on the floor. Hug the person next to you. It’s your prerogative. That’s the beauty of life. Total freedom within any moment.
Games and movies restrict freedom; they shrink it down to a few rules for us to operate within. Video games use goals. Movies use plot. These devices don’t have to be simple, but they usually are. Most video games offer spatial challenges - clearing levels of bad guys by navigating space, for example - most films illustrate social challenges - how a hero navigates various outside pressures, sometimes physical, always emotional, in order to save the day.
A lot of people think that by making video games more social, as opposed to spatial, video games may mature into an art form much like film did, much like literature before it.
I think that’s selling what’s possible in an interactive experience far short.
For me, the most powerful films are those that break rules and defy expectations. Rather than bending the story to fit within some conventional format, great filmmakers mold the medium to fit the story. The fabric of the medium itself becomes a world that the director is exploring; they make exceptionally thoughtful choices at every moment.
When the medium is interactive, the designer’s choices are the rules themselves. The user is literally given a license to explore; the designer supplies the constraints. A powerful experience is one where the presence of the unknown is palpable, and the process of discovery defies expectations. In other words, rational order is difficult to discern but there is a feeling that it exists.
And the narrative - rather than bending a story to work within a series of rational choices, like choose your own adventure books, the rules themselves define what’s possible and organically reveal the story.