I’m happy to say that I passed both the ‘written’ and practical examinations that book-ended the two-week Cross-Skill training class I was part of, but I’m not happier at the end of it. Why? Well this means that, from this point on, I’m going to have to take both Customer Service calls (which in the short time I’ve been taking them yesterday somehow managed to raise my blood pressure to dangerous levels) and Merchant calls, the latter of which at times was bad enough. Urgh. And I’m going to be doing this without any increase in my salary? That’s just unfair.
It’s no wonder I was able to get some rest after I got home. Still, a little over two hours later I was out of bed, and in school again for my Fiction Workshop class. While it was yet another fun session tearing the works of my classmates apart, I was drifting in and out of consciousness for the entirety of its three hours. That was on top of the blinding headache I was experiencing. It’s a wonder I was even able to contribute to the discussion, but then again I doubt my classmates take my comments with any kind of seriousness.
Oh well. We won’t have classes next Saturday, but that’s because from today onward we’ll have to focus on rewriting the stories we submitted for class. The ‘revised’ drafts are supposed to be submitted on the 2nd of April, so it’s going to be a tight two weeks, at least where I’m concerned. Do recall that, of everyone workshopped, I seem to be the only one whose work seems to have received universal negative commentary.
Mmph, definitely going to be an uphill battle all the way, so there’s no excuse for slacking off this time (that means minimum anime for a while, sigh). I’m going to have to enlist some of my EFML-era friends to help me proof-read my revisions. And maybe even ‘volunteer’ some of the folk that follow me on Twitter (one of whom actually won NaNoWriMo last year)…
Yeah, I’m going to need all the help I can get for this one.
P.S. Some of my classmates were talking about, of all things, Sailor Moon while waiting for our professor to come into class. Headache aside, there was one part of me that wanted to join in, if only to add to the conversation by explaining the trends and changes to associated with the Magic Girl genre since that time, and how the recent Madoka Magica or even Lyrical Nanoha can even be considered part of the genre, when compared to more ‘traditional’ shows like Heartcatch! Pretty Cure. Then again, that would add a more serious slant to an otherwise casual conversation.