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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Rayge » 16 Mar 2017, 00:28

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Aristocracy is a state of mind.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 16 Mar 2017, 00:32

Travel writer. Or any other job what would allow me to travel to places I want to go on someone else's dime.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Rayge » 16 Mar 2017, 00:35

PresMuffley wrote:Aristocracy is a state of mind.


While I would not gainsay that (there's very little that isn't a state of mind in my cosmology), over here it is – or at least was – a lifestyle and occupation, one that I was born for, but unfortunately not into
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Re: Your ultimate job?

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I want to get paid for telling people what they should do.

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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby martha » 16 Mar 2017, 14:32

PresMuffley wrote:What about adapting novels into screenplays? Ever seen Kaufman's Adaptation ?



Yeah I'd be okay at that too. Where I get pleasure is from taking something and making it better. I suck at native creativity, but I can make other people's stuff better with ease. I had long thought I should have been a publishing editor, but that ship has sailed. Adaptations would be a similar task to script doctoring, the difficulty always being translating the cerebral richness of a novel to the the visual fluidity of film. I'd enjoy that process probably. The biggest hurdle to either venture is that I've never had one of my screenplays produced so I have no street cred to speak of in the world of screenwriting, and I've no published works to show my abilities. I've never tried though to get anything produced. The closest I came was pitching a TV series to a producer I knew over drinks -- they liked the idea, and said "sounds good, get me a treatment and three scripts for it and I'll shop it around for you..." and of course, I never did...that was 2003, and I had my kid 14 months later and life just sort of superseded that goal. I became a stay at home mom and that's been my focus for the last dozen years...now that the kid's in junior high I'm interested in seeing if my career goals are remotely salvageable or if I'm doomed to working shit jobs like Walmart until I die...
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Phil T » 16 Mar 2017, 14:49

I did once apply for my ultimate job: jet-setting, international playboy.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 16 Mar 2017, 15:02

Allow me to post a bit OT, but not really:

when cycling to the library this morning, I thought about this thread.

Which job would I, with the benefit of hindsight, and with all of life's experiences that I went through, now aim for, would I be 18 or 20 again?

My thoughts: psychiatrist, or vicar - which in essence is the same.

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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 16 Mar 2017, 15:07

Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
My thoughts: psychiatrist, or vicar - which in essence is the same.



How is a psychiatrist similar to a vicar?
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 16 Mar 2017, 15:32

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
My thoughts: psychiatrist, or vicar - which in essence is the same.



How is a psychiatrist similar to a vicar?


I think they both deal with issues that are essentially inexplicable and un-graspable (?).

Humans aren't capable of perceiving a (or the) whole of life. This is an immense reservoir of experiences, impressions, stories, emotions, moments of happiness, tragidies, dullness, times of being with others, times of being terribly lonely, and all things in between).

A psychiatrist and a vicar try to take in what they can of another person's (couple's, family's) 'whole', and then attempt to make sense of it all. And hopefully they can, being the 'collectors' of those 'wholes' of many different people, be of some good advice to people who seek emotionel help.

A vicar in my view is not someone who imposes laws and commands onto others, orders out of the Big Book, nor is she/he someone who instills fear and awe into people.

Somewhat analogous: a psychiatrist shouldn't be a distributor of medication alone, not by a long shot. Nor shoud she/he act as an authority, and never should a patient be declared 'sane at last', if this patient duly takes his meds and acts ('performs') in ways that the doctor deems 'good', or 'healthy'.

I hope I could get something across about a topic that doesn't lend itself to a few quick explanatory sentences, about things that so often escape our facilities in language anyway.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby pcqgod » 16 Mar 2017, 15:57

I would like to be a writer for Asylum Studios. I'd spend the day thinking ideas for goofy, hybrid monster/disaster movies, knowing that when they get greenlit they are guaranteed to star some 80's-era pop star like Debbie Gibson or former cast member of "Beverly Hills 90210" and get played in perpetuity on the Syfy Network. Some ideas I have in development: Mega-Narwhal vs. Mutant Pufferfish. Zombie Elves. Asteroid Strike: Disneyland. Radioactive Pitbull Invasion.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 16 Mar 2017, 16:01

pcqgod wrote:I would like to be a writer for Asylum Studios. I'd spend the day thinking ideas for goofy, hybrid monster/disaster movies, knowing that when they get greenlit they are guaranteed to star some 80's-era pop star like Debbie Gibson or former cast member of "Beverly Hills 90210" and get played in perpetuity on the Syfy Network. Some ideas I have in development: Mega-Narwhal vs. Mutant Pufferfish. Zombie Elves. Asteroid Strike: Disneyland. Radioactive Pitbull Invasion.


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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby PresMuffley » 16 Mar 2017, 16:29

martha wrote:
PresMuffley wrote:What about adapting novels into screenplays? Ever seen Kaufman's Adaptation ?



Yeah I'd be okay at that too. Where I get pleasure is from taking something and making it better. I suck at native creativity, but I can make other people's stuff better with ease. I had long thought I should have been a publishing editor, but that ship has sailed. Adaptations would be a similar task to script doctoring, the difficulty always being translating the cerebral richness of a novel to the the visual fluidity of film. I'd enjoy that process probably. The biggest hurdle to either venture is that I've never had one of my screenplays produced so I have no street cred to speak of in the world of screenwriting, and I've no published works to show my abilities. I've never tried though to get anything produced. The closest I came was pitching a TV series to a producer I knew over drinks -- they liked the idea, and said "sounds good, get me a treatment and three scripts for it and I'll shop it around for you..." and of course, I never did...that was 2003, and I had my kid 14 months later and life just sort of superseded that goal. I became a stay at home mom and that's been my focus for the last dozen years...now that the kid's in junior high I'm interested in seeing if my career goals are remotely salvageable or if I'm doomed to working shit jobs like Walmart until I die...


I think helping to raise a daughter is much more important than artistic endeavors, so kudos to you. I'm sure you're a great mother. You're also way too smart to be working a shit job. I have a lot to say about this, but I'm not comfortable saying it at the moment for some reason.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby PresMuffley » 17 Mar 2017, 08:24

What was the TV series idea? I promise not to steal it.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby HarryIrene » 17 Mar 2017, 10:03

Prison Officer in a jail populated by Nigel Farage, Paul Nuttall, Katie Hopkins, Kelvin McKenzie, Paul Dacre, Piers Morgan and Boris. I'd be motivated as fuck.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 17 Mar 2017, 10:26

HarryIrene wrote:Prison Officer in a jail populated by Nigel Farage, Paul Nuttall, Katie Hopkins, Kelvin McKenzie, Paul Dacre, Piers Morgan and Boris. I'd be motivated as fuck.


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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby PresMuffley » 18 Mar 2017, 15:16

Being a personal walking companion might be fun part-time, especially if you had interesting seniors who were just looking to get out of the house and chat with someone.
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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 18 Mar 2017, 16:35

PresMuffley wrote:Being a personal walking companion might be fun part-time, especially if you had interesting seniors who were just looking to get out of the house and chat with someone.


...and mention you in their last will?

(sorry, couldn't resist; many a good crime story started with such premises...)

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Re: Your ultimate job?

Postby PresMuffley » 18 Mar 2017, 16:46

I do like antique furniture.
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