So it seems the only responses I’ve been getting to my job applications are from places that would rather sell me business degrees than hire me. Apparently a business degree would help me get a role in admin. But the thing is, the only reason I’m applying for admin roles is because they seem to require the least qualifications (with the exception of retail, which is not something I will do for the rest of my life). So not only would getting a business degree completely defeat that purpose, but it’s not even something I’m interested in. And hell, I’ve even been avoiding degrees I am interested in, as I don’t want to waste another several grand like I did with my other one.
But now I’m thinking that maybe I should go back to uni. Not to study business; no way. But I have been considering law. I know I’ve said in the past that I’d probably be terrible at it because of my predicted method, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t learned. Of course my method would be terrible at something I haven’t studied. It’s a topic that interests me, and I know it’s one I could understand. I know I’ve been avoiding further studies because the debt would make it even more impossible to buy a house in the future, but really, with the way things are now, it’s probably worth the risk. I’ve been looking for work for over a year with no experience or relevant qualifications, and it’s only going to get harder as more time passes since graduating. I didn’t put as much into my Bachelor degree as I could have. With what I’ve experienced since then, no way in hell am I letting that happen again.
I have a question. Shouldn’t we be thinking about giving people rights before we start taking more away? The reason I ask this is because they’re discussing raising the drinking age again. They think it might help curb alcohol-related violence and whatnot. As though people who break the law whilst drinking legally are going to stop drinking because it will be illegal. Yeah… Could someone please explain the logic in that? And even more stupid – they think raising the drinking age will help stop under-age drinking.
Yeah… Doesn’t that seem a bit… pointless? I mean, people who already drink before they’re 18 aren’t exactly going to stop if the drinking age gets raised to 21. I mean, come on! Does this really seem like a realistic thing for a 15 year old to say to you? “Oh no, I’m now six years under the drinking age, instead of three! I guess I better stop drinking illegally. That’s just too illegal for me.” No. It’s not. And if you do know someone who talks like that, please tell them to crawl back into the cartoon they came from. Under-age drinking is lame. I waited until I was 18 to go out and get drunk. It makes the whole ‘turning 18’ thing worthwhile. I mean, it’s not really a milestone if nothing changes, is it?
The only thing raising the drinking age would do is punish good people. Good people like me, who wait until they’re of age before they start drinking. Good people like me, who get drunk legally. Good people like me, who don’t drink and drive (and still won’t even when they actually have a license to drive with). Good people like me, who don’t assault people. Those ‘bad’ people who do do those things? Yeah, clearly they’re still gonna do ’em.
Tara and I saw a spruiker whilst out shopping today, and it got us talking about what needs to be done when we take over the world. There really are far too many problems in this world, and here are some of our solutions to fix them:
- Spruiking will be punishable by death.
- There will be literal fashion police. Orange skin, midrif tops, 3D (or otherwise fake) glasses, showing underwear, pants around bums, bumbags, fake school bomber jackets, ugly patterned tights, and excessively slobbish clothing, will all be punishable by death. However, people with good taste in music will be given a warning first. We need to weed out the bad seeds and start breeding good people! Fat people who wear excessively tight clothing will be locked in a gym with little food, until they learn to dress properly for their figure, or until they don’t need to.
- Actually evil crimes (murder, rape, and all those horrible crimes against children) will be punishable by torture. This includes all kinds of torture methods, past and present, and a bonus sterilisation. Of course, we may need to breed in telepathy first, so that we don’t accidentally torture any innocent people.
- Unnecessary inventions (see iPads, tablets, blu-ray, funny little computer-TV hybrid things, etc.) will be halted immediately, in order to free up inventors to work together on the development of flying cars. We need sky-cities, dammit! A few inventors will be excempt, however. They are to work on inventing hoverboards.
- All bad music (that is, music that is bad according to Tara and I, as masters of the universe) will be banned. Producers of said music will be executed. Or perhaps given lessons in what they should be performing/writing/funding/producing. Listeners of said music will be put into rehabilitation programs, unless said listeners have dreadful personalities and/or fashion sense. Then they will be executed.
- People who listen to iPods or use their phones while ‘socialising’ will be locked in a room with other antisocial technofreaks until they learn to actually socialise.
- All marriages will be legal, with the exception of inter-species marriages. Unless said inter-species marriage is between a human and a humanoid alien. This includes straight marriages, gay marriages, polygamous marriages, and any other marriages that I can’t think of, because really, those are kinda all the options.
- All couples (and singles, if they so please) may adopt! There will be certificates for everyone!
- People who steal will lose a hand. Yes, I am going back to the old days. Not because I’m a cruel bitch, but because I’ve had too much experience with being stolen from. My home was robbed and my mum’s jewellery all stolen. My sister was pickpocketed and lost $~200 worth of cash and gift cards, as well as her iPod. Being stolen from is not pleasant. So yes, thieves will be treated harshly. Unless they confess before being caught, and return everything. Then they will just get jail time.
- Spoilers will be punishable by death. Unless they were specifically requested. On a similar note, movie trailers will be much more vague!
- People who post photos of food on Facebook (without any good reason) will be banned from using both cameras (and other photo-taking devices) and computers for a crime-determined length of time. As will people who post photos of themselves pulling stupid poses (as long as the photo is not just a parody of people pulling stupid poses).
- Everyone will be equal. Good luck making your own way, everyone.
After having discovered several alignment charts on the internet (Firefly, Game of Thrones, etc.), I decided it was time to make my own. If anyone doesn’t know what an alignment chart is, it’s just a fancy name for a picture with characters from a show/movie/book for each of the nine D&D alignments. I did one on Harry Potter, which was pretty easy, because there are so many characters:
Would you agree with the characters I’ve chosen for each? I considered Dobby for lawful neutral, but then it occurred to me that’s only at the start, and he ends up more neutral good. Filch seems a bit evil, but he really only ever does as he’s told. I also considered Draco for chaotic neutral, but then I realised that he’s probably more lawful evil. So who would you choose for each?