Thursday, August 19, 2004


Well, my schedule is set now. My class list is filled with impressive sounding titles:

Constitutional Law
Civil Procedure in the State and Federal Courts
The Legal Profession

These are all at SCU. I'm contemplating taking Piano at a local junior college. I've always wanted to learn how to play the Piano, but for one reason or another I've never gotten around to it. I regret I don't have the time to take more personal interest classes at the JC. I wouldn't mind taking Japanese, especially because proficiency would significantly enlarge the number of dramas I could watch (or at least understand). Languages are tough though, because they require constant effort, and I am more of a short term kind of guy. I get interested in something, I try it out for a while, and once I think I've got a grasp on the basics I move on. A subject has to be really important or really interesting to capture my interest in the long term, and I have encountered few examples thus far.

Film and Theatre are two subjects I have always wanted to explore in greater detail. I've taken academic film examination classes at UCSC, but I am not as interested in the analytical side as the artistic. I don't want to dissect films, I want to help make them. Directing, I've always thought, would be an engrossing study, though I can't really say I understand much of what it truly entails. Nor would I be adversely disposed to giving acting a shot. Years of role-playing games have given me the satisfaction of playing literally hundreds of personalities, and though I'm sure that is only a primitive reflection of the art, it was enough to whet my appetite.

I don't have any pretentions at making my living by Film or Theatre, but they are two fields that have always interested me. I should like someday to be part of an amature project or volunteer troupe, to present a story to an audience, to set out from ourselves a world of our own making. That's the great allure to me, no matter what part I might ultimately play. Even should I never get a better opportunity than that of the humblest curtain puller, I would take pride in my part of a wonderous creation.


baileysMilk said...

heya, i'm kind of a computer idiot. cuz in your profile page, under Recent Post, its your earlobe entry... haha.
you get what i mean??

and i love drama, i just wanna act. Its tiring to dissect the film and read between the lines and everything but in the end, its fun!!

LeperColony said...

Actually, it isn't really your fault at all. Blogger has temporarily deactivated the system that tracks those kinds of changes. I'm not sure when it'll be back up.