Oct. 30th, 2016

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 It’s already that time of the semester where most of my writing time gets taken up by schoolwork. I’m on the second draft for my twelve page Senior Seminar paper and basically have to rework everything. For the essay to make sense, I introduced the entire mythos of Godzilla, with a section about the first film and another about the entries that followed. By the time I was done with that and finished introducing what the essay was about, I had already taken up three pages. I don’t know if that’s too long or if the Godzilla mythos needs that much detail to be understood by the average layman.

Since my professor said that my major categories are about monsters as symbols vs monsters are characters, I should group the sources that talk about them that way, with lots of “Critic A said this, while Critic B said that.” On the first draft, I seemed to merely report on what various scholars said. I kind of did the same with the second draft, so at the halfway point, I looked it over and rewrote a lot of it. It isn’t comparative as the professor suggested but the quotes seem support each other and writing the essay is no longer such a chore. When I’m done, I’ll look it over again and reword any confusing sentences. I didn’t the last time and that confused my professors and fellow student reviewers.

More schoolwork talk, among other things )

Anyway, that’s all for now. I can’t wait for this election to be over. It’s revealing some unpleasant sides to people. When I next write, it’ll be two to three weeks away from my end at Quinnipiac and hopefully I’ll have everything prepared to enter the MFA program at Southern.

Happy Halloween!

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