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How we doing?
i went to socialist students, but it turns out they've moved the meetings to 2PM on a wednesday. lmao.
also, i tried to arrange a meeting, with my supervisor, via twitter but they replied on email. oh sheeeiit. recalls the time i called a lecturer 'pal', only for him to reply w/ "I'm not your pal, i'm your lecturer". you try to make friends and they just throw it back in your face....
listening to the Cross Record debut album 'be good' on spotify. probably going to read Harry Cleaver 'Reading Capital Politically' in a bit. beef grillsteaks and chunky chips for tea.
how are you (bamnan specifically but the question goes out to everyone)?
I'm having fish fingers for tea in a bit, yum!
I'm ok thanks, when's the next mark kozelek record coming out?
idk about mark kozelek mate. not my shtick.
are you going to see half man half biscuit in nottingham next week? i was thinking about, maybe, going. but probably not.
I haven't been out to a paid gig for like 3 years now, it would be fun!
most gigs are just average imo. too many support bands and too long sets. the twenty percent or so that are good, however, make it worthwhile imo.
how is your band going? is that still a thing.
Was fun and we played well...plus it sounds like "cheesy cocks jam" which is cool
chiswick oxjam.... jesus
But being in a band is literally the only thing I do which isn't completely shit
i followed a lecturer from my department on twitter, 'cause he posts interesting things but in a way that isn't really stuffy or academic. i honestly think twitter has got so much worse with the proliferation of Professional Accounts. but anyway.
he asked a question about online audio hosting, which i know a lot about from my radio stuff, so i recommended something to him. he thanks me publicly but then sends me a DM saying "I don't mind you following me, but this is a semi-personal account..."
i didn't bother replying. i follow him because he has interesting opinions in subjects i'm interested in. if it's personal he should just lock it.
lots of guys from my year have started using it recently and they have chats about stuff with the lecturers so i thought it would be ok.
i've noticed lots of them just retweet physics new stories or whatever, though, or tag companies into tweets complimenting them. it feels a lot like people using twitter as a 'networking opportunity' or something like that. real shame because i feel it is probably the best online medium for communicating w/ people, and/or posting about how drunk you are
i mean, i do that on occasion i guess, when i have a problem, but otherwise ugh
you should introduce them all to linkedin
pretty sure the only time i've ever had a chat with a brand on their is when either natwest or student finance have responded to tweets i didn't even tag them in. jesus.
Are you like back on here now? how are you?
Everyone knows so much and you are all so damn young and beautiful, makes me feel like a relic.
I'm having the toughest year I can remember which in itself is kind of interesting, it's a challenge, going to survive it like I always do :)
How are things with you?
Although a massive lol at 'young and beautiful', you wee flatterer.
I second the compelling nature of this place; it's wrecking my work and yet I can't seem to stay off. Really I should get off and grow up a bit, but... nah.
Glad to hear you're getting through it. You're a beautiful soul.
This site is pretty mature really though, I mean have you seen the wider Internet?
I use one other forum that is way more mature than here but everything else is utterly awful compared to this place
feeling pretty shit about employment right now. Just got rejected after interviewing for a job that literally just required me to write the simplest set of paragraphs ever over and over for the hilton website. There were 10 jobs available. TEN. And i got rejected for it despite being able to write to a degree standard at least.
Currently working in a call centre. For the next week and a day, that is, then i'm not working anywhere at all. Also not able to fall back on parents or anything like that so i dunno what i'll do if i cant find a job after a month or two.
Yeah anyway SORRY but life sux (its okish apart from that despite not having any pals or discernible social life but i'm allowed this)
everyone on here who finished uni seems to have decided to go back to uni after not being able to find a job... feel like the student debt bubble is gonna burst in the next 5-10 years in a big way
maybe i guess. My debt's fine, it's just my employment prospects, which for various reasons are really shit (pointless degree, no social capital to speak of, no means to take unpaid internships or time to commit properly to volunteering (this last one is probably bullshit but i don't think i'm really mentally cut out for working full-time then volunteering on top)).
i mean i would say fuck capitalism but i feel like its a fatalist cop-out and i don't want to sort of undermine the legitimacy of my own emotions ya dig
I guess I'm quite lucky to have a job. Sorry also that I don't have any good advice
this is the first time i've talked about myself on dis in ages and it feels weird.
lets talk about football or wafty political theory or morally frown on a disser or something instead pls
I just want to drink beer and listen to podcasts until I'm old and desd
bit weird it took me so long to realise that but i literally don't give a shit about marxism or whatever. always been much more interested in emotion and perspective as conditioned by structure etccc.
not that you cared idk. if a revolution were ever to work though i reckon loads more people should come round to my way of thinking.
It's sort of ignoble to see people/peoples as a structure or a pattern that needs figuring out and therefore conquering (implicitly?). I don't really know if it's an age thing but I suspect as people get older they tend to soften their boundaries to this stuff, which is kinda great but also deeply sad y'know? It's like the idea of change being a line rather than a circle is the last bit of innocence to lose.
i'm pretty good. the other night i managed to pull a kind-of friend that i've always quite fancied (i scoff at veils of any thickness) and tomorrow he is moving to london. probably a good thing as it circumvents any weird emotional messiness that might have otherwise arisen. i'm still being a wee bit neurotic and overthinking the whole thing a bit but probably mostly just cos it's the first time i've gotten laid since the end of my 5-year relationship. mostly i'm just quite pleased with myself. high fives all round.
on the minus side, my boiler just broke and it's gonna be down to minus four degrees tonight :(((((
I think I'm going to be celibate now; I can't deal with emotions and my ego is super immature and easily bruised. Sounds like a good confidence booster though! (Rough fucking timing on your boiler...this week has been hella cold)
but my emotions have been surprisingly subdued as of late... actually feel like kind of a dick for not being more sad about the whole end of my 5 year relationship thing, but shouldn't complain eh
So you might as well take any day that you don't get crushed under the weight of your fears/memories/guilt/rage as a massive victory!
we don't hang out at all and you're a good disser, even if i'm not. We should hang out with that other one and i promise i wont hide behind my coat or eat all your crisps or something.
fyi other people
and yeah let's! i do keep meaning to say that we should all do something, i'm just a crap social organiser (that other one can confirm that i can't even make it into the outside world before midday). let me know when yous are free and i will stock up on crisps. also that's crap about your job situation, i'll let you know if i hear of anything going... i'm pure dreading the bit where i eventually have to emerge from the safe cocoon of academia.
so i found out today i can potentially take a sandwich year as part of my degree, as long as i can find a suitable work placement. i didn't think this was still a thing, I do a fairly vocational degree but the job market for it is shit right now.
i'm happy to go outside Edinburgh for one but realistically I'd have to look at London and I really don't want to move back there, even just for a year.
but it does feel like something i should really consider cause i don't have enough middle class privilege to do work experience over the summer like most people.
I just got tired of it. I lived there for nearly eight years!
realistically i'd be on so little income i'd end up up in a house share as grotty as the one i'm in here but in some distant part of east or south london and spend all my time on buses and just no.
But the other day I thought 'hey guntrip is older than me and is at a university'. No idea why but it gives me hope that the future could till be interesting! So cheers
Hope you're all right. Could do with this week ending to be honest. One of my colleagues at work got in a ridiculous strop today because some of us didn't want to take part in a Secret Santa, despite there being enough people who did to allow them to go ahead with it. Utterly wearysome, particularly as they're an all round good egg normally.
Pretending to be full of joy is exhausting
but things like this really start to put me off it.
I just always feel like there's a few people who thrive on the potential for perceived slights (like your secret Santa thang) in these situations that puts my back up
Spent all night in a freezing workshop trying to get a machine to work. Failed. My fingers feel like theyre going to drop off.
Kinda loving my new warehouse/office hybrid job.
Was it a.....games workshop? Ahahahahahaha I've been thinking I want to play space marine on the old 360 again, that game was pretty sweet
Not sitting down all day, but not on your feet! Thats what I think is the best balance. Ive never played it, more of a shadow of the horned rat/dark omen kinda guy
The main character dude just seemed like a massive dick...though blasting a cannon into cavalry never got old
He was just in it for the coin. Not the glory. Although on the last battle he was PISSED and says to fuck the coin, lets go for the glory. True heroic redemption in that one scene.
on my way home after a long time away. got three flights to get and just want it to be over.
You've timed that well.
and they're offering 9 people $500 to get a later one.
next one is 10 hours and a really shitey plane though. braw.
SwiftKey suggests "crash" as the next word after "plane". thanks SwiftKey.
Nothing else AFAIK
Audrey is such a babe.