pix wrote:i'm fuckin applying to grad school right this second and cass being a dick (cass you're my boy) isn't gonna make me rethink my life. i want to go, i think it'll be good for my writing (and for me) knowing i thrive in that communal, expectations-driven environment. i don't really care if the piece of paper i end up with is gonna leave me with the same job prospects that i have now as long as i come out a better person and writer. NAH I MEAN? myth, cass is just mad his "castmember" script hasn't been picked up yet. (no joke cass, i think we should write a pilot script together or something hahah).
That's why I wouldn't tell you not to go. As long as you have a good reason to, don't expect a career out of it, and are okay with the financial handicap you're giving yourself, it's fine. This is particularly true for a fine arts degree, where school basically gives you a chance to focus all your time
on making things
pix wrote:hahahah is it weird that this means more to me than anything my dad could ever say to me? thanks, man. i think i've gotten way better over the past few months. i've been writing quite a bit. also, i'm applying to u of o so put in a good word for me.
UO has a solid creative writing program. I split my time pretty evenly between hanging out with academics and MFAers. Lots of opportunities to get drunk in someone's attic and read poems and short stories to each other. Try to score a GTF gig out of the gate, or beginning of second year at the latest. You'll meet a nice mix of people from Creative Writing, English, Philosophy, History, Media Studies, Folklore, etc. that way. Otherwise the MFA tends to be pretty insular.