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Can I just say one thing?


Because I am sleepy and bored today:

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious but you have no idea about, or something obscure you just have to know. Ask away. All topics, within reason, are open for discussion.

Date: 2012-11-07 04:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] havocthecat
So, why did you decide to go to law school anyway? (I've had two people in the past week suggest I go to law school when I said I was thinking about getting a paralegal certificate. Neither of those people were lawyers.)

Date: 2012-11-07 05:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
In a nutshell, I was about to graduate with a useless degree in Latin and had absolutely no employable skills, so law school seemed like the only logical step forward. I have since discovered that 99% of law students become law students for the exact same reason.

Seriously, that's really it. I didn't know what to do with my life, and I had watched a lot of SVU.

In a weird way, I feel like law school is something I had to go through, no way around it, because in 2003 I applied to the University of Hong Kong's LLB program and got accepted. I turned it down (to study fucking Latin) and my parents have never forgiven me for it. So 4 years later, I applied on a whim (I only applied to ONE school and I didn't even have to fucking take the LSATs! So serious was my quest for legal knowledge!) about 2 weeks before the deadline and I got in. I knew this time, I couldn't get out of it.

And now here we are.

Date: 2012-11-07 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threeguesses.livejournal.com
On a related note: how bad IS law school, exactly?

Date: 2012-11-07 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
Ever heard of death by a thousand cuts? It was a method of torture and execution used in Ancient China, whereby a person was killed by using a knife to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time. It's called death by a thousand cuts.

That's how bad law school is.

Date: 2012-11-07 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] threeguesses.livejournal.com
OKAY COOL. Just wanted to confirm.

Date: 2012-11-08 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
I feel like I should elaborate a little, since I replied under the heavy influence of alcohol and drugs. (Well, Ambien and Xanax.)

In a way, law school is the worst parts of having a baby, without the actual cool part of HAVING A BABY. Let's see:

- you get fat, because you are suddenly glued to your seat 12 hours a day to study the shit out of your brains
- you are mind-numbingly exhausted all the time
- you get really emotional, frequently lapsing into crying jags and fits of rage, occasionally at the same time
- your life is no longer yours
- you read relentlessly only to find out you don't know what the SHIT you're doing
- nobody can ever agree on an answer for any of your questions
- you spend all your time and money on an abstract concept that is supposed to better your life in some way (it does not)

On the up side, unlike having a kid, law school does end.

Working in a law firm? That's a whole different and even more tragic/ridiculous story.

Date: 2012-11-07 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madcap-shiny.livejournal.com
Top five places you'd like to live (or at least visit) and why!! (I'd use this as an opportunity to say you should totally come hang out in Illinois with me but there is fucking nothing going on in my college's town so I won't inflict that kind of boredom on you.)

Date: 2012-11-08 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
I have a thing for small towns in the US and driving down (or, well, being driven down) highways so YOU NEVER KNOW. I sometimes consider going on a road trip across the United States, but then I remember my pea-sized bladder and impatience for sitting in a car for hours. I wouldn't make a good Winchester, I'm telling you.


1. Visit/Live - New York - because of ALEX CABOT (and because I actually have friends there)
2. Visit/Live - Richmond, British Columbia - it's the closest thing to Hong Kong, but with clean air, space, sockeye salmon, and the Food Network
3. Visit - Okinawa, Japan - because I need to write a fic about Emily Prentiss's dead fetus issues
4. Visit - Washington, D.C. - for fic-related purposes, seriously
5. Visit - Saskatchewan, Canada - to prove that it is actually exists and is not just something Canada made up for its map

Date: 2012-11-07 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annapie.livejournal.com
I never understood about your name... are you Stephanie? Josephine? Lorelai Gilmore?

Date: 2012-11-08 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
I'm Stephanie who went by Josephine for a period of time during high school due to the abundance of Stephanies and my peers needed a way to differentiate me from the others. I had to go back to my real name for law school and work, because it's my real name. I think the only people these days who call me Jo are people from high school and the interwebs.

Date: 2012-11-07 11:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mayireadtoday.livejournal.com
If you were at some event and were seated at a table with an actress, who would you want it to be?

Date: 2012-11-08 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
Linda Chung. Because whilst I adore her, I would not be star-shocked into complete, idiotic silence as I would in front of other actresses, say SM or LG or PB. Also, I could bring up during smalltalk how I dream-devirginized her.

Date: 2012-11-09 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
Google her. She's a B-list actress here who is unbearably cute, can't sing for shit, and whom I once devirginized in a dream.

Date: 2012-11-10 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hostile-driver.livejournal.com
So, here's my question: what will it take to get you to chuck it all and move to NYC? Or, at least, take a secondment on my side of the globe?

Date: 2012-11-11 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
Probably winning the lottery or getting married to a mega rich person who lives in NYC and doesn't require me to sign a pre-nup. Other than that I don't see how it's feasible for me to live and/or work in NYC, much as I would like being near SM you. Secondment will never happen because our NYC office only does tax shit and I don't know anything to do with US taxes, what with not being a US tax lawyer and all.


Date: 2012-11-11 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcdoh1902.livejournal.com
why can't you visit San Francisco, dammit?

Date: 2012-11-11 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wizened-cynic.livejournal.com
It's too fucking far away. I actually want to go to L.A. now to see the Thrilling Adventure Hour, but that's never going to happen, because I hate traveling and also it is so fucking far away.

On another note, [livejournal.com profile] omiceti and I had ice cream at Sogo today after buying clothes at Uniqlo and then we had gai daan jai and I seriously am telling you this just to make you really fucking jealous.
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