It’s Never Too Late To Reconsider…

In lieu of real content, I couldn’t help but try the meme that’s bouncing around the academic blogosphere (seen first at Dr. Crazy’s). It’s an odd list for someone who has spent a decade reading and writing about literature, no?

  1. Website Designer
  2. Desktop Publisher
  3. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
  4. Animator
  5. Fashion Designer
  6. Multimedia Developer
  7. Costume Designer
  8. Anthropologist
  9. Computer Animator
  10. Graphic Designer
  11. Artist
  12. Communications Specialist
  13. Activist
  14. Print Journalist
  15. Critic

The closest any of these get to what I actually do, or am trained to do, is #15; I suppose a good deal of my career is wrapped up in being a critic. What’s surprising here is the consistent underlying aesthetic theme. Graphic designer, fashion designer, artist, cartoonist, etc. As the girl who is consistently assigned as a team handicap in Pictionary, I can attest to my inability to pull these off. And it doesn’t get much better when we move into the technological dimension; I can only imagine what anyone who’s seen my pathetic attempts at coding would have to say about the first job on this list. What’s clear is the way that the test is loaded,  It doesn’t ask what you’re good at/bad at, but rather what you like/dislike.

The end result of this test? I shouldn’t quit my day job.

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