Thursday, October 7, 2010

Perfectly Mediocre

Average. Ordinary. Pedestrian. Lack-luster. Unremarkable. Middle-of-the-road. Unexceptional. Mediocre.

Story time:

Last semester I was taking a class called Watching the Suckiest Movies In The World uhm Supposed Blow Off Class Taught by Pretentious TA's Who Like to Call Movies "Films". I mean, Intro to Cinema. It was supposed to fulfill an Arts requirement. I took it because it sounded more interesting than Art History. We would watch a movie film every Monday and answer questions graded by ambitious graduate students. There were about fifteen TA's and I happened to get the future Woody Allen as mine. I would work for hours and write full paragraphs with actual sentence structure, yet the fratties that partied the night before would get a full letter grade higher than me.

It was bad, then it got worse. I declared my major and learned  I really didn't need to take the class, and if I dropped the class I would not receive a full refund.

Then it got ugly. I sent my TA an email asking what his problem was what I did not understand. Basically he said, "You didn't do anything wrong. You are just mediocre."


What a jerk. Who calls a student mediocre? When I called my parents to inform them of the fiasco, my dad basically called the TA an imbecile and said I should drop the class.

So I did.

Moral of the story? Don't call someone mediocre.

Unfortunately, I've felt pretty average lately. I've made solid B's in all of my classes that deal with design. I'm not outstanding. I'm not unique. I work hard, but it doesn't seem to matter. There's not a lot I hate more than people whining on the internet, so sorry about this. What I'm trying to say is, I just don't care anymore. Sometimes you're the greatest, and sometimes you aren't. Suck it up and move on, right? Right.

But look! This is how I feel most days after my 3 hour long drafting/freehand classes. We are learning how to use gray-scale markers, and this is my partly finished, awesomely decent, rendering. I even got some props from my sister, the family artist.

So, you are not mediocre. You just might not be the best today.


1 comment:

  1. Hannah I am very impressed with your drawing! You did a great job!!
    Patty R.