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I probably should vent; the anticipation is killing me. I don’t know if Disney writes people back to let them know they didn’t get the job nor were considered. Or how long I should wait until I know for a fact that I wasn’t considered.

Well, the jobs I applied for, all three of them are still on their Careers board. And it’s like 90% of the things they need in jobs I don’t have experience in. But I have loads of other experience that can cross over. For instance, they want someone with Java experience, but mine is more with .NET, so it’s different, but doesn’t mean I can’t learn Java.

There is a position in the animation department of their Studio that works in the pipeline. Whoa ho ho, man that would be so sweet to work with the animation team. I have no idea if I’ll fit the part because of my lack of experience with animation. But I can do reports and database and scripting, which are other things they need. So maybe I don’t fit all the desirables, but I’m strong in areas that balance well.

I’m somewhat irked that I seemed to have studied the wrong subjects in school. I mean, had I gone art and animation, I may have better chances, but then again, I’m a programmer so that’s not all bad. Again, haven’t heard either way, but the wait is not too fun. I do have a stable job, but the chance for advancement is almost nill, and at Disney, I’d probably have the same level of challenge if not more, and I could handle it. Why oh why did I study Physics in my undergrad. How can that even apply in this field?

Now I wonder and keep going through interview situations in my head. Are they more influenced by someone who is really out of themselves, and fun (which I can and will be if given the opportunity)? Or would they rather have someone who lines up 100% to their requirements? I can’t say how fun and team-oriented others are, but competition sucks. I’m going against others who may be getting their dream job. I’m good in a lot of things, but I’m no genius. Well, if you count SQL and Oracle, I’m pretty close. But animation, drawing, I suck. Well, not exactly suck, but on a scale of 1-10 I’d probably be a 5 sucky. Just need to put my mind to it, and I can draw some good stuff.

I used to be able to draw really well, but I have since gotten rusty. Now I’m trying with Bolt. I want to draw him in any position without having to reference him. And he doesn’t appear to be a very complicated character, but my proportion is so off. Each time is like a different character.

*breathes* I just don’t know if I can be that social butterfly, the out of myself, full of pep, fun Disney style in an interview if I ever get one. I keep doubting myself because I don’t have all the requirements. But I visualize myself interviewing and actually getting the job. It will be tough, but well worth it either way. *sighs* maybe it wasn’t meant for me to work for Disney. I don’t know.

Now, regarding the movie Bolt, I must be a sucker for feeling sadness because when I've watched Bolt the last 2 times, I come away feeling a bit sad as it ends. And the scene where they were playing that song "Barking at the Moon" with the line "that home belongs to you" made me tear up because I'd rather be at Bolt's home than my own (if he were real). It's very mixed emotions I have, and they'll last the next few days I'm sure. Bolt is finally happy, and I'm sad. What strangeness ensues. I actually shed a few tears this time in the movie.

But I must be a sucker for feeling sadness because when I've watched this, I come away feeling a bit sad as it ends. And the scene where they were playing that song "that home belongs to you" made me tear up because I'd rather be at Bolt's home than my own (if he were real). It's very mixed emotions I have, and they'll last the next few days I'm sure. Bolt is finally happy, and I'm sad. What strangeness ensues. I actually shed a few tears this time in the movie.

A FEW SPOILERS BELOW:

When Mittens the cat was teaching Bolt how to play, and they were traveling in the rain, I teared up a bit to "that home belongs to you" song.

When Bolt's lightning-bolt wore off in the rain and he had his tongue out all happy, I teared up.

I felt for Bolt coming back finding the 2nd replacement Bolt.

The studio fire had me tear up a bit as well when Bolt laid next to Penny.

And the end when Bolt could finally be a dog. That always gets the waterworks going.

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Bolt Intent

April 2009

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