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Ni hao!

So I'm in China again, just in time for the World Expo in Shanghai! I'm here working but there is plenty of time for play as well. However, Tony couldn't come with me this time and without him here, I lack the motivation to go out exploring. I'd really love to just sleep, since I don't get much of that at home!

Really though, as much as I love the VA work, and even did some directing on the fly today, I'm really enjoying being away from it full-time. Sometimes you just need a break, even from things that you love. Regardless of how kick-ass many people feel my job is, it has it's downsides. The politics. The not-knowing-if-I-have-another-contract-coming-up. The silent campaigning to go to conventions. The not-so-silent campaigning by some. Divas.

I thought that this trip would solidify my desire to absolutely return to the job ASAP, but I think it is doing the opposite. OK, maybe not the full opposite. Perhaps a better statement would be that this trip is solidifying for me the things I love and hate about the biz, and giving me a clearer picture of the mentality I want to have whenever I do go back. This is thanks in part to a fellow VA's recent journal entry. Her attitude about work reminds me of the way I used to feel when I first began. The joy and the gratefulness. So thanks Alexis, if you read this ;-)

I know I definitely miss FMA though! I miss working on it, I miss directing it... but my wonderful boss sent me DVD's to watch!! YAY! Maybe I'll go watch them right now ;-)

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teamspyder
May. 29th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
It's so good to hear from you Cait. :) I WISH you were in town so you could come to my graduation party next month. You meant (and still do) a lot to my years growing up spiritually and mentally.

Enjoy yourself traveling and doing the things you REALLY love. At least with this, you can get rid of the negativity that comes with showbiz and concentrate on things that matter. Who knows. With you being out of the country, I might cross paths with you after I graduate. :3 Take care and peace easy!

Shaun
kirbopher
May. 29th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
I hear ya. Now that I'm in I'm only just learning about said politics from various experiences. S'not pretty and definitely takes a lot of the fun out of it. You've been doing this quite a while though, so I'd think it's definitely helped along the way. Really enjoying Brotherhood thus far, excellent job to you and Mike as usual. :]
zrana
May. 30th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Wondered where you'd go to finish with Winry recording and such. CHINA! Nifty.

While I'm not surprised about Diva stuff, it's interesting seeing it actually SAID. I guess any job with people and egos (popular/justified or not, there's a certain amount of class that should be exercised in any profession) there will be politics. =/ Especially when it's with a media that, if there's only a limited number of titles available to work on, there's only so many parts available (cast or staff) for work. More frowny-"meh" face. =/

Breaks are good. Perspective is REALLY good.

Hearing from you is really really REALLY good! Yay for DVDs! I totally need to pick up the blue rays now that I have a PS3! (I admit to still cheating to watch, and I'm behind even with that, but I'm determined my first anime with have more shelf mates in the coming year!)

OMG NEXT MONTH IS THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE MANGA AND ALSO THE LAST EPISODE IN JAPAN OF BROTHERHOOD TOO! It's eeeeennnnnddddiiiiinnnnnggggg. ;_; Arakawa handed over a 150 pages for the last chapter, so the anime people might show some stuff in that mega chapter before the chapter comes out, but they're supposed to finish at the same time. Wow. I've mixed emotions in the stories ending in both forms. Lived with it so long after all... The Elric boys have been giving heart attacks. Thankfully the dub will sustain me for a bit. And I'll stop fan-gasming now.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 18th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
My dear daughter-in-law
Texas is anxious to see you again! I bet you can't wait to shop in Walmart, right?! Whatever you need...I have an empty suitcase for you so just bring necessary items in something small...And take back LOTS! (like ro-tel and Velveeta!)
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