Anyone else (actually, I'm assuming a lot of people are like this) afraid of never being able to accomplish your goals in comics/arts/general creative endeavours because you feel pressured to do more "practical" things first? My art/storytelling/"creative content creating" skills have barely budged for the last 3 years due to school and work and those "practical" things, and now I feel less and less attuned to my creative side.
Also thank goodness "internship hunt" season is over and I'll not have to pull my hair over it for the next four months. My stress levels have been halved. Is it just tech internships whose recruitment processes are pure, unbridled chaos or do other fields experience this bullshit as well? Granted, most companies don't do this but from a few you'll get stuff like:
Step 1. Online coding assessment or some bullshit take-home coding "assignment"
Step 2. 30-45 min. screen with a recruiter
Step 3. 1 hour coding interview
Step 4. Maybe another 1 hour coding interview, except now the interviewer has a thicc accent you can't understand but won't comment on bc you don't want to offend uwu
Step 5. Please fly into the US and come to our California HQ during the middle of your midterms, so that you may enjoy 6 hours of coding and behavioural interviews, only for us to perhaps decide we don't want you anyways
Side note, the amount of information that big tech has on you is really fucking scary. I was doing my taxes and needed to write down all dates I entered/left the US in 2018, but couldn't get a hold of all the information. Thought Google might have something since I leave my phone's Location setting on most of the time. Luckily, Google has a neato summary of every single city I've visited for the past two years, down to the minutes of hours of days I arrived at and left those cities, as well as the routes I took and whether it was by car/walking/etc. I mean, I pretty much knew it was there, but it was a bit of a shock to see it all laid out before me.