Being an Artist These Days

A hypertext narrative by

Kelly-Ann Girard

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Word count: 2671

Choice count: 59

Section count: 38

Image count: 38

Error count: 21

Field Related Analysis:

Education : 27 matches (CEGEP, School, absenteeism, choice, classes, diploma, don, failed, field, first, high school, learn, mark, marks, options, project, school, semester, social, specific, student, students, teach, teacher, training, university, vacation)

Tourism : 23 matches (Art museum, Contract, Deal, Expose, Human, Let's Go, Museum, Opportunity, Program, Resources, Restaurant, bit, contract, field, multiple, option, pass, program, rules, sitting, stop, train, vacation)

Computer Science : 16 matches (bit, call, choice, field, group, HOOD, list, mark, mask, medium, name, News, pass, session, smart, store)

Target Structure:

internship (12 matches)

sexual harassment (1 match)


Being an Artist These Days

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You're now finish.

You just finished your high school program and you need to choose were you want to go before you enjoy your vacation. You have the choice between Cegep of Saint-Hyacinthe or Cegep of Montreal...Or you can just give up on school and be a rebel.

Choice 1 : You make a great choice and you go at Cegep of Saint-Hyacinthe

Choice 2 : You want something new and go to Montreal.

Choice 3 : You don't give a **** about school and quit.

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Now this is more specific.

Congratulations! You have been accepted at the Cegep of Saint-Hyacinthe. You're now in the good way, but you have to choose your program. You need to hurry before all places are gone!

Choice 1 : Visual Arts

Choice 2 : Social Science

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Maybe not...

Congratulations, you played yourself! This is not your hood, this school is too intelligent for you and not creative enough. What were you thinking bro? You should go home and think a little bit about your life!

Choice 1 : Go home and think about your life.

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Stupid choice.

Great choice! You were stupid to choose this option. You're now going to work at Mac Donald's all your life and be alone with a lot of a lot. Well, you are lucky, life give you a second opportunity to have a better life, take it!

Choice 1 : Have a second chance!

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Visual Arts, you choose.

Well-done young Padawan! This is your thing. You can now start on the right way! You will love your program and learn How to do well at school. Now you need to choose what you're going to buy for your school supplies.

Choice 1 : You follow the list that your teacher gave you.

Choice 2 : You don't buy anything because you're a poor student.

Choice 3 : You decide to try something new and buy pigments.

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Social Science right?

This program is not your cup of tea but you're not bad at it. You have some friends and your marks are pretty good. You're in the first part of the session so if you want to change your program it's now or never.

Choice 1 : Maybe I should go with my first choice: visual arts!

Choice 2 : No, I don't want to change anything.

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The good student.

It's always smart to follow the rules instead of doing what you want. Now that you have your stuff, you can begin your classes on the right way! For the first art project, you need to find a Partner to work with. You don't talk to stranger so maybe it's going to be difficult. The choice goes between the girl who is sitting right next to you or the beautiful person in front of you.

Choice 1 : You choose the girl!

Choice 2 : You choose the pretty person!

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You need to do something!

If you don't have money, maybe you should think about getting a job to earn some money. That's your choice! Either you get a job or you deal with it and go to school without any supplies.

Choice 1 : You decide to finally get a job.

Choice 2 : You just take a piece of paper and a pencil.

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Unfortunately, you forgot to put your mask on and inhale the binder you use. This is very Dangerous for your lungs and your brain. The substance gave you brain and lunges cancer. You're going to die in 2 months sorry for you!

Choice 1 : Game over. Start again.

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Find a job.

Good news, you have been selected for two jobs and you have to choose between working at a four stars restaurant or be in a bookstore. Now that you can now have a job and earn some money, you can go to the store and buy some supplies. You can choose where you want to have an on-the-job training and go back to buy your things!

Choice 1 : Go work at this awesome restaurant.

Choice 2 : Go work to the bookstore.

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No supplies?

Just a pencil and a piece of paper? Seriously? You're not going to win with this. You had nothing for your supplies, so you couldn't do the art work and you failed all of your classes. Great job! Go back and think about this stupid decision.

Choice 1 : Change your idea.

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You choose the girl!

This girl looked smart so you think this is a great choice. She's going to be a good partner to work with. Her name is Camille and she's new to the program like you. You have developed a really good relation and she became your best friend. Cegep has pass so fast, you now decide to go to university. You can follow Camille or go on your own way.

Choice 1 : Go with the university.

Choice 2 : Follow your best friend.

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You choose the pretty person!

You don't really know if it's a good idea but anyway, it's going to be fun to work with a beauty like this! Now that you have to work to have two options. Either you forget his/her wonderful face or you keep staring at him/her and enjoy his/her pretty brown eyes.

Choice 1 : Go back to work.

Choice 2 : Keep staring at him/her.

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Continue with your first choice.

This wasn't a bad choice my friend! You did pretty good during your two years in cegep and you now decide to go to university in the same road that you did. So, you need to choose your career. You can become a psychologist or a science teacher.

Choice 1 : Psychologist!

Choice 2 : You choose teacher.

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Well, you have a lot of ambitions in life but for this job you need a Ph.D. and you didn't know that. You decided to quit school after 2 years in university and you're now in a little company working with people you don't like and a boss who makes sexual harassment on you. You will hate this place for the rest of your life.

Choice 1 : Game over. Start again.

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This job was in your mind since secondary school but you didn't which subject you wanted to teach. If you're good in sciences, why not choosing this? You now have a place in a little school near where you live, you have a good salary. Now this part of your life is don, you need to think about your family. Do you want a girlfriend and some kids?

Choice 1 : You prefer to stay alone and do your things.

Choice 2 : You always wanted to have your own family.

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On your own.

You always did things on your own. You prefer to live alone, be concentrate on your job and that's acceptable! You will have a great career with good salary and good comments on your way to teach. People and students at school appreciates you a lot, but you don't really have friends. So, unfortunately, you will become old and then die alone, nobody will be there to help you when you're going to be sick and no one is going to say goodbye to you for the last time. This is the end.

Choice 1 : Start again.

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Family life.

This is a great choice. You're going to be in god company all your life. You have everything you ever wanted or almost. Occasionally, you think about the choice you made in cegep and maybe you would like to go back and make something different. You can choose to stay with this happy life, your girlfriend and your kids or go back and choose something different.

Choice 1 : Go back and choose Visual Arts.

Choice 2 : Keep this life.

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This is your life!

You choose to keep this happy life with your family. That's a good idea. You will be happy and grateful for this wonderful life and die in peace with your family around you.

Choice 1 : Start again.

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Go with the university.

Choosing a good school is more important to you than follow your best friend for fun. So, you're now in one of the best universities in the country and you're really happy that you're almost over school. Time past and you're already finish! You have now your diploma and ready for your internship at an art museum.

Choice 1 : Let's go, you can't wait anymore!

Choice 2 : You're not sure, maybe you shouldn't go.

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Go with your best friend.

Having good relations is important to you so, you follow your friend. Camille will always be there for you and you'll always be there for her. This is your last project in University so you have to choose what you will present with her.

Choice 1 : Let's make a painting!

Choice 2 : Let's make a sculpture!

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Let's go work!

You went back to work but you worked so hard compare to this bad partner. You almost failed this project, so you decide to change your partner and go in another team. That was the best choice you made, you finished your cegep in the right way and you can now go to university! This is your internship coming next week.

Choice 1 : Join the internship.

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Keep staring at him/her.

You can't look away from him/her, this person is so pretty that you forgot to do the teamwork and you failed the project. Your partner had decided to find someone else to work with and you're now alone for the rest of you semester. Now that you're finished, it's time to go to university.

Choice 1 : You choose your university and now have an intership.

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You need to think about it.

This is really fast and you don't know where you want to go so you say no. This was a very bad choice because you applied to other universities and you had no positive answer. So, you're not going to university this year. After this cool year without school, you decided to stay in vacations and to not return to school. Maybe, you will find a job one day.

Choice 1 : Start again.

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So excited!

You're so excited about this internship! You have been waiting for this for so long. You want to see the place where you're going to learn and meet people you will work with during all this time. You hope they are good partners.

Choice 1 : The internship.

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You're not sure.

Why this hesitation? Absenteeism is not a good start my dear, this is not how you do to grow up in what you do! Stop asking so many questions and go to this internship to learn!

Choice 1 : Go to the internship.

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The internship.

You're now about starting your internship in Visual art. You're in a big group but you're able to be unique and original compare to the others. You learn a lot of things and you really like what you're doing. You're sure that you want to stay in this field for your future, so you need to decide your job more specifically. You can be a teacher, an artist, a communicator in visual arts or give classes of art therapy.

Choice 1 : Be a teacher.

Choice 2 : Be an artist.

Choice 3 : Be in visual arts communications.

Choice 4 : Give art therapy.

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Let's make a painting!

Painting is your strength. This type of medium is easy to use and not too long to do. Now choose the composites of your project. Will you choose to work with acrylic? It dries really quick but details and degraded are not the best. Or will you choose to take oil paint that takes longer to dry but apply better and make unbelievable degraded and details.

Choice 1 : You take acrylic.

Choice 2 : You take oil paint.

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Let's make a sculpture!

Sculpture is not the easiest thing for you but you're welling to try something new. You are going to work hard for this project but you will achieve it with a pretty good mark. In addition, an artist saw your work and loved it! He called you to offer you a contract with him. Do you accept this giant opportunity?

Choice 1 : You accept.

Choice 2 : You decline.

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You take acrylic.

Acrylic is a good medium but not the best. You did great anyway and finish with a mark of 78%. You pass your classes and you're now available for university! Let's go train for your future career!

Choice 1 : Go to your first internship.

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You take oil paint.

This is the best choice you could make. Oil paint gives wonderful results and your painting is so great that your teacher gave you 97%. You did pass your classes and a university approached you to ask if you want to study at their school. What is your answer?

Choice 1 : You need to think about it.

Choice 2 : You say yes!

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You say yes!

Lucky! There's a university that accepted you. You will enter and learn about art and your future career. But now for, you will have an internship to see what it's like to be in the art field.

Choice 1 : Go to your internship.

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You accept.

This contract will lead you to so much more. Your career is not what you thought but it is pretty big at the moment. You are going to expose many collections in different museums around the world and your art will be right by some of the biggest artist in the world. This sculpture wasn't a bad idea after all.!

Choice 1 : Start again.

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You decline.

This was the chance of your life and you decline it? Well, that's your choice but now you have to create your own career. Continue school and hope for the best.

Choice 1 : Continue to university.

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Be a teacher.

This is a great job! You love it, you love your students and they love you too. Your colleagues are awesome accept for David who made a lot of problems. The school had to call Human Resources to resolve the problem. Now he's pretty calm and don't really talk. Your career is on the good way so, you start thinking about your own family. You want to find a great boyfriend to have kids with!

Write a choice here.

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Be an artist.

This is a nice job but in art you need a lot of connections and that's hard. You will need multiple years but you will do it. You will find your place with a lot of luck. You make a lot of money and a lot of people loves your work. You will marry another artist that you met in one of your expositions and you will be very happy with him. You will create art together and become a solid team.

Choice 1 : Start again.

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Be in visual arts communications.

This is a job you like because you can see a lot of different types of art and you can travel everywhere. You love to travel, meet new people and new place. This job is always about the change and the new. That's why you don't have time for a couple and a family life. So, you will stay alone, but you have all the people that you met during your work around you. You will live greatful and happy.

Choice 1 : Start again.

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Give art therapy.

Your generosity goes first. During all you life you will help people with your art therapy and they all appreciate your classes. You are not going to have a family, you prefer to help other before thinking about your life. This generosity will help you a lot. You will live a wonderful life and love your job.

Choice 1 : Start again.

The End.