Sep '06 - Dec '06
Almost all of the second year studios have a review today. Since first year at Syracuse is all about the hand-drawing and the model building, most of us are doing plots for the first time. I've never used a large format plotter before this review, and it's one of two major reviews that my studio is having this semester.
So you can probably figure out how I feel about the plot monitor that was supposed to be there all day yesterday not showing up at all. At all.
He was supposed to work 9am to 1pm, and then again 5pm to 11pm. I noticed he wasn't there for the morning shift, but didn't think much of it because usually this guy doesn't show up for the Sunday morning shift. Annoying, but deal-withable. What I didn't notice was that he was also scheduled to work Sunday night, so when I went to start plotting at 5:20, my life pretty much ended.
My big problem was that my computer knowledge was not broad enough to give me the effect i wanted without montaging the plots onto hand drawings, so I had to do test prints to make sure they came out, and the other plot monitor offering to show up between 10 and 11 pm wasn't going to help me with that.
My studio partner (thank god) brought in backup and got her friend in here to help me solve every single computer issue between 5:30 and 10 so that I could just run the plots right at 10. He saved my life, but the five-hour long nervous breakdown that I went through during that time is thus far unmatched by any other breakdowns architecture school has caused me.
And in all honesty, the school's going to need to call for witness protection for the guy who didn't show up, because so many of us needed the plot room last night and we all know who he is and where to find him. He will be fired, and hopefully he will never get another job. Honestly, I'm so angry at this guy. He has most definitely fucked with the wrong group of people.
Anyway, these are my friends. Mario, Luigi, Ostro, Princess, Pidget, Koopa, Troopa, and Zelda.