lisjjen wrote: ku1185 wrote: lisjjen wrote:
Have you ever read the book?
Nope, can't say I have.
It might make you rethink the avatar. The movie has this corny pop horror appeal to it. The book feels one hundred percent different. In the last paragraph, you realize that Easton Ellis is making a commentary on our entire generation. It's not that Patrick Bateman is some psychopath that has nothing in common with real people. Quite the opposite - we have all become sadistic and self-obsessed, willing to do anything to get ahead.
But I'm getting off thread. You mentioned going to their reception in NY. Are you based on the East Coast? If so, how does your thinking run on moving to the West Coast for LS?
hah, your description of the book reminds me of American Psycho 2: All American Girl.
I lived in New Jersey since I moved to America, and I was never more than 20 miles from NYC (except when I was in undergrad, which was more like 60 miles from NYC). To be perfectly frank, I only applied to UCLA and USC because I got fee waivers. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to visit LA in the beginning of Feb (right after my apps went out) and just fell in love. I have a lot of family out there, including my brother, and my mom wants to move out there as well. And after the most miserable winter I have ever experienced, 70 degree sunny weather was... well, I don't even know how to describe the feeling.
After I got back, I started doing a lot of research on LA schools, and the more I learned about them, the more I wanted to go. USC was particularly appealing because of one of their clinics (which is absent from other schools I'm accepted to) aligns well with my interests.
As for relocating, I know several people who moved out there from the east coast and not one of them regretted it. I'm looking forward to the change in environment =).