My job involves an unbelievably large amount of reading and writing. I had no idea before I set down this career parth how many books, scripts, treatments, graphic novels, and the like I'd have to consume. And my job is not only to consume these materials, but also to articulate my thoughts in a precise and engaging fashion. I feel as though studying English at Duke gave me an instant advantage over my competition when I got to LA. I also feel more well read than most in my field. For example, right now I am reading a fantasy comic that takes place in a world in which a man is stuck in a world comprised entirely of places derived from famous novels. If I hadn't taken Victorian Lit, I never would have caught on to the fact that Lizzie Hexam is the name of the heroine from Charles Dickens' 'Our Mutual Friend'. And because I have this wealth of knowledge I am all the better at my job. And for that I am fortunate.