Assalam alaikum all!***PLEASE READ this Journal before asking about commissions! www.furaffinity.net/journal/55… ***
Officer Candidate TwilightSaint reporting from Officer Training Command!***The TL;DR: ***
-Can check DA/FA more often now
-OCS is insane and intense and awesome
So hey, I got my phone back! My whole company did! Remember when I said like yeah, we won't get them for a while. Well, it has been a while - most classes don't get them until ten weeks in. But we got them back EARLY because we EARNED it because my company and I are AWESOME! (Aaand, we killed Drill Comp. I've actually had my phone for almost the past three weeks now, and I'm just getting around to posting this. That's how busy I am.)
Feels like forever since I've been here! *peers around* How's everybody been? Done anything exciting in the past couple months? Been to any cons? Drew any sweet dragons? Jumped out of any perfectly good airplanes? Fill me in!
Also, thank you and hi to my new watchers! Sorry my pages are kind of dead at the moment, but I won't have my own laptop and tablet back until I get to flight school!
Anyway, I'm doing really well! Of course, 'wellness' is secure here at OCS, so I should really say that I'm 'surviving,' hehe. Things are as crazy as I expected and more. Our days are packed to bursting - solid PT and drill and academics and briefs, on top of personnel and room inspections, cleaning, studying, being wicked sick, running away from RDCs and DIs, getting put on our faces by RDCs and DIs, etc, from 0430 to usually 2300. We literally have...on average 5-10 minutes between activities to gather items needed, change from proper uniform to another proper uniform, and attempt to put on deodorant and wash our faces AND get from our barracks to where we need to be. Needless to say, we pretty much just run everywhere and smell funny, hahaha.
Classes are awesome. All sorts of Naval engineering and thought and fun stuff. And naval history is my favourite, of course! And what's cooler is that we're being taught by the higher-ups in our Chain of Command, including our Commanding Officer, who is awesome! He's so into the material and is so excited about it, it's hard not to get revved up just by being around him.
Our Class Team is awesome too - tough, but fair and epic. Our Drill Instructor is straight out of a movie and really pushes us to our limits in Drill and PT. And our company's Senior Chief is one of the coolest people I've ever met - he sets really high standards for us in all we do, and he holds us to them. He really wants us to be the best officers we can be, and he'll give us motivational talks every so often, and they're the best!
PT (physical training) is tough but good for me. My run time has improved by almost two minutes and I can do more sit ups than the guys, haha. I do so many push ups, my arms are freaking ripped! My goal is to score an 'Excellent' on my next PFA - I keep getting 'good,' 'good,' and 'outstanding' on my run, push ups, and sit ups respectively. I'm really close to 'excellent' and then 'maximum' for my run and sit ups.
And I need to mention this, but the Navy has the best chow! Chow time is the best, lol. The food is actually really good - like, it's real food, not cafeteria stuff. Good fish and chicken and pastas, fresh salad and fruit, epic breakfasts.
Aaand, I have dozens of crazy stories, but I'll save that for another time, hahaha. Oh, and I got my Navy nickname already! It's 'Spearhead,' which is friggin' sweet! And it fits me, too, since Muzafr's head is so spiny and her horns are like spears. Get it? Hahaha! It's going to be on my class t-shirt WHICH, by the way, I got to design! B). So it's gonna be the freaking best design OCS has ever seen, of course. We get to wear them when we're CandiOoooos, can't wait!
And I have been doing art! Not too much - mainly nice pen drawings in between classes and then doodles in my notes. Mainly been working on little anatomy thumbnails of dragons and various critters in the doodles, and characters and dinosaurs for my finished pen drawings. Gah, I miss my laptop and Cintiq so bad! I've been doing so many sketches I want to finish up and new creatures and designs I want to add colour to, grr!
Aaand, I'll stop there. XD. If anyone has any questions just about the OCS experience or even advice if you'll be doing the Navy thing soon yourself, hit me up! And of course, art and character and general questions are always welcome! If you want more info, (like you're considering OCS,) note me! Or check out the Navy OCS site - you can literally read about all the training and watch a video about it. Yep, a video. That's how 'classified' OCS is, hehe.
Before I forget and before anyone asks! I am planning on going to Anthrocon again this year! I will update with more info on that when I can. Just have the Navy to focus on before I get too wrapped up in that. Y'know, the whole military thing kinda has me busy.
So yah! I'm still alive and kicking ass, hooyah!
Two block, FOXTROT!
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