Covid, metaphors, sex 

So folks forming Covid bubbles are basically forming fluid-bonded polycules but with much less discussion and follow through and we don't talk about that enough.

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breaking into the Svalbard seed vault to make a true everything bagel

A wee digital divide of sorts 

Anyways, all lords are bastards.

(Srsly Wrong: 212 feedproxy.google.com/~r/SrslyW)

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A wee digital divide of sorts 

8/10 landlords I've spoken with in my remote apartment hunt presume that I have FaceTime (an Apple exclusive app) and struggle to use an alternative.

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And of course, while this is great news personally, I know that the broader outlook in academia is pretty grim. I view this opportunity as a responsibility to build community and resources that can support a more sustaining republic of letters for all.

(More on this in the coming months as certain grant decisions become public...)

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(I'll even have funding for grad students, so message me if you/someone you know is thinking of doing an MA/PhD and our research interests intersect!)

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OK, some exciting news!
They say that the job market is like a roll of the dice. I feel like I just rolled a 20.

Today I'm starting my job on the tenure track at Trent University, cross-posted between the Department of Cultural Studies & the School of the Environment.

I'm really excited to have colleagues across the Humanities/Social Sciences/STEM, to be part of a union again, and to teach and research about climate communication and the cultural politics of global warming.

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caps, the latest queer discourse 

SITUATION: A PERSON COMES OUT TO YOU AS A LESBIAN

BAD RESPONSE: ASK THEM FIFTY QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE THAT THEIR IDENTITY DOESN'T HARM THE ESSENTIAL IDEA OF LESBIANISM

GOOD RESPONSE: COOL DO YOU WANT TO HELP ME BURN THINGS DOWN

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caps, the latest queer discourse 

LITIGATING THE EXACT BOUNDARIES OF WHAT EACH QUEER IDENTITY CAN OR CANNOT DO AS AN ATTEMPT TO OBFUSCATE THE ONE THING THAT BINDS EVERY QUEER EXPERIENCE TOGETHER: ARSON

Dinner & a movie 

We miss New York edition: bodega egg & cheese + sketchy deli bar salad, to pair with Michael Clayton later tonight

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Job market (-) 

But! Now I need to figure out how to move across the country with a partner and a cat during a pandemic, I can't officially announce anything yet, and the world continues to be a garbage fire at large. I don't feel as happy as I should feel. I feel hella stressed and overwhelmed!

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So I got a tenure track job! And one with incredibly generous research support, funded in part through the Canadian government. It starts next month, but I'm not sure that means much given the pandemic. This is a huge relief and I'm very excited to join this research community.

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My hobby: dark-horse Star Trek predictions

They're all wacky and extremely unlikely

But if I make enough of them, one will be close-ish to the truth and you'll forget the others and I'll look like a prophet

So Agatha Christy slaps. Who knew? (Tons of old ladies---they knew!)

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Newer version of the 6-colour pride flag with a 5-colour chevron on the left side, including trans colours and POC colours. I like this version.

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