Re-#Introduction for the wave of new folks?
I'm a masters student and TA in communication and rhetorical studies, currently finishing up a thesis using methods from discourse analysis to examine how identities--in particular, gendered identities--are constructed, applied, and disputed on 4chan's /r9k/ board. Coming soon, to a Proquest near you.
In general, my interests revolve around: new materialism, post- humanism, internet studies, and discourse analysis.
I don't bite. Well, sometimes.
Roommate story Show more
This morning, I woke up to a Very Angry text from my roommate. He wanted to know why I used his tooth brush to clean the couch.
Come to find out, my roommate uses the EXACT SAME kid of toothbrush as my household cleaning toothbrush and its bristle are blown the fuck out--ALMOST AS IF SOMEONE HAD USED IT FOR HOUSEHOLD CLEANING TASKS MULTIPLE TIMES--and he stores it RIGHT NEXT TO MINE with all my stuff for some reason, so, I just assumed it was mine...
Roommate story Show more
Like, I assume, most people, I have an old toothbrush I use for cleaning stuff, like spot cleaning stuff with baking soda or scrubbing my boots or, whatever needs a little brush, y'know? It's a green little Oral-B looking guy. Pretty normal toothbrush, by all accounts.
Last night, I decided to spot clean some Suspicious Stains on my roommate's couch in the living room since we're having a party, so I grabbed my cleaning brush and went to town...
@Dialectrical Everything works as far as I can tell but I will never get over this and will probably feel bad every time I have to press those keys
Mope Show more
I know I should be excited that my thesis is as done as it's gonna get, but I'm really disappointed in myself and hate the work I did.
Mental health Show more
I really don’t like that grad school has turned my memory into a minefield where if I accidentally remember an interaction with a professor or think about something that I might have to do in the future my mood spirals completely out of control and I’m out of commission for most of the day
[MA: Communication and Rhetoric | Interests: online identity, harassment, memes, social movements | Dungeon Master]
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