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Re- 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.

I ordered some stamps and stationary, does anyone want to be pen pals?

I am extremely tired and extremely stressed out but my former advisor is so close to finishing her book and I just need to format one last document and it's done!!!

I say this after spending a workday far too anxious to do much more than reread a book section for an hour

I'm honestly shocked how productive I'm being with my personal research project?

just disliked something so much I looked up the author in order to figure out if I could beat them in a fist fight or not

So far, I am not actually a fan of Jameson's writing style.

on day 3 of researching for a potential project focused on Otoro Katsuhiro's Akira :BlobCatCoffee:

Shocked!!! That my parents care more about my sister going to grad school for physical therapy than they ever did for me going to grad school!!!

Role-playing game studies 

You can download most of the chapters for the Role-Playing Game Studies handbook as author's copies. Here's a list:

I threw away my notes from my first semester of grad school the other day and it felt great

like I know I look like I'm a complete jerk when I fuck up with forms and guidelines and deadlines and make typos and whatever else that requires a million emails back and forth but like it's so hard to keep track of things and my brain just sucks at it

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how do I even learn to be good at bureaucratic interactions like I feel like that's a skill I need

guess who misread something on a thesis-related email and now looks like a huge fucking idiot and jackass because it's me and I want to cry

"Maybe I could try to revise something for publication over the summer?" I say, pretending my past two years of work wasn't just struggling to get by and entirely worthless

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having one of those days I'm bitter about the past two years being an almost total wash

"What would I say my biggest weakness is? Well, I almost threw up in public applying for this job, so..."

I have two degrees
of course I have a minimum of two years editing and writing experience why do I have to do this please just make it stop

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I hate literally everything about making resumes

Apple's hardware aesthetics have an almost terraforming effect: the sleek MacBook makes the rest of your desk look cluttered and irregular, their stores feel like alien temples you must assimilate into the customs of. I would like technology to feel more like going down to a local co-op hardware store where a lesbian sells you a hammer you will own for 30 years.

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