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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.

"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

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

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.

given how frequently my online interactions turn into me repeatedly asking the other person for clarification or why they think I'm talking about X when I'm talking about Y I'm starting to think that maybe I have no idea how to talk to people

I'm going to be moving to LA in three days!!!!! Aaaaaa!!!!!

it is very likely going to cost me my entire last pay check to move my boxes across the country this sucks

packing up to move across the country is total bullshit

"ACADEMIA IS NOT A FAN CLUB*"

(*but you can still have fan clubs in academia)

I like Foucault because he's got really high defense and has a good move set.

Someone on my thesis asked me what my "favorite theory of identity" was, like scholarship is some kind of Pokemon game where you have your favorite little critters and you send them off to do battle for you

A big neon sign above the entrance of every humanities building everywhere: "ACADEMIA ISN'T A FAN CLUB"

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I very much want to start writing another D&D adventure even though I definitely do not have the time, energy, or group for it right now

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