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Hallew! I'm Jack, and I'm studying history and linguistics at St. Olaf College.

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When I was working on my PhD I was afraid GRRM would finish The Winds of Winter before I finished my dissertation, because that would ruin my dissertation.

That was more than two years ago now. I earned my PhD and The Winds of Winter still hasn't come out.

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someone writing their own wikipedia to hide past crimes Show more

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history 2/2 Show more

Linguistics, PIE, velars Show more

Research query Show more

Yesterday I saw a whipped cream smudge on a friend's caf tray. I thought it looked like a dancing man, but my mom thought it looked like the backside of a prancing doggo.

Kingdom of Heaven snark, eye contact Show more

student anxieties Show more

Music recs, Classics I guess Show more

TA joys, history Show more

Welp, I slept through my first class yesterday, and my other three classes have been canceled because of road conditions. Just another lovely day in MN.

Stur Wurz Show more

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Country home
Take me road
To the long
Ivy place
Western Mama
Mountain Gina
Take the wheel
Jesus Christ

Missed my connection flight. That'll teach me to wear headphones ever again. Thankfully I've been rebooked to the next flight at 21:30, so with any luck I'll make the last bus back to campus at 23:00.

Tomorrow begins my first ever TA job. Here’s to an interesting semester!

A good feeling: realizing a film/book/other work is good and/or coming to enjoy it after initial dislike

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crude insult that made me laugh Show more

"This is it," he thought to himself at 1 in the morning. "This is the night that I won't stay up till the wee hours and feel like shit in class tomorrow!"

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