I like writing a lot, so I've been thinking of making a blog where I write stuff about random thoughts about academic topics (obviously my specialties in linguistics and musicology mostly, but also about anything else). It'd help with research too.

I just need to get over the intimidation that, since I'm still an undergraduate, I'm still green compared to the much older and well-studied folks. I don't mind being wrong, but I worry about looking like an upstart brat talking out of her rear ><;;

I've been through a number of application processes and the way of doing it for undergrad is...so *incredibly* different from applying to graduate programs, especially humanities. I feel a bit worried about this, to be honest, mainly because I don't have a lot of precedent among friends and family, so it's a lot of "...Am I doing this right? I think this is how you do it? Boy, I hope this is how you do it."

I also have some degree of background in computer programming, and while I realized I'm probably much more attuned to humanities, I know just enough to be able to use Mastodon, or something 🤣

(And yes, that is indeed my real name)

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Hi! I'm Crystal and I'm a graduated linguistics major from UCLA, with a love of humanities.

I'm also a prospective graduate student for musicology, hoping to study indie music in East Asian countries, and am currently looking for research experience (if anyone out there needs an assistant, for humanities research of every kind -- especially if music related -- please hit me up, I'm available :P)

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