Master's, applications 

I've put this on my home instance, but really -

If you've read the article(s) on the terrible human toll of moderating Facebook, it's easy to be horrified and stay horrified, or pat yourself on the back for getting out of there

On Mastodon, real people are looking after the communities you're in and it is not easy work!

Please support your admin :blobpats:

:CoffeePot: If you're reading this from, you could buy a coffee for @socrates at

Teaching performance studies is kind of an endless cycle, where we always come back around to drag queens.

And I think that’s beautiful 😭

If anyone wants to read my research paper on antisemitism and sexism within the tropes of the vampire and witch, hit me up. I could use feedback.

Why is every academic paper on the connection between antisemitism and neopaganism behind a paywall? What am I supposed to cite? Tumblr posts?

I'm on the hunt for another article! This one is “The Borrowed Identity: NeoPagan Reactions to the Jewish Roots of Christianity” by Shmuel Almog. If anyone is able to pass it along to me, let me know! As it is I can't afford the ebook it's published in and waiting for a used copy to be delivered would mean I wouldn't have time to actually write the essay.

“$70 isn’t that much.” is honestly not the response you should be giving when asked how students struggling financially will be able to afford the mandatory digital textbook


Doctor mention 

Y'all are smart valid people, and I believe in all y'all nerds.

@derflauschigstefuchs That's frustrating! I know that feminist psychoanalysis goes in some cooler directions than Freud/Lacan did on their own, but most of what I've read focused on The Dudes more-so than the feminists--if you get the chance, could you send me the reading list?

@derflauschigstefuchs It was historically important for a handful of reasons, but also for contemporary scholarship gives a set of tools for approaching psychology in non-biological ways, which can be a pretty good thing. It's also a starting point for getting into affect theory, which is kind of cool sometimes.

...but you can also just sidestep the entire thing through Foucault and be pretty alright.

I do not understand psychoanalysis, nor do I understand why it matters.


mutual aid, right wing mention 

‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article:
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.

The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report:

if you think that the solution to artists' poverty is to scream at people not to steal books/music/films/etc, not only are you incredibly misguided, you're outing yourself as an absolutely worthless analyst of capitalism


For anyone entering college, if you have the money to invest in an e-reader, I highly recommend it. I saved a couple hundred dollars on books alone this semester, and the weight and size of my device is SO much more satisfying than carrying hefty tomes in my bookbag.

You can get fairly cheap Kindle models on Amazon, but if you're not chill with the labor exploitation (hey, me too!), I use a Kobo and absolutely adore it.

You: I think the coffee maker is broken.
Me: Boost the confinement beam.
You: What? That's not...
Me: Transfer auxiliary power to shields.
You: You can't just say random-
Me: Run a level three diagnostic on the deflector array.
You: (sobbing) Stop...
Me: Make it so.

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