shi-saa · 3 days
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Winter, 1931-1932 The diary of Anaïs Nin 1903-1977
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keepthisholykiss · 2 days
Dracula Daily Research Survey for Upcoming Conference
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Hello internet friends! I come to you yet again, hat in hand, to request your input on your experience with Dracula Daily. If you read Dracula Daily, participated in the memes or discussions, if you stopped reading Dracula Daily, or if you looked at it and thought it was cool but too daunting please let me know. I have had a conference proposal accepted to discuss this project and how it can set the stage to better impact learning and literacy. As some of you know from my previous research on Hamlet, gender, and social media this is an overarching body of research I am continually participating in. Not only do I write these pieces and produce this research to help me in preparing for my eventual Ph. D. dissertation but I also use it to (hopefully) help educators become better at what they do.
If you have a spare 10 minutes please fill out this survey. It is anonymous and will greatly help with my research. I will STOP taking submissions on Feb 1, 2023. So please fill it out ASAP! Again, I want to hear from anyone who even passingly participated in Dracula Daily. Share it with everyone you know who did, I am seeking a diverse set of answers for valuable and wide data.
I am also tagging some of the big Dracula Daily accounts in hopes that they can help spread the word. @draculadailytracker @draculadailyreactions @draculadailybracket
ETA: Due to the overwhelming response I will be closing this survey on January 1, 2023 instead. I expected and accounted for 250 responses which it has now far surpassed. Please feel free to continue sharing and submitting.
Also to answer some comments, DMs, and questions: I am my own (disabled) researcher and the way I collect, process, analyze, and discuss data is my own choice. Commentary on how I research is not something I am looking for, thank you! Partial results, data, and analysis will become publicly available in late Spring or Summer 2023. Until then I will not be of liberty to disclose anything else. If there are any other frequent comments or questions I will edit this post to reflect the answers.
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cozyblossoms · 3 days
Weekend activities that cultivate your mind:
go to a local museum or gallery. observe everything — other patrons, the art, the information, whatever you can learn
find a coffee shop along a busy street and order something special. sit at a table near a window or on the patio and people watch
pick up a book from your local bookstore and read it in its entirety. notice how you feel before, during, and after.
clean your space. (happy space, happy mind)
go for a mini-trip. find a new city a few hours away and travel there. while you’re there, do at least one thing you’d not normally do in your own city
eat a meal at a fancy restaurant by yourself.
grab your journal and write down in detail everything about your “ideal self”. act like that person from here on out
have a movie-marathon with a docu-series! really pay attention to what is happening
grab a copy of the local newspaper and read it. staying on top of local news is so important
volunteer for a local food bank or clothing drive
go to the botanical gardens. bring a plant ID book with you and your journal and look up and document the plants you don’t know
spend time with your friends.
call your mom (or anyone you need to catch up with) and ask how they’re doing. really listen to what’s going on in their life. pay attention
go through your closet and donate what you no longer wear. remember, if it doesn’t align with your dream self, it’s not serving you anymore
write a letter or a poem or a short story. really pay attention to grammar and vocabulary. see what you need to brush up on
feel free to reblog and add some of your own!
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gaaandaaaalf · 3 days
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i had a lovely saturday! completely switched off from all work and research related things, cleaned my house, bought a book and some art prints — mondrian, naturally — bought a new cup, and started crossroads, the only thing i have left to read in my franzen plan for the year
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joytri · 2 days
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miss-biophys · 3 days
Shortest math paper ever.
And with so much impact! It just disproved a widely accepted theorem from the year 1769 in 5 rows!!!
I'll never publish anything even remotely badass like this! But I want it so much!!!
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drlinguo · 2 days
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nostalgicacademia · 7 hours
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Richard Papen — The Secret History
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mysharona1987 · 14 hours
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tygerland · 2 days
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Mark Ewert, New York City, January 1989, photography by Allen Ginsberg.
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oneanxiousstudybuddy · 17 hours
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Monday, the 5th of December
Winter finally hit which means I'll be shoveling snow for at least two hours a day. That's alright for me knowing I still have to catch up with my advent calendar tea. Until the next shoveling I'll be studying for Mediävistik and Linguistics.
Practice Russian
Mediävistik Lecture
Linguistics Lecture
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shi-saa · 1 day
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Winter, 1931-1932 The diary of Anaïs Nin 1903-1977
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museum-spaces · 2 days
seeking advice
Hello my dear academics - and other various nerds.
I am looking for advice for my current PhD application; I am finalizing my Statement of Purpose and I have space in it to talk about my autism diagnosis and Ianto being a service dog.
However, the dilemma, would it be used against my application or not/ should I wait to hear if I get in before telling them I need accommodations like for a job or should I use it in the essay. This application does not have any sort of 'my struggle' essay to write, just a writing sample - my MA thesis - and the SOP.
I already said in it that I wrote and implemented the Egypt Centre's first autistic accessibility program.... which is literally how I found out I'm autistic. So it does fit in, and I have the space.
But it is a disorder that is discriminated against.
going to tag a few folk but I want as many opinions as you have for me so please comment/re-blog whatever. I have also decided that 1 like = 1 vote to disclose so feel free to just like if you don't feel chatty.
@13faeinapenguinsuit @saintartemis @queenanne1532 @chaotic-archaeologist @autie-j @micewithknives @bundibird @rudjedet @sisterofiris
as usual; the above is a non-exhaustive list of the people on here whose opinion I admire and trust. there are always people I have left off because remembering all y'all's handles is impossible.
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deesi-academia · 3 days
Hey December, guess I'm feeling unmoored cause I didn't get a sweater that's made of polyester :((
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xiacodes · 2 days
Which stack do you use?
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There are 3 environments that I'm in that require different languages to be used and they are as follows;
🌷 For my apprenticeship I have to use: Python, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Java (we stopped using it 6 months into the apprenticeship but in my last project I still had to use some Java)
🌷 For work, I have to use: C#, SQL, ASP.NET, Bootstrap 4 & 5, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (soon I'll have to learn Angular for upcoming big projects so that'll be fun 🥲) as well as having to use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and Azure DevOps
🌷 What I'm learning by myself (night classes and self-study): JavaScript, Python, React.js
I'm not overwhelmed or stressed about using all of these, I'm not bombarded by learning so much, I'm actually learning at a slow/steady pace and my work allows me to learn slow so I'm not stressed. I have good teachers in my night classes and during my apprenticeship classes as well so I'm doing okay I think (well I know cause I passed two exams to test it out-)
My weakness language right now though has to be C# and Java ONLY BECAUSE I haven't really coded in them for a long time because my projects that lasted a few months were mostly Python, JavaScript and SQL related so I haven't coded in C# for weeks and in Java in monthssss, so I'll get back into it after all this apprenticeship drama is all over 😋👍🏾
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linguistness · 2 days
💬 Linguistics Challenge 📚 - January
This challenge will teach you the basics of linguistics step-by-step over the course of 12 months.
This month, we'll start with: an introduction to linguistics & phonology.
Each month you get a few exercises (depending on how complex the topic is), so you can take breaks in between days or use those days to revise and practice. I’ve put links to all the topics on which i made blog posts, but you’re very welcome to do your own research online.
This challenge is based on what I learned in the first semesters of my linguistic studies at uni, and it’s aimed at giving you a broad introduction and teaching you the most important concepts from several different fields of linguistics. 
Throughout the month, you'll get the chance to apply your new knowledge in some exercises and tasks. If you want, you can share your work via reblog with the tag #linguisticschallenge, i'd love to see your contributions :)
Also, feel free to follow me so you won’t miss next month’s challenge!
Inform yourself about what linguistics is and the different fields of linguistics. During the course of these monthly challenges, you'll probably learn more about each one of them
Inform yourself about the linguistic fields of phonetics and phonology and what they analyse
Look at the IPA alphabet (the English one is enough for now, the international one is quite big and complicated) and try to understand how it works
Find out the differences between vowels and consonants
Look at the vowel charts and learn where in the mouth vowels are pronounced and how you can describe/define vowels by their position (e.g. open vs. closed, front vs. back)
Task: Make a list of all the vowel phonemes and their descriptions based on their positions in the vowel chart
Look at the consonant chart. First off, look at the different ways consonants can be articulated (fricative, plosive, etc.)
Now, look at the consonant chart and look at the different places where consonants can be articulated (bilabial, palatal, glottal, etc.)
Learn the difference between voiced and voiceless consonants
Task: Make a list of all the consonants and their descriptions based on the place of articulation, the way of articulation, and whether they're voiced or voiceless
Find out what graphemes, phonemes, and allophones are and what kinds of brackets are used for them (e.g. <...>, /.../, [...])
Learn about stress in words and sentences, what kinds of words are stressed (if you don't know about word types yet, don't worry, you'll learn about them soon), and how to show stress in phonetic transcriptions
Learn about the rules for when to use unstressed [i] and [u] in phonetic transcriptions
Task: Use the IPA chart and try to phonetically transcribe some words, e.g. your name, your favourite animal, etc. (e.g. Espen = /'espən/, bears = /bæz/). There are several programmes where you can check your transcriptions
Inform yourself about linguistic liaison
Task: Use the IPA chart and try to phonetically transcribe a quote, lyric, joke, etc. Again, you can use a programme to check your work.
If you’re quick or want to learn more, you could check out my linguistics masterpost to see if i made any new posts on this topic after creating this challenge. You could also take a look at these book tips:
Book tips:
Skandera, Paul and Peter Burleigh. “A manual of English phonetics and phonology.” Tübingen: Narr. 2016.
Roach, Peter. “English Phonetics and Phonology. A practical course.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2009.
McCully, Chris B. “The sound structure of English: an introduction.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2009.
Crystal, David. “A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics.” 2008.
Next month, we'll look at the fields of morphology and word formation!
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