Lavender Blues

I just got my M.A. in literature; now, I search for jobs and run, write, and draw stuff in what what spare time I have.

I really like Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bahktin, and Superjail. My childhood largely consisted of Sailor Moon and Harry Potter (Pottermore says I'm a Slytherin). I am also a huge Welcome to Night Vale fan. If your screen turns cyan and starts screeching at you while viewing my blog, rest assured that that's normal, and your hearing will return to normal in a few months, which is also when the greenish hair on your knees will start to fall out. Like I said, no problem.

Also, if you like fantasy, check out a project of mine under the We Four Elements tag or at we-four-elements here on Tumblr.

I am trying and failing miserably to finish grading papers.

Maybe the gym will help…

March 3, 2013 @ 9:45 PM 1 note

natiweez:

Just flip that to “Must grade 22 essays tonight; they’re all shite” and “You have to because it’s your job because you’re an adult now.” Now you know what it’s like for your teacher. Bonus points: as a grad student, you get to experience both sides simultaneously! 

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natiweez:

Just flip that to “Must grade 22 essays tonight; they’re all shite” and “You have to because it’s your job because you’re an adult now.” Now you know what it’s like for your teacher. Bonus points: as a grad student, you get to experience both sides simultaneously! 

#accurate

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February 25, 2013 @ 9:30 AM 242,755 notes
February 19, 2013 @ 12:55 PM 618 notes

adornoble:

grading is super gross don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise

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December 15, 2012 @ 7:42 PM 6 notes

kpchristensen:

the bottom line here is that i love learning but i hate school because school drains everything good from you and replaces it with anxiety and depression and feelings of inadequacy in people that are incredible and talented and skilled

See, school I was fine with.

Graduate school, on the other hand…

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November 26, 2012 @ 12:13 AM 213,415 notes

Going to the library. It closes at two.

I live close by. This is good.

November 16, 2012 @ 1:19 AM

God I’m exhausted.

I’m going to bed.

I’ll get three hours’ sleep. That’s good enough. I overslept from Friday into Saturday.

November 12, 2012 @ 2:16 AM

shiroyuri:

sillybutt-desudesu:

fistfulloflightning:

sums up my life.

Truth tea… served.

Process when working on drawing projects this semester for my whole class. Yep.


Oh yeah. Six-page paper in four hours? Yes, sometimes.
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shiroyuri:

sillybutt-desudesu:

fistfulloflightning:

sums up my life.

Truth tea… served.

Process when working on drawing projects this semester for my whole class. Yep.

Oh yeah. Six-page paper in four hours? Yes, sometimes.

(This is after scattered research/planning, but still)

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November 2, 2012 @ 8:58 PM 27 notes
October 15, 2012 @ 5:15 PM 14 notes

Grading papers! YEAH!

October 12, 2012 @ 11:35 PM

mlajobs:

Notre Dame University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Medieval Studies. Fluency is required in at least seven of the following: Middle High German, Old Dutch, Old Norse, Middle Welsh, Cornish, Galician, Catalan, Occitan, Provençal, Anglo-Saxon, Old French, Frisian, and Gothick. Secondary specialties in Jutish or Pictish love poetry and steampunk fiction highly desirable. Teaching duties will be 4/4, seven of which are Beginning Latin for theology students.

These are brilliant (and why I’m leaving academia)…

September 24, 2012 @ 1:28 PM 26 notes

OK I am leaving the grad office now

My caffeine:food ration is too high

my fingers are finging

I finished grading the first class’s drafts

I am twitchy

I need to buy groceries because I think my shitty mood is due to anemia again or just not having apples BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS FRESH FRUIT AND I CAN STILL AFFORD IT GODDAMMIT

Then I will go home

and eat grilled cheese with a pickle.

It will be awesome.

And I will grade more things.

And I will watch Superjail!

And I will go to the gym at an ungodly hour (and then shower).

And then somehow lesson plan? (because that’s a verb?)

And teach at 8 a.m.

AND IT WILL ALL BE OKAY.

September 23, 2012 @ 9:26 PM 1 note

What they don’t tell you

yellowdecorations:

spare-ohs:

Is that grad school is stressful to every single aspect of your life: your work life, your friend life, your love life. It infects every aspect of your being and is a pressure cooker for insanity and self-doubt.

grad school is actually eradicating my self doubt, but also is making my hair fall out in increasingly alarming amounts
July 19, 2012 @ 6:14 PM 3 notes

Ugh…I should be reading one of the literally two hundred-plus books or poems on the comps list right now, but after reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night and half of A Streetcar Called Desire Friday, then reading the rest of Streetcar, and all of Angels in America (Parts I and II) and all of Robinson Crusoe yesterday, and five chapters of Gulliver’s Travels today, I’m kind of burnt out.

Maybe I could start reading The Invisible Man tonight to get a break from the 1700s Oh who am I kidding; I’m not reading any more tonight

July 8, 2012 @ 9:56 PM

Accessible Archives

takes

forever

to load

articles.

I just

want

the page

that has the bit

about the British ambassador

being dismissed.

Seriously,

it should not be

this hard.

May 8, 2012 @ 1:20 AM