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  • smokeyloki
    20.01.2022 - 49 minutes ago

    Me in class: So, using Defoe's religious upbringing and his beliefs, we could say that Crusoe is less of a critique of British society and government as a whole and more on the fallen state of man, to use Christian terms. Like the uselessness of his money when he's on the island, and his realization that things are only as good as their use to us is (so taking excess is kind of stupid on an island)

    teacher: So, a critique of capitalism?


    #um #no? #maybe Defoe didn't like capitalism but #no#college#English Major#Daniel Defoe#Robinson Crusoe
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  • cctinsleybaxter
    20.01.2022 - 4 hours ago

    i do like when i go to check if someone’s a white supremacist or a terf and it turns out they’re just annoying

    #re: last post #me: oh they're nonbinary and 'a communist' but also an english major who likes ancient greek and astrology. i see.
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  • autumnalfallingleaves
    19.01.2022 - 8 hours ago

    Lord help me I’m getting angry about punctuation again

    #someone ask me my opinion on Oxford commas. do it. I dare you. #hashtag just English major things slaiklshklfhslkfdhsl #beans rambles
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  • autumnalstudent
    19.01.2022 - 8 hours ago

    being an english student is essentially just *buys nine books for one class* *always has something to read* *wants to go out* *can’t because i have to read* *slogs through very specific jstor articles for basic definitions* *disassociates in class* *zones back in to a very intense discussion about the human condition*

    #original post#studyblr#english majors #this was just. my day today
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  • jsayyyye
    19.01.2022 - 10 hours ago

    Today on "I desperately need to go back and finish my degree so I have something to do with the many thesis papers running naked through my mind":

    I've been saying for years we're living in a renaissance of comic creation. Not just DC and Marvel and the other big publishers but in general. The rise of the internet and the increased reach of self publishing has a lot to do with that. But also the rise of queer content creators getting to tell their stories the way they (usually/ mostly) want to. This was a gradual process built up and fought for over decades. We wouldn't have the comics we have today without the Zines and Comix from the past.

    That being said, I don't think there is a "most important queer character" for any of the publishing. Even just narrowing it down to DC I don't think there is one. And if there is, as much as I love them I certainly don't think its Alan Scott or Todd Rice. I think we have to go back further. To the unnamed background characters or forgotten (I use this word lightly there's no truly forgotten character in comics) side characters who paved the way for the possibility of even having main characters be queer. Of getting to tell those stories. There's a bunch of stories we'd look back on now and cringe (Justice League Task Force 7 and 8 never fail to make me want to remove my eyes from my skull and be able to unread) that without them we'd be absolutely nowhere.

    And this idea of saying Kate Kane or Jon Kent or Alan Scott or insert favorite queer character here is "the most important" is reactive. Comics are a literary cannon and we have to take a look at the entire picture to appreciate what we have now. A gay Aquaman, and Superman, and first we had a gay Green Lantern. None of these characters are better or worse than the ones that came before. They're all just as important and all have different stories to tell.

    #at work so my proof reading is probably not up to what id submit as an actual thesis #but i was packaging some graph noves and got to thinking #i could amd am working on an actual paper detailing queerness specifically in dc comics #im not sure how to or if i should tag this #aside from like #ramblings an English major and comic historian #or smth
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  • bansheefingers
    19.01.2022 - 11 hours ago

    Third book I read for the new year. It was so good! Definitely recommend!

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  • houseofhurricane
    19.01.2022 - 11 hours ago

    Throughout ACOSF, SJM takes care to build out both Azriel and Gwyn's characters... and show that this pair has a lot of key similarities that could lead to a friends-to-lovers story for the ages.

    First off, both Gwyn and Azriel are shown to be extremely competitive. We see this highlighted for Gwyn in chapter 60 of ACOSF, when Azriel becomes "the new ribbon" (624) and she pushes Emerie and Nesta to be the first to complete the Blood Rite qualifier (also on page 624). As for Azriel, Cassian describes his "vicious competitive streak," which is "quiet and cruel and utterly lethal" (254).

    What's interesting to me is that while they both have this trait in common, they express it in different ways. Azriel is quiet, while Gwyn is the one who announces, "We look forward to proving you wrong," when he expresses doubts about her capability to complete the obstacle course (253). It's purposefully not a neat alignment, which sets up a more compelling story.

    Beyond their competitive streak, Azriel and Gwyn are both nerds. When Cassian describes a model of their world and the stars beyond it in Rhys' office, he says that while he was bored and mystified by it, "Az, of course, had been fascinated" (37). Meanwhile, we have a lot of instances of Gwyn being a nerd, but my favorite is on page 407, where we have this delightful conversation between Nesta and Gwyn:

    Gwyn playfully smacked her on the shoulder. "Learning is my job, you know."
    "You'd have memorized this information anyway."
    "Fair enough," Gwyn laughed.

    Not only are these two nerds, but everyone who loves them knows it. I can't wait to see what kind of conversations they have, because you know they're pulling out reference texts. It's also interesting to me that while Azriel is fascinated by the model of their world, Gwyn is the one to introduce the theory of many worlds (154). Subtle nod that Gwyn is going to expand Azriel's life or outlook in interesting ways? Another connection between these two hot nerds? Who knows for certain, but I can say that I'm definitely intrigued.

    Finally, and perhaps most importantly for the plot, Gwyn is shown to have the potential to be a great spy. In addition to her physical abilities -- she's the first one to cut the ribbon, #neverforget -- Gwyn saves Emerie and Nesta during the Blood Rite when she unleashes the beasts on their tormenters. How does she manage this? She "watched the beasts," "learned where the beasts sleep during the day... and that they get very angry when awoken" (682).

    Maybe that doesn't sound like spycraft to you, but, as luck would have it, only six pages later, Azriel and Cassian have a conversation about spycraft that's pretty illuminating:

    Azriel sharpened Truth-Teller. The black blade absorbed the dim sunlight trickling through the forest canopy above. "It seems you've forgotten how much of spying is waiting for the right moment. People don't engage in their evil deeds when it's convenient for you."
    Cassian rolled his eyes. "I stopped spying because it bored me to death. I don't know how you put up with this all the time."
    "It suits me." (688)

    Spying is waiting for the right moment, watching carefully, and making a plan. It's what we've seen Azriel do since ACOMAF, and it's telling that on Gwyn's first "mission" as a spy, she's totally successful in her aims. He has the experience and skills. She has the raw talent. What happens when those two things combine?

    As a bonus, because I've addressed it before, we see that as soon as Gwyn and Azriel start talking, they have great banter -- "I can't sleep without my favorite dagger." / "A comfort to every growing child." #neverforget -- but when they get to know each other better and realize how much they have in common, all the things that fascinate both of them? It's going to be a very long conversation, and I'm 1000% here for it.

    Call it subtle if you like, but SJM could have developed these two characters any way she liked. She chose to link Gwyn and Azriel through shared yet complementary traits, woven throughout ACOSF. She's definitely setting something up, and in my opinion, that "something" is Gwynriel.

    #gwynriel#gwynriel supremacy#gwynriel theory#gwynriel meta#gwyneth berdara#azriel #azriel x gwyn #gwyn x azriel #acotar#acotar theory#acosf#acosf theory #acotar close reads #putting my english major to good use
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  • ravensilversea
    19.01.2022 - 12 hours ago

    jfc I’m really just going to have to learn about Freud and his questionable hottakes every semester aren’t I

    #quoth the raven #no I’m not a psychology major #unfortunately the man had shit to say about religion too #and English has a psychoanalysis method of literary analysis #so suffice to say I am Done with this man
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  • sockmarten
    19.01.2022 - 12 hours ago

    Pensive bug

    based on @bamsara ‘s zim from galaxy days, he gonna have to face the music 🤭

    #‘you will not abandon zim’ #having an emotion? kinda cringe bro #anyways if I was zim I would be mortified #can’t wait to see this useless dumbass try to play it cool and deal with the aftermath #love ur writing dude it’s very very epic #I’ve been in the void for the last few months but honestly? mad fan #ur prose is incredibly engaging uhhhh I’m an English major and absolutely froth it so like pls keep it up I’m literally love ur stuff #zim#invader zim#zadr
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  • flutteredpages
    19.01.2022 - 13 hours ago

    good morning gamers here is a lovely picture of the sky. i’m waiting for my ASL class to start and then i have a million homework pages to do. 2nd college semester started yesterday and it’s already kicking my ass. this shit is Not easy. hoping to be able to write again soon. i’m rewatching arcane so i’ve got some ideas swimming around in my head. i might try and do that tonight after my homework, but who knows

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  • stephiehell
    19.01.2022 - 14 hours ago

    wordle— here’s the thing

    dean showed it to me and i was really good at it. words are SO my thing. i loved the game.

    BUT i will become obsessed and get a habit with wordle. i play WWF, have the times crossword and their spelling bee game daily, and i can’t afford the energy for another time suck.

    i really want to brag about my putative prowess to my mutuals and go whole hog with wordle. but i can’t. i gotta stop before i ruin my life with word games.

    #wordle#word games#word nerd#english major #no such thing as an addictive personality really but i have one anyway #wednesday #01 19 22
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  • awkwardkeatsian
    19.01.2022 - 15 hours ago

    13.01.22 | got to work in person at Keats House for the first time since I started my PhD

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  • doubledenimapologist
    19.01.2022 - 16 hours ago

    also getting extreme gender envy abt this one guy in my music class

    #he’s literally me but like… a boy #long brown hair bassist english major #and i just wish he was what people saw when they looked at me sometimes #like up here i feel simultaneously so comfortable in my gender identity and also so inferior to all the people around me #like i love my style i do present pretty androgynous people actually use any pronouns for me here #but i feel like im not living up to all the other people around me #i guess im insecure about how secure i feel in myself and not feeling the need/active desire to present less femme #i hope i serve mildly confusing girlboy at all times but i dont think i do but im okay with that to a degree?????? #anyhow#txt #i guess what im saying is that personally i think it’s hard for me to be a mildly confusing girlboy when i visibly lean towards the girl end
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  • ladyachlys
    19.01.2022 - 18 hours ago

    I would like for you to know that the universe has personally hurt people for me and you should think before being mean to me

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  • lambrinhh
    19.01.2022 - 19 hours ago

    i love dead poets society soooo much i wish good men were real

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  • interstellarvagabond
    19.01.2022 - 22 hours ago

    me: UGH I'm feeling things so strongly rn, I need to vent write!!! I need to do it RIGHT NOW

    me: *takes the time to put the format in double spaced, times new roman, 12 pt font*

    #english major things
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  • wordvomitblog
    19.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    I’m at the point in my academic career where I will drop a class if it fails the vibe check

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  • poetry-beauty-romance
    19.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    having my weekly “should i be a neuroscience major or an english major” breakdown

    #like i always said i wanted to be a doctor so neuroscience would be a good major #but i love english and writing and i would be a good english major #plus english would let me go into law #but now i’m just not sure #and i would double major but the school i’m gonna go to doesn’t offer dual majors #ahhhhhhh
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  • nerdydisabledblackgirl
    18.01.2022 - 1 day ago

    “What are you going to do with an English degree?”


    ID: Black woman sitting in a restaurant booth with her hands folded with a straight face.

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