Comfortably Insane

Sep. 23rd, 2017 02:17 am
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/lawboy1983/pseuds/Bitterbucky">Bitterbucky (lawboy1983)</a>, <a rel="author" href="/users/lawboy1983/pseuds/lawboy1983">lawboy1983</a>

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Sam thinks he's watching Dean slowly deteriorate. He thinks it would be interesting to watch if it were not Dean.

Dean watches as Sam loses his mind. He keeps his distance. When he doesn't know what's going on in Sam's head he can imagine that Sam is still whole. Still Sam.

Words: 390, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 1 of i am doing fine only losing my mind

The Art Of Breaking

Sep. 23rd, 2017 02:12 am
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Sam is infected, but Dean isn't ready to let him go without admitting a few things.

Words: 827, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 21 of Drabbles Upon Drabbles!

Woodhaven

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:35 pm
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After barely escaping his mother's cult with his life, Cas gets pulled over just outside a quiet little town in Kansas. He expects to be arrested, to be sent back to the hell he'd just managed to get away from, but instead, he finds help in in the form of a handsome police officer named Dean, a bubbly nurse/computer whiz named Charlie, a slick technological genius named Ash, and many other members of the quiet town of Woodhaven. See, Cas isn't the first person to arrive there seeking refuge, and he is welcomed with open arms. When the people from the cult come looking for Cas, they underestimate the people of Woodhaven. You see, they take care of their own, and Cas? He's one of theirs now.

Words: 16820, Chapters: 9/9, Language: English

Temple pain

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:29 pm
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Sometimes the muscles in my temple get hard and painful after chewing. Usually it passes after an hour or two. But it's now been doing it since around 8 am today and won't go away. It's not as bad as it was; earlier, it was bad enough I had to take pain relievers to get to sleep. But they're still not back to normal, and they still hurt.

It's especially vexing because I don't think I ate anything especially chewy yesterday.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:07 am
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The [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open with a theme of "black swans."


What I Have Written


From My Prompts

Colorado Energy Freedom Tour

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:32 pm
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Last November I was really disappointed with the election. Not so much the results, but the way the whole year and a half had gone. People weren't listening to each other. They were shouting to their friends and painting folks they didn't know as terrible people. I managed to mostly avoid the commercial media, but the ads I did see were almost universally against an opponent rather than in support of a good idea.

So I decided that after I got healthy, I was going to be the change in political discourse I wanted to see in the world. As a left-leaning Boulderite who rides in technolibertarian cirlces, I wanted to come to a better understanding of conservative points of view and then find some conservatives to have some non-confrontational conversations with.

Since I was still moving slow from my year of illness, I realized that I shouldn't put the bulk of my energy in an imminent fight like health care or immigration. So I turned my attention to climate change, a systemic problem that doesn't require action tomorrow, but definitely requires action soon. It's also a problem that's not rooted in liberal or conservative values: every human has a stake in the outcome.

I connected with Citizens' Climate Lobby a non-partisan group focused on both national climate change legislation and cooperation across party lines. I realized that waiting for Democrats to take all three houses of power wasn't an effective strategy for addressing climate change. Not only would it delay action until the 2020s, it would be an easy target for repeal when the winds of change shift in Washington. CCL's carbon fee and dividend proposal is structured to be attractive to members of both major parties and therefore stands a chance of remaining on the books as people come and go from Capitol Hill. Plus, with the revenue generated from pricing carbon going to households, it could become a widely popular program, meaning constituents will speak up to keep it in place.

For the last few months I've been working with several other CCL volunteers to organize the Colorado Energy Freedom Tour. Following an outreach model that CCL has used from the Gulf Coast to Kentucky to Alaska, we're visiting a handful of towns in eastern Colorado. We'll be giving presentations in Erie, Fort Morgan, Greeley, Parker, and Sterling (and hopefully more to come). But more important than the information we're sharing, we'll be having conversations with folks about climate change, energy policy, and engaging with our elected representatives to ensure that Coloradans voices, whether urban or rural, are heard.

If you know anyone who lives near these towns and is interested in energy, climate, or market solutions, we'd love to see them at one of the presentations. We're also hoping to meet with organizations like city councils, newspaper editorial boards, chambers of commerce, and growers associations. Tell folks to check out Colorado Energy Freedom Tour on Facebook or on our website.

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Sep. 23rd, 2017 04:07 pm
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It's the weekend! Here, have a dolphin...

Dolphin and standup paddleboard at Cronulla

September 22--Takotsubo syndrome

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:26 pm
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In our post-conference one of my students mentioned that she took care of a patient with an interesting syndrome--Takotsubo Syndrome. It is a condition brought on by stress, which looks like a heart attack, but isn't. The left ventricle balloons out, and the heart resembles a Japanese octopus trap.

It is also known as broken heart syndrome. It is almost always seen in women, and can occur as the result of a severe stress event, such as the loss of a husband. As soon as my student mentioned it, I recalled reading about it about 12 years ago. I got to talk with the patient a bit and asked what had happened before she was admitted. She recounted that she was shopping, and that was about it.

Today was Mercy Day, which recalls the founding of the Sisters of Mercy, who also founded the hospital I have my students at. They had a nice breakfast buffet set up in the outdoor patio and everyone came out to get something to eat. I ran across someone I had never met, but had sent a bunch of emails to. I introduced myself and told her I was the nursing instructor. To myself I said, "I sent you a whole bunch of emails that you never responded to." In spite of never responding, she was very complimentary toward my students and told me how much they enjoyed having them in her department. Ok then.

I received a Hello Kitty wearing a Boise State t-shirt from one of the people in my doctoral program. She asked how my project was going. I guess I have to tell her.

hello kitty gang

The Hello Kitty gang with their newest member.

This evening my Second Life friends and I had a rockabilly party. One of the newer people to stumble into our little group asked us to play some rockabilly songs, so we all dressed up and someone put together an awesome rockabilly set. We had such a good time that we decided to take a picture. One of our group is a SL photographer, so spent some time getting us all in order. I took this picture while she was still setting up. Hers is better, but mine isn't bad.

attic rockabilly

I'm the tall guy in the middle. I have been fooling around with my avatar lately, and not sure how he ended up so tall. He looks nothing like me in RL.

I've been having out with most of these people for about 5 years now. I was going to say something about how interesting it is that you can make friends with people you have never met in RL, but I don't need to do that here. You know.
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I just went through a new Elizabeth Wein book in 24 hours flat. *glows* The Pearl Thief is set in 1938 and features a fifteen-year-old, bisexual-as-fuck Julie Beaufort-Stuart.

Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:47 am
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Welcome to the sixty-fifth Crowdfunding Creative Jam! This session will run Saturday, September 23-Sunday, September 24. The theme is "Black Swans."


Crowdfunding Creative Jam

Everyone is eligible to post prompts, which may be words or phrases, titles, images, etc. Prompters may request a specific creator, but everyone else may still use that prompt if they wish. Prompts may specify a particular character/world/etc. but creators may use the prompt for something else anyway and post the results. Prompters are still encouraged to post mostly prompts that anyone could use anywhere, as this maximizes the chance of having creators make something based on your prompt. Please title your comment "Prompt" or "Prompts" when providing inspiration so these are easy to find.

Prompt responses may also be treated as prompts and used for further inspiration. For example, a prompt may lead to a sketch which leads to a story, and so on. This kind of cascading inspiration is one of the most fun things about a collective jam session.

Everyone is eligible to use prompts, and everyone who wants to use a given prompt may do so, for maximum flexibility of creator choice in inspiration. You do not have to post a "Claim" reply when you decide to use a prompt, but this does help indicate what is going on so that other prompters can spread out their choice of prompts if they wish.

Creators are encouraged, but not required, to post at least one item free. Likewise, sharing a private copy of material with the prompter is encouraged but not required. Creative material resulting from prompts should be indicated in a reply to the prompt, with a link to the full content elsewhere on the creator's site (if desired); a brief excerpt and/or description of the material may be included in the reply (if desired). It helps to title your comment "Prompt Filled" or something like that so these are easy to identify. There is no time limit on responding to prompts. However, creators are encouraged to post replies sooner rather than later, as the attention of prompters will be highest during and shortly after the session.

Some items created from prompts may become available for sponsorship. Some creators may offer perks for donations, linkbacks, or other activity relating to this project. Check creator comments and links for their respective offerings.

Prompters, creators, and bystanders are expected to behave in a responsible and civil manner. If the moderators have to drag someone out of the sandbox for improper behavior, we will not be amused. Please respect other people's territory and intellectual property rights, and only play with someone else's characters/setting/etc. if you have permission. (Fanfic/fanart freebies are okay.) If you want to invite folks to play with something of yours, title the comment something like "Open Playground" so it's easy to spot. This can be a good way to attract new people to a shared world or open-source project, or just have some good non-canon fun.

Boost the signal! The more people who participate, the more fun this will be. Hopefully we'll see activity from a lot of folks who regularly mention their projects in this community, but new people are always welcome. You can link to this session post or to individual items created from prompts, whatever you think is awesome enough to recommend to your friends.

A Treat (Yourself) Halloween

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:46 am
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He licks his lips, as if to seal the gap his heart could escape through any second, and glances around him. There's only one other person in the store, aside from the cashier, but she’s not even glancing in his direction. Although, he can’t exactly buy this… can he? It’s not like he can defend himself saying he’s buying it for a friend.

Then again, he thinks as his heart kicks on the doors of his lungs, maybe he doesn’t have to buy it when there are changing rooms just around the corner.

Words: 1343, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 2 of Countdown to Halloween

Comic for September 23, 2017

Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:59 pm
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[personal profile] archangelbeth on cats

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:19 am
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Cats can reproduce by budding. Make sure to dispose of all brushed fur properly.

Context needs to comb her cat more often.

A Treat (Yourself) Halloween

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:46 am
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He licks his lips, as if to seal the gap his heart could escape through any second, and glances around him. There's only one other person in the store, aside from the cashier, but she’s not even glancing in his direction. Although, he can’t exactly buy this… can he? It’s not like he can defend himself saying that he’s buying it for a friend.

Then again, he thinks as his heart kicks on the doors of his lungs, maybe he doesn’t have to buy it when there are changing rooms just around the corner.

Words: 1344, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Oblivious

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:41 am
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Bobby isn't one for public displays of affection, but after a swift kick in the rear, he learns to make an exception for Crowley.

Words: 3910, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Angel and Dean

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:49 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/Hermionkye/pseuds/RumpleAriesPotterGettaDragon">RumpleAriesPotterGettaDragon (Hermionkye)</a>

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Exhausted and In denial Dean is shore he is an abomination to everyone around him especially heaven and its angelic host.

Castiel is an angel sworn to follow the orders of his father but the orders he gets now aren't from him or so he believes.

Something about the Winchester boy is different then other humans, all he knows is he cares about what happens to Dean and he wants to protect him at all costs.

But human emotions and desires are new to him and he's not completely sure if what he feels is love or not.

But with Lucifer hankering for Sam's body..will Castiel have time to find out before its too late?

Words: 577, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

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Family Stories
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 7 of 9 (working)
word count (story only): 1184


:: Part of the Polychrome Heroics universe, this is a Finn family story which includes Shiv, Boss White and the Ebonies and Ivories. ::


back to part six
to the Finn Family index
on to part eight




Heron paused, thinking back. “There were some slip-ups in the first five or six batches, but if you're good with your hands, it's easier than using a wooden spoon for mixing.” His lips quirked up again. “It also looks impressive to people who don't know how to do it.”

Shiv stepped away from the table. “I should get a bowl. Does it have to be one of those mixing bowls?”

“No, just anything big enough to hold the dough. For batches this size, a cereal bowl would work, or a plastic container the same size,” the older man assured. “Oh, set the oven to four hundred degrees, so it can be nice and ready for the loaves. I'll pop them in as we finish mixing each batch, since working quickly keeps the oven hot.”

“So, this is really…” Shiv trailed off, shaking his head. “How do you know it's cheaper than buying the box mix?”
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Falling Is Hard

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:53 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/TheShyGirl/pseuds/TheShyGirl">TheShyGirl</a>

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Castiel thinks about his fall.

Words: 396, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

As Above So Below

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:53 pm
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After being stabbed by Lucifer, Cas wakes up alone and human. Believing that his mortal state is Chucks way of punishing him for his numerous failings, Cas resigns himself to live out what time his father has given him in penance. Fast forward eight months to a small town in Oklahoma where Sam and Dean are investigating a case involving the death of three nuns. When the local diocese sends help they encounter a familiar face.

Words: 706, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Falling Is Hard

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:53 pm
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Castiel thinks about his fall.

Words: 400, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Angel and Dean

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:49 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/Hermionkye/pseuds/RumpleAriesPotterGettaDragon">RumpleAriesPotterGettaDragon (Hermionkye)</a>

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Exhausted and In denial Dean is shore he is an abomination to everyone around him especially heaven and its angelic host.

Castiel is an angel sworn to follow the orders of his father but the orders he gets now aren't from him or so he believes.

Something about the Winchester boy is different then other humans, all he knows is he cares about what happens to Dean and he wants to protect him at all costs.

But human emotions and desires are new to him and he's not completely sure if what he feels is love or not.

But with Lucifer hankering for Sam's body..will Castiel have time to find out before its too late?

Words: , Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

Woodhaven

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:35 pm
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After barely escaping his mother's cult with his life, Cas gets pulled over just outside a quiet little town in Kansas. He expects to be arrested, to be sent back to the hell he'd just managed to get away from, but instead, he finds help in in the form of a handsome police officer named Dean, a bubbly nurse/computer whiz named Charlie, a slick technological genius named Ash, and many other members of the quiet town of Woodhaven. See, Cas isn't the first person to arrive there seeking refuge, and he is welcomed with open arms. When the people from the cult come looking for Cas, they underestimate the people of Woodhaven. You see, they take care of their own, and Cas? He's one of theirs now.

Words: 16820, Chapters: 9/?, Language: English

One Day

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:39 pm
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The apocalypse has ended, but it raises questions about your future with Gabriel.

Words: 909, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Slow and Steady Organs

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:48 pm
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Crowley ,drunk on blood, begins to realize his feelings for a certain dead hunter. Can he change the hand that fate has dealt?

Words: 1460, Chapters: 2/2, Language: English

One Day

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:39 pm
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The apocalypse has ended, but it raises questions about your future with Gabriel.

Words: 909, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

5-Minute Fluff Drabbles

Sep. 22nd, 2017 10:36 pm
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A collection of short ( under 1000 words each ) drabbles of pure Castiel fluff. Each chapter contains a different drabble.

Words: 2663, Chapters: 5/?, Language: English

Slow and Steady Organs

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:48 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/Bourbontia/pseuds/Bourbontia">Bourbontia</a>

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Crowley ,drunk on blood, begins to realize his feelings for a certain dead hunter. Can he change the hand that fate has dealt?

Words: 736, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Slow and Steady Organs

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:48 pm
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Crowley ,drunk on blood, begins to realize his feelings for a certain dead hunter. Can he change the hand that fate has dealt?

Words: , Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

The Velveteen Angel

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:14 pm
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A Supernatural retelling of the children's story, The Velveteen Rabbit, because why not?

Words: 2780, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Happy Birthday, Libra!

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:12 pm
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September 23 is promised to be the end of the world by conspiracy theories.
Sam and Dean are overwhelmed by the requests to stop it.
Meanwhile Chuck struggles with how badly his words are misinterpreted.

Words: 2618, Chapters: 2/2, Language: English

The ballad of Mona Lisa

Sep. 22nd, 2017 09:06 pm
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Sam gives you a call for a hunt, and things get a little odd

Words: 1702, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

sticky fingers

Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:04 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/weefaol/pseuds/weefaol">weefaol</a>

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Dean hasn't spoken to his brother since he left for Stanford University, two years ago. But, one night, on a case in Cupertino, California, he receives a strange phone call from Sam Winchester. He's in trouble and needs help.

Pedal to the metal.

Words: 4334, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Glass House

Sep. 22nd, 2017 03:25 pm
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Dean is a retired race driver millionaire who satisfies his fantasies using the Dollhouse Actives managed by Josie Sands.

Words: 1178, Chapters: 1/24, Language: English

Stubbornly Multilingual.

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:24 am
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Posted by languagehat

Josephine Stefani, who identifies herself as “Stubbornly multilingual,” responds to the Quora question “What are some good novels that don’t have an English language version?” I love this sort of thing, and you’ve got to be impressed with her wide range of literatures. She starts off with Ana María Matute (who “is someone in the Spanish-speaking community”), Ahmadou Kourouma (“considered a classic in the Ivory Coast” — I actually have his Monnew, though I haven’t read it yet), and Moussa Ould Ebnou (“Considered one of Mauritania’s greatest novelists”); here are her Russian picks:

Evgeniy Vodolazkin (who is, unfortunately, listed as “Volodazkin”) — I love the casual “You may, however, be able to locate some of these books in Romanian or Lithuanian.”

Lidia Charskaya:

Her books about boarding schools (Zapiski Institutki) and Sibirochka: Knyazhna Dzavakha are among her most famous, but they have not seen the kind of popularity they should have had in English because children’s books don’t appear to be a priority for foreign language translation. I mean, where’s the serfdom, the Russian revolution?

I have her Gazavat but (sigh) haven’t read it.

Maks Fray (Svetlana Martynchik and Igor’ Styopin), “a huge name when it comes to contemporary Russian language literature. They’re not very critically-acclaimed, however, aside from a few secondary literary prizes here and there, given the fact that their material isn’t usually considered ‘serious literature’.”

Dina Rubina: “The Russian-Israeli author is not a new name to anyone keeping up with modern Russian literature, but her latest book, Babiy Veter, published just early this year, has not yet been translated.”

Lyudmila Ulitskaya: “One of my new favourite authors, Lyudmila Ulitskaya is well known for her intergenerational family sagas in the backdrop of political turmoil.”

There’s lots more there; check it out. (Thanks, Bathrobe!)

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HI I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE INTERESTED IN LINGUISTICS!!

I started my first year of university at a school that offers general first years, wherein you can be admitted to a faculty instead of a specific program.  By the end of the year you choose your major.  I went in taking courses I was pretty sure I’d love.  I ended up dropping one, barely passing one, and failing another, but figuring out that most of what I was interested in had to do with Linguistics.  Obviously, I’m really really glad I had a general first year to figure out I loved Linguistics because I didn’t know anything about it before I started.  

By October I officially decided to major in it, and in early November of last year I started this blog.  I found that reading posts made and shared by other linguistics tumblrs actually helped me learn more of what I loved, mostly because I’d read something cool then look into it more myself.  SO THIS IS BASICALLY A GREAT PLACE TO START.  

The linguistics-related classes I took in first year were two introduction courses, the second of which I switched into because I realized that they were both required for a major.  The first intro course was actually under the anthropology program, and taught us about the basics of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.  The professor was great and taught us about some other cool things too.  We learned a little about writing systems and endangered indigenous languages in Canada.  Part of her research work is actually done with indigenous people who live in the area so she told us about that too!!

The second intro course I took was under the linguistics program and focused a little more on sociolinguistics, first language acquisition, language contact, historical linguistics, and variation and classification.  These topics are usually their own upper year courses (and I can’t wait to take them).  

I’ve been typing for a while now and I now realize that I haven’t really answered your questions.  About classes:  Here are some courses I’m taking this year:  

  • Linguistics:  Phonology 
  • Linguistics:  Syntax 
  • Linguistics:  Second Language Acquisition 
  • Anthropology:  Anthropological Approaches to Language
  • Anthropology:  Language, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Arabic:  Beginners

The first two are required courses for a Linguistics major.  The next three are courses that count towards my major.  The Arabic course doesn’t count towards a major and is its own program, but taking a language course definitely has ties to studying the science of language!!  

At my university, a lot of Anthropology ties into Linguistics.  I *think* I’ll be minoring in Anthropology so that’s cool, but there are a bunch of other programs that have Linguistics or language-related courses.  Psychology is a common minor for Linguistics majors, and I kick myself for not taking the first year Psychology course when I see classes like “Psychology of Language”, Bilingualism”, “Language Development”, or “Mind Matters: Thought, Memory and Language” that have the intro course as a pre-requisite.  

I hope this gave you an idea about what linguistics courses are out there and how much fun you can have with it.  I love studying writing systems, the history of languages, how languages is used and perceived in terms of gender, power, race, class, and sexuality, how languages influence us and how we create language, and while sometimes you have to draw syntax trees, that stuff helps you get to the cool parts.  

Sincerely, An Over-Enthusiastic Linguistics Student Who Is Ironically Procrastinating Doing Her Readings 

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Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:39 pm
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OMG, the latest xkcd! Yes, I was a huge Anne McCaffrey fan when I was a young and not particularly critical reader. I mean, dragons, FFS!! And no, her work does not age well, nor do her weird brand of homophobia and retrograde sexism endear her to me now. But still, this fills me with an odd glee, being simultaneously stupidly nostalgic and super-current.

sticky fingers

Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:04 pm
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Dean hasn't spoken to his brother since he left for Stanford University, two years ago. But, one night, on a case in Cupertino, California, he receives a strange phone call from Sam Winchester. He's in trouble and needs help.

Pedal to the metal.

Words: 4304, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Hunters secrets

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:51 pm
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You are a witch,and try to keep sam and dean from finding out

Words: 1891, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

All In The Name Of Glory

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:39 pm
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After a number record-breaking murders, there's one girl who keeps getting stuck in the middle blogger Laura Bell.When Sam and Dean are oblivious to her connection to the murders maybe it's time for the universe to send some signals.

Words: 686, Chapters: 1/17, Language: English

All In The Name Of Glory

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:39 pm
[syndicated profile] supernatural_feed

Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/fandommaiia/pseuds/fandommaiia">fandommaiia</a>

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After a number record-breaking murders, there's one girl who keeps getting stuck in the middle blogger Laura Bell.When Sam and Dean are oblivious to her connection to the murders maybe it's time for the universe to send some signals.

Words: 686, Chapters: 1/10, Language: English

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