the thing i like about cyberpunk is that it was completely correct about universal malevolent corporate oversight, the total destruction of the middle class, and the profound desperation and hunger that drives young people to learn hacking and internet fluency. you can sort of mentally prepare yourself for how incredbly bad things are by reading, for example, any Shadowrun campaign or World of Darkness flavor book from the late 80s early 90s and saying to yourself, softly like a cantrip, “this but unironically”
THIS AIN’T A SCENE, IT’S A
WE’RE GOING DOWN DOWN INANULLIARAN
AND SUGAR WE’RE GOING DOWN SWINGIN’
I’LL BE YANUMBAWAH WITHABULLIN
ALLUDIGA CORNFLAKES COCKITENBOOLIT
DANCE DANCE, WEFALLEENAPAH DOO HURRDAH
DANCE DANCE, ANEEZADA LIES YOU LUVDALEEB
This has made me realize 90% of old Fall Ouut Boy songs wouldn’t need to be changed into Simlish for a Sims game.
I understood that reference!
You know you had a Catholic upbringing when somebody says “May the force be with you” and your instant reaction is to reply with “And also with you”.
Lift up your lightsabers.
We lift them up to the lord.
Let us give thanks to the Force our guide.
It is right to give the Force thanks and praise.
Am I a bad person for sometimes ending my comments on student projects with “Enjoy your A”?
Because one of you is bound to be named Will or have a nice hat :)
I don’t own any of these gifs
[TO YOU ALL!]
thank you so much. you don’t know how much i needed this right now
I have some beautiful and amazing followers and I really really mean that. <3
That has got to be one of the nicest things on tumblr.
Hi, new followers!
For any current or former students reading…keep going! I believe in you!
"Clinically Significant Disturbance: On Theorists Who Theorize Theory of Mind
This essay is an autie-ethnographic narrative that traces the problems with and limits of theory of mind (ToM) as it is currently constructed in psychology and cognitive studies. In particular, I examine the role of the body in ToM—or rather, the ways in which autistic people are disembodied in theories about ToM. I argue that theories about ToM deny autistic people agency by calling into question their very humanity and, in doing so, wreak violence on autistic bodies. I suggest, furthermore, that feminist rhetorical studies represent one potential location for dismantling the complex web of oppression that ToM has come to signify.”
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Melanie Yergeau is super awesome
(fran — do you know where more of Melanie’s stuff is online?)
Well there’s this other one, from DSQ: Circle Wars: Reshaping the Typical Autism Essay
And this one from Computers and Composition Online: Aut(hored)ism
And this multi-author piece from Kairos that she is first author on, and I am last author on! Multimodality in Motion
And this is her website that also has her blog: Kuiama.net
I miss Michigan, but I miss Azeroth more. One I am definitely not going back to.
Franny applied for forty jobs. She applied for 40 jobs. That’s as many as four tens, and that’s
terrible awesome good job Franny yay
Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, and devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.
- Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash. (via sfuffaboutcomics)
Yeah, this quote was my away message/AIM profile/Facebook profile quote for years and it really brings the dudebros to the yard, I have to say. Guys who have read Snow Crash get excited about it, and guys who haven’t read it are like “WHAT IS THAT FROM IT’S SO TRUE ABOUT MY LIFE OMG”.
And I guess it applies to me too because from age 24-25 I devoted many of my Saturdays to a quasi-paramilitary martial arts group and got really into swordfighting.
I don’t really have an end to this thought other than my extreme injury-prone body makes it harder to beat the shit out of my friends/get wailed on with practice weapons than when I was younger, and I miss it. Maybe I just need to take up paintball or something.
You’re supposed to use the personal as if it happened to someone else, some other, hypothetical creature. It’s really, really strange. Similar to being a public artist in that way. People like your communication so much, but they don’t like it to be you talking, and they don’t like to be them listening, or vice versa. I’ve never liked that. They’re tools. Art and writing are tools, with people at either end. You’re supposed to use them, not venerate them as if they were pre-extant.
Technical Writing for Haters: the Oh Shit I’m in Grad School Guide to Teaching Unprofessional Writing. Coming March 2014.
I post about my weird teaching practices on facebook and tumblr so much that I have decided to make them into my own anti-textbook. It will include my thoughts on teaching writing to people who have thought they are “bad at English” for a long time, a lot of appearances by Bill M. Agneto, and at least one drawing of Spider Frizzlerusalem.
I am aiming to have it done by the third week of March so I can distribute it at the CCCC conference.