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I’m pretty sure TIFF scheduled their programing like they did simply to annoy me. I was really hoping to see Imitation Game, but they’ve but the only two showings on the only two days I can’t get out of class!

*sigh* I’ll probably still go for a weekend, because it’s TIFF and I should and I’ll combine it with a trip to the Toronto Public Library to see their Conan Doyle collection but I’m still bummed out.






Holmesian Friends, I need your assistance.

Those of you who have seen Sherlock Hound - does Hound ever play the violin? I’m curious even if it’s only occasional or mentioned in passing.






I’ve been having a seriously shitty few days but I just got spam in my university email account addressing me as “professor” and it’s just a publishing company trying to get people to use their books for class but it still brightens my night a bit.






postcardsfromtheoryland:

So instead of going to the party I don’t know anything about, I’m eating my tabbouleh and watching Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri and THERE IS A PERSON FORCING PEOPLE TO COMMIT SUICIDE

Now doesn’t that sound familiar…

False alarm. It was actually just murder made to look like suicide.

In other news, Holmes is now referred to with female pronouns in both cat and human forms, which I guess makes this one of the few “adaptations” in which Holmes is genderbent and Watson is not.






So instead of going to the party I don’t know anything about, I’m eating my tabbouleh and watching Mikeneko Holmes no Suiri and THERE IS A PERSON FORCING PEOPLE TO COMMIT SUICIDE

Now doesn’t that sound familiar…






madaimee replied to your post: This is why I can’t have nice things. …

Must be a weekend for people not to communicate necessary details. Yay, for tabbouleh for you!

I would have actually liked to go - the guest of honor is a woman who used to be in our field but now she writes children’s books for a living.

Alas. I did try. Guess it’s a sign that I should be studying instead.


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This is why I can’t have nice things.

There’s a department get-together happening tonight, and I completely spaced about responding to the first email about it. But I sent a reply a couple days ago and the prof who’s holding it sent me a message back saying it would be on Saturday the 16th and bring a dish to pass. Alright, I can do that. I’ve been craving tabbouleh for awhile, anyways, and I know it’s vegan-friendly for the vegan profs in our department.

Except I looked again at the message yesterday and it’s missing 1) the address 2) the time. I sent him an email yesterday and today asking for clarification on both those points and haven’t got a response back. Emailed a couple other professors tonight (most likely too late to accomplish anything) but still haven’t heard anything.

I tried to socialize. I really did.

At least I have enough tabbouleh to last me for the next week.






Same here! Too many papers to write it not enough time. These are the moments we have to get creative, right? ;-)

The glorious life of academics, right? Time to break out the to-do lists and ridiculous hourly schedules.

That, and the coffee. All the coffee.




Oh fuck, I’ve completely lost track of time.

Way back in May, my adviser and I (the good adviser who actually advises me) agreed on a schedule of deadlines for upcoming things and, in the process of getting my latest conference presentation ready, studying for the GRE, and relearning German for my proficiency test, I totally neglected my writing sample. We agreed on a thirty page rough draft at the start of Fall semester, which is in slightly over two weeks.

Well then. This is going to be fun.






Template for Preferred Name/Pronouns Letter to Teachers:

thespookyprofessor:

Dear Professor [name],

My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.

Sincerely,

~[Preferred name]

Reblogging this as your friendly graduate teaching assistant telling you to please do this! Alternately, if you are not transgender but go by a different name or pronouns this still applies! Literally all we know about you before you step into the classroom is whatever name is listed on our course roster. Pretty much all profs I know are genuinely good people who want to help you learn, and respecting your name, pronouns, and identity is part of that.

And, if not, the vast majority of schools have rules built in to protect students from this kind of discrimination. If your professor/TA/whoever intentionally doesn’t use your correct name or pronouns, take it up with someone in administration like the Ombudsperson.






Do I have any followers looking to go to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit at COSI in Columbus, OH? It’s closing at the end of of this month and I’m looking for some company :)






mid0nz answered to your post “Ohhhh tumblr I need an opinion. Hamlet tickets. You know. It’s not a…”

OMG when are your tickets for? I’m in late September

August 6th! I don’t normally like to see a show so early in its run, but I also know that I will (assuming nothing goes wrong) be starting my PhD program next fall in a location yet to be determined and I didn’t want to risk the performance conflicting with orientation. SO EXCITED CAN’T EVEN PROCESS THOUGHTS YET


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fleurdelivres answered to your post “Ohhhh tumblr I need an opinion. Hamlet tickets. You know. It’s not a…”

I just saw you got tickets, and I was thinking what a great master’s graduation present that would be for me. I’m so happy for you!!!

This was definitely an impulse buy but it’s an impulse buy I don’t regret! Doing budgeting right now and it looks like if I just control my spending a bit for the next year I should be good. I am SOOOO looking forward to this!






dotheynow replied to your post “Ohhhh tumblr I need an opinion. Hamlet tickets. You know. It’s not a…”

I checked availability an hour before and there aren’t many seats left. I wonder what tickets they are going to release to the general public on august 11th because people are still queuing now. Wait for the 10£ tickets next year?

Yeah, there definitely weren’t many seats when I booked my tickets on Monday. Granted, I only checked the early August performances - I’m fairly certain there is a lot more availability for the September/October shows.






Guess who is the proud new owner of two Barbican Hamlet tickets!!!