psst yo yo academia friends
I am intensely curious about any trends you’ve observed in how much professors of various disciplines care about anal formatting details.
Near Eastern Studies: A LOT. YOU DROPPED A FEW SPACES IN YOUR CITATIONS??? LOL *MARKS OFF HALF A GRADE FOR FORMATTING*
Linguistics: (an actual paraphrased exchange)
Me: Do you have any opinion on how to format our papers and citations?
Prof: Not really. Have your name on it. Cite your sources. Look forward to your paper!
Math: I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN A SINGLE PAPER FOR ANY OF THE MATH CLASSES I HAVE TAKEN. THERE IS A BELIEF THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF UNDERGRADUATES WILL NOT HAVE THE BACKGROUND, INSIGHT, OR LUCK TO COME ACROSS ANYTHING EVEN VAGUELY WORTHY OF SHARING WITH OTHERS IN ELABORATE WRITTEN FORM. THIS BELIEF IS CORRECT, THANK YOU FOR NOT MAKING ME FREAK OUT OVER COMING UP WITH SOMETHING.
Computer Science: WHAT WHY DO YOU WANT ME TO WRITE A PAPER ABOUT THIS THING I MADE??? WHY ISN’T A README GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU? WHAT WILL AN ESSAY ACCOMPLISH!? (That said, I haven’t had to turn in this paper yet so I don’t know how they’re grading it.)
Art: Maybe I’ve been really lucky, because all of my instructors in the arts cared significantly more about content more than formatting, although they’d give us a template that they wanted us to follow.
…That’s the exact same sort of conversation I’ve had with my Linguistics prof before. ‘Cite your sources however you want, I don’t care, the actual essay is the important part.’
English, on the other hand, is very exacting…I’ve not run into an English professor at my school who can’t hold forth on their preferred formatting for essays and citations.
Most of the Anthropology department (my first major before I switched) was content with the same format, and you didn’t get marked down for not using it, but you were still very heavily pressured to do it in the exact right format, which coincidentally was an entirely different format from the vast majority of the English department.
I don’t think I’ve ever had to turn in a paper in Comp Sci personally.
1st Generation: Ylisse Mew Mew! o v o
I don’t know if anyone was expecting anything in particular when I said I had a set of themed drawings in progress, but I’m sure whatever it was, I’m preeetty sure they weren’t expecting this.
no but galaxy quest is legitimately the best movie ever
- it’s a love letter to fandom — it totally subverts the “gross man-child in the basement” perception of a fanboy and it’s the fans’ dedication to the show that saves the day
- i repeat: the fandom saves everyone’s lives
- the omega-13 is such a cool idea like it tosses out the paradoxes involved in time travel by so sharply limiting the amount of time you can go back: it only gives you enough time to undo one terrible mistake, and only if it’s so bad and so huge that you realize immediately how bad it is
- like no this is a parody movie but it has a smarter plot and more interesting characters and more genuine emotion than like ninety percent of serious sci-fi movies
- tony shaloub spends the whole movie high as balls
- the aliens are actually, you know, aliens and the reason they look human and speak english is actually addressed and justified
- it’s absolutely hysterical like guy fleegman is one of the funniest characters ever filmed i just
- alan rickman gives me life
- SIGOURNEY WEAVER
- the hero that comes in at the last second to save the ship and the thermians and the whole crew is a teenage fanboy who succeeds because he’s a fan do you understand how amazing that is like patrick stewart initially refused to watch the movie because it looked like it would be cruel to the fans but then he was almost in tears when he actually saw it because it got fandom right and it’s all about the fans
- no but the whole plot is centered around people (and aliens) being inspired by fictional heroes and believing in them and using that belief to give them strength and hope and going to great lengths to create amazing things or work up beautiful, accurate theories out of nothing more than love that’s amazing
- this movie is freaking perfect okay
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This is a Passage Female Red-Tailed Hawk Slope Soaring thermals off cliffs in the desert winds. She loved this style of flight, she would simply hover above waiting for a rabbit to kick up in the brush below.
Red-Tailed Hawks are very versatile birds and can be hunted in many ways to fit your quarry and environment.