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Fellow Tolkien Fans, mind taking a survey?

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 24, 2014, 7:13 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!

dawn-felagund.livejournal.com/…

Brief entry for now! Right above this is a link to Dawn Felagund's livejournal entry about a survey she is doing (a link to the actual survey is included in there). She's presenting a paper at Mythmoot in January about the Tolkien fandom, specifically fanfic writers and readers, and has designed a survey to gather information relevant to it.

Please, if you're a Tolkien fanfic writer or reader (you don't need to be both, and you can be Hobbit/LotR/Silm/any other corner, books or movies), take the survey! This is important to me, both as somebody who is personally interested in Dawn's research (because I am a geek about things like this), and as somebody who does research. It's hard sometimes to get the participation we'd like, because it does require people to take time out of their day. But it does serve a purpose.

So please? She'd appreciate it, and I would too! Really, I would. :D 

_

I'll be back with a longer journal at some point - if not before January, then at the end of it when I'm either really excited because I'm going to England, or really disappointed when I'm not (if anyone wants to take a course in England next summer over either the Anthropology of Science Fiction or Intro to Cultural Anthro, has several thousand dollars to pay for it, and thinks their advisor would be alright and write them a letter saying you're cool, let me know. I'll send you the link. The prof is awesome, btw. He's one of my favorites, and you all know how hard I am to please. And I really want to go, but we need enough students, and I'm not sure we'll get enough.)

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Journal Entry: Fri Dec 5, 2014, 12:56 PM
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So hi!

I'm still lurking around at times. I didn't end up doing NaNo.

I'm just...a lot of the people reading this know I want to get my PhD and teach Anthropology. It's a highly competitive field with a shrinking number of tenure track jobs and too many people who want them.

This means that I'm feeling the pressure to distinguish myself, even at this level. I hate some of it, but I need to do all of it.

This semester I did my first teaching internship and my senior research. Next semester I'm doing a second teaching internship (yay!) and possibly presenting my research at a conference or two, and maybe doing more research. At the same time, also trying to maintain a GPA above 3.85, in order to graduate with the highest honors.

Also, I'm hoping to go to England next summer to study, if we get enough people signed up for the course.

So responses will probably take awhile. I'm not trying to ignore anyone, but I know the position I'm starting from - lower class, less money, etc - and I know how that effects my chances. I have to do these things and do them well if I want to get into the program and get the job I want.

(If anybody's curious, my class load for next semester is:
1. TA/intern for an intro level Anthropology course (World Prehistory) - so attending class, holding office hours, and holding supplemental instruction.
2. a 400 level Criminal Justice course (Juveniles)
3. a 400 level Archaeology course (Northern European Prehistory)
4 & 5. two gen eds (theater and health and wellness)
6 & 7. Lurking in one or two other classes (both anthropology, one Great Plains and the maybe being Cultural)

Plus the conference(s). And hoping to turn around at the end of next semester and be on a plane to England, though that doesn't look as sure.

I hope all of you are alright!

Skin by SimplySilent
“You said-”

“No, you said that we shouldn’t. So I didn’t.”

“Caranthir, you’re an idiot! Why would I tell you not to get water? We need it!”

“Will both of you just shut up? Why couldn’t Maglor have been sent with me instead of the two of you, who can’t communicate long enough to get anything done? Does Atar really hate me that much?”

“Maglor had to go help Grandfather, remember? Or did he not tell you that?”

“He told me. I just wish Grandfather had asked for help any other time of the year.”

“Well, next time submit a request to him in writing, telling him that you don’t want us to go and you need Maglor to go with you.”

“Well, at least he would have packed the lamp, so we wouldn’t be sitting here in the dark.”

“You little-”

“Celegorm! Stop beating him!”

“But-”

“Stop!”

“Fine.”

“Now, both of you go to sleep. I’ll take first watch.”

“Fine.”

“Whatever.”

“Good night.”
The Necessity of Talking to Your Brothers
Written for Fan-Flashworks, Amnesty Round 16, challenge "Communication".

Since I liked the summary I wrote, here it is One dark night, Maedhros is stuck out in the woods with Celegorm and Caranthir. Of course, it's completely dark because neither of them remembered to bring the lamp.

Poor, poor, Maedhros.
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“Success is sweet, isn’t it, Celeborn?” Gil-galad looked over at him. “We have finally gained some peace after the trials of the First Age, and now we can begin rebuilding our lands once more.”

Celeborn paused his reading and looked up. “Perhaps it is, and yet…”

“And yet…?” Gil-galad said.

“And yet I cannot help but wish that it wasn’t at so high a cost. It leaves a sour taste, to know that we are left to rebuild, but so many dear friends and relatives lie dead under the sea.”

Gil-galad didn’t respond.

Celeborn shook his head and resumed reading.
The Taste of Peace
Written for Fan-Flashworks, challenge "Sweet & Sour".

I like word play.
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“Daeron was a minstrel,” Celeborn said, looking down at his grandsons. “He was the one who invented the writing system that we used, and Thingol always sent him when it was important that something be remembered.”

“But…” Elladan frowned. He glanced at his twin, who was also frowning.

“But?” Celeborn asked.

“Daeron is the one who betrayed Lúthien! Why do we have to learn about him?” Elrohir asked.

Celeborn paused and let out a breath. “He did tell Thingol. But you two must understand that not telling Elu was unthinkable to most people in Doriath. He was our king.”

“Daeron was supposed to be her friend,” Elladan said. “Friends don’t tell on friends.”

“He was her friend,” Celeborn answered. “And he was mine as well. But that isn’t important for now. Did you know that some of the songs you heard last night were written by Daeron?”

Elrohir looked ready to ask more questions, but eventually just shook his head, “No.”

"He could hardly be a completely horrible person in the world if you enjoyed his songs so much, could he?" Celeborn asked.

Elrohir and Elladan shook their heads again.

Celeborn smiled and began to talk again, leading his grandsons around the forest, while wisps of song reached their ears.
The History of Songs
Written for Fan-Flashworks, challenge "Music".

I've always felt sorry for Daeron and Celeborn.
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Fellow Tolkien Fans, mind taking a survey?

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 24, 2014, 7:13 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!

dawn-felagund.livejournal.com/…

Brief entry for now! Right above this is a link to Dawn Felagund's livejournal entry about a survey she is doing (a link to the actual survey is included in there). She's presenting a paper at Mythmoot in January about the Tolkien fandom, specifically fanfic writers and readers, and has designed a survey to gather information relevant to it.

Please, if you're a Tolkien fanfic writer or reader (you don't need to be both, and you can be Hobbit/LotR/Silm/any other corner, books or movies), take the survey! This is important to me, both as somebody who is personally interested in Dawn's research (because I am a geek about things like this), and as somebody who does research. It's hard sometimes to get the participation we'd like, because it does require people to take time out of their day. But it does serve a purpose.

So please? She'd appreciate it, and I would too! Really, I would. :D 

_

I'll be back with a longer journal at some point - if not before January, then at the end of it when I'm either really excited because I'm going to England, or really disappointed when I'm not (if anyone wants to take a course in England next summer over either the Anthropology of Science Fiction or Intro to Cultural Anthro, has several thousand dollars to pay for it, and thinks their advisor would be alright and write them a letter saying you're cool, let me know. I'll send you the link. The prof is awesome, btw. He's one of my favorites, and you all know how hard I am to please. And I really want to go, but we need enough students, and I'm not sure we'll get enough.)

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