1. I’m currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature, specifically postcolonial theory and literature, because we’ve got to fight the powers that be.
2. I am like ten days behind on my email right now and I’m answering this ask because I cannot handle my life.
3. I am maybe one of four postcolonialists out there who actually believe that capitalism is the best system we’re gonna get in the near future, and that when you think about all the systems we could have, capitalism tempered by socialism is actually pretty rad.
4. I’m studying for a minor field exam on colonial trauma, which means I read about genocide all day. Wheeeeeeeee!
5. My hard drive is running out of space because of my monstrous music collection. I’m addicted to trading music with friends.
5. I recently got on the New York Times mailing list and now I feel informed about world events. But I’m also ten days behind on my email. You win some, you lose some.
6. My parents are the absolute bomb. They believed in my when I was a C student having panic attacks every day, and they believe in me now that I’m a mostly-financially-independent PhD candidate who’s basically got her life together. And I know I could never have become that if they hadn’t refused to give up on me, even when they were told that I would never be able to attend a regular high school. (I totally attended a regular high school. Fuck the haters.)
7. I was so psyched that 12 Years a Slave won best picture. I nearly cried after that movie. I’m still really glad that it won over Gravity, and that Lupita won. She is so fabulous. I am running out of things to say about myself.
8. I have a writing blog at weliveinforever.tumblr.com where I publish creative writing type shenanigans, and drop updates when I get published online.
9. I currently live in Boston to follow my dreams or whatever, but I’m a New Orleanian for life.
10. Speaking of, Hugh Laurie was Bacchus (the king of the parade, Bacchus) this year and I was at the ball because my father rides in Bacchus and Hugh Laurie threw me a doubloon and I caught it in my hand and it has his face on it and it was the Mardi Gras to end all Mardi Gras.
A ROMAN MARBLE TORSO OF VENUS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The goddess depicted nude, originally standing with her weight on her left leg, her right slightly advanced, her torso with a fleshy paunch along her abdomen and a narrow waist, her left arm raised outward, her head turned sharply to her left, with long tresses of corkscrew curls framing her neck
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
via > christies.com
- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Nepalese or North Indian
- Medium: steel
- Measurements: 26 1/2” overall with a 21” blade that is 4 1/2” wide at the tip and 3/8” thick at the back edge
This is a large and heavy Kora sword from Nepal or Northern India. These unusual weapons were used both in battle and for animal sacrifice ceremonies. The finely forged blade is sharp on the concave side and comes to a thick and massive tip for a very powerful cut. The fullered blade has a very thick back edge and the “eye” has slight red fill in the background. The handle is made of steel.
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