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coaldustcanary: (WoD - Just Frenzy)

Canary's Nest

Where Birds of a Feather Do That Flocking Thing

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Created on 2009-09-04 05:06:06 (#443155), last updated 2017-09-12 (1 week ago)

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Birthdate:Apr 22
Location:Maine, United States of America
"Do you know who the first grad student was? Aristotle (Plato was his prof).
Do you know how long he was in graduate school? Eighteen years.
Do you know how well he did? He invented all the sciences."
- Dierdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois Chicago

I am a relapsed academic. I fell off the wagon several years ago by leaving a professional, well-paying job and am pursuing my PhD in Mass Communication to the detriment of my financial future and sanity. On the plus side, I may eventually be a doctor. But not the kind who helps people.

I like media fandom a lot - my current major fandoms are A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Vikings, and Dragon Age. I roll through new interests pretty frequently, though.

This journal is, at this time, largely friends-only and mostly inactive.

You can generally find me on tumblr these days, also as coaldustcanary

My fanfic (such that is is) is almost all on coaldustcanary @ AO3.

I collect Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfumes kind of obsessively.
*Note that the following posts haven't been updated in ages and may not be again, but feel free to be in touch if you're interested in in stuff on the buy/sell/trade post.*
BPAL buy/sell/trade post is HERE.
BPAL wishlist is on the BPAL forums HERE.

First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect
Your sensibilities are shaken by the slightest defect
You live your life like a canary in a coal mine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line

You say you want to spend the winter in Firenza
You're so afraid to catch a dose of influenza
You live your life like a canary in a coal mine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line

Now if I tell you that you suffer from delusions
You pay your analyst to reach the same conclusions
You live your life like a canary in a coal mine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line

Canary in a coal mine
Canary in a coal mine
Canary in a coal mine

-- "Canary In a Coal Mine", The Police

"Today, the practice of using a canary in a coal mine has become part of coal mining lore, but the ideology behind it has become a popular expression. The phrase living like a canary in a coal mine often refers to serving as a warning to others. The actual canary in a coal mine had little control over its fate, but it continued to sing anyway. In one sense, living like a canary in a coal mine indicates a willingness to experience life's dangers without compromise."

-- What does it mean to be a "Canary in a Coal Mine?"

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