So here is the rough draft for my “Anime and Feminism 101” panel that might be happening at San Japan.
A few notes:
- This is obviously not a transcript, but just the ppt slides. I’ve timed myself going through them with the commentary I want to add,…
And we continue! Now it is time to tackle Captain Ressentiment himself, Yosuke Hanamura!
The transcription source is Seesaa Wiki. The translation is my work.
If Seesaa Wiki adds any new quotes or makes any edits I will correct this post.
- “Looks like you were no match for me, huh?!”
- “Yes, that’s right,
The secret of my strength lies in my speed …probably!”
- “Here at Junes, I’m readily waiting to accept customer-challenges at any time!”
- “Weeeeell! How was I? Pretty cool, huh? I didn’t disappoint at all, right? …Right?”
- “Ha Ha! My skills have gotten pretty good lately! See ya!”
Character Specific Quotes:
i did a thing at some point over the past few days ahhh
au where ed never gets his arm back or lighter automail and stays short and miserable about the fact forever
and this is how fmab should’ve ended tbh.
sorry, reblogging for this bc YES
#bc i can only really ship edwin if winry’s taller#(and topping the ever loving fuck outta ed)#also fuck gender norms#why can’t the girl be taller than her man like for srs#in my headcanon ed eventually accepts his height#especially because he kindasorta adores the way he can look up into winry’s face#count ever freckle and watch the way her eyes glitter#reminding him of risembool skies in summer#and because he’s shorter he has this better view#that people never quite seem to understand#to him there’s just something perfect about looking up to her#(like looking UP to her and her bravery and her intelligence and her skill and her wit)#imo it just fits
Since XMas is coming I’ll upload some of the Digimon’s Christmas songs I have :3
This is one of my favorites.
Santamon o Sagase!! | Tamers Christmas Illusion
When you are typing away at your computer, you don’t know what your fingers are really doing.
That is the conclusion of a study conducted by a team of cognitive psychologists at Vanderbilt and Kobe universities. It found that skilled typists can’t identify the positions of many of the keys on the QWERTY keyboard and that novice typists don’t appear to learn key locations in the first place.
“This demonstrates that we’re capable of doing extremely complicated things without knowing explicitly what we are doing,” said Vanderbilt University graduate student Kristy Snyder, the first author of the study, which was conducted under the supervision of Centennial Professor of Psychology Gordon Logan.
A description of the research will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, which recently posted it online.
The researchers recruited 100 university students and members from the surrounding community to participate in an experiment. The participants completed a short typing test. Then, they were shown a blank QWERTY keyboard and given 80 seconds to write the letters in the correct location. On average, they typed 72 words per minute, moving their fingers to the correct keys six times per second with 94 percent accuracy. By contrast, they could accurately place an average of only 15 letters on a blank keyboard.
The fact that the typists did so poorly at identifying the position of specific keys didn’t come as a surprise. For more than a century, scientists have recognized the existence of automatism: the ability to perform actions without conscious thought or intention. Automatic behaviors of this type are surprisingly common, ranging from tying shoelaces to making coffee to factory assembly-line work to riding a bicycle and driving a car. So scientists had assumed that typing also fell into this category, but had not tested it.
What did come as a surprise, however, was a finding that conflicts with the basic theory of automatic learning, which suggests that it starts out as a conscious process and gradually becomes unconscious with repetition. According to the widely held theory – primarily developed by studying how people learn to play chess – when you perform a new task for the first time, you are conscious of each action and store the details in working memory. Then, as you repeat the task, it becomes increasingly automatic and your awareness of the details gradually fades away. This allows you to think about other things while you are performing the task.
Given the prevalence of this “use it or lose it” explanation, the researchers were surprised when they found evidence that the typists never appear to memorize the key positions, not even when they are first learning to type.
“It appears that not only don’t we know much about what we are doing, but we can’t know it because we don’t consciously learn how to do it in the first place” said Logan.
Evidence for this conclusion came from another experiment included in the study. The researchers recruited 24 typists who were skilled on the QWERTY keyboard and had them learn to type on a Dvorak keyboard, which places keys in different locations. After the participants developed a reasonable proficiency with the alternative keyboard, they were asked to identify the placement of the keys on a blank Dvorak keyboard. On average, they could locate only 17 letters correctly, comparable to participants’ performance with the QWERTY keyboard.
According to the researchers, the lack of explicit knowledge of the keyboard may be due to the fact that computers and keyboards have become so ubiquitous that students learn how to use them in an informal, trial-and-error fashion when they are very young.
I’m hanging in there, you guys. I hope so are you. All my love and best wishes for the coming year.
'Twas the night before Linguistmas and all the linguists were snug
Not a creature was stirring, not even a wug
The stockings were hung in the department with care
In hopes that Noam Chomsky soon would be there
The underlings were nestled all snug in their trees
With dreams that one day we would talk to monkeys
While the prof in her kerchief and I in my cap
Had just turned off the brain-scanner for a long winter’s nap
From now on, we’re calling non-linguists “wuggles" (aka, a wug muggle). I don’t know why we haven’t thought of this before.
Has someone already thought of this? Am I late to the game on this one? Let me know if I am. Either way… enjoy spending time with the wuggles over winter break!
Another important Linguistmas announcement.
I wrote an article for The Toast on the phonological constraints that allow you to identify Bandicoot Cumbersnatch, Bendandsnap Candycrush, and even Wimbledon Tennismatch as synonyms for the same long-faced British actor, by analyzing all of the names from the Benedict Cumberbatch name generator.
You should go read it there first to see what the constraints are and how I got them, and then come back here for a bonus in-depth investigation into how we can model them using constraint rankings loosely inspired by Harmonic Grammar (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is).