I'm a philosophy student that tends to post about really serious things unseriously and about really unserious things seriously.
I was once described as a "beautiful, intelligent iguana".
I just had a grad
school [edit: student - see, I suck right now] in our department ask to read the paper I published a bit ago (which: weird!), so I looked it up in the actual journal it was published in, and it’s the first time I’ve seen it that way, and it’s giving me all sorts of feels.
Also, I decided to look up the title on google to see what came up. I saw a couple blog posts and stuff referencing it, and generally saying positive things (which, like, lulz - in retrospect that paper was horrible). The only problem is that everyone’s spelling my name ‘Stirling’ instead of ‘Sterling’, because that’s how Graham Harman referenced me on his blog.
And, just, ugh - it’s this weird feeling of happiness at being referenced (and in some sense validated I guess?) and sadness at being misreferenced. I can’t deal with these emotions right now. Too little sleep.