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So, this is the hellish year in which I will go on the job market and possibly finish my dissertation. If I can make it through with most of my self-esteem and sanity in tact, I will consider this a great success.

In light of that, thought I might share this article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed (a publication I genuinely despise because I feel it uses the misery of smart people to garner page views) that compares the Academic Job search to ASOIAF. Now, the fantasy world of Blood and Boobs is kind of where I go to escape the headaches of PhD school life, so this article almost took the fun out of Westeros for me. Plus, we all know that Kushiel's Legacy is the fantasy epic that most mirrors the grad school experience IMO. Your committee punishes and tortures you while you fend off deceit and intrigue from your fellow grad students and if you can make it through the end without gasping your signale, they hand you a PhD.

If anyone is curious, my dissertation chair has the gravitas of the Dowayne of Cereus House with the drinking habits of Mavros Shahrizai.  
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