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Hey All! I am Sasser and I am a newcomer to AF! I've recently been feeling particularly nostalgic lately and wanted to get back into using forums. Tired of using apps like discord and other social media of the sort, would love to make new and closer connections! I've only recently become very passionate about anime and man oh man do I regret but I have been aware of it for a long time. Recently I haven't felt the dedication and ability to commit to watching anime series but I have found great joy in reading manga so as of late I have been preferring manga to anime because of things like time constraints and other sorts of hindrances like that. I'm very glad to meet you all and I hope to make some great friends here! :)

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Hello and welcome to AF! ~ 💜

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Always nice to have new members. I'm Sofi btw. What mangas are you reading currently? 

 

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Do not let Banri fool you. He may seem super sweet, nice, innocent, but he will steal your cupcakes and drink your brains out with a CapriSun straw when you fall asleep.

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19 minutes ago, Sofi said:
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Do not let Banri fool you. He may seem super sweet, nice, innocent, but he will steal your cupcakes and drink your brains out with a CapriSun straw when you fall asleep.

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Oh no Sofi, why are you sharing this secret with the new comer, now I won't get the chance to steal all their cupcakes and drink their brain juices

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Howdy Sasser!

Just peeked in at your profile:

Trigun 😍 Inuyasha 😍 be still my heart ~

Another fellow North Carolinian here 🤗 We are growing in numbers, we should all consider an AF live event.

Anywho, it’s nice to have you, I do hope you enjoy your stay here, and come to the Anime section! Jump right on in, we’ve got some “old” anime threads that are hoppin right now, as we discuss what old anime we are watching at the moment. A couple of us will be rewatching Trigun soon! 

Love & Peace ✌️ 

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10 hours ago, Sofi said:

Hello and welcome to AF! ~ 💜

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Always nice to have new members. I'm Sofi btw. What mangas are you reading currently? 

 

HI SOFI!!! Thank you for the warm introduction! I have been reading Fire Force, Dr. Stone, Promised Neverland, and JJBA lately, Dr. Stone has quickly become one of my favorite stories ever, and I am obsessed with the art of boichi!!! I have yet to check out any of these manga anime adaptations, haven't had the time to bother sadly :(

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6 hours ago, Seshi said:

Howdy Sasser!

Just peeked in at your profile:

Trigun 😍 Inuyasha 😍 be still my heart ~

Another fellow North Carolinian here 🤗 We are growing in numbers, we should all consider an AF live event.

Anywho, it’s nice to have you, I do hope you enjoy your stay here, and come to the Anime section! Jump right on in, we’ve got some “old” anime threads that are hoppin right now, as we discuss what old anime we are watching at the moment. A couple of us will be rewatching Trigun soon! 

Love & Peace ✌️ 

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HI SESHI!!! Thank you for the very warm welcome! Glad to meet a fellow North Carolinian! It's great to meet you and I hope I am able to join in the rewatching of Trigun! Hope we can become great friends :)

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6 minutes ago, Seshi said:

 

@The History Kid is our local historian, maybe he can show you around some? ;)

I won the title?  I was not informed I won the title.  I thought it was being kept from me as collateral. 

Oh...uh. Yo @Sasser.  Welcome and all that stuff.  Where do you apply your curating skillset?  Another radio operator too, RACES, Military, or Other?

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19 minutes ago, The History Kid said:

I won the title?  I was not informed I won the title.  I thought it was being kept from me as collateral. 

Oh...uh. Yo @Sasser.  Welcome and all that stuff.  Where do you apply your curating skillset?  Another radio operator too, RACES, Military, or Other?

Hello History Kid! I've seen a few of your posts, thanks for commenting on my intro post! I currently work for an extremely small scale non-profit museum covering the history of the county I live in, I've had a good record with the museum and introduced me to lots of information on the museum lifestyle. I'm not head of curation but as assistant curator I help the head curator divide the workload evenly between the two of us. I have to handle all of the temporary release forums, put the information from the forums into PastPerfect, and obviously have to assist manage the archives! Something about the museum lifestyle is thrilling, I am very exctied to continue with it into the future. My second job as Radio Operator isn't too complicated, it's nothing major either I'm mainly act as like a switchboard operator for my local state park and help relay messages between park rangers, and EMT all of that sort of stuff. Sadly I'm leaving for college in a few weeks so I'll be giving up my assistant curator position to study public history, but I will be transferring my radio operator position to a state park near the college so I'm really looking forward to that. I am happy beyond words with the work I do because it's stuff I'm really interested in and will help me in the future! Better than my first job at McDonald's lmao. Thanks again for checking out my post and profile! :)

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I see.  County museums are getting to be a dying breed - and it's very unfortunate.  The amount of funding that gets cut away from non-centralized public education programs has been a harbinger for museums for years, and it's just suffocating.  You're heading away to a university, are you pursuing history or a museum studies degree?  Was this just a spacer job between high school and higher ed?

I was a delinquent dropout at 16.  Took an extra 5 years off before going back into school.  I lived in retail until my senior year.  If you have experience (such as yourself) it helps make things easier when it comes time to market yourself. 

I don't handle museum duties very often - that's generally handled by CMH on post.  Up until recently it was maintained by USAG.  We're a senior command on post though, so if the museum needs something, they come to the senior commands history office.  Museum duties are fine and all, but in the federal system they are incredibly monotonous.  Ay yi.  It's good to hear you've enjoyed your experiences up to now though.  Always great to see an up and comer.

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1 minute ago, The History Kid said:

I see.  County museums are getting to be a dying breed - and it's very unfortunate.  The amount of funding that gets cut away from non-centralized public education programs has been a harbinger for museums for years, and it's just suffocating.  You're heading away to a university, are you pursuing history or a museum studies degree?  Was this just a spacer job between high school and higher ed?

I was a delinquent dropout at 16.  Took an extra 5 years off before going back into school.  I lived in retail until my senior year.  If you have experience (such as yourself) it helps make things easier when it comes time to market yourself. 

I don't handle museum duties very often - that's generally handled by CMH on post.  Up until recently it was maintained by USAG.  We're a senior command on post though, so if the museum needs something, they come to the senior commands history office.  Museum duties are fine and all, but in the federal system they are incredibly monotonous.  Ay yi.  It's good to hear you've enjoyed your experiences up to now though.  Always great to see an up and comer.

Yeah, this has been a spacer job I got after getting fed up with McDonald's, I've been here for a year now. And yes, I feel I came on board at a very poor time, the museum has seen much better times and the best we can do is focus on making the museum look nicer and having a diverse gift shop that represents the area well. We have been working on renovations and changing the stock of the gift shop, more so than updating the actual exhibits due to the lack of grants and drop in visitation. I am going to university for a public history degree, it's a new-ish degree that has been on the rise lately, though I have planned on majoring in it for a few years now. The difference between a public history degree and a 'history' degree is the focus on public relations and communications, as well as management in some aspects, this will be a great help with things like curation and teaching which opens plenty of doors. But it also allows me to build sort of a concentration, I plan on focusing obviously in archival methods, but I plan on getting a minor in Classical Civilizations, I love ancient and classical era civilizations and would love to further my knowledge on them, and mayhaps study some Latin or Greek as well :) I am very excited for college however I plan on getting rather involved during my time there so I may be suffocated when it comes to things like social media and commitments like Anime series, which is why I signed up for these forums so I believe I shall be able to keep in touch with everyone, thank you for this great information on the processes of the sort, I am beyond excited to get involved with the field :)

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8 hours ago, Sasser said:

HI SOFI!!! Thank you for the warm introduction! I have been reading Fire Force, Dr. Stone, Promised Neverland, and JJBA lately, Dr. Stone has quickly become one of my favorite stories ever, and I am obsessed with the art of boichi!!! I have yet to check out any of these manga anime adaptations, haven't had the time to bother sadly :(

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That's a pretty good list! Hope you enjoy yourself here.

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14 minutes ago, Sasser said:

 I am going to university for a public history degree, it's a new-ish degree that has been on the rise lately, though I have planned on majoring in it for a few years now. The difference between a public history degree and a 'history' degree is the focus on public relations and communications, as well as management in some aspects, this will be a great help with things like curation and teaching which opens plenty of doors. But it also allows me to build sort of a concentration, I plan on focusing obviously in archival methods, but I plan on getting a minor in Classical Civilizations, I love ancient and classical era civilizations and would love to further my knowledge on them, and mayhaps study some Latin or Greek as well  

The most important piece of advice that I ever got was that anymore dual majors are no longer "if you feel like it."  They are absolutely imperative in the competitive field.  Your institution should be able to help you figure out a good second major to approach.  That actually has some personal credence to it.  In my case, you'd think that my "B.A. HIST" is what got me my job as a military historian.  That's not true though.  It was actually my "B.A. ADAH" - Art History - that got me the job.  There are certain periphery components that a dual major candidate has that a single major will never have.

As for Classical Civilizations - I had an undergrad focus in classical civ, but only because the military history components in undergrad are judged so biased that they don't exist anymore.  That included Latin, which I'm still thankful for taking (despite the fact that there's not really anyplace for me to use it for in my occupation).  

The Public History degree sounds like it's hybridized between History and Museum Studies.  That sounds good.  Just be sure they aren't trying to shortcut things into that single major.  I graduated light for a history major: 166 credits.  That being said - management and PR is an important component that will safeguard you for other skillsets too.  Definitely a smart move for degree inclusion.

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