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Hello hello, nice to meet you all~

I've no clue how active I'll be on here, but my old internet-home is now a very dead forums and I figured I'd search for a forum community with a little more life in it. ^-^

I'm currently at university for History, and very much enjoying it! Outside of school, I enjoy dancing, some drawing, playing games, listening to music, chatting with friends, and watching anime (duh).

You can already see a few of my favourite anime, but I actually have a lot of favourites. ^-^ I'm currently watching Black Lagoon, Ghost Hunt, and The Rising of the Shield Hero. I'm also reading the Kamisama Kiss manga, 'cause Season 2 had a seriously sucky ending and I need some better resolution. ;-;

Thanks for having me!

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Welcome, @Cassandra.

History major, huh?  You'll forgive me, but I'm going to skip most of everything and ask, what history are you studying?  It's always great to see more people involved with the profession as a professional, rather than armchair warriors (there's a lot more of them now than ever before).

Glad to have you!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  I, or someone else (especially if it's anime-esqe) will surely have an answer.

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@The History Kid

^ My first question is gonna be how much of a thing is tagging people here, and should I do it whenever responding to someone?

As for the History question, I'm a first year so I'm still very new and very general. I'm currently taking a class about the history of pirates, and one about Skyrim & the Middle Ages (my uni has the coolest classes I can't). My personal area of interest is the history of costume/fashion, though I don't claim to know a ton on the subject.

I see you're an Army Historian! Do you work at a museum? Do you specialize in the American army, or...?

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Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here 😁

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@Cassandra - I generally use the tags for new members the first few times or if I'm trying to get a members attention in larger threads, to each their own.

Those do sound like unique course titles and names, hopefully the content is good. I know that my first year was a real butt kicker.  That was mainly because I was taking the classes without knowing the format not the style that was required within my program. Joke was on me though, when I got my job all that went out the window too.

As for me, that occupation has many different meanings. Undergrad programs (schools in general) are not very friendly for military history. So, my two BAs were in History and Art History.  My MA is in American Military History (ca.1945-1993).  So that's one use. The main use though is that well...it's my occupation. I work within the U.S. Army as a command historian. That means history et al, and other duties as assigned. We make up less than 1% of all history positions globally, which I don't know if that's flattering or depressing. I mean to the latter.

Again, welcome aboard.

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Thanks for the welcomes, everyone! ^-^

@Keiko  I just do pencil drawings of whatever I feel like drawing. 😂 I'm no artist or anything, and I'm not very good, I just like doing it. Are you an artist?

@The History Kid The classes seem to be good so far. I mean, I don't have much experience so I also hope the content is good, bhhh. I haven't found things to be overly difficult, which I appreciate.

I didn't know "command historian" was a thing! That's super neat. Do you enjoy what you do?

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1 hour ago, Cassandra said:

 

@The History Kid The classes seem to be good so far. I mean, I don't have much experience so I also hope the content is good, bhhh. I haven't found things to be overly difficult, which I appreciate.

I didn't know "command historian" was a thing! That's super neat. Do you enjoy what you do?

It may be different in other countries, but in the U.S., there are historians at the various levels of military command: battalion, brigade, division, command, army, branch, etc. You'd cycle these terms depending on the branch too. Below the division level, you generally see uniformed personnel having the historian as part of their MOS.

I get a lot of enjoyment in the work.  Ideally I'd be somewhere else in the military chain, but it isn't possible unfortunately.  I do love it all the same though, was born to do this.

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@Keiko

Cool! What's your favourite medium to work with? Also, I see the drawings in your signature. Those are yours?

@The History Kid

Ah, I learn something new every day. ^-^ I honestly don't even know that much about the military here, so I can't say if it's the same or not. But anywho, it's so good to hear you enjoy your work! As it should be.

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2 hours ago, Cassandra said:

Ah, I learn something new every day. ^-^ I honestly don't even know that much about the military here, so I can't say if it's the same or not. But anywho, it's so good to hear you enjoy your work! As it should be.

If I understand Canada's structure properly, there's likely far fewer historian/heraldic slots in it.  The U.S. has the largest Civilian Corps I believe - simply because of the reach.  Even so, Canada's armed forces probably have an MOS that'd take other duties as assigned, including maybe historical duties.  Military can be weird.

Anyway, feel free to holler if you have a need for some history pointers.  I'm...mostly decent about getting back to people in a reasonable amount of time.

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@Cassandra I draw on paper. I use pencils for sketching, then use a brush pen on top, and then finishn by colouring with colour pencils, or markers.
Yes, indeed they are. I am curious of what your style is like.

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