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Hi, lets be losers together.

What are your plans, now that you know you suck?

I have decided I'm going to be so awesome they will feel stupid later for rejecting me.

What do you think you will be doing?

I suspect for some of you this involves alcohol...

Also, I like to post gifs, so I think I will post gifs of loser-ness in this thread...

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Hi, lets be losers together.

What are your plans, now that you know you suck?

I have decided I'm going to be so awesome they will feel stupid later for rejecting me.

What do you think you will be doing?

I suspect for some of you this involves alcohol...

Also, I like to post gifs, so I think I will post gifs of loser-ness in this thread...

jim-carrey-writing.gif

Have you been shut out, or shut out so far?

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I haven't technically been shut out but it's highly likely I'll voluntarily decide to just reapply next cycle and try for better results. I know the ways in which my application can be improved. It's going to be a terribly boring year though, so it's certainly not something I'm looking forward to. 

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Have you been shut out, or shut out so far?

I'm holding on to the stupid hope that the only place I haven't heard from yet has me on a secret waitlist or something but they have already sent out their acceptances, so I'm just being stupid really.

 

I haven't technically been shut out but it's highly likely I'll voluntarily decide to just reapply next cycle and try for better results. I know the ways in which my application can be improved. It's going to be a terribly boring year though, so it's certainly not something I'm looking forward to. 

I know I've learned a lot that I'm going to use to kick the ass out of the next cycle, that's for sure.

 

Do I count? I can't afford either of my acceptances and my waitlist is super uncertain.

You count. I feel really bad for those of us who aren't in a financial place to live off parents, trust funds, friends, relations, or savings, etc.

 

 

And lastly, a gif.

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I'm holding on to the stupid hope that the only place I haven't heard from yet has me on a secret waitlist or something but they have already sent out their acceptances, so I'm just being stupid really.

 

I know I've learned a lot that I'm going to use to kick the ass out of the next cycle, that's for sure.

 

You count. I feel really bad for those of us who aren't in a financial place to live off parents, trust funds, friends, relations, or savings, etc.

 

 

And lastly, a gif.

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YAY! Oh wait...

Oh hey! This means I might be talking to you guys next year. Silver linings people, silver linings. 

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I understand that. But I desperately want to explore Bangkok, so choices are being made. 

 

I don't know if I'll apply to philosophy grad school again. Part of leaving the country is about giving me space to evaluate what I actually want to do with my life, far away from all the things that are influencing me now. 

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I'm female too. It's actually pretty safe for single western women travelers, compared to other countries in southeast asia. 

It is surprisingly safe indeed! Some of my girlfriends, around 24-years-old, went for a few weeks for New Years and had no problems whatsoever and their money went a long way. 

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Well, I threw my shut-out tantrum two weeks ago when I got the first two rejections, so I've gotten that out of my system lol.

I'm considering becoming an apprentice at a local farm to reevaluate my direction without distractions. I live in Atlanta, so I'll likely attempt to slink into GSU's MA program. If I get reject, I'll take classes as a non-degree seeking student until I can get in. Then reapply to PhD programs. Rinse and repeat until I'm accepted into a well-fitting program. 

 

Or I'll work somewhere only mildly depressing to take care of myself while I let the second round of apps consume my soul. Or Michelle Obama will call Princeton herself and demand that I am admitted. Whichever. 

 

I'm a journalist, too, so I'll be freelancing regardless and that will bring me joy. 



 

 

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Don't forget to find a hot Thai wife while you're at it.

I think some people didn't realize you were quoting/making fun of Dfindley who said that he would move to Thailand, study philosophy, and marry a hot thai woman... Because I remember dfindley I found that comment amazing and it took me more than a moment to realize the person you were quoting wasn't just pretending to be Dfindley and was actually serious.

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I think some people didn't realize you were quoting/making fun of Dfindley who said that he would move to Thailand, study philosophy, and marry a hot thai woman... Because I remember dfindley I found that comment amazing and it took me more than a moment to realize the person you were quoting wasn't just pretending to be Dfindley and was actually serious.

THANK YOU! God, and you people say you remember Dfindley. 

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I actually got upset when that comment got downvoted because I'm tired of the 'quick to jump down people's throats' around here. It's really exhausting, and I hope I never end up at school with certain people, because I'm sure they have to be some sort of obnoxious in person.

 

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I actually got upset when that comment got downvoted because I'm tired of the 'quick to jump down people's throats' around here. It's really exhausting, and I hope I never end up at school with certain people, because I'm sure they have to be some sort of obnoxious in person.

 

Edit: must add gif now...

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You know what? I think that the people that downvoted me shouldn't get their patches. Clearly they don't remember dfindley.

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Let's be honest, all of Dfindley's comments are horrible read out of context.

I don't know about that. If I did metaphysics and were single (my partner sometimes snoops on here when she's bored at work ^_^), I'd probably steal that "My metaphysics are awesome" line for my dating profile. My main move would also be suggestively saying "Let's get meta-physical."

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I don't know about that. If I did metaphysics and were single (my partner sometimes snoops on here when she's bored at work ^_^), I'd probably steal that "My metaphysics are awesome" line for my dating profile. My main move would also be suggestively saying "Let's get meta-physical."

 

Stealing these ideas ^

 

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