Hello! My name is Joe Kessler. I'm a 25-year-old grad student, studying linguistics at the University at Buffalo in upstate New York. I grew up in Vero Beach, Florida, and I went to college at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
I am pro-diversity in all domains, and I am a regular advocate for acceptance and celebration of linguistic variation. Not sure what that means? Feel free to ask me anything, or check out my blog on the subject.
(I tend to answer all questions publicly, so if you'd prefer a private response sent to your inbox, please let me know when you ask. I'm currently very behind on answering messages, but I promise I'll get to all of them eventually!)
I'm as big a fanboy as anyone else, and my Tumblr often shows it. I am a particular fan of Doctor Who, Community, Harry Potter, and The Band Perry. (A complete list of my TV fandoms, which show up the most on this blog, can be found here.) I am also a lifelong bookworm -- at the moment I am reading Comic Relief: A Comprehensive Philosophy of Humor by John Morreall, and my favorite authors include Stephen R. Donaldson, Brandon Sanderson, Neil Gaiman, and Stephen King.
Thanks for visiting my Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy your stay!