I can’t wait til all these introductions are over so I can stop coming up with “an interesting fact!” about me every other day.
Like, I am not interesting. All the interesting things about me either are (a) embarrassing, (b) something related to fandom/tumblr, or (c) seem like a desperate attempt to be a special snowflake even if they’re true.
I’m going to start making stuff up.
“Hi, my name’s QuarterClever and my research interests are rhetoric and game studies and CMC and an interesting thing about me is that I once had a cage-wrestling match with a platypus and I won and the dude was real upset about it but we went out for drinks afterwards and now we’re bros.”
Ahahaha, they’re making you do formal introduction things? My program’s idea of doing that is to herd my ridiculously huge cohort together in the proximity of alcohol and letting things fall as they may. (They also saddled four of us with a really horrible lab to TA, so we’re creating a subgroup based on mutual bitching about it.) Your program’s way of doing it is probably a better idea, though.