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My thesis proposal is more or less finished. The penultimate draft… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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normandie_m
normandie_m
My thesis proposal is more or less finished. The penultimate draft was 2700 words, but after taking into account the feedback from my peers, it's sitting on a nice 3100 words now.

So, I hand it in tomorrow, and then I'm on holidays. Not that it'll be much of a holiday, as I'm going to spend the the best part of it reading for my independent studies unit paper (which I have decided to call Romanum Ite Domum- appropriate LJ icon forthcoming!), save for probably the one weekend I take off to read Harry Potter 7 when it comes out (obviously). At 10,000 words, I'm setting a goal of 500 words a day on the paper, which means I should have the first half of the semester to draft it, and then the second half to edit and re-write sections in accordance with Rick's feedback.

Being a part-time student is very enjoyable, and I doubt I could've done this semester full-time. Sure, I can no longer get discount on bus or movie tickets, but that's a small price to pay for feeling quite stress-free for the semester.

And before I end this entry, I feel obliged to say something about Life on Mars, because it's brilliant. The music is terrific, and if there's a soundtrack, I'm getting it (or downloading it). Sam and Gene are pure win, in that their version of makeup sex appears to be makeup fighting. I think there must be a story behind Sam's medallion too (any theories on that, severa? I have been reading your excellent Slasher's Guide throughout the series!).

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: David Bowie- The Jean Genie

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From: lillibetpip Date: June 13th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations!
severa From: severa Date: June 14th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Sam's medallion:

No theory/story. Sorry. Mostly it's that medallions were a popular fashion in the 70s, just like his flared pants, heeled boots, and ridiculous collar. Only thing of interest is that it's a St. Christopher's medallion who as you may know is the patron saint of travellers. And Sam is definitely one of those...

am so glad you're likin' LoM. Is definitely in my opinion the best show that's started since 2000.
jessamy104 From: jessamy104 Date: June 14th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh im soo over uni!

i like your grim fandango display picture... thats a blast from the past!!

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