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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss


I turned in my master’s thesis. It’s kinda weak – I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it’s a personal milestone for me since it’s the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It’s 50 pages without references or appendixes (but including graphs). Before this year, I don’t think I ever finished anything I couldn’t write in a single sitting! So I am happy about that at least.

 If I could do it over again, I’d try setting more deadlines in the middle. Because no matter what, I’m always going to be rushing at the last minute, right. ^^ I’d also go somewhere with more sun in the summertime.

And I’d put in more crazy stuff!  Pierre Bourdieu’s The Field of Cultural Production and Barabara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided are in there, but I also wanted to include Reality is Broken and this Berardi book Sabina linked me to about blue-collar-style quotas creeping into white-collar work.  Well, I might still include those things, because the plan right now is to revise so I have something decent to show employers. I’m setting a personal goal to have all the extra references in by the first of November.

My dad read it, and his major complaints were that I didn’t spend enough time on the analysis, and that I used “FYROM” and not “Macedonia” when referring to the country of our people.  Which, you know, is fair.  ^^ Won’t know my grade for a while, am just chilling at the moment, watching Youtube videos and making travel plans.

Apart from that, I’m reading The Game of Kings, watching Dance Academy, and writing an article for thehoodedutilitarian about a comic I hate. Which means I had to go back, like, five years because I don’t really read comics I “hate” anymore.  I decided to write about Bakuman, the manga by the Death Note artist-writer team about being a Shonen Jump artist-writer team / how pretty girls are stuck up but ugly girls aren’t worth your time. It’s a sort of “I would love this if it weren’t for this one thing I hate” article.

I am also (casually) seeing someone. She’s awesome. Thumbs up!

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