AND THAT’S A WRAP FOLKS
November 2, 2011 § 2 Comments
And with that, major combat (“reading”) operations are officially complete — Orals on Friday, praise be to Jebus.
And it’s funny, it feels like only yesterday that I first started the process. JUST KIDDING IT FEELS LIKE IT WAS FIVE MONTHS AGO BECAUSE IT FUCKING WAS. The verdict is mixed — I sure did learn a lot, and some of it was lots of fun. Some of it was infuriating, which was also fun (in its own way). I did not appreciate having to approach every selection like a surreptitious tomb raider. This was not casual reading, this was reading with a purpose; this was about efficiency and learning to zero in on Major Themes and finding a way to package those themes into digestible soundbites I’ll be able to purge all over my examiners. I haven’t read anything for its own sake in ages, which makes me feel slightly sheepish. Like, yeah I know all these things now, but only as the result of poaching, and does that still count? I guess I’ll never know.
tl;dr I’M NEVER DOING THAT AGAIN. Pictures related, it’s my brain on exams.
(“Fuck,” “Stupid” and “Totally Rad” courtesy a very nice young man)