I got my paper done, sort of. I came to a good stopping point that gave me the chance to drop the pen for awhile but still allowed me to make a substantial scientific claim. I also came across an equation that helped me tie it all together at the last minute and that made me feel better about the submission. Now I have two finals to complete in the morning and then you can stick a fork in me because I will be done. Until then I'm still penned down in the trenches taking grenades.
Cross your fingers for me.
"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
So, I'm still fighting the good fight with this monster of a paper, but as I said last month, this is hell. At least I can tell that some progress has been made. Tonight I'm going to try and pull an all-nighter to finish up the content so I'll only have editing left to sort out before my final submission on Friday. Then I should be able to concentrate on my final exams. Geez, graduation feels so close, and yet still so far away. This beast hasn't yet killed my sense of humor though, and as you can see I'm still able to retain some sort of grotesque smile.
But be careful. This picture is like looking into sun..stare at it for too long and you'll likely go blind. Ouch.