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post May 19 2006, 11:40 PM
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Yes indeedy, here it is:



That's three copies of my thesis, right there! Next week they will be winging their way off to my examination committee, then about a month or-so after that I will be examined and... Well, the chances are about 95% certain that they'll ask me to make some changes, but those won't take long hopefully!

The point is... I've written a thesis! Wahey!


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post May 19 2006, 11:47 PM
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*dances*

WOOHOO! That is awesome!

As far back as I can remember in the forums I know that you've been writing that thesis. I feel relieved at now its finally (possibly) finished, I have no idea how you must feel.

Right, I'm going to the pub to celebrate...if it wasn't past closing time. Well anyway, next drink I have will have a mini-toast involved.

*dances into the distance*


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post May 20 2006, 01:29 AM
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Congratulations! Took your time, didn't you? wink.gif


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post May 20 2006, 02:02 AM
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Meh! It's only been... About seven years.

I was offered it pretty much as soon as I finished my degree, so I started researching then. It was about 18 months before I was accepted on the course, and I've been 'officially' writing it for five and a half years. Yep, it's safe to say that I've been doing it a while now.

In the time that I've been writing, Gibson has published two new novels, which fortunately have fitted in precisely with everything I was already saying about him.

I recently checked, out of curiosity, how long Neuromancer is. It's around 79,000 words. My thesis is about 66,000, I've nearly written a whole new book about his work!


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post May 20 2006, 03:31 AM
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It's so strange to hear that you're finally (mostly) done with it! I'll no longer hear "I have to get back to work on my thesis! Such and such is do in so many days". Instead, I'm wondering if I'll hear "Wondering what to do without my thesis!"

What will you do with all the time not being spent on your thesis?


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post May 20 2006, 09:56 AM
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Wow!!! Well done! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo! You have finished! congratulations!


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post May 20 2006, 12:43 PM
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Yay! Go team Mata! Are you doing anything to celebrate?


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post May 20 2006, 12:46 PM
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Well done Mata! ^^
(I hate to thnk about how much the shipping for those three will be!)


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post May 20 2006, 02:15 PM
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Hooray, congrats! Now out of curiosity, is there any possible way that we're going to get to read it. Think of how your fan base will grow. You could probably sell us all copies and become rich. lol


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post May 20 2006, 03:02 PM
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Woooohooo!

Go Team MTSCTBDMCHSHT!*

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post May 20 2006, 03:07 PM
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Yay!

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post May 20 2006, 03:37 PM
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Woo for mata... proscrastination fears your wrath.

*points and laughs at the cowering procrastination demons*

Lookit them squirm.



Anyways, congrats! Sell us copies!


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post May 20 2006, 03:51 PM
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Yay! That's incredible and wonderful. Go team Mata!


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post May 20 2006, 04:25 PM
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Congratulations smile.gif Yay!


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post May 20 2006, 04:42 PM
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Congratulations soon to be Dr Mata. I knew you were getting pretty near to handing it in from conversations at the last meet. But now it's done WooHoo!


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post May 20 2006, 07:49 PM
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7 years! You have way more patience than I do...

Congradumalations!


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post May 20 2006, 09:12 PM
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W00t biggrin.gif Go team Mata. Also: For weird. That thesis has been being written since I started secondary school ohmy.gif


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post May 20 2006, 09:50 PM
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Yay Mata! biggrin.gif

Wow, what're you going to do when you finally become Dr. Mata?


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post May 20 2006, 11:24 PM
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post May 21 2006, 12:38 AM
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This thesis has been in the process of being written since my Freshman year of High School. I bow to your sticking-with-it-ness. We are not worthy! tongue.gif

In short, congratumalations!


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post May 21 2006, 04:48 PM
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Wow. I was in first grade when you started writing it! ohmy.gif


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post May 21 2006, 06:31 PM
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Wow.. this thread has turned into the "let's all make mata feel old thread".

Allow me to contiue,

When mata started his thesis, he was wearing clothing like this:



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post May 21 2006, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE (Witless @ May 21 2006, 07:31 PM) *
Wow.. this thread has turned into the "let's all make mata feel old thread".

Allow me to contiue,

When mata started his thesis, he was wearing clothing like this:


What do you mean? He still does tongue.gif
Well done Mata! Apologies for being so shamefully late on my congratulations.


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post May 22 2006, 02:24 AM
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The theory is that I could fairly easily turn the thesis into a book, so I don't want to put the whole thing online publically, but if people are interested I might put the first chapter up for people to download. Believe me, the thesis style is not very reader-friendly. That's just the way the things are written: you're not really allowed to say anything out of context of other people's arguments, so I very rarely get to say 'this is what I think', instead I have to say 'the is evidence in the texts to counter the arguments presented by Darko Suvin in his study.' It means the same thing, but the result is a lot harder to read!

I'm fully aware that I've been writing this thesis for a very long time, longer than half the life of some of the members on here. When you think about all the things that they've learnt in that time, writing a thesis isn't such a huge achievement biggrin.gif


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post May 22 2006, 03:32 AM
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If you think about how long we've stuck to one subject, your thesis is a huge achievement biggrin.gif


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