Once More On Paper Writing
By Dwip February 25, 2009 at 1:39 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

As of about 5 minutes ago, I just sent off what amounts to my Master’s thesis to get graded. While I am fairly confident that I did good work, and that what I did actually amounts to interesting and original research which may one day actually mean something, ohshitohshitohshitfuckfuckfuckIreallyhopethisworks. Ultimately, the whole thing is 55 pages doublespaced, 12,035 words worth of highly complex technical jargon about MUDs, libraries, metadata, and everything in between. Before taking on this project, I do not believe I was previously aware that you could pack so much meaning into sentences. I’d quote some for you but my brain would explode. For the record, a little bit of context. My final paper for HST 407, the […]


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Nrrrrrrrrrrrr
By Dwip October 16, 2008 at 12:49 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

My God IV, that totally sucked. I’m too old for this 3am paper writing shit. I’m going to bed. Wake me in a few days.


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As Refers To My Feelings Towards My Current Paper
By Dwip October 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm Comments Off on As Refers To My Feelings Towards My Current Paper RSS Feed for this post

I wish to do this. We will perhaps discuss this more later.


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Redefining Our Relationships With Technology And Word-Usage Paradagims: An End-User Case Study
By Dwip March 26, 2007 at 10:37 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

[23:56] Dwip: And God damn all research papers anyway. [23:57] Dwip: It’s a bunch of shit I can already talk about for myself. [23:57] Dwip: But no, I have to have done research so I can blather about what other people have done. [00:04] Dwip: All we’re saying, Internet, is give page loading a chance. [00:22] Dwip: I AM A CSU STUDENT, YOU MOTHERFUCKING COMPUTER. GIVE ME MY MOTHERFUCKING ARTICLE YOU PIECE OF SHIT [00:22] Samson: That’s the Dwip I know! [00:23] Dwip: *laugh* [00:24] Dwip: I think I’ll wear Dad’s old RTS t-shirt to class. It’ll make just the statement I want. [00:24] Dwip: Duck holding this hammer over a computer. Yes. [00:25] Dwip: Patience, my RTS. Yes. [00:25] […]


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The Return of the Evil Paper of Doom
By Dwip March 25, 2007 at 6:24 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So, check this out. I’ve got a paper to write. Little 3 page thing, but I have to have ~6 journal sources, which means research. 3 times, I have done the necessary research. And each one of those times, somewhere in the middle of things, the power has gone out and I’ve lost all my notes. In this latest instance, it even somehow obliterated my saved notes for about four articles. These are the only 3 times the power has gone out in months. This should not be this hard.


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The Return of the Evil Paper of Doom
By Dwip October 15, 2006 at 9:13 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

It’s baaaaaaaaack… And I quote from cell phone messages, for great justice: Me: Remember, kids. Friends don’t let friends take on ludicrous papers. So next time I pick a topic this dumb, I want you to hit me as hard as you can. Sarah: See, my secret violent tendencies come in handy! Me: Exactly. And think on the bright side. Now that you’ve made me get this phone, you get to look forward to Evil Paper of Doom text messages! Sarah: I see your e.p.o.d and raise you my russian fiction paper due tom’w, latin translation due tues., and philosophy paper due wed., plus normal work & mtgs. …plus my now-finished history paper due t., latin midterm thurs, and logic […]


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Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead
By Dwip March 12, 2004 at 12:22 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Die, you fucker. Die. All eventual 19 pages of you. Yes, that’s right. You. Die. Diediedie. Diediediediedie. Yeah. From now until about Sunday, there shall be enormous descent into an orgy of video games and CC2 mapping and such. And there will be much rejoicing. Dammit, I don’t see anybody rejoicing. Get busy!


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A Hard Day’s Night
By Dwip March 12, 2004 at 7:13 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So, as far as the whole paper thing goes, I think this email I just sent to Tali and Laurent about sums things up: Tricksy paperses! We hates them, precious! We hates them! Filled with nasty quoteses and nasty citeses, yes precious. Nasty, nasty quoteses. *gollum* They hurts us, precious, yes they does. *gollum* The tricksy footnotes, they hurts our brains, don’t they precious? Yes, yes precious, they hurts us. *gollum* But we’ll make them pay, precious, won’t we? Yes, precious. Yes we will. *gollum* *gollum* Hurty quotses and citeses and footnoteses. We’ll make them all pay, precious! It’s due today, though, so with just a bit more pain, it’ll all be over. And then I’ve got 7 pages for […]


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About a Sword
By Dwip March 9, 2004 at 5:07 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So, I basically only have one thing to say about Kill Bill: ph34r t3h cute ones. Probably only Whir will get that. Ah well. So, the paper is almost done. I’m almost about to collapse, too. The darkness, it’s beautiful… *zonk*


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Fight For Your Right to Procrastinate
By Dwip March 8, 2004 at 11:24 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Well, it’s here. I’m now burnt out beyond all recognition. Sleeping 3 hours at a stretch, cannot focus on what I’m supposed to be doing…took me like seven hours to write three pages last night. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I think my decision to take time off after graduation is a wise one. I want this to end. I need this to end. I’m tired of term after term of sacrificing myself on the altar of academia. Oh so fucking tired. I’ve got a lot to say, I think, lots of pictures to post, but they’re going to have to wait for a day or so. Because by tonight I need to […]


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And You Thought Our News Was Biased…
By Dwip March 2, 2004 at 5:29 am Comments Off on And You Thought Our News Was Biased… RSS Feed for this post

This whole paper thing can go away now. It’s become annoying. Well, except for how it allows me to dig up some really entertaining, yet offensive quotes from 1860 Northern newspapers, whereupon everyone uses assorted racial slurs and such. Or, you know, there’s always entertaining stuff like this: “If the condition of the negro slaves of the South and the free negroes of the North be contrasted, we find no difficulty in determining where the comfort, happiness, and well being of the race are best preserved. In the South, as everybody is aware, the wants of the negro from infancy to death are supplied…the duty of this care by the master is not only a moral but a legal obligations, […]


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Drown
By Dwip March 1, 2004 at 1:09 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Sorry if nobody but Whir and I had a clue what I was talking about last entry. I don’t usually get to revel in my CC2 geekdom much, however. Anyway. 7 more pages of the paper due on Tuesday. That’s going to suck, but I’m a lot more prepared now than I was. It’s still going to mean a lot of pain tomorrow, but I survived Wednesday, I can survive tomorrow. Well, I sort of survived, at any rate. I went a little loopy there at the end, as the following email will show you: (It is, I note, my tradition to send out weekly “It is now the weekend. We will do stuff.” emails to Tali and Laurent. This […]


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And Now…
By Dwip February 26, 2004 at 9:13 pm Comments Off on And Now… RSS Feed for this post

For something COMPLETELY different. The HST 407 paper-writing theme song. When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We’ll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah! Hurrah! The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies they will all turn out, And we’ll all feel gay When Johnny comes marching home. The old church bells will peal with joy, Hurrah! Hurrah! To welcome home our darling boy, Hurrah! Hurrah! The village lads and lassies say With roses they will strew the way, And we’ll all feel gay Whn Johnny comes marching home. Get ready for the Jubilee, Hurrah! Hurrah! We’ll give the hero three times three, Hurrah! Hurrah! The laurel wreath is ready now To place upon his loyal […]


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Erk.
By Dwip February 26, 2004 at 8:38 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

KILL THE EVIL PAPER! RAISE THE BANNER OF REVOLUTION! DOWN WITH THE TYRRANY OF SCHOOL! STUDENTS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! DESTROY YOUR HOMEWORK! Right. Anyway. Been up since like 1pm yesterday, have a 3 page chunk of my 20 pager due in like, 2 hours, and the GODDAMN MAIN SOURCE I WAS USING DECIDED TO CRASH ON ME. KILL! KILL! Sorry. Working on that. Really. The stick is helping a lot. It’s a big stick. A very nice stick, as sticks go. Sort of hurty, or so I’m given to understand. I wouldn’t know personally, you understand. I’m not hitting myself with it.


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Happiness Is A Dead Paper
By Dwip December 4, 2003 at 5:23 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

My evening has been aptly summed up by a comment I made to Whir earlier: Dwip: Grrrrg. CAFFIENE BIOS VERSION 2.1 CAP ERROR. PRESS ANY KEY TO CONTINUE. INITIALIZING SYSTEMS…DONE WELCOME TO CONCIOUSNESS. Dwip: Ahhhhh… Happy. Cherry Coke good. I forget how much stress totally screws with my system. Then I hit the end of the term, and I remember. Sleep 3 hours, up for 4, sleep 3, up 4… that needs to end. It’s of course made worse by the fact that I only seem to function by procrastinating like mad until suddenly 5 hours before the paper is due (we’re at 7, right now, and page 5 of 12), I go into Zen Paper Writing Mode, everything falls […]


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Study Breakage
By Dwip December 3, 2003 at 5:12 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So, I took a nap earlier. For 3 hours. I’m more exhausted now than when I started. Anybody care to explain that? Also, I’m hating this paper. I know what I want to say, but I can’t get it out in any coherent way. To explain this, I shall quote to you a conversation with Marechal. Just as a warning, Napoleon IS mentioned. Viewer discretion advised. Me: “And instead of the differences between Jeffersonian Republicans, Jacksonian Democrats, and later Republicanism and Federalism, the only thing I can think of is the Mosh Mosh Revolution strip from Megatokyo. Go figure.” Me: “When I’m stressed out, I don’t sleep well.” Me: “Too, stress gives me mad writer’s block, which is usually a […]


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The Sacred and Profane
By Dwip December 2, 2003 at 10:14 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Or, “I have some more random musings that didn’t really go in the last post. You should be afraid now. Head to the exits in an orderly fashion, please. Women, children, and squirrel aliens first.” This is more along the lines of what I meant about the female characters thing. Not that it wouldn’t be awesome to see that pop up in something – played by somebody else. And for something almost completely different, Cole and I were doing some multiplayer Civ action over Thanksgiving break (see, you knew there was a Civ story in here – I am me, after all), and suddenly, I got bushwhacked by the Mongols. And it went something like this: “Mongols. Mongols make Baby […]


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Nrg
By Dwip May 30, 2003 at 3:44 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Well, I’m less proud of the death camp paper, but honestly at this point I could care less. It’s over, done with, and I have only one more paper to go this weekend.


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And In the Morning?
By Dwip May 26, 2003 at 10:24 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

The hangover part of the week: Thursday: Conference on the paper that’s due in two weeks. I need to have a bibliography and maybe an outline together by then. Also a group meeting for my presentation next Thursday. Friday: This’ll be fun. 5-6 page Archives research paper due in HST 310. 5 page paper on the gulags due in HST 415. 10 page paper on Xenophon’s Anabasis due in HST 421. I urge you all to remember that while I’ve done most of my archives research, I have yet to touch the books for either of the other two papers. Next Tuesday: 3 articles with reports due for Anth. Next Thursday: Archives research presentation due in HST 310. 2 Mondays […]


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Oh So Tired
By Dwip May 26, 2003 at 2:51 am Comments Off on Oh So Tired RSS Feed for this post

The dangerous thing about books, and I mean the good ones here, the really good ones, is that they make you think. Worse than that, they make you FEEL. End of a really good book, you sort of put it down, and you get kind of sad, and you kinda dwell on it a bit, dwell on yourself, that sort of thing. And then you go to bed, and you wake up, and nothing’s changed in your life, and it’s all back to the same old thing. Yeah. Guess who’s been reading way too much today? The worst part of it is, it left me with a realization that I am very very tired of my life at the moment. […]


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Like, stuff
By Dwip May 22, 2003 at 5:50 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Let’s see. Whir wants a blog update. What’s been happening. Still going out of my mind doing papers and shit for classes. STILL haven’t taken my Greece midterm ’cause the prof’s been out for some reason. Did my “redesign the history board” project this morning and turned it in. Will do my second archives visit tomorrow, then write the paper. Then somehow I will get together four books on one of: Diocletian, Constantine, the entire Fall of the Roman Empire, or something wildly out there. THEN I will read Xenophon’s Anabasis and write THAT paper. THEN I will write the paper on the Diocletian thing. I think I forgot a paper or test or something in there. Whatever. I just […]


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Hey Dwip
By Dwip April 18, 2003 at 3:08 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Hey Dwip where you going with that gun in your hand? Hey Dwip where you going with that gun in your hand? I’m going down to shoot my paper, yeah. (what? I’m high on caffiene, tired, and Whir gave me all these Hey Joe covers. And my paper is still on page 2.)


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Sacrifices on the Altar of Academia
By Dwip April 17, 2003 at 10:55 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So it’s 10:49 here, and I just got back from getting myself some more Cherry Coke to keep running. I shouldn’t drink it, but I know I will, and I’ll keep gorging myself on brownies, despite feeling both way too full and way too sick. Food is…useful though. Killing myself like this is all part of the paper-writing process. Measly little 5 pager on Stalin. I can write it all on my head, but not on paper, but I need to do it, ’cause it’s due tomorrow. Four years of undergraduate academic papers has yet to teach me how to not stress out over even the smallest paper, sort of like how it has yet to beat out of me […]


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