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08 May 2010 @ 03:44 pm
i decided it might be obnoxious... BUT  
I'm going to be posting my word counts today, just to give myself a little extra boost.  SO, for the paper I haven't talked about at all, on intersex characters in science fiction being even more radical and cool than cyborgs, I give you my first word count on the *final* draft (this does not include rough draft words):

284 / 5600 words. 5% done!

updated: 4:48 PM

940 / 5600 words. 17% done!

updated: 7:38 pm

1490 / 5600 words. 27% done!

updated: 8:58 pm

2284 / 5600 words. 41% done!

updated: 11:14 pm

3081 / 5600 words. 55% done!
EB: Queen of the Social Lepers: kate rocks (take 3)elizabuffy on May 8th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
That's so obnoxious! *defriends*

Just kidding, you are doing great! Good luck w/ your paper!

my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 8th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
hahaha - YOU CANNOT GET AWAY FROM ME! just you try it - i'll totally spam you until you come back!

(and thanks darling - if i can get the real draft done today i'll actually be in good shape - it can happen)
Kat: *smirk*seductivembrace on May 8th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
You're moving right along. When is it due?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 8th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)

it's due tuesday (although i'm telling myself monday). And this is second draft so at least i can crib from earlier work, etc.
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Duty: shcoolmechassninja on May 8th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
holy crap i should do this. i have been trying to finish this stupid oe paper for two days and just end up checking tumblr and lj 52 times per hour. really, it's only a 2200 word final paper (agh, so hard to condense everything). sigh. -_-
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 8th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
dude, fucking internet. i keep getting sucked in for an hour at a time.


also, what are you doing on my livejournal? go back to writing! i will do it too and touch base with you in an hour, ok?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 8th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
ok, it's 9 pm pumpkin. have you gotten your counter up?

i've got to go walk the dog and drive home, so i'll be gone for the next hour, but will try to check in with you around midnight to see what you're doing just in case...
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Duty: aaghmechassninja on May 9th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
i have too many words and have to condense. can you imagine writing a paper about the evolution of the grotesque across 4 novels and 2 short stories with a max upper limit of 2200 words? *cries*

i took a break to make dinner and stuff, so back to work i guess. enjoy your doggie walk. ;p
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 9th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
no, i seriously can't - can you get rid of 1/2 your texts? Cuz otherwise you're gonna have a paragraph each on each text and that's all you'll be able to do? *squishes you* i have faith you can do it though....

why the max limit? it seems weird?

I'm back now - and so back to work. BLEH.
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Dutymechassninja on May 9th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
agh, i finished and have 3000 words. time to do some serious pruning (tears eyes out). this professor is really a fan of being able to say what you need to say really concisely, plus he just has too much shit to grade to deal with really long stuff. so, while i totally understand the word limit, it's really difficult for a person such as myself because i enjoy creating endless streams of bs to get my point across. plus i just have a lot to say about everything. ;p

looks like you're making really good progress on yours, though! keep it up :D
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 9th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)

Is it Tansman? Because my advisor back in texas was his student and she was a huge stickler for that too, and i know she got it from your school. it's a good habit but a bitch to get into.

(of course, i have double your page room and i just realized that i'm halfway through making my second of three points and i still have to do a conclusion and wtf was i thinking? HA). i just had a sugar infusion but i'm not sure if i'll make it past 12:30 at this rate. but at least i'm in better shape than i thought i might be.

*squishes you*

Elite Nerd Patrol, On Duty: spartamechassninja on May 9th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
haha, actually it's john wallace for this oe paper, but tansman is my main thesis advisor. he (tansman) has been really encouraging so far but i'm supposed to be pruning ye olde thesis draft this weekend too. he was like "yeah, maybe you can get rid of like 25 pages"....and i just stared at him blankly, probably with a WTFFFFFF look on my face, so he revised to "oh, maybe not that many, but some" ;p

you're so close! (yes, everything after halfway counts as close to the end) hooray!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 9th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD i would have killed him. Although if it helps when I gave kirsten my first rough draft she bascially told me it was so messed i had to rewrite it ... and i did.

it will be ok though. I know you can do it!
Elite Nerd Patrol, On Dutymechassninja on May 9th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
also, i am totally with the commenter below me, this paper of yours sounds totally awesome.

and don't worry, i'm not done yet, i have to somehow eliminate 700 words from my paper. i will be up with you for a while yet, i've had my 18 cups of tea ;p
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 9th, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
lol - i may post it on the academic filter if you're curious. i am quite pleased with how it's coming (although seriously, it's also borderline incoherent in places because i have an unhealthy love for these two stories and am block quoting way too much text)

and YAY - i just had a thing of ice cream and a coke, so caffine and me? YEAH. I'm hoping I can get to 4000 words / 4500 before the sugar crash.
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Fbandom - avant-garde doomdwg on May 9th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
I love that we live in a world were you can write a serious academic paper on intersex characters being more radical and cool than cyborgs. That right there is a paper made of awesome.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on May 9th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
*squishes you to pieces for being encouraging* i sure as hell fucking hope so.

although can i just say? awesome intersex characters --- the second story? he has a fur covered penis and large breast implants from when he played a sphinx one time. and he sounds HOT.