sigerson: (brett)
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And I have a bunch of feelings about that.


I've been working on this dissertation for a while now. It's been a year since I posted last, and, well...


And there was a. lot. of. writing.









Then, after making revisions based on my first two readers' comments:


I handed it in to my whole committee:


I don't know if it was really ready for prime time:


but I did it anyway:


And then there was the defense. Rescheduled at the last minute because one of my readers was hospitalized:

(she's fine now)

This was the hardest two hours of my life. First there was my presentation:




this met with mixed reactions from the committee:




and they asked me a lot of tough questions:


my responses might not have been the best:






and it kind of felt like:



but I've been assured that it came out okay:


even if it seemed to be more:


(and okay, maybe I wanted to:)


after that they gave me some minor revisions:


and we celebrated:




and now?

Well, there's a feeling of accomplishment, certainly:


But mostly, I have a lot of mixed feelings, and haven't quite been able to sort them all out. Sometimes I'm all:




and other times it's just:




and then sometimes:


I'm not really sure what to think or feel, only that I've got a lot of feelings, and I'm hoping to sort them all out in time. But overall...it feels good.


Date: 2013-04-12 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] squirrelhaven.livejournal.com
You are awesome. Which I already knew, but now you're Dr. Awesome. *applauds*

Date: 2013-04-12 05:41 pm (UTC)
ext_12990: (french fry bird)
From: [identity profile] megastoat.livejournal.com
I love this look into your brain.

I love that I can now refer to you as The Doctor.

I hope that eventually the good feelings far outweigh the bad.

and I wonder where that last image comes from -- i really like the art! i'm assuming it's fanart and not something officially Portal?

Date: 2013-04-12 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sigerson.livejournal.com
It's a fanart piece, by a DeviantArtist who goes by b1nd1, I believe. And yes...I hope those things too.

Date: 2013-04-13 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stealthmuffin.livejournal.com
Actually, I think it's by Emmy Cicierega. Who might be the same person, but hey.

Date: 2013-04-12 05:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-04-12 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darthfox.livejournal.com
I LOVE THE GIFS

and also, I love when friends get doctorates. :-D YAY FOR YOU!

Date: 2013-04-12 06:21 pm (UTC)
coraline: (eyecon)
From: [personal profile] coraline
this was epic.
as are you. YAY DR. AWESOME! i mean dr. sigerson.

Date: 2013-04-12 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kassrachel.livejournal.com
You are the COOLEST.

<3

Date: 2013-04-12 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sylvantechie.livejournal.com
Applause and applause and applesauce!

Congratulations, Doctor!

Date: 2013-04-12 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spyscribe.livejournal.com
Yay!! Congrats!!

(and I am honored that LBD gifs helped you express yourself!)

Date: 2013-04-12 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schreibergasse.livejournal.com
Yaaaaaayyyyyy!

(Can relate to the mixed feelings about the dissertating process, but mostly: yay.)
Edited Date: 2013-04-12 07:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-04-12 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellen-fremedon.livejournal.com
YAY YAY YAY! Congratulations!

Date: 2013-04-12 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cincodemaygirl.livejournal.com
Congratulations, Doctor!!! I am so happy for you, plus totally delighted by this hilariously epic post. And super inspired/tempted to post everything I ever want to say in gif form.

Date: 2013-04-12 09:37 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Cho Hakkai: intelligence)
From: [personal profile] sovay
That was splendid.

(Is "My whole brain is crying" from Community? If so, the characters are significantly more difficult to identify scrolling down in black-and-white.)

Congratulations again, well-deserved Doctor.

Date: 2013-04-12 10:20 pm (UTC)
queenofhalves: (me)
From: [personal profile] queenofhalves
brilliant.

AH! That explains it

Date: 2013-04-12 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetmmeblue.livejournal.com
Maybe now we can plan dinner :)

MAZEL TOV Doc!

Date: 2013-04-13 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ltlbird.livejournal.com
This was a triumph.... :)

So bummed I missed the celebrating, but hooray for you! It makes sense to me that there would be a jumble of emotions after finally reaching this point. *hug*

Date: 2013-04-13 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenjari.livejournal.com
Congratulations! You are super awesome! I hope when all the feelings shake out, you're on the good side rather than the bad.

Date: 2013-04-13 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magdalene1.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

Date: 2013-04-13 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pantsie.livejournal.com
That was quite possibly the best Livejournal entry ever. I'm so glad that you're to the other side of this process and have time now to work your way through all these eloquently described emotions.

Congratulations! (Oh! And we're doing dinner on Fri?)

Date: 2013-04-13 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mindways.livejournal.com
.......

You have now earned awesomeness in two separate ways. A PhD, and . Rock on. :)

Date: 2013-04-13 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wavyarms.livejournal.com
This was the awesomest thing ever. Which makes sense, because you are the awesomest thing ever! Congratulations on a gigantic emotional milestone! *hugs*

Date: 2013-04-13 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fairoriana.livejournal.com
My feelings can best be summed up by saying: HOOOOORAY for YOU!!!

Date: 2013-04-14 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kouredios.livejournal.com
I hope someday soon to post a post as awesome as this post is.

For now: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

Date: 2013-04-14 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] g-me.livejournal.com
Congratulations! I have observed second-hand what a hard road this is and I applaud you for reaching the end successfully!

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