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March 28th, 2011

Arguments for and against AUTHOR CANCELLED @ 10:30 pm

Location (or, in some REALLY old entries, insult to Detect Button): AUTHOR CANCELLED
Right now I am annoyingly: tired AUTHOR CANCELLED
Soundtrack: AUTHOR CANCELLED

I just worked on the rough draft of my research paper for 4 or 5 hours. Guess what I managed to finish? Editing the outline. About half of the introduction. A tiny bit of one body paragraph. And that's all I have to show for myself. And I only have 2 more days to work on it.

"Research Paper of the Apocalypse" is an understatement now. So is "Research Paper of the Apocalypse of the Apocalypse". In fact, even...

10 print "Research Paper"
20 print " of the Apocalypse"
30 goto 20
40 end

...is an understatement, because at this rate, I'll be done by Thursday. No, not the Thursday it's due on - the one after that. Which is also two days after the Day of Frozen Pets (it gets tedious to say "the 666th day after my first 666 dream" over and over).

Speaking of the Day of Frozen Pets, today I realized that that's 100 days before my birthday. Scary...

Anyways, don't expect to see me for a LOOOOOOONG time. :(

 
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:March 29th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
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I hope you finish that paper! Sounds like a lot of work!
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From:matt1993
Date:March 30th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
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I did much better today - I'm about a quarter of the way into the last body paragraph. Yay!!
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:March 30th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
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From:matt1993
Date:March 31st, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
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Whoa, how did you leave a blank comment?
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:March 31st, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
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... but I didn't leave a blank comment! There were supposed to be images!
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From:matt1993
Date:March 31st, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
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They didn't show up for some reason. There isn't even a space between the yellow comment header or whatever and the (Reply) (Parent) (Thread) links. Or at least not a space as big as the height of one line of text.
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:March 31st, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
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I get that in Gmail when someone leaves me a video as a comment reply. Not sure about images, though!
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From:matt1993
Date:March 31st, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
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Me neither. I don't even use Gmail. Perhaps it was just a random glitch and it'll work next time?
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:March 31st, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
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From:matt1993
Date:April 2nd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
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OH! Now I see them. Apparently, AdBlock Plus was filtering them for some reason.
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:April 2nd, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Weird - my Adblock doesn't, but I have no idea why yours was. Oh well, at least you can see them now!
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From:matt1993
Date:April 2nd, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
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I tend to not like most Internet memes that much, so I probably blocked the set of smileys those were from because there was another one that was based on an Internet meme. That'll teach me to abuse wildcards in URLs on my block list!
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:April 2nd, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Ah, that would explain it!

Can you see the smileys in this smiley post?
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From:matt1993
Date:April 2nd, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Yep :)
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:April 3rd, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
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Then that is good. :)
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From:rovanda
Date:March 29th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC)
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At least with a solid outline, the rest of the writing should go quicker, right? Right?

Good luck!
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From:matt1993
Date:March 30th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
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Turns out it actually is - I only have one body paragraph to go, even though I did edit my outline a little more!
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From:eccentricrabbit
Date:March 29th, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
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Good luck! It sounds like a very interesting paper.
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From:matt1993
Date:March 30th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
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I should probably clarify: I call pretty much any essay or research paper the Essay/Research Paper of the Apocalypse because it feels like the apocalypse when I have to write it (especially in such a limited time like this). My actual topic is arguments for and against restrictions on alcohol and tobacco advertising. ;)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:April 2nd, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
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You are done now! Hope you are having fun at Le Prom! :) La Prom?
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From:matt1993
Date:April 2nd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I sure did! I was SO tired afterwards, though - I stayed up until about 3 AM and got up this afternoon at 1.

Tidbits of Matt's Life

This is where I post my incoherent ramblings. It's where I post the coherent ones, too!