PhD Candidate in Japan, researching Narrative in Games. Responds favorably to Thrash Metal, Karaoke, and Dungeons & Dragons.
Yes, I want to actually write a thesis someday
February 12, 2013
In my lab every graduating season, there appears to be a custom of placing the graduating PhD candidate's thesis near the daily newspaper for everyone to check out. This season is no different. I browsed the PhD thesis placed there, felt the negligible heft of it in my hands. To think, this was a person's life for several years, their every working thought bent towards the production of this binding of pages. I continued to silently regard the thesis this way for some moments. What will it take for me to produce one of these? Depending on where you are standing when you look at one of these theses, this document is either the sharpened culmination of research endeavors, or a gateway to greater challenges. Whatever it may really be, I want one of these.