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06 May 2008 @ 05:00 pm
Oh god...  
Oh god. ohgodohgodohgodohgodohgdohgod. I finished the thesis. It's gone... I didn't sleep for 24 hours until the 4 hour nap I took just now, but at least it's done. And decent. What I handed in, at least, wasn't embarassing. Not great, but I can live with that. Because it was so late, my other two papers are going to be extremely late, too. I have until Friday to get all of my coursework in or else I don't walk for graduation. So... yes. Anyone think I can write a 12 page paper in a day? Hm? Anyone? Cause I'm going to have to. About trauma and mind-body therapies. Super fun material that.

Chained to my compurer, crying and swearing is going to be my life for the next 4 days. It sucks. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't had time to reply to comments yet, which I see have piled up into quite a little mound. I promise to get back to all of you this weekend when I'm not dying. Also, if there was something that you say, oh... wrote for me or mentioned my name in the author's note, chances are I"ve read it. I just don't have time to leave my ever-thoughtful f/b. But you'll get it eventually. I haven't been ignoring you! 

In my time of almost-there, I need all the "You can do it!" vibes y'all can heave at me. *hugs the cheerleading squad* You guys rock. I shall resurface come Saturday. And I feel as though this post is incredibly disjointed and incoherant. That just might be the state of my brain though. All my eloquence... gone.   

ETA: Oh, and lest I forget, I also won a pretty for my Spike/Tara ficlet Tea for Two at this round of the Sotha Awards. I still really like that story. It makes me feel like mush whenever I reread it. It's Tara. Tara is love. I should write more Tara. Thanks to whoever is responsible for nominating it, the judges and artists, and a hearty congrats to all the people I know that won, too. There be a lot of you. Yeah, my flist is talented like that *nods sagely*

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Seven: intellectualsevendeadlyfun on May 6th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Go, Cat! w00t and all sorts of other total nerd squad lurrve for you. Plus a bonus snotty nerd icon... :P
ClawofCat: Seriously?clawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
I love your icon. I'm trying to count how many guys I know that look just like that. I'd say the entire CU engineering school. Goddamn, Ivy Leaguers with their pocket protectors. Once commencement rolls around, I can count myself among the few who survived it! Chances are though, I will be rained on. Oh, and have to listen to Michael Bloomberg wax on. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to invite him to be class day speaker, I'd like to know?
Shapinglightshapinglight on May 6th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the award and best of luck in the next four days.
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on May 6th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, sweetie. I absolutely love that ficlet. And, yes, you should write more Tara. :)

"You can do it, you can do it, you can do it..." *sends vibes*
ClawofCat: Sparaclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
I did it! Yay! I'm just waiting it out until commencement on Tues/Wed. I'm quite certain we'll be rained on though. Boo, hiss.

Aw, I'm glad you like the ficlet so much. It's such a sweet moment and I was so surprised what a huge response it got originally. I thought, surely, no one would read the thing because it's such an obscure pairing. Fandom proved me wrong :)
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on May 17th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)

Well, I think you'll find that it's a fairly popular pairing - the most believable ones growing from something like you've written - a friendship/caring/nurturing sort of relationship into something else. Or staying friendship. I can go either way on it. I love Spike/Tara friendship because he had so few friends at that time and she was so much less judgemental than anyone else.
eowyn_315: Cuddled to deatheowyn_315 on May 6th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yay! At least the thesis is done! Come on, 12 pages should feel like nothing after that mofo. Child's play. You can totally do that.

Congrats on the award! I don't think I've ever heard of Sotha, but checking it out, there seems to be a fair amount of authors I've read.

P.S. I can't wait until you're done with this school nonsense!!
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ClawofCat: hugsclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
I *love* the Bugs Bunny chant. When I read this comment a week and a half ago when I was still in the thick of it, it made me smile. Thanks, hun. *hugs*
louise39: x congats   spike  squeelouise39 on May 7th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
Congratulations on finishng your thesis!

::sending encouraging stuff::
Herself_nycherself_nyc on May 7th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Good for you on getting the project done!
ClawofCatclawofcat on May 7th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Ya. But there's still two left. No breaking out the champagne glasses yet, I'm afraid. Bah.

I'm going to save commenting on "Waiting Around" for the next couple of days, just fyi. Can't afford to be entrenched in fanfic land at the moment. But I'm diving back in the second I get the chance!
mere ubu: faith: can stand upmere_ubu on May 7th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)

*nods* It's always good to have a calming mantra. *hugs to eleven* Hang in there, kitten! You're almost there.

Big congratulations on handing that thesis in! \0/!! And yer pretty award! I haven't read that one yet. It's going on The List.

Continued best wishes for scholarly stamina. I'm boxing up all the old academic fortitude I'll never use again and sending it to you. ::transmitting::
ClawofCat: hugsclawofcat on May 7th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
*jumps and clings* Half the time I want to call you ma. And the other half I don't know what to call you since I don't know your name and Ms. Mere sounds so darn formal and you're not nearly old enough for that. But I love all the same.

I hope I'm not being like the snotty next door neighbor that leeches all the fortitude that you need for yourself off of you by demanding commiseration. We can swap! Your fortitude for my exuberant youth and good health! ::beams it into your achey back::

Thanks, as always. You are my best cheerleader. Go, A-Team! I only wish I were swinging by Arkansas on my big cross-county road trip this June. Then, I could beam hugs in person. We're taking the coastal route through the Souf.
mere ubu: cheerleader buffymere_ubu on May 8th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks sweetie. *squishes* You can just call me mere, 'cause it means ma anyway! (In french. Which I don't speak. Heh.)

No, not snotty at all! I have great sympathy for students. My poor student assistants look totally brainsucked this week. BTW, can I borrow your spine Friday night? *coaxes* I'll make it worth your while. I have Vicodin and Victorian smut you can borrow. . . :D

Ooh, road trip! Hope you have lovely time. You can beam me a hug from Mississippi.

*checks countdown watch* Not too much longer. Go, you brave little toaster!
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on May 7th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
You can *so* do it. Just push through, and then your brain can die on Friday night and you can be mushy over the weekend. *g*

And ubercongrats...uhm...I think we actually share that award (and place!) for our respective Tara pieces - yours was great and she's so great, and I should write more Tara, too!
ClawofCat: smugclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I think we actually share that award (and place!) for our respective Tara pieces

Mutual Appreciation Society - Volume 5
*dons smoking jacket* Ah, well, you know how it is, old chap. Do pull up a chair and join me for some brandy.
The Anti-OTPsnowpuppies on May 17th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)

*coughs* *sputters* *chokes on brandy*

er...mebbe not such a great idea. LOL.
ldyavalonldyavalon on May 7th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
*Sends all positive energy*

Of course you can write those papers. You can write anything. Go you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ClawofCat: yayclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! I did survive and I was able to write those last papers. Thanks for the positive vibes!
Sotia: Cuddlesssddgr on May 7th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yayyyyyyyy you for finishing the thesis and for the award, and I'm sure you'll do great with the rest of your coursework... you rock, after all!!!


PS. My mind is too tired, I thought you said you were nominated, thus the first comment was referring to that *smacks forehead* I feel SO blond some times!
shawty got flava like a peach lifesaver: btvs: buffy slayer impactonly_passenger on May 7th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
you'll do it. it'll suck, and you'll do it anyway, and then it'll be done.

*believes in you*
ClawofCat: spikesmilesclawofcat on May 17th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I did it, it didn't suck too bad, and now I am done.

I've been at work and packing up my dorm all week, but I want to try and give you a call this weekend to catch up.

Miss you.