|Saturday, November 27, 2010|
|Panel 1: In
the title panel of this Sunday-style colour comic, we see what appears
to be a portion of a typewritten page. What we can see reads: "In the
third chapter of Robert P. Treadwell's seminal work on the / of
restructuring the argument posited by Mackenzie (423) regarding / of
the assumptions of Chang (12), Williams (47, 62) and Duncan / attached
to the theory built around the historical interlude in the pro / As
Maaren comments in West of Bathurst, the
'marks of infamy that / research into the proximate cause' (412). After
examining the fundamental / ate conditions that have led to the
near-universal rejection of the i."|
Panel 2: Mare is sitting at a desk, using a laptop. A book and sheet of paper are on the desk in front of her.
Caption: Research for Footnote #87: Day 1
Panel 3: Marie's desk now has more books and papers on it.
Caption: Day 3
Panel 4: The piles of research materials are getting out of control. Marie looks unhappy.
Caption: Day 13
Panel 5: Marie is frazzled, and her desk is a nightmare.
Caption: Day 39
Panel 6: Marie's laptop is barely visible behind and beneath the heaped books, papers, and random pieces of garbage. She buries her face in her hands.
Caption: Day 92
Panel 7: Marie is walking with Rahim.
Caption: Day 93
Marie: ...at which point I realised it was unnecessary and deleted it.
Rahim: Sadly, that is what footnotes are for.
Alt-Text: Actually, getting rid of footnotes is somewhat cathartic, especially when your thesis is 30,000 words too long, and you have to go through it looking for bits to destroy. This situation is entirely hypothetical, of course.