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THESIS crisis.

Okay, crisis is a bad term for it. More like 'THESIS at a time of great change.' Long story short, I'm considering dropping the entire third act of my THESIS. It's the weakest part, it feels the most like a business plan and the least like an academic thesis, and, well, if I drop it I'll pretty much be done!

Doing this would drop a whopping ~8,250 words off my final 'score' (or an equally whopping 33 pages). I might sneak some of those back into other parts of the document, we'll see, but for the moment I'm leaning towards revisiting my "leaner and meaner" model I mentioned before.

Because then I'd be done, baby, done – and it would be a return to my earlier epiphane that a thesis doesn't have to be everything you know about the thing, a justification that you haven't wasted the last couple of years, it's just one last requirement to knock out of the way...

And then I'd be freed up to finish my taxes, to boot. Yee-ha.


Will you be able to say what you want to about Transmedia Storytelling in 2 acts? I agree with what you are saying though, a Master's thesis is not a PhD dissertation, but more an investigation of an interesting topic. It certainly seems to me that your first two parts are a great "investigation" into TM storytelling using the Henson examples to support your points (so I say only after seeing your slides from the presentation). Why not conclude with the great stuff you have now, and the amazing stuff to come will go into a book/PhD work?

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