18 October 2011

The Midterm Monster

It has arrived. It's...here.  IT'S HERE. 

It has shown up to make me miserable once again. It's merciless jaws of despair ensure that I will not escape in a good state of mind. It comes, infiltrates, and leaves none in its wake.

It is The Midterm Monster (which I imagine to be a concoction of dread, fear, confusion, and Satan himself), and its lifeblood is the many missing hours of sleep from college students.

If you're happy with your progress in school so far, then it will completely empty your heart of any joy....



...You will sell yourself to endless studying, but it's not enough. Nothing will ever be enough as it drains the hope from your soul and devours you...






...taking you into it's furnace of a belly only to spit you back up a week later, your sanity barely hanging by a thread.








As you lay confused and unhinged, you search for the familiar relief that comes after taking an exam... you realize... it's only October. 



You feel no relief...




...because it doesn't exist here.



You are simply left to wallow in the mediocre bile of your midterm results.





I think maybe I've just been in school too long.

See you next week.

15 comments:

Camilla said...

Gosh, I hope you survive. Or not. Whatever happens is cool.

Annapurna Moffatt said...

Sounds like spring finals at my school--but in that situation, the torture lasts for the entire month of April. :'-( This past April, I barely managed to hold onto my sanity, and my stress level was sky-high.

So I know what it's like--and I, too, hope you survive.

Francisco "Franco" Acosta said...

I was excited to go back to school until I read this :'(

Sarah said...

Ahhhhh! Love this! This is exactly how I feel this week. Only one semester left after this one for me... finally! Good luck on your midterms!

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Katie Bevan said...

I am so glad I am out of school!

Jenna said...

Ditto to Katie!

Man, I remember when I got my butt handed to me after my first-ever midterm at BYU. It was the fall of 2005. American Heritage. I cried.

By the end of the semester I was cheering when I got a C on my final.

You can do it, Hannah!

hey_bella said...

Oh my... I'm... I'm doomed! :C (Whimper) Farewell Sleep! Farewell Sanity! I'll be with my good ol' friends Caffeine and Insomnia if you deem we worthy of your company again... O__O

Max said...

So true... So sadly true... T_T Two more days and these damn midterms will be behind me!

Aitherrios Photography said...

I have fall break this week. Just wanted to gloat. HAha

Ted said...

One more for me now. Thermo, here I come!

nicola lynde. said...

Ha. so so true.

kaylyn. said...

I am in love with your blog. I'm pretty sure I've made my way all the way through it. . .

William said...

That's exactly what a lot of people experience during their exams. Sometimes, I lack sleep and it's really hard for me.
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Lol....I also feel like this when my exams are near...just can't believe how could you depicted this situation perfectly in a cartoonist way...I just can't stop laughing really..:>!!

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