Previously mentioned was the fact that my actual MPhil degree had arrived and that it wasn’t terribly impressive. In Latin, yes. Impressive, no. Well, I’ve gotten it framed (another $166 added on to my $80K) and now you can see what I mean (click on it for a larger image). Taken from an angle so that I wasn’t reflected and in black and white because as I mentioned, I’m not yet quite perfect with my D2X, and was having problems with the color tone. But you can at least read it. Assuming you can, you know, read latin.

Blah.

~DTAR.

P.S. I can’t for the life of me figure out why there’s the weird gradient thing going on (in Firefox. In IE, it’s a checked pattern). It’s not present in my images while in photoshop or anything like that, so I can only assume the trouble comes from the browsers. Sorry about that.

3 comments

  1. You’re right. It’s quite spare and spacey-looking. Where’s the gilt edges? The Celtic whorls? I mean, this is a medieval degree. It shouldn’t look like a posterboard to the modern art exhibit.

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  2. THANK you! People keep saying that it’s not that bad, but I’m entirely disappointed. The least they could have done is do it in some gothic-y script. The University is the fourth oldest in all of the UK, for Chrissake! But, at least it has a cool seal set in it (which isn’t visible in the picture). Yay for consolations prizes, I guess.

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