These "How Research Works" posts are mostly meant to be humorous slice of life accounts of what it is like being a grad student. Almost all of them are based on actual conversations I've had or witnessed, with some embellishment for my own amusement. I'm not sure how many more of them I'm going to do, since this territory has been covered quite extensively by PhD comics, but I like the format so I might expand the topic matter (and change the title) soon.
I'm also using these little strips as an excuse to do some non-scientific writing. A trend I hope to continue as my work load at school increases past insanity.