Ended up having an epic email convo stream with The Championing One yesterday. You'll get it, how could you not?!
After some glib remark on my part about his lateness that morning:
TCO: And a TCO is never late, he always arrives precisely when he means to.
TGI: Hah! But does he also think that it is three hundred lives of men that he has walked this earth, and now has no time?
TCO: No time? The End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it.
White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
TGI: Be silent. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I did not pass through genetics and 'wasps' to bandy crooked words with a witless worm.
TCO: Tell me, "friend", when did Sarah the Wise abandon reason for madness?
TGI: My treachery runs deeper than you know. By foul craft, I have crossed Orcs with goblin men. I'm breeding an army in the caverns of Biochemistry. An army that can move in sunlight and cover great distance at speed. Sarah is coming for the Doctorate.
TCO: There is only one Lord Supervisor, only one who can bend the Doctorates to his will. And he does not share power.
TGI: The power of the Three Degrees is ended. The time has come... for the dominion of women.
Some people are just full of win and magic.
I'm afraid this is going to be the final rejoinder:
You know what Gan-dawg is saying. Its every PhD student's fear this close to the end.