Second day of going at my thesis introduction. (That is, the part that goes before and around the four articles and is supposed to make them make sense.)
Here’s the Preface at the moment:
PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDG(E)MENTS
I do not want to thank anyone, but as that is traditional, I thank my advisor, Name Withheld, for his endless patience. Also, I thank the people who have given me money. I love money.
I thank my parents, brothers, uncles, cousins, Lord Lucifer Satan the Ruler of Hell, his brother our dean, and Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation. May death come swiftly to his enemies.
Needs more revision.