I think I should save internet face by saying that what I posted above was not representative of my usual training sessions -- they were both attempts to actually get to the 405, because I thought I could. My usual deadlift sessions looked a lot more like 5x5s, with progression every week (in reps or weight, depending on previous week's performance).
I like the sounds of both of these -- I'll look into both for my more long-term plan, after the end of the semester. Though, ActivitiesGuy was right when he said that I'm set on peaking and going for a short-term milestone. It matters to me purely in terms of achieving a goal by when I said I'd achieve it.
Thanks for this^ ... Googling... now.
Good luck! I hope you get it.
Thanks for the replies, guys.