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Since, and, well, because.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, jukkahoo sent to me...
Twelve peteyoungs drumming
Eleven politics piping
Ten fanzines a-leaping
Nine fans dancing
Eight pubs a-conrunning
Seven conventions a-reading
Six hsfs a-cooking
Five bo-o-o-ooks
Four used books
Three collecting books
Two tim powers
...and a swecon in a whisky.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Swecon in a whisky. Isn't it always so? And then there's this:

In 2008, jukkahoo resolves to...
Go to googoomuck every Sunday.
Pay for my pubs on time.
Overcome my secret fear of books.
Take evening classes in sf.
Admit my true feelings to ianmcdonald.
Stop cooking with jophan.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

Jepjep. I'm man enough to admit, that methinks [livejournal.com profile] ianmcdonald iz a gennious. But why or Urth should I stop cooking with [livejournal.com profile] jophan ?

And then there's still more of the same(ish):

Pass this on to 5 blogging friends.
Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56.
Write out the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that...

Michael H. Whitworth (2001: 50) has noted that this has much to do with the structure of narrative expected by readers, and that the story of the discovery has to end with suitably extensive pronouncements about the changes the new knowledge will bring:

The book format demands and facilitates such confusions,. It demands them insofar as readers of books expect some form of closure, and it facilitates them, in that the structure of a book is less tight.knit than that of a short article; claims that would seem illogical or ludicrous in an article seem plausible at the end of a larger and more complex structure.
Guesses, anyone? What NEW (and when I say new, I mean just of of the printers) book is this from? Hearty congratulations once more from the Enormous Kudos.

Date: 2008-12-05 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlms.livejournal.com
jophan is an excellent cook, so I don't think you should stop cooking with him. But that secret bibliophobia of yours is something you should try to get rid of. It would be less frightening for you to spend time in your own home, for starters.

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