Posted May 12, 2011
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Okay, you should be done now. Let’s proceed.
Did you know that Greg X Graves, the author of the aforementioned book, has performed acts of guestpostery? Why yes, yes he has! And without a net! In some countries, that would result in stiff fines or even jail time, but here in 1889 land, we reward him with biscuits.
Over at Violin in a Void, Greg has guest posted things such as:
The main character has to think about how the baguette he’s buying is the same shape as the rifle that his grandfather used back in the war to shoot all six of his brothers right in their faces after they’d joined the enemy army.
Whereas at Nicki J Markus’ site, he has been quoted as saying the truly shameful:
I hope that readers get a smile, chuckle, or chortle. Or, if they’re really humorless bastards, that they scowl more lightly for a few moments.
Silliness, I’m afraid. True silliness.
You may also be pleased to know that by leaving a comment on the Violin in a Void or Nicki J Markus posts makes you much more likely to win a prize in their 1889 giveaway… but also to win a Kindle in our giveaway as well! Yes, you heard me correctly! Put down the cone from your ear, I’m not even really speaking to you! Hurrah!
Now let me be serious for a moment. You’re asking yourself: “I am intimidated by the high level of discourse surrounding Greg’s book.” And to that I say: first of all, that’s not a question. Second of all, there is no high level of discourse when it comes to Greg, only base discourse in high discourse’s clothing. And high discourse wants its clothing back, dammit. It can’t go to the opera naked, now can it? Well, maybe it can, but SHOULD it? Well, maybe in Amsterdam, but never mind that now!
Let’s sum up, for those of you who prefer bullet points:
* this item subject to availability, meaning it’s entirely out of your hands whether or not you actually accomplish the full list. That said, you should still feel bad for leaving the job half-done. Shame on you.
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