E. V. Lucas
"I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them."
Magna Carta Reunion
The British Library wants to reunite all four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, the foundation of English government and civil liberties. The copies would be together for three days and three days only in a surprise engagement that is 800 years in the making. But is this really fair to MC’s fans?
I mean, guys, come on. You can’t force these things. You have to let them take their course. Those four copies broke up for a reason. I mean, look... when the Salisbury copy went off with that bishop nobody wants to talk about, everyone thought, well this’ll only be done for a bit. Then there was the time when Salisbury and the Lincoln Cathedral copy got together for that rooftop law making and it was awesome.
But let’s not force things. Eight hundred years is a long time, even for Europe, and I do not know if those four egos can hang together anymore, you know?
Just think about it. All I’m saying.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."
Really awkward episode that is fun of “those” moments of “huh?” and drunken revelry. Business as usual, actually. I only mention it to mention two awesome podcasts they mentioned, “Getting on with James Urbaniak” and “Superego.” If you like silly fiction plays and improv fun, give these a listen.
Jeff “The Dude” "Starman" Bridges gives a pretty laid back and interesting interview. It’s slow and rambling at times, but always steers its way to a philosophical point that I really liked. Might put you to sleep, might get you working on that screenplay, I dunno, but give it a listen. Hell, listen to it for the same reason I did: when I was five I got in trouble for flipping my mom the bird because I saw Starman do it.
Welcome to Night Vale
I just stumbled upon this little shooting star that is quickly getting acclaim. Listen to it and obey the softly glowing cloud.
I finished this little audio journey at work. Staring at my desk not doing anything because this is one of the better climaxes so far in the Discworld books I have read. Gripping and fun with interesting characters facing big dilemmas, I loved this book.
Chapter 3 of our little daily serial brings us to the house of Mercedes where she is hanging with her cousin Fernand. Fernand wants to marry her, but she tells him to back off because she’s marrying our hero Edmund. Fern is all “well what if he dies” and Merc’s all “he won’t but what if he is” when Edmund shows up. Fernand runs off to complain to Danglers and Big C* who are getting drunk. Dang and Big C kid Fern about Edmund marrying Mercedes and make Fern all mad about it. Ed and Merc show up and chit chat with the drunken musketeers for a bit. We leave with the three men conspiring to do... something.
We get to the meat of the controversy of this book with Part II. The summer begins and the trial is revving up. Jem gets a lesson in dying when he has to help an old lady kick her morphine habit. Scout learns a new way to sing hymns when taken to the black church in town. Then their aunt moves in and the gossip train leaves the station. Some fun moments happen from time to time, but we are really heading into the downer part of the story here as our heroes small town begins to turn against them.
I am still reading this and enjoying it, although not so much learning a lot as laughing a lot. This book is less about writing as it is about selling, and that’s fine if you are a salesman but sadly I am not. That’s not very hopeful. Eh, I’ll just keep writing and we shall see. Worse things have happened from being happy. Like dying poor and in debt. That’ll make your Tuesday, kids.
*I can’t remember this guy’s name and called him Fernand yesterday because I had been reading some extra stuff and... doesn’t matter. What matters is what this guy does, not his name, so he’s Big C from now on. And other people are getting name changes because I don't know French.