“O fish, are you constant to the old covenant?” “Return, and we return. Keep faith, and so will we.”
‘‘My approach is to assume that nothing in history is a coincidence – if any two things happen at the same time, then there is a connection – and to ask myself, ‘What were they up to really?’
If history says a person was in a particular place to meet somebody, or attend a funeral, or get married, you look for little details and you’ll find he threw a cigar into someone’s drink, maybe, and so you find out whose drink it was, what he was drinking, did either of them have any false limbs or a glass eye, what phase the moon was in, everything. And if you’re obsessively looking for evidence of some supernatural context, you’ll generally find something. I let the pieces of the plot suggest themselves – I connect the dots, but the dots present themselves.
My system of writing is really designed for someone with no intrinsic imagination (though I suppose it does take imagination to know what is a suggestive dot and what is useless trivia).”
The use of the metaverse as a tool is a common theme in the book. The character Hiro uses the metaverse for work, as a means to generate income, and for communication. The character Ng uses the metaverse as a reality in which he is able to be normal. It is a means to escape his reality and the…
Say it with me: Alcohol is a valid coping mechanism.
A social experiment gone horribly embarrassing for all of American mankind.
Apparently in the 70’s, an Italian man decided to make a music video of what it sounds like when Americans sing. To foreign people.
None of the words are real. It’s complete gibberish done perfectly.
And yes, this is odd.
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS EVER FOR MANY REASONS.
- Dated: 19th century
- Place of Origin: Nepal
- Overall length: 15.5in (395mm); blade length: 12.5in (315mm)
The knife has flared wooden grips, fitted with nicely chased steel fittings. The blade has a very thick spine, and the tang runs through the grips, very much like an Indian kard dagger.
A very unusual cho notch at the base of the blade, with chiselled decoration running along the spine on both sides of the blade. The cloth pouch was probably used to carry tinder or maybe a prayer book/charm.
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The Dog and the spymaster