Tuesday, July 17

In Which some Loose Ends are Tied Up and some Explanations are Made

Remember the guy who asked me if this story was ever going to end? He recently took it upon himself to suggest that the last episode (as in the previous one-last not final-last, which would have been an entirely unamusing pun that I would never stoop so low as to use, thank you very much *sniff*) might be a good place to stop (he seems to think that I'm kowtowing to at least some of the laws of motion with much more fidelity than is required). So I thought about it and umm it seems reasonable enough. What do you guys think?

Secondly, June and July (so far) have been straggly months for poor Flaff. I've been using him very badly. Many apologies. But now I'm back (whoo hoo) and I shall take up the reins seriously and go back to my daily posting schedule (and no, that schedule isn't impelled by boredom and lack of anything better to do, Mr. Officious-person-in-the-front-row). I have some excellent posts all set up for this month (at least I have one of my renowned theory-posts, outlining a blog theory which the Prof was kind enough to proclaim a Quirky Theory, haha (the rest of you won't get the joke until you read that post, so sorry) half laid out umm kinda....sorta). Though first things first, I shall tackle the dreaded 8-tag of C.S. The rest of you can quake and tremble cos you never know where the finger of doom (ie my finger, very doomy it is) will come to rest among the lot of you. Muahahahahahaha.

Thirdly, this month shall see an unprecedented level of nepotism on this blog. Don't say I didn't warn you guys.

Fourthly (and also finally), I read two books reviewed by two blogger reviewer dudes whose judgments I normally find trustworthy. The first was Above Average which was passed off in the review as a book holding mainly rainy-afternoon value. While I ended up agreeing with a large part of Falstaff'take on it, I thought I saw something in it that set it apart from afternoon timepass status. The writing (while sometimes definitely amateurish) had that instinctive gift of storytelling implicit in it (haven't you found so often that some authors jerk along in fits and starts and while their finished products are perfectly passable - sometimes brilliant- there's something about it that doesn't sit right? Like one Christie, Agatha as illustrious example). And I think the book has more depth than it is widely given credit for and lumping it in the Five Point Someone category is quite unfair. I was never in IIT, never in Delhi, never a guy, but I totally identified with the entire book. Read it, you guys, if you haven't already. The second book, No Onions nor Garlic came recommended highly and left me totally cold. An unaffectionately rendered too clever to be called book trying vainly to imitate Wodehouse of all people and not managing to pull it off at all in my ever-so-vain-and-totally-conceited-and-infallible opinion. Give it a miss, I'd say :).

So to sum up the minutes of this post, I'm starting school next week ( :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( ). All sympathetic contributions will be accepted in the Comments section. Thank you vairy vairy much.

18 comments:

??! said...

what? what??! no way.
story is not over, KSA is unexplained, and moi has not got that "boootiful entry", despite all these weeks of shamelessly blatant brown-nosing.
and muchos commiserations about school.

Confused & Baffled said...

*sympathy*

Brown Magic said...

tease.

no sympathy for you.

Cloudy said...

No sympathy from me either :-) What I'd give to be able to go back to school....deeeeeeeeeep sighhhhhhhhhhh....

the saint said...

you lucky devil! going back to school! damn! double damn!

Confused & Baffled said...

an old memory returns. what happened to the chocolate reviews?? eh? eh eh??

Tabula Rasa said...

enjwa.

Revealed said...

@??! and bm: That's 2 against.

@cnb, cloudy: That's a no-response?

And then there's me and the guy who are for. Looks like we need a tie-breaker?

@cloudy, the saint and tr: Hah! The grass lemme remind you guys, is always greener.

@cnb: *turns and bolts from the room*

@tr: wb, world traveller.

Tabula Rasa said...

thanksyouse. but i'm not vegetarian.

Confused & Baffled said...

*charges her with angry mob in tow, carrying flames and pitchforks*

come out now. we want answer, young quitter.

Renovatio said...

But see, you seem to have agreed that the last post ought to be your last, as you've conveniently ceased to post as I've become regular at commenting again, or else deigned to do so...

Princess Stefania said...

School? I'd love to go back to school. There were so many rules to break, so many teachers to play pranks upon, so many projects to wriggle out of, so many lunches to swap... school was brilliant fun!

Of course, I say that because I know I never have to go back.
*Huggs*
;)

Revealed said...

Oh ye of little faith, try at least to import some. From China. I hear it's cheap there. Ask the Prof (resident Orient expert) for further details.

I, as the Mask would say, will be back. At least he would if I were he. Was he? Something like that.

@renovatio and ps: I'm delighted to see you guys here again. Hang in there.

@ps: Thankoo for the hugs and right back at you :).

Tabula Rasa said...

yes but it's mass produced in sweatshops. whatever we're talking about.

Revealed said...

Faith, prof, we're talking about faith. Not that you heartless professors know anything about it or even understand the word. But still.

Tabula Rasa said...

yup, that used to be george michael territory, back in the day.

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