Letters Column for January 2006: Still Less Blasphemous!

Good morning!

Once upon a time there was a vizier to Sulayman, who asked, “What is riches?”

Sulayman took down a fruit from a nearby branch. He held it up.

“This is riches.”

The vizier peered at the fruit, confused, but then shrugged and asked, “What then is happiness?”

Sulayman threw the fruit at the vizier’s head.


“To throw fruit at a vizier of great wisdom,” said Sulayman the Magnificent, “knowing that he is incapable of responding—that is happiness!”


Donations in the month of January totalled $55. Thank you!

There were many comments. I have replied to large numbers of them! If I didn’t reply to you, I still liked that you commented, and I read them all—thank you!

Here are the last few I’m replying to for January. Then it’s on to the bold new aeon of February. Will Cthulhu rise? Will apocalyptic evangelical dispensationalist Jesus come back? Will they fight? I don’t know! I haven’t lived through February yet!

However, I’d bet that apocalyptic evangelical dispensationalist Jesus would totally beat up Cthulhu. He’d be all: dude, I am so holier than a speedboat. If my divine grace rams your head, it’s over.

And then Cthulhu would be all: gnr’rnf’rigsnfff’r

Which the translator would helpfully subtitle: “Your man-meats are deuterocanonical, you hybrid god-person. I will brush my tentacles with your brains!”

So apocalyptic evangelical dispensationalist Jesus would rush forward to strike the beast down with his sin-slaying katana, only . . . ack! No! Stop, apocalyptic evangelical dispensationalist Jesus! You can’t kill him—he’s got irrevocable grace!

. . . and still I’m less blasphemous than “Left Behind.”


As it is impossible to rule out the possibility that, but for the seizure of his soul, my client might have attained true faith at some point in his incarnation.
— G.R.

What would anatman be doing living in the wheel of reincarnation?

It doesn’t make sense!

You have to acquit!


Man, poor Sid. He just wanted his soul back.
— Ford Dent

Bah! Young people these days wouldn’t know what to do with souls if they had them!


Hans is the plutocracy which currently runs the world.
— duerig

It’s funny how it’s the dog that doesn’t talk that rules the world.

Just sayin’.

Things to make you think, “hmmm.”


though I don’t know what the giant centipede or the bridge is.
— Graeme

You use them to provide variety between verses!


And maybe some kind of incredibly strange parable for the whole Intelligent Design thing.
— Ninjacrat

Honestly, Intelligent Design is so ’05. The hip term is Constitutional Primevalism! If you don’t believe in Constitutional Primevalism, you’re square, man! Square and godless!

There will probably be a bonus post on merin soon. I’ll let you know. ^_^

And another exciting development in a bit! But I couldn’t stretch the letter column out until the exciting development, and didn’t really want to. So!

Happy February!


5 thoughts on “Letters Column for January 2006: Still Less Blasphemous!

  1. [quote:186a1ad188=”Wikipedia”]You searched for “”constitutional primevalism”” [Index]
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    From which I conclude that Rebecca is either ahead of the curve, or so far behind it that she’s outside its light-cone.

    As usual.

  2. Let’s not forget Boëdromion. Those entries were canonical too. It’s not the presence of parentheses, but the presence of numerals (Arabic or Roman) in the title that signals a canonical entry.

  3. [i:07d3edb14c]”To throw fruit at a vizier of great wisdom,” said Sulayman the Magnificent, “knowing that he is incapable of responding—that is happiness!”[/i:07d3edb14c]

    That’s great wisdom… for me to poop on!

  4. I came in late to the party here. I started reading oh, about a month back after discovering the unbearable awesomeness of Nobilis ( A game which seems to break into Einsteinian levels of neatness which other games can only approach asymptotically as they approach the speed of spiffy )

    How far back do I need to start to have a clue what’s going on? I hear talk about cannon and non cannon. How can I tell them apart? I understand that there may be recurring characters, but so far, it’s been one offs and serials with no discernable interaction. Also, what is singularity, people keep mentioning it.

    Late to the Party,

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