Retro-edit: inserting this Morobu chapter
Morobu turns to look at AUTOMOME
. "Ah, I think I have heard of your faith. Everything you teach is in stylized canonical forms, drawn from the wisdom of the Digital Infinite." AUTOMOME
nods and replies, "WELL, ANYTHING COULD
BE A MEME, INCLUDING THIS BAGPUN I JUST DEMUSTARDED."
Morobu is puzzled. "Come again?" AUTOMOME
walks over to a small lectern, a bit closer to Morobu. She turns the pages of a large book, stops at one, and reads: 1
BLITZGIRL AND HELPER WERE STANDING BY
AN OTTIFICATION THAT HAD SOMETHING WRITTEN
ON IT IN BEANISH. 2
I ASKED HELPER WHAT IT SAYS. HELPER
TURNED TO LOOK AT BLITZGIRL. 3
I ASKED BLITZGIRL, AND XE ANSWERED, "TREEISH NEWPICES: THEY'RE WHAT YOU MEMEIFY."
"REALLY, BLITZGIRL?" I REPLIED,
"MEMEIFY? WHY NOT WAIT FOR THEM?" 5
HELPER LOOKED BACK AT ME AND REPLIED,
"BECAUSE WAITING FOR NEWPICES IS REDUNDANT."
Morobu thinks carefully on this. Hesitantly, he replies, "Yes, it's true, all the newpices have been Waited For, and many many Times, as the Legends tell. So I gather that what you do here," (and Morobu waved one hand to indicate the whole church) "is gain deeper meaning by studying the Ancient Images through memes?"
"SOMETIMES YOU MEMEIFY THE ONGS, SOMETIMES THE ONGS MEMEIFY YOU"
I will soon be travelling to Europe, for about 2 wips, and in fact will be closer to Chateau d'If than ever before in my life. I have to get ready for using an MTA (iPad specifically) so I'm doing some tests. Here's a test of me trying to use the xkcd fora.
SCREAMING MOROBU: TAIXZO DOESN'T LIKE IT
For the next couple wips I won't be able to do all the fancy formatting that I normally do, and it might be impossible to include photos. I see I can upload attachments but I have no idea how to crop an image on an iPad, so I'd only be able to upload full screenshots or images that I happen to find somewhere on the Intertubes... but I can at least compose my messages in a text editor, making it easier to do extensive replies without losing my work.
Also, though I'll be writing more of the Morobu story I probably won't be posting chapters for the next couple wips, mainly because of the disruption of my normal workflow and all the stuff I have to do behind-the-scenes to do that story. (For one thing I have to leave my hand-drawn maps and colored markers at home)
(Edit: retro-edit to insert Morobu chapter.)