(Ai-yae-oh, semana… kraseye…)
Uh, yeah, I- I- I- I'm on a drug called Chevenga
It's not available, if you try it once you’ll die young
The second Fire will come
And your children will weep over your root-crisped body, your root-crisped body
Make your choice, adventurous stranger
Click "Show spoiler," bide the danger
Or wonder 'till it drives you mad
What would have happened if you had.*
[spoiler] Phew! Your sanity is saved.
As of now people have quit voting for long enough that I want to change have changed the poll, and the lead is precisely evenly split between "Hate them," "Only reduce my reading enjoyment somewhat," and "I don't mind finding out."
My bad. I said in an author's note on the post where I first introduced Michael Thedford's reader character Michela that I'd write another author's note later, with all the links to all the earlier chapters to which I added Michela. I never did it. A thousand pardons.
But better late than never! For your retro-ninja-reading pleasure:
PA 32, in which Michela and the Kadrini pike both are introduced, PA 33, in which the pike is first used by Yeolis,
Update the second: You two who voted “Karen doesn’t have one favourite” are correct. Reason: they really are like apples and oranges. I love them all for different things, the same as my friends in real life, so it’s almost impossible to compare. But I know that many people feel that voting for "no favourite" feels like something of a cop-out, and in a sense, I can’t say the rest of you are wrong.
So I was sitting innocently on my screen porch working (probably writing) yesterday, when I felt the whole screen porch silently and distinctly, albeit subtly, shaking from side to side. At first I thought I must be imagining it, but it didn't go away on that thought, lasting maybe 10 seconds, so I realized it must be an earthquake.
Dear readers, I will not be posting next Monday, May 23, as it is a statutory holiday in Canada (Victoria Day, aka 2-4 Weekend, since that venerable Queen's birthday was May 24, and many 2-4's tend to be consumed). I will be indulging in the annual Victoria Day tradition of helping friends open their cottage.