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I've never read Samuel Butler. Until now, that is. Why is that? I shall never know. What I do know is that he is my new dead literary soulmate.

From The Way Of All Flesh:

(I have underlined the part of the text that I brought to my lips and kissed.)

Nor yet did he know that ideas, no less than the living beings in whose
minds they arise, must be begotten by parents not very unlike themselves,
the most original still differing but slightly from the parents that have
given rise to them.  Life is like a fugue, everything must grow out of
the subject and there must be nothing new.  Nor, again, did he see how
hard it is to say where one idea ends and another begins, nor yet how
closely this is paralleled in the difficulty of saying where a life
begins or ends, or an action or indeed anything, there being an unity in
spite of infinite multitude, and an infinite multitude in spite of unity
Can you think of a better description of fanfiction? Unity in spite of infinite multitude, infinite multitude in spite of unity.

I would wax rhapsodic about this man at length, but I have a book to finish!


Date: 2009-04-07 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merryfeymoon.livejournal.com
I was just wondering if you ever finished "Too close for comfort" the squel to "house booty", and if you are planing too. It's just that I liked it, and if you weren't going to finish it, I'd just let it go, and pretend it's not out there, instead of teasing me from my list of stories that I like that are not finished yet.
Thanks for your time. :)

Re: Hello

Date: 2009-04-07 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oceaxe.livejournal.com
Well, I'm flattered that you'd ask.

I had a reply composed to you saying that I probably wouldn't complete it, but then I went back and looked at the story to see if maybe I could. Then I wrote nearly 600 words of porn, and I think it might be good for me to tie up this loose end. If I do decide to finish it, another chapter will be posted in a week or so to Skyehawke and Hex Files, maybe some LJ comms.

Thanks for the nudge!


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