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We can't have nice things; we can only have representations of nice things. [Feb. 23rd, 2009|07:11 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
Poll #1354408 Again with the questions!

Second time in as many weeks where I've asked, "Is so-and-so a thus-and-such?" and been told, "No. So-and-so is a representation of a thus-and-such."

They're being overliteralist jerks on the order of "'Can you hand me the Kleenex?' 'Yes, I can.'"
5(33.3%)
They're just trying to help you learn.
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[User Picture]From: pmb
2009-02-25 10:11 pm (UTC)
Infinite Jest took me 6 months of off-and-on reading. The Baroque Cycle is currently unbounded (I'm not done) but it's been a few years so far.
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