One of the most fascinating internet past-times I've discovered is looking through old entries of Fandom Wank, and watching as all the conspiracy theorists make outrageous claims about how fandom_scruples
is "actually Ms Scribe! Really! She's sockpuppetting to make us think
Fandom Scruples exists!" and getting rightfully laughed at by all the other wankas for being the complete nutjobs they clearly are...(For those of you not familiar with the very entertaining story of Ms Scribe's adventures, the fascinating part goes something like this:
A reader familiar with the situation can now look back and see that, not only is Ms Scribe actually Fandom Scruples, but she's also hanging around on the FW entry as: a) herself, cheerfully mocking those conspiracy nutters who think she's Fandom Scruples; b) two other people, loyally defending their dear friend from the wackos who want to besmirch her good name; and c) one of the conspiracy theorists who is insisting that she is, in fact, Fandom Scruples.
In other news, I have now reached Discworld book seven - and it's still very fun, and very bizarre.
Not just because half the characters I know and love don't exist yet (No Agnes! No Vimes! No Susan! No Death of Rats!), but because I keep mistaking different characters for other
Like King Verence
, for instance. I keep reading stuff about King Verence
, and thinking it's talking about the other
character by that name - whereas he
is currently standing five feet away (in the same scene
, mind you) being called something else entirely.
Or like watching someone at Unseen University, called "the bursar", wondering if maybe someone else
might be slightly crazy...