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Thursday, April 3, 2008

My Favorite Letter of Last Week

posted by on April 3 at 12:00 PM

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Happily, even now that I work for The Stranger full time, there are still little moments of surprise when I read the paper on Wednesday night. One of the things that I have no hand in at all is the Letters Page; I never know which letters are going to wind up running in the paper. Most of the letters in this week’s paper are about Jonah’s great feature from last week, and rightfully so. It’s, well, a great feature.

Unfortunately, this means that my favorite letter in response to the Norwescon books lead that I wrote last week didn’t get to run, so I’m going to share it here. The writer didn’t ask to be anonymous, but I’m going to pretend that he/she requested anonymity, anyway. The entire letter is (sic).

You writer on Norwescon had no true clue as to what the con means to many people. I for one never found in one fucking in the bathrooms and so one. I notice he didnít even discuss the writers panels or the costume panels. Your writer was very limited to his or her very of the con. You should have someone who has an opened mind attend the cons and not just one.

This was not the only letter that I got—I received many well-written responses both positive and negative—and it’s not even the most unintelligible letter I received, but it’s clearly the best. From now on, I solemnly vow to try to write with a true clue.

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1

Was this written in crayon?

Posted by Huh? | April 3, 2008 1:18 PM
2

it was etched in carbonite with a light sabre...

hmmm...there are plushies out there but after seeing the picture of the guy(?) in the storm trooper costume I was wondering if there are Star Wars plushies? Star Wars geeks that get off on dressing up in Star Wars drag and banging other Star Wars nerds in SW drag...

Anyone?

Posted by michael strangeways | April 3, 2008 1:22 PM
3

wow, i dont even understand that. but uh yah, id fuck a storm trooper.

Posted by um | April 3, 2008 1:28 PM
4

Well...at least they have spellcheck figured out.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 3, 2008 1:37 PM
5

In A.D. 2007, Norwescon.
Dan Savage: What happen ?
Paul Constant: Somebody set up us the bomb.
Unpaid Intern: We get signal.
Dan Savage: What !
Unpaid Intern: Main screen turn on.
Dan Savage: It's you !!
CATS: You writer on Norwescon had no true clue as to what the con means to many people. I for one never found in one fucking in the bathrooms and so one. I notice he didnít even discuss the writers panels or the costume panels. Your writer was very limited to his or her very of the con. You should have someone who has an opened mind attend the cons and not just one.
Dan Savage: What you say !!
CATS: You have no chance to survive make your time.

Posted by john | April 3, 2008 1:38 PM
6

How dare he accuse you of having no true clue. Everyone around here knows that only Mudede falls into that category.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 3, 2008 1:39 PM
7

The letter writer is correct. And the article is correct.

Cons are collections of people - some have sex in hot-tubs and bathrooms and closets - some just attend the panels and costume displays - some spend the entire time getting into pointless arguments about which alternate reality their favorite stars would have gotten married in.

It's all good.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 2:04 PM
8

CATS is down with the plastic bag.

Posted by Will in johnland | April 3, 2008 2:07 PM
9

OMG, that letter totally gave me day jaw view!

Posted by monkey | April 3, 2008 2:12 PM
10

Actually, I think it would probably be more interesting to attend one of those events (or report on any similar occasion) without "a clue."

Posted by David E. | April 3, 2008 3:36 PM
11

@8 - huh?

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 4:32 PM
12

@11:
You know what he means!

Posted by Jethro | April 3, 2008 11:30 PM

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