Brown Bulletin End of Year 2018
Editor: Yarrow Al'Vare
Note from the Brown Mind
We are fast approaching the end of another year. If you live in a place where Christmas is widely celebrated, you are probably being bombarded with bad renditions of the same 20 utterly unimaginative Christmas songs whenever you dare to leave the house. If you live somewhere where Christmas is not celebrated… well, right now I envy you. I enjoy Christmas music, just not All. The. Time. If you, like me, want a distraction from the same old annoying songs, or simply want something to amuse you for a few minutes, read on!
- November Babies
- Thalya Nyale – 4th
- Jeryn Lekar – 5th
- Shara Nevan - 6th
- Keladria Tulin – 10th
- Allin Sha'maer – 17th
- Sindra Bell – 17th
- Robertus Cain – 19th
- James Davion – 21st
- Rinwyn Sihrera – 22nd
- Leira Galene – 22nd
- Nethanel al'Tere – 25th
- Cassie Dainar – 29th
- December Babies
- Jenalla Selar – 6th
- Avery d'Itkarya -18th
- Calen Velervron – 22nd
- Naomi al'Moranwin – 25th
- Marlinya Nedruine – 28th
"I got in the elevator with all my dry cleaning that I just picked up, and a lady got on with me. I hit floor 6 and she hit floor 3. But then I got distracted with my thoughts, and so when the door opened on floor 3 I just walked out. I tried keying into my apartment for quite a while but it wouldn't work (it's an electronic key). Then the door opened and a very nice lady was like, "I think you have the wrong apartment.""
"I have been impatiently waiting for the holiday cards I ordered to arrive so I could actually write and send my holiday cards. I just tried to check on the order status. Guess what I never actually ordered?"
___-pissed: A Measurement System for Levels of Book Annoyance
A few years ago, we came up with a Super Scientific System* for measuring annoyance with authors or series. Some of you may remember it as a previous Brown holiday theme, but it’s too funny not to give a small recap.
*not really, but shhhhh…
And of course, a few of our beloved Robert Jordan…
ROBERT-JORDAN-PISSED (a): The characters have constant internal whining and self-pity, to the point where you're amazed you ever liked this character.
In just a few short weeks (and how did that happen?!?!) we will sweep out 2018 and welcome in 2019. I do not know what will happen in the new year: none of us do. I hope that this new year brings you some joy, and I wish you good fortune in all your endeavors. With courage and luck we can make it through.
Or, further adventures of the absent-minded Brown Mind...
So, all the ___-Pissed were originally set up like this:
(ex.) GRRM-PISSED :
And I thought, OK, why is there a space between "pissed" and the colon? So I went ahead and fixed that.
When I previewed the bulletin before posting it, I saw this:
And I went "what huh.....?" and then clued in to the reason why the space existed in the first place.
The unintentional emote was too funny, so I added in the missing "D" and kept the emote, because