dear author



Dearest Author

It may have escaped your attention somehow, but the year is officially 2010.

WOULD YOU STOP FUCKING USING ‘TURN OF THE CENTURY’ TO DESCRIBE HISTORIC EVENTS AND OBJECTS!

OR HASN’T IT OCCURRED TO YOU THAT THIS WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS 10 YEARS OLD?!

*mutterdumbarsesmutter*

Yours sincerely,

Kris of Kris ‘n’ Good Books.
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34 Responses to dear author

  1. Eyre says:

    That is annoying.

    Kris, hon, you sound a bit rabid. I hope you've had your shots.

  2. Ha! I'm just finishing up my story for submission tomorrow at Jesse'… maybe I can work this phrase in *wink*

  3. Tam says:

    Turn of the last century?

  4. Val says:

    Ha, ha! Very good point. I hadn't thought about that. (And that cat in the photo has to be the meanest looking cat I've ever seen!)

  5. Chris says:

    When historians are pushed too far… news at 11.

  6. JenB says:

    I still like (and use) “turn of the century.”

    “Turn of the previous century” or “very early 1900s” or “early twentieth century” just takes too long and doesn't sound as nice.

    SO THERE!

    I'll be sure to add it to my next few emails just because I love you.

  7. Juniper says:

    They could use “fin de siΓ¨cle” for the end of the 19th & “turn of the millennium” – would that offend your historian values?

    That cat has every right to look so mean – what cat likes to swim?

  8. Kris says:

    Eyre: They gave up on giving me shots. There just ended up always being too many and they kept losing count on what I'd had when. I think that means that I'm officially feral. Good to have confirmation.

    Miranda: You know that I am a judge for that contest, right. Just warning you.

  9. Kris says:

    Tam: And you go straight to the top of the class! Good girl.

    Val: I've read too many books which have had that in there recently. Needless to say that it's a phrase that drives me batshit.

  10. *takes out pantaloons in current manuscript about sexed up heroine in present day Manhattan*

  11. Kris says:

    Chris: Word. I will be using it in my defense for when I go postal.

    JenB: You suck.

    Juni: The turn of which millennium? See where I'm going with this.

    “That cat has every right to look so mean – what cat likes to swim?”

    Boris – one of my Russian Blues. *sigh* He thinks he is a dog. Or a baby elephant. Depending on his mood. *double sigh*

  12. Kris says:

    Katiebabs chook: *snort* You can keep the pantaloons in, but, for the love of the Book Goddess, make sure you actually give the right freaking time period for them and not some airy fairy date that could be whenever.

  13. Cecile says:

    You crack me up… as do the comments. And I am not sure who JenB is… but I love her!!! If she gets under your skin… I gotta meet her, lmbo!!!!

    Okay okay.. love ya honey!!!! You know that! Hope all is well hon!

  14. Lea says:

    That is one pissed off looking kitteh..

    With respect to “Turn of the century”. *shrugs*

    Okay. o_O

    veri word: unment
    (“they unment at the turn of the century.”)

  15. Kris says:

    Cecile: You diss me and than wish me a nice day?! What kind of friend are you! *poutmope*

    Lea: “they unment at the turn of the century.”

    Just think – if they had know WHICH century they could have re-met. πŸ˜›

  16. Tam says:

    sexed up heroine

    Everytime I see that word I think “drugs are NOT sexy”. Oh, heroinE, my bad.

  17. Cecile says:

    Oh but my lovely… Don't you know that I love you so much more when you poutmope… The better to kiss you with me love………… ***evil waggle of eyebrows***

  18. The kitty looks eerily like me when I'm splashed with water…weird.

    I never noticed this before, but then again I can barely remember the last book I read so…

  19. Kris says:

    Tam: LOL. I always think that maybe she's a nympho.

    Cecile: Sure. Now you suck up with kisses. πŸ™‚

    KC: “I never noticed this before, but then again I can barely remember the last book I read so…”

    I'm sure that the author whose book you might be reviewing will be very pleased with that attitude.

  20. JenB says:

    See, Kris? I AM lovable. *neener neener*

    (Thank you, Cecile!)

  21. hdsmith says:

    Seriously. I have not come across that one, or if I have I automatically thought 1900's. Cause really we are still in a time frame that would be considered around the turn of the century.

    I like the people who call the 1950.s Kitch furniture “Mid-Century” like formica is going to stand the test of time.

    veri – hydromen, the turn of the century phrase for Mer-Folk of the male persuasion

  22. Kris says:

    JenB: Cecile is only being nice to you cos she sensed that you were upset about getting older.

    Heidi: “Cause really we are still in a time frame that would be considered around the turn of the century.”

    NO WE ARE FUCKING NOT!

    *sociopathicrainbowtroutstareofdeath*

  23. Cecile says:

    Oh Kris, you know you love the kisses you get when you poutmope…

    They are so much more sweeter…

    **stop being hard to get**

    Keep those lips in that position….

    JenB… You are welcome so much!

  24. Eyre says:

    Ladies, I think Kris is starting to foam at the mouth. This can't end well. Where's Atticus Finch with his gun?

    Veri word: impets

    Impets Kris and Im had to get shots.

  25. Kris says:

    Cecile: * sigh* Well, if I have to… *purses lips*

    Eyre:You're acting like you're all innocent when you're the one who told me Wednesday = suicide day. 😦

  26. Eyre says:

    Damn, I never should have posted that link.

    Kris, you know you are awesome, fabulous, and every other wonderful adjective in the dictionary. No one can deny how spectacular you are. We poor minions simply pick on you because we are jealous of your amazing wit and panache. Please forgive us.

    There. You should feel loved. πŸ™‚

  27. Chris says:

    *gasps as she sees Eyre uncross her fingers behind her back after that speech*

  28. Kris says:

    Eyre, didn't meant it??

    *sniffle*

    *sniffle, sniffle*

    Sorry, but I have to go…

  29. Eyre says:

    Damn, Chris! You weren't supposed to tell her!

  30. Kris says:

    *wailing* You're all conspiring against me!

    Mumma always told me that someday my awesomeness would result in such lengths, but I never thought it would come from within my own minion ranks…

  31. Chris says:

    Whoops. Um, sorry Eyre. I thought you were being all ironic. Or something…

  32. Kris says:

    *mutterorsomethingalrightmutter*

  33. orannia says:

    Turn of the last century?

    I think they're forgotting that very important word – last πŸ™‚

  34. Kris says:

    SEE!

    Orannia gets it.

    It must be some weird arse northerner thing that you just don't understand this.

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