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Treating the statements of an author as canonical when they speak or write about their own work is a venerable practice that long predates contemporary works created for entertainment value. Referring to the practice as the "Word of God" comes from its origins in the interpretation of sacred writings that entire faiths believe were inspired by or transcribed from the teachings or utterances of a supreme being. A clue to this can be found in the definitions of canon which include "a Church decree or law" and "a collection or list of sacred books accepted as genuine". Is it preposterous to apply the same kind of validation to a script of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as you would to a book of The Holy Bible? Or is going to the source when in doubt merely a cultural consistency?

Were holy texts actually the literal word of a god, the only way to know what they truly meant would be to ask the Creator yourself, and heaven knows plenty have made claims of doing so

The city of Portland, Oregon came to be known as "Stumptown" during a period of rapid population growth following 1847 and continuing through the turn of the century. Though Portland would not be formally incorporated as a city until 1851 and Oregon did not achieve statehood until 1859, the town and territory were beset by thousands of pioneers every year taking the well-established Oregon Trail, many seeking their fortunes following the California Gold Rush in 1849


The guy on the corner is waiting for you
he knows where you walk in the late afternoon
he knows that dream where your teeth start to crumble
he knows from the sound of your boots that they’re worn
he knows there’s a difference between two and a couple
he knows it was starless the night you were born
he knows the names of the children gone missing
he knows the number of stones in your path
he knows the sound of bones

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February 2: Happy birthday Auspice!

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February 15: Happy birthday Admin to the goo!

February 15: Terse Quest 2024 begins!

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January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 16: National Nothing Day.

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December 18: Hanukkah begins.

December 21: Winter solstice arrives 10:27 PM, EST.

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November 1: The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards.

November 1: Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5: Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11: Veterans Day in the US.

November 13: Everything2's Birthday.

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October 1: Oh no! It's The 2023 Halloween Horrorquest!

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October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.

October 31: prepare yourselves for the XVIth Iron Noder in November!

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