ann wrote:I'm not sure what it says about me that, even though I know that's Questionable Content, I assumed the word they were going for was "qualia"
Well, I do know actually. It says I'm a philosophy graduate.
While both answers are correct, and Questionable Content
was the intent, this one is more
correct, because it's awesome.
I've hesitated to call attention to this little device, because I wanted the dialogue to continue to feel natural. Still, it can be TRICKY to listen to the characters, and the various possible things they might say, long enough to hear natural-sounding sentences that begin with "Q!" Oh, how I'm looking forward to "I." And how grateful I am that the acronym doesn't have an "X," "V" or "Z!"
But it should be clear by now to the astute reader that my interest in signs and symbols, and especially letters, will have some relevance to the work. Q... and one of its meanings in the acronym, "questioning"... are both presences in this chapter. (As I discovered with Guilded Age
and the "Crossover" story in Fans,
seemingly arbitrary restrictions like this can help my creative discipline.)
I did promise myself that if I couldn't find a natural-seeming way to use "Q," I'd just skip the "Q" for a page. Not counting the title page, I've had to do this once or twice or thrice so far, depending on how you count: Fen has tracked those instances for you.