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TMBG
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I just reread the AlvinMaker series, so now I can start Crystal City with it fresh in my memory. When I read Alvin Journeyman, it occured to me that I have no idea who's narrating it. The first chapter is all about "here's who I'm not, and you should know who I AM". So I sat there going through all the characters I could think of, and couldn't logically put one in that place.

My only 2 clues are that he's 1) not Taleswapper, and 2)was in Vigor Church after Alvin's prenticeship and before Calvin left there.

[ July 30, 2005, 12:53 PM: Message edited by: TMBG ]

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I like your username.

For some reason I think I got the feeling from Crystal City that it was Arthur Stuart, but I can't remember why.

Previously, I'd always thought it was Taleswapper.

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It's Arthur Stuart.
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thanks a lot, take away all the mystery [Smile]
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I know, huh? It killed me that I asked a question that just might be answered if I'd finish the series, dangit.

I'm about half-way through Crystal City, and I'm having predictions about the end. That has NEVER happened while reading OSC (unless it was something based upon history: i.e. Sarah et al) I hope I'm totally wrong. And if I'm right, then oh well, cause it's been awesome so far.

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I'm sure I'd like your username, too, if I had any idea what TMBG stood for.

I always have predictions about the ending of my books when I'm halfway through.

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It's reassuring as a reader that you are taking your craft seriously. How often are your predictions accurate?!?

TMBG stands for They Might Be Giants, a group I was listening to when I registered as a user.

And while I'm here...well I better go read more of CC, cause I'm mad at Calvin, and I want someone to vent it on. Maybe he changes...

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Oh, I love They Might Be Giants. I just don't think of them by their initials.

Mystery solved. Thanks.

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"the statue got me high"
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She was a hotel detective.
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Meet James Ensor, Belgium's famous painter
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Someone keeps moving my chair!
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Laugh hard.

It's a long way to the bank.

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They call me Dr. Worm
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Someday mother will die and I'll get the money
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My sentiments exactly.
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He is our hero.
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Is he a dot or is he a speck?
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Triangle wins.
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I came back as a bag of groceries . . .
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The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear funace; Where hydrogen is built into helium at a temperature of millions of degrees.

Yo-ho it's hot. The sun is not a place where you could live. But here on earth there'd be no life without the light it gives.

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I've been leaving on my things. So in the morning when the morning bird sings, there's still dinner on my dinner jacket till the dinner bell rings.
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Mammals, mammals, their names are called, they raise a paw.
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They fixed up the corner store like it was a night club
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Hammer down! Rabbit ears! Hammer down!
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Juices, muffins, pasta and cheese. Milk, and biscuits, and cocktail sauce. I am a grocery bag. Salsa and pickles, and organic grain. I am a grocery bag. Fresh coffee, and bagels, pudding and soap. Baby formula and ham. I am a grocery bag.
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Orson Scott Card and They Might Be Giants. I am in heaven...
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