From reannon

001. Real name → Michael
002. Nick name → Nothing that my friends use that isn't a diminuitive of the above... wait, Nate calls me "Pig Fucker" from time to time... He's kind of abusive like that.
003. Status → Single
004. Zodiac sign → Sheep
005. Male or female → Male
006. Elementary → Garth Elementary, Georgetown Kentucky; Capshaw Elementary Cookville Tennesee; OCEMS, Rising Sun Indiana; Pope John Elementary Madison Indiana.
007. Middle School → Shawe Memorial Middle School/High School Madison Indiana
008. High School → Shawe Memorial Middle School/High School Madison Indiana
009. Smart → I like to think so
010. Hair color → Brunette
011. Long or short → Short to Medium.
012. Loud or Quiet → It goes in phases.
013. Sweats or Jeans → Khakis all the time.
014. Phone or Camera → Neither has a great appeal to me, but I own a phone.
015. Health freak → Nope.
016. Drink or Smoke? → Nope. Can't stand smoke, can't taste anything but the alcohol when I drink.
017. Do you have a crush on somebody right now? → Not really. I could without too much effort though.
018. Eat or Drink → Eat.
019. Piercings → None.
020. Tattoos → None
021. Righty or lefty → Left Handed.

023. First piercing → None
024. First best friend → Jasmine.
025. First award → Second Place in the 3rd Grade Science Fair.
026. First crush → See above.
027. First pet → Bandit the dog.
028. First big vacation → Florida Every Summer with dad.
030. First big birthday → 5th grade sticks out. The year I bought my first D&D stuff.

049. Eating → 8 hours ago I had some pomegranate seeds. Just got up so no food yet.
050. Drinking → Ice Water again not recently.
052. I'm about to → Start my day.
053. Listening to → My computer fan and my heater's fan.
054. Plans for today → Conquer the world. Or get a job. Either way.
055. Waiting for → What comes.

058. Want kids? → Yeah.
059. Want to get married? → Some day. Kids seem to be way easier with a spouse, among other things.
060. Careers in mind → Writer/Game Designer/World Saver.

068. Lips or eyes → Eyes.
070. Shorter or taller → Both have their attractions.
072. Romantic or spontaneous → Yes.
073. Nice stomach or nice arms → Arms
074. Sensitive or loud → sensitive. though I do like a girl who can make some noise.
075. Hook-up or relationship → Of the two? Relationship
077. Trouble maker or hesitant → troublemaker.

079. Drank bubbles → Seriously? Like Bubble Soap? My mommy taught me not to drink soap. Freak.
080. Lost glasses/contacts → Nope.
081. Ran away from home → Nope
084. Broken someone's heart → Nah
085. Been arrested → No.
087. Cried when someone died → yeah

089. Yourself → Yeah
090. Miracles → Nah, stocastic events all the way.
091. Love at first sight → Nah, that funny feeling isn't quite love.
092. Heaven → I'd be thrilled if heaven and or hell existed. Though if it is as some folks paint it, I'd have some issues with their creator.
093. Santa Claus → Not currently.
094. Sex on the first date → If that's what you are dating for...
095. Kiss on the first date → *shrugs* sure.

097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → Yeah
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life → I could see things being much much better.
099. Do you believe in God → See 92.

There are many ways to summarize a long article. In this case? I think we are well served by 3 words: "Women are crazy."

*Edit 11:39am*
Okay. To clarify, there are women who aren't crazy. That article isn't talking to them. Also, some men are crazy in the same manner as the women outlined above. Remember X are A is not saying Y are not A. (or in the revised case, "there exists a class of X that has property A" does not imply "there does not exist a class of Y that has property A")

Another year older. Bought a new set of brakes for my bike, hopefully helping make the 29th one more likely.

So just about everyone knows the half plus seven rule. (Well not everyone, but many people. In short: "Don't date someone less than half your age plus seven years." If you are in the age range where this breaks down mathematically, then you can wait a few years to start dating.)
Well inherent in that rule is this set of equations:
o = older person's age
y = younger person's age
n = number of years until a given match is acceptable

The rule itself*:

The rule from the younger person's view point:

and how many years it will be before an (o,y) grouping won't be a little creepy anymore:

(for values of y where y<.5o+7) This is what happens when I get bored and I have an equation that models a situation. So any other interesting things you can do with this set of equations that I'm missing? * By rule, of course, I mean guideline *edit* There was an error in equation 2, pointed out to me by Adrienne I fixed it now, the + 14 should have been a - 14.

So, bike troubles. All expected. I am probably 75-100 lbs over my preferred weight and more than that over my by the charts goal weight. With that in mind, the bike I bought was as cheap as I could make it. I expect it to last until I am in much better shape, at which time I will buy a better bike. (Of course, I tend to gain muscle for a long time before I start losing weight, so we'll see.) Well, cheap bike plus lots and lots of me means that the cheap plastic pedals are going to crack and break. I could have just bought replacement metal ones when I bought the bike, but I decided to hold off. The right pedal is now half the device it used to be. Unfortunately it is less than half as functional as it used to be. I'll be replacing it before the plastic falls all the way off. Problem two, the breaks are shot. This was also expected. I tend to do silly things that other Bloomington bikers don't do, like stop at stop signs. Since a fairly large portion of the stop signs hereabouts are at the bottom of hills, this means lots and lots of break wear. Good news? Breaks cost a hair more than intertubes. Bad news? While Target carries bike tubes, it does not carry bike breaks. I'll have to go out to Wal Mart for that one (actually replacement pedals are also not available at Target.)

Know what is almost as annoying as people referring and linking to a locked post in a comment thread? People referring and linking to a locked post in a public post. Urgh. (Yeah, I caught that, I said a link in a comment is more annoying than a link in the primary post. That's because the comment is part of a discussion, and supporting evidence in a discussion should be accessible.)

This is a work in progress. There are at least a few more lines to go, and the framing paragraph from the first instance of this was specific to the application I wrote this for, so I need to come up with a new one of those.

I believe that social justice is important, not just for you and me and our neighbors, but for the whole of humanity.
I believe in progress and that things are, overall, better than they were in the past.
I believe in stewardship, that we owe those who come after us a world at least as glorious as the one we live in today.
I believe that conservation efforts are important, and that they should all be based in sound research, that science should inform policy and that scientists should and can be both activists and objective.
I believe that as important as environmental conservation is for utilitarian reasons, it is also a good in itself, that we protect the animals and plants and ecosystems both for the vast benefits they give us and for their own right to exist.
I believe that we have the right to good clean food and water, and that it is our responsibility to make sure that both of these stay that way.
I believe that food and goods should be produced as close to locally as possible, and that any farmer we buy food from, no matter where, should receive a fair price for the labor of his or her hands.
I believe in sustainable development, not as an industrial catch phrase, but as a way of life.
I believe that where it is viable, mass transit is far superior to personal vehicles, and that it is better to bike than to ride.
I believe that our natural resources are limited and that humanity, as the animal most capable of foresight, does not have to destroy its habitat tomorrow in order to live well today.
I believe that conservation efforts have to work both from the top down and from the bottom up, that any plan without government support is liable to fail, and that any plan that does not engage the individual stakeholders is guaranteed to fail.
I believe that we should own our government, that it should act as a safety net, not a restraint.
I believe that I am better off if my neighbors are taken care of, if they have access to healthcare, education, and access to the necessities of life, and that part of being a member of the national community is making sure that all of my neighbors have a chance to live their lives in freedom, security, and health.
I believe that farmers and workers should be paid a fair wage and should work in conditions that do not pose an undue risk to their health and safety.
I believe that leisure is an important activity, that there is nothing wrong with stopping to enjoy the world around you from time to time.
I believe that the best way to achieve progress is through general education and the availability of information. I believe that the public libraries and the internet are important grounds for the generation of new interests, places that people can go to broaden their horizons and expand their lives.
I believe that the GPL and Creative Commons are the best way to deal with information in a digital era, that the perpetual copyright is an evil that we never bargained for, and that the abolishment of copyright is no solution.
I believe that art, music, sports, languages, and all of the rest are an important part of our children’s education, that we do them no good focusing on a few narrow fields in order to achieve some arbitrary testing goal if they don’t also have all of these things in their lives.
I believe that publicly funded research and art is important.
I believe that research done at the expense of the public should be made readily available to those who paid for it.
I believe that peace should be our goal, that violence and warfare is only justified when protecting your self and others from harm.
I believe that the US has a valid place on the world stage, that we can and should be a great power for good, but that unilateral action and exploitative trade agreements are not in anyone’s best interests.
I believe in planning for today, for tomorrow, for next year, for the next century, and for the distant future.
I believe that, so long as we harm no one else, all of humanity should have the freedom of belief and the freedom of conscience.
I believe that regardless of race, creed, color, or any other method of grouping people, we are all valuable as humans and we all deserve the ability to follow our own path so long as it does no intentional harm.
Most importantly, I believe that there is hope.

The badly overdue 3rd quarter update for my year's reading list. This is, as always, only the books I read that were new to me.
1 A Fistful of Data Stephen Dedman Hurm, well, it is a shadowrun novel that isn’t a direct riff on Gibson. Sadly, I liked the one that was a direct riff on Gibsion much better. The “party” was a little bit off, especially with their focus on non-lethals (the Mercs they were fighting would have cleaned up against the squatters.) Oh well, a fun bit of fluff.
2 The Jennifer Morgue Charles Stross. British intelligence meets lovecraft. This one had fewer laugh out loud bits than the first one (The Atrocity Archives) and the best turns of phrase were all near the end, but this did some really nice riffing on the James Bond themes, though I think that maybe the part where the characters discuss the riffs on the James Bond theme was questionable. (Oh I admit, I’m not familiar enough with JB to have picked out the variations that they talked about, and I suspect that most of the audience wouldn’t be either. That said, it strained the fourth wall to the breaking point.) Still a damned good book, with [DELETED FOR SPOILERIFICNESS]. Also, this wasn’t really the second book I read this year, just the second new book. I reread the Belgariad in-between. Still too few books for Early March of a new year, but better than 2.
3. Childe Morgan Katherine Kurtz. Good. I still wanted a new Kelson book, and the title character reached the venerable age of 4 by the last page, but I liked it better than the first in this set. I really hope that the next one covers his teen years and Brian’s young adulthood. (And the Priest whose name escapes me at the moment’s becoming a priest.) Also, I look greatly forward to watching Nigel grow up in the next book.
4. Time Travellers Pay Only Cash Spider Robinson This is supposed to be a Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon book, except that only half of the book is Callahan’s stories, and a fair chunk of what is left is not even non-Callahan’s stories, but essays. Including one of the pieces that establishes Robinson as Heinlein’s hagiographer, though to be fair, this particular essay was written for the book published as a remembrance of RAH. All in all, I thought this was fairly weak for a CCS book,
5. Gust Front John Ringo Military infatuation SF. Took me long enough to hunt down a copy (especially since it was published. For Free. On the Baen Free Library CDs.
5. When the Devil Dances John Ringo More military infatuation SF. I’m enjoying it, though I suspect that the series won’t end to my satisfaction.
6. Command Decision Elizabeth Moon
7. The Hero John Ringo and Michael Williamson Well, set a thousand years in the future of the setting of five, and I can now say that no, it didn’t though the setting is interesting. On the other hand, a thousand years of research and development ought to have brought them further than it did, especially with tame Postileen to add to the exchange of ideas (and the subjugation of the elf folks due to the fact that they directed the war to leave humanity broken at the end of the war.)
8, Deliverer C.J.Cherryh Well, more of what we expect from Bran and the horse people
9. Prodigal By the person who wrote hammerjack. Liked this one at least as much as the last. Seriously I do read non-military and or non-intelligence agency SF. I swear.
10. St. Patrick’s Gargoyle Katherine Kurtz. Um, I’d been saving this for when I got a strong urge to read more Kurtz. I haven’t read the adept books and really ought to someday, but I’ve been wanting to (do something) (Can’t remember what I was going to say
11. Off Armageddon Reef David Webber. Er, Mr Webber sure likes to rewrite the Hornblower books. This one has sailing ships.
12. Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher I grabbed this one because I wanted to read something by Butcher, but my library only has the 7th Dresden Files book (which I’ve already read.) Good. Very different from his detective novels. But different good, not different what the hell is wrong with you man, the old formula fits your style and this doesn’t!
13. The Android’s Dream John Scalzi. YANJSBTIWWTAL. Detectives, intrigue, shooty bits. Also, a nearly extinct breed of sheep and a would be alien overlord.
14. Storm Front (DF1) Jim Butcher
15. Fool Moon (DF2) Jim Butcher
16. Grave Peril (DF3) Jim Butcher
17. Summer Knight (DF4) Jim Butcher
18. Death Masks (DF5) Jim Butcher
19. Blood Rites (DF 6) Jim Butcher
20. Proven Guilty (DF8) Jim Butcher
21. White Night (DF9) Jim Butcher
22. Restoration of Faith and Something Borrowed (DF 0 and 7.5, short stories) Jim Butcher

So I read these straight through over about 4 days. Way better than the last series of mystery/detective/whatever books I read (Stephanie Plum.) Harry is more competent, way more faithful when he is in a sexual relationship with someone, and just a more interesting person than Stephanie. Also, he suffers real consequences for his actions. A few minor complaints. 1 The Fallen Storyline in book nine was resolved way too quickly for this series’ pace. The gun wasn’t fired in act 3, it was fired right after it was pointed out. Harry needs to hurry up and either give the sword to Murphy or start boinking her (his word) or ideally both. I mean sure Butcher is setting up the whole Arthurian line for her, but enough is enough. Hee book nine of approximately 20+3! Yay!

23 Academ’s Fury Jim Butcher
24 Cursor’s Fury Jim Butcher
I often forgot that I was reading something by the same author as the Dresden Files (I did the same with the Wolf books and A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer.) I liked both sets muchly.

25 Blood Name Robert Thurston. I read the first book in this set years and years ago. It is battle tech, mostly set before and during the Clan Invasion from the view point of a member of Jade Falcon. Honestly? These books fall prey to the same weakness that a lot of game fiction (and a lot of non-game fiction) do. Books one and two spend way too much time paraphrasing the descriptions of various things from the setting books. (In the case of Battletech Fiction, that goes both ways. Sometimes descriptions from books are co-opted for manuals.) It wasn’t quite as bad as Faith and Fire where the characters were carefully stated to have exactly the load outs that were listed in the codex and much of the description came directly out of the codex’s fluff text.)
26. Falcon Guard Robert Thurston Some of the same problems as the first two, though with less “it came from the rulebook” stuff in it and tighter plotting and writing. Not as good as the later Grey Death Legion stuff or the best of the TSR books, but much better than the first two.

27. Mutineer’s Moon David Webber
28. The Armageddon Inheritance David Webber
29. Heirs of Empire David Webber

These three are a trilogy together. Fun reads... themes that Webber has explored in depth. Glad I read Off Armageddon Reef fist, or it would have felt like more of a rehash than it did. (Webber has no less than 3 distinct settings where characters uplift a society’s weapon making to something just before the Napoleonic Wars. Two of them make an attempt to produce smaller versions of Horatio Hornblower’s style of navy. (The third set? Patience. They are 30,31,32,and 33.) By the way, the black power warfare in this series is actually only book 3. Book two is a hidden invaders story and book 2 is an endless hordes of aliens that must be stopped, but act in particularly silly manners story. Book 3 is the shipwrecked in a world wide theocracy story, one that feels very much like Off Armageddon Reef.)

30 March Upcountry John Ringo and David Webber
31 March to the Sea John Ringo and David Webber
32 March to the Stars John Ringo and David Webber
33 We Few John Ringo and David Webber

Shipwrecked. Endless Combat turns spoiled prince into bloodthirsty killing machine who gets the job done at any cost. 8 months of Endless Combat does the opposite to a number of his body guards. Stone age to early black powder natives and an endless succession of localized uplifting from a pike and shield unit from warriors to arbuquses to rifles and proper cannons as they walk across a continent. Political upheaval and space navies in the last book. Space combat that is remarkably similar to the Harrington books. (no surprise there.) These books probably sparked much of the research that lead to the ones above and Off Armageddon Reef.

34 Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall Bill Willingham et al. This is a prequel to the Fables comics with a framing story set several hundred years earlier and a bunch of sub stories set throughout the history of the fable worlds. It was enough to convince me to add it (the comics) to my “hunt down as soon as you have money again” list.

35 Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. Cory Doctorow See 36 for my hagiography of Cory. This book is an incredibly cool mixture of developing culture and mythmaking. (At least I think the son of the mountain and a washing machine are new bits of myth. It feels like Gaiman’s American Gods mythology but created from whole cloth.) GO check it out from his website (,) then go buy your own copy.

36 Overclocked Cory Doctorow Hum. Award winning author. Postpost cyberpunk. Cory is an active member of the free as in speech movement, working against people who would prefer all expression to come at the sole control of major media cartels. Open internet, communications systems that aren’t controlled or owned by governments or cartels, a dozen other things. Cory is also a damned good writer from the generation that’s giving us Elizabeth Bear, Scott Lynch, Sarah Monette, and John Scalzi (I know there is some time overlap, and I’m being research lazy). He’s a proponent of creative commons, and before I’d ever picked up any of his books, I’d been reading his work on boingboing. This collection of short stories is, as expected, excellent.

37 Breakfast With the Ones You Love Eliot Fintushel Urban Fantasy. Home made Talmudic space ships. Looks that kill. Teen Angst. Russian Mafia. Boxing. Bringing about the Eschaton. A talking cat. A good deal of fun within these pags.
38. Making Comics Scott McCloud. This is Scott at his best. Witty, excited, full of the promise of the media and new technologies, lucid and coherent, grounded. There are hundreds of how to draw comics books. There are many fewer on the craft and art of all of the other tasks. Only part of a book though. The rest is online, though I haven’t read it. Liked this one almost as much as Understanding Comics.

39. What if the Moon Didn’t Exist? Neilf Comins A double handful of what if scenarios about the formation of the earth and how small (and large) changes would influence the development of life on earth. Pretty good. A couple points here and there that could go either way, but then that is always the danger in speculating about things like changes propagating through deep time.

40. Mystic and Rider Sharon Shinn Fun read. Actually grabbed this one because the cover of the second or possibly third book grabbed my attention. Fantasy novel with a romance sub plot. Hope it stays that way. (I have read too many series like that where they spiraled into Romance Novels with fantasy trappings by the 3rd or 4th books. We’ll see.) The first one is worth a read at least. (The worldbuilding exposition/dialogue thingy at the beginning was a little clumsy, but I don’t think that there is any really good way to do an info dump, and false transparency is apparently in vogue at the present. Personally? I’d prefer narrator asides *coughcoughHeinleincoughcoughLynchcoughc

ough* Not that anything I’ve ever written with a “here’s how the world works dialogue worked as well as this one.

41. Gradisil Adam Roberts. Not bad, a story of the first three generations of the settlement of near earth space. The only thing that really annoyed me here were the changed spellings for “flavor” in the second two generations. Switching x for z seemed silly, and the k for ck was sometimes misapplied (in one word, can’t remember which, he switched a ck that didn’t make the k sound and left a c that did. The worst of all though was wat for what. At least k for ck replaces essentially the same sound, but wat and what don’t sound alike.

42. Fast Forward Lou Anders (ed) This one was the first of two books of short stories I read with very nice stories from (mostly) the latest two generations of fantasy and science fiction authors. Between them, there was exactly one story I’d read before. This is a novel experience. The SF is strongly tilted toward exploring the noosphere these days. (With Gibson’s next cyber punk being set in the near past, that makes sense) Oh has a story by Elizabeth Bear in it.

43. Fantasy The Best of the Year 2006 Rich Horton (ed) This would be the second, and the source of the story I’d read (by Neil Gaiman.) Another Elizabeth Bear (and one I liked a whole lot. Now I has to buys her New Amsterdam books)

44. The Last Colony John Scalzi The last of the John Perry/Jane Sagan books (or so he claims) Well written, enjoyable conclusion to the set. Wonderfully done, except for the werewolf problem. (They were literary tools first and almost only. Their egress was way too abrupt.) Buy it.

45. Starship: Pirate Mike Resnick Sequel to Starship: Mutany. A decent Caper Story though it is still no Return of Santiago. I’m looking forward to the next one.

46. Yellow Eyes John Ringo and Tom Kratman Not as good as the main line Posteleen books. Not as Bad as Cally’s War or Ghost.

47. The Thirteenth House Sharon Shinn Another novel of the Twelve Houses. The romance plots are still edging too far into the A plot, but this is still no Jean M Auel’s descent into darkness. Still looking forward to more of these. (By the way, apparently each book will have a different main character. Cool device, though we’ll see how it goes with the quieter people. A lot less barely hidden world building.

48. Dark Moon Defender Sharon Shinn More Twelve Houses. Romance plot worked much better as part of the story, didn’t seem to impinge upon the A plot at all. World Building was MUCH better this time. Still want more.

49 Cally’s War John Ringo Ugh, Just Ugh
50 Ghost John Ringo And I thought it couldn’t get any worse. At least this one didn’t steal the rape scene from Friday and use it twice. Of course, it came up with its own rape scenes
51 Spindrift Alan Steel I loved the first book. I didn’t even make it to page 10 of the second. Not probably the book’s fault. I was distracted. This one makes me think I should go back and read Coyote Rising.
52 Harry Potter 7 JK Rowling. Read it a bit before it came out. I did wait for a transcribed copy of the photographed copy. Some good some bad, Snape’s denouement was handled poorly.
53 The Game Inventor’s Guidebook Brian Tinsman Very nice book, if a little short and sparse on details. I want to get a copy.
54 Empire of Ivory Naomi Novik I’ve now read the whole set in print to date. I like. Very tasty
55Ghostmaker Dan Abnett More Gaunt’s Ghosts. This one is a set of vignettes featuring the name characters of the Ghosts. I loved the inquisitor and the eldar chapter.
56 Necropolis Dan Abnett The Ghosts face Chaos while defending one of the hive cities.
57 Alanna: The First Adventure Tamora Pierce This set was nice, but it got stronger as it went. Imagine that? An author hitting her stride as she gets further into a series? Never. There is a 15 years after book I want to read too.
58 In the Hand of the Goddess Tamora Pierce
59 The Woman Who Rides Like a Man Tamora Pierce
60 Lioness Rampant Tamora Pierce
61 Toast Charles Stross A bunch of neat but outdated short stories by Stross.
62 Accidental Goddess Linnea Sinclair For a change of pace, a SF romance.
These next 15 books were read before #53
63. New Amsterdam Elizabeth Bear My second favorite alternate history, and my favorite vampire book. This one would have been the best thing I’d read up to November 2nd of this year if it wasn’t for:
64. Whiskey and Water Elizabeth Bear I loved this book. Better than the first. There is a scene with the Unicorn and one of the Devils near the end. Absolutely lovely. This crossed with some of E. Bear’s online discussion will probably get me to read The Last Unicorn someday.
65. Young Wizards 1. Diane Duane. The first book by her I ever read prolonged my fading interest in Star Trek fiction. Spock’s World was quite possibly the best ST novel out at the time. These books are very good. They even deal with the magic heroes power creep problem that happens in series so often. (Where the scope of the problem has to get bigger each time until you end up yawning at a threat to the planet. Some of the situations the protags deal with, even later in the set, aren’t earth shaking events. Some of them are, and there is power creep, but it isn’t only power creep. There are reasonable events, though some of them are as world shattering for the main characters as the destruction of the world would be. Lookin forward to the next book. I read these back to back to back, so I’m less sure of exactly where each one lets off.
66 Young Wizards 2. Diane Duane.
67 Young Wizards 3. Diane Duane.
68 Young Wizards 4. Diane Duane.
69 Young Wizards 5. Diane Duane.
70 Young Wizards 6. Diane Duane.
71 Young Wizards 7. Diane Duane.
72 Young Wizards 8. Diane Duane.
73. Red Seas Under Red Skies Scott Lynch Scott’s sophomore novel. There were some bits where I felt the pacing was off (too much time before the pretty ships). I missed the lengthy setting vignettes. I loved the Caper. I think I detect some Ffhrad and the Grey Mouser in these two’s attachments to women (not an exact match, but near the end of this book I was feeling it in my bones.) All taken together, I might have liked it as much as the first, but not as consistently.
74. Jade Throne Naomi Novik Really quite splendid books.
75. Black Powder War Naomi Novik Looking forward to book 5.
76 First and Only Dan Abnett The first Gaunt’s Ghosts book. I’m a sucker for SF military company stories. These aren’t the Grey Death Legion, but they are still damned good.
77. Myth Alliances Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye. Not quite as good as the old stuff, but they are starting to get back on track. I really expect to like the next couple as much as the one with the cliff hanger and the dragon.

*sigh* I got my library card on September 17th. Twice since then they have failed to properly check in a book I had returned. At least they are nice about it and don't assume that I'm lying.