Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Excuse #3

The "Why I Have Neglected My Blog" series:

I am tired of footnotes. Partly because they're exhausting and time-consuming and sometimes I don't feel clever enough to do them, and partly because a couple of people have said mean things about them and now I'm self-conscious about the footnotes.

So I think the footnotes may have to go.

I'm considering a system of italics and clear speaking.

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Um, WHAT?! Your blog is like a pan of warm brownies. The footnotes are like the crunchy outer corners of the brownies. It's like the best part and the brownies wouldn't be as good without them. (I just ate some brownies like an hour ago.) Or, they are like the cool vanilla ice cream that tops the warm brownies, if you will. (Yes, I had ice cream on them.)

I guess I can understand if you need to cut down on your blogging time. (Hell, I don't even have the gumption to do it at all.) I think the italics would suit me alright. But the footnotes will be missed. *sniff*

Marin (AntiM) said...

OK, now I'm hungry.

I haven't abandoned the footnotes thing entirely... it's in negotiation right now. All input will be carefully considered.

Thank you.

I want a brownie.

Iron Needles said...

I want a brownie, too. And it's only 9:50am...

Not fair.

Marin (AntiM) said...

Is anybody else calculating how long it would take to go get a brownie and come back to the office?

And whether there's any way to keep ice cream for six blocks in 90 degree heat?

handeyecrafts said...

Your blog has had footnotes?

Iron Needles said...

With whipped cream and chocolate syrup, nuts and a cherry...pecans or walnuts, not lame-o peanuts, either....

meshugemoo said...

I love your footnotes! And brownies, if the truth must be told.
(And I'm waiting to get "comment slapped" for submitting too many comments at one time.)

Jeffe Kennedy said...

I'd just like to offer that Robin McKinley uses lots of footnotes (Exhibit A). I won't say more than that.

Marin (AntiM) said...

Yep. Steve may just have to live with the footnotes.

Thank you. Your eloquent silence is a big help.

Marin (AntiM) said...

Peanuts in brownies are just WRONG. It says, "I don't care enough to send the very best."

I'm hungry again. Drat.

I'm really pleased, Moo, that the comment thingie seems to have accepted you. I was wondering who I was going to have to slap.

prsunshine said...

LOVE THE FOOTNOTES!!! I do. I understand that it may be harder to write that way, but really, how else can all that Mariny goodness be packed into one post?? The footnotes are like the caramel drizzled over the ice cream on the brownie with the GOOD nuts in it...

Man, now I'm hungry too...

nathan said...

A Marin without footnotes would be like a revolution without bloodshed -- potentially successful, but far less entertaining for those of us sitting it out on the bleachers.

But wait! Someone mocked your footnotes? Them's fightin' werds!!!

Marin (AntiM) said...

Lyda, my love, you're the person I always cite when I'm trying to make Steve feel better about being *meh* about the footnotes. I tell him you came up with a two-window system to keep up with them... so now I'm going to tell him you think the extra effort is totally worth it. Bless you.

Oh, Nathan, your revolution analogy is still making me laugh. And find a hundred ways to plagiarise...

I adore Steve, so I merely contemplated. Now I have the validation to fight his mockery.

Viva los footnotes!