Hey everybody, I absolutely love books that have lots of footnotes that explain things about the world, or (if translated) cultural references. I haven't found many books that have either in fantasy though.
I'd appreciate any recommendations! Thank you!
What next? Dame Edna will be on to do 20 minutes of non-Rocky related schtick? It was like listening to a morning show interview of someone plugging their podcast. Reminds me of when the gang does their own press junket with Jamie feigning shame over the premise of the program - something he really doesn’t feel.
I hated that this didn’t feel like I was listening to MDWAP. Everyone was just going through the motions - these two actors just doing morning improv around a predetermined setup and the only laughter being polite laughter whenever the hosts could get a word in edgewise.
So as part of my Scammer timeline, I wanted to transcribe the Fairy/Faerie quotes, but holy moly, she has posted a bazillion of them. I decided to make it a separate post from the timeline since it was so long. I didn’t catch every group of fairies she posted, but I think I only missed one “flash sale”? These are all the ones I was able to find and read, if anyone has shots of the ones I’m missing, please send them my way! I also couldn’t read all of them because some were on too light of paper with the bad photo quality, so take my translations of some with a grain of salt. She swapped between spelling them Fairy and Faerie with no apparent reason, so I kept whichever one she wrote on there. There were also some she definitely tried to resell after supposedly selling the first time, and I have those noted. I was surprised, but most the quotes were actually new writing with only some recycled lines, so this is indicating she has actually written more of Scammer than she’s let on. I have noted at the end which lines were from already published work, and which work of hers they came from.
Content warning: some of the quotes are gruesome depictions of death, depression, and contain suicide mentions.
First round of Faeries, transcribed by /u/Bookgills:
· The Hazel Catkin Faerie: I don't know what, as a child, made me believe that becoming a famous memoirist was going to solve all my problems since all anyone ever told me was to pick a different goal. But I latched onto a vision of myself in a ball gown with flowers in my hair, inside a castle, inside a story that was true -Line from 5th paragraph of IAMCC
· The Scarlett Faerie: But let's take this story from the top! I am - ACTUALLY - Caroline Calloway, but I wasn't always. Like lots of artists, I changed my name-Line from 2nd paragraph of IAMCC
· The Dandelion Faerie (1): If you build a life around an identity that springs from your own imagination is it ever fake or inauthentic? -Line from 4th paragraph of IAMCC
· The Forest Faerie: My Dad didn't shout every night, but that made it harder to predict when it would happen, and harder to heal from in the years after it did
· The Bluebell Faerie (1): When the curtain comes up, everything is a mess. And for a while it seems like chapter one is where glamorous plans go down in flames. Then one day in Europe, when I least expect it, I meet the Swedish boy who will change my life forever - o... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I'm current reading (or rather listening) to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and I am enjoying the use of footnotes to add flavour and help with the worldbuilding. I can understand why they aren't used or encouraged but I wonder how common in fantasy writing footnotes are out if people have any views/opinions on them?
>When Danxia held up a whisk, Layman Pang held up a hammer. When Danxia tossed his whisk down, Layman Pang put his hammer down. The next day, Layman Pang said, "How do you interpret yesterday's case?" Danxia relaxed and reclined. Layman Pang left. Are these not real knowers? How could this admit of your arbitrary explanations, or permit you to add explanatory footnotes?
"You're here, I'll teach you."
"I'm here to work."
"No need to whip you then."
"Then I won't work."
"What did you understand?"
"No need to teach, no need to work."
"No work, I'm leaving."
Title says it all, thank you for taking the time to consider my question.
I'm writing a story where I've taken some liberties regarding canon and characterizations, and I'd really like to explain some decisions to readers. In your opinion, would it be at all jarring or detracting to sprinkle in some footnotes mid-text^(1), so that in the author's notes I can explain certain things more easily? Better yet, has anyone read any fic with this feature to it?
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History grad student here. I have been wondering for a while what people make of "footnote mining."
By that I mean: When I do my reading of the secondary literature before starting to write an article/book chapter, I often try to look up and locate the sources in the footnotes/endnotes. This often is a good way to find relevant secondary literature and primary sources. Now, when I later end up citing secondary literature and (more importantly) primary sources first found in another historian's work, it is my understanding that I do not have to acknowledge where I found the source, but can simply cite the original source (for example the primary source that I first learned about in another historian's work but then located myself) and do not have to add something like "also see/also cited in....".
Am I correct that this is generally seen as acceptable? A quick search on google seems to suggest so:
However, I am wondering where one would draw the line? Using a few primary sources that another historian working on a similar topic has used as well is surely fine and probably unavoidable. But what if it is more than that?
I started to use footnotes because it does not disrupt the body of the text. You would never read a scientific text interspliced with non-prose. But, I'm getting pushback. It just looks wrong to many old attorneys and law review academic types. Thoughts?
The morse code in the footnote starting on page 103 spells out BUTTONS.
Trouble is, I haven’t the foggiest what this could suggest - any one have any ideas?
(Without spoilers please!)
I get the price would sky-rocket, but I think of all literary genres, poetry is the most reliant on cultural aspects and especially linguistic ones.
Translating poetry must be one of the hardest things to do. I remember this anecdote my literature teacher told us, about this Hispanic-Chinese woman (Marcela de Juan) who translated Ancient Chinese poems into Spanish by using Medieval Spanish vocabulary and I remember it being a hugely different experience. Translated poetry almost acts as a different version to the original poem itself, and there's something beautiful and odd about it. That's why I think we should be ‘forced’ to enjoy both.
Edit: I believed it to be unpopular since I kind of said they ‘must’ be translated (i.e. compulsory for all copies), apparently I was wrong and most people share this opinion. In my country however, most poetry books are solely published in its translated version; I am aware there are quite a few publishing houses doing it like this, even Penguin Classics with texts written in older forms of English, but didn't know it was as ubiquitous as people here point out. I'd just like it to be the general rule.
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Normally they are at the bottom, but they aren't there.
Right now, I am reading Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, and I frequently see mentions of characters in Greek mythology, battles in ancient history, vague historical figures etc. There is always a footnote or reference in the appendix explaining the term, but these couldn't have been part of the original and were added later. Thus, if you didn't understand a reference to some outside event or figure at the time of publishing, you would have to research it. Why did Verne (and other authors) write about outside events and figures as if his audience understood these references already? Were people at the time more knowledgeable about history and literature than today?
I remember enjoying the “there’s-no-such-thing-as-a-porno” (or whatever that was called), and that one where they were explaining about female genitalia (I know it’s a strange pick, but I that’s what remember enjoying a lot). I’m sure there’s a lot I’m forgetting, but whatever. And for my favourite celebrity footnote... I loved the one of Dame Emma Thompson, she’s so classy and well spoken, and showed to have a great sense of humor, I loved her explanations about sex and sexuality, I found a deep respect for her after that. And second would be the one of Michael Sheen, so chaotic and absolutely hilarious, I loved every second of that.
I'm reading "A Mind For Numbers" by Barbara Oakley and I'm about 3 chapters in. She uses footnotes sometimes but they never seem to actually reference anything on the page number she lists on the footnote. I keep checking but it's all just random, unless I'm missing the point of each footnote every time.
This is an example of a footnote on the first page of the 3rd chapter that I don't understand. She writes, "Or you can work on something that occupies other parts of your brain: listening to music, conjugating Spanish verbs, or cleaning your gerbil cage. ^1 (idk how to write a footnote in windows) But the first page only talks about how she didn't like math or science and other specific examples of things that she didn't grasp the concept of at a young age.
Can anyone explain this weird usage of footnotes?
I'm doing some research work for a professor and am just completely lost on how to write this cite. He wants to cite the footnote of an article that is citing/explaining a second article. I'm guessing I have to include this second article in my citation, but I don't exactly know how. He wants to use an explanatory citation for this also, so I'm trying to figure out how to Frankenstein this citation within a citation explanatory parenthetical.
I'm not on law review or anything, so any help anyone can provide would be amazing! I've been looking at the blue book for ages and can't seem to find a concrete answer.
Unless they're so unique such as I'm Not There (based on Bob Dylan) by Todd Haynes. When I think of I'm Not There, I don't think only about Dylan but also about how unique the non-linear screenplay was and the splendid performance of Cate Blanchett as Dylan i.e it has its own artistic identity.
Whereas the bulk of biopics such as A Beautiful Mind, Imitation Game, Bohemian Rhapsody, Social Network etc. are fine films but they lack their own unique footprint and are more likely to be remembered based on the individual that they're based on.
Another aspect is that biopics also sensationalize the topic at hand and often end up portraying inaccurate incidences around the individual's life. Imo, documentaries are better than biopics for this reason.
So I am in the medical field, and write articles for research, journals, etc pretty frequently. Formatting reference for my writing is done by assigning a superscript number, in order of appearance in the paper, to a source. So, you have a main body paragraph with superscript numbers at the end of sentences that correspond to a cited source in the references section. When I am writing, my sourcing process typically goes like this:
I write my draft, and cite sources as I use them in the references section and main body paragraphs. As I add in more sources and edit my papers, the sources inevitably become pretty out of order. So then the last thing I do with my final draft is to go back and renumber the sources based on when they occur in the paper, and reorder the resources section. This takes forever, and can get confusing, especially if I miss a source that I need to cite, and have to start over.
My question is-Is there an easier way to do this? Is there a way to place a source citation in your papers that will reorder them by number for you as you write? I would really like to not have to keep spending hours and hours reordering my sources.
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It feels great, and the game feels really enjoyable right now with all these upgrades.
As hyped up and seemingly important the sequels are, they honestly don't add a whole lot to the overall story of star wars.
The first order resistance war only lasted 1 year. The time in between new hope and empire strikes back is 2 years,for reference. And honestly, it's nothing special,it's a paramilitary and an imperial remnant fighting each other on like, 4 planets. Who knows how many times that's happened with other imperial remnants and resistance movements. It's been 3 decades since the fall of the empire,small wars like that must have happened all the time. I know we here at the star wars reddit have have shit on the sequels for years now,but this needed to be addressed.
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