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Climb the ladder; conduct bloody purges of my enemies; snack.
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Long historical writeups that slip beneath the surface of the nodegel with the faintest of "bloop"s.
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"A great many things keep happening, some of them good, some of them bad." -- Gregory of Tours
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The Next Village

My grandfather used to say: "Life is astoundingly short. To me, looking back over it, life seems so foreshortened that I scarcely understand, for instance, how a young man can decide to ride over to the next village without being afraid that -- not to mention accidents -- even the span of a normal happy life may fall far short of the time needed for such a journey."

Franz Kafka, trans. Willa and Edwin Muir