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Rules for Anchorites

Letters from Proxima Thule

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Us weird people have experience with the normal, we were forced into it as kids. Lots of people who don't read SF and fantasy do not have experience with anything weirder than Star Trek or Star Wars, they are probably confused by all of it, and have no idea what you're trying to do.

It's like...oh, like in calculus class, when I had things all figured out, and was certain I knew what the teacher was going to do next, but she did something different, made me wonder if she was proving something totally different than what I'd thought she was up to. And then she would ask me what the next step in the process should be. I floundered. (That teacher always managed to ask me what to do next right after she did something I would not have done. Sigh.)

They are wondering what the heck you're up to, and since they don't understand what your goal is, they don't know how to help you get there.

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