If This Isn’t From a Book, It Should Be
Two weeks since creating this tumblr thing (I don’t like calling it a tumblog—apart from anything else, I think that word just looks ugly), I have already changed the title. No longer the Gair Cyrch, this little mess is now known as If This Isn’t From a Book, It Should Be. Some people may find that title a bit ambitious, pretentious, or otherwise tious-ean. To that, I say: if you want people to read what you write, you are already above certain modesties.
If you troll my archives, you find that the first “Quote” post is from Neil Gaiman (an author whose works I am only ambivalent about but whose common-sense philosophy of storytelling is indispensible), and all others have come with the inscription If This Isn’t From A Book, It Should Be. This was originally an indication that, to my knowledge, the words didn’t actually come from any other source. I have never heard or seen them, not in a book, not in eavesdropping, nowhere except in my head. I keep coming up with soundbites from interviews that have never happened. And I keep posting them. By and large, this site is currently made up of potential quotables. And so, taking its title from, admittedly, my favorite part of my writings, this site is now known as If This Isn’t From a Book, It Should Be.
If you’re following this blog—officially, I only just received my first follower, but I always hope there are others who read it but don’t want to bother creating a tumblr account to make it official—I want to assure you that there will be no URL change. At this point, the site will continue to be gaircyrch.tumblr.com because, knowing me, I will probably change the title several more times before the end of the year-long project, and it will just be impractical to update the link in any of the places I may refer to it just because the words at the top are different.
And so, sirs and madams: Welcome to If This Isn’t From a Book, It Should Be!