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Review of Esther Friesner s Majyk Accident by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE April 24 2016 As I typically do I alternate between a serious bk at least one that s The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North forun so that I can take a break rom the labor intensiveness that goes into the serious review writing The serious bk read at the same time as this one was Marco Deseriis s Improper Names Collective Pseudonyms rom the Luddites to Anonymous I consider the serious reviews to be the important ones but I might very well enjoy things like this Make of that what you will I don t generally read The Northman's Bride fantasy wch is what I reckon this is given that I prefer scienceiction s prophetic yes scientific nature Still this had a good sense of humor sometimes that s all I ask or It starts off w this SO THERE YOU ARE YOU WORTHLESS RATWHACKER Velma Chiefcook s heavy hand ell on my shoulder like a sack of potatoes The great hall of Thengor s Academy of High Wizardry echoed with her harsh voice the huge chandelier overhead swaying the timid Cherry Bomb fire sprites inside their separate glass cellslickering with ear Even the tall brass bound doors guarding the mighty Master Thengpr s apartments shuddered on their hinges p 1 I reckon this children at the school of magic trope is a well worn path but this was published in 1993 that s 4 yrs before the extremely popular Harry Potter series so maybe Esther Friesner s sitting around wondering why SHE isn t rich instead of J K Rowling As those of you who ve been around know the word magic is usually used to mean stage magic the word magick is usually used to mean ceremonial magick Long ago I proposed to abbreviate the latter to just magik see my letter under the heeading Sound Thinking on p 14 of Kaos issue 10 London 1987 or 1988 In this bk another variation appears Majyk Tolly breathed He stared at the golden cloud above Master Thengor s bed and his beady blue eyes began to shine with greed It s the stuff that puts the spunk in our spells the energy in our enchantments the charge in our charms the can do in our cantrips Without it we wizards are nothing We could wag our wands until the unicorns come home but if we didn t have a little Majyk we wouldn t be able to turn snakes into snacks or cats into catsup p 11 2 of the main characters are a cat who s come thru into a student wizard s alternate universe the student Cat s are a mythical creature in the student s world The cat speaks in 20th century American slang I don t want to learn how to use it I said I just want to get it all back together get it off my back and get on with my life Okay don t have a cow the cat said So we get the rest of the Majyk together or you if that s what loats your boat I don t have a cow I told him Or a boat No You look like the kinda guy who s always been a little dinghy p 52 Or maybe he s just 2 tents Orbix the student wizard s world is based on airy tales Silly uestion everyone knows what happens to wolves They re worse than lemmings some ways The poor dumb animals are always getting themselves killed The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace falling down the chimneys of brick houses into big potsull of boiling water If not that they sneak into old ladies homes dress up in the grannies When Red Cried Wolf flannel nightgowns and crawl into the bed until someoneinds them panics and calls a woodchopper to come in and take care of the beast It s an awful mess Bloodstain resistant sheets pillow cases and lannel nightgowns are the most popular Grandma s Day gifts on Orbix ollowed by Wolf B Gon chimney The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing filters p 61 In other words between theun Friesner has w slang its possible misunderstandings Song of the Forest fairy tales their translation into reality there s plenty ofun to be had "All in all Friesner s use of the interplay between Earth Orbix is "in all Friesner s use of the interplay between Earth Orbix is ructiferous You guys think the wizards on this world got power Ha They re small potatoes next to my old human Now there was a wizard A computer wizard I remember one Columbus Day when he was just hacking around and he ixed it so one of those big electric news banners on Times Suare kept on scrolling You mean it s NOT A Constellation of Vital Phenomena flat signed Ronald Reagan p 92 Hacked electronic road signs DO exist regardless of whether the world is round or Frame of Reference shaped there s plenty online ab. Do you believe in MajykKendar Gangle's the worst student magician on the world of Orbix He's alop at mastering Majyk the stuff that puts spunk in.
Esther M. Friesner ✓ 7 Download141 Scandal s spitting image so to speak Yeah yeah you got it without my having to spell it out or ya Friesner does however spell it out or ya w this interesting distinction I am a witch not a wizard Wizardry s the art of making something out of nothing witchery s the art of making do with what you ve got I can make a pine cone sprout into a lovely set of pinewood urniture I can capture the image of a cat in the reflective surface of a soap bubble I can make a rock into a rocking chair but I can not make a mop out of thin air p 142 then of course there s always reading entrails Is that what surgeons do Entrails My stomach lurched All good wizards are taught how to read entrails You take a poor innocent animal give it a tidbit pat it on the head then split it open spread its insides out on a board and read the uture in the twists curves colors and markings of your victim s guts Given a choice I d rather just wait Still Life with Chickens for theuture to get here I always cut Introductory Entrails p 151 Kendar the student wizard has a Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea family AhamiliesWhere can I Paradox Bound find Dad Mom I asked Hmmm It s not meal time Killing something p 178 Your brother Basehart killed hisirst deer "when he was six years old Dad s moustache bristled with pride Just a awn it was "he was six years old Dad s moustache bristled with pride Just a awn it was he strangled it with his bare hands and I said to all my STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare friends Now there s a child of destiny p 179 A parody of romance novelsits right in But just as you are about to drown her aithless but adored name on your lips she This is a reread or me I don t even know how many times I have read it since purchasing it at least 10 years ago It is Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays funny with an anti hero who as he moves through discovery and gains knowledge switches to be a hero with all the perks a hero should have but responsibility tooOverall I would recommend thisor anyone who wants a good book they can read over and over Kind of reminds me a little bit of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony Just a touch of plod in what is
mostly a romp306 Fantasy or Humor Humor or Fantasy Majyk by Accident is both Ona romp306 Fantasy or Humor Humor or Fantasy Majyk by Accident is both On planet Orbix Kendar Gangle is known as the worst student at Thendor s Academy of High Wizardry But when he hooks up with a talking earth cat Kendar ends up with majyk than he knows what to do with Literally Esther Friesner has a great way with words Try Majyk by Hook or by Crook and Spilt Heirs too Rereading this Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All first read it 20 years ago If you like dialogue with a smart ass cat this book isor you Lots of What a Lass Wants fun doesn t take itself too seriously Good lookingorward to reading the next in the series Zoltan was predictably evil Kendar was than a little naive if not stupid Mother Toadbreath was a wonderful character Grym the cute aced Barbarian was an interesting sidekick and Scandal the talking cat was as loyal and wise like wisecracking and a delight Another Friesner hit Kendar has been at wizard school or six years during which time he s learned pretty much nothing about wizardry Master Thengor is dying he s hoarded majyk and may be about ready to divvy up some of that majyk rom his deathbed In a slapstick scene it comes to Kendar He can majyk rom his deathbed In a slapstick scene it comes to Kendar He can control it people aren t happy that he got it and a couple of the masters attempt to take it away Unsuccessfully Now he has a nemesis that is trying to persuade trick coerce blackmail extort and worse Kendar to give him the majykScandal is a cat that came through a rat hole like dimensional portal In this universe Scandal can talk has the intelligence of a person and is aware of the human culture of hisour Earth With Scandal s help Kendar escapes one attempt on his life and leaves the schoolKendar runs into sticky situations makes The League for the Suppression of Celery friends goesrom the rying pan into the ire gets a respite or two One of the Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery friends says maybe he s not an idiot that the teachers were encouraging him toail to extract tuition From there on Kendar eels self worthWhen I was a kid I loved The Three Stooges this has the same vibe The lovable nitwits getting by on luck than smarts It has going or it because it s one story and gives Kendar and his The Day Fidel Died friends room to grow Saying that I ve got to say I ve kind of outgrown The Three Stooges Jolly goodun Looking or I love love love love love this boo. Y of enemies including a jealous wizard named Zoltan Fiendlord a baby aced barbarian a diminutive demon and It's amazing what a little Majyk can ,
Out it My riend Lizard I even discussed doing it 30 yrs or so ago never did so I tip my head to all those who ve pulled it off ROGUE PANDA ON RAMPAGE TRAPPED IN SIGN FACTORY FREE KITTENS IN LEFT LANE Entering bat country OMG THE BRITISH R COMING SORRY MARIO THE PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE THE CAKE IS A LIE COPS "EVERY WHERE NAZI ZOMBIES RUN RIGHT LANE CLOSED EXPECT RAINBOWS FREE CANDY AHEAD 329 42 POOPY FINGERS THIS SIGN HAS "WHERE NAZI ZOMBIES RUN RIGHT LANE CLOSED EXPECT RAINBOWS FREE CANDY AHEAD 329 42 POOPY FINGERS THIS SIGN HAS HACKED THUG LIFE I AM BECOME DEATH EAT MY SHORTS FLYING MONKEYS AHEAD KLAATU BARADA NIKTO YOU LL NEVER GET TO WORK ON TIME HAHA NOBODY HAS EVER LOVED YOU RAPTURE AHEAD HONK IF YOU ARE WEARING A THONG SMOOTH OPERATOR wwwstuffyoushouldknowcombloggalle of course there re even websites that tell you how to do it As an advocate of Criminally Sane behavior w a sense of humor I just can t stop myself rom reproducing this How many times have you driven by an electronic road sign like one of theseThis is the ADDCO portable sign Today you see what is on the inside and how they are programmed to display important information WARNING YOU SHOULD NEVER TAMPER WITH THESE SIGNS The access panel on the sign is generally protected by a small lock but often are left unprotected Upon opening the access panel you can see the display electronicsThe black control pad is attached by a curly cord with a keyboard on the Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge faceProgramming is as simple as scrolling down the menu selection to Instant Text Type whatever you want to display Hit Enter to submit You can now either throw it up on the sign by selecting Run wout save or you can add pages to it by selecting Add page HACKER TIPS Should it will ask youor a password Try DOTS the default passwordIn all likelihood the crew will not have changed it However if they did never The Outlaw and the Upstart King fear Hold Control and Shift and while holding enter DIPY This will reset the sign and reset the password to DOTS in the process You re in yeah strictly speaking I wdn t want anyone to commit such an act thoughtlessly in a way that might endanger public safety but if the sign s not currently in use to provide needed traffic info I certainly wd get a laugh if I saw a road sign that sd something like GOD MADE ME NOT DO IT or whatever of course of course there re probably multiple Flat Earth Societies Here s a link to an example wwwtheflatearthsocietyorgcms Personally I think the Earth s hollow but it s been turned inside out theormer outside is now illed w well nigh impenetrable garbage Or maybe that s the uture The only problem with the holes was whenever a wind blew over them even a breeze you heard music It wasn t great music but the way it wandered up and down the Ichthyonic Scale was kind of hypnotic Entire civilizations ell under the music s spell Healthy men and women would just sit around in white rooms staring at shiny crystals and telling everybody how they white rooms staring at shiny crystals and telling everybody how they really Master Pasmoddle the Great rom the Age of Large Pointy Animals so they didn t need to go out and get a job Scandal scowled at Grym And I bet your tribe decided they were the giant horned hamsters huh The barbarian tried to look Who me I picked up the cube This is what Orbix looked like in the Age of Teen Death
the one that came just the age we re in now It didn t last too long we never know when the next shape shift s going to come but we got a lot of good music out of it p 95 Scandal the cat is having none of it Perhaps an honorary membership in the ISCDS International Stop Continental Drift Society is in order I changed my mind Scandal replied keeping his eyes on the path I m happier not knowing I m saner not knowing I m telling myself it was the Plate Tectonics Fairy who did it Who Yeah she got together with Tinkerbell and Glinda or a wild party one Saturday night downed a ew too many teuila and pixie dust shooters then went home and zapped Orbix so every Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul few aeons it gets the geological hiccups Gee that s amazing I was really impressed Exceptor the names you got it right p 96 She tossed a pinch of blue dust over the churning gunk in the pot then spit into it Immediately a gigantic bubble ormed itself on the surface then broke ree and bobbed across the room A perfect double of Scandal loated inside Spells until he chases an Earth cat called Scandal into a Majyk cloud Now Kendar has the biggest supply of Majyk on Orbix and an even bigger suppl. .BALLADS THE ONE THAT CAME JUST