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Let Me Take a Moment to Collect My Thoughts

These essays are conversation between me, the voice in the writing, and a mutual friend I call the Voice of Reason.

The Voice of Reason makes a lot of pronouncements. It talks down to you, to let you know how stupid you are for questioning it. It hates questions.

I'm tired of dealing with it, so I'm just going to talk back at it. You can listen, if you want. I promise only that I will give The Voice of Reason a hard time.

There are several other characters in addition to me and The Voice of Reason.

But first, meet the Voice of Reason.

This is childish.

You're just jealous. Unlike you, I've tried to stick to the Awful Truth. Everything I say is 100% true. OK, back to the cast of characters.

Next is Rhetorical Question. Rhet pipes up and conveniently asks me leading questions.

Are there any other characters?

Glad you asked. There's one. Second Person Singular. You do what I say. You are an obedient example. You think:

So, this is what it's like to be Second Person Singular.

If you want to know more about this project, read the statement below. Otherwise, click away on the Content above;

I suggest you go through the sections in order.

Sidebars in this style usually contain offhand remarks and humorous asides. This is not an off-hand remark. It's an explanation of this style element. It's not a humorous aside, either — it's not funny. If you think this is funny, you've had enough for now.
Yellow Journalism!
All right, there are some disputed items. I'll highlight those with yellow and include details in a sidebar like this.

I don't know what you think you're in for. The writer is obviously just interested in name-calling and personal attacks. Maybe you find that amusing. Don't you think you would be better off spending your time reading NewsMax?

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