Dogs of the Never Never : RTFM

Note: This post has been included in one of the new Chapter drafts, please refer to the Index for the current draft of the story.

Please note, this is currently a very rough draft from NaNoWriMo 2007. There will be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, flat out contradictions, and uneven characterization and pacing. (Content is also subject to constant change as I take an editing chainsaw to the story.)

“So how do you know all this anyways?” Jon leaned back in the seat trying to get comfortable. He’d unbuckle his seatbelt and lounge over the entire row but he figured that was probably illegal. Yay for seatbelt laws.

“A lot of what we know comes from the lore books. Before that it was all word of mouth. Some one at some point decided it was better written down and made a book out of it. We keep it going, adding things as we learn them, or as people postulate theories. At the moment it’s an ebook.”

“What, you have it out there where anyone could buy it?”

“Well yeah, but who’s going to? It’s mostly just gibberish to anyone who doesn’t know what’s going on. Heck it’s gibberish even to the people who do half the time. Besides, it’s priced at like one hundred buck and no one is going to pay that much for it except us.”

“And the Hindsmen, right?”

“Mm, not if they’re smart. We keep and eye on everyone who buys it, so it’s pretty easy for us to stop them if they try and they know it.”

“You’re like the Big Brother I never wanted.”


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