Quester and Phorrus

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Dibbed.  --[[User:Jcowan|Jcowan]] 00:00, 29 Jan 2005 (EST)
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'''''Quester and Phorrus''''', which as the scholar [[User:Sbp|Sean B. Palmer]] has [[Andelphracian Lights|said]], is a classic journal, meaning a journal of the classics, I suppose, was founded by Frank "Quester" Phorrus and Elmo "Phorrus" Quester in -60 [[EC]].  That much is a fact, an indubitable fact.  Just what the classics might be, however, is another matter altogether.
  
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We can tell by reading the Index, available at better libraries everywhere, that by "the classics" is not meant the four classical subjects supposedly studied by the [[Brotherhood of the Lantern|Brotherhood].  This Index is issued biannually, meaning by that, of course, every two years, and not twice a year, which is correctly designated by the term "semiannually", not biannually, despite the fact that so many people ''just can't get this right'' for some reason.  The magazine itself, as opposed to its Index, comes out five times a year, as everybody knows.
  
The usual trash:
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It's quite a coup to get an article published in ''Quester and Phorrus'', although sometimes the coup is on the author rather than for him.  So it goes.  The subject matter of the articles varies from doveination to the [[Conflict That Is Not Happening]] to the [[Dŵplat]]  recension of [[Bordingbras his hatt!]]  I do not mean to suggest that lighter matters such as [[Bindlet Ball]] and [[Ghyllian reproduction]] are not covered as well; the important issue determining what goes into an issue, as you might say, is not the subject matter but rather the pompitous economic (or scholarly) tone.
  
According to the [[Council for Quezlarian Research]], Quezlar 6 himself may be the first person in recorded history other than Andelphracia to have used the lights, in his triumphant crossing of the [[Elminster Mire]]. This suggests some link between the two noted historical figures, and in a stunning break with their traditional high levels of secrecy, the [[Council for Quezlarian Research]] vice chairman [[Bysted Timperton]] is rumoured to soon be issuing an official statement of their results in, fittingly, the classic journal [[Quester and Phorrus]].
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Personally, the only part of Q & P I could stand to read was [[Doc Rockett]]'s column, which started on the last page of each issue and worked its way forward, although it was not written right to left nor top to bottom, I hasten to assure you.  And now that his sad demise has eventuated, I continue to subscribe for old times' sake, but basically it's straight from the mail slot to the compost heap, with perhaps a bit of teething exercise in between.  On the other hand, if as they say [[Bysted Timperton|Bysted]] is finally going to get a squib published soon, I'll be sure to be on the lookout for that particular issue to give it, as you might say, "special treatment".
  
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'''Citations''':  [[Brotherhood of the Lantern]], [[Andelphracian Lights]], [[Vemish]].
  
The use of dove calling patterns to determine the future and lost memories of the past is one of the most recent arts studied on which an official monograph has been published. [[Quester and Phorrus]] ran an article on the practice from The Bureau entitled "A Retrospective on Doveination." Though it  was well received, its controversial findings almost caused a coup in the academic community.
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--[[User:Jcowan|Jcowan]] 21:01, 30 Jan 2005 (EST)
  
In -51 [[EC]], however, ''[[Quester and Phorrus]]'' invited [[Doc Rockett]], for reasons that remain obscure, to create a monthly back-of-the-journal essay column, ostensibly dedicated to popularized scholarship, but with Rockett having complete editorial freedom within the bounds of good taste and libel. The first of these columns appeared in the -51/10 issue, and they followed monthly thereafter until Rockett's terminal illness.  These columns made Rockett's reputation as a "Great Explainer" of modern scholarship, and were collected into books as well, greatly increasing their readership.
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For further information, students of the [[Conflict That Is Not Happening]] should consider consulting the [[Odlucian Library]], the archives of the [[Unquisition]], and back issues of [[Quester and Phorrus]].
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On one of the walls of the [[Dŵplat]]  meeting house is graffitied a verse from [[Bordingbras his hatt!]], which, according to a recent article in [[Quester and Phorrus]], is in an early form of [[Modern Standard Ghyllian]] except for a single line in the same hand and ductus as the rest of the poem, yet which appears in no other recorded version of the poem. Since this version of the poem does not predate the original, the extra line's purpose is a befuddlement.
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Revision as of 22:01, 30 January 2005

Quester and Phorrus, which as the scholar Sean B. Palmer has said, is a classic journal, meaning a journal of the classics, I suppose, was founded by Frank "Quester" Phorrus and Elmo "Phorrus" Quester in -60 EC. That much is a fact, an indubitable fact. Just what the classics might be, however, is another matter altogether.

We can tell by reading the Index, available at better libraries everywhere, that by "the classics" is not meant the four classical subjects supposedly studied by the [[Brotherhood of the Lantern|Brotherhood]. This Index is issued biannually, meaning by that, of course, every two years, and not twice a year, which is correctly designated by the term "semiannually", not biannually, despite the fact that so many people just can't get this right for some reason. The magazine itself, as opposed to its Index, comes out five times a year, as everybody knows.

It's quite a coup to get an article published in Quester and Phorrus, although sometimes the coup is on the author rather than for him. So it goes. The subject matter of the articles varies from doveination to the Conflict That Is Not Happening to the Dŵplat recension of Bordingbras his hatt! I do not mean to suggest that lighter matters such as Bindlet Ball and Ghyllian reproduction are not covered as well; the important issue determining what goes into an issue, as you might say, is not the subject matter but rather the pompitous economic (or scholarly) tone.

Personally, the only part of Q & P I could stand to read was Doc Rockett's column, which started on the last page of each issue and worked its way forward, although it was not written right to left nor top to bottom, I hasten to assure you. And now that his sad demise has eventuated, I continue to subscribe for old times' sake, but basically it's straight from the mail slot to the compost heap, with perhaps a bit of teething exercise in between. On the other hand, if as they say Bysted is finally going to get a squib published soon, I'll be sure to be on the lookout for that particular issue to give it, as you might say, "special treatment".

Citations: Brotherhood of the Lantern, Andelphracian Lights, Vemish.

--Jcowan 21:01, 30 Jan 2005 (EST)

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