In my friend Ann Zeddies’ blog, she refers to something that happened “…For what my father’s elderly German friend used to describe as ‘too many circumstances.’ I think this was the pre-internet version of ‘because reasons!’”
I found myself reminded that I do enjoy the phrase “Because reasons!” when it appears. It must do so appropriately, of course.
The reasons must be either:
- too many to enumerate; or
- so glaringly obvious that in our fast-paced 21st century, it simply isn’t worth stopping the fascinating futuristic things we’re doing to write down something that everybody who’s anybody already knows; or
- none of your beeswax
Science fiction authors doing whimsical things to help one of their own! Can your money be better spent?
Jay Lake is fighting cancer, and the SF/F world is rallying to help with the expenses (specifically in his case: gene sequencing). Certain SF/F authors have been recruited to perform peculiar, or embarrassing, or perplexing acts, for money. The money is for Jay Lake‘s expenses; the acts are for our amusement. The list itself is worth the price of admission.
I just went over there myself and gave them some money because reasons! (1, and 2, above, not 3.)
There was an option to include a little note with your donation. After much soul-searching and agonizing, this is what I sent:
“I like whimsy. I hate cancer. Here’s my money.”
I feel that pretty much covers it.