Jan 12 2013

Because reasons!


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:

  1. too many to enumerate; or
  2. 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
  3. 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.