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page 23 meme

Tagged by kerravonsen:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5.Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

However, there's no problem if you read it aloud using a different tone of voice for the quotation. The typographic analog of changing your tone of voice is setting text off by indentation, also called 'displaying'. The sentence above is much easier to read when typeset as follows:

He turned and said to me:

I've done all I'm going to. I refuse to have any further part in it. My answer is no!

and then he left.

This is from LaTeX: A Document Preparation System (hey, it's the format for my thesis).

Tagging (but only if you want to be) jcobleigh, magusjosh, silly_lilly, and kateycp2k.



hey, it's the format for my thesis

Very wise. It does better typesetting, and it isn't going to crash and eat your entire thesis five minutes before you're trying to print out the final version...
i managed not to have that book around...

but i reached out (my bookshelf is right by my bed) and grabbed the first thing...and...
I'll post this in my journal later, but here's mine:

From The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photographs and Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson:

Twenty-five years have passed since I started to look through my viewfinder. But I regard myself still as an amateur, though I am still no longer a dilettante.

The Picture Story

What actually is a photographic reportage, a picture story? Sometimes there is one unique picture whose composition possesses such vigor and richness, and whose content so radiates outward from it, that this single picture is a whole story in itself.