September 17th, 2004

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Contract continued, clauses 5 to 8

Just before I start, and to put this whole bureaucratic mess into perspective, or into what I feel should be perspective, papersky says some of the most profound -- and moving -- things about high fantasy I've ever read, which makes the whole contract issue seem somehow paltry and mundane in comparison. She says it here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/papersky/194396.html

Tonight's portion of the long contract will be clauses 5, 6, 7 and 8.

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Contract clauses 9 and 10

Now we get to clause 9 & 10. These are probably the clauses that everyone is curious about. Well, okay, more curious about.

So… in order to keep you all in suspense, I'm going to go on a bit about why I'm actually doing this. One: Because I want to. Two: Because contracts are something we all talk around as if they were somehow vaguely unseemly -- we can use innuendo, but not hard fact. I understand this. I even understand why, to a certain extent, this is true. It's very, very hard for FTN not to compare him or herself to other FTNs. If things are vague, and numbers aren't mentioned, than some useful information can be exchanged, but no one is crabbing. But the usefulness of that information?
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