Award Ceremony…Tantara! Tantara!

Posted: August 18th, 2015 under Reader Help.

Be it known to all denizens…er…citizens…er…folks who hang out around Paksworld.   The Author is delighted to thank Daniel Glover and Nadine Barter Bowlus for their excellent service in response to the Reader Help Needed request, and to present them each with a Gold Star of Meritorious Service,  specification of “Saved Author’s Bacon.”    (All rise, balloons in hand, also little party horns or you can just cheer on cue.)

Daniel, for your quick response and your accurate location of a passage needed,  I bestow this award:


Nadine, for your quick response and accurate location of the other passage needed, I bestow this award:


(Cue cheers, horn blowing, balloon releasing, and please let the honorees get to the table over there with the food and drink before you mob it.)  (Oh, the bacon dangle?  It’s got special powers…it will whirl round the chain and emit a high-pitched whistle.)  (Yes, I know, the food and drink are only virtual.  Just like the honorees can’t see their names engraved on the backs of their gold stars.  Sorry folks, the internet can do only so much in terms of instant travel.)

(And to you, software, pretending to accept image information in a comment and not doing it…you see how well THAT worked.  I can haz all the posts!)


  • Comment by elizabeth — August 18, 2015 @ 10:31 pm


    An apology to all those who in the past have also saved the author’s bacon or otherwise helped in responding to requests for help from readers. The mint wasn’t yet producing quality gold stars like this one, and also the writer’s brain was on holiday or something. Some records may have been lost as well, in the migration of comments to an archive that is not exactly easy to search so as not to exceed the author’s alloted space in the servers.

    So please, if you remember that you were not adequately thanked and feel you deserve a gold star, just fill out the eight page application prepared by the Staff Office being certain to tick all relevant boxes and answer every question in full, using only a black ballpoint pen and one letter per square…(never mind. I just fired the Staff Office) and let the author know.

  • Comment by Sharidann — August 19, 2015 @ 2:32 am


    As they say… Pray them with great praises!!!

    I am wondering…
    Is it ok for a vegetarian to save someone else’s Bacon ? 🙂

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 19, 2015 @ 4:45 am


    Thank you sir!

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 19, 2015 @ 4:46 am


    (The hashtag salute that started previous post did not go through either.)

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 19, 2015 @ 6:25 am


    Sharidann: As the Bacon in this instance is non-animal in origin–in fact, entirely non-material–I would say yes. No pigs were harmed in either its mention or its depiction. (I cannot make the same claim about the Author, however, who has partaken of the real thing on multiple occasions.)

    Daniel: You are most welcome. And apparently comments, even when accessed within the site admin’s private office, just do not accept images of any kind. It is a learning experience (sigh, for learning experiences not asked for and unappreciated.)

  • Comment by Dale — August 19, 2015 @ 1:54 pm


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  • Comment by Dale — August 19, 2015 @ 1:55 pm


    Bah, ASCII art fail 🙁

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 19, 2015 @ 3:47 pm


    It looked great in the email notification, though. Thanks! I’m lousy at ASCII art, BTW. Appreciate good ones.

  • Comment by Kathleen — August 19, 2015 @ 4:35 pm



  • Comment by Nadine Barter Bowlus — August 19, 2015 @ 11:00 pm


    Many thanks! A lovely sunset today and now this!

  • Comment by Iphinome — August 20, 2015 @ 3:57 am


    Now give three cheers, I’ll lead the way. Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurray!

  • Comment by Julia Coldren-Walker — August 20, 2015 @ 7:10 am


    That sounds like a gilbert & Sullivan quote. 🙂

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 20, 2015 @ 8:01 am


    Iphinome: Lovely! Thanks.

    Julia: It does, and a good one.

  • Comment by Iphinome — August 20, 2015 @ 8:35 am


    @Julia Coldren-Walker

    Guilty as charged. I throw myself on the mercy of the court.

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 20, 2015 @ 9:16 am


    The court says Bah, humbug. Unless we’re going to charge Gilbert & Sullivan for reusing common phrases (like “Give three cheers”).

    The court dismisses the charges and hands the accused a letter of appreciation.

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 20, 2015 @ 2:43 pm


    A medal and three cheers for finding a (reference to a) button in a pentology, plus all this talk about knitting. Pretty soon the enemy won’t be allowing our covert ops troops to bring knitting needles or tailor shears through checkpoints.

  • Comment by Jonathan Schor — August 20, 2015 @ 3:57 pm


    So give three cheers and one cheer more for the Captain of the Pinafore.

  • Comment by Iphinome — August 20, 2015 @ 8:22 pm


    *squee* *Runs off to place the letter with her other treasures*

  • Comment by Ginny W. — August 21, 2015 @ 4:09 pm


    Trumpets are blowing, drums are beating. I can’t wait to see the picture.

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 22, 2015 @ 7:47 am


    I did a quick check under the “Reader Help” tag and the oldest entries go back to August 2009. Many of the are from the “Oath on a Shelf” thread but there are others of the information look up kind as well.

  • Comment by Iphinome — August 22, 2015 @ 7:04 pm


    @Daniel Glover so one might say you made a little list?

  • Comment by Richard Simpkin — August 23, 2015 @ 2:11 am


    … but of those who would be missed.

  • Comment by Jonathan Schor — August 23, 2015 @ 4:41 am


    We know you do church singing, but have you ever done Gilbert & Sullivan?

  • Comment by Daniel Glover — August 23, 2015 @ 5:16 am


    Not that have I done.
    For my idea of fun,
    on the stage is not of them one.

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