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Author Archives: Scott Alexander

Author’s Note 8: Textbook, Erica, Indianapolis

Art, starting with a cover for Kabbalah: A Modern Approach (I can’t find the original artist, tell me who you are so I can give you credit!): And by Tumblr user topquarkintown, Uriel stacking twelve-dimensional shapes: …and Erica: Here’s a … Continue reading

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Chapter 58: …And Now The Form Of Enion

The LORD is greater than or equal to the expression involving f(y) — kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com Evening, May 13, 2017 Citadel West I. “We’ll try this again,” said Sohu. “Look into my eyes.” I looked, I listened, I let myself fall into … Continue reading

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Chapter 57: Now Taking On Ahania’s Form…

The word of the LORD is a great deal of research activity in this area, and probabilistic algorithms have been fruitfully applied. — kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com Evening, May 13, 2017 Citadel West Sohu asked whether I wanted to help her with the … Continue reading

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Interlude ש: Obama

In 2008 Dick Cheney declined to pursue a third term due to his failing health. A delegation of the nation’s civic and religious leaders entered the National Archives after several days’ fasting and purification and, after lifting the Shroud upon … Continue reading

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Chapter 56: Agony In The Garden

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, Do you know what I know? In your palace warm, mighty king, Do you know what I know? A child, a child shivers in the cold Let us bring him silver and … Continue reading

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Interlude ר: The Shrouded Constitution

It was February 2002, and America tottered above a precipice. The Comet King was dead. The Other King was busy mopping up the shreds of resistance in the American West. Singer riots had several cities aflame. BOOJUM’s reign of terror … Continue reading

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Chapter 55: None Can Visit His Regions

I’ve reserved this space as a safety zone for pouring my empty and vain wishes. — kingjamesprogramming.tumblr.com July 1999 Siberia Overtly, the meaning of “king” is “a hereditary monarch”. Kabbalistically, the meaning of “king” is “one who fights for freedom”. … Continue reading

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Chapter 54: My Course Among the Stars

[Sorry for short chapter today, I am on vacation. Will make it up next week.] Spring 1999 Colorado So passed fifteen years. New factories rose up. New mines sunk beneath the earth. New roads crisscrossed the mountains. Laboratories, barracks, fortresses, … Continue reading

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Interlude ק: Bush

I. January 20, 2001 Washington, DC The clock struck inauguration day; unfortunately, no one had yet figured out whom to inaugurate. Absent a winner to step down in favor of, President Clinton continued to to govern. More and more grievances … Continue reading

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Chapter 53: Lover Of Wild Rebellion

Morning, May 13, 2017 New York City Alvarez’s apartment was so packed with books, bomb-making supplies, and extra people that somebody had to sleep in the closet. Erica had volunteered. She figured the former Lord High Magician of the Midwest … Continue reading