Dikkii passed this tag along. Normally I don't do tags but this one was so odd it caught my eye. I can't see the why of it. So I thought I'd do it and maybe find out later if it means anything.
1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.
The first four bits were easy. Well, the nearest book wasn't exactly easy. There are a lot of books within reach. I estimated the nearest and grabbed.
So, I now have 'Myths and Legends of the British Isles' by Richard Barber. It must surely pass condition 2 because it's about two inches thick.
Indeed it does. 123 pages is hardly any way into this tome. It's in a chapter called 'The Life of Merlin'. It looks ominous. Five sentences equates to nine lines down. This author must have had a big box of surplus semicolons when he wrote this. Okay, the next three sentences are:
When he felt the chains around him, which prevented him from departing for the forest of Calidon, Merlin was immediately downcast; he remained sad and silent, with all mirth banished from his face, and he would neither speak nor laugh. Meanwhile the queen came into court to visit her lord. The king appluded her arrival, as was fitting; he took her hand and told her to sit, embracing her and pressing his lips to hers.
The king here was Rodarchus, a good time before Arthur. It turned out all right in the end, even though everyone in the story is now dead.
Now I want to know what purpose, if any, it serves. Also I have to foist this on five unfortunates. That might not be easy since most bloggers seem to stop blogging soon after I visit. The tenacious ones, those immune to my Comments of Doom, are ThatGreenyFlower, DrSharna, Liz Burton, David de Beer (I know he likes this sort of thing) and Silverwerecat.
That's most of the planet covered, I think, and nobody on that list is close enough to come round and give me a hiding. So I suppose I'd better go and tell them all what I've done.
Is this why the others stopped blogging when I turned up? Did they know this was going to happen? At least one of them is an astrologer, so you never know...