Annotations for NARCON INTERRUPTION from One Rainy Day In May.

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one half of pause symbol?

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A good enough place to pause

House of Leaves (134) – Perhaps Here is as good a place as any...

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Parameter 3

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narco - from ancient Greek ναρκῶ narkō, "to make numb".

Archons - (from Gnosticism) servants of the Demiurge, the "creator god" that stood between the human race and a transcendent God that could only be reached through gnosis. In this context they have the role of the angels and demons of the Old Testament (Wikipedia). For other use see this page

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Spiralism: A literary movement founded in the late 1960s by René Philoctète, Jean-Claude Fignolé, and Frankétienne centered around the idea that the universe is interconnected, unpredictable, and governed by chaos


the historical column in Only Revolutions

Chick lit

genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly


Picture Writing, internet kitsch

spinning rainbow wheel

like the glitch in Paradise Open

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font used by Narcon9


postil - a marginal note or comment, especially on a biblical text - what Narcons are doing in this book

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TF-Narcon^9 Isn — Empathic Registry = 00.02%

Isandorno shows very little, almost no sign of empathy.

TF-Narcon^9 Oz — Intestinal Ulceration = 01.54%

Özgür has very slight ulceration in his intestinal tract.

TF-Narcon^9 X — Epileptic Seizure Likelihood = 21.12%

Xanther is bound, or rather prone, to seizures every several days.

TF-Narcon^9 Anw — Mild Paranoia = 27.03%

Anwar is getting more paranoid, this perhaps increasing (or, by now, possibly leveled out).

TF-Narcon^9 Shn — Grief Repression = 53.32%

Shnork is restraining himself from grief, or at least trying to. He's a little more than a half repressed.

TF-Narcon^9 W — Obsessive Compulsive Disorder = 61.12%

With a little footnote stating 'if not treated,' Cas (The Wizard) is susceptible to becoming very OCD.

TF-Narcon^9 Ast — Libidinal Prerogative/Reproductive Obsolescence = 72.28%

Astair's extremely sexually frustrated, and feels she hasn't had sex, or her 'privates haven't been used' (reproductive obsolescence) in a long time.

TF-Narcon^9 L — Libidinal Organization/Pre-Adolescent Threat Exposure = 89.3%

?Showing off his pimp-moves in order to impress Hopi?

TF-Narcon^9 JJ — Addiction Proclivity = 91.44%

Although Jingjing's a recovering addict, his likelihood to relapse or partake in drugs again is extremely high, around the nicotine and heroin relapse rates.

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synaptic transmission rates

compared to fireworks. MZD used the pictures of fireworks in Xanther's chapter bubbles on page 326

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occluding the sense of self

is jingjing blocking himself and others to access his true self? Are the many untranslated passages a wall preventing readers to approach him?


Supernumerary is an adjective which means "exceeding the usual number". When used as a noun, "supernumerary" means a temporary employee, additional society member, or extra manpower, usually in a function which has a temporary contract. Its counterpart, "numerary", is a civil designation for persons who are incorporated in a fixed or permanent way to a society or group, meaning a regular member of the working staff

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Carrer de Montcada

street in Barcelona

Reader's Guide Questions: Edit

13. Who or what is a Narcon (p. 563) and what is its function? How does the description of the Narcons change your overall understanding of The Familiar (Volume 1)?

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