It's 2:46am and I'm reading Clover instead of sleeping, which would be a much better idea since I'm going to be a the airport in twelve hours.
I'm still on the first volume, and I have a question: if Oruha was so unpopular/unknown, why is there a gigantic statue of her (I'm assuming it's of her, since it looks exactly like the woman singing in the video and that woman is identified as Oruha)? Secondly, why is there some sort of TV station/radio station always playing her songs?
EDIT: THE STATUE HAS CLEARLY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS NOT BEING ORUHA. I should have seen this coming.
EDIT 2: Everything has been explained. I feel like a damn fool.
On an unrelated note, I have to decide what books I'm going to take to Amsterdam and London. I've already decided on The Gargoyle, but I'm considering taking The Time Traveler's Wife, Weaveworld, The Talisman or a Robin Hobb book (Assassin's Apprentice or Renegade's Magic).
Speaking of The Gargoyle, I'd like to mention that the website for it is very unintentionally hilarious, and is the reason why I bought the book. 'One feature spans the entire book: Two acrostics are formed across the novel's thirty-three chapters. When read in order, the first letter of every chapter spells out ALL THINGS IN A SINGLE BOOK BOUND BY LOVE, derived from Dante's Paradiso, Canto XXXIII: "I saw within Its depths how It conceives / all things in a single volume bound by Love / of which the universe is the scattered leaves." The last letter of every chapter spells out DIE LIEBE IST STARK WIE DER TOD, MARIANNE, meaning "Love is as strong as death, Marianne," from the sermon by Meister Eckhart quoted in the epigraph.' That's exactly the kind of crazy thing I'd do in a novel (but how is the reader supposed to know if they haven't seen the website? Why would you leave such questionably hard work unnoticed, Mr. Davidson?).
Using this Inara icon makes me wish we could do another PB arc.