Friday, October 23, 2009

TBWCYL Day 295 - What the Heck

I am a bibliophile, which is like a pedophile but with more paper cuts. So when I read that I was going to have to deface a book for yesterday's task, I wasn't pleased. You see, I was tasked with removing a word from a book. For example I would need to take the word 'Spot' from See Spot Run and cross out all references of it from the book.

The idea of ruining a book is pretty disturbing to me. I am anal retentive when it comes to my books and if you were to check the Wonder Frog library you might not be able to tell what books have been read because I am a stickler for keeping the spines uncreased, the pages un-dog-eared and the book jackets in pristine condition. Luckily, I bought a copy of Hellboy: Seeds of Destruction a while back that had a defect in the gluing and the pages have started to separate and come out of the book. So, I saved it for this task.

Putting on my Southern Baptist persona I went about "Exorcising the demons!" so to speak. Since the main focus of the character is that he is named Hellboy, I decided that it just wasn't Christian to walk around with Hell in your name so I went through the entire book and changed his name to Heckboy. "We are cleansed".



That is all,

Newt

11 Ripples in the pond:

Erin said...

I can't believe you destroyed a book, even if it was already falling apart!! I hope you did it away from all of the other books so they didn't have to see.

Baptist, not Babtist
separate, not seperate
exorcising, not excersizing, which I think you intended to be exercising, meaning you wanted to hit the gym with the demons

ladytruth said...

You indeed rid your library from bad literature.

Lola Lakely said...

"bibliophile, which is like a pedophile but with more papercuts." This should really be the new definition of the word! In fact, I want to enter it into wikki right now! Somehow, Heck Boy doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

Soda and Candy said...

Hahahahha, Heckboy.

Gosh darn it!

Trinity said...

Dammit, I forgot to spell check this morning. I posted in a hurry.

Lola, somehow I knew you would like that line.

S&C - Thanks for watching your language.

Lizz said...

Im a bibliophile to but i love when i have enough space in the margins to write my thoughts on something or point out a spot that I may need in the future...
I'm a dork, yet if that is what makes me a dork, then Mark Twain is too!!
I also love your definition of bibliophile, it made me giggle. tee hee.

Trinity said...

Lizz, you write in your books? For Shame. I am disappointed.

Lizz said...

It's not that bad... Mark Twain did it along with many other writer's. There is no fault in what you do to remind you that in chapter 4: so and so did this. I find easier that way.

Trinity said...

It is defacing literature. Ahhhh. Mark Twain was a crazy person.

Lizz said...

is that any diffrent from me?

Trinity said...

you got me there.