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Friday, June 10, 2016
The end of spring wrapup post
My brain doesn't work well in the summers. That's the year when I first noticed that my bursts of activity were winter-spring affairs. Ever since 2010, in May/June or so I wind things up (April/May, it was in Houston). I did a wrapup in 2011. So, here we go for 2016.
This year, the stars of the show were the projects on suras 16 and 43; they're the ones which put caps on suras 23 and 39 before, and on 9 and 35 after. I did important updates to the 35 and 39 projects, as well. And of course this was the season of translating Paul Casanova. Less happily, some crow entered the menu: sura 61 was removed from the 690s and exiled beyond sura 9.
That wrapup five years ago culminated in what I was then calling "the Homiletic Chain": 41 > 28 > 32 > 35 > 46 > 38. The next season was all about suras 25 and 26, which set 41 > 25 > 26 > 27 > 28. That expansion allowed for House of War (41, 25 in its last parts). Later I pushed out Throne of Glass (27, 28, 32).
We are left with 32 > 35; we also had some orphaned suras, like 23. This year I've done a new gathering: 32 > 70 > 23 > 43 > 16 > 35. On the minus side I am much less certain of 38. 21 and 40, also, remain enigmatic to me. 39 now floats between 28 and 16, which isn't much better than when I'd "pinned" it between 22 and 35.
Not yet sure what can be made of this new chain. Three of the relevant projects are brand sparkling new. I'll work on that when the weather cools off.
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