So Mr Polopetsi has finally been remembered!

7 October 2015 at 22:22 (Random Randomness) (, , , , , )

A quick note to say that McCall Smith has finally remembered that there was a man called Mr Polopetsi working for the agency. The backpedalling is actually quite funny! It’s too late to save it! Your editors failed you and now everyone knows you forgot Mr Polopetsi.

SERIOUSLY. ONE OF YOUR STAFF LEAVING YOU WOULD BE A BIG DEAL. I NOTICED.

I honestly doubt he ever reads any of his fanmail. I remember shooting an email to his fanmail address about the mysterious disappearance of Mr Polopetsi, and that was waaaaaaay back in the Saturday Big Tent days. And I bet a few others must have done so, too. It’s been four books since then :O

ETA: Now I see it, and I can’t believe I never thought of this before. I bet he uses a ghostwriter. How else can he have so many continuity errors?

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Bush Tea, Detectives and more Vegan WIN!

23 January 2014 at 19:09 (Plastic Vegan, Random Randomness) (, , , , )

bushteamugOne thing since becoming vegan: I’ve become a lot more health-conscious than I was before (more health-conscious, not necessarily more pro-active). Ground flaxseed can be liberally sprinkled onto a chip sandwich and you won’t even know it’s there. I’ve also been drinking bush tea now and then. It’s actually quite nice with one stevia tablet per mug. I’ve read a lot more about the benefits of rooibos (the proper name for the bush tea plant). It’s supposed to make a really good toner, so I’ve been trying it on my face, but not sure if it’s made much difference to my complexion (which, incidentally, is worse than Mma Makutsi’s).

Speaking of Mma Makutsi, I’ve been reading the Mma Ramotswe series again, and I’m finding Mma Makutsi really irritating. Sort of like a Motswana Maya Fey. After everything Mma Ramotswe does for her, she is so damn selfish and ungrateful. Take take take take, and then dream that Mma Ramotswe is her subordinate. Go set up your own detective agency, Mma Makutsi, and see how far you get.

Another thing, I get the feeling the author is getting a bit jaded with the series, what do you think? I mean, seriously, what happened to Mr Polopetsi? Read the rest of this entry »

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