I just wanted to comment on how much I love that Krix references some of my favorite things. Whether RAFOs – which I admittedly know from Sanderson instead of Jordan – or his reference to A Noble Circle, or his casual inclusion of XKCD (I don’t think I’m making that up, right?) or any other one of dozens of references I’ve caught, it’s awesome that he’s just casually referencing things that I normally have to introduce people to IRL
I’m sorry to say I’ve never heard of A Noble Circle before, so that must’ve been accidental (maybe I was talking about the Noble Circle of Horrorterrors from Homestuck, though I can’t find any mentions of that on my blog), but it’s fun to hear that my references are landing. 🙂
I know references can be off-putting to those who don’t get them, so I try not to rely on them too much for people to enjoy the blog without them, but I do like putting them in there. I mean, this is all about recording my thoughts, and my brain just so happens to love latching on to reference opportunities. And hey, I think they’re funny when you do get them, so why not?
It does mean some of my readers will have slightly different experiences from others, but that’s always the case, whether it’s because of references or other forms of differing life experiences and opinions, so I don’t think that’s much of a problem.
(By the way, there are probably many more subtle Homestuck nods in my blog than most of my non-Homestuck readers realize. Homestuck has a lot of little turns of phrase that can easily be woven into otherwise normal sentiments.)